Links to Sites of Interest
This link should lead to a story shown on Alabama television station
ABC33/40 about the singing school Camp Fasola held last week near
This is one indication of the south as the main area for the continuation of this traditional a capella singing. The only camp-school teaching the singing is in central Alabama. Any of you Texas or California Dunagans who had ancesters migrate west through AL & MS probably carried some of this music along with them.
In terms of the music, there are some interesting singing postings on YouTube if you search for key words such as "Sacred Harp" or "fasola." One interesting presentation features a single person singing "Ecstacy" with no accompaniment. The tradition is for group singing, but people still take the songs home with them and sing them alone, sometimes.Take a look at this site. It has LOTS of links.
This Site will take you to Northern Ireland, and it lists three different lists. One is an index to the 1858-c.1920 wills and letters of administration another is The Ulster Covenant, who on 28 September 1912, signed the Ulster Covenant, and of the women who signed the parallel Declaration. In total, the Covenant was signed by 237,368 men, and the Declaration by 234,046 women. And lastly, of Freeholders' records with lists of people entitled to vote, or of people who voted, at elections. They are all searchable.
This is just a start. I know that many of you have links that would be of interest to all of our DOAS's, so I would like you to email me with a short discription and the URL
The General Register Office (GRO) is responsible for the administration of marriage and civil partnership law and the provision of a system for the civil registration of births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and adoptions. The office is a branch within the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, which is part of the Department of Finance and Personnel.
This link is to a message that contains many references to DOAS's in Ireland, NY,NJ, and the midwest.
The National Archives offers insight into the lives of people, their families and our history. Because the records at the National Archives come from every branch of the Federal government, almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community in the archives. Knowing how a person interacted with the government is key to a successful search.
Established as Kentucky's 115th county, Lee County was either named for Lee County VA or in honor of General Robert E. Lee on March 1, 1870 from part of Breathitt, Estill, Owsley, and Wolfe Counties.
This is a site about all kinds of DOAS's
which we may find of interest
Ramelle Dunagan Wilhite