Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Row Boat

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


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Bending Over

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


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Double Exposure Again

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

Don't see double exposures with a
digital camera.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Lady at Gate

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


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Thanksgiving Memories



1) We just celebrated Thanksgiving in the USA, and many of us have celebrated it every year for decades.  For this SNGF, please share a favorite Thanksgiving memory - it can be sentimental, humorous, reflective, etc.


2)  Share your Thanksgiving memory with us in your own blog post

I don't remember any favorite Thanksgiving, mostly we went to my grandmother Kelly's house for Thanksgiving. We had turkey, stuffing, vegatables, mashed potatoes, gravy and pie. Most everyone had pumpkin, but I did not like pumpkin so my grandmother would bake something else for me, usually apple pie. As my grandmother got older she stopped the pies, so mom made the pies then, and I even learned to bake the pumpkin pie. Everyone said it was good, but I still could not eat it.
 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Three Ladies

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


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Timeline for Hans Kristin Mikkelsen

1) Have you created a Timeline for one of your ancestors using a genealogy software program (e.g., Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, Legacy, Reunion, etc.) or an online family Tree (e.g., Ancestry Member Tree, FamilySearch Family Tree, Geni, MyHeritage, etc.), or in a spreadsheet (e.g., Excel) or in a word processor table?

2)  If not, try to create a timeline using the program/website of your choice.  If so, create another one for the ancestor of your choice!

3)  Show us your Timeline creation, and tell us how you did it.  Which program/website did you use, the process you used, and how you captured the images to display your timeline.


Well I used Ancestor Quest  version 14 to create a timeline, just went to reports and printed to a text file which I will post below.

                                                  Research Timeline                                                  
                                       for Hans Kristin MIKKELSEN-1 (1837-1892)                                      
22 Nov 2014
======================================================================================================================
Napoleonic Wars (Begin)                                           18 May 1803     
Mother: K HANSDATTER-1023 (1804-1880)     Birth                   21 May 1804      Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Father: Mikkel MADSEN-1024 (1807-1888)    Birth                   11 May 1807      Magleby, Svendborg, Denmark       
Napoleonic Wars (End)                                             13 Sep 1815     
Father: Mikkel MADSEN-1024                Married                 13 Nov 1830      Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
   Mother: Kristen HANSDATTER-1023
Sib 2: Hanne K MIKKELSEN-1642 (1834- )    Birth                          1834                                        
Hans Kristin MIKKELSEN-1                  Birth                   21 Apr 1837      Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Sp: Karen JORGENSEN-2 (1840-1891)         Birth                    8 Jun 1840  (3) Tullebolle, Svendborg, Denmark    
Sib 4: Jorgine MIKKELSEN-1641 (1840- )    Birth                          1840  (2)                                   
Sib 5: Karoline MIKKELSEN-1643 (1842- )   Birth                   18 Mar 1842  (4)                                   
Sib 6: Marthe MIKKELSEN-1644 (1845- )     Birth                          1845  (7)                                   
Sib 2: Hanne Kirstine MIKKELSEN-1642      Married                 12 Feb 1858 (20) Vejle, Vejle, , Denmark           
   Daniel Seigbert HINSCH-1686 (1840- )
Ch 1: Anne K HANSEN-1054 (1860-1870)      Birth                   18 Oct 1860 (23) Lonelse, Svendborg, Denmark       
American Civil War (Begin)                                         4 Feb 1861 (23)
Hans Kristin MIKKELSEN-1                  Married                 30 Jun 1861 (24) Tullebolle, Svendborg, Denmark    
   Sp: Karen JORGENSEN-2
Ch 2: Hans Jorgen HANSEN-8 (1862- )       Birth                   25 Nov 1862 (25) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
American Civil War (End)                                          23 Jun 1865 (28)
Ch 3: Jensine HANSEN-10 (1865- )          Birth                    6 Oct 1865 (28) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Sib 5: Karoline MIKKELSEN-1643            Married                 21 Apr 1866 (29)                                   
   Hans KRISTENSEN-1650 (1833-1883)
Ch 4: Peter Soren HANSEN-3 (1868-1940)    Birth                    2 Jan 1868 (30) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Ch 1: Anne Kirsten HANSEN-1054            Died                    12 Feb 1870 (32) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
US Census 1870                                                     1 Jun 1870 (33)
Ch 5: Anton Michael HANSEN-4 (1870-1961)  Birth                   10 Jul 1870 (33) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Ch 7: Laurits HANSEN-752 (1872-1872)      Birth                   10 Nov 1872 (35) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Ch 6: John HANSEN-5 (1872-1964)           Birth                   10 Nov 1872 (35) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Ch 7: Laurits HANSEN-752                  Died                    14 Nov 1872 (35) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Minnesota State Census 1875                                              1875 (37)
Ch 8: Martin HANSEN-6 (1875- )            Birth                   21 Feb 1875 (37) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Ch 9: Lawrence T HANSEN-7 (1877-1930)     Birth                    2 Mar 1877 (39) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Ch 10: Klaudius HANSEN-9 (1879- )         Birth                    4 Jul 1879 (42) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Mother: Kristen HANSDATTER-1023           Died                    23 Jan 1880 (42) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
US Census 1880                                                     1 Jun 1880 (43)
Minnesota State Census 1885                                              1885 (47)
Father: Mikkel MADSEN-1024                Died                     8 Sep 1888 (51) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
US Census 1890                                                     2 Jun 1890 (53)
Sp: Karen JORGENSEN-2                     Died                    29 Mar 1891 (53) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Hans Kristin MIKKELSEN-1                  Died                    10 Jan 1892 (54) Humble, Svendborg, Denmark        
Ch 4: Peter Soren HANSEN-3                Married                 15 Mar 1893      Austin, Mower, Minnesota          
   Alice Costello DEREMER-11 (1873-1945)
Minnesota State Census 1895                                              1895     
Ch 5: Anton Michael HANSEN-4              Married                 11 Feb 1896      Nunda, McHenry, Illinois          
   Anna Marie DILLINGHAM-12 (1872-1960)
US Census 1900                                                     1 Jun 1900     
Ch 6: John HANSEN-5                       Married                 21 Sep 1903      Sebeka, Wadena, Minnesota         
   Isabell Amelia ASTRUM-33 (1887-1986)
Ch 9: Lawrence Theadore HANSEN-7          Married                 23 Apr 1904      Sebeka, Wadena, Minnesota         
   Elsie Christina HOLM-34 (1885-1964)
Wisconsin State Census 1905                                              1905     
Minnesota State Census 1905                                              1905     
US Census 1910                                                    15 Apr 1910     
World War I (Begin)                                               28 Jun 1914     
World War I (End)                                                 11 Nov 1918     
US Census 1920                                                     1 Jan 1920     
Stock Market Crash of 1929                                        29 Oct 1929     
Ch 9: Lawrence Theadore HANSEN-7          Died                     1 Feb 1930      Sebeka, Wadena, Minnesota         
US Census 1930                                                     1 Apr 1930     
World War II (Begin)                                               1 Sep 1939     
US Census 1940                                                     1 Apr 1940     
Ch 4: Peter Soren HANSEN-3                Died                     9 Sep 1940      Austin, Mower, Minnesota          
World War II (End)                                                14 Aug 1945     
Ch 5: Anton Michael HANSEN-4              Died                     9 Mar 1961      Blanchard, Bonner, Idaho          
Ch 6: John HANSEN-5                       Died                     6 Nov 1964      LaCrosse, , Wisconsin             

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Indians

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


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Collections


1)   Most of us collect dead ancestors and relatives now - what did you collect when you were a child or teenager?

2)  Tell us about your collections in a blog post of your own.


Well I collected coins, pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, and fifty cent coins. I guess I got that from my dad as he collected postcards, and coins also, his collection is a lot bigger than mine was, and he had a lot of foreign coins he collected when he was in WWII.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Church

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


Veterans Day 2014

I have posted previous Veterans Day tributes here so this year I am posting a picture of the 354 Service Squadron that my dad was in in WWII.

