Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Edna Latisha

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

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Ahnentafel Roulett

1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born?  Divide this number by 80 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ah
nentafel" - 
your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."

Well my 4 great grandfathers were born 1837, 1835, 1855, and 1864 all four divided by 80 gives the same number 23 Rhoda Preston my great great grandmother. Rhoda was a brick wall for years as I only knew her given name Rhoda and she was born in Canada about 1816. She married Richard Hellenbolt at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and her daughter Eliza Minerva Hellenbolt married Stanislaus Potoski Dillingham, my great grandfather (born in 1835).

When I found the surname for Rhoda at the Family Search Center I was surprised and on the way home all I could think of was that I was related to Sargent Preston of the Yukon. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Man on RR Track

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Stone Porch

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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My 5th Blogversary

Wow hard to believe it was five years ago I started this blog, but I did start with my first post on July 13, 2009. I had been a blog helper for the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society Blog for a while before then, but I decided I wanted my own blog for my family and other posts that interested me.
To see the previous Blogversary Posts clock here  
This year I became a helper on the new Washington State Genealogical Society Blog  so now I have two of my own blogs and help out on two others.
I did not post as many articles here as I did the previous three years, but I actually posted more this year than I have ever done before. I started a new blog a little over a year ago, posting some of the obits I have collected over the years, it is still a work in progress. You can see my new blog Early Spokane Obits and More here. I also have been posting other interesting articles from the pages that contain these obits.
My series of articles on the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair seem to be my most popular posts this year, although a few more have been pretty popular also, like the 2012 Swimsuit Issue of the Carnival of Genealogy, the Carnival Of Genealogy Scrapbooking is the most popular this year.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Feather in Hat

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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Coat & Hat

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


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