Monday, February 26, 2007


Sharpton - Thurmond Family Link

Genealogists from say the Rev. Al Sharpton's great-grandfather was a slave owned by the family of late Sen. Strom Thurmond, best known for advocating segregation. (Source: AP via


Monday, February 19, 2007


Eddy Duchin in 1930 Census

We found Eddy Duchin, popular pianist and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s, listed in the 1930 Census. His household included the following members: Frank Duchin 45, Tillie Duchin 45, Edward Duchin 21, Lillian Duchin 16. In the 1920 Census, he's listed as Edwin.


Thursday, February 8, 2007


Anna Nicole Smith (1967-2007)

Anna Nicole Smith died Thursday at a South Florida hospital after being discovered unconscious in her hotel room. The reality TV star, Playboy Playmate and former Guess model was 39. (Source: AP via Chicago Tribune)


Friday, February 2, 2007


Jack Benny in 1910 Census

We found Jack Benny listed in the 1910 Census. His household included the following members: Meyer Kubelsky 46, Emma Kubelsky 39, Bennie Kubelsky 16, Florence Kubelsky 9, Julia Miller 20. We also located his WWI draft card!


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