SparkPeople Genealogy Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=428 Are you interested in Genealogy? Here you can chat with others who share a similar interest and are working toward a healthier lifestyle. SparkPeople Genealogy Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=428 Question of the day January 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66062784 What season inspires you to work toward your healthy living goals more? What season hinders you from reaching those goals? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f6d1afa-1562-49c6-9d94-b56f80b6785e.jpg"> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:44:04 EST Question of the day January 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66055457 Did you watch the Presidential Inauguration ceremony today? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/489ebba7-ac1a-4e75-9fdb-7a2048074754.jpg"> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:28:40 EST Question of the day January 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66049401 What hobbies do you enjoy? How did you get started on them? Which ones do you spend the most time on? Does the time spent on them vary with the seasons? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5cd2704-8945-465e-bbf5-5b7684f23da0.jpeg"> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:30:36 EST Question of the day January 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66035310 Do you prefer gloves or mittens? Knit or leather? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a98a2279-3ab2-475b-bcba-92aad6c9a0b2.jpg"> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:30:26 EST Question of the week 15-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66031063 What do you do with "dead Ends" <BR> <BR> First I check all the siblings, I find quite often there is more information about one of them. If that doesn't work I move on and revisit it from time to time Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:42:00 EST Question of the day January 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66025295 Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Do you attend any special services or programs in honor of the Civil Rights leader? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d83a065a-b75f-4837-93c0-27940f53a0ae.jpg"> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:19:56 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x66015645 Hi, I'm new here. I'm married, have 2 kids. (boys, 8 and 2 1/2). I'm hoping to shed the 40 lbs I'm still hanging onto from my last pregnancy. I'm a dialysis RN, and my only "hobby" is geneaology. I'm working on taking all our lines back as far as I can to make a book for the boys. My husband and I both did our DNA through ancestry and that's helped confirm some lines. Piece of advice though, don't do it unless you're ready for surprises. <BR> <BR> Excited to be here! <BR> Margaret Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:08:17 EST Question of the day January 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66014853 Today is National Hat Day. Do you wear hats? Why or why not? If you do, what kind do you wear? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51ff4569-288b-4d5c-b888-229e6ecffa42.jpg"> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:41:36 EST Question of the day January 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66007386 Today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. Do you have a pet? Do you dress him or her up? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2bb1a6cb-20c6-4c10-a99f-95963295b667.jpg"> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:45:46 EST Question of the day January 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x66000332 Do you track things like heavy cleaning, moving furniture, painting, yardwork, etc. on your Spark People fitness tracker? If not, why? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84638f08-7505-45df-b1fc-028f8102c76b.jpg"> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:53:39 EST Question of the day January 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65991769 OK, we’re two weeks into 2017. If you made any New Year’s resolutions, have you been able to keep up with them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18a77e7c-a960-4abd-a66e-79922702dbc3.jpeg"> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:19:38 EST Question of the day January 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65985022 Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This is a serious problem here in the United States, as well as worldwide. Are you familiar with human trafficking &amp; the signs of it? If not, please learn. You may save a life. <BR> <BR> Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c34332c-8b61-40d2-882e-2440dfccd64d.jpg"> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:32:11 EST Question of the day January 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65978243 If you have to get out of the house &amp; drive somewhere, do you prefer to get out in the rain or in snow? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68445817-017f-46f7-a711-c484adf8cae0.jpeg"> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:04:26 EST Question of the day January 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65969414 Today is National Static Electricity Day. Do you have a problem with static electricity? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/689f8d7a-026c-44f0-ad0c-b756d5bffd6e.jpg"> Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:23:10 EST Question of the day January 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65961906 Who cleans off the snow at your house? You, someone else in your house, a neighbor or someone you pay to do it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f0cdbaa-2909-4d1b-ab92-52e009d06f27.jpeg"> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 13:52:10 EST Question of the day January 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65954062 What do you do with leftover pizza? Eat it cold - Reheat it - Trash it - Give it away - What leftover pizza?! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eaae57ec-9514-4bed-a7b4-327aa3a4b6b7.jpeg"> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 12:27:59 EST Question of the day January 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65946843 It’s now 2017. If you are speaking this year, how do you pronounce it? Is it two thousand sixteen or is it twenty sixteen? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41a03ecb-ffbe-4a31-8ff7-060df644a053.jpeg"> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:16:42 EST Question of the day January 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65939563 What is your favorite quote? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a634c2d3-b0dc-4bbd-a96a-012ad9299008.jpeg"> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:10:04 EST Question of the day January 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65933552 Have you done any of the Spark People challenges? If so, which ones have you done? Which one was your favorite? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52fc6f7c-3293-4d01-94e3-b5c04aa0ad0b.jpg"> Wed, 4 Jan 2017 18:29:14 EST Question of the day January 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65923414 Have your taken all of your Christmas decorations down yet? If not, when do you plan of doing that? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10b7d81c-d691-4401-bc79-5556f29d7351.png"> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:13:28 EST Question of the day January 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65915116 What is your main goal for 2017? Do you have a plan in place to help you reach it? Are you willing to take the necessary steps to get there? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42fb2faf-5787-43d3-aed9-ef623f7f3982.jpg"> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:51:55 EST Question of the day January 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65907130 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Did you overindulge or maintain on New Year’s Eve? If you had snacks, how healthy were they? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14b6de3f-ee47-4b07-ac34-c7bfa70428ee.jpeg"> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 14:07:43 EST Question of the day December 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65901061 As we reach the end of 2016, I want to thank each &amp; every one of you <BR> for your support during the year. You are what makes our group a team…..a family. Now, I’m asking for your help in 2017. I’m asking you to continue to be active on the team page. I’m also asking you to let me know what questions you would like to see asked next year. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ccce56c6-5438-4801-af23-7609d4f1dbff.png"> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:36:23 EST Genealogy Question week of Jan1-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65893797 OK I missed last week so this weeks is early. <BR> <BR> What is the most interesting way you have found information? <BR> <BR> A cousin and I were working on our family trees and naturally one line was the same. We both hit a dead end. Together we couldn't come up with anything, but we both knew that our great grand mother had the information, she had done a family tree before she passed. She would only tell us she destroyed it because she found an unsavory person. We just knew we had to f... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:07:54 EST Question of the day December 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65891992 What was the best thing that happened this year? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c43211a-1bd8-4d7c-b3d8-7757bc9fee70.jpg"> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:00:04 EST Question of the day December 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65887202 Are you looking forward to 2017? Why or why not? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2494a8d6-bef2-4980-9b38-946b510c09c9.jpg"> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:38:07 EST Question of the day December 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65881651 Do you have any goals or 2017 that you’d like to share with us? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f86de8e1-5314-49a1-be61-20652949edc3.jpg"> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 17:06:38 EST Question of the day December 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65874344 Today is National Fruitcake Day. How do you feel about this controversial food? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d5dd9f8-bdb0-44f1-b98f-0d81f8a6c370.jpeg"> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:19:53 EST Question of the day December 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65868074 December 26-January 1 is Kwanzaa. Do you or anyone you know celebrate Kwanzaa? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74670a18-3a62-4f97-ba71-9ce4e977d1ce.png"> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:28:02 EST Question of the day December 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65863368 Merry Christmas! Do you have special Christmas traditions? If so, would you care to share them with us? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5b29a1b-0832-4138-8358-ee19cef1b344.png"> Sun, 25 Dec 2016 12:46:37 EST Question of the day December 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65858497 Do you have any special Christmas Eve traditions? If so, would you care to share them with us? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c740190-66a9-45b8-8314-7cbeba1a15ad.jpeg"> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:04:28 EST Question of the day December 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65853440 Are you able to maintain your healthy lifestyle during the holidays? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99059c43-13ad-4b0b-bb3f-4a1452e16cd6.jpg"> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:52:27 EST Question of the day December 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65847723 It is recommended that we get at least 10,000 steps in every day. Do you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7b24d86-c7cd-4604-9b5f-4424903fc466.png"> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:51:21 EST Question of the day December 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65843049 You’re invited to a Christmas Potluck which you must go to. What dish do you take? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dce0322a-5452-4a7f-a340-910d765cade3.jpeg"> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:24:08 EST Question of the day December 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65835444 Do you attend a lot of Christmas parties? Do you enjoy them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/293a0832-5abb-4d10-9e06-dbcb578b4908.jpeg"> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:38:52 EST genealogy question of the weekDec19-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65830504 I have been asked to take this over so lets see how it goes. <BR> <BR> With all the technology we have and keeping copies of records on the computer and or memory sticks. Do you keep hard copies? <BR> <BR> I do sometimes I wonder why, But I have a file cabinet full of them and the papers I used for the family tree back before there was computers. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:32:53 EST Question of the day December 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65829128 Do you like to get out &amp; play in the snow? What is your favorite snow activity? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/377b1df8-02fe-4136-a26b-2ebb7cabd4cb.jpeg"> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:04:01 EST Question of the day December 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65822842 Do you get out &amp; drive when there are travel advisories or do you stay in? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/585fe3c8-fc63-4646-bf96-a35f20668fef.jpeg"> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:01:11 EST Question of the day December 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65816070 Have you finished your Christmas shopping? If not, have you started your Christmas shopping? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbf21235-8e9d-4cfb-b50c-72600aaf4380.jpeg"> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:26:10 EST Question of the day December 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65811168 The third Friday in December is always National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Do you participate? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d658e7f-a885-4af6-9aea-3279ffe94f50.jpeg"> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:55:52 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x65806076 Hello, My name is Lisa and I live on the Oregon Coast. I have been a WW member for 10 years but our local meeting closed and there isn't another one close by. I signed up for Spark People a year ago but just ended up staying with my WW program. The commute to the meetings however is getting to be a little time consuming and would like to see if I can connect in this platform. <BR> <BR> Genealogy has been a passion of mine for about 25 years. I have been able to spend more time doing rese... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:49:52 EST Question of the day December 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65798828 Do you send out Christmas cards? If so, have you mailed them yet? Do you buy your cards or do you make them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6362f60-9108-4a44-8576-9d28773bdd88.jpg"> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:13:49 EST Question of the day December 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65792793 Does the cold weather keep you indoors except when you absolutely have to go out? Do you avoid doing things you would do during other seasons just because of the cold? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c996709-d7b6-4343-97b7-7e6aae32154b.jpg"> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:20:35 EST Question of the day December 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65786417 Today is National Gingerbread House day. Have you ever made a Gingerbread House? If so, would you do it again? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57ad0dca-cc5f-4e29-87f2-63b234040693.jpg"> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:05:28 EST Question of the day December 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65779391 Have you put up Christmas decorations yet? Indoors? Outdoors? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fd56d57-360c-44b3-933d-4409376bf941.jpeg"> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:28:23 EST i'm not sure i'm really me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65777052 This week was a strange one, so far as genealogy goes. A HUGE find turned out to be no find at all. Why my ancestor moved to a town full of people with his last name, none of whom he seemed to be related to him within a century or so, is beyond me. Thought it was just me, but a professional confirmed it. Still, I located my ggf's home on GoogleEarth, just 10 blocks from where I used to live. I'm happy with that! Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:26:08 EST Question of the day December 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65774545 December is National Human Rights Month. In addition, it is also Universal Human Rights Month. December 10 is Human Rights Day worldwide. <BR> <BR> Have you ever been involved in any group working to further the development of human rights for all? If so, could you please describe it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8e013aa-e1a9-40a4-9cda-3636b56e88cf.jpeg"> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:40:26 EST Question of the day December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65768239 You have to take a class in either math or history. Which one would you choose? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7813f90b-05de-4b6d-85a3-97f6d4b38c38.jpg"> Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:46:23 EST Question of the day December 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65761495 Does your kitchen have a theme such as chickens, apples, cows, etc.? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a86f11e-0268-42e7-8125-e8776fb62e32.jpeg"> Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:22:49 EST Question of the day December 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65755468 Today is Pearl Harbor Day. Do you have any family members or friends that were at Pearl Harbor? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40c8165f-7f71-47b8-bc2e-4acd28382771.jpeg"> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:20:41 EST Question of the day December 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65748009 Do you enjoy sitting in front of a burning fireplace? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ceb8b85b-0c2d-48f2-a398-49fd7e80399b.jpg"> Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:29:49 EST Question of the day December 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65742763 What's the most dangerous toy you got as a kid? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96f91913-9c4d-44b3-9098-4cc305dac6a4.jpg"> <BR> #1 <BR> Biggest issue: The toy had cannibalistic tendencies. <BR> Mattel designed this doll with a "real chewing action" thinking it would make it a more realistic Cabbage Patch Kid. The toy company did not foresee the doll devouring locks of hair and fingers until it was too late. As a result of the numerous complaints, the toy was taken ... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:21:54 EST Question of the day December 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65734578 What is your favorite potato dish? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09212cc5-9a76-4698-8a53-d1cc7e8b2391.jpg"> Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:35:22 EST Genealogy question of the week December 4-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65728648 Do you think about our descendants who will be researching us in a hundred years or so? Do you take any special steps to make things easier for them? Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:49:52 EST Question of the day December 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65728634 It's the Apocalypse and you can only take 3 things from the room you are in. What are the 3 things? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d52a8f09-09c7-46a3-a9d8-4c14ce291ce3.jpg"> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:46:29 EST Question of the day December 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65722722 What did you have for lunch today? Were you at home or did you go out? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd56b41f-36ee-4741-9c6e-fb4402d143c1.jpeg"> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:44:35 EST Question of the day December 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65715569 This is National Eat a Red Apple Day. What is your favorite kind of apple? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53f07182-db62-400a-a3e3-91687c38aa49.jpeg"> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:21:53 EST Question of the day November 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65709036 If you were a writer, what would be your genre? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/965c6c75-2d8d-4da2-ba84-86bedabc84ed.jpeg"> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:34:00 EST Question of the day November 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65702355 If you could live in another country for a year, all expenses paid, where would you live? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96b5d588-3cd7-45d0-babb-2eec7168395b.jpeg"> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:13:45 EST Question of the day November 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65694836 When you were a child did you buy snow cones from the snow cone man? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c1d6ef9-7e2a-4daf-9bad-17aa235eecf8.jpg"> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:08:09 EST Question of the day November 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65688003 What is/are your nickname(s)? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1680f7ed-845d-4d9b-a77f-f63602ac22c8.png"> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:17:59 EST Genealogy question of the week Nov. 27-Dec. 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65687978 Do you do research on records located in other countries? If so, any special tips? Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:15:05 EST Question of the day November 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65681665 You are going to be traveling for the next two weeks. What would you have to take with you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/029e8776-fcd3-4564-83d7-f8837f68c510.jpg"> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:18:30 EST Question of the day November 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65676365 What were your favorite games as a child? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3d34ea3-a42f-4c5e-9b18-efcd566d84be.png"> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:58:08 EST Question of the day November 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65671194 Happy Thanksgiving! Do you have special traditions for celebrating Thanksgiving? If so what are they? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d082949a-d443-4eea-923d-821472a00b0d.jpeg"> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:28:48 EST Question of the day November 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65666458 I feel naked without my ________. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/763bbec5-35c5-45fc-be28-970d9855cbd9.jpg"> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:27:43 EST Question of the day November 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65659123 When do you start preparing your Thanksgiving meal? Does one person prepare it all or do people all chip in part of it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3c8036a-63eb-4922-9af7-0380a0af214e.jpg"> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:44:49 EST Question of the day November 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65651845 Now that the weather is cooling off – sometimes a lot – does that change your exercise routine? If so, how? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efb1f2f6-47f0-44e8-9360-580d494d3bc1.jpg"> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:17:43 EST Genealogy question of the week November 20-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65645429 Who was your first ancestor to arrive in America? Please tell us a little about him or her. Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:22:12 EST Question of the day November 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65645388 Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? Do you go somewhere else for the Thanksgiving meal or do you stay at home? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/194dc3aa-dcfb-4388-a4b7-48b11b50e424.jpg"> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:16:15 EST Question of the day November 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65637993 We’ve had some chilly nights. Have you turned on your heat yet? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/457a88a7-a6d8-4a11-9785-69a4ba024c46.jpeg"> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:32:08 EST Question of the day November 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65634164 Which period in history would you most like to visit? Why? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a143edf7-c701-4e2c-b424-5bb4fc18f970.png"> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:44:54 EST Question of the day November 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65627213 Have you made a SP recommended collage? If so, do you look at it as a reminder of where you want to go? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db42d088-53b1-41a8-ad61-0af5362e5e38.jpg"> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:11:36 EST Question of the day November 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65618929 Do you keep a gratitude list? If so, do you add to it daily? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d07192c1-001c-4c47-a683-fc484a4b614d.jpeg"> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:48:08 EST Question of the day November 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65611759 You are at the museum &amp; have a choice of seeing the sculpture exhibit or the paintings exhibit. Which one will you choose? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/406a40a9-8656-4359-a4a2-b7a981957678.jpeg"> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:48:56 EST Question of the day November 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65604611 Today is National Pickle Day. What is your favorite kind of pickle? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d815d8b6-e218-476c-b18d-bd00bcec6877.jpg"> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:00:09 EST Question of the day November 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65597906 November is National Pomegranate Month. Do you eat pomegranates? If so, how do you eat them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81db4cc7-8fee-494d-b01f-1138176ce141.jpeg"> Sun, 13 Nov 2016 11:52:23 EST Genealogy question of the week November 13-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65593017 Have you ever done research on the immigration and/or naturalization papers of an ancestor? If so, did you learn much about them that was new to you? Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:57:09 EST Question of the day November 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65592113 Do you have a nickname? If so, would you care to share it with us? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b63d9c2-fd39-43aa-b91e-57346edf1f17.png"> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 13:06:04 EST Question of the day April 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65585606 Today is Veteran’s Day. Are you a veteran or do you have any veteran’s that you would like to have remembered? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1924c777-4d62-4281-b74a-637a3150ad7a.jpeg"> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:43:31 EST Question of the day November 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65578519 What did you have for dinner today? Were you at home or did you go out? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aee36e07-6795-4707-bb8b-9a57ab2110d9.jpeg"> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:13:48 EST Question of the day November 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65572512 How long have you been a member of Spark People? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32647bcb-c147-4837-b35f-d490bf3037eb.jpeg"> Wed, 9 Nov 2016 13:09:42 EST Question of the day November 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65565421 (1) Did you vote today? <BR> (2) Is the best time to go to the polls in the morning, mid-day or evening? <BR> (3) Are you glad it’s over? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/746d5811-ed3b-4092-875c-e2559f3bae96.jpeg"> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:44:22 EST Question of the day November 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65558888 Are you ready for the election tomorrow? Have you made up your mind on the candidates &amp; issues? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78228035-383f-4c52-a320-caf43e320783.jpeg"> Mon, 7 Nov 2016 13:07:54 EST Question of the day November 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65551503 Daylight Savings Time ends today, giving us an extra hour. Do you notice that extra hour? If so, what do you do with it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ab2e60e-2a6d-4024-b2e9-8ecd50147763.jpeg"> Sun, 6 Nov 2016 12:10:32 EST Team Challenge for week of November 6-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65544663 The second week of each month we will focus on exercise. Your goal can be to track daily, walk on a daily basis, walk a certain amount of steps daily or exercise for a particular amount of time each day. These are just some suggestions; it is up to you to set your goal. Just be sure to post it at the beginning of the week &amp; then track it on the thread. Sat, 5 Nov 2016 10:29:56 EST Genealogy question of the week November 6-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65544646 Do you have an ancestor that you would like to meet just because you find them interesting? Sat, 5 Nov 2016 10:27:09 EST Question of the day November 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65544630 We’re getting close to the end of the year. What would you like to accomplish before 2017? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0f11786-2b5a-4e2f-a56a-c41041fd868d.jpeg"> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 10:23:30 EST Question of the day November 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65539821 Do you enjoy reading? Do other members of your family also enjoy reading? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ed1dc50-90d4-468a-82a0-a4bca323d07f.jpg"> Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:35:44 EST Question of the day November 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65533127 On 3 November 1718 the inventor of the sandwich, Earl of Sandwich, John Montague was born at London, England. What is your favorite sandwich? Do you make it yourself or go somewhere else to get it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15f558ab-7054-4e2d-a0f9-231c3ec92fea.jpeg"> Thu, 3 Nov 2016 14:41:05 EST Question of the day November 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65525694 Have you ever had to make a decision that was life-changing? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d28209f-8bdb-4052-a6f6-3970d7f9b532.jpg"> Wed, 2 Nov 2016 13:30:11 EST Question of the day November 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65518384 November is National Gratitude Month. Do you make it a habit to practice gratitude? Have you ever kept a gratitude journal or added gratitude to your current journal? What are three things you are grateful for? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e668c080-89a2-487c-a5ea-af4ed458ab5b.jpeg"> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 13:48:26 EST Question of the day October 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65510705 Happy Halloween! Do you dress up for Halloween? If so, what has been your favorite costume? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b82aecc-3737-4667-bfa1-03a2df38648d.jpeg"> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:41:58 EST Question of the day October 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65503989 Do you take long drives to see the trees changing colors? If so, what’s your favorite place to go? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8823ad2-c02d-45d7-a65c-0b893f4249f3.jpeg"> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:33:32 EST Genealogy question of the week Oct. 30-Nov. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65503945 Do you have one tree with both your paternal &amp; maternal lines or do you have two separate trees? Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:26:10 EST Team Challenge for week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65497578 The first week of each month we will focus on nutrition. Your goal can be to track daily, stay in your goal ranges, trying new recipes or focusing on eating more fruits &amp; veggies. These are just some suggestions; it is up to you to set your goal. Just be sure to post it at the beginning of the week &amp; then track it on the thread. Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:42:06 EST Question of the day October 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65497303 Have you bought candy or other treats to pass out on Halloween? Have you eaten any of them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46b50d90-8238-4674-be35-f7dfac31a521.jpg"> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:44:54 EST Question of the day October 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65491077 Have you ever used one of the commercial diet plans, such as Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc.? How did it work for you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5488bade-38e3-40a0-bfdd-2129f07efe6f.jpg"> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:03:30 EST Question of the day October 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65485518 What is your favorite cleaning product? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c421ace-8fef-4f2a-8a3f-d7b94d6b474f.jpeg"> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:25:25 EST Question of the day October 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65478127 Is there a food that you just WILL NOT eat? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59311b0c-7fc5-4465-929e-326dfc191278.jpeg"> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:12:57 EST Question of the day October 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65473927 What is your favorite perfume and/or men's cologne? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2f3ac33-9597-4e55-a056-d8e997880ef9.jpeg"> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:51:21 EST Question of the day October 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65463882 Do you like wearing boots? If so, do you prefer tall ones, ankle boots, etc.? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6bd11137-7bb2-4631-83d8-3848cc9df5b7.jpg"> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:35:36 EST Question of the day October 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65456595 Do you carve Jack O’Lanterns? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/635dbb41-95df-4ff5-bbe6-3aafea57df47.jpg"> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:08:00 EST Team Challenge for week of October 23-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65450191 The fourth week of each month we will focus on reviewing our goals. If you haven't already set your goals, this is the time to do so. If you have set your goals already, it is time to review them to see how you are doing. Be sure to include nutrition, fitness, professional &amp; personal goals. Also, please remember that you are not setting them in stone. If they aren't working, you can revise them. It is up to you to set your goals. Just be sure to post at the beginning of the week that you ... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:21:28 EST Genealogy question of the week October 23-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65450169 Do you “prove” your tree as you add people or do you add them &amp; then go back to find the proof? Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:16:01 EST Question of the day October 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65450149 Do you listen to music when you work out? What is your favorite music to use? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88b07847-f6c3-4951-8960-65bcdc2c92e4.jpg"> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:11:33 EST Question of the day October 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65444518 What is something that when you see it you scream a bit or get scared? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bde6e2cd-339d-4956-9be0-e0f75ec72e7c.jpeg"> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:20:35 EST Question of the day October 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65438737 What is your favorite kind of bread? Do you make it or buy it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6750a8a-6f64-4c2e-a9ff-cb0c7cc4562b.jpeg"> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:03:10 EST Question of the day October 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65430117 What was the worst gift you have ever received? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8eaaf839-f870-4453-a101-e10d811c368b.png"> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:05:32 EST Question of the day October 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65423439 Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Will you celebrate with a chocolate cupcake? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3981ce3-9199-43a3-8e7d-e9f005189d98.jpeg"> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:02:35 EST Question of the day October 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65416277 Do you grow your own herbs indoors? If so, which ones? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3c0eeaa-8937-4009-a8bd-c162ca815c4b.jpeg"> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:53:25 EST Genealogy question of the week October 16-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65408517 Have you had your DNA tested to help you with your genealogy? Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:05:58 EST Team Challenge for week of October 16-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65408491 I seem to have missed posting the challenge last week. I apologize for that. <BR> <BR> The third week of each month we will focus on taking time to treat ourselves better. Your goal can be to treat yourself to a massage, manicure or pedicure, buy yourself a new outfit, go to a movie, have dinner with a friend or read that book you've been wanting to read. These are just some suggestions; it is up to you to set your goal. Just be sure to post it at the beginning of the week &amp; then track i... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:00:36 EST Question of the day October 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65408456 What was the first job that you ever had? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3cf12d90-d571-4c3e-bc7a-390e30d92588.jpeg"> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:53:38 EST Question of the day October 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65402345 Now that the weather is cooler many people eat more soup. How about you? What is your favorite kind &amp; do you make it yourself or buy it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c92be5d4-0d37-4290-bcee-a16ee80ee31b.jpg"> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:37:55 EST Question of the day October 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65395650 Have you started any new fitness routines lately? If so, what are they? Do you enjoy them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ac24cbd-95f1-4f5e-a9a7-da99726b7ea4.jpg"> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:39:03 EST Question of the day October 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65389008 What is the longest distance you have traveled for a meal? Was it worth the trip? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40818065-3528-41f8-af8d-1e6bf0b2a932.jpeg"> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:26:31 EST Question of the day October 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65380438 How old were you when you got married? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/300c25aa-00b5-4e17-a147-ef39d4f0b6a4.png"> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:26:05 EST Question of the day October 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65373885 What has been some strange things you've done with your hair to get it to look good? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85882ea9-9d16-4706-b281-61b071b8c4eb.jpg"> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:39:28 EST Question of the day October 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65367121 It seems that most people either love rollercoasters or hate them. How do you feel about them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5730b7e-5e65-4454-9c0c-354695f1e773.jpeg"> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:59:59 EST Genealogy question of the week October 9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65360140 Do you belong to any Facebook genealogy groups? If so, do you recommend them to other? Sun, 9 Oct 2016 14:36:23 EST Question of the day October 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65360129 Today is the day that determines when Fire Prevention Week is observed. Do you have an exit plan in place in case of a fire? <BR> <BR> Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. <BR> <BR> Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 14:34:30 EST Question of the day October 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65354011 What did you have for breakfast today? Were you at home or did you go out? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/343f1585-67ae-4763-ab33-c60352669354.gif"> Sat, 8 Oct 2016 13:28:44 EST Question of the day October 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65347806 What is your favorite snack? Is it a healthy choice? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4231153e-c462-4792-8a60-b4d030862b01.jpeg"> Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:25:02 EST Question of the day October 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65341976 Autumn is upon us. Do you decorate with fall themes – leaves, pumpkins, corn, acorns, etc.? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03e1d7ad-f893-41f2-ad10-ce50cc369f06.jpeg"> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 14:32:49 EST Question of the day October 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65336459 The new TV season just began. Is there a show you really try not to miss? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a9cbd5a-b873-4d35-98fb-013c033a78b4.jpeg"> Wed, 5 Oct 2016 20:41:17 EST Question of the day October 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65326340 Today is National Taco Day! What is your favorite tacos? Corn or Flour Tortilla? Fillings? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e579fcef-0116-44d2-b3ad-b5116db8917f.jpeg"> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:45:23 EST Question of the day October 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65317724 Are you a coffee drinker? If so, how do you like it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f8a99b7-9234-4c5d-9239-3b1b7d4f65a1.jpeg"> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:50:56 EST Question of the day October 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65311459 Today is National Name Your Car Day. Does your car have a name? If so, what is it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2735ca20-c15b-4ef7-97b6-42ad25da2d89.png"> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:17:14 EST Team Challenge for week of October 2-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65304368 The first week of each month we will focus on nutrition. Your goal can be to track daily, stay in your goal ranges, trying new recipes or focusing on eating more fruits &amp; veggies. These are just some suggestions; it is up to you to set your goal. Just be sure to post it at the beginning of the week &amp; then track it on the thread. Sat, 1 Oct 2016 15:31:04 EST Genealogy question of the week Oct. 2-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65303560 Do you use the internet in your genealogy research? Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:01:40 EST Question of the day October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65303461 October is National Vegetarian Month &amp; today happens to also be National Vegetarian Day &amp; World Vegetarian Day. Are you or anyone close to you vegetarian? Do you include vegetarian meals in your eating plan? If so, what is your favorite? Do you prepare it or does someone else? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b88bf81a-6761-48db-9b8d-6aaa7badba3e.png"> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 12:44:18 EST Question of the day September 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65298389 Today is National Mud Pack Day. Have you ever had a mud pack? If so, what did you think about it? If not, would you try it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57206b22-5edd-4eea-b117-c16c0aa02b95.jpg"> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:43:53 EST Question of the day September 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65290274 Do you schedule in time for your meals &amp; fitness or just go with the flow? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78a936f8-9f68-4777-a3f7-9aa213e4331b.jpg"> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:02:42 EST Question of the day September 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65282395 Do you eat the recommended amount (5-7 servings) of fruits &amp; veggies daily? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0bf547a-420f-4311-9561-13dbdd03c30d.jpeg"> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:31:30 EST Question of the day September 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65275328 Do you like spinach? If so, what is your favorite way to eat it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16a77591-85fa-4ebc-a726-9ae20867d309.jpeg"> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:56:51 EST Question of the day September 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65266074 Have you ever been less than honest about your weight for your driver’s license? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8cbdd2a-21e1-49fa-9a71-58a11f0b6833.jpeg"> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:54:08 EST Genealogy question of the week Sept. 25-Oct. 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65260038 Name one of your brick walls &amp; tell us what you DO know about them. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:37:10 EST Question of the day September 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65260000 What is your favorite way to eat pumpkin? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7c29bf71-f593-4088-896f-8d4f3a5071bf.jpeg"> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:31:03 EST Team challenge for week fo September 25- October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65252830 The fourth week of each month we will focus on reviewing our goals. If you haven't already set your goals, this is the time to do so. If you have set your goals already, it is time to review them to see how you are doing. Be sure to include nutrition, fitness, professional &amp; personal goals. Also, please remember that you are not setting them in stone. If they aren't working, you can revise them. It is up to you to set your goals. Just be sure to post at the beginning of the week that you ... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:11:10 EST Question of the day September 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65252802 What is your favorite animated movie? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b1e7b8d-d7e2-4ecd-8a3c-e63230651e7e.jpeg"> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:06:58 EST Question of the day September 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65246196 Who is your best friend? How long have you know him or her? Where did you meet? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a6006df-b8e0-41dd-983d-460b4a1b39af.jpeg"> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:22:25 EST Question of the day September 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65240388 The third full week in September, the 18th thru 24th this year, is National Indoor Plant Week. Do you have indoor plants? If so, how many? What kind? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e23ee282-0bf0-4fad-b534-f226e1c4e971.jpeg"> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:33:02 EST Question of the day September 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65232510 What is the name of the main character in the book you are reading right now or the last book you read? What does he or she do for a living? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5ce88d5-3520-46c8-8c1b-4c207581ca07.jpeg"> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:58:44 EST Question of the day September 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65224561 What kind of singer are you? Soloist, good singer, OK singer or lip-sync? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7204b9c0-0d56-4002-867e-719e3300ad67.jpeg"> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:29:07 EST Question of the day September 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65217773 What spot in your home tends to be the “hot spot” – the spot that always seems to accumulate clutter? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bce1e10-38ed-47d8-b0fc-6493f8e6341b.jpeg"> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:39:07 EST Team challenge for week of September 18-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65211247 First, please let me apologize for being so late in posting this week's challenge. The neighbor in the apartment upstairs &amp; across the hall hanged himself in the basement on Friday. I thank God that I am not the one who found him, but it has affected me still. <BR> <BR> The third week of each month we will focus on taking time to treat ourselves better. Your goal can be to treat yourself to a massage, manicure or pedicure, buy yourself a new outfit, go to a movie, have dinner with a frie... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:01:29 EST Question of the day September 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65208925 Today is National Cheeseburger Day. Do you eat cheeseburgers? If so, what do you like on them? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4959c938-194d-457c-8906-36051af59348.jpeg"> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:21:37 EST Question of the day September 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65202783 International Coastal Cleanup Day is always celebrated on the third Saturday in September. Do you take part in it or something similar? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97df0f72-a3d6-42d1-97f6-5b23f393f01d.jpg"> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:21:46 EST Question of the day September 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65196608 What do you think is the perfect age? Why? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23a8a518-2d57-4738-b09f-f3fe453baf14.jpg"> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:22:06 EST Question of the day September 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65189368 If someone gave you $10,000, what would you do with it? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e9042503-c716-40a8-b125-c7cdec460a69.jpeg"> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:47:00 EST Research sites in Europe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65189295 If you are searching in Europe, you might try this site. I just looked at it briefly &amp; saw a lot of France, some Belgium, some Gemany, some Scotland, etc. <BR> <BR> <link>en.geneanet.org/ </link> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:31:20 EST Question of the day September 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65182417 Have you ever been told that you look like someone famous? If so, who? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39deca40-0d30-46b8-8729-d953d7a06696.jpg"> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:50:07 EST Question of the day September 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65175006 When you are really stressed out, what do you do to relax? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c981609-03ee-4d89-9ede-afb272813b02.jpg"> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:14:06 EST Research in London England circa 1865 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65173835 I have had a major brick wall in my research for over 40 years. I have FINALLY found the marriage record of my great great grandparents, surprisingly in St George in the East, London, England. <BR> <BR> On May 31, 1865 Jeremiah Manning (bachelor) married Margaretta Cronin (spinster). It lists their residences at the time of marriage as well as their father's name (both deceased). It also claims it was a Roman Catholic Church and the priest Joseph F Padbury <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I was h... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:17:21 EST Question of the day September 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65167482 What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e318fe42-12b1-429a-8a31-c823342e02a5.png"> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:59:57 EST Team Challenge Week of September 11-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4837x428x65163569 Since this is the second week of the month, we will focus on setting an exercise goal. <BR> <BR> Please set your exercise goal, record it in this thread &amp; follow-up with updates daily. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:14:35 EST Question of the day September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65161905 September is National Better Breakfast Month. Do you eat a healthy breakfast daily? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/633f11b7-2f99-4656-9df2-04e3139d4953.jpeg"> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:45:29 EST Question of the day September 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65155258 What is the first thing you notice about someone you are meeting for the first time? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/952c7855-c700-439b-a34d-029198ffb748.png"> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:47:28 EST Question of the day September 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x65148493 If you were running for president, what would your campaign slogan be? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/227038a2-d101-41af-9cc4-8527110f5f6a.jpeg"> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:01:16 EST Goal met http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19975x428x65148258 This is a challenge that you control. I start with a challenge. <BR> <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water today. <BR> <BR> Now when you met that challenge post a <em>248</em> and add your own challenge. <BR> <BR> When you check the challenge board you an do any challenge you want or all of them. You just have to tell us which challenge you met and post a challenge. <BR> <BR> Your challenge can have to do with food, exercise or activities of daily living. Just think about your challenge. If ... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 13:11:02 EST 1812 Declaration of War http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x64581526 June 18, 1812. After much debate in Congress between “hawks” such as Henry Clay and John Calhoun and “doves” such as John Randolph, Congress issued a declaration of war on Great Britain. The action was prompted primarily by Britain’s violation of America’s rights on the high seas and British incitement of Indian warfare on the frontier. War was seen by some as a way to acquire Florida and Canada. The hostilities ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Dec 24, 1814, at Ghent, Belgium.... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:52:37 EST Windows 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x64537709 This morning I turned on my computer to find Windows 7 was updating to Windows 10 which I didn't want. I figured I would wait till I got a new computer down the road before I worried about Windows 10. Went to click on my family tree software and it said it was not working with Windows 10. I hope I haven't lost all my info. I do have info saved on a thumbnail drive stick, so hoping I can somehow retrieve it. I've heard Windows is just switching people over to Windows 10 without permission. The... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:56:58 EST New Spark Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x64449290 Please let your teams know about SparkPeople's Suggestion Box! I am not recommending my teams go to the discussion threads in the forums, because I don't want them to get upset by anyone disagreeing with them. They don't have to experience that. This is a weight loss site, and the focus should be on keeping things as calm as possible. When people get upset, they start eating more. Even if you like the new changes, please pass this info on to your teams so that they can feel a part of things a... Mon, 30 May 2016 10:18:45 EST Geneology Software http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x63026174 What are your favorite genealogy programs. My father did ours years ago on a DOS based program called X-tee. No current computer can read that, but I do have it all printed out in a book. I'd love to start inputting the information in a more up-to-date program. What do you all use and love? :) <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> Leslie Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:11:33 EST Help- Entering Family Tree Info Preference vs. Alt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x62516362 As I enter data and sources in my Family Tree & on Ancestry, it will ask if data is preference or alternate info or discard. I'm confused by this and wonder if you mark it as preference or keep choosing what should be preference or alternate. Example would be one source says DOB is 12-31-1919, another data I find states DOB 12-30-1918 yet I am sure this is same person as everything else matches up to my person. I know DOB is 12-31-1919 yet wrong DOB still has valuable data I need to enter. ... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:59:33 EST Index file http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x62271612 I was thinking of starting a file writing each family member's info on an index card to keep track of DOB, maiden name, children spouse, date of death, cemetery , etc. I would have a card for each person in my tree. Has anyone done this and if so what info did you include. This way I could color code families for easier researching. This would be my paper backup info rather than keeping track in notebooks. Thanks <BR> Marge Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:01:46 EST Church of Christ and Latter-day Saints, Mormons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61697895 I'm starting to see the LDS church on Ancestry and thought it might help some of you to understand something about their religion that regards genealogy. Mormons believe that to get to heaven you must believe Jesus died for our sin, to them baptized of the spirit, and baptized of water, by man. If you are a good person but don't met both of these, you go to a nice place, but aren't with God. You can become baptized of the spirit while you are there, but that doesn't do you much good since you... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 12:55:09 EST This weeks challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61625322 This weeks challenge is to eat something you have never had before. It can be a fruit or veggie you never had before, something you have had before fixed in a totally new way, or something you love fixed in a healthy way. The challenge is to try something. Get out of your food rut. SP recipes have plenty of ideas. Mom started me doing this when I was a child, one meal a week was made up of things we had never had before. Now the challenge is to find something new. Sat, 30 May 2015 09:39:56 EST Rainbow Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61542936 This challenge may take you a few days. Eat a rainbow. in one day. 7 colors of fruits and or veggies, for this challenge white is a color. Every color has it's own nutritional value. You should really try to eat a rainbow everyday, but lets start with one day. not into a lot of different veggies. There are 4 colors of bell peppers, 4 colors of carrots, More colors of potatoes then I care to think about but 4 main colors. And these are just the ones found in most grocery stores. OK most don't ... Wed, 20 May 2015 17:18:36 EST challenge 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61414719 Ok here we go again. I have electric. That means I have water and internet. It has been going off and on. sometimes off for 17 hours. Sb stations keep blowing. Hope they are all fixed now. <BR> <BR> Diamonds kicks <BR> hearts punches <BR> clubs marching <BR> spades jumping jacks <BR> <BR> All these can be done standing or sitting. all can be done low impact and as always, don't do anything to hurt yourself. Wed, 6 May 2015 07:53:10 EST MAYDAY Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61370315 It has been a long, hard week. Your challenge today is to relax and let the week go. Do whatever helps you do that. I like a walk in the dark with just the crickets, owls and of course Mutt. DD says it is a bubble bath, Mom says it is a good book, comfy chair and a cup of tea. What works for you? <BR> <BR> And have a good MAYDAY <em>214</em> <em>146</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 08:38:34 EST 4/30 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61361295 Today is back to the card game, but with a twist. Pick the area of body you need to work on and do the card the exercises for that area or you can do cardo or full body. days 22 and 27 are cardo, 17 and 21 are abs, 26 and 29 are legs, and 18 and 27 are arms. We are all different and we all need help in different places, some of us because we tend to neglect an area. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:23:55 EST 4-29 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61351037 We will do another day of something different, Your challenge today is to play. It can be as organized as a bass ball game or as Inpromto(sp) as silly dancing with some little girls. As cardo as a game of tickle monkey or as gentle as sitting on the floor and rolling a ball to a young child. Just have fun, exercise doesn't have to be a chore an relaxing helps your muscles and brain relax making it esker to great and do what needs to be boon Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:52:36 EST Challenge 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61342140 One person responded to yesterdays challenge and was glad it was something different, so we will do something else different. Do one of SP videos. They are about 10 min. Many of you have done the videos, but they are always adding new ones. For the new folks this is a way for you to learn about something else offered in SP. Go to the tab at the top, Articles and videos, click on it and click on fitness, click on videos. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:50:25 EST Challenge 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61331998 Todays challenge is different, you don't need your cards. There are exercises out there that can be slipped in anyplace. Exercises that keep you moving when you aren't exercising. Here are 4 <BR> <BR> Wall pushups <BR> Marching <BR> calf raises <BR> ??? I have no idea what this one is called, but you suck in your gut and try to get your belly button to touch your backbone. <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to do 100 of these, no not a 100 of each, go for it if you want, mix and match or do all of... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:05:10 EST Chalenge 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61324356 Today is an off day, 30 min walk Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:35:15 EST 4/25 chalenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61315857 You guys know I'm border line crazy, right. Well I went over the border to get this one. All are on SP. You are going to have to look 3 of them up I don't know how to explain them. Don't let the names fool you all are low impact. <BR> <BR> Diamonds Back Kick, for safety many of you will want to hold the back of a chair. Then try to kick yourself in the tush. <BR> <BR> Hearts Twisty Hop <BR> <BR> Clubs Basic step touch <BR> <BR> Spades Reverse dico step Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:48:50 EST Chalenge 4\24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x61304636 Everything is on SP <BR> <BR> Diamonds calf raises standing lift your heals off the ground, hold on to a chair or wall if needed for balance. <BR> <BR> Hearts Lateral Lunges. Step to the side and sink into the step so your knees are bent. <BR> <BR> Clubs Forward lungs. Step forward and sink into the step/ <BR> <BR> Spades Squats. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:07:56 EST 4/23 chalenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61295075 Exercises are on SP <BR> <BR> Diamond Boxer <BR> Heart Triceps Kick back <BR> Clubs Dumb bell shrugs <BR> Spades Wall pushups or regular if you like. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:03:57 EST 4/22 Chalenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61286088 Today we are doing cardo and you can do it standing or sitting, just not on an exercise ball. All exercises are on SP <BR> <BR> Diamonds Jumping jacks, If you can jump up and down like we did in PE all the more power to you. For those that need low impact, It is on SP too, modified Jumping Jacks. put one foot to the side while raising your hands, bring that foot back and lower the hands, now do the other foot. Too do jumping jacks in a chair, sit near the front of the chair and move your fee... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:48:19 EST Challenge 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61276676 All these exercises are on SP <BR> <BR> Diamonds Bridge, lay on your back with your feet touching your tush, Raise your tush, not your shoulders, hold for 2 secs and lower your tush slowly. <BR> <BR> Hearts Reverse Crunch Raise your legs and lower them slowly <BR> <BR> Clubs Genie Sit. kneel with your arms folded across your chest. Lean as far back as you can without falling over an sit up again. <BR> <BR> Spades Swimming. Yes swim in your house. Laying on your tummy. raise one hand and... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:04:18 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61269857 Hope everyone had a good Sunday <BR> <BR> Today everything is on SP <BR> <BR> Diamonds Lying Abductions Lye on your side with your legs straight and stacked and lift the upper leg up and down slowly. <BR> <BR> Lying Adduction Lye on your side with the lower leg straight and your and your upper leg bent so your foot is on the floor near your knee. Lift your lower leg up and down slowly. It won't go far. <BR> <BR> Double leg lifts. Lye on the floor with your legs straight and stacked lift ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:29:02 EST Sunday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61260553 Since so many people take Sundays as there off day, we will too. Just remember studies show people that attend church regularly are moe likely to be over weight. They aren't sure if so much of what happens at church as to do with food, or because you spend hours not moving. Either way they recommend sneaking a 30 min walk in. Take our friends and family. Our church goes to a local par and we go for a meditation walk. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:36:51 EST challenge 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61251776 Todays challenge uses weights, They can be hand weights, water bottles, canned food, or if yuo don't want or can't use weights, empty handed. Also these exercises can be done standing, sitting or on the floor. If you sit, you can sit in a chair or on an exercises ball. The exercise ball works your abs and balance. <BR> <BR> Hearts Hammer curls on SP Hold the weights palms facing, hands by your side, slowly raise the weights to your shoulders and lower them again. <BR> <BR> Spades bicep cur... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:56:12 EST Chalenge 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61243613 Lets try this. Todays exercises are: <BR> <BR> Diamonds Donkey kick. I didn't see this one in SP. get on your hands and knees and kick your leg straight out behind you. You need to do both sides. You can do all on one side and then all on the other or alternate. <BR> <BR> Heart fire hydrant again I din't see this one in SP. kneel on the floor and lift one leg at a time like a dog at a fire hydrant. Keep knee bent. <BR> <BR> Club lying triceps lift. This one is in SP, but laying on the floo... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:25:35 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x61237359 We don't seam to have a lot of interest in the daily goal or chatting. Lets see if I can generate some interest in a card game. <BR> <BR> You will need a deck of cards and some weights. You won't ned the weights everyday and you can do the exercises without the weighs or use bags of beans, water bottles, canned food or one of my Drs told me the best was the old fashion iron irons, not that I've seen one of them in the last 40 years. <BR> <BR> The game is simple. Everyday I'll post four ex... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:47:34 EST GOOD MORNING!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x60929573 I am lucky. I am home and do not work (lie). What I mean is I do not have to leave the house. It is a good thing, too because it is still very cold out there; after all, it is Canada. So I walk on a treadmill M,W, and F; do strength Tuesday and Thursday and genealogy Saturday and Sunday. Then when summer finally comes I'll either garden or golf; but, I will always do genealogy on Saturday and Sunday. In July I'm visiting another province to attend a genealogical family reunion (actually... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:37:03 EST Paper back-up copy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x60880740 I'm trying to keep a paper backup copy of my notes on each family member. Does anyone else do this and if so do you enter info on index cards or in notebooks or some other way? I want to include as much info on each person that I find. <BR> Thanks <BR> Marge Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:02:26 EST Ordering photo prints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x60872880 I was just reading about this on a blog. This lady was having problems getting prints even though she had the rights to the ones by a pro and her husband took the others. Seems if the photo is good enough to look like a pro's they won't sell them to you. In the comments they said you also cannot get prints from many places of photos that are 70 to 100 years old because you cannot get a release written and signed by the photographer. Like them, I can understand a recent pro being protected... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 15:17:35 EST Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x60557804 I have been going through old photos. My son bought me a scanner and I am trying to mark the photos and give info about the people. <BR> Has anyone else done this and any suggestions? <BR> Leona Wed, 4 Feb 2015 09:46:53 EST Last name meanings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x60177813 I came across something today on meanings of last names, mainly English name meanings. I cannot find the thing right now, but it was from ancestry.com so maybe others know about it.. I can't find out a lot since I can't afford ancestry, but I did find out different spellings/meanings for the last name Hurley. There were 7 different spellings than Hurley or O Hurley that I knew of before. All of them were from a background in Ireland. The place on ancestry had a search to type in your las... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 15:56:45 EST question 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59996439 I really want to get to know you guys, but no one wants to come over to the chat thread and get to know me. How do you sagest I get to know you all? Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:21:35 EST question 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59977978 Do you click the little flags to give the teams points? It also gives you spark points. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:33:18 EST Home births http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59928002 How does a person find things like birth certificates if people were born at home? I was thinking that when my Mom was getting a passport she could only get a certificate of her baptism. I think she was born at home because her family didn't have much money. If a person was born at home without a doctor or midwife present, like they were back in the 1800s, how was a birth certified? Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:25:36 EST question 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59920522 What do you want for Christmas. I know you all want health and happiness for you and your family, but what else? <BR> <BR> I want a job. Every thing else is more what i need not so much what I want, well i guess a job is what I need to Tue, 2 Dec 2014 22:08:23 EST question 11/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59887546 What did you do Black Friday? <BR> <BR> I was taught Black Friday was for getting out your Christmas decorations. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:54:46 EST Question of the Day 11 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59868921 Did you all think I fell of the face of the earth, Well i didn't I've been over on the chat thread waiting for someone to talk to me. <BR> <BR> <BR> When you count your exercise Do you count everything or do you only count intentional exercise? <BR> <BR> I wear a tracker and it counts everything, but in my head I only count intentional exercise. I figure I would have done the other anyway and I need to do more. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:16:57 EST Keeping notes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59851516 I have the Family Tree Maker when I record everything, but I also have notebooks full of notes. How does everyone keep all their paper notes organized or do you just keep it all on the computer? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:42:23 EST Cemetery walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19975x428x59661832 I have been working on adding more activity to my life and thought I would pass on a great way to explore some new areas, help others with genealogy, and get outside for some walks. <BR> <BR> I am a volunteer for both Find-A-Grave and Billiongraves. Most of my family is not from the area I live in but I do love the area and have always loved scenic cemeteries. Luckily my husband enjoys this too. We will pick a cemetery in our county or a neighboring one - we like to find small, out-of-the wa... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:22:19 EST Group Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x59486861 Imagine my surprise to see fellow genealogists on a weight loss website! <BR> <BR> I'm Lynn from Pennsylvania. I joined SP years ago but am recently starting here again because I need the help to lose this weight. <BR> <BR> I've also been working on my family genealogy for the past 25 years. There also I have lapsed but started my online search again...so much more info available since the last time I checked 5 years ago. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hello. <em>213</em> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:49:46 EST Research http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59475361 Just a quick reminder, check your research. I was looking at some family trees for a family member that reached a dead end. The first tree I saw had both parents listed, I checked it out to see if I could find source documents. I don't bother The father was born 20 years after the son. That being said. I have a person born 15 years after his father "died". He went on a hunting trip in NY. His buddies came home and said the indians got him. NY issued a death certificate. The guy went west to t... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:27:53 EST Best genealogy software http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x59347140 What genealogy software are you using, have used, or would like to use and why? Fri, 3 Oct 2014 14:03:36 EST Civil War http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58959683 I watched Time Team America this evening; it was about a lost civil war camp, Camp Lawton. It was interesting. They said that a lot of the prisoners came from Andersonville. My husband has 2 uncles with the Indiana Infantry Co. H, 53rd Regiment that made it home from Andersonville. I don't have a lot of info. on this. Where can I find more? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:03:01 EST Question of the day July 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58650882 How often do you change up your exercise? Either try a new exercise, change time of exercise, or change the DVD or video you use to do the exercise. <BR> <BR> It is an almost daily thing. I get tired of the same thing. I change the direction I walk, my chair videos almost daily. Beyond that it is what my ankle can tie that day. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:08:13 EST Question of the day July 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58570591 If you have to go on a car trip for several hours, do you pack snacks and if so what ones? Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:08:35 EST Genealogy Website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58552479 Has anyone heard of the website "Genealogy Bank.com? I heard it is a resource for archived newspapers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:55:41 EST Question of the day July 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58528881 Do you have a fur baby? <BR> <BR> I have 2 dogs A 7 year old mutt and a 2 year old lab Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:22:48 EST Question of the day July 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58501314 Name one branch you where you have hit a wall. My mothers grandfather. Somehow everyone that came over on the boat he cmd on was given the last name of Olson. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:55:52 EST Question of the day July 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58490043 What is the strangest thing you have seen on the freeway? <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw a coyote cross the freeway. It was a 6 lane toll road and the coyote bound from the wooded side to the chicken farm on the other in broad daylight. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:30:36 EST Question of the day July 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58482928 You guys must think I'm the word team leader. But until you fire me I'll keep trying to make it work. <BR> <BR> What is one thing you like about your generation. <BR> <BR> We didn't have all this teck stuff. Yes I use it now, but if it is gone for awhile I can do without. The SPAT was down almost a week, got out the pencil and paper. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:39:21 EST Question of the day July 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58417858 What is your go to exercise. The exercise you are going to do, unless you are sick or hurt, no matter what. <BR> <BR> Mine is walking. I would like it to be along the beach, but living 50 miles from the beach means it is up and down thee county roads where I live. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:41:48 EST Question of the day July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58410221 No I didn't fall of the face of the earth. work happened then a good book happened. <BR> <BR> What is in your fridge? <BR> <BR> Hummus, soy milk, egg whites and cream cheese. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:34:11 EST Question of the day June 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58383688 Sorry about yesterday . I have problems getting anything done the days I get off at 11 one night and have to be back at 11 the next morning, especially if i worked late the night I worked till 11. <BR> <BR> Do you use SP videos? <BR> <BR> I do. I use the chair ones the days my ankle hurts or the night before had been hectic and I need some exercises that is easy on my feet. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:26:55 EST Question of the day June 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58364414 What was your nickname growing up and how did you get it. <BR> <BR> I didn't have a nickname. People spent to much time trying to decide what my name was. Mom said it was MaryAlice, Daddy said it was Mary Alice, Grandma said it was Maryalice, teachers said it was Mary. Most people called me the Hurley girl. When I was in high school I found out Daddy was right. When I married my high school sweetheart and took the last name of Smith. I took Moms spelling and made it my own. Since then I hav... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:54:07 EST Resources for genealogy in Europe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58363291 Please feel free to share and to distribute this file <BR> (supplied by Genealogie Baden – Baden Genealogy) <BR> <BR> General groups for German Genealogy: <BR> <BR> Ahnenforschung <BR> https://www.facebook.com/groups/35899034<BR>4127948/ <BR> <BR> Ahnenforschung alte Fotos, Fotos, Bilder, identifizieren: <BR> https://www.facebook.com/groups/39165947<BR>0932748/ <BR> Genealogie <BR> https://www.facebook.com/groups/53654444<BR>9743165/ <BR> <BR> German Genealogy: <BR> https://www.facebo... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:00:32 EST Question of the day june 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58355527 Do you eat a rainbow everyday? <BR> <BR> I try to and normally do, but every once in awhile don't. I'll admit though sometimes it is a veggie stir fry at the end of the day to get them all in. <BR> <BR> For those of you that don't know, each color veggie has it's own vitamins and minerals. The color of the veggie goes by what color the part you eat is. A kiwi is green, yes the skin is brown, but the part you eat is green To get all you need you need to eat 7 different colors of veggies. For... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:57:24 EST Question of the day June 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58342822 Do you put all the brothers and sisters in your family tree? <BR> <BR> I didn't for a long time then one day when I was working on a line that had dead ended, I just asked what would happen if I researched a brother. I got all kids of good info. Now I put brothers and sisters in, but don't do any thing with them unless I'm stumped and thing they might help. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:55:12 EST Question of the day June 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58333309 What do you do when someone is adopted. <BR> <BR> Beka's mother is adopted. One day Beka asked me if I would do her mothers family. I questioned Beka's mother and was told Beka didn't need to know anything about THAT woman and gave me a good start on her adopted family. I've done the family tree as if it was her family with a note that she was adopted into the family. I guess it isn't a true blood family tree but it did gave Beka a family tree on her mothers side. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:28:55 EST Question of the day June 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58320478 M0MTH3W1TCH'S Thank you for question of the day and I hope You keep it up. I just want to sneak in today. <BR> <BR> What do you want to see on this site? Is there anything you enjoy and hope stick around? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:56:57 EST Question of the Day June 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58285673 What is your favorite way to unwind? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My life is like a roller coaster out of control between work and home life. I try to read for a few minutes every day. Or I take a nap. Which is a running joke in the family. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:37:24 EST Question of the day June 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58256758 What's your best healthy eating or dieting tip? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd have to say mine is drinking a lot of water. Also I try eating a salad every day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:02:31 EST Question of the day June 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58188911 Do you find it difficult to say “no” when people ask you to do something? Do you ever say “yes” & then ask yourself why you did? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:38:36 EST Marriage certificate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58186367 I am so excited to have found my in-laws marriage certificate from the church the were married at in Chicago. The exciting part is that it is all in Bohemian. What a priceless treasure to find for my family tree. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:01:51 EST Question of the day June 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58177606 What do you do when you are overly tired? Go to bed earlier or sleep later? Fight it? Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:39:13 EST Question of the day June 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58166242 Do you like walking in the rain? I’m talking about a warm, gentle rain not a storm. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:26:22 EST Question of the day June 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58155520 Do you plan your menu a week at a time, or just decide each day what to eat? Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:06:55 EST Question of the day June 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58144545 In this area, we have tornadoes. Some other areas of the country have hurricanes, landslides, flooding, etc. What kind of severe weather problems do you have where you live? What action do you take when the sirens sound or whatever type of warning they have in your area? Do you actively plan for emergencies? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 22:48:17 EST Question of the day June 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58135691 Do strong smells like cigarette smoke & some heavy perfumes bother you? If so, what do you do if someone exposes you to them on a regular basis? Fri, 6 Jun 2014 23:41:02 EST Question of the day June 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58124333 Do you make a schedule for your “free time” or do you just “go with the flow”? Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:47:43 EST Question of the day June 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58113034 I posted this conversation on the daily chat link. <BR> <BR> A lady came into the office yesterday & was asking about renting the fellowship hall for a shower. She asked me "Do you have any weddings or funerals scheduled for July?" I just started laughing & told her ":No weddings & we usually don't schedule funerals ahead of time." That's when she realized what she had asked & started laughing too. <BR> <BR> Today’s question is – am I the only person who has these strange conversations? Wh... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:18:28 EST Question of the day June 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58102131 On an average, how much sleep do you get each night? Is that the right amount, too little or too much for you? Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:15:55 EST Question of the day June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58090143 What is your favorite soup? Do you make it yourself? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:16:51 EST Question of the day June 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58077417 What is your favorite summer activity? Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:56:00 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For May 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58073000 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #17 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 102,899 points and #26 in Fitness Minutes with 60,393 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that <BR> (1) you have a Spark page set up <BR> (2) it is not set to private. <BR> (3) You have posted to the team page in the last 30 days. SP will no longer allow team leaders to send team goodies to member... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:30:53 EST Question of the day June 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58065587 Do you speak any language other than English? If so, what language & how did you learn it? Why? Sat, 31 May 2014 22:34:30 EST Question of the day May 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58055370 Do you speak any language other than English? If so, what language & how did you learn it? Fri, 30 May 2014 22:50:23 EST Question of the day May 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58044887 What is the last class that you attended? Was it for fun, business, etc? Did you enjoy it? Thu, 29 May 2014 23:48:36 EST Question of the day May 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58033606 Do you have a vacation planned this year? Where are you going & what are you planning to do? Wed, 28 May 2014 23:43:09 EST Question of the day May 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58020785 If you could travel any place you wanted to, what would be your first choice? Why? Tue, 27 May 2014 22:33:29 EST Question of the day May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x58008917 When you really want to be comfortable, what do you wear? Mon, 26 May 2014 22:44:14 EST Question of the day May 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57997793 Do you have any family traditions to celebrate Memorial Day? Sun, 25 May 2014 23:17:42 EST Question of the day May 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57987773 Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Sat, 24 May 2014 23:20:47 EST Question of the day May 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57978670 Do you wear hats? If so, what is your favorite kind? Fri, 23 May 2014 23:52:40 EST Question of the day May 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57968157 Do you prefer to pay with cash, check or credit card? Fri, 23 May 2014 00:08:54 EST Question of the day May 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57956133 We’re surrounded by advertising. What company’s motto stays in your mind? Wed, 21 May 2014 22:27:52 EST Question of the day May 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57945165 What is your favorite summer pastime? Tue, 20 May 2014 23:58:55 EST FREE access to millions of US military records. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57943607 In honor of Memorial Day, MyHeritage is offering FREE access to millions of US military records. The free access will be available to search from May 23 to May 26. <BR> <BR> <link>blog.eogn.com/2014/05/19/myheritage-<BR>will-offer-free-access-to-military-rec<BR>ords-over-the-memorial-day-weekend/ </link> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:34:26 EST Question of the day May 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57932375 What is your favorite day of the week? Why? Mon, 19 May 2014 22:42:58 EST Question of the day May 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57919881 Is it harder being a kid now than when you were growing up? Why do you think that? Sun, 18 May 2014 23:12:52 EST Question of the day May 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57909416 Do you collect anything – dolls, stamps, shells, etc? Sat, 17 May 2014 22:50:03 EST Question of the day May 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57899449 Have you turned on your heat or air in the past week? How about open windows? Fri, 16 May 2014 22:33:30 EST Question of the day May 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57888992 Do you usually have a garden? If so, have you been able to plant it yet this year Thu, 15 May 2014 23:43:07 EST Question of the day May 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57876274 What type of music to you like to listen to? Wed, 14 May 2014 21:47:39 EST Question of the day May 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57864930 Now that spring has arrived, do you feel that your weather haS changed drastically, gradually, or not at all? Tue, 13 May 2014 22:50:08 EST Naturalization card http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57849361 Why would someone have a naturalization card if they were born in the USA? Mon, 12 May 2014 16:52:58 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57826701 The original message was for April team leaders, not March. Sorry for the error. <BR> Sat, 10 May 2014 13:28:06 EST Top Ten Team Leaders For April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57826253 As a team, you are all doing well. Our team was #17 in Spark Points in our category (Other Hobbies and Interests) with 109,724 points and #25 in Fitness Minutes with 58,165 minutes. <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE: If you are on the lists below & didn't receive your Sparkgoodie, please check that (1) you have a Spark page set up & (2) it is not set to private. If both of these things are OK, please contact me so we can figure out what the problem is. <BR> <BR> The team’s top ten leaders in Spark Poin... Sat, 10 May 2014 12:33:49 EST Ancestry preferred info vs. alternate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57809124 I am trying to start a family tree and am confused when I download info from ancestry.com and it asked. If I want the info as preferred, alternate or discard fact. Can someone explain this please. An example is I list a relative as John James Smith. Some info I find is listed as John Smith, Sr, J J Smith, John Smith.must I choose the preferred name or alternate name for each piece of info I find like death record, census, birth and military. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thu, 8 May 2014 22:27:52 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x57809035 I just stumbled onto this group and was very excited. I am a grandma of 7 and joined spark people to be accountable to myself in living a healthier life style and losing weight.I am trying to set up a family tree and hope I can find answers to questions I have in setting up my tree. I love learning about family history and tracing my roots. Thu, 8 May 2014 22:20:01 EST Question of the day May 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57772646 What was the last piece of clothing that you purchased? Was it for a special occasion? Mon, 5 May 2014 23:01:43 EST Question of the day May 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57762916 How was your weekend? Did you spend any time outdoors? Mon, 5 May 2014 09:01:17 EST Question of the day May 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57746669 What was the last creative project you worked on? Is this the type of thing you do on a regular basis? Sat, 3 May 2014 22:17:43 EST Question of the day May 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57737206 What always makes you feel happier? Sat, 3 May 2014 00:25:32 EST Question of the day May 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57724356 Do you read your horoscope? Visit a fortune teller? Use tarot cards? Thu, 1 May 2014 23:46:01 EST Question of the day May 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57710067 What type of mayonnaise do you have in your refrigerator? Original, Reduced Fat or Fat Free? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:59:27 EST Question of the day April 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57695896 What is a bad habit would you like to eliminate? What is a good habit that you would like to cultivate? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:16:38 EST Question of the day April 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57683556 Do you work on getting a tan during the summer? Natural, tanning bed or instant tan? Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:30:51 EST Question of the day April 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57670237 What was the name of your first boyfriend or girlfriend? How old were you? Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:53:03 EST Question of the day April 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57658325 What was your Saturday morning routine like when you were a kid? What's it like now? Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:38:54 EST Question of the day April 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57647434 What is your favorite day of the week? Why? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:50:06 EST Question of the day April 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57636099 What sound do you find the most annoying? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:22:41 EST new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x428x57627975 When I was young I always said I would never be fat like most of my family members. when I was fifteen I would eat two big macs with double fries. I was over weight and never had an energy. when we would run at school I was last or next to last out of my class. As a child though I road my bike everywhere or else I would walk everywhere which kept the weight off, but when we moved to the east side of town there was very few places to walk to or ride too. at that point I began to put on weight.... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:15:38 EST Question of the day April 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57622515 If you had a lottery ticket and won a million dollars, what would you do with it? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:34:46 EST Question of the day April 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57610426 Do you send out greeting cards for birthdays? Anniversaries? How about various holidays? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:00:34 EST Question of the day April 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57597702 Have you switched to using cloth, or otherwise reusable, grocery bags? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:27:31 EST Question of the day April 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57584512 Has the weather been strange where you live the past year? If so, how? Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:00:28 EST Question of the day April 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57574842 Did you have baskets & colored eggs for Easter? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:16:41 EST Question of the day April 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57564664 Do you set small goals daily? Weekly? How often do you review your long term goals? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:58:43 EST Offer of help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57557648 I'm no expert genealogist, but I have been working on my family tree for over 40 years. I'm retired now with time on my hands and a subscription to Ancestry.Com. I'd be happy to do some research for those who don't have a subscription, or just need a little help. Post a message here or e-mail me at ldmnj@aol.com with "genealogy help" in the subject line; give me as many details as you can and I'll see what I can find. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:31:19 EST Question of the day April 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57552416 Do you have an Easter traditions? If so, what are they? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:00:41 EST Success ~ At Last http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57551665 We always hear about brick walls so how about a success instead! Last year, after 40 years of research and collaboration with distant never-met cousins, we found someone with a copy of a letter written by my ancestor Thomas Gaw (1777 Greenville Co., SC to abt 1867, Jackson Co., TN) to his brother John Gaw (1786 Greenville Co., to abt 1840 IN). In that letter he gave the names and dates of birth for himself, John, and their three sisters, Mary, Francis, and Margaret. Not another generation ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:00:38 EST Question of the day April 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57540428 What is your earliest childhood memory? What is your favorite childhood memory? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:04:57 EST Question of the day April 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57528684 Do you have meatless meals? If so, what is your favorite? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:47:18 EST Question of the day April 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57515572 Have any of you considered having the genealogy DNA test done? If you had one done, what did it tell you that you didn’t know? If not, would you consider doing it? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:54:44 EST Question of the day April 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57502849 Tomorrow is tax day. Have you already filed your taxes or will you wait until tomorrow? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:41:03 EST Question of the day April 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57490642 What is your favorite program on TV? Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:40:12 EST Question of the day April 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57480181 What three adjectives do you think your friends would use to describe you? Which ones would you use to describe yourself? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:28:33 EST Question of the day April 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57467807 How much of your mail is “junk mail”? Do you throw it away or recycle it? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:16:08 EST Question of the day April 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57454655 Finish this sentence: "I’m glad that I’ve never ___." Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:37:53 EST Genealogy help request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57449122 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> This is a request for help, but not on my personal search for ancestors. Many of us have ancestors who owned slaves. I know there are wills written by some of my ancestors that mention slaves by name & who they are to go to upon that persons death. <BR> <BR> I have become involved with an African-American genealogy group & have promised to try to find names of slaves, who owned them & where they were at a particular time. They are anxious for this type of informatio... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:23:06 EST Question of the day April 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57442220 How many pairs of shoes do you own? How many do you actually wear? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:18:47 EST Question of the day April 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57428713 What is the greatest problem in the world today? Why is it a problem? What can we do to change it? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:56:56 EST Question of the day April 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57414513 Which side of your family do you resemble more, your mother’s or your father’s? Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:49:13 EST Question of the day April 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57401245 If you get a pizza just for yourself, without having to worry about what anyone else wants, what kind of pizza and toppings do you order? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 22:01:51 EST Question of the day April 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57389880 What is your favorite thing to do to relax? Is this a regular habit, a sometime thing or a desperate measure? Fri, 4 Apr 2014 23:07:13 EST Question of the day April 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57378531 How do you keep up with current events? Radio? TV? Newspaper? Internet? Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:07:40 EST Question of the day April 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57365244 If you could have free tickets to any live performance, which one would you choose? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:13:42 EST Question of the day April 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x428x57352137 If you could have the job of your dreams, what would it be? How close is that to what you do? Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:36:50 EST