Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Gettysburg



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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ Sentimental Sunday ~ Post #11



This being Sentimental Sunday, I have made today the final day of posting for Jamboree 2010. I have enjoyed this journey of sharing the event with you and I hope you have enjoyed it too. Below, you will see my Mardi Gras beads and ribbons etc. Seeing this makes me very sentimental, Jamboree has been one of the most awesome experiences I have had, times two. Thank you to all who prepare for it and to all who attend, what an event!


Here you can see I collected 10 ribbons, and a few buttons.


A close up of the Mardi Gras beads for GeneaBloggers, along with the GeneaBloggers pin, the "Keep Calm Cite Your Sources" pin, a My Heritage pin and an ISSOG pin. Oh, and the Roots Magic Pin! It says,

 " I would like a burger and fries and my Roots Magic to go"

Very clever!



Above are the ribbons I collected which read, from top to bottom:
Rock Star
GENEABLOGGERS
I am a Family Tree Hugger
www.myherutage.com
Is a Family ChArtist
I LISTEN TO GENEALOGY GEMS
ancestry.com MEMBER
STEVE'S GENEALOGY BLOG
PARTY ANIMAL
I saw the Photo Detective
NEHGS Member

Now I thought I had done quite a good job collecting these. I collected many more than last year. But alas, about the end of the day on Sunday I saw this cute guy and how many ribbons he had collected! If I counted correctly he had 25 ribbons! Where did I miss out????? Even if I added last years ribbons I couldn't compare to his collection.



I would say he was Mr. Jamboree, what do you think? Congratulations on all of the ribbons!

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ A Photo Please? Post #10



I didn't realize how many pictures I took of others taking pictures...

Thought I would share...maybe you recognize a few of these people by now...

Be sure to scroll through to see the final picture! Enjoy!


























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Friday, June 25, 2010

Funeral Friday #8 ~ George Rice ~ Memorial Card

Because 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
George R. Rice
Born in
Montevideo, Minnesota
July 1, 1892
Passed away
December 25, 1983
At the age of
91 years, 5 months, 24 days
Services from 
Folkestad-Lepper Funeral Chapel
Wednesday, December 28, 1983,  4:00PM
Clergyman Officiating
Rev. Stanley Propp
Wadena United Methodist Church
Organist
Mrs. Eugene Allen
Preceded in Death by
Wife, Carolyn; 2 Brothers, John and Elmer; 1 Sister Mrs.
Maude Johnson
Survived by
Daughters, Mrs. Francis Johnson, and Mrs. Howard (Billie)
Eckhardt; Sister, Mrs. Ada DeGroff; Nephew, Mr. James Rice;
Niece, Mrs. Dick (Nancy) Clark, 2 grandchildren, William and
David Eckhardt, one Great-Grandchild, Sara Eckhardt.
Spring Interment
Wadena Cemetery
Memorials will be given to Shady Lanes Nursing Home.


Handwritten inside on the top right side of the card is handwritten:

"I was to the funeral I went with Otto and Ellen, a small funeral"

This may have been written by Olga (Westby) Jordahl, my Great Aunt, to her sister, my grandmother, Thina Lundberg, because most everything in my grandmother's collect was written and sent to her by Olga.

On the left inside of the card The Twenty Third Psalm is printed. George Rice is not in my family tree at this point.


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*UPDATE ~ It has come to my attention that George Rice was the brother of Elmer Rice who was good friends of my grand uncle Karl Westby. June 28, 2010









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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Those Places Thursday ~ Jamboree 2010, Sunday ~ Post #9

Well, here is was Sunday morning and time to check out. Rushing right along, trying not to be late, I packed up, checked out and headed over to Jamboree to meet Gini from Ginisology. We agreed to attend the lecture ~ Timelines and Chronologies: Secrets of Genealogical Success together. As a matter of fact, A.C. Ivory, from Find My Ancestor, also attended this lecture with us. Geoffrey D. Rasmussen was the speaker. I have to admit, I wasn't to hot on attending this, however, Gini really wanted to go. What a great lecture, I am SO glad I attended! Thank you Gini! We were all so impressed that immediately after the session we headed straight to the Legacy booth in the Exhibit Hall, where we proceeded to buy programs that were demonstrated at the session we had just participated in. Very impressed indeed!

