(International Standard Serial Number)  ISSN 1532-0340



McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume XV, Number 1, January 14, 2007.


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

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




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Miscellaneous info, Queries, and Nuggets (by States, alphabetical order)

page 2007-02

[Pennsylvania (Armstrong County Orphans Court); Tennessee (Giles County)]




Court Case, ‘McAninch and Wife v. Laughlin’, Penn. Supreme Court, 1850

page 2007-03



McAninch in the ‘Johnsons and Johnstons’ Book, Howard County, Indiana

page 2007-06



The Year of the Red Female Fire Pig


In the Chinese lunar calendar, the ‘Year of the Red Fire Pig’ 4704 begins on February 18, 2007

(‘boar’ on the Hawaiian calendars, ‘honey-glazed ham’ in suburbia, wild ‘javelina’ in Arizona, and

Arkansas Razorback ‘red hog’s down in the Southeastern Conference). The sequence of the twelve

animals is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog, and Pig.


In the traditional 60 and 120-year cycles, these are combined with Yin-Yang and the Five Elements

(Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth), and 2007 is also a ‘Female Fire Pig’ year [fire is equivalent

to the color red in the Five-Element system]    http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2007.htm


Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, a time for family reunions,

honoring ancestors, and thanking the gods for their blessings. “Gung Hay Fat Choy”, the traditional

greeting, can be translated as “Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”


This McAninch Family History Newsletter is Published by Frank and Jan (Mauk) McAninch

17531 Montbury Circle, Huntington Beach, California 92649-4823      Telephone: 714-846-5134

Email: family @ McAninch.net, FrankMcAninch @ alumni.uci.edu, or frankmac @ worldnet.att.net



McAninch Family History NL v.XV n.1 / January 2007 / Frank McAninch, Editor / page 2007-01

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