My dad had picked up this photo at one of the reunions he went to, he said he did not remember it being taken, or where or when it was taken. Captain Maloy was a spit and polish captain so that is why all were in uniform and ties. For a group that serviced B-17 and B-24 bombers keeping spit and polished was a lot of work. They started out at Geiger AFB and had basic training in Ephrata, Washington, then on to England, and spent most of the war in North Africa before going to Italy. After the surrender in Europe they were put on a ship heading to Japan, and were in the Panama Canal when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. They headed to San Francisco and before they got there the second bomb had been dropped and Japan surrendered. So at San Francisco they asked the men if they wanted to stay in the army or go home. They all went home. As of last count 5 or 6 of the men are still alive.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Beards


1)  This week we're going to look for men's facial hair in our photograph collection.


2)  Find one or more photographs of men in your ancestral families that have facial hair - a mustache and/or a beard.  

3)  Show the photograph if you have it and tell us a bit about the person shown.

Well it took a while but I found a couple of ancestors with beards:

 This is my great grandfather Stanislaus Potoski Dillingham, his wife Eliza Minerva (Hellenbolt) Dillingham (sitting), and their daughter Fredalene Dillingham, sister to my grandmother Anna M. (Dillingham) Hansen.

This is Robert Forsyth and his wife Mary (Williams) Forsyth. Robert was a War of 1812 veteran and is my great-great Grandfather on my moms side.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Hammock

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


Monday, October 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday House and Pond

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


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Double Exposure

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

Don't see a double exposure with a
digital camera, but I remember a few
with my first camera a long time ago.

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.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Know my Great Grandparents

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


1)  Dana Leeds on the Enthusiastic Genealogist blog asks "Did/Do Your Children Know Any of Their Great-Grandparents?"

2)  I thought that would be a great Saturday Night Genealogy Fun question - so please share your response with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

3)  For extra credit, or in case the answer is "No," then please answer the question for yourself, or your parents.

The answer is no I did not know any of my great grandparents, but one was pretty close; Orville Travis, my maternal grandmother's father lived to just a month before I was born. Two died in the 30's, two in the teens and rest 1890s except one in 1900.

I checked my dad's great grandparents and none were even close to his 1906 birth date, so I checked my mom and two of her great grandparents were still alive when she was in high school. Joseph Vanderpool died 1929, (he is so far my only Civil War Veteran) and Mary Travis who died in 1927.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Long Coat

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


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Grey House

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


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Group Photo

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


Friday, August 22, 2014

WSGS 2014 Conference Arlington, Washington Days 5, 6 and 7

Got up early and unhooked from the services, drove to the conference center early to find a level parking spot as the refrigerator got pretty warm the day before, then we had breakfast in the parking lot as it filled up. Watching all the volunteers was great also. Our cousin Ardys Vaughn parked right next to us and the Historical Records Project van was on the other side of us.
Josh Taylor was the first speaker on Saturday, his topic was Evaluating and Documenting Online Sources. His message was that URL's change so document the web site owner as this will not change.

 My next class was by Steven Morrison titled: Start Writing Your Ancestors Legacy Depends upon it. I have heard that many genealogists want to finish their research before they do the writing, but that might never happen. So start writing now.

Next was lunch a barbeque of hamburgers, potato salad and chips. It was interesting that we all picked the same chips on our table. They also had us tear our meal ticket in half, as the second half was for desert, an ice cream vendor set up his mobile pedal freezer in the parking lot and we got our choice of ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cones or frozen bars.
Before lunch was a group picture of all the attendees in the hall by the auditorium.
After lunch was Josh again, his topic now was The Web, the World and YOU (Advanced Internet Researching), where he told about researching with his grandmother and finally finding his immigrant ancestor.
My next class was by Margie Beldin in the AHS Commons titled Anything but Genealogy: Non Genealogy Software for the Genealogist, and Margie is a wiz at showing these programs and how they can make your life easier.

In the Commons was this picture, and so I took a photo of it also.

Last session was Josh again titled Putting it Together: A Case Study, where he wrapped up all the research to finally find his immigrant ancestor.
Next the conference center emptied out very fast and we headed down the hill to a service station that had a big sign Propane as one of our tanks was empty, but got there too late for them to fill propane tanks, so off on I-5 on our way to Ocean Shores.  Saw the Space Needle on our way through Seattle.

Got into Ocean Shores about 10:30, hooked up electricity and went to bed. Got up next morning and got the propane tank filled, and back to our lot at Ocean Shores. The deer are very tame there (no shooting area).