Gini, her husband Steve and A.C. Ivory

Gini, her husband Steve, and I continued to poked around for awhile in the Exhibit Hall, they must have loved seeing me spend my money! When I decided I had spent enough money, we chose to head over the the "unofficial  Blogger's Lounge" where we pulled up the computers and did some socializing. One thing about everyone having their laptops, we saw and learned a bit of what others have or do. Almost as good as another lecture!


Randy Seaver


At 12:30 I attended Maureen Taylor's lecture ~ Hairsteria: Hair in the Family. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed this session. Maureen's lectures are so interesting. I have to admit, these last two classes I took notes and was so involved I didn't even think of taking pictures!

The last class I attended for Jamboree 2010 was: Finding the World with World Cat with speaker Curt B. Witcher. I personally have never used World Cat before so I was very interested in this session. I again took lots of notes and I'm anxious to explore when I find some time. As of now, two weeks later, I haven't even had time to read over my notes. But, I am happy to have been able to make all these posts about Jamboree! The notes won't be going anywhere.

After these classes, there was a half hour wait for the final drawings. A third IPAD was being given away and the grand prize for Jamboree, a weeks stay in Salt Lake City. The half hour wait made me very lazy, and I realized how tired I was. After the announcements of the winners, and neither were me, I decided I really needed to head on home as I had a good five hour drive ahead of me. I didn't make it back across to the main hotel to the "unofficial Blogger's Lounge" to say good by to those who hadn't left yet. I am sorry, saying good by is never easy, I would rather say hi and keep in touch!

I made good time coming home until I hit two accidents and traffic came to a halt. So, instead of it taking 5 hours, it took almost six, and I only stopped once for gas!

I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend Jamboree. I met so many wonderful people and was able again to see others I had met before. I had learned a thing or two, bought a thing or two, met a person or two, took a picture or two and had a blast! (or two!) I never would have thought Jamboree 2010 could be as good, if not better than Jamboree 2009! How can that even be possible? But it was... oh it WAS!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Jamboree 2010 ~ Post #8

Jamboree 2010. Burbank, California. Rebecca Fenning, footnote Maven, Susan Kitchens, Thomas MacEntee.


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ Smiling Saturday... Still ~ Post #7

After the Blogger's Summits on Saturday, it was Lisa Louise Cooke's LIVE Podcast for the Genealogy Gems Podcast , which I shared with you in the 6th post of Jamboree. Here is a picture of Chris Haley singing...I enjoyed his musical talent.




The lectures I attended on Saturday afternoon were "Archival Products and Their Use" and a mini-computer lab course "Writing Your Family History Using Microsoft Word." The archival products lecture was informative and jazzed me up to buy the products I needed at Jamboree. This was something I have been wanting to do for a couple years and hadn't done it, so it became a goal for me at Jamboree. I have a few items to store; a christening dress, a quilt, a tablecloth, and a sweater. Who would have thought ordering boxes could be so much fun? It really was, and, so much so that I added on some other boxes for pictures and things. They are being shipped to me, so I am now anxiously waiting for them to arrive.

The mini-course, well, let's just say wasn't one of my favorites. It wasn't what I was expecting it to be, I thought it was about writing your own personal story. It was learning to type a genealogical report in Word. I didn't feel I really needed to learn this as all genealogy software will print these for you. It was the first time I attended a session in which a laptop was a must and found it to be a real eye opener. Everyone in the session had different versions of Word and different skill levels. Someone was always behind or left out which made things frustrating for those who could move right along. It would have been nice to have a printout of the instructions, then people could follow their own program. But hey, nothing is perfect and I still learned something from this session, so I have no complaints!

I heard a little rumor that Thomas MacEntee, GeneaBloggers and Destination Austin Family, was going to be singing with Jean Hibbens after the days sessions. I made it a point to be in the Convention Center after the last lecture I attended. There I found Jean Hibbens, Circlemending, and her husband making music.


It wasn't long until Thomas joined in ~


Here are the two of them harmonizing ~


Great job and good entertainment! Jean's husband was playing the saw....yes, that is correct, the saw. I am sorry I missed that picture, I was involved making sure I got a picture or two of Thomas singing. You can see a picture of Jean and her husband Butch playing a concert of Civil War songs on her blog.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ Smiling Saturday Sequel ~ Post #6

Continuing on with my "Smiling Saturday" theme at Jamboree, I next attended Blogger Summit part 2. This summit's panel consisted of Thomas MacEntee, Destination Austin FamilyGeneaBloggers, Craig Manson, GeneaBlogie, Schelley Talalay Dardashti, Tracing the Tribe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Genealogy Gems Podcast, Family Tree Magazine Podcast and Kathryn Doyle, California Genealogy Society and Library.


Part two was continuing on with after you have your blog; how to keep it fresh, beneficial and possibly profitable along with some other tips from the panel.

Also in the "Summit" room there was quite a conversation being carried on about this incident:


These are two GeneaBloggers who seem to have an awful lot in common! They had the same shoes, and each of them was wearing blue jeans and blue shirts. Pop Question! Do you know who they may be? Not fair if you attended Jamboree! I will leave this open for a couple days or so and give you the answer later on. In the meantime, I would love to read your guesses!

Next it was on to Lisa Lousie Cooke and her live Podcast. Interviewed were Maureen Taylor ~ The Photo Detective, Suzanne Russo Adams ~ from Ancestry, discussing research she did for WDYTYA , and Chris Haley ~ nephew of Alex Haley of "Roots" fame. It was both exciting and entertaining to be at one of Lisa's live podcast's. What was my biggest surprise? Well, actually there were two. The first one was the introduction of Lisa's grandson, who was a cutie. The second was listening to Chris Haley sing! It was great to be in the audience! Listen to the videocast for yourself!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to All Dad's!

It is hard to believe it has been over two years since my biological father passed away. It still seems like yesterday. I think of him often and miss those blue eyes!

To all Father's ~ "Happy Father's Day!"

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ A Smiling Saturday ~ Post #5

Saturday started out with a very nice breakfast right there at the Marriot Hotel with Gini Webb-Ginisology and her husband Steve, Elyse-Elyse's Genealogy Blog, and A.C. Ivory-Find My Ancestor. Elyse finished eating and took off to the Blogger Summit as she was on the panel. When the rest of us were finished we headed on over to where the summit was to be held, along with many other GeneaBloggers. Below is what was displayed on the screen~



Here we see each of the panelists for the first session. Thomas MacEntee-Destination Austin FamilyGeneaBloggers, Steve Danko-Steve's Genealogy Blog, Elyse Doerflinger-Elyse's Genealogy Blog, Miriam Midkiff-AnceStories, and Randy Seaver-GeneaMusings (a distant cousin of mine as he is with many others).



I love the look Elyse is giving here. Of course, they were all posing for cameras that were set up in another direction than I was, so the panel was all looking the other way. All that is except for Elyse. Not sure what grabbed her attention, but I got the shot!

Below, is none other than our very own footnote Maven [she is another "cousin"  but we haven't found any real connections, if you can imagine that... :-) ], Shades of the Departed-Shades the Magazine. I thought this was an apropos photo of fM, please notice her magnificent crown! I have to admit, the crown is most beautiful when viewed from the front though. A lot of people in the audience were taking pictures, maybe I will share more of the pictures I took of them at another time.


In between Blogger Summit Session One and Blogger Summit Session Two, the GeneaBloggers were gathered to have a picture taken to show how many of us were in the room. Gini's-Ginisology husband Steve took these next two photos for me with my camera. Unfortunately for him, I had the wrong lens on the camera for this photo. The poor guy kept backing up and backing up....it took two pictures to capture us all.



Thanks Steve for taking these pictures for me!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Funeral Friday #7 ~ Richard J. Schubert Obit

Since 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.


There was not included a title of the newspaper, nor a date of when this was printed.


