Mesa FHExpo 2010 Contest: Entry #3

Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | by Mark Tucker

Submitted by Nancy Hill


Ken Hill,           1929

Ken Hill, 1929

Oh No! Genea-Speak Award needs new Logo

Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | by Mark Tucker


National Genealogical Society image

It wasn’t until after I pressed publish on my last post that the recognition was made.  It appears that the Genea-Speak award has used the logo from the National Genealogical Society.

Maybe footnoteMaven or someone else with a designer’s eye and Photoshop skills will design a new logo for the Genea-Speak award.

More Receive the Genea-Speak Award

Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | by Mark Tucker



What an honor it is to be listed among the recipients of the Genea-Speak Award.  I feel doubly honored as I was nominated twice.  Thank you DearMYRTLE and Janet Hovorka for your kind recognition.

At this time I can track the following recipients:


Boy Scout & Scout Masters Handbooks on Google Books

Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | by Mark Tucker


Today is the official kickoff audiocast to start the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America was organized in 1910 and within the first few years two key handbooks were created:

In doing some research on Scouting history, I decided to check out Google Books to see if it hand any early Scout texts.  I was pleased to find fully scanned images of the handbooks.  It is at the troop level that Scouting happens and the two main roles are the Scout Master and the boy Scouts.


The Official Handbook for Boys

The purpose of this handbook as stated in its preface:

In order that the work of the boy scouts throughout America may be uniform and intelligent, the National Council has prepared its “Official Handbook, ” the purpose of which is to furnish the patrols of the boy scouts advice in practical methods, as well as inspiring information.

The copy on Google Books is copyright 1911:



Boy Scouts of America Kickoff 100th Anniversary with Audiocast

Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | by Mark Tucker


BSA 2010

On Thursday, December 10th, the Boy Scouts of America will kickoff its centennial celebration with an audiocast.

Those presenting are:

Randall Stephenson,
AT&T Chairman and CEO and 100th Anniversary Chair

 John Gottschalk,
BSA National President

 Bob Mazzuca,
Chief Scout Executive

 Tico Perez,
BSA National Commissioner

 Jack Furst,
BSA National Executive Board


Register by 6:55 p.m. Eastern time to be eligilble for audiocast giveaway prizes:

  • Two tickets to Gala Twenty-Ten, a very special and elegant 100th Anniversary event in Washington, D.C. on February 9, 2010. One night’s hotel stay is included.
  • A signed, limited and special edition print of Joseph Csatari’s 100th Anniversary painting.
  • A specially packaged, limited edition U.S. Mint commemorative coin honoring BSA’s 100 years.


Come join the fun and learn what you can do to help BSA support 100 years!

Mesa FHExpo 2010 Contest: Entry #2

Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | by Mark Tucker


Submitted by Sheri Fenley


Stanley Beffort
Salina, Kansas
(c) 1953

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