Pssst, Hey Buddy, Wanna See My Polk?

If you are looking for the research on the obama newspaper birth announcements, it is at this link:

https://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/extra-extra-announcing-obamas-birth

If you want the post on the weird anomaly in the public birth index with obama’s listing, it is here:

https://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/duplicitous-duplicate

If you want info on “Hawaii’s father race codes”, you will find that at this link:

https://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/hawaiis-fathers-race-codes

I will put these Polks up for anyone who would care to have a look.  This batch is from the most recent trip to Honolulu, and captured for me.  The Interrogator had to use a recording device that I provided her with as the copiers in the State Library were out of order.

The reason the images are not very perfect is simply because getting the knack of using this particular device is  largely dependent on using it a lot.  So, being somewhat unfamiliar with it, the images came out rough-ish.

For those of you who do not know what a Polk Directory is, it is rather like a phone book, but gives slightly different info.  It may give your occupation and place of work, spouses name, home address.  But not the phone number.

Why do I have a post with a bunch of Polk images?  If you are here looking at them, chances are you know why these are of interest to some researchers.

That is why I am posting them.  I have them, some people may be curious to see them, some researchers may want to study them, so here they are.

UPDATE: a link to a history of the Polk Directories.  While not as complete as I would like, nor as detailed, it gives you a general idea of how the co. evolved.

http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/R-L-Polk-amp;-Co-Company-History.html

I found this disclaimer in a online GenWeb site, link will follow (it’s NOT a Honolulu Polk, but has info about the Polks in general that my imagaes lack)


PUBLISHERS NOTEThe information in this Directory is gathered by an actual canvass and is compiled in a way to insure maximum accuracy.
The publishers cannot and do not guarantee the correctness of all information furnished them nor the complete absence of errors or omissions, hence no responsibility for same can be or is assumed.
The publishers earnestly request the bringing to their attention of any inaccuracy so that it may be corrected in the next edition of the directory. 

R. L. POLK & CO., Publishers

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nebuffal/krny1952

.                                                                .1959-1960 Asing (Robert only)

Dunham

Lefforge.                                                              . “Ob” No obama

.  

.                                                      .                   Asing .

.Dunham

.

Lefforge.                                                                . obama

.

.                                                                                         .  Asing

.

.Dunham                                             .          Lefforge

Nordyke .                                                                            .obama

.  .

.                                                                                                  .Asing

. .

. Dunham                                                             .  Lefforge

.Nordyke                                                               . No more obama sr.

.  

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~ by ladysforest on February 5, 2011.

16 Responses to “Pssst, Hey Buddy, Wanna See My Polk?”

  1. I see the listing under Obama lsited Ann S at a different address (the one that was included in the birth announcements) from Barack H which was on 11th Ave.

    So is the implication of this listing that the two never lived together?

    • Yes, that is what it implies. That fact is actually no longer disputed. Thing is, there are records of him at that address (University records), and absolutely nothing that has him listed at the Dunham address. Had he ever lived there with his wife, it would have been in the Polk. After all, she was able to list herself as Obama, Ann, S. So, if she had the time and opportunity to list herself thus, and have it make the deadline for this Polk printing, she would have indicated a shared address. Wouldn’t any newly wed? And wouldn’t a newly wed, expectant first time teen mom-to-be list herself as a Mrs.?
      The common thing found in the Polks is the wife is listed as a Mrs.

      She is listed as a Mrs. in the WA 1961-1962 Polk, but not in the HI 1961-1962 Polk, in the town where she spent her pregnancy and delivered her baby. Very unusual.

      Why do the traditional thing and get married because you get knocked up if you don’t call yourself a Mrs., or for sake of appearances, even list your address as the same as your brand new husband/baby daddy whether you actually live with him or not?

      • A few questions:

        How did the polk publishers obtain the information to print in the polk?

        Did polks include everyone in town?

        Could Stanley Anne’s mom have “placed” Stanley Ann that the K. Hwy address? Would Stanley Anne have been required to sign any submission for herself? As SA was a minor could her mother have legally signed for her?

