|Posted by: Donald P. Hutchins
on Jan 9 2010 22:32|
Well, after having reviewed the evidence, it seems that the book I have, has the error, in as far as delineating our lineage. I have reviewed the 'same' lines in the book that Frederick C. Pearce of Chicago put together, that I was able to access online in the form of electronic photocopies, and was able to zoom in close enough to see what was what, and found the same lines correctly displayed in his book. Yet there are still a number of discrepancies elsewhere with his pages, as there are in many other places on the net, as they seem to take on a life of their own. When assigning dates to birth and death, they should not be confused with position title and duration in the office of state. It is always good to find something that was diligently researched, that when entered on to the screen, makes sense when the math is done. Correctly describing the source of the reference can be of some help because one has a better chance of returning to it to recheck their data, to ...
|Posted by: Donald P. Hutchins
on Jan 3 2010 21:14|
I have been doing my genealogical history now for a couple of months. I have finally purchased some space and time for this site so that I could more fully, with less hindrances, discover the shoulders of those upon which I stand. When attempting to learn something, in an area of study in which I was previously unfamiliar, I am much like a dog with a new bone.
In genealogy one starts with one's last name. It is always from the father's side of the family. Then next is the mother's maidename. 1 name has now become 2. Each parent also had a mother and a father, grandparents. Now from two last names, we now have four. The further back in time one goes, in as far as records have been kept, the more last names that come into play. It can be an amazing journey, with today's electronic tools.
My dad had the middle name of FOSTER. Tradition usually holds that the first child, usually in the case of a boy, that their middle name be the same as their mothers maiden name. Sure enough, in my dad's case, this was true. So I started with 4 last names: Hutchins, Foster, Ley, Romanoski, a strange mix, and began my quest. I initially found the Foster's, wow! what a fertile family. It is no wonder that we have the Foster Genealogy book, now over a hundred years old, to use as a tool to find from whom we spring.
I have my own copy of: The Foster Family, California Pioneers, 1849, that was given to my dad, which was signed by Lucy A. F. Sexton. This was my real starting point. I started reading a book that I had in my possession for a number of years, unaware of what was inside. (Note: BOOKS are still cool! And more precious than ever if old.) Lucy A. F. Sexton, the author of that old book, started out with some background from the "Foster Genealogy", which at the time writing was probably being written at the same time as the Foster Genealogy by another author, who had compiled information from a plethora of sources, with much time and labor involved. Lucy had done much on her own, and had made contributions of family stories of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. And as it happens, after some research, Frederick C. Pearce of Chicago, is the author of the: Foster Genealogy, wrote the following:
Title: From the Foster Genealogy by Frederick C. Pearce of Chicago, begins with: "Ancestry of Reginald Foster of New England traced back to Anacher Great Forester of Flanders, who died in 837 A.D. Also the record of all other Fosters in America." He then gives a page reference and the first name: Reverend Isaac Foster (Giles, Timothy, Timothy, James, Thomas John). OK. So there seems to be a comma missing. Then follows about four more paragraphs. The next name: Isaac Giles Foster (Isaac, Giles, Timothy, Timothy, Thomas, Thomas, John.) HHHmmmmm... so this seemed to be a copy error in the book I owned, as I had thought this part had been written and edited for the old book. So I had a puzzle that had been gnawing somewhere in my brain all this time, and now that I have the tools, I was able to solve it. I finally had access to the Big Book, the Foster Genealogy, as all of the pages were photocopied and put in storage, ONLINE, electronically available to me at my computer. All I needed was good access and all would avail itself to my eyes.
Pearce of Chicago, didn't stick to his enumerating system of numbers to names. I guess after the first 9400 names, his eyes, hands, and behind, were a little worse for wear. To be sure, the effort to be, and remain, true and accurate was foremost within his mind. But he was not perfect, and failed to correct his errors, or the writing errors of those who came before him in the form of past documentation. And not fully understanding what it is that you are reading, as you transcribe the hand writing into movable type used for mass publications of the day, and that there were deadlines, and not an infinite amount of time, space, or legible resources to work with, it is understandable that some lack of diligence was necessitated.
