Saturday, July 31, 2010

Siesta Saturday

You got it!


Siesta Saturday is my new non-blogging day! On Siesta Saturday's, I will be sleeping in late. Maybe staying in my pj's all day long!

But definitely resting from the hectic, often too busy, life-style that I have given myself. It's time to slow down and take a siesta!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Follow Friday

Today I'd like to introduce you to Will's Genealogy Blog. This blog is written by Will Haskell whose profile reads as follows: Will Haskell - Born and raised in Maine, full-time professional civil engineer, part-time genealogist, interested in sharing family history research.

The Header of the blog reads: "Will's Genealogy Blog  - Family history blog focusing on genealogy and artifacts for several surnames, including: Ackerman, Brooks, Cabot, Haskell, Holbrook, MacKenzie, Merrill and others. My interest was sparked by my grandmother's research and collection of artifacts that were stashed away in an old slant top desk that is now at my Dad's house."

Ahh... a genealogy researcher much like myself, whose interest was sparked by a familial "hand-me-down"! [What could be more fun???]

Will Haskell is inciteful, and a purely fun read to see how another researcher thinks and utilizes the old noggin' in attempting to unravel the secrets of his families past. Heck... secrets? Well, perhaps not secrets, but things left to discover!

And isn't that what real genealogy is all about?

I do believe you'll enjoy Will's Genealogy Blog as much as I do. Head on over and read it now!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shape Collage

Thanks to Miriam over at AnceStories for telling us about Shape Collage.

I absolutely loved the experience, and here's the proof!

This was so much fun!!!

Thanks Miriam for the great info!

Treasure Chest Thursday

This is one of only a handful of photographs of my Great-Grandmother, Josephine Benzel Dreher.
Josephine is holding my aunt Laura Marion, here. And the two smallest children, standing in the front, are my Uncle Art, and my aunt Ethel Dreher, Laura Marion's older siblings.

Following this photograph, Josephine travelled with a group of WWI mother's who had lost their son's during that war, to view the cemetery where their bodies were layed to rest.

Unfortunately, when the ship passed over a particular spot in the Atlantic Ocean, Josephine was given a few moments to pray over hte spot where her son's body was layed in a watery grave.

Officially, Frank Henry Dreher's grave is located in Suresne, France. However, he succombed to illness on the voyage over, and was given a burial at sea.

Josephine wrote several letters home during her journey.

Josephine Benzel was born 21 July 1865 in Indiana to John Benzel and Wilhelmina Lambrecht.

She married Henry Condar Dreher, Sr.[1863-1925] on 11 August 1888 in Indiana [we believe, although a marriage record has not been located, so it may have been Kentucky].

She had 10 children with Henry Sr. [three of her sons with the name Henry!].

Josephine died 12 December 1932 [on Henry Jr's wedding anniversary]. She is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

Broken and no markings.
From the Crosier Cemetery, Zenith, Monroe County, West Virginia.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Maintenance Monday

Doing away with the negative connotations of "Madness Monday", I am now choosing to not blog a regular post on Monday's, instead using that day to gather up all the loose ends and provide maintenance to either my own research, or that of my clients.


I hope you will join with me in providing a "Maintenance Monday" for your own home or business office!

We will of course, return to our regularly scheduled postings tomorrow!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Sing-A-Long

Circlemending  has such a wonderful Sunday feature! Sunday Sing-A-Long. This week she asks for us to share songs related to animals.

Here's my all time favorite, written for the 1967 Rex Harrison Dr. Doolittle film:

Sentimental Sunday

The Bean Family
1940
Hollywood, Monroe, West Virginia
Back Row: [L-> R]: Audrey Beane Harriff holding children Judy [left] and Dicky [right]; Emmette Beane, Leon Loper

Middle Row: [L->R]: Ozella Livesay [sister of Ada Burdette Bean]; Margaret Beane Loper;
Mary Faudree Beane; John Bean Sr. holding sons Edsel [left] and Buster [right]

Front Row: [L->R]: Hugh Burdette; John Beane Jr., Clara Livesay, and Betty Miller Beane.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Siesta Saturday

You got it!

Siesta Saturday is my new non-blogging day! On Siesta Saturday's, I will be sleeping in late. Maybe staying in my pj's all day long!

