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Jan 02

For Pete’s Sake!

…I stayed up real late last night, rooting for the underdog football team. You know, the one that plays on the blue field. After Oaklahoma intercepted a pass and scored what I though was the winning touchdown with a minute remaining, I gave up and went to bed. The rest is history, the team with the blue field won in overtime….

May 22

It’s Monday, blue Monday

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My Dad used to survey the weather each morning and assign a color. Blue and gray were common selections. Actually today is a beautiful day, if chilly. The sun is out and the rain is gone, at least for a while. I’m blue because nothing that I need to have done is done, (and I’m once again writing for a blog that no one reads). I need to get a hold of my self! The chairs are progressing but won’t be done for the party, oh well. Daughters One and…

Mar 22

Saturday Night Fun – My Paternal Grandmother’s Patrilineal Line, on Sunday Morning

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has tossed out the following challenge for his weekly Saturday Night Fun: Provide a list of your paternal grandmother’s patrilineal line. Answer these questions: * What was your father’s mother’s maiden name? * What was your father’s mother’s father’s name? * What is your father’s mother’s father’s patrilineal line? That is, his father’s father’s

Apr 06

Tuesday’s Tools – SourceForge.org

There are a host of professional genealogists who offer tips, shortcuts and tricks to make life easier for the rest of us. Along the way, each of us picks up tidbits of knowledge which help us survive, or at least become our own standard way of accomplishing tasks. In the past, suggestions I have made as comments on other blogs have produced thanks, and even traffic to my little genealogy home on the net. Therefore, once in a while, when I feel…

Feb 23

GeneaGlogger’s 2010 Winter Games, Task 4B

…217;s view, but I tried this anyway. To illustrate, I added a date of birth for every indirect source I had. I also added his children’s births, which don’t show up on an individual’s detail screen. A weakness that I noted was that day, month and year were required. To be honest, the farther in my research I travel, the less sure I am of dates. Since many dates are hard to pin find myself using “about” or…

May 27

Treasure Chest Thursday – Aunt Bertha’s Tray

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

…part 8 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities I have had this hammered aluminum tray for a number of years. Aunt Jane, my Dad’s sister gave it to me, along with a story. Aunt Jane said that Bertha went to some classes and made the tray. That is an interesting story, I wish I knew if it was true. There is no mark or emblem of any kind on the tray, which is just over twenty-one inches in diameter. . Bertha Elizabeth Kaiser was born 21…

May 09

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

…I still miss you every day….

Jun 03

Treasure Chest Thursday — Aunt Jane’s Treasures

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities When you wish to know or understand someone, it is helpful to consider what they think is important. When my Aunt Jane passed to a better place on 5 February 2002, I was called upon to clean out her apartment. There were other things I did, but cleaning out the apartment was the most difficult. We had visited her there for nearly twelve years, holiday after holiday, so the place…

Dec 31

New Year’s Resolutions, Goals, or Whatever They Are

Thanks to Jasia at Creative Gene for hosting the New Year’s Carnival. She posted the following: Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: New Year’s Resolutions! This year is almost over and a new decade is knocking on the door. This is the perfect time to make your New Year resolutions, goals, aims, declarations, intentions, aspirations, objectives, plans, targets, schemes, wishes,…

Oct 30

Granny’s Land Record Transcriptions

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Land Records I received a Facebook comment with regard to my land record spreadsheet. I asked permission and added the comment at the end of the post here on my blog. A Facebook comment is soon lost in the feed of status updates, link posts and other miscellaneous information, and I prefer that comments and suggestions are kept with the original content if possible. To paraphrase the comment, it suggested…

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