Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Man, Woman and Child

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

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Girl & Boy

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

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Log Bridge

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

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Child and Wagon

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

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Rockpile

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

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Three Baby Photos

Three photos from my Grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.


Is this the same baby in all three photos??

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Certificate of Appreciation from the Army Air Forces

I was not sure I was going to do another Veterans Day tribute as I have already done several, but I recently found this Certificate from the Army Air Forces to my dad, so I am posting it here. My dad was in a Service Squadron and they serviced the B-17 and B-24 bombers. He was overseas 39.5 months, first in England and most of the war in North Africa, and finally in Italy.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Wagon

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

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Horses

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

 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Indian 5

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

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Indian 4

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

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Migration

1) Many of our ancestors migrated to a distant place.  Which one of your ancestors migrated the furthest?  Or the furthest in North America?  It could be in one big move, or in several smaller moves over their lifetime.  How far did they travel?  Do you know the route they took?

2)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

Well I had several ancestors that came from Europe also, and several that came from New England to the mid west after the Civil War. My grandfather Anton Hansen came to Austin, Minnesota from Denmark, then settled in mid Minnesota, moved to Oregon, and then back to Minnesota, then to Columbus, Montana and finally Blanchard, Idaho. From Minnesota to Montana they came in an immigrant train. My dad said grandpa always thought the grass was greener somewhere else and so he moved a lot.

The real winner in distance traveled was the Thomas Kelly family. They were in Ursa, Illinois when the Civil War started, got on a wagon train to Danville, California. Then after the Civil War was over they got on a ship to Panama, crossed the isthmus, got on another ship to New York. The information I had was that they went back to Illinois, but I found them working in New York in the 1865 New York Census, then back to Ursa, and eventually to Trenton, Missouri.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Indian 3

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

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Indian2

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Indian?

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Bridge

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


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Cows Grazing

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

 

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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Sitting on Large Rock

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

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday Night Fun What Sort of a Genealogist Am I.

Thomas MacEntee wrote Careers in Genealogy -- a 2012 Update three years ago.  Jill Ball referred to it this week in her post,  What Sort of Genealogist Am I?  

1)  For SNGF this week, please answer the question - What Sort of Genealogist Am I? - using Thomas's categories (or make up one or more of your own).  Provide some career background if you want.

2)  Share your answers with us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post,

Well I started in 1990 with a family reunion, where one of my dad's first cousin was a volunteer at a Family History Center and had done some research on our Hansen family back into Denmark, so after the reunion my sister and I took a beginning genealogy class at our community college. I joined Prodigy soon after that and worked up to being a mem-rep (Member Representative) before Prodigy folded due to Y2K.

So which of Thomas MacEntee's "genealogy career" categories do I fit into?

1)  Researcher.  In 1998 I applied for the research job at Eastern Washington Genealogical Society and still hold that volunteer position. About 2004 I was asked by the Spokane County Auditor to volunteer doing research for the county auditors office. That mostly ended in 2012 when most of the records went online, but a few are still not online so I do get there once in a while.

2)  Author.  Well, maybe.  After Prodigy closed a group of Prodigy genealogists moved to RootsWeb and had a message board there, chats and a monthly genealogical article. I was the only mem rep to continue and so I wrote that article. That ended a few months ago. The editor of our genealogical society was always asking for articles, and I wrote several for our Bulletin and still do one once in a while. I also write the genealogy article for the Clan Forsyth Newsletter.
I am also a blogger with two of my own blogs and part of the team for the EWGS and Washington State Genealogical Society blogs.


 
3)  Educator.  Probably not, unless someone learns from one of my articles.


 
4)  Curator.  Nope

5)  Librarian.   In 1993 I volunteered in the library as a gene helper, as part of #1 above I still do a lot of research at the library. In 2000 the library started cutting hours due to budget cuts and so I started going to the library board meetings, been to more than any of the current library board members. I did apply three time to be a library board member and was never selected, so I just go to the meetings and as the only member of the public I get to give my opinion at the meetings.

6)  Analyst. I have Google Analytic s for the 4 blogs I write for so get to see statistics on who comes to each of the blogs.

