(International Standard Serial Number)  ISSN 1532-0340




McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume IX, Number 4, October 26, 2001.


A clearing house for McAninch and related surnames [McAninch, McIninch, McNinch (-sh)].

Published Quarterly since 1993.              Articles solicited, and Queries accepted.




Table Of Contents




Miscellaneous info, Queries, and Nuggets from recent letters (by States)

page 2001-26

(Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania)




McAninch for the Confederacy: Eight Who Fought for Southern Independence

page 2001-27

(Part I)




God Bless America




words and music by Irving Berlin [1]

God bless America, one of our unofficial national


anthems, was written by Irving Berlin, an

God bless America, land that I love

immigrant whose family came from Byelorussia

Stand beside her and guide her

to America when he was only five years old.

Through the night with the light from above

It was originally written during the summer


of 1918 at Camp Upton, Yaphank, Long Island,

From the mountains to the prairies

New York, intended for his Ziegfeld-style revue,

To the oceans white with foam

“Yip, Yip, Yaphank”, but not used in that show.

God bless America, my home sweet home

In 1938, as war was again threatening in Europe,


he recalled his “God Bless America” from

From the mountains to the prairies

twenty years earlier, and made some alterations

To the oceans white with foam

to reflect the different state of the world.

God bless America, my home sweet home

Kate Smith introduced the revised song during

God bless America, my home sweet home!

her radio broadcast on Armistice Day, 1938. [2]


[1] words and music by Irving Berlin (1888-1989); lyrics as recorded by Kate Smith in 1963 and included on “The Irving Berlin 100th Anniversary Collection” (MCA Records MCABD-39324) <http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/3225/Traditional/God_Bless_America.txt>

[2] Story of the song, <http://www.geocities.com/praisehymns/god_bless_america.htm>


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McAninch Family History NL, IX -4  October 2001  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 2001-25

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