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April 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Start Here, Have Fun, You Can Even Do Genealogy On The Run. Susi Pentico All Rights Reserved.

Genealogy is Family History made fun. The learning of the funny stories, sad stories, glad stories

that took place in the past.

Since you will have a little time to think about what you will be doing, I am hoping to give

you some ideas to dwell on before we take to charts and forms.


1.  You do not need to leave your home to start.  Look around your home, remember where various

      objects, pictures and tools came…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 26, 2012 at 10:09pm — No Comments Acquires



–“Simple and Affordable” Fast-growing Start-up Adds Complementary Offering to…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 25, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Call for Papers: 2012 Utah Genealogical Association Conference

Call for Papers

2012 Utah Genealogical Association Conference on Family History…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 25, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Gone But Never Forgotten

Linda Bruce AKA Mom AKA Bon went home to be with the Lord on Monday April 23rd.  Here is her obit.

We had unofficially adopted each other.  She was an angel here on earth and now she is an angel up in Heaven.  I am trying so hard not to cry because she wouldn't want that but I miss hearing her voice and seeing her online.  I love you mom!!! 

Linda Bruce

December 3, 1945 - April 23, 2012

Linda Bruce, 66, of…


Added by Cathryn Hensley Smith on April 25, 2012 at 8:33am — No Comments

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America 5 May 2012

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern California General Meeting: Saturday, May 5, 2012 • 10 am - 4 pm Southern California Genealogical Society Library, 417 Irving Dr., Burbank, California (directions: 818-843-7247)

This program explores options for researching through the women, and brothers and sisters as well as other relatives in the family by looking at a combination of sources, some not often considered, and shows how to recognize the clues in your findings. It…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 24, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Workshop: Genealogy Garage: Citing Your Sources in Los Angeles

Workshops sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC), the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), and the Los Angeles Public Library,

Genealogy & History Dept.


Genealogy Garage:

Citing Your Sources


Keeping records of where we find information about our ancestors is an important, but often…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 24, 2012 at 6:11pm — No Comments


I am looking for anyone that is related to a Joesph Gaspard Duvall,

He was supposed to have been married to Eva Alice Thiffault.

Eva Alice was my late mother in law


Added by marlene koschalk on April 23, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

Samuel Gould's Story

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Little is known about Samuel Jacob Gould’s early life.  Who his parents were is uncertain, but what is known is that he was born in 1778 in Connecticut during the middle of the American Revolution.  Although no documentation can be found, Samuel claimed that he enlisted in the War of 1812 and fought pirates off the Barbary Coast of Africa.  Around 1818, at the age of 34, Samuel married Sarah Childs (called Sally) who was born on May 4, 1798 in Medina, Orleans, New…


Added by Melinda on April 19, 2012 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

The Sultana Disaster now on Fold3

When the boiler exploded aboard the steamer Sultana on April 27, 1865, more than 1,700 people lost their lives. Most of those aboard were recently released Union prisoners from Confederate prisons in Cahaba, Alabama, and Andersonville, Georgia. They were en route from Camp Fiske in Mississippi to Camp…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 18, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

My grandparents George and Florence Rhimes Underwood immigrated from Hull, Yorkshire, England to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1908.  I hope to tell their story on this blog.

Added by Sharon Crowley on April 18, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Citing Sources with your Research

Citing Sources with your Research 

It is vital to learn to cite your source as you are working at your researching.  It will save you time and replication and 

you will be happy you have done it.

Way back in 1953-4 when I was helping Mom, we had many personal letters, family stories and events written on paper,

Those items were always intended to come to me. Alas, that did not happen. Worse all the first hand stories Grandad gave us, they are saved…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 18, 2012 at 12:01am — No Comments

Video Biography – What’s The Real Story?

“What’s the real story?” “How do you get the skeletons out of the closet?” “I want to know all the dirt.” I’ve had several discussions over the past few weeks on this topic and I think this is something important to weigh in on.

I view myself as a video biographer. My job is to tell a visual story. My client is usually the subject, the children of the subject(s), or someone who has hired me to tribute the subject. There is a story there, and my first job is to figure out what it is,…


Added by Stefani Twyford on April 17, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Kinsman- A poem

                KINSMAN               (Original Poem by Wayne Hand, 1999)

Alas, my elusive kinsman You've led me quite a chase
 I thought I'd found your courthouse…

Added by John Shumate on April 13, 2012 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments

All WWII Content FREE thru April 30 on Fold3

In 1940, Americans were recovering from the Great Depression and on the brink of entering a world war. The recently released 1940 U.S. Census gives us data snapshots of people and families poised between two of the most devastating world-wide events of the 20th century.…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 13, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

My Titanic Connection

My grandpa Boone's parents came over from Belgium in the 1890's and I'd known for awhile that the family went back to Belgium in May 1912 and returned in June on the Antwerp. I'd always thought that they went over to see family but I found out from my Uncle that even though they did stick around for awhile to visit with the family, they'd actually gone over to retreive the rest of their belongings that their parents couldn't take with them when they first left Belgium and the family…


Added by Leeann Boone on April 9, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

How Much Should You Pay A Personal Historian?

Dan Curtis, my friend and fellow Personal Historian in Victoria, BC, recently penned this excellent blog posting on determining the costs of a personal history. This article tackles head-on, the perceived discrepancies of pricing when shopping for a historian. From the buyer’s point of view, it can often be difficult shopping for this service as in their mind, they’re just looking for a tribute, and may not appreciate the vast range of options available today. Dan has attempted to provide…


Added by Stefani Twyford on April 9, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

Bunny Hoppy Day to Everyone

  Let the bunny's gather and the birds sing.

  He Gave His Only Son for US.

  I hope everyone enjoys company, prayer and companionship on this day.  

  Flowers are springing up and the fields are still green. 


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 7, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

MyHeritage releases mobile app for on-the-go discoveries

World’s largest family network unveils new mobile experience for searching historical records, including the 1940 U.S. Census, on iPhone, iPad and Android 




Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 6, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

Delaware and Nevada First States Indexed and Searchable on the 1940 Census on is proud to announce the first indexed states of the 1940 U.S. Census are now ready for searching. After 72 years being held from public view, the Nevada and Delaware 1940 Census is now available and searchable for free on  While the remainder of the U.S. states are digitized and available for…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 6, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Observations made Today.

Observations made Today.

As we watch our lives change and the method of travel become more intense with scanners and the like I want to share something I observed today.

Some place in California, in a County Court House, I suddenly realized what I was seeing, better yet I figured out why it looked like that.

Stand in line, no belts, no metal, no items that will set off the scan system. Alas the little metal clips on the end of my boot top made a…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 3, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments

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