But definitely resting from the hectic, often too busy, life-style that I have given myself. It's time to slow down and take a siesta!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fellowship Friday

Hugh Burdette and John Bean, Sr. [on right] holding son Edsel
Abt 1940

Who did your ancestors fellowship with?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


John Beane Jr. and Eleanor Beane - later to become Mrs. Don Ward
About 1930

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

All that's left of one of the tombstones from the Bean Cemetery, located near Waiteville, on Potts Creek, in Monroe County, West Virginia.
There are no markings discernible, and only about 9-inches from the ground to the apex of the stone are visible.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Maintenance Monday

Doing away with the negative connotations of "Madness Monday", I am now choosing to not blog a regular post on Monday's, instead using that day to gather up all the loose ends and provide maintenance to either my own research, or that of my clients.


I hope you will join with me in providing a "Maintenance Monday" for your own home or business office!

We will of course, return to our regularly scheduled postings tomorrow!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sentimental Sunday


This doe-eyed little angelic boy was about 3 years of age when this photo was taken. Just shortly before his death in 1946.

Roy Edwin Bean was the last child of my grandfather's old age, born to my grandmother, Mary Faudree Bean.

At three years of age Roy succombed to a ruptured appendix and died.

On the day this photo was taken, family members were visiting from out of town. Little Roy's brother-in-law, Dick Harriff, took this photo.

My Dad recalls that Roy is looking so downhearted because he'd just received a scolding. You'll note why when you look closely at the photo.

Little Roy had a slight...uh hum...accident in his trousers. [See the telltale wet pattern in the front!]

My grandfather, John Bean, Sr., died in 1954. I've been told he never quite recovered from the loss of any of the children who predeceased him. [There was Max, Eloise, Pauline and Roy. Pauline was the only one of the 4 who reached adulthood, the others were toddlers and babies.]

My grandmother, Mary Faudree Bean, seldom spoke of Roy. But when she did, it was always with tearful eyes and a sorrowful countenance. His death haunted her until her own, 29 years later in 1975.


These are the three youngest children born to Grandpa and my Grandmother. [Grandpa had been married twice before, having outlived both of those wives, and fathered 12 other children in those first two marriages.]

So, when I speak of these three, I often call them the children of my grandfather's old age. He was 71 when the eldest of these three were born [my Dad - in 1837], and was 77 when the youngest one, Roy, was born.

Left to right is Edsel [born 1939], Walter ["Buster"] born 1937 [he's my Dad!], and little Roy is in front, born 1943-died 1946.

Of the 15 children born to Grandpa, five remain:
Margaret Bean Loper  - 96 years
William "Bill" Beane - 93 years
Jack Bean-Ashley - 81
Walter "Buster" Beane - 73
and
Edsel Beane - 71

Families are truly Forever!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Siesta Saturday

You got it!

    Siesta Saturday is my new non-blogging day! On Siesta Saturday's, I will be sleeping in late. Maybe staying in my pj's all day long!
    But definitely resting from the hectic, often too busy, life-style that I have given myself. It's time to slow down and take a siesta!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Follow Friday - Winging It

Today I'd like to introduce you to Winging It. This very interesting site is authored by Alex in Auckland, New Zealand. Other than stating she is female, her bio reads:

"Webmistress, genealogist, photographer, occasional blogger - plus my day job! I don't drink martinis, nor do I have perfect posture while typing."

I find Alex's writing style unique and easy to follow. I enjoy stopping by now and then just to see how someone in another country copes with the struggles of putting together a unique family genealogy.

Alex is enticing and interesting, and her ingenuity is quite evident in each of her posts.

I think you'll enjoy Winging It and I highly recommend a visit!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday


These are my lovely step-granddaughters:
Stacey, Stephanie and Vanessa Perry

These beautiful ladies are courtesy of my daughter Debbie and her partner Cheryl, and are a much loved addition to our family.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday


Here is another stone from the Neel Cemetery, located on Rowan Road in Monroe County.

This side is perfectly smooth. The other however, has much to be discovered!

My cousin Mandy discovered engravings I had previously overlooked. However, we were unable to discern exactly what they were on our visit this past Monday, July 5th.

During our visit, the grass had grown more than waist high [this photo was taken several years ago in the late fall on a very cold, brisk morning].