7)  Marketer.  Nope.

8)  Retailer.   Nope.


9) Indexer  Started indexing for the Washington State Digital Archives in 2004, and continue to do that today. Sure changed from when I started. Then they sent a paper copy of the record to be indexed, and we sent the index back on a floppy disk, today we use a split screen, record on left and fields to fill in on right. Family Search started using volunteers after visiting the Digital Archives and seeing what volunteers have done for our Digital Archives. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

My Sixth Blogversary

Wow it has been six years since I started this blog, I had already been one of a team of bloggers from our local genealogical society Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, and this last year I became one of the administrators for a Word Press Blog for the Washington State Genealogical Society and that was a real learning experience since I had only used blogger for the three other blogs I post on. I am glad my two other administrators Roxanne Lowe and Donna Potter Phillips are good bloggers also, and so it has been a good experience.
My most popular posts still seem to be the posts I did on the Seattle Worlds Fair, but the post I did on my missing locker in high school seems to be gaining popularity so it may catch the Seattle Worlds Fair posts in another year or so.
You can see the previous blogversary posts here and I hope to post here more often since I am not as busy with Word Press as I was this year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Fair at Kendallville

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

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Fur Muff

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

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Standing on Log

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


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Facts about my Dad

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
1)  Sunday, 21 June, is Father's Day.  Let's celebrate by writing a blog post about our father, or another significant male ancestor (e.g., a grandfather).

2)  What are three things about your father (or significant male ancestor) that you vividly remember about him?

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post


Well my dad was the son of a farmer, and even though he was a good gardener, he did not like farming. He liked to read but as a child he got bad headaches when he read very long. Turned out he was far sighted and the eye test he took as a child was the eye chart at 20 feet, which was easy for him, he could see a long way without his glasses.
He left home and worked in a logging camp in North Idaho, and later bought a Model T truck to haul logs. Later bought a Model A truck, and even later a Ford V8 truck. 
He lived long enough to see his listing in the 1910 census (Minnesota), 1920 census (Montana) and the 1930 census (Idaho).

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Horse and Buggy

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


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Numbered Photos

Two more photos from my grand aunt Latisha Vanderpool's photo album.

Both have numbers and looks like the same person for each number.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Courthouse Flagpole

For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:

1)  I am away at the SCGS genealogy Jamboree this weekend, having too much fun (I hope!).


2)  What was your best genealogy research "find" in May 2015?  It could be a record, it could be a photograph, etc.  Whatever you judge to be your "best."

3)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, or in a comment to this blog post, 

OK here is mine, funny thing is I did not know what the find was when I found it. Been doing research on the building of our Spokane County Courthouse, and the newspaper has been great in describing the progress they are making as they get ready to move in later in the year. This newspaper clip is from the Spokane Chronicle July 24, 1895 page 3. The last paragraph is the find. Seem like they did not know when the flag was put on the tower on the front of the courthouse. They had to rebuild the mounting for the flagpole a year or so ago and they dated the flagpole to in the 19-- teens, so this newspaper clip shows it was flying above the courthouse before they even moved in (they did move in by November of 1895).

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Spring Cleaning

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


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Leaning on Tree

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


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Where I've Been Map


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:


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 http://www.defocus.net/visitedstates/us-canada.html 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)  Tell us, or show us, your "Where I've been" map, and any other map that you created having fun tonight.  Put them in your own blog post, on Facebook or Google+, and leave a comment on this blog post so that we all see them.


Here is my map.

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Sunny Day

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


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Where were Ancestors May 16, 1865?


1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 16 May 1865 - 150 years ago.

2)  List your ancestors, their family members, their birth and death years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?


