We all Google different names; our name, our friends, our enemies and our ancestors. Along with Google, I am an avid movie fan, and try to imagine my surprise when I Googled two of my distant relatives and saw that movies had recently been made, both shown last year, one on television and one in the theater.
The first was about Georgia O'Keeffe. The movie was made about her life, and it was appropriately titled, "Georgia O'Keeffe" and aired on the Lifetime channel. I never knew that, until the Google search. Fortunately for me, I was able to rent the movie from Redbox for $1 and watch the wonderful cast of Joan Allen, Ed Begley Jr., Jeremy Irons and Tyne Daly. The story covered her life, centering on her relationship with her husband. The only genealogy information I gleaned from the movie was how her mother died. What a thrill to see a movie about my 4th cousin once removed. A short movie trailer on the movie is on YouTube. I wrote about Georgia in January 2010.
The second name I discovered a movie connection to was, John Anderson Adams, my great-granduncle. John was originally from Michigan and moved to Beeville, Bee Co., Texas. In this case, I just googled his name, and up popped a movie called, "Extract" which was released the first week of September 2009, and it is based a little on his life. In order to view the movie, I had to obtain it from my local library for free. I was impressed with the cast of Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Gene Simmons and several others. It was a comedy, and I'll leave the review to the professional critics. The Adams Extract Company issued a press release at the time the movie opened. Below is part of that release.
My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.
For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.
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