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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…

Oct 22

Jane Johnston’s Locket

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

…on married William Harbottle on 20 April 1881; and she died on 31 October 1881. The Johnston family burials are detailed in this post. James and Jane were in Cadillac by 1884, when he is listed in a directory; and was a witness to Jane’s 10 October 1884 marriage to William Kaiser which occurred in Wexford County, Michigan. In the early 1980’s I had the locket appraised by an antique dealer. The value is negligible, however, the…

Apr 06

Tuesday’s Tools –

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…

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…

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,…

Dec 30

2009 Resolutions, Progress?

…all the information from the BOX into my database. No exceptions, no cheating. 2. I will file all the paperwork in the proper place, not in piles on the floor, desk, or in any convenient box. Results: I believe I made three assessments of my progress on August 8, on September 3, and on and October 20th. For this final look back at 2009, I can report that all the data in the box/pile was entered, and all the original paperwork was filed. That big…

Jun 04

Genealogical Breakthrough

…n. I previously wrote about Belle and her amazing box of correspondence and momentos. For some reason, I then substituted “Wexford” for “Newaygo” in the place box of the search form. Holy Cow! I was missing information on Bertha, one of the 6 children of Henry and Belle who survived to adulthood. Well, I don’t really have anything for her, other than a picture of her with the family, holding a small child on her…

Mar 24

Fellows Family Land Records, Wexford County, Michigan Liber 139 page 509

This entry is part 66 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

…e: 7 May 1945 Liber: 139 Page: 509 Location: Wexford Co., MI Grantor: Charles E. Tinker AKA Charles Tinker and Belle Tinker his wife Grantee: Earl T. Colbert & Marie Colbert husband & wife of Manton, Wexford, MI Witnesses: Jno A. Muche, Harriet Muche Type of deed: Warranty Rec’d and recording: 29 June 1947 Clerk/registrar: Brown Location of land: Colfax Consideration: $800.00 Notes: Belle signed with an X, although she has signed…

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