Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Round Roof Barn

Another photo from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Grandfathers Birth Date

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Grandfather's birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

3)  What famous people have been born on your Grandfather's birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.



August 28, 1890 is the 240th day of the year 1890 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuy┼Źbi.
A person born on this day will be 124 years old today. If that same person saved a Cent every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $438.74 today. (Assuming this person is still alive and kicking)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Boy and Girl

Another photo from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Good Luck

1)  When have you had a dose of good genealogy luck? What document or resource did you find just by happenstance or chance? By being in the right place at the right time? By finding a family history treasure in your family's attic or basement? By finding a helpful document or reference without even looking for it? 

2) Tell us about it in Comments to this post, in Comments on Facebook or Google Plus, or in a blog post of your own.

Well just recently I was working on trying to find out why Elizabeth Libby moved her family to Spokane after the death of her husband George Libby. Still do not know why, but I found that George Libby had three cousins in Spokane at the time so I guessed maybe that was the reason they moved to Spokane. I then tried to see if I could find the ancestors of all four Libby's. Turns out they are 5th cousins, but I did find they were all related to John Libby a very early immigrant to Maine. So now the luck or chance. I was reading a blog and up came a screen about the John Libby Association 2014 Reunion In September of this year and found Allen E. Humphries the corresponding secretary of the John Libby Association. The Association had put nearly the all the descendants of   John Libby on Rootsweb World Connect, all the way down to all four Libby's in Spokane, but since they were researching in Maine they did not have much on the Spokane Libby's, so I looked up a bunch of obits, and showed them where to find marriage certificates online, and they were thrilled about finding all this information.

The second chance this last week. I went to a fund raising for the Spokane Public Library Foundation that raises money for the Spokane Public Library where I volunteer, They had a trivia contest and had twenty one teams competing for the Spokane Trivia Champions. I went to see the contest and to help support the library. They had 15 door prizes and I won one.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Barn Door

Another photo from  my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Favorite Grandmother Story

2)  Tonight's SNGF challenge is to tell a favorite grandmother story.  It can be anything about her.

3)  Share it on your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a post on Facebook or Google+.  

Well both my grandmothers lived for a while after I was born. Anna Hansen my dad's mother died when I was 11. They lived on a farm near Blanchard, Idaho when I was growing up. I was always interested in the farm, and while grandma was a good cook, I really did not get to know her very well. She just sat and worked on lace bed covers most of the time I remember her when she was not cooking.


Cleo Kelly, my mom's mother lived till I was 35 and close to where I lived so I got to spend a lot of time with her. She was a great cook, loved to sew, garden, canned her produce, and made the worst thing in the world tomato preserves. Most years we went to her house for Thanksgiving, and she always cooked a special pie for me since I did not like pumpkin pie. Later she taught me to bake the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, but I still did not like it.
She was also the family historian as she outlived most of her siblings even though she was the second oldest of 17 children. Her mom died just after her 7th child and he dad remarried and had 10 more kids.
She also told me all of her family were Irish, but I learned he mom was a Vanderpool, (Dutch) and not Irish.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Close Up

Another photo from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


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