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# Wednesday, July 02, 2008
A Match Made in History
Posted by Diane

How cute is this story? Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross—or rather, two people who impersonate them in Philadelphia—have fallen in love, and they’re getting hitched the day before the Fourth of July.


J. Smith for GPTMC

The lovebirds beneath the costumes are Ralph Archbold, a nationally recognized Ben Franklin re-enactor, and Linda Wilde, who often appears as Betsy Ross.

What better place for Ben and Betsy to wed than Independence Hall? The couple will dress in Colonial attire and exchange vows in a public ceremony there. Then they’ll head to a private reception at the old City Tavern, one of Benjamin Franklin's favorite restaurants.

The pair met last Sept. 1, when Wilde begged Archbold to give a friend’s wedding toast as Franklin. They talked history at the event, and Archbold later called Wilde in search of a last-minute Betsy Ross.

The rest is history.


Genealogy fun
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 9:08:04 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
Thursday, July 03, 2008 3:05:46 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hi Diane,
I see the State Research Guide CD is on sale for a few days. I am a bit 'put out' actually. I don't understand why, if this CD was planned, the two previous CD's, 2006 and 2007 were made and put up for sale at the prices they were. I purchased both of them at sale prices, and there are a combined 22 states. Now, in order to have all of them, I would have to put out another $40.00, and in the process, be buying something I've already purchased from the company. I'm sorry, but I don't consider this a very good way to treat and keep subscribers. I think there shoud be at least a 50% discount for those of us who purchased the previous two CD's.
Judy
Judy
Thursday, July 03, 2008 5:25:19 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I think you may have meant to comment on the CD sale post rather than the Ben and Betsy post.

Anyway, first, thank you for purchasing our digital products! Please note the July 4th sale covers all the CDs, not just the state guides.

We try to make content available in as many formats as possible to suit individual needs. We believe people purchase the 2006 and 2007 compilation CDs not just for the state research guides, but also for the other how-to articles they contain.

Here’s another way you could collect the rest of the guides: Purchase the 2008 compilation CD (out near the end of this year), then buy the remaining four state guides as digital downloads from our Web site ($3 each). You can do this from our Back Issues Store at http://www.fwmagazines.com/category/family-tree-magazine .

Or, you could choose the most relevant guides to you from the remaining states and download those.

(Note the state guides series started with the January 2005 issue; that compilation CD will be ready in a few months.)

I hope this explanation is helpful!
Best,
Diane
Diane
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