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…Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 26, 2012 at 10:09pm — No Comments
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–“Simple and Affordable” Fast-growing Start-up Adds Complementary Offering to…Continue
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Call for Papers
2012 Utah Genealogical Association Conference on Family History…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 25, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments
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!!!
December 3, 1945 - April 23, 2012
Linda Bruce, 66, of…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 24, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments
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.
Citing Your Sources
Keeping records of where we find information about our ancestors is an important, but often…Continue
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
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 18, 2012 at 12:01am — No Comments
“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,…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on April 17, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 13, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Leeann Boone on April 9, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on April 9, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments
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
World’s largest family network unveils new mobile experience for searching historical records, including the 1940 U.S. Census, on iPhone, iPad and Android
PROVO, Utah & LONDON…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 6, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments
Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com. While the remainder of the U.S. states are digitized and available for…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 3, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments