Tag Archive: Herrington

Jan 20

Anniversary January 20, 1951.

My parents, James Austin Yearnd and Marjorie Helen Herrington, were married on this day in 1951. The wedding was held at my grandmother’s home, 703 E. Division, Cadillac, Michigan. The picture hanging in the wall on the right is hanging in my house today. It is an English water color, about 15 x 28 inches, …

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Jun 08

The Church

My great-grandparents on my mother’s side lived in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York for some portion of their married life, and are buried there. They appear on the 1880 census in Chatham, and in 1900 in Hoosick Falls, so they arrived in Hoosick Falls sometime between those dates. They were members of the Methodist …

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May 25

A Little About Mable Dickinson

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral Register

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Winnie Kaiser Yearnd Funeral RegisterI arrived home with big plans to get things done. You all know about that, I think. I wanted to enter all my data, transcribe all I found, enter correct sources, and see if I could reach any conclusions. By the …

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May 09

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

I still miss you every day.

Mar 29

DNA, Another Step in the Search

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy Research

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy ResearchIf you haven’t read about my search for my great-grandfather’s surname, you can find out more here, here, and here. After I found my grandfather’s family, I was thrilled, and did quite a few happy dances, visited the cemetery, got his will …

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Mar 27

Surname Saturday, Herrington/Harrington

How this one is spelled among my ancestors depends on the person, the time and the place. You can see posts in which I mention this line by clicking this link. My mother searched for many years and never found out why her mother had left, or where her mother had gone, and I still …

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Feb 16

Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games Task 4E

Javascript required. Made with WordItOut I used Word it Out to create this graphic which shows the surnames in my family. Somehow, just the names seem very incomplete, so here is a little more. The Johnstons and the Rapiers arrived in Huron County, Ontario from Scotland, where they married. Long and Myers arrived in Ontario, …

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Feb 15

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy – Challenge 6

I just had to get in on this week’s “Better Genealogy” challenge: Play with Google Maps. This is a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history. This post is also written to fulfill Item 4A  and item 5F in the GeneaBlogger’s Winter Games. After her father, David H. Herrington died …

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Feb 10

What is Happening in the Genealogy Department

I am lucky enough to have collected a group of internet cousins along the research path. One of them is an especially meticulous researcher, who uses (heaven forbid) older methods and new technology to produce amazing results. Let me say that again, she uses all the avenues available to her to facilitate her research. I …

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Nov 20

Honoring My Mother

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Mother left us for a better place on June 6, 2007. I was fine for a while, and the not fine, and then fine. I rode the roller coaster of life and found joy in daily routine, family and friends, my garden and my genealogical research. A year ago today we buried her ashes at …

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