This is the high school graduation picture of my grandmother, Birdie Nina (McDowell) Hogue. It has become a sort of trademark of mine, appearing as the logo for The National Queries Forum (1989-1994) and later on the original (1994-2000) website, known at the time as Genealogy Online. (It was sold in 2000 to Rootsweb.) Birdie, AKA "Tugboat Annie," is now serving as the mascot for