Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Hills

Another pair of photos from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo abbum.

 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Golden Wedding Anniversaries

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):

1)  After I wrote my blog post yesterday about the newspaper article for my second great-grandparents golden wedding anniversary, I thought to myself "Self, that would be a good SNGF topic."


2)  So - the challenge today is to find out which of your ancestors have celebrated a golden wedding anniversary - 50 years of marital bliss (?).  Was there a newspaper article about it?

3)  Share your results in your own blog post

Well my parents Claude and Margaret Hansen celebrated their 50th in 1992 and it was in the newspaper.
My dad's parents Anton and Anna Hansen are winners of longest with 64 years. 
Two more came close: Anna's parents Stanislaus and Eliza Dillingham made 49 years. 
Mikkel Madsen and Kristen Hansdatter also made 49 years.

On my moms side Daniel and Mary Travis made 51 years. 
Robert Forsyth (My war of 1812 vet) and his wife Mary Williams made 54 years.

So out of 15 ancestors 4 made 50 or more years 1 60 or more and two 49 years.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Country Road

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

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Hunting

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

 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Survey of Genealogy Activities


Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 


1)  
Answer these questions in my survey about your genealogy resources and usage:

a)  Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, Reunion, GRAMPS, etc.)?

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)?

c)  For which subscription genealogy record providers (e.g., Ancestry) do you have a subscription?

d)  Which FREE genealogy record providers (e.g., FamilySearch) do you use regularly?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2)    Answer the questions in a blog post of your own (and please drop a link as a comment in this post), in a comment to this post, or in a Google+ or Facebook post.

Here's mine:

a)  I use Ancestral Quest 14 now

 
b)  I have my family tree information on Rootsweb

i)  Separate tree:

ii)  Collaborative tree:

*  FamilySearch Family Tree, use Record Hints

c)  My subscription genealogy record collection websites:


None right now

d)  My most-used FREE genealogy record providers:

*  FamilySearch
*  Find a Grave
*  Google
*  Washington State Digital Archives
*  Rootsweb

e)  Doing online genealogy research each week:  Average per week = .1 hours

f)  Doing repository research each month:  Average per month = 12 hours

g)  Adding information to family tree database each week:  Average per week = 0 hours

h)  Genealogy society events and meetings:  Average per month = 6 hours

i)  Genealogy education:  Average per month = 6 hours

j)  Reading genealogy websites or contributing to social media:  Average per week = 22 hours


k) Checking on the 7 Rootsweb mail lists I still administer  Average per week = 2 hours

l) Indexing records for the Washington State Digital Archives  Average per week = 14 hours

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Great Hats

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


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Census Longgevity


Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 


1)  Do you know which of your ancestors appears the most times in the Census records?  How many years?  Are there duplicate entries?  


2)  Describe that ancestor's entries in the records in a blog post of your own

Well I have several very long lived ancestors, and so I will change the question slightly to which ancestor saw his own census record the most times. That makes the selection very easy, since my dad got to see himself in THREE census, and I am pretty sure none of my other ancestors ever saw a census of themselves.
1910 he was in Sebeka, Minnesota age 3, with his parents and two older sisters and one older brother. Later on in 1910 the family moved to Columbus, Montana.
1920 he was at the farm outside of Columbus, Montana with his parents, two older sisters and now two brothers one older and one younger. His dad ran the grain elevator there in Columbus besides the farm.
1930 I had asked pop where he was in 1930 so I could find him in the census and he said he was working in a logging camp in north Idaho, but the census listed him as living with his parents near Blanchard, Idaho, with his parents and one younger brother. He was now 95 and loved looking at what ever I found about his ancestors.

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