Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bebo, Inc uses your AOL log in

Bebo, Inc.: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek: "Company Overview

Bebo, Inc. operates a social networking site. It enables members to connect friends, as well as share photos, and discover new interests. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of May 14, 2008, Bebo, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of AOL LLC.

Bebo Rumoured To Be Sold; Executive Denies

It was recently reported that AOL LLC is looking at selling Bebo, Inc. for around $200 million. However, Bebo denied all sale rumors. "The whole thing is ridiculous and there is no truth in it at all," said a Bebo spokesperson.

Bebo Inc. Launches 'Social Inbox'

Bebo Inc. made it easier for Internet users to manage their online life by providing users with a one-stop 'Social Inbox' that combines e-mail, social networking and media recommendations in one easy-to-use interface. Designed to allow consumers to organize their lives online, Bebo's Social Inbox makes it simple for users to keep in touch with the information and people who are important to them. The Social Inbox aggregates feeds and updates from Twitter, Flickr,, YouTube, AIM and others, so users can see at-a-glance what's going on in their online world.

Bebo Inc. Appoints Bebo Inc. Appoints Nicole Vanderbilt to the New Role of Head of International Expansion

Bebo Inc. has appointed Google's head of industry marketing Nicole Vanderbilt to the new role of head of international expansion. Vanderbilt will be responsible for driving Bebo's business and membership internationally, initially focusing on France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. She joins from internet giant Google, where she held the role of head of industry marketing in Europe and later in India. Vanderbilt will be based in Bebo's London office."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dool Family Homepage

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

the end of an era and this blog

Product Notification - AOL: "This page contains information regarding the shutdown of AOL Hometown and Journals (blogs).

The AOL team want to let you know about upcoming changes that will affect your current Hometown and Journals experience.

As of 31 October 2008, AOL Hometown and AOL Journals will be shut down. We urge you to save your content immediately to avoid losing any information."

from my e mail:-

Dear AOL Hometown/FTP user,

We regret to inform you that AOL Hometown/FTP is shutting down on 31 October 2008. After this date your content will no longer be available and will be deleted.

In order to save your valuable data we suggest you save your AOL Hometown/FTP content as soon as possible and we have provided a webpage with detailed instructions on how to do this. Please click here or go to this URL to receive more information on how to save your content.


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my old AOL home page

Family History Research

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Family History Research


Hugh Watkins

photo by Manja Kristoffersen

How you can start

First:- get a bound notebook and write down what you know. Backs of envelopes get lost.

Second:- ask your oldest living relatives what they know and write it down. Go through the old photographs with them and write the details on the back *in pencil*.

Third:- Get organised, whilst traditional methods of filing data on paper and cards are fine, I use Family Tree Maker 2006

Do not purchase the boxed sets - which are irrelevant for most people - but the single CD in a flat pack is the best value for money Shopping or .Shopping

Fourth:- Record sources of all data - learn to useto add sources to all data -  more Help !

Fifth and Sixth

 - a fast connection AOL Broadband Platinum and an annual subscription to

At first just log on as a guest and experiment with the freebies 1881in the  U.K Census Collection and U.K. Census Free Sample    prices

Are you stuck ?

Well you can ask for help. Where?

Read books. Read "how to" web pages.Usenet or Hughsnet

(2) Search the web for other peoples' research using Google -

. . . . HINT search "your name" + genealogy

(3) Join societies relevant to your interests.

I belonged to the Society of Genealogists in London because of their wonderful library, and I was in the Guild of One-Name Studies  because I am researching LAPHAM  and BARTLEY; and the Gwent Family History Society because my WATKINS  ancestors come from Llanfair Kilgeddin in Monmouthshire, Wales UK and I subscribe to  because I love their  census indexes and image quality.

(4) Email me - I do simple look-ups for free and  will give a quotation for extended research taking days of my time.

My specialities include Denmark, England and Wales and I have a broad general  knowledge of genealogy



Never assume or guess. You will get stuck.

The majority of primary sources are NOT, repeat NOT, on the web.

Use the web as an index to original documents, and verify all your data, even family

members can lie about ages and "forget" embarrassing events.

Take care .. there are errors on all websites, including the biggest, where some

amateurs have uploaded unchecked trees  full of mistakes or assumptions.


Work in Progress

this page updated September 11 2005  by Hugh Watkins

To find a Message Board
where you can share data

enter a surname

or a country or a county

or a topic,  like an occupation, census or adoption or . . .


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Monday, February 11, 2008

My parents, and my home

My parents, and my home: "My = 'Sentimental journey', Home

Dedicated to my parents: Edward Morton Duvall Jr. and Della Lee Henderson

If I, as a about to be born child, could search the earth to select my about to be parents,
I would have chosen them!
They taught me compassion, trust, guided me, and most of all, gave me love!
I will miss them until the day I go to meet them, again!"

music warning!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007



a wandering bear

Thursday, October 11, 2007

AOL genealogy chatters today


Tuesday, May 01, 2007


CShaw on AOL wrote:-

I enjoy a variety of interests such as gardening and music but my long time favorite has been researching my family history. See link for homepage below for direct ancestors' surnames & Ohio genealogy websites. obsession