  1. Mikkel MADSEN 1807-1888 his wife Kristen HANSDATTER 1804-1880 and son Hans Kristin MIKKELSEN 1837-1892 were all in Humble parish, Svendborg County, Denmark  (Notice the Mikkel in these names, this is where I got my blog name)
  2. Jorgen PETERSEN 1791- and his wife Johanne Margarete JENSDATTER 1803- and daughter Karen JORGENSEN 1840-1891 (wife of Hans above) were all in Tullebolle parish, Svendborg County, Denmark
  3. Enos DILLINGHAM 1804-1876 and son Stanislaus Potoski DILLINGHAM 1835-1919 were in Dixfield, Maine
  4. Richard HELLENBOLT 1815-  and his wife  Rhoda PPRESTON 1816-  and daughter Eliza Minerva HELLENBOLT 1845-1933 were in Wisconsin
  5. Thomas D. KELLY 1827-1896 and his wife Margaret Josephine FORSYTH 1833-1905 and son Robert Forsyth KELLY 1855-1934 were at Ursa, Adams County, Illinois
  6. Joseph HERT 1830- and his wife Sadie Jane SELSOR 1832-1913 were in Indiana
  7. Daniel Columbus TRAVIS 1833-1905 and his wife Mary Elizabeth TRAVIS 1833-1927 were at Lawrence County, Illinois
  8. Joseph VANDERPOOL 1831-1929 and his wife Margaret LOE 1837-1901 were in Ray County Missouri
I do have a photo of the house Thomas Kelly and his wife Margaret lived in after the Civil War. Margaret the 5th child and third daughter inherited that house that her father Robert Forsyth built after her parents died. Very interesting probate file, since the older siblings contested the will. The house was torn down years ago, but they did use some of the beams in the new house which is still standing.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Melting Snow

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


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Sledding

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


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday On a Hill

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


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Riding Donkeys

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


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Night Fun When I Was Young

1)  Geneablogger Alona Tester has devised a new meme called the "When I Was Young" genea-meme on her blog, LoneTester HQ.

2)  Since the genea-meme is 25 questions, let's do the last 10 this time.  This week, answer questions 16 to 25.

3)  Share your answers on your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.

Here's mine: 



Q16.  What was entertainment when you were young?

We had a big yard with a swing set and a teeter totter and most warm weekends we headed for the lake. Our next door neighbor was a coach for the kids bowling leagues at Diamond Bowl, so at about 8 or 9 I started league bowling every Saturday. That continued on till I got out of High School.

Q17.  Do you remember what it was it like when your family got a new fangled invention? (ie. telephone, TV, VCR, microwave, computer?)
 I remember when we got a TV, black & white, a console model about 20 inch one. We had two TV stations then and soon the third one came. I remember watching the test pattern in the mornings sometimes before the station came on. TV came in easily at our house, just rabbit ears on top of the TV. Our neighbors across the street needed an outside antenna to get all three channels.
 
Q18.  Did your family have a TV? Was it b&w or colour? And how many channels did you get?

We got a color TV a few years later and soon we also had a fourth channel PBS. At the lake we could only get one channel most of the time. They had their antenna on Mt. Spokane and we could see their antenna from our lake cabin.

Q19. Did your family move house when you were young? Do you remember it?
Yes, they bought the first house just before Pearl Harbor, and off pop went in the service. 39 months later he was home, and that is when my sister and I came, baby boomers. That house was in the middle of the block and when I was a year and a half old they bought the house on the end of the block, it had a big yard. I don't remember the move, but they say I helped, they would load my wagon and I pulled it to the new house. Still living in that house today.

Q20.  Was your family involved in any natural disasters happening during your childhood (i.e. fire, flood, cyclone, earthquake, etc)

Well I was not very young when Mt. St. Helens blew and dropped about a quarter of inch of ash on Spokane.

Q21.  Is there any particular music that when you hear it, sparks a childhood memory?

I was in the band in junior high and high school, but was not a real fan of any kind of music, but we had a radio on a lot so I did hear a lot of music.

Q22.  What is something that an older family member taught you to do?

My father tried to teach me mechanics, he had been an auto mechanic, but most of it just went over my head. He was a good gardener and had a vegetable garden a lot of the time. One of our dogs liked carrots and would dig them up and eat them. A later dog liked peas and would pick the pods off, shell the peas and eat the peas.

Q23.  What are brands that you remember from when you were a kid?

Pepsodent toothpaste, Brylcream, Wonder Bread (but we went to the local bakery for our bread), Double Bubble Bubble Gum, M & Ms 


Q24.  Did you used to collect anything? (ie. rocks, shells, stickers … etc.)
I collected coins, still have them here somewhere. Mom would collect rocks when we traveled, big rocks, and pop would get mad at how much they weighed.
 