I intend to return again this fall, and perform more extensive study of the stone, when high grass, and potential slitherers are absent!

At that time we will also be performing a GPS coordinate for each of the graves located in this tiny cemetery.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Maintenance Monday


Doing away with the negative connotations of "Madness Monday", I am now choosing to not blog a regular post on Monday's, instead using that day to gather up all the loose ends and provide maintenance to either my own research, or that of my clients.


I hope you will join with me in providing a "Maintenance Monday" for your own home or business office!

We will of course, return to our regularly scheduled postings tomorrow!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sentimental Sunday


The photo was taken in the summer of 1985. That afternoon my ex-husband Andy, and brother-in-law Ronnie, and my sister and I had attended the hubby's 10th high-school reunion.

Following the reunion, we went back to my sister's house, and met up with our brother's, Jeff and David. This may have been the last photograph we had taken with all 4 of us together! [We've REALLY got to make up for that, soon!!!]

Left to right is my baby brother, Jeff Beane, that's me..., my sister Eydie Beane Dunbar, and brother David Beane.

Yeah.. weren't we a bunch of cooties cuties?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

SNGF - Show Us Your Clerihew

The latest Saturday Night Fun from Randy at GeneaMusings:

1) Write a Genealogy Clerihew (and what is a "clerihew" you ask? See Jim Smith's post today for more details and his clerihew (briefly, a clerihew is a four-line irregular poem or verse that follows an AABB rhyme scheme. It is named for the birthday of Edmund Clerihew Bentley the inventor, aka writer, aka poet."). If you're feeling especially creative, write two or more!


2) Show us your genealogy clerihew in a blog post of your own, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook comment or update. C'mon, dazzle your readers and friends with your poetry and creativeness.

So... I'm not sure I can even come to close to the wit already exhibited by others, but here's my version!



Gazing back on Cyndi Henry’s ancestral chart
It’s apparent she gave it a lot of heart
But one thing she will never see
Is a completion of that family tree



Okay, so a poet I ain't! But it was still alot of fun!!!

Thanks Randy for another interesting Saturday evening!

Siesta Saturday


You got it!


Siesta Saturday is my new non-blogging day! On Siesta Saturday's, I will be sleeping in late. Maybe staying in my pj's all day long!

But definitely resting from the hectic, often too busy, life-style that I have given myself. It's time to slow down and take a siesta!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

What I Do

Always a day late [and as Grandpa used to say "A dollar short"], I am a bit slow in posting my meme for the "What I Do" for geneabloggers! [started by Thomas McEntee of Geneabloggers]

The meme: called "What I Do and you basically list what you use in terms of technology to either run your genealogy business or pursue your family history as a hobby."

So, while the ol' Texicanwife is trying to play "catchup" today, let me impart to you just what I do technology wise!

Hardware: I have a Dell Inspiron desktop that runs Windows 7. It offers 1TB ram and Intel Pentium processor. It has a lovely 22-inch monitor, and the entire computer sits within the monitor, meaning I don't have a big old nasty tower that has to sit anyplace else! This was a gift to myself this spring, a reward if you will, for my little genealogy business having taken off so well! I also have an HP laptop [that is currently being "borrowed" - meaning likely to never see again - by the Texichick - my daughter!], that was to be my backup computer.  Ahh... at least it was supposed to be!

External Storage:  I have 2 external storage notebooks. One with 298 GB of storage capacity. The other with 1.36 TB capacity. These tend to do very well for me.

Online Storage: I have been using Mozy for the past couple of years. I was introduced to Mozy through an article by Dick Eastman, on his EOGN. I am so thankful for that!!! The cost is a minimal expense [$55 a year I believe.] And I have had to rely on it for retrieval not once, but twice since I purchased the backup. And I have to highly recommend it! It is truly a life-saver! You can retrieve your files from them for free, or pay a small fee and they will overnight them to you on CD if needed! I can't recommend it enough!

Backup:  Routine weekly full to external hard drive; incremental daily through Mozy.

Firewall: Norton Internet 360

Virus Protection: Norton Internet 360

Spyware: Norton Internet 360

File Cleaner:  Norton Internet 360

Printer:  HP Officejet J4540 All In One

Phone:  I use a landline, and it is through Verizon [although I understand it is being changed and Frontier will be come our new carrier!] My cell is used for emergencies only, and so I use a pay as you go through Tracfone.

