Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Night Fun Brick Wall

Awake and arise, you wonderful Genea-Musings blog-readers, and know that it is Saturday Night - time again for more Genealogy Fun!

We all have "brick wall ancestors" - those for whom we cannot find a complete name, or identify a set of parents. By posting information about a "brick wall ancestor," someone mght find your post and be able to contribute to your knowledge about that ancestor.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I sincerely hope that you do) - is to check your files and sources, advance to your keyboard, and:

1) Identify one of your "brick wall ancestors," and tell us about him or her. What do you know? What would you like to know?

I would love to find the parents of John Jackie Vanderpool. He was born in North Carolina about 1805, and married Nancy Campbell. There has bee quite a lot of research on John's ancestors and no one has yet to find any proof for the parents of John. The Vanderpool group has settled on Anthony Vanderpool for John's father but there is no proof to support this other than he fits between the other children is their only proof, but he fits in four other Vanderpool families also.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Carnival of Genealogy Scrapbooking

I am really not into scrapbooking, but my mom did this scrapbook on our trip to the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1962. We had neighbors in Spokane for years that moved to north of Seattle a few years before the Worlds Fair and we went and stayed with them and drove to the fair each day we were there.

The top is a postcard showing how the fair was to look like when it opened. At the bottom the purple ticket is from the 76 Skyride, admit one 50 cents. The other 76 ticket says I rode the 76 Skyride at the Seattle Worlds Fair

This is a map of the Seattle Worlds Fairgrounds done by Standard Oil Company of California. The outdoor stadium (#30 on the map) had water around near the outside going all around and they had water skiing shows when we were there. Near the bottom of the Space Needle was a stand selling Belgian waffles, and so nearly everyone in line for the Space Needle was eating a Belgian waffle while we waited.

The last scan is the end of the previous map, it was too big for my scanner, but it shows all the places we visited. The pink circles were ones we wanted to see and the checks are the ones we saw.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Feeding the Chipmonk

This is another picture from my Great Aunt Latisha Vanderpool's album. There are about 3 pages of Glacier Park pictures, but on the back of each is a copyright, so I moved on a few pages and there is another set of Yellowstone pictures so I will start here.

This one says on back Feeding the Chip monk, and the front Rock, Yellowstone Park, this one is not dated but in with a group from 1941.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Night Fun Dream Genealogy Vacation

Greetings, genealogy dreamers! It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!

Have you been following Becky Wiseman on her kinexxions blog as she travels around the USA? Now, she's going into western Canada and north to Alaska. It's her dream trip, although she is not doing a lot of genealogy research along the way. Her trip inspired this SNGF challenge.

Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Think hard about the genealogy research trip that you would take if money were no object. Where would you go, how long would you stay, what research would you do? What is your "dream research trip?"

I guess my dream genealogical vacation would be to head back east and see where my early ancestors arrived and lived for a while. I have several families in New England, and then heading south to New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and finally North Carolina. While in North Carolina I would do some searching for my John Jackie Vanderpool to see if I could find his parents. Then head towards Missouri where several families congregated before heading to Washington.

P.S. I have been following Becky Wiseman on her kinexxions and really like her pictures, keep them coming Becky.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Lake McDonald

This is a picture from the photo album of my great aunt Latisha Vanderpool. This is from Glacier Park September 27, 1941.

Snow Bound Lake McDonald Glacier Park

2010 is the 100 year Anniversary for Glacier Park

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday Night Fun Writing Style

Hello there, genealogy fanatics ... It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!

A number of geneabloggers have already done this, but many have not and most of my readers have not either, so let's go for it!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Find something that you have written that you are really proud of - the best of your work. Do an Edit > Copy of it.

2) Go to the website and Paste your text into the waiting box.

Your Badge
I write like
Ursula K. Le Guin

Don't have a clue who Ursula K. Le Guin is!! Wikipedia has a nice page on her, still don't know much about her.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Logan Pass Blizzard

This is a picture from the photo album of my great aunt Latisha Vanderpool. This is from Glacier Park September 27, 1941.

Van and myself In Blizzard Logan Pass Glacier Park Sept 27, 41

Van is Charles Vanderpool Latisha's husband.

Blogversary for Mikkel's Hus

Hardly seems like a whole year ago I wrote my first post, but the archives says it was on July 13, 2009. I had written a few posts before this as one of the team bloggers for the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society blog, but to start my own blog was an interesting step. I am rather shy in person, but have been online for a long time so not shy at all online any more. This is post number 172, I have made 79 so far for 2010 and 93 for 2009. Probably my favorites are for the Carnival of Genealogy, but the most popular are those I wrote for the Christmas Advent series. I have tried to do a lot of the Saturday Night Fun posts, and those are usually pretty fun also. Thanks for the inspiration Randy.
It has been an interesting year also, I have learned a lot about blogging, and follow about 150 blogs now, quite a few are not genealogy related (blasphemy I know), but interesting to follow anyway. I want to thank Miriam Robbins for helping me learn to blog and also for all the other bloggers for just being an example to follow.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What I Do Meme

Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers has a new Meme

What I Do Meme

* Hardware:4 desktops, two XP Pro, one XP Home, one Win 3.1 :), One laptop Win 7

* External storage: Have not used up internal yet.

* Online Storage:

* Backup: Backup to other computers

* Firewall: AVG

* Virus protection: AVG

* Spyware:AVG and Yahoo

* File cleaner:

* Printer:Brother 440N all in one, two HP2300 lasers, one HP Laser Jet III, and a new Kodak all in one. (Does beautiful photos)

* Phone: Land Line

* Mobile media:cell phone for emergencies

* Music player:Stereo Record Player, and CD player

* Car audio:AM-FM Radio

* eBook Reader:

* Browser:Firefox 3.6 and IE8

* Blog:Blogger

* RSS:Google Reader

* FTP:

* Text editor:Open Office

* Graphics:

* Screen capture:

* Social media:facebook

* Social bookmarking:

* Social profile:

* URL shortener:

* Office suite:Open Office

* E-mail:Yahoo

* Calendar:on desk in front of me next to the monitor.

* Accounting:Money Counts v7.0

* PDF generator:Open Office

* Genealogy database:Ancestral Quest Use version 2 the most but it refuses to run on the laptop so I have version 12 there.

* Genealogy tools:shelves full of reference books and volunteering at the library and courthouse

* Other tech stuff:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Glacier Park Store

Ran out of Yellowstone Park pictures so now I will start with Glacier Park pictures from my great Aunt Latisha Vanderpool's album.

Van & Mrs. Russell at Lake McDonald Glacier Park Sept. 27, 1941

Van is Charles C. Vanderpool and Mrs. Russell is Cora Easter Russell they are first cousins.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

Thia is a picture of our neighbors boat with lady liberty on the bow. Our neighbors friend dresses up as lady liberty each Fourth of July and they lead the parade of boats around Twin Lakes. Starts today at 11:00 am.

Another picture of the parade of boats.


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