We trimmed some of the limbs of the tree by the deer above and tied the big parts on the back of the mini-home. The brush we bagged up and hauled to the big trash bin the city has for people that do not have trash service. Did not stay too long at Ocean Shores, as I needed to be back home Tuesday evening. We left Monday morning, stopped in Wenatchee to see our cousin Clara. When we left Wenatchee we were looking for a fruit stand that had some peaches, and bought two boxes of Elberta Peaches, so tonight we are making peach syrup, tomorrow a couple of peach pies and can the rest.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WSGS 2014 Conference Arlington, Washington Day 3 and 4

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.

The photo above and below are the people filing into the Byrnes Performing Arts Auditorium.

Soon after this photo was taken Ruth Caesar, President of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society introduced the Mayor of Arlington, Washington to welcome us to Arlington, Washington. If you look close you can see Shirley Penna-Oakes and Delma McLean in the front of this photo.

Eric Strochein taught four classes in the auditorium: The Foundations of Genealogy: Using Direct Evidence, Using Direct and Indirect Evidence: The Importance of Methodical Evidence Evaluation, Using Direct and Indirect Evidence: Correlating and Analyzing Seemingly Unrelated Evidence, and Indirect and Negative Evidence Case Study. I only went to the first three and then I went to the Palatine Immigrants: Tracing and Locating 18th Century German Immigrants Online. by Luana Darby.

Lunch was after Eric's second class, a box lunch at the Arlington High School Commons. Look close and you can see Cindi of Cindi's List in purple just right of center.
This was Frank and Delma McLean manning the WSGS booth.

After the Palatine class we had about an hour to visit the vendors, or walk around to get out the kinks of sitting most of the day. I did visit the Historical Records Project and got to meet Amber Raney the person I have been E-Mailing for about a year about the Scribe program to index the millions of records on the Digital Archives. Next was the evening banquet and the WSGS Annual Meeting. They had a wonderful buffet dinner for us. Then Mike McKinnon took the podium to start the meeting. Roger Newman the WSGS Secretary read the minutes and Kathryn Bowen did the Treasurers report.

Roxanna Lowe Recognitions chairman handed out the volunteer awards.

Donna Potter Phillips from Eastern Washington Genealogical Society got one, as a surprise from the Tri Cities Genealogical Society.

Our two volunteer awards were for Lola McCreary who did not make it to Arlington and Shirley Penna-Oakes.

Although there was 38 volunteer awards only eight of the volunteers were there. Ruth Caesar the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society was really surprised. Steve Morrison our EWGS speaker for our October Seminar was also honored along with Donna and Shirley.

Next was the award for the best Genealogical Society Website, won by the South King County Genealogical Society, presented by Virginia Majewski.

Next was Bonnie MacDonald our retiring newsletter editor, and Donna Potter Phillips and Charles Hansen the new WSGS Bloggers, that will try to do as good a job as Bonnie has done for the last four and a half years. We need help so we need more bloggers.

Next Ruth Caesar presented Eric and Karen Stroschein with awards for all the hard work they did in organizing this years WSGS conference.

Last was the Keynote speech by D. Joshua Taylor talking about how to get generation Y interested in Genealogy.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WSGS 2014 Conference Arlington, Washington Day 1 and 2

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.
We had decided to go over the North Cascade Pass, and Eric had assured us it would be open by then. When I signed up the pass was still closed for the winter. As the time drew close to head that way a lot of fires had crossed that area and many houses and a lot of grass, brush and trees had burnt.

There was still green areas, orchards had not caught fire, but a few were singed along the edges.

It was great to see so many houses had survived, and I bet it was due to the wonderful firefighters.

Don't think I ever heard of the town of Silver, Washington.

There was a mud slide that had closed a section of the road (remember the rain at Wenatchee) and they detoured us on a one lane road. Then as we started up the pass it started to rain and was cloudy so no pictures. Glad I had fixed the windshield wipers on the mini. They had stopped working on our last trip to the coast and it took a while to get the plastic grommets that had died after 37 years of age. We stayed at a campground on the west side of the pass and it had stopped raining by then and had cooled down a lot from the heat at Wenatchee. Here is a picture of a snow capped mountain on the way down from the campground.





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