Mobile media:  Come on, haven't got that tekky yet!

Music Player: Okay, so I do use an MP3 player when I'm exercising on the treadmill, especially.

Car Audio: Well, here's where you'll probably laugh. I drive a 22 year old Lincoln Continental [hey! it gets me where I want to go!] and the audio is shot in it. However, with an adapter, I can play my MP3 through the speakers! Works for me!!!

eBook Reader:  I have two. Kindle for PC and and the B&N eBook Reader. I can read on my PC. And yep, I'm slowly moving over to the digital books. Although I can't quite drag my PC into the bathroom for those toilet reads! So,.... a real book is necessary for those trips! [Oh come one! We all do it!!!]

Browser: I use MSN's browser. Hey, it's simple, non-complicated, and works for me. Although I don't use Bing. You read that right! I DO NOT USE BING! [Can't stand it! I head to Google for all my needs!]

Blog: I've only been blogging for two years. And Blogger.com has treated me very well. It certainly meets all of my criteria and needs!

RSS: I use Google Reader for all of my RSS reads! LOVE it!!!

FTP:  Who used FTP when you can use a template??? [No worries! Even Go Daddy utilizes a free FTP!]

Text Editor:  Definitely MS Word 2007

Graphics:  Adobe

Screen Capture: Adobe

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, GeneaWise, and LinkedIn

Social Bookmarking:

Soical profile:

URL Shortener: shorturl.com

Office Suite: MS Office 2007 ultimate. [LOVE this!]

Email: I've used hotmail Professional since I first discovered it. I can send large email attachments without difficulty. And it's less than $20 a year.

Calendar: Don't laugh! I still use an office desk calendar! Hey, it works for me!

Accounting:  I like to call it "a calculator and ledger". yeah, not very techno...have used Quickbooks in the past, and they were alright. Just a bit more than I needed at the time, but if business continues to progress, I may need to go back to it!

PDF generator:  That's why I LOVE MS Office 2007! It's built right in!

Genealogy Database: I used the free PAF system for YEARS!!! It took care of all of my needs until I decided I wanted soemthing that could generate a more professional look for printouts. So I switched to FTM, and update it about every 2 years. Love it!

Genealogy Tools: I have used GenSmarts, but I still go back to Thomas' archives over at Geneabloggers! He's got quite the tools listed, and I find they are undoubtedly the best there are! And Cyndi's List. Wow! Talk about comprehensive!!!

Other tech stuff:  My webcam is built in to my system for video casts. I use a a CD-R King [tm] F-Series headphone and mic for broadcasts. I use a Kodak EasySHare z740 digital camera for all photo shoots, indoors and out [love the simplicity], and use a SanDisk card for extra storage. I use Corsaid Flash Voyager for all thumb drives. And while my cell phone doesn't have a GPS, my daughter's does. So trips to cemeteries, landmarks, historic sites, etc. can all be documented with the correct GPS coordinates [the Texichick is fast becoming my assistant to all genea-adventures!] I usually purchase most everything I need from the Internet, as I do live in a fairly rural community and have to drive well over an hour to get to any decent shopping! Thus it's usually cheaper to pay shipping than to pay for gas! Books are generally purchased through Half.com [an eBay subsidiary]. I don't mind second-hand books, and I find they are a great bargain! If purchasing new, not so much. New books are generally purchased through Amazon.com [such as Megan Smolenyak's latest release, or Dr. Bill's latest!] I also study eBay for genealogical finds. You'd be surprised what bargains can sometimes present themselves! And I am the best at finding last minute auctions! Buying at a quick bargain!!!

Non-Tech Stuff: I like the old-fashioned black and white composition notebooks. Call me silly [even though see that the Footnote Maven uses them as well!]. These are great because they can easily be stored upright on the bookcase for later reference! When performing any research, I carry a huge tote bag. Inside you will find an extra notebook, extra pens and pencils and a sharpener. Bottled water. A scarf [for those windy areas!] A power bar. Extra storage disks and batteries for the camera. Change for copiers. My wallet with lunch money! Cell-phone with emergency contact programmed in. I also let at least one other person know where I'm heading out to when I go alone. Most of my travels are rural, and it pays to let someone know if I don't show up or they don't hear from me by "x-hour", to come looking for me! A hiking stick or cane! I have bad back problems, and it pays to use a hiking stick when walking through the furrowed fields or woods to get to a site. It's also a great way to gently move those pesky slithering creatures that may be barring the path!!! My camera of course! The camera is used for documenting out of doors, but also for indoor shots. And I can switch it to "Museum" mode when I need to be careful and not use a flash. Which is great for those files that can't be photocopied! Sunscreen! Yep, the old SPF-30 is right there! And if you look, there's probably even more in that bag!!!