Richard J. Schubert

Richard J. Schubert, 80, of
Nevis died Nov. 17, at the 
Veteran's Hospital in Fargo.
He was born February 17 1893
at Albany, Minn., to Herman and
Anne Schubert, atteinded school
at Two Inlets and at the Dun-
woody Institute, Minneapolis,
and married Violet Hanson at 
Wadena on January 15, 1927.
During World War 1, Mr.
Schubert served as a corporal
with Co. M, 324th Infantry.
Employed as a tool and die
maker and carpenter, he lived in
Flint, Mich., from 1925-35, in
Park Rapids from 1935-40, and in 
Minneapolis from 1940-46 when he
moved to Nevis where he lived
since.
Mr. Schubert was a member of
Bethany Lutheran Church and 
American Legion Post No. 532, 
Nevis, the VFW, Nevis Senior
Citizens and Disabled American 
Veterans.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, two sisters and a
brother. Surviving are a 
daughter, Mrs. Milton (Beverly)
Boe of Luverne, Calif.; two sons,
Dr. Harold R. Schubert of Park
Rapids and Donald G Schubert
of St. Paul; four sisters, Mrs.
William Becker of Washington,
Mrs. Ed Becker of Park Rapids,
Mrs. Ann Warhol of Minneapolis
and Mrs. Doris Ostby of Min-
neapolis; two brothers, Ed of
Park Rapids and Herman of 
Sebeka; nine grandchildren and
one great-grandson.
Funeral services were at 3
p.m., Nov. 21 at Bethany
Lutheran Church in Nevis with
the Rev. Robert L. Dahl of-
ficiating.
Music provided was "What a
Friend We Have in Jesus" and
"In times Like These We Need A
Saviour".
Pallbearers were members of
the Nevis Legion Post and
honorary pallbearers were WW1
veterans of the Post.
Interment was in Greenwood
Cemetery, Park Rapids. 

(The above was copied exactly how it was printed)

As of this date and time I do not show a family relationship with this person.

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*UPDATE ~ Richard Schubert and his wife Violet were good friends of my grand uncle Karl Westby and his wife Lillie. 6/28/2010




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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ Those Places Thursday ~ Post #4


Even though this is a "Those places Thursday" post, this Mariachi band was playing at Jamboree on Friday night for the welcome reception. Later in the evening there was added excitement as Elyse Doerflinger of Elyse's Genealogy Blog showed up after her graduation, earning her Associate Degree in Liberal Studies, and dinner with her family. Can you believe she wanted to be at Jamboree on the night of her graduation? That is a love and dedication for genealogy!


Here is Tami Glatz, from Relatively Curious about Genealogy, presenting an autographed book she has carried with her to different conferences to have signed by all. She did this for Elyse as graduation gift. Many top notch people and lecturers in the genealogy field have signed this book along with many GeneaBloggers. Below, you can see Elyse examining the book.


Here are a couple more pictures I took that shares a bit of the hoop la for Elyse. Below is Else with Drew Smith and George Morgan from The Genealogy Guys Podcast fame.


And... one final photo of A.C. Ivory, Find My Ancestor, and Elyse. Congratulations to you Elyse! Those of us at Jamboree truly felt your contagious excitement, and were so happy to be a part of it! Oh, to be young again!


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Post # 3

 Jamboree. Susi Pentico. Burbank, California. June 12, 2010. Digital Image. Held by Cheryl. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010.



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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ Fun Friday ~ Post # 2



I spent part of Friday morning in the "Bloggers Lounge" where I was able to visit and take a few more pictures. There were many free Jamboree events that morning until noon... round table discussions, an introduction to genealogy class, an advanced class and more. At noon the exhibit hall opened. Jamboree Orientation commenced promptly at 1:00p.m. and lectures started at 1:30.

Miriam Midkiff~AnceStories and Ruth Himan~Genealogy is Ruthless without Me

Somewhere between all of this and breakfast Gini Webb, from Ginisology, and I went to the Ancestry scanning room to make an appointment to have our documents and pictures scanned. I brought all over sized items that I couldn't scan at home. Originally I read we were allowed to bring 50 items, to be done in a 15 minute session. As time closed in on the actual event, I read we could bring 25 items. Difficult as it was, I chose 25 and then chose another 25 (most with multiple pages) just in case there was time to do more.

