Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday Night Fun last B Surname

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1) We're going to do a little bit of Semi-Random Research tonight...

2)  Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like RootsMagic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the very last person on your list of B names is.  Or the last person on your list of D names.  Or H names.  Or any other name you need to research.  Your choice!

3)  What do you know (or not know) about this person based on your research?  It's OK to do more research if you need to - in fact, it's encouraged!

4)  How are you related to this person, and why is s/he in your family tree?

Well the last B surname in my list is James Butler, don't know much about him other than he married Kimberly Jo Luckey June 2, 2000 in Utah. Kimberly is a granddaughter of Madelyn Whittum by her first marriage to Alvin Luckey. Madelyn divorced Alvin and married my uncle Leigh Hansen, my dad's younger brother, so I am really not related to James Butler, but slightly related to his wife. I checked to see if I could find more on James, but without his birth date or place of birth it looks like I won't find him. I did find a whole page of possibilities.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, the last three years I posted Thanksgiving Postcards from my dad's postcard collection here. I am thankful that he collected these postcards an kept them all these years.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Group by tree

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Girl on Lawn

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

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday Night Fun Travel Maps

1) What states in the USA and what provinces in Canada have you visited or lived in?  

2)  Either list, or make a map of them (at the website) and indicate the following:

*  red for states/provinces where you've not spent much time or seen very much.
*  amber for states/provinces  where you've at least slept and seen some sights.
*  blue for states/provinces  you've spent a lot of time in or seen a fair amount of.

*  green for states/provinces  you've spent a great deal of time in on multiple visits.

3)  For extra credit, you could make a map to show where your ancestors resided at any time (e.g., in 1900), or perhaps where your 16 great-great-grandparents or 32 3rd-great-grandparents married, or where your ancestors were born, all with an appropriate legend

 Well my mom and her parents were born in Missouri
My dad and his mom were born in Minnesota (his dad was born in Denmark)
Pops grandparents grandpa in Maine, grandma in Wisconsin and two in Denmark
Moms grandparents grandpas both in Illinois, grandma in Missouri, and second one I think Missouri also but may have been Tennessee

I Remember John Kennedy Assassination

Thomas MacEntee is asking those of us that remember the assassination of John Kennedy in November 1963 to post our memories so they can be collected at geneabloggers.
I was a sophomore at Rogers High School, and when the president was shot I was in a PE class, but after that class everyone seemed so solemn in the halls. My next class was World History with Mr. Pelo, and he had a TV on and Walter Cronkite was reporting that the president had been shot. Mr. Pelo filled us in on what had happened so far and said just watch the TV as this is history, more than he could ever teach us. The next couple of days I watched as much of the coverage of the assassination and funeral as I could.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday Croquet

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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Veterans Day 2013

Well the previous four Veterans Day I have posted tributes to my dad and my uncle Leigh for their contribution to WWII. My dad was in a service squadron that serviced the B17 and B24 bombers. He was in England for a while but spent most of the war in Africa and towards the end in Italy.
My uncle Leigh was trained as a tail gunner for B17s, but got air sick as soon as the airplane left the ground, so they retrained him as an aircraft mechanic and sent him to Panama where they had B17s and B24s patrolling the canal.
I also had an ancestor Joseph Vanderpool that enlisted in the Army during the Civil War, but got measles and was discharged so never saw any service.
Robert Forsyth was a Kentucky rifleman in the War of 1812, his unit won the battle for Fort Meigs, was ordered to retreat, but followed the British into the woods and was ambushed by the Indian allies of the British. 150 of the 800 Kentucky riflemen survived and Robert Forsyth was one of the survivors. He was the last of my ancestors that actually fought in a war.
Thanks to all for your service.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday House

Another photo from my Grand Aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


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