It has been quite a long time since I have participated in the Carnival of Genealogy and thought it was about time I catch up and submit an entry. Here is Jasia's post explaining this upcoming edition and the poster for this edition which was so beautifully made by footnoteMaven~
Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Scrapbooking Your Family History! Here's a real challenge for you... Who's up to the task? Create a scrapbook page on any theme that suits one or more of your vintage photos. If you don't feel very artistic, lay a few photos down on a piece of colored paper, add a few captions, take a snapshot of it, and voila! You have yourself a digital scrapbook page! If you enjoy creating traditional scrapbook pages, take a picture of one you've done, and that works too. If you're up for creating something more artsy, buy a kit or make your own. Go for it! If you've never done scrapbooking before, this is …
Do you have a copy of your ancestors World War Registration Card?
John C. Miner, my great grandfather, lived in Washington when it came time to register for the war. John was born in November 10, 1875 in New York. By the time he and my great grandmother, Gladys, gave birth to my grandmother, they were living on North Dakota.
John was 43 years old and living in Ione, Washington when he filled out this Registration Card. He stated he was white and a native born United States citizen who was a teamster employed by U. S. Anderson. Being of medium height, medium build with dark brown hair, brown eyes and married to "Mrs. J. C. Miner" (don't you just love that they don't give you the spouse's first name?) in Ione, Washington, he certainly didn't seem to have any real special or different characteristics about him.
What this Registration Card does inform me, is that his birthday matches information I already had, so another source record for me. The Registration Car…
I want to thank my distant cousin, Randy Seaver, for choosing Heritage Happens for Follow Friday [#FF] last week. Not only was it a wonderful surprise but it also brought attention to my blog. One special person in Sweden was so very kind to leave a comment on my blog, along with some new information I did not have regarding my Lundberg line. Below is the comment~
After reading about your blog on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings, I checked it out and it is quite interesting! Thanks!
Since I’m a Swede, I thought I should see if I could find out a little bit more about your Lundbergs and this is what I found.
Erik Lundberg (born Jan 1st 1835 in Graninge) and Brita Svedberg (born Nov 1st 1848 in Viksjö) are indeed the parents of Märta Brita and her two brothers Albert Efraim and Olof Ferdinand. (Source: Viksjö AI:9 (1886-1895) page 300). Albert Efraim was born on Sept 1st 1881 in Graninge and died on Jan 8th 1951 in Viksjö. Olof Ferdinand was born on Oct 7th 1885 in Graninge.
A number of geneabloggers have already done this, but many have not and most of my readers have not either, so let's go for it! Randy over at Genea-Musings has this weeks SNGF challenge ready for those who wish to particpate, it says~ "Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Find something that you have written that you are really proud of - the best of your work. Do an Edit > Copy of it.
2) Go to the websitehttp://iwl.me/and Paste your text into the waiting box.
3) Tell us which famous author you write like. Write it up in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog, or post it on Facebook. Insert the "badge of honor" in your blog if you can." This ought to be interesting I have never thought about writing like anyone else before, so I am game! The post I chose is: Those Places Thursday ~ The Old Jail
I chose this post because Randy just gave me a #FF yesterday on it so I thought I would see how this post came back. Well, it came back that I wr…
A year or so ago I went traipsing around Livermore, California taking pictures of some of it's historical sites. Here is one building I have been aware of for about 20 years. The business today is named "The Delinquent Dog" and is a dog grooming shop.
As you can see, this isn't a very big building. Over all of these years, I never stopped to think how The Delinquent Dog got it's name, or where the name came from. At least forty years or so ago, this building used to be the Livermore jail! Hence, "The Delinquent Dog!" Clever name, don't you think?
This current photo shows the bars and doorways of the old jail and it's two cells. Each of the old cells are now used as bays to bath and groom the dogs. Here, you are looking at the cells from the inside back of the building, facing the front door.
The rooms, or "old cells" are missing their doors. From inside you can really see how old the building is. Years ago I was told about this building,…
Randy Seaver has posted the SNGF (Saturday Night Genealogy Fun) for this evening and I have chosen to participate. Here are instructions, per Randy~
"Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Write a Genealogy Clerihew (and what is a "clerihew" you ask? SeeJim Smith's post todayfor more details and his clerihew (briefly, a clerihew is a four-line irregular poem or verse that follows an AABB rhyme scheme. It is named for the birthday of Edmund Clerihew Bentley the inventor, aka writer, aka poet."). If you're feeling especially creative, write two or more!
