I always have this prevailing thought on traditional beliefs regarding death. As much as I wanted to discover many things about it, I couldn't be able to do so because of this certain fear I have inside. I believe that the answer to mysteries of why do people die have not yet been revealed. As such, I also get intrigued of burial and the different beliefs associated with religion and spirituality. Rituals have varied broadly with time and place, and have often mixed directly with religious perception. They provide critical insight into cultures, as well as making for interesting reading. For instance, he Muslim religion has a very clear set of protocols for dealing with the deceased. The body must be placed on its sides and washed with warm water and soap, generally by a member of the same sex, with the final washing having scented water. There must be an odd number of washings (a trend against odd numbers is also visible in the Hindu faith), some of the stomach's must be pushed out, and the teeth and nose must be cleaned on the outside as a form of ablution (spiritual cleansing). Then the body is dried, perfumed, and wrapped in white cloth. Burial prayers are then said facing Mecca before a silent procession takes the corpse to its burial, where everyone shares in filling the grave with soil and a second pit with bricks while saying additional prayers. On the other hand, a lot is known about Egyptian burial. Thanks to the attractiveness of the pyramids that served as tombs for their kings. The bodies were treated with spices, herbs and chemicals so that they became mummies rather than decomposing. The corpses were then placed in cotton cloth wrappings and put inside of a wooden case that was put inside of another case that was decorated with details of their life and a mask of their face. This was then placed in a coffin that was put in a sarcophagus. However, the bodies of poor people were treated less elaborately, but on the other hand cats, sacred animals, were mummified. The powder of mummies was sold in the Middle Ages by apothecaries. Mummies were also produced in Peru and Mexico.
From Fateful Pepsi Commercial Soon to Become LifeGem Diamond?? isn't very interesting?? I have read this great article that LifeGemwho is turning Michael Jackson’s hair into diamonds
When executive producer Ralph Cohen scooped up the charred hair Michael Jackson lost in the filming of the now-infamous Pepsi commercial, he had no idea that he was saving an important piece of history.
Cohen, executive producer for the Pepsi commercial, was among the first to reach Jackson when he was set on fire. Cohen threw his jacket over Jackson’s head to help extinguish the flames. As Jackson was being rushed off the set and to the hospital, Cohen instinctively, picked up the charred lock of hair and put it in his pocketâ€“ where it remained undisturbed for 25 years until Jackson’s death last month.
Back in 2007 LifeGem collaborated to successfully create diamonds from Beethoven’s hair.
They are specialize in creating diamonds from locks of hair. Our plan is to give people an opportunity to own a diamond made from Michael Jackson’s DNA,they are currently evaluating Jackson’s hair sample to determine how many diamonds can be created. This will be a limited collection and they anticipate great interest.
Hi everyone. I'm a newbie member in this forum. I'm looking forward to learn more here with every post and I will be sharing some thoughts too. It's my pleasure to be here and hoping to have a great stay. See you around then. Thanks and have a nice day=)
- Change "who I am" in my tree. (when I created the tree for the first time, I created another tree than mine, now that mine is also there it always shows the other one first because it's suppose to be "me").
- Doing so, I realised that I do not see the Sosa numbers? Is there a way to define the Sosa-Stradonitz #1, the have the Sosa numbers displayed easily?
- I'm surprised that when I create the parent of somebody who died 300 years ago, I still have to click "Deceased". Is there a way to default to "Dead" if say they are ascendent of somebody who was born aver a 100 years?
We don't have Sosa numbers in MyHeritage, you can view the relationship between you and any person in your family tree by clicking on the person in your tree (the relationship will be displayed on the left side of the screen).
You can also display the relationships between you and the individuals in your tree by creating family reports.
Regarding the "mark as deceased" issue – If you edit a person's birth date that was 120 years ago or more – the person will be automatically marked as deceased.
In the Family Tree Builder you also have a "Check Foe Deceased People" feature, which allows you to automatically mark all the ancestors of a deceased person as deceased for example.
The website is Baffo Family Website and an example is Robert S Ranno who is listed as relative instead of cousin, once removed. The vast majority of the people are referred to as relative instead of the actual relationship.
Also, some relationships state someting similar to : "Related by marriage: 6 steps"
Hi Esther, I have 2 separate family trees. In one family tree (Rapisarda), when I look to invite people, the relationship will show second cousin, once removed whereas in the Baffo website, a person with the same relationship is shown as relative. Your answer did not correctly address my problem. Please tell me how to fix this so that the actual relationship is diplayed.
I have found the problem (where the bug lies)- I see that in your Baffo Website, you have a step great grandmother Lucia Baffo. The way that the system deals with her descendants in relation to you to consider them as relatives.
We understand that this is most definitely not ideal, and I will make sure to pass on your suggestion to the appropriate department for further consideration.
I am trying it through IE. Nothing works. I have a free trial on MyAncestry and in 2 days I was able to find relatives up to 4 generations back. On here, nothing. No smart matches, no research results. I have sent 3 support requests and don't get an answer to anything. I want my money back.
A member is copying all my published information word for word and photographs and claiming them as his own, then selling the information on his website. I have asked him if he will trade information with me, but he replies "Only at the price listed on my website". I have done a great deal of footwork (literally) to obtain much of my information, and I think his attitude is unfair to say the least.