What tools do you use?

Let me know your fave's, or post them on your own blog and send me a link!

Follow Friday - Who Will Tell Their Story

Who Will Tell Their Story?

Today I would like to introduce you to, Who Will Tell Their Story?

This wonderful blog is the results of blog-author Julie Cahill Tarr. Julie's bio reads as follows:

"I am the owner of Design Write Communications in Central Illinois. I provide writing and graphic design services to medium-sized businesses across the country. To stay current on communication trends, I am a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Society for Technical Communication. In addition to my career, I am very passionate about studying my family history and ancestry. Although I have been interested since childhood, I only seriously began my research in 2007. To advance my genealogy knowledge-base, I hold memberships in the National Genealogical Society and the Illinois State Genealogical Society, and am a charter member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits. "

Who Will Tell Their Story? is a blog dedicated to orphan photographs. Julie presents these "orphans" in a manner of dignity and respect, all while researching, and searching for their true identities.

I have fast become a fan of this site, and I believe you will too!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday

McClungs Mill
Zenith, WV

This photo was taken quite a few years ago of the old mill at Zenith, in Monroe County, West Virginia. Today as you drive by, I'm not even sure that it's all standing! I went by there on Monday, and all you can see is a tangle of overgrown trees, and undergrowth. The mill itself, invisible behind the forest that's grown up around it.

McClung's Mill, according to the "Wild Wonderful West Virginia" website, was moved to its present location in the early part of the 1900's from Craig County, Virginia. I remember speaking with some of the old timers who had been going there all of their lives, back in the 1970's. They couldn't remember a time when it hadn't been there, and many of them were born in 1880's, so it must have been moved before 1910.

As a teenager, in the 1970's, we often purchased ground cornmeal there for our homemade cornbread. You could get it ground superfine, fine, and coarse. We always got it ground coarse, as there would be pieces and bits of the hard corn kernels in the meal, which added to the flavor and texture of cornbread.

As you entered the mill, the huge stone burr wheels were the first thing you noticed. There was no mistaking they were powerful!

Outside the waterwheel would at times seem to be barely turning, but for every single revolution it made, the interior burr wheels made 3-4 rotations.

I remember at least a couple of times buying buckwheat flour [whereas other flours are from a grain, buckwheat is actually derived from a plant]. This dark flour makes the absolute BEST pancakes in the world! Top those delicious griddle cakes with a little butter and moleasses, and you are in seventh heaven my friend!!!

Sadly, there aren't any mills locally that are operating that can sell me either the coarsely ground cornmeal, or the buckwheat. Occasionally I find the bags of it in a specialty market. But it's just not the same.

Aubrey Reed [1904-1989], one of the longest running mill owners in Monroe County, who owned and ran the Second Creek Mill, used to take my hand and place it in his. He'd ask me what I thought about his old rough hands. They were full of hard lumps and bumps in the palms.

I recall the first time he did this I was about 14. It kind of scared me! I wasn't sure if he had a disease or deformity!

"This is the mark of a real miller," he told me.

It seemed that after more than a half-century of running the mill, pieces of the burr wheels [stones] would get imbedded into his hand as he'd have to work with the stones. Keeping them ready to grind at all times. He'd have to knock burrs off with a chisel. Sometimes, his hand would slip, and a burr would break off and imbed itself into his hand. What he could pick out he would. Others were left there to fester and finally heal. The small pieces of stone beneath the skin still palpable.

I've read many other reports of millers, over the years, with the same kinds of lumpy, bumpy hands. And they never ceased to amaze me.

The old mills are few and far between these days. And very few in our country remain viable. They are reminiscent of a time long gone. A simpler time. A time when values and morals were held high. When a promise made... was a promise kept!