2) Show us your genealogy clerihew in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook comment or update. C'mon, dazzle your readers and friends with your poetry and creativeness."
So without further ado, here is my Clerihew~
Uncovering my ancestors, there are a few This is a favorite thing I like to do If I could put off cooking and cleaning I'd spend my tim…
Thomas McEntee started a new meme and has asked us GeneaBloggers to post: A list showing what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby. Thomas asks and states: "Why is this important? Very often – especially if you work at home like me – we operate in a vacuum. We have no idea what other people are using unless they mention it in an email or a blog post. Or we have to ask for a recommendation." Thomas has a great idea here and I have chosen to participate, so here is my list! * Hardware: Sony Vaio, Windows 7 ~ 17 in screen, HP laptop with XP * External storage: Seagate portable hard drive * Online storage: Picassa * Backup: CD's, Carbonite, Seagate * Firewall: Kapersky * Virus protection: Kapersky * Spyware: Kapersky * File cleaner: none * Printer: HP 3750 All in One Printer * Phone: Blackberry * Mobile media: my phone * Music player: Ipod * Car audio: radio, CD player * eBook Reader: none, prefer real books * Bro…
I have scanned so many funeral cards and obituary's lately I have decided to post these items on Fridays, hence the title Funeral Friday. Some of these may not actually pertain to my family, however I wish to share what I have as they may be helpful to someone. Unfortunately, most of the newspaper obits do not list a date of print nor the title of the newspaper. I will try to give location and dates that may be helpful as I can.
In Memory of LOUIS KARL Born January 4, 1898 Entered into rest August 29, 1977 Services Tuesday - August 28, 1977 2:00 p.m.
St. John's Catholic Church
Fr. Walter Skoceylas
Tom Beckerleg Trig Karl
Pat McFarren Shawn Karl
Ronnie Beckerleg Todd Karl
William Nauber Harry Bettsen
Dennis Mondor Clarence Boom
Les Severtson Jack Lengel Jack Starry
Darryl Beckerleg Tim Beckerleg
Gary Beckerleg Curt Beckerleg
Randy McFarren …
This headstone is a bit tough to read because of the lighting, but it says~
Godfried 1874 - 1947 Breithaupt In the 1900 Federal Census he is listed as ~
Gottfreid Breighthaupt ~ 25 years of age, living with Jacob and Christina Breighthaupt, his parents, and a younger sister and brother, Anna and Jacob. Gottfreid and his family were all born in Germany, except for Jacob who was born in Pennsylvania. The family moved to the United States in 1882 and I imagine the spellings of the names changed in order to be more consistent with the English language. As you know, this was such a common phenomenon, people immigrated to this country and changed their names and/or the spellings. In many cases Americans would spell immigrants names the way they heard them, not as they were actually spelled, thus inadvertently changing someone's name. Godfried is not actually related to me. His brother Jacob was my grand uncle in law. When I went to Pennsylvannia to see my ggrandparents home, I found the gra…
I have scanned so many funeral cards and obituary's lately I have decided to post these items on Fridays, hence the title Funeral Friday. Some of these may not actually pertain to my family, however I wish to share what I have as they may be helpful to someone. Unfortunately, most of the newspaper obits do not list a date of print nor the title of the newspaper. I will try to give location and dates that may be helpful as I can. This obit, more than likely, was originally printed in a newspaper in northern Minnesota.
Fatally Stricken As She Prepares Sister's Wedding Young Leaf River Mother Leaves Two Children, Husband While helping her family pre- pare for her sister's wedding, Mrs. Theodore Larson, 29-year- old resident of Leaf River town- ship, became suddenly ill Thurs- day afternoon and though rushed to Wesley hospital she died a few hours later from cerebral embolism. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran church at Sebeka. Rev. J. Alfred…
I have blogged before about cousin connections I have made through Facebook and my blog. This "Treasure Chest Thursday" I would like to share with you not an item, but a very gracious cousin who has given me many pieces of treasure! I met this cousin online in a round about way through Facebook, yes, the social networking site!
I was first contacted by a new cousin in N.Y. who found me talking about my Westby line. She forwarded me to another cousin in Minnesota who actually forwarded me to yet another cousin on Montana, whom I will be calling "Westby cuz." "Westby cuz" and I have been emailing back and forth for close to a year now, sometimes several times a week. Such an amazing blessing is "Westby Cuz!" Sheis thetrue treasure! "Westby cuz" has shared many family photos with me. Every photo has included a bit of history regarding the picture or person in the picture. Ninety nine per cent of the pictures…