Sultan is a small city located in Snohomish County, Washington. The city is located on the north end of the Puget Sound, and is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The city has a population of over 8,000 people, and is known for its picturesque views and proximity to numerous outdoor recreational activities. The city is also home to a number of local businesses and restaurants. Sultan is a great place to live, work and play. Below you can find the latest news, articles, and videos about Sultan.
We're happy to announce an exciting new feature in The Family History Guide—the Q&A Center. This tool can be used both for individual self-study and for training family history consultants or trainers. In The Family History Guide, you can access the Q&A Center in the Intro menu or in the Trainers menu. About the Q&A Center It's fitting that The Family History Guide was born out of the need to answer questions about family history ... and now it comes full circle with a collection of questions and answers across a wide variety of family history topics. The Q&A Center page has the links to a series of Google spreadsheets that contain questions and links to the answers. Each sheet has tabs with Q&A for each category, as well as About and Customize tabs. Let's take a look at each of the sheets, as of today's writing: Family Search and Partners. Tabs are FamilySearch Tree FamilySearch Family Tree FamilySearch Memories Latter-day Saints Ancestry 1-2 MyHeritage 1-3 (coming soon) Findmypast (coming soon) Research Essentials. Tabs are Basic Research FamilySearch Tools Ancestry Tools Next Steps DNA Research (coming soon) United States Research. Tabs are Record Types Vital Records Census, Immigration Military Other Records Ethnic Research Countries Research. Tabs are N. America British Isles Scandinavia Central Europe W. Europe E. Europe Asia/Pacific/Africa S. America We hope you enjoy the new Q&A Center in The Family History Guide!
Being a family history trainer or consultant is a great opportunity, but sometimes it can be challenging coming up to speed with everything there is to know. Have a look at our new page in the Trainers menu: Consultant Training Tools. This page is designed for anyone who does family history training, such as Temple and Family History Consultants, instructors, library staff, etc. The content on the page is designed to help consultants get started with The Family History Guide, know what areas to focus on, and how to use and build additional training tools. Here are the main sections in the page: Learning FamilySearch and Partners Learning Research Skills Country Research Other Resources The Q&A Center (see this blog post) Designing Training and Classes We hope you enjoy the new Consultant Training Tools page in The Family History Guide!
London calling! by Mary Jo Did you know that cruise ships migrate like birds? In summer they flock to Europe, cruising from Nordic regions to the Mediterranean and more. In autumn, they turn and head to the Western hemisphere, particularly the Caribbean. They do this because tourists follow the sun, and so do the cruise ships. This means that ships do repositioning cruises twice a year, spending days crossing the Atlantic with very few ports of call. This is great if you like lots of lazy days at sea and the Mayhem Consultant and I do. Hence we cruised from...
The high country of Northwest Georgia is home to many fascinating natural landmarks, but few can compare to the popularity and magnificence of Cloudland Canyon. The resultant of violent tectonic activity and sequential erosion, Cloudland Canyon emerged during the Late Paleozoic Era (approximately 325 – 250 million years ago) when supercontinents Gondwana and Laurasia collided to form Pangea. This momentous terrestrial event, known as the Alleghenian Orogeny, caused an uplifting of the Appalachia
During a Joint Meeting honoring the bicentennial of Congress in 1989, Minority Leader Robert Michel of Illinois suggested that what Congress needed during the celebration was “not more congressional prose, but the fiery, living truth of great poetry.”He turned the rostrum over to Howard Nemerov, Poet Laureate of the United States. In dark, tortoiseshell glasses, Nemerov leaned forward as he read a poem about the stakes of representational democracy.“Here at the fulcrum of us all, The feather of truth against the soul Is weighed, and had better be found to balance Lest our enterprise collapse in silence.”Nemerov continued, his white hair short but messy, intoning the importance of compromise in lawmaking. The audience smiled, charmed and relaxed. The poem's final stanza has been read as a moral about the checks and balances articulated in the Constitution. The poem ends with a metaphor of technology:“Praise without end for the go-ahead zeal Of whoever it was invented the wheel; But never a word for the poor soul’s sake That thought ahead, and invented the brake.”Like Nemerov, other poets have used democracy, the legislative process, and even the Capitol building as inspiration. Bards have offered praise for political balance and warnings about unchecked power. Carl Sandburg, a poet and scholar of Abraham Lincoln, spoke in 1959 at a Joint Session commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. Although he spoke in prose, his words maintained the cadence and evocativeness of poetry: Of Lincoln, he explained, “Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as a rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.”From 1949 to 1950, Elizabeth Bishop served as the Consultant in Poetry, which preceded the position of Poet Laureate, at the Library of Congress. With a westward-facing office in the Jefferson Building, she “looked out at the Capitol dome constantly,” she later said of those years. In “View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress,” she described the sights and sounds from her perch in the country's great repository. In the poem, the Air Force Band plays on the steps of the East Front, but the sound doesn’t carry across the street. The poem teases out why, suggesting“The giant trees stand in between, I think the trees must intervene, catching the music in their leaves like gold-dust, till each big leaf sags. Unceasingly the little flags feed their limp stripes into the air, and the band’s efforts vanish there.”Although Bishop later called it a “frivolous little poem,” “View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress” has been interpreted as a critique of military power. “The gathered brasses want to go / boom—boom,” the poem ends—but despite the desire to make a large bang, the sound doesn’t make it through to the public.In 1993, Poet Laureate Rita Dove read “Lady Freedom Among Us” at a ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the laying of the Capitol’s cornerstone. The Statue of Freedom had just been returned to the Capitol dome after being removed for cleaning. As Dove has explained, the poem imagines Lady Freedom as a homeless woman. The words command listeners to look at the figure and think deeply of her importance, rather than just pass her by. “don't lower your eyes / or stare straight ahead to where / you think you ought to be going,” the poem begins in all lowercase letters. In 1994, the verse was published as a book, with images of the statue and the Capitol incorporated into the book design.Seen in a new light, the figure of Lady Freedom emphasizes the importance of dignity and unity:“she has fitted her hair under a hand-me-down cap and spruced it up with feathers and stars slung over one shoulder she bears the rainbowed layers of charity and murmurs all of you even the least of you”The final stanza reads,“no choice but to grant her space crown her with sky for she is one of the many and she is each of us”beginning and ending without capital letters or a period. Without punctuation, the lines of the poem seem to reach out into space as Freedom does, atop the Capitol, crowned with sky.Sources: Congressional Record, House, 101st Cong., 1st sess. (2 March 1989): 3214; Report of the Joint Committee on Arrangements on the Commemoration Ceremony in Observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1959, 86th Cong., 1st sess., 1959, H. Doc. 211, 3–4; Elizabeth Bishop, “View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress,” The Complete Poems, 1927–1979 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983) 69; Richmond Times-Dispatch, 8 February 1994; and http://www.lib.virginia.edu/etext/fourmill/DovLady.html.This is part of a series of blog posts exploring the art and history of photographs from the House Collection.Follow @USHouseHistory
2022 has been a good year for The Family History Guide Association, and we are looking forward to great things in 2023! Here's a brief summary of some of the highlight events and website features for 2022: All Year This year has been busy with presentations to genealogical societies across the United States, as well as a keynote address for the East Texas Genealogical Society and the WikiTree International Symposium. November In the Trainers menu, we added a new Consultant Training page and a Q&A spreadsheet page for consultants and learners. We'll add a few updates to the spreadsheet in coming weeks. September We rolled the Certified Trainer program into the Volunteer Instructor Program (VIP). No certification test, just opportunities to present and teach! July In July I presented Research with The Family History Guide, a webinar for the BYU Family History Library. June The Video Info buttons are now easier to use, and there are more of them. Just click the Info icon and you'll see a list of timings you can jump to inside popular family history videos. We also added a Quick Prep page in the Trainers menu that helps you prepare a class or presentation with The Family History Guide, quickly and easily. March March was the online RootsTech conference, and The Family History Guide was well-represented. One of our feature videos was The Family History Guide: The Inside Story. We made some significant updates to The Family History Guide Home page to facilitate navigation. We also updated the Get Started page with new tiles and categories. Feb In January and February we added a series of 30-second Spotlight videos to our YouTube Channel. January We added some great family history activities for youth, focused on ward and stake participation. These include Youth Activities Sheets for Latter-day Saints and Ward and Stake Activities for Youth.
A team of Israeli archaeologists uncovered fragments of the Old City's fortifications and an intriguing carved hand imprint as they dug along Sultan Suleiman Street, between the Damascus Gate and the Lions' Gate.. Jerusalem.