Genealogy Blog - Comments http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/ en Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:19:16 +0200 Geneanet 2012 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dotclear Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - LJA http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74912 urn:md5:341fc158ccbb45112c3c66482d89c70f Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:19:16 +0200 LJA <p>What a jerk !<br /> I have a few stories in my family that I am not necessarily proud of. However you can't change your ancestry.</p> <p>Advice to Ben Affleck<br /> Get a Life !!!</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Big Tom http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74910 urn:md5:b16235d7e168caba9d179311ea97b812 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:29:44 +0200 Big Tom <p>It's a part of history.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Jean Eichhorn http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74909 urn:md5:03e7f40e23a0d87c9572d5bd8c93530f Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:57:19 +0200 Jean Eichhorn <p>I have researched genealogy for over 25 years. One's genealogy is exactly that, theirs. In any genealogy the person doing the research has the right to not publish parts. Their reasons are their own, unless WikiLeaks chooses to invade their privacy.</p> <p>Slavery has existed as long as mankind. We don't get up in arms about Egyptian slaves building the pyramids. I may personally think it is shallow to try to hide a record of slave ownership; but, perhaps Mr. Affleck just did not want demonstrations at his next movie premier. Choosing to not make it public is NOT the same as trying to eradicate the information. We, the viewing public, do not own his family history.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Paul Lesassier http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74908 urn:md5:efba2364e5f9563a5fd7a655da5065e3 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:05:28 +0200 Paul Lesassier <p>We should be more concerned with WikiLeaks for the “indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information.” Who has time to scan through personal emails and judge what may or may not be suitable material for the public domain. They then assert to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of their company and its more than 6,000 employees ? What about his right to the same ? I vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks’<br /> invasion of privacy.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Alton Rogers http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74907 urn:md5:798ae2fd89d07e06bdea7e8a3794d8f0 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:59:16 +0200 Alton Rogers <p>Ben doesn't realize if it were not for all his ancestors he would not be here. I'll bet his ancestors are proud of him too.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Janice clark http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74898 urn:md5:dc61692952f2970104c203425e9031f0 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:26 +0200 Janice clark <p>I think Ben Affleck lives in an alternate universe. Slaves were a valuable asset &amp; were joint partners in creating this great country.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Jeri http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74896 urn:md5:f8d37e983d77dec92ff8287e17bfef33 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:16:19 +0200 Jeri <p>How sad for him to act this way. My GGGGGGUncle brought the first ship load of slaves in 1618. Not ashamed of this.. i WOULD NO</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - C Whisler http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74895 urn:md5:d77e2054beeddd37a1dec40f35cc40f4 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:25:54 +0200 C Whisler <p>He had absolutely nothing to do with public domain and myriad of other documents. Why anyone should even attempt to alter records of someone else's life is nothing but a stupid Hollywood mentality like Ben Affleck. Ignore him as he should be! PBS might fall for his BS and succumb to having the episode archived. but certainly not destroyed. How many hundred valid members of the tree would be obliterated because of the total egotistical act of lies to salve his imagined egotism.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Jo http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74894 urn:md5:731d921ed03298201bc6eb8b756d0775 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:01:04 +0200 Jo <p>So whats he thinking, 2/3rds of the slaves were white, the rest were black. He had no control over his ancestors. I want the real story.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Alice Gonzalo http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74893 urn:md5:bd7ebfdc17e6cee2edf19fdf60e95101 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:32:35 +0200 Alice Gonzalo <p>I am not surprised that Ben Afleck would do this. I'm sure his image means more to him than the truth. But Louis Gates, where is your integrety? I loved this show but won't watch again since I can't believe that what is being presented is the whole truth.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Alice Gonzalo http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74892 urn:md5:4601fd92a79971c5737ddfba8efc0bc9 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:32:34 +0200 Alice Gonzalo <p>I am not surprised that Ben Afleck would do this. I'm sure his image means more to him than the truth. But Louis Gates, where is your integrety? I loved this show but won't watch again since I can't believe that what is being presented is the whole truth.</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Elmer L. Wilson http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74891 urn:md5:177a7de3a4571b6868a3537090e74789 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:10:00 +0200 Elmer L. Wilson <p>Pathetic, I believe, on everyone's part. Historical fact and Genealogy kind of go together. 'Reckon?