My sister Jacque Lane and I were at a campground in the North Cascades National Park about 100 miles from Arlington, Washington, and we headed to Arlington after breakfast, cooler today than the day before in Wenatchee, Washington. We headed for the Smoky Point RV Park, and had lunch and took a shower before I went to the WSGS board meeting at the Quality Inn breakfast nook. After the meeting we went to the Skookum Brewery for dinner and to get our packets for the conference.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
My sister Jacque Lane and I left for Arlington on the afternoon of August 12, 2014. We wanted to see our cousin Clara Watson in her assisted living home at Wenatchee, Washington. It was very hot when we got there and did not cool off much that night, but it did rain some.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) It's almost time for the new school year to start in the Northern hemisphere, and for most children that meant a new grade, a new teacher, and perhaps new friends.
2) Tell us about some of your elementary school memories when you were a child. What are your memories of starting school in a new year? Who were your teachers? How did you get to school? Who were your best friends? What subjects did you like best? What extra-curricular activities did you participate in? Make up your own questions if you'd like!
Well I went 6 grades at Whitman Elementary School, the year I was to start kindergarten our local school district eliminated kindergarten. They had too few classrooms and too few teachers so my parents and one neighbor that had a son the same age as me found a kindergarten at the church at Post and Wellesley. Whitman school was two blocks north of home, downhill to the street the school was on , but the school was on a hill on the block, so actually higher than our house, so I walked to school.
I liked reading, math, science and social studies. The only teachers I remember are Mr. Meili and Mr. Anderson. Mr. Meili taught 5th grade but I was not in his 5th grade class, but he also taught a health class to the 5th grade boys and the girls got a separate class with one of the female teachers. We also had lunch in Mr. Meili's room if you brought your own lunch. Mr. Anderson was my 6th grade teacher.
I was smaller than most of my classmates so did not do any sports that required a big person, kind of liked softball till I got beaned in the eye.
In 1981 the old Whitman Elementary School was demolished and they built a new building. They said the old building was a fire hazard, but the old building was concrete with a brick on the outside, so it would never have caught fire, but the wiring was 1930s vintage and so that really needed an upgrade. The picture below is the addition they did to the old building and my first grade class was in the room with the big hole where the windows used to be. There was four first grades there two on ground floor and two on second floor.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
1) Answer these questions in my survey about genealogy resources and usage:
a) Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, Reunion, GRAMPS, etc.)?
I have Ancestral Quest since version 1, version 14 here now.
b) Which online family trees have information submitted by you - in either a separate online tree (e.g., Ancestry Member Tree) or a universal (collaborative) online tree (e.g., WikiTree)?
The Family Tree on Rootsweb, which is also on Family Search today.
c) For which subscription genealogy record providers (e.g., Ancestry) do you have a subscription?
World Vital Records
d) Which FREE genealogy record providers (e.g., FamilySearch) do you use regularly?
Family Search, RootsWeb, and the Washington State Digital Archives a lot.
e) How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research online? [Note: not reading, or social networking, but actual searching in a record provider]. Estimate an average number of hours per week.
Probably an hour a week
f) How much time do you spend each week doing actual genealogy research in a repository (e.g., library, archive, courthouse, etc.)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
Two to three hours a week at the library or courthouse.
g) How much time do you spend each week adding information to your genealogy software program (either on your computer or online)? Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.
probably about ten minutes a week on a monthly average
h) How much time do you spend each month at a genealogical society meeting, program or event (not a seminar or conference)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
About four hours a month (we do not meet in July or August so zero those months)
i) How much time do you spend each month on genealogy education (e.g., reading books and periodicals, attending seminars, conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.)? Estimate an average number of hours per month over, say, a one year period.
A couple of hours a month
j) How much time do you spend each week reading, writing and commenting on genealogy blogs, websites, and social media? Estimate an average number of hours per week over, say, a one month period.
Probably 3- 4 hours a week