So I had to find out who this Reginald Foster and John Foster were, and knowing that John is a very, very, very common first name, I knew my work was cutout for me. High-speed Internet is great, when it works correctly. Your experience may vary. I spent the better part of a 12+ hour session downloading the electronic images of the photocopied pages of the Foster Genealogy. At first randomly as had been made reference to by the search engines, then started to use the tools with the browser, like the TOC, to see the section heading, just like in a book, and found that there chapters for five or six major Foster branches, one of which was John and another was for Reginald, and the one that started all, Anacher the Great Forester. There are other sections of reference to documentation sources and the like along with as many stories and tidbits of information that a person could cram into 1031 plus pages. And when the connection is slow and the file size medium or bigger, one can understand the length of time it took, yet pales in comparison to the original effort. While I don't have the character string handy just yet, (I am still in the process of assembly, but now have all the pieces) I will write an update in the near future when I have completed this assemblage of words.
|Posted by: Donald P. Hutchins
on Nov 17 2009 07:24|
The current goal is to create different materials in the form of cold-formed ceramic composites. Successful composites will demonstrate the usefulness of the processes proposed. The materials engineering of the invention relates to a novel process of preparing a chemical mixture of the purist materials available, in the form of Aluminum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phosphoric Acid, and Hydrochloric Acid. The process of creating a liquid ceramic resin is done by cooking the mixture of the acids and base to the boiling point until said mixture is ‘clear’ and ‘not cloudy.’ Preferable, this is done in a large borosilicate glass beaker, to form the reaction that creates the Liquid Aluminum Phosphate Resin, with any water coming directly from the acid and base portions of the said precursor materials. No organics used (i.e. carbon-based). The formed liquid material is easily combined with other materials to create cold-formed ceramic composite materials, that will create parts, that may form a piezo-electro-magnetic inductive forge for titanium, its alloys, and other high temperature metals of interest needed for parts in other devices, and perhaps act as a lens for neutrinos.
In terms of usage for the production of a Low Energy Device for use in illuminating, or otherwise shining a light on a subject, it is useful as a photonic dispersion medium, with some reasonably good thermal transference properties. A proposal for investigating its use, in combination with a transparent lighting element made with Light Emitting Diodes on saphire, has been made. Progress in many directions has been achieved. I have had a string of experiments where I would try to perform the same thing twice, in the same way, yet create two different products. I had trouble making anything the same twice in a row. Pertaining to the New Lightbulb, the requirements engendered by the lighting element were: 1. Cool it. 2. Disperse emitted photons by it. 3. Down convert 50% of the higher blue frequencies to lower yellow frequencies, which together would combine to form white light. Thermal transparancy is needed to quickly remove the residual heat of the 1watt of energy that is being used to make the light that is emitted. Visual transparancy is needed to emit the light, that is generated, efficiently so as maximize illumination with the least amount of energy usage. White light is the best to see objects illuminated with it. The LED is a Blue light emitter, thus some kind of down conversion is needed.
The present LTAP can also be used to create very hard ceramic composite cutting tools for the manufacturing industry, and coffee mugs that won’t chip or break when they fall on to a concrete surface. Ceramic composites made into electronic parts will improve the performance and quality of multilayer electronics. Planned fiberoptic data and address paths can be formed and embedded in sheets of ceramic composite material made with very thin fabric type materials by pushing the ceramic resin through the surface of the woven Fiberoptic fabric to form the sheet. Materials like Kevlar, fiberglass, nylon, polypropylene, or other fibrous types formed into sheets, that can be precut, can be used. Electrodes, circuit traces, and the like could be silk-screened in place in such a way that thickness of said parts will be less than the sheet of the next layer. The patterns can be molded and then metalized or formed in situ. Cold-formed piezo-ceramic glass, inductors, capacitors, diodes, and resistors embedded in ceramic material are envisioned. Thin ceramic strips with a thousand thermocouples per inch, in series, forming peltier strip devices, can be combined to form thermo-electric generators, for use in outer space, or in the desert, or in cars, or on top of buildings.