A new photo album has been added to the historical Marietta, Ohio MySpace web site.
Titled: "VARIOUS OLD PHOTOS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, OHIO"
(see photo link below the profile picture on the site)
Many of these photos were once on my "Washington County, Ohio Historical & Genealogy Links" website, but is no longer available because Hometown AOL has closed its doors :( So, if you still have that URL up on your site, you can remove it.
For those of you who know about the web site....you know that I have LOTS (hundreds) of photos to add to this album. Remember to check the comment section of each photo (in all albums), because it gives information about each photo that is uploaded to the Marietta, Ohio MySpace site.
The purpose of the historical Marietta, Ohio MySpace is to draw attention to our great historical town and to educate all people (young & old) with the knowledge about the importance of its history in and around Marietta, especially with the effort of getting more young people involved in history & genealogy. The site was developed on in April of 2008. Its quite new, but it is growing fast as the word gets out. The BLOG section of the site includes some very educational information that some people are not aware of, including contributors of the site that allows me to add copyrighted information and photos and URL links to historical & genealogy websites in Washington County, Ohio.
Several new things have been added, such as the history of McClure-Shafer-Lankford Funeral Home (1892-present); info about travel and tourism; book: Escape of Jane;
Biography of Claude Davis; "lots" more photos, and this one photo (and info) of JOHN WESLEY BOWERS, of the 77th OVI, plus some military info on his brothers. There are several people & businesses that contribute to the site.
You don't have to be a member of MySpace to view anything on the site. I have the privacy settings set to "public". The only things that you can't see if your not a friend of the Marietta, Ohio MySpace are the bulletins that I put out.
If you don't know much about navigating around MySpace, some of the new things are posted in the BLOG section on the right hand side of the page. Under the profile pic there is a link that you can click on View Pics/Videos. Click on Pics and it will bring up all the various photo albums that I have online so far. Then all you have to do is click on the Album of your choice and it will bring up all the pics in the album. To view a pic up close and to read the comments, click on any photo and it will enlarge itself. Under the pic is the info about it.
If anyone would like to contribute to the site, (PLACES & EVENTS ONLY) send me an email at my "regular" email address (see below) where you can send me pics & information about them. Your name & MySpace url (if you have one) will be credited as the owner of the photos and will also be added as one of the contributors of the site. If you don't have a MySpace url, that's ok..... I can just add your name as an owner and contributor of the site. In the comment section of the photo, I can add that anyone can contact me about it through MySpace, then I will send you a personal email letting you know about the inquiry. Don't want to add email addresses to MySpace because of the Spam Robots that roam over the internet. This happens not only on MySpace, but everything that is put out on the world wide web.
Also............feel free to add the URL to your website if you have not done so already. Also, be sure to check out all the historical friends that the site has, as well as people from Washington County and other states across the US. Many profiles are public and have beautiful sites. All you have to do is click on their photo.
If you visit the Marietta MySpace, be sure to sign the GUESTBOOK. Marietta loves it when you come to visit, even if its only online.
Thanks.... and enjoy :o)
Debbie Noland Nitsche
Historical Marietta, Ohio on MySpace
cc: Washington County, Ohio Historical Society
Ernie Thode (Washington Co., Ohio Historical & Genealogy Library & WCCOGS)
Belpre Historical Society
Linda Showalter (Marietta College)
Washington Co., Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rootsweb Washington County, Ohio Mailing List
Ancestry.com Washington County, Ohio Message Board
Genealogy.com Message Board
Historical Marietta, Ohio MySpace Bulletin (a place for bulletins & announcements to friends of the site)
Jean Yost (SAR)
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