</p> Ben Affleck Reportedly Asked PBS To Censor His Slave-Owning Ancestor - Clayton Rhodes http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ben-Affleck-Reportedly-Asked-PBS-To-Censor-His-Slave-Owning-Ancestor.html#c74889 urn:md5:3dda1f6a09cf85da38b53b9703186140 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:46:19 +0200 Clayton Rhodes <p>How stupid can he be? He needs to get some historical perspective. Many of our founding fathers had slaves. Even Benjamin Franklin had two whom he eventually freed. He also advertised slaves for sale in his publications. Should we remove the images of these bigots from our currency, rename our capital city and sandblast their images from Mount Rushmore??? What a moron.</p> Rob Lowe's Learns He Is a Descendant of European Soldier Who Fought Against American Independence - Kim http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/04/Rob-Lowe-s-Learns-He-Is-a-Descendant-of-European-Soldier-Who-Fought-Against-American-Independence.html#c74849 urn:md5:13a35128c9ae3f8536b82084d66e57fa Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:49:25 +0200 Kim <p>I think it would have been better for Rob Lowe to be in the DAR through Jacob Hepler instead of through his Hessian grandfather who fought AGAINST the colonists. It appears he stayed here after the war because there was nothing much for him to go back to in Germany. Staying here was essentially self serving. I'm baffled about him being labeled a "Patriot" simply because he paid a tax? Didn't everyone pay taxes?? How does a person go from being an enemy soldier to being in the DAR just for paying a tax? Sorry but in my opinion that does not make him a Patriot. The true Patriots fought FOR and many died FOR this country so I would not put this Hessian soldier in that group. I think the DAR was star struck and that helped immensely with Rob Lowe being welcomed with open arms. They really should have done the story on his Grandfather Hepler who WAS a Patriot. That would have made far more sense and would have reflected more favorably on the DAR.</p> Are You Related to Clint Eastwood? - Wanda steorts http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/05/Are-You-Related-to-Clint-Eastwood.html#c74803 urn:md5:8b08e5a96160b67bf97360dfdc8be39f Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:04:23 +0200 Wanda steorts <p>I see that Clint Eastwood is related to William Bradford. I'm also related to William Bradford he is my 8th great grandfather . My grandmother is a Steele..who is related to William Bradford.</p> Meter Television Are Searching For Americans With Swedish Ancestry For a Reality TV-Show - Larry Erickson http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Meter-Television-Are-Searching-For-Americans-With-Swedish-Ancestry-For-a-Reality-TV-Show.html#c74771 urn:md5:8b989b9a7d24eb894d54ef442febc51d Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:00:59 +0200 Larry Erickson <p>Would you consider running this program on Public TV in Minnesota? I work for the Public station in Duluth MN and have traveled to Sweden. I think this would be a great fit for our market. Please contact me.</p> Are You Related to Lizzie Borden? - Brandy Bonham http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/07/Are-You-Related-to-Lizzie-Borden.html#c74757 urn:md5:536a7f388bd783e6cd10c46304bfea66 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:26:13 +0200 Brandy Bonham <p>I am related to Lizzie Borden on my dad's side.</p> Are You Related to Edgar Allan Poe? - melissa http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/01/Are-You-Related-to-Edgar-Allan-Poe.html#c74743 urn:md5:cdf9fbea0f731a3d936f8c1a0dc5d6d4 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:39:19 +0200 melissa <p>My husbands great grandmothers name was emma cleo poe. They are related for sure. Cool!</p> Contract Worker at National Records Center in St. Louis County Fired for Mishandling Draft-Card Information - Jean-Yves BAXTER (jyb) http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Contract-Worker-at-National-Records-Center-in-St-Louis-County-Fired-for-Mishandling-Draft-Card-Information.html#c74728 urn:md5:2fd140ef86ce04380a06bc45595a6ee1 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:43:54 +0200 Jean-Yves BAXTER (jyb) <p>The link is still correct but here is another one if you can't read it: <a href="http://today.newsdirectory1.com/contract-worker-at-national-records-center-fired-for-mishandling-draft-card-information/" title="http://today.newsdirectory1.com/contract-worker-at-national-records-center-fired-for-mishandling-draft-card-information/" rel="nofollow">http://today.newsdirectory1.com/con...</a></p> Contract Worker at National Records Center in St. Louis County Fired for Mishandling Draft-Card Information - Kathy LPV http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Contract-Worker-at-National-Records-Center-in-St-Louis-County-Fired-for-Mishandling-Draft-Card-Information.html#c74727 urn:md5:8cbcb2077896c20b55c5d366b14d7035 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:37:01 +0200 Kathy LPV <p>Right On Janet !!! We Taxpayers are being doubly duped by Ancestry, et al, Genealogy Corporations! No Government should be paying Ancestry or any other Genealogy Co. to "digitize" - PUBLIC data. 1.) because they turn around &amp; charge us, J. Q. Public, to access our own data. 2.) thousands of researchers can't get to an Archive &amp; MUST rely on the Net to find their family info! I'm close enough that I can go to an Archive &amp; get that data.<br /> * Worst of all, Ancestry has been buying up Genealogy Websites &amp; Computer Program Co's: Family Tree Maker, Genealogy.com, &amp; who knows how many others! Bought on J Q Public's back!<br /> * The early 2000s had many FREE sites, now there are only a few left [ISTG (Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild), FamilySearch (LSD), Ellis Island, &amp; some ethnic sites.] Ancestry changed all that &amp; now Genealogy belongs up there, in the "Fortune 400" group.</p> <p>As to this story . . . How Come - when I click on "Source &amp; Full Story" - the text of this article is blocked out? Why is that? Has Ancestry, the Government, or the Source site redacted this article? I tried it several times, each time there are only thick lines of grey - NO text!</p>