Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This Day in Family History

So, the other day, I thought of adding a "this day in history" for this blog.  Since there were nearly 10,000 individuals in the tree, I figured that there would be some birth, marriage, death, or other event on any given day that I could blog about.  I also thought that Family Tree Maker would make my life easy by just filtering the day in using its pretty powerful database tools.

Such was not the case on a number of levels. Mostly, the filtering doesn't really exist in an easy format (easy for how I wanted to use it).  I could filter in once on birth, once on marriage, once on death, etc.  This would give me a list of individuals.  But there wasn't a good way to see which of those vital facts existed on a given day.  I've not given up yet, but I think that it is likely going to be a much more limited endeavor.

In any case, in "this day in history" in my extended family tree, at least one item of particular note:

Today, June 27th in my very extended family history (in 1939), Patrick Joseph Eagan was born in Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. (Hopefully my Uncle Pat is proud of that proper citation form including City, County, State, and Country). Patrick Joseph Eagan is my mom's older brother. They are the children (along with Kathleen and Maureen) of Austin Eagan and Mary Frances Maloney Eagan.

"U.P." as I've been referring to him is on one of his many trips.  He is on a cruise in and around Norway -- as he described it: "fourteen days along the Norway Coast and in a number of its fjorrds and then we will be back here [Amsterdam] and then to Prague."

Here he is, back in the post-Marines, IBM days.

Happy Birthday, Uncle Pat!


  1. Great picture, isn't it? Today my lovely wife and I are in Prague getting ready for our Elbe River cruise.

  2. Enjoy the waters . . . and enjoy the reactions to the Court's decision today.

  3. hey, why did you not start with your mom and dad?

  4. Mom: It was the day AFTER that. I won't forget, though.