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Ewing, David Neal, Research Report: Euline Benbow's Files
Ewing Family J., Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2009), pp. 1-6.
David Neal Ewing reports his conclusions stemming from research concerning a confusing statement about John of Carnashannagh that appears in Fife's Ewing in Early America (pp 54-55). His article also provides some lesson-learned advice about conducting genealogical research.
Ewing, Jane, Tombstone Genealogy (PDF)
Ewing Family J., Vol. 17, No. 2 (May 2009), pp. 9-10.
"There are many articles providing technical tips and descriptions of the tools needed to rub tombstones or incised memorial brass lids that cover coffins.1 This article is not one of them. Rather, it is an article about exploring one's desire to rub or not to rub a tombstone. I do not propose that the act of rubbing a tombstone is always a good practice. I do intend to look at the reasons people sometimes have to rub them."
Ewing, Jeff Scott, Ewing-related Historical Data (PDF)
J. Clan Ewing, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 2007), pp. 42-46.
This article indicates the value of collecting, organizing and reporting information about the geographical, geological, political, philosophical, scientific, religious, etc. context in which our ancestors lived - collectively, our ancestors' sociological context. The online version updates the list of sources appearing in the printed version and provides numerous links to source information regarding the Ewing heritage.
James R. McMichael, Dates and Calendar Change
J. Clan Ewing, various issues, 1995-1996.
Until 1752, the 25th day of March was the first day of the year. And March was considered the first month. In 1752, the first day of the year was changed to be January 1st, and on September 2nd, when the people went to bed the next morning was September 14th, the calendar having eleven days removed. This was done in order to get the calendar in sync with the sun time. People did not like being older than what they really were in actual days. Some people changed their birth date. This included George Washington; he was born 11 Feb 1731/2 and changed it to 22 Feb. This mid-1700s shift of dates, and other aspects of determining dates for genealogical records, are discussed in these articles.