Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sentimental Sunday

I thought you would enjoy seeing my Family Tree Gallery. This was actually at its first stage. Today it is much larger. As I come across an ancestor (grandparent), I add them to the wall. And there are quite a few now!

This gallery is in a long hall in our home. And it contains photographs of both my ancestors, and my husband's. I always feel great comfort in passing the photographs as I walk by. It's as if they are saying, "I'm so glad you remember us!".

Do you have a place in your home where you hang ancestral photographs?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sibling Saturday

I thought I would show you a photo of me and my siblings, and our parents for this Sibling Saturday.
Front row, left to right: David Lawrence Beane, Walter M. Beane, Lois V. Dreher Beane, Jeffrey Scott Beane.

Back row, left to right: me, and my sister, Velleda "Eydie" K. Beane.

This photo was taken in 1977, just a couple of weeks before I left for Texas. I was moving to be with my husband, who was in the Army.

I love this photograph. My parents are so young here. (They were only in their 30's.) When I remember my Mother (1938-2015) this is how I remember her. She was always such a pretty woman.

I am the eldest of the four of us siblings. Then my sister, then David, and the baby is Jeff. (I think they were like 8 and 6 at the time. And Eydie would have been 15.

The photograph was taken at the only local photographer's. He still used glass plates that he left in the sun to develop photographs! He hand colored the large photograph, but all of the smaller ones were in black and white. I can remember being so fascinated by the process.

So there you have us for Sibling Saturday. And now you know what we looked like as family when I was a teen!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Follow Friday

If you're like me, you hit a brick wall in your genealogy research now and then. It's just been lately that I discovered the many genealogical ideas, links to websites, and templates available for just a few moments of your searching time.

On several of these searches, I have found a web site that I didn't know existed. I found templates that are for more sophisticated than what I have been using until now (most of my templates are those that came out in the '90's and are so antiquated, and unable to use your computer to fill them in). I have fallen in love with Pinterest.

Here you will find so many helpful articles that you can read for weeks and never read the same article twice! As well as photographs, and ideas for getting young children involved in genealogy!

You are also given the option of following several of those who post on Pinterest. This means you will receive notification when someone you are following puts a new item on the site. And that can mean a breaking through of that nasty brick wall sometimes!

I highly recommend adding Pinterest to one of your genealogy sites bookmarked on your computer. At the very least, you can find some inspiration for either where to look next, or in your filing system!

Pinterest is a free program, and you can download the free app on your smartphone, which means you will be notified of new pins even earlier!

So, sign up today, and in the search function, simply type in genealogy. You'll see what I mean!

I highly recommend adding Pinterest to your genealogy research bookmark.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Those Places Thursday

If you know what this place is called, or where it is, please leave a comment. If you don't know, then check back tomorrow for the answer.

****HINT: Nickname: Underground White House.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scam Alert For Beane Family Members!

If any of the Beane family members receive an email from a Frank Bradley his email is, DO NOT engage with this man! He is a bookkeeper who found out some funds in an Equatorial Guinea account are about to revert to that country as a certain man with the last name of Beane has left funds in the bank there and died intestate. I checked and the funds are very real. But when this man contacted me, I did what I do best, genealogy research.

This Beane is NOT, and I repeat, HE WAS NOT, related to our line of Beane's. But this man Frank Bradley will hound you to death! If you receive an email be smart and block him. He likes to mark the email as Urgent, and two of my email accounts let it through.

Again, the deceased man who put the funds in the bank is NOT related to us. He is from another Beane line.

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday's Tip

Well, it really isn't a tip. I came across this lovely poem on Pinterest. The best I can find, is that it originated at which seems to be a non-functioning site. But I couldn't pass it by, because it is so lovely.

My tip is that this would make a lovely first page in your ancestry scrapbook if you are using one.