One option we had when we arrived there was to leave the items in a tagged box and come back later for everything. At first I was a little hesitant about that, but in the end I really didn't want to waste time watching people scan, so I laid all of my items in the box, took the tag for pick up and went on my way wondering how many pages would actually get scanned and placed on the Ancestry thumb drive. To my surprise when I returned home and actually looked at the thumb drive, they had scanned every item, a total of 143 scans! I had NO idea there were that many pages, let alone ever expecting every page to get scanned. I was truly impressed, surprised and thrilled!

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

One of the highlights of my afternoon was Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak signing my book "Who Do You Think You Are?" I have to say, Megan looks as great in person as she does on TV and in her photos. It was such an honor to meet her! Thank you Megan!

Oh, and then there were lectures also! I almost forgot those. I did take two of them on Friday. The first was "What You Must Know To Save Your Research from Destruction." This lecture was given by Lisa Louise Cooke, of Genealogy Gems fame, and was very informative. The second lecture I attended was "Identifying and Dating Family Photographs." Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, gave this lecture. I don't think I could ever tire listening to her lectures, but when will I ever remember to bring my books, that she has authored, to have her autograph them? I never seem to remember. Maybe next time.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Jamboree 2010 ~ In the Beginning ~ Post #1

First things first. My originally planned room mate was not able to attend Jamboree at the last minute. Fortunately, she had arranged for us to have a third room mate this year, so I only drove to Jamboree by myself, which really wasn't so bad. I didn't stay in a motel room by myself, thanks to Sheri Fenley my original room mate, from The Educated Genealogist and Becky Wiseman, who became my only room mate, from Kinexxons. I have now had two wonderful GeneaBlogger room mates.

Becky and I hooked up at our room in the Ramada and then headed on over to the Marriott to see the other GeneaBloggers who had arrived. We registered that evening, which saved us from the crowds on Friday morning. Nice add on this year.

Here is Becky Wiseman, my roomie I finally met, and Craig Manson who authors GeneaBlogie, whom I have previously met. I love this picture!



Many of the GeneaBloggers had arrived Thursday. Some I have met and some I have not met. Amy Coffin, of We Tree, and Holly Hansen of Family History Expos, are two of the people I had the honor to finally meet. You may find the two of them sitting next to each other rather appropriate, Amy has joined Family History Expos as the Social Media Coordinator! Congratulations Amy!



Thomas MacEntee, from Destination Austin FamilyGeneaBloggers, Amy Coffin, again, from We Tree, Denise Levenik, from The Family Curator, and Joan Miller, from Luxegen Genealogy are given many, many thanks for the awesome GeneaBlogger Bags! A special "Thank You" goes out to everyone that donated to these bags, we sure got spoiled!


Mid afternoon I met up with Gini, from Ginisology and her husband Steve. They were very kind and treated me to a marvelous shrimp appetizer there at the Marriott, and those shrimp were hugh! When it came time for dinner, the three of us weren't really hungry, so while everyone headed off for a meal, we headed across the street for an ice cream, actually we had a delicious yogurt. Headed back to the hotel, visited more with the bloggers and then Becky and I went on to our motel, and chatted away until the early hours of the next day. Such a great start to Jamboree!

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Funeral Friday #6 ~ Clark Bounds Funeral Card

Since 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 Remembrance





In memory of
Clark Bounds

Born May 24, 1907
Minnesota

Entered into Rest
May 6, 1972
Castro Valley, California

Services
Sorensen Bros. Chapel
Hayward, California
May 9, 1972 at 11:00 a.m.

Officiating
Rev. Shelley W. McSwain
First Baptist Church of Newark

Soloist
Robert Vanier

Organist
Hazel Wilson

Interment
Chapel of the Chimes
Hayward, California

The left side of the card The Lord is my Shepard is printed. Clark Bounds is not in my family tree at this point.



Appreciation
On behalf of the family, we wish to express
 their gratitude for your many kindnesses evi-
denced in thought and deed, and for your 
attendance at the Memorial Service.

Sorensen Brothers

Funeral Directors
Hayward, California

As of this date and time I do not show a family relationship with this person.
.

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