Sometimes I think I was born a century, or perhaps two, too late.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

The Spartacus
Ships Log
1849
Jean Rotge and Family
Arrival in New Orleans, LA.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

No Visible Markings

Remnant of a stone remaining at the
Neel Cemetery
Gap Mills, Monroe, West Virginia

Monday, July 5, 2010

Maintenance Monday


Doing away with the negative connotations of "Madness Monday", I am now choosing to not blog a regular post on Monday's, instead using that day to gather up all the loose ends and provide maintenance to either my own research, or that of my clients.


I hope you will join with me in providing a "Maintenance Monday" for your own home or business office!

We will of course, return to our regularly scheduled postings tomorrow!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Holiday

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

That Ragged Old Flag

Sentimental Sunday

This photo is of my grandmother, Mary Faudree Bean, holding my Dad in 1938, just about the time he turned one.

Grandma was 40 years old when she gave birth to Dad, her first born. She went on to have two more sons by 1943, [Edsel and Roy].

These three children were the sons of my grandfather's old age. He was 71 when Dad was born, and 77 by the time Roy came along in 1943.

This photo was taken in either Waiteville or Hollywood in Monroe County, West Virginia. [I think it was Waiteville.]

This is one of my favorite shots of my grandmother.



Saturday, July 3, 2010

Siesta Saturday


You got it!


Siesta Saturday is my new non-blogging day! On Siesta Saturday's, I will be sleeping in late. Maybe staying in my pj's all day long!

But definitely resting from the hectic, often too busy, life-style that I have given myself. It's time to slow down and take a siesta!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Exasperation! [Or the Duping of an Unexperienced Public]

Recently I requested some information from another "genealogy researcher" who stated that they had previously located some information for a client and was willing to share.
This researcher [who shall remain annon] lised a source as a tree located on Ancestry.com. Now, I'll admit to having used trees found from public locales to assist me over a hump when I ran dry of information. But NEVER do I rely upon those trees as a source! I use those trees, rather, to point me in the right direction, and then use proper documentation to prove [or disprove] the information I found in the tree I referenced.

Has anyone really looked at the public trees on, not only Ancestry.com, but other sites, and how truly unreliable these sites of "information" are?

I've blogged several times on this matter. And the more I complain, it seems the more misinformation is published!

But, here was a researcher, who sells their information as professional, sending me to this site.

Take a look for yourself here.

Okay, did you see just this one entry's horrendous misinform?

Take a look at this James England. His date of birth is listed as 1750 in Pennsylvania.

Look at the "Arrived" tab. Do you see it???

Look again!

This particular tree shows Mr. England arriving in Pennsylvania in 1683. And it even lists a reputable citation!

What???

Mr. England was born in 1750, yet he arrived in Pennsylvania a full 67 years prior to his BIRTH!!!

And a very reputable "genealogist" reportedly is using this tree as a source for their information!

My problem is that we have individuals who are selling their services, and yet taking their information, or rather as in this case, their MISINFORMATION and touting it as a reputable and informed source.

Wake up and smell the coffee! Is there any doubt that a checks system should be in place to prevent those individuals who are definitely not qualified to present themselves to the public as a qualified genealogy researcher? Those who have not had formal training might be able to take an exam for qualification. Those who have had formal training should be registered. But there needs to be a way to remove individuals who are duping the public with their inadequate and irresponsible research reports and qualifications.

And that's just one individual's opinion.

America The Beautiful

Please view this magnificent video of State flowers! [It takes less than a minute to watch.]

Click HERE.

Follow Friday

Today I'd like to introduce to Of Trolls and Lemons.

This delightful blog about researching the roots of a Nordic family is written by Astrid.


Astrid

Astrid's bio reads as follows: "I am a first-generation American. My father was born in Norway and my mother was born in Italy. I have a rich history in these two countries, and there are many stories to uncover and share. My goal is to bring back life to those who have come before me. They have stories to tell and wish to be remembered. If I don't record their stories, then who will?"

Of Trolls and Lemons is a lovely wonderfully written blog that is insightful and entertaining. I think you will find it so. as well.

Enjoy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday



Mileage Ration Card for John Beane, Jr. [my uncle]
for 1930 Ford.
Issued on 21 Sept 1945
Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia