Sunday, July 23, 2006

"The Dry Creek Base Ball Team of 1910"

The Dry Creek Base Ball Team of 1910

Photo I found of my grandfather's baseball team that played in and around the Ravenna, Nebraska area in 1910. My grandfather is standing second from the right.

The date of the photo (1910) is two years after the Chicago Cubs won their most recent World 1908!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Video from Ravenna, Nebraska - Smaha graves

My mother, Arlene Kostal Cornelius, explaining the significance of the Smaha graves in the Ravenna cemetery.

Video from Ravenna, Nebraska - Helebrant graves

As a result of a conversation with my new-found cousin, I am posting a link to video of my mother, Arlene Kostal Cornelius, talking about the grave of Lou and Josie Helebrant. This video was shot in August 2002 in Ravenna, Nebraska.

Bringing people together

It's been proven time and time again that the internet brings people together. Despite negative stories about MySpace and other social networking sites that serve as a haven for pedophiles, weirdos and the like; cyberspace does act as a conduit for people to meet , exchange information and discover new relationships.

I was reminded about it this past week as I've connected with a second cousin that I did not know existed!

To make a long story short, notes from a family photograph led to a Google search which led to this humble weblog. The kicker was the photograph my cousin was looking at was this photo! She wrote me and it has led to a series of e-mails determining our exact relationship to one another.

Turns out we are second cousins once removed!

Hopefully we will be able to exchange more photographs and family information.