Q25.  Share your favorite childhood memory.

I think the most fun we had was at the lake, swimming or fishing, and later water skiing, parents bought us a 10 foot boat and a 2 hp motor and we went all over the lake with that little boat.

Thank you, Alona, for the genea-meme - it was fun to recall 50-60 years ago!  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Mom and Son?

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


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Night Fun When I was Young part 2

1)  Geneablogger Alona Tester has devised a new meme called the "When I Was Young" genea-meme on her blog, LoneTester HQ.

2)  Since the genea-meme is 25 questions, let's do the rest 10 at a time.  This week, answer questions 6 to 15.

3)  Share your answers on your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.

Here's mine: 


Q6:   When you were young, do you remember what it was that you wanted to grow up to be?

Well at first I wanted to be a fireman, later a mechanic, and finally an engineer.

 
Q7. Did you have a favorite teacher at school?

Don't remember any of my elementary school teachers as a favorite, Mr. Migaki in junior high and I think Mr. Mabbot in High school.

Q8. How did you get to school?

 I lived two blocks from school so I walked on the unpaved road to grade school. Junior high was 1.4 miles so I rode my bike in nice weather and walked in the snowy weather. High school was 4 blocks away so I walked there also.

Q9 What games did playtime involve?

We played hide and seek, rode our bikes or wagons, played on the swings pop had built or the teter totter he built also. I had a Lionel train in the basement took up most of two sheets of plywood.

Q10 Did you have a cubby house?

No.



Q11.  What was something you remember from an early family holiday?

In 1962 we went to the Worlds Fair in Seattle, stayed with some former neighbors that had moved to north of Seattle. 

Q12.  What is a memory from one of your childhood birthday’s or Christmas?


Most of the birthdays and Christmases are just a blur, none really stand out.



Q13. What childhood injuries do you remember?

Banged up my back in PE class in junior high, we were doing chin ups on a bar in the gym and I was so short I stood on a chair to reach the bar and the chair slid out from under me and I fell on my keester. Back was sore for a week or so after that.

Q14. What was your first pet?

We always had a dog, first one was a black Cocker spaniel, don't really remember him but a lot of pictures with him. The one I do remember was Sandy a white German Sheppard. Mom picked the runt of the litter and he turned out to be about 150 pounds when he was full grown. Then we had poodles, coca-poos, yorki-poos and terriors

Q15.  Did your grandparents, or older relatives tell you stories of “when I was young ..?”


My grandma did, and I seldom listened, too bad she had 16 brothers and sisters and I knew next to nothing about them when I started researching my family.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Early Memories


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:

1)  Geneablogger Alona Tester has devised a new meme called the "When I Was Young" genea-meme on her blog, LoneTester HQ.

2)  Since the genea-meme is 25 questions, let's do them five at a time.  This week, answer questions 1 to 5.

3)  Share your answers on your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post,

Here's mine:

1)  Do you (or your parents) have any memorabilia from when you were a baby? (ie. baby book, lock of hair, first shoes etc.)

I have not found any memorabilia, except for lots of photographs, from my years as a baby.  I have some pictures my grandparents took and several my mom took.

2)  Do you know if you were named after anyone?

I was named after both my grandparents Charles Rupert Kelly and Anton Michael Hansen (This is the American version of Mikkel
which goes back three generations in Denmark, Hans Mikkelsen, and Mikkel Madsen, and where the name of this blog comes from.)

3)  And do you know of any other names your parents might have named you?

Nope

4)  What is your earliest memory?

I remember being sick a lot before I went to school, my sister got all the communicable diseases at school and brought them home. When I went to first grade I never missed a day, and that did not end till I got in Junior High.


5)  Did your parent/s (or older siblings) read, sing or tell stories to you? Do you remember any of these?

I know my mom read to both me and my sister, but neither parent was a good singer so we sang at church and school, but seldom at home,


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Two Horses

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


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Warm Coats

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


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wordless Wednesday On Beach

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




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Rock Outcrop

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


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Stand Pipe

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


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