Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday Man, woman and child

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


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wordless Wednesday Girl and Lady

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


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday Night Fun 2016 Education

1) What are your genealogy education plans for 2016?  Local society meetings or seminars?  Regional or national conferences?  Week long 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?

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post

  1. I am planning on going to the Washington State Genealogical Conference  June 18, 2016 in Tacoma. I try to go to all of the Eastern Washington Genealogical society monthly meetings. I was thinking of going to the Northwest Genealogical Conference in Arlington again, but I will skip it this year. We wanted to go see our cousin in Missoula, Montana this fall and the Montana Genealogical Society is having their conference there September 22-24, so I think I will go there instead of Arlington. It is 30 miles further than Arlington, but all on the interstate, while getting to Arlington is mostly 2 lanes and a lot of winding mountain roads. I watch some YouTube Videos, went to a couple Hangouts on Air, read several genealogical magazines and close to 300 blogs.
  2. I don't spend a lot of time in education any more, should do more on the newer technology.
  3. So here is my plans for this year.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wordless Wednesday Boy, Girl and Dog

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


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wordless Wednesday Long Coat

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


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Saturday Night Fun 2015 Achievements

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

1)  What was your best research achievement in 2015?  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 2016?  Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post

1)  Well I kind of fell into the research achievement, I received an E-Mail from Family Search that a source had been added to my family tree on Family Search. Huh, did not remember I had a tree on Family Search. I clicked on the link and sure enough I did have a tree on Family Search and someone had added a source to one of my ancestors. I did send in my GEDCOM to Ancestral File years ago and that was where my family tree came from. I started looking around and some of the people in my family tree had many sources, census, marriages, births and deaths. Many had pending hints and I found a lot of information on the children of a lot of my ancestors I had not even looked for. I found many duplicates, merged most of them into one person. Found hints on many more so I need to do a lot of research to see if some of the UN-sourced information is correct. And all of this is a work in progress as all the new digitized information that is added to Family Search weekly is checked by their computer and may show up as pending hints for more sources on the family trees at Family Search.   

2)  Well for several years I have looked for Thomas D. Kelly born April 25, 1827 near Louisville, Kentucky, and I guess he is my most elusive ancestor. Hope to find his parents. My PML searches on Roots web have been giving clues, but so far nothing close.


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