Friday, June 1, 2012

Fun with Search Terms

It's time for another round of "Fun with Search Terms!" People type certain words or phrases into search engines. If the combination is right, my blog turns up in the search results. Sometimes the searches are funny. Sometimes I can provide more information to users, if only they'd comment on my blog. Either way, I enjoy the process. Please note that these searches are anonymous so I don't know who is stumbling on my blog. I just comment in the hope that they find it again.

Now on with the show. Actual search phrases are in bold.

"smith point" bahamas cemetery

I did once visit a cemetery at Smith Point on Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. I do not know the name of the cemetery. If you go to any of the Wednesday night fish-fry events at Smith Point, you will see this cemetery as it is right on the road:

Hurricanes and age took a toll on the grounds.

As you can see, the road and native shrubs were the only obstacles between the cemetery and the Atlantic Ocean.

There is also the Saint Jude Cemetery at Smith Point, but the photos above are not of that cemetery. If memory serves, Saint Jude was right down the road.

clayton genealogy library houston obituaries

The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research is one of the foremost genealogy libraries in the country. It is part of the Houston Public Library system. Though the Clayton Library does have obituaries, the best collection of obits can be found in Houston Chronicle and Houston Post archives. These are located at the Houston Public Library Central Branch downtown. Central is a different branch than Clayton, which is located in the Museum District.

Clayton Library house

The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research is a lovely setting within the Museum District. There is a large 2-story main building on the grounds. The former Clayton residence house now holds city directories and other items of historical interest. There is also another building with a meeting room where most of the events are held.

Here is a photo I took of the Clayton House, as well as its marker of recognition as a Texas Historical Landmark:

frog capital of the world

That would be Rayne, Louisiana. If you ever get a chance to visit, take a tour of the frog murals.

If you have a genealogical interest in Rayne, my Bourgaux line is there. Also check out the song Rayne, Louisiana by Bruce Robison just because.

Janet Hovorka blog

Janet writes The Chart Chick blog. It is part personal genealogy blog, part Family ChartMasters blog, and all sorts of awesome.

husband painted my wife is a cheater on their house

When did this happen? Why would you paint your own house? How did this search string lead to my blog. Some questions can't be answered.

That's it for now. Thanks for playing!

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