Archive for August, 2014

AJ Cousin Connection: Lon Chaney

by Eowyn Langholf  Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is the horribly fabulous Lon Chaney.  He soared to fame during the era of silent films, excelling in the horror genre with movies like Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.  He became very well known for his tortured and grotesque portrayals and for his […]

AJ Cousin Connection: Neil Armstrong

by Eowyn Langholf  Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is Neil Armstrong, astronaut and first man to walk on the moon! Born August 5, 1930,  in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neil died two years ago today, August 25 at the age of 82.  Some fun facts about Neil: 1. In high school, Neil took up the baritone horn (kind […]

AJ’s Cousin Connection: Frank Sinatra

Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is legendary crooner Frank Sinatra!Born December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra was a singer, actor, director, film producer and conductor, well known for songs such as “Fly Me to the Moon”, “The Lady is a Tramp” and “My Way”. Some fun Frank facts: 1. His birth was a traumatic one – he […]

Cousin Connection Tip #5: Getting a Date

by Abby Glann Hi Cousins! As you are going along entering your family in one of the fantastic collaborative genealogy sites we talked about last week, an important thing to include are dates. This may seem obvious to some but not so much to others.They make a huge difference when trying to connect with others, […]

AJ’s Cousin Connection: Joe DiMaggio

by Eowyn Langholf Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is baseball great, Joe DiMaggio. Born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Joe earned the nicknames “Joltin’ Joe” and “The Yankee Clipper”.  Joe played his entire 13 year career for the New York Yankees.  He is best known and still holds the record for his 56 game hitting streak! Joe was […]

AJ Cousin Connection: Al Roker

by Eowyn Langholf Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is the well known weather anchor from Today – Mr. Al Roker! I predict 100% chance of cousin connecting! Here are seven things you may or may not know about Al: 1. Al does not like coconut. 2. He doesn’t go to horror movies. 3. Al likes pie. […]

AJ Cousin Connection: Sigmund Freud

Post by Eowyn Langholf  Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is Austrian neurologist and founding father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.  Some interesting things about Dr. Freud: 1. Freud was an avid smoker, first of cigarettes, and then he switched entirely to cigars.  By 1923, he had developed cancer of the jaw. Physically sick and tired, Freud committed […]

AJ Cousin Connection: Patrick Swayze

by Eowyn Langholf Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is actor Patrick Swayze, who was born on this day, August 18, in 1952, and is perhaps best known for his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost. Fun Facts About Patrick: 1. His first professional appearance was as a dancer. He played “Prince Charming” in “Disney on Parade”. […]

“I Am A Cousin” – Meet Matt!

by Eowyn Langholf Hi Cousins!  I’d love to introduce you to cousin Matt.  He was nice enough to be my first victim volunteer to answer some questions so the world could get to know him a little better.   Without further ado, meet Matt: Me: You’re 15.  When did you first get into researching your […]

AJ Cousin Connection: Napoelon Bonaparte

by Eowyn Langholf  Today’s AJ Cousin Connection is Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter part of the French Revolution. Here are some fun facts about Napoleon: 1. Often credited with originating the phrase “a picture is worth 1,000 words,” what Napoleon actually said was “A good […]

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