Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Six People

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Genealogy Plans for 2015

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

1) What are your genealogy education plans for 2015?  Local society meetings or seminars?  Regional or national conferences?  Weeklong institutes?  Genealogy cruises?  Podcasts?  YouTube Videos?  Webinars or Hangouts On Air?  Magazines?  Websites?  Blogs?

2)  How much time do you invest in Genealogy Education?  Why do you do it?

This is a little late, but I guess better late than never.  
I will be at as many of our local Eastern Washington Genealogical Society meetings as possible, I do have a few conflicts with work. 
I plan on going to the Washington State Genealogical Society conference in June at Ellensburg, Washington. I was debating on going to the Northwest Genealogical Conference in August, but got to check out the classes today. I was really interested in hearing Judy Russell talk, but the classes they picked for her to teach would bore me to death.
Never been on a cruise, maybe after I retire I would like to go on one.
I do watch YouTube genealogical videos, listened to a few podcasts, but not recently. Did do some Webinars  last year and probably will watch more this year.  Need to figure out how to do a hangout on the air. Have watched a few after they were posted on YouTube.
Do subscribe to several genealogical magazines, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, and Family Tree Magazine.
Not a big website person, guess I still have bad memories of the 90s websites.
Blogs, I do read a lot of blogs on Feedly, have not counted lately, but about 400 in my list.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday 3 Rowboats

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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday Night Fun What is Your Number

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope more of you do than participated in the last several SNGF challenges), is to:

1)  Determine how complete your genealogy research is.  For background, read Crista Cowan's post Family History All Done? What’s Your Number? and Kris Stewart's What Is Your Genealogy "Score?"  For comparison purposes, keep the list to 10 or 11 generations with you as the first person.  

2)  Create a table similar to Crista's second table, and fill it in however you can (you could create an Ahnentafel (Ancestor Name) list and count the number in each generation, or use some other method).  Tell us how you calculated the numbers.

3)  Show us your table, and calculate your "Ancestral Score" - what is your percentage of known names to possible names (1,023 for 10 generations).

4)  For extra credit (or more SNGF), do more generations and add them to your chart.

5)  Post your table, and your "Ancestor Score," on your own blog,

    Possible # My # %
Generation 1 2 2 100
Generation 2 4 4 100
Generation 3 8 8 100
Generation 4 16 16 100
Generation 5 32 19 59.38
Generation 6 64 16 25
Generation 7 128 13 10.16
Generation 8 256 17 6.7
Generation 9 512 18 3.5
Generation 10 1024 31 3.02
Generation 11 2048 12 0.58
Generation 12 4096 8 0.19
Generation 13 8192 3 0.04
Generation 14 16384 1
Generation 15 32768 1

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wordless Wednesday Backless Chair

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


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday Night Fun Research Achievement

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

1)  What was your best research achievement in 2014?  Tell us - show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph.  Brag a bit!  You've earned it!

2)  We all have elusive ancestors.  What research problem do you want to work on in 2015?  Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post

Well I have not done a Saturday Night Genealogy Fun in a while, so this one is to make up for missing several.

Our library has a collection of old high school yearbooks but I had never checked them out. A few weeks ago they blogged that they had put some of the yearbooks online, and two of them were 1930 and 1931 Hillyard High PAWS Yearbook. My mom was at Hillyard High those years, but due to a fire and overcrowding a new high school was built about a mile west of Hillyard High; John Rogers High School, and she graduated there in 1933. I went to the URL and found the 1931 yearbook, typed her name into the search box and it brought up about 20 hits. I found out it searched for both names so all the Margarets and all the Kellys made up so many hits. I did find her twice in the 1931 yearbook, but only once in the 1930 yearbook. So here is the 1930 Hillyard High Orchestra. She is in the front row second on the left. Clarence Miller in the front row by the Bass Drum ran a grocery store with his brother a block south of Hillyard High.

Well I would like to find the parents of my great great grandfather Thomas Kelly born 1827 in Kentucky, been getting hits on my PML searches on RootsWeb so hopefully I will find his parents this year.


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