        • Good questions all. I never chased down the polk production procedures.

          There are other questions I have as well.

          Someone on FreeRe posted a link of some sort. I’ll look for that tomorrow, if I remember, and pop it up here.

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  3. I noticed that neither of the Asings who have the same address as the one below Obama’s announcement have wives that are listed with them. Isn’t that kind of strange?

    • Yes, I always thought that was odd. I know that Norman married around the same time as obama’s parents, because when I checked the Jan-Feb ’61 marriage announcements, I found Norman’s. I am not sure how the Polk info is collected-or rather, was collected back then.
      I think it might have been a multi-generational home also.

  4. Great find! As always great detective work!!
    I missed somewhere along the line who the asing’s are….

    • Well, just a little curiosity item. The announcement below obama’s is for Norman Asing, and the birth announcement for his brother’s child was a few days earlier. They share an address, but in Norman’s announcement the address is slightly misspelled. Which, because of all the controversy over these announcements, made it stand out a bit. The other curious thing is that Robert’s child is announced something like three days before Norman’s in the one newspaper, and a month later in the other newspaper.

  5. LadyForest, You and a few other very intelligent women with blogs should be heading up all of our alphabet agencies. Absolutely astounding how your minds and intuitions work to uncover what all the news agencies won’t speak about. Probably because for one reason they don’t even have the ability to find this stuff!
    You ladies are true Patriots, I pray for you and your safety. You are getting so friggin close to making it impossible for bHussien to deny and cover much longer. If only people would remove the blinders……

    • Honestly, I think noticing the odd little things is a skill mommies develop. And my intuition sharpened up somewhat after I began to adopt Dobermans. 🙂

      It’s my feeling that “news” agencies, reporters, ect., stop when they get “something”. The “something” that supports their take on things.
      I’m the type that says, “Yes, I see it there, but I want all of the stuff around it also”.

      I see this as a huge joint effort. All of us wondering, questioning, demanding. And we can not stop until we have the truth. It is that simple.

  6. i love it

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  8. […] Pssst, Hey Buddy, Wanna See My Polk? •February 5, 2011 • 12 Comments If you are looking for the research on the obama newspaper birth announcements, it is at this link:https://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/extra-extra-announcing-obamas-birthIf you want the post on the weird anomaly in the public birth index with obama’s listing, it is here:https://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/duplicitous-duplicateIf you want info on “Hawaii’s father race codes”, you will find that at this link:https://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/hawaiis-fathers-race-codesI will put these Polks up for anyone who would care to have a look.  This batch is from the most recent trip to Honolulu, and captured for me.  The Interrogator had to use a recording device that I provided her with as the copiers in the State Library were out of order. The reason the images are not very perfect is simply because getting the knack of using this particular device is  largely dependent on using it a lot.  So, being somewhat unfamiliar with it, the images came out rough-ish.For those of you who do not know what a Polk Directory is, it is rather like a phone book, but gives slightly different info.  It may give your occupation and place of work, spouses name, home address.  But not the phone number.Why do I have a post with a bunch of Polk images?  If you are here looking at them, chances are you know why these are of interest to some researchers.That is why I am posting them.  I have them, some people may be curious to see them, some researchers may want to study them, so here they are.UPDATE: a link to a history of the Polk Directories.  While not as complete as I would like, nor as detailed, it gives you a general idea of how the co. evolved.http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/R-L-Polk-amp;-Co-Company-History.htmlI found this disclaimer in a online GenWeb site, link will follow (it’s NOT a Honolulu Polk, but has info about the Polks in general that my imagaes lack) […]

  9. Wait a minute. I’m looking at your scans, and I see Stanley Dunham and wife listed at 6085 kalanianaole for both 60-61 and 61-62, and Lefforge doesn’t get listed at that address until 62-63!

    • Yep.

      I just found out that there are also other addresses for obama Sr. that are never listed in the Polks either.

      I have been unable to find out when the info canvass for each directory was completed, and sent off to the printers. Not done by computers prior to ’62 as far as I can find out though.

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