Friday, July 29, 2011

Name this picture

We all have unmarked photos. Bring them out at a family gathering. Get them identified!!

Does anyine recognize this picture? I have seen it as a poster. I would like permission to use it, but I have no idea whom to ask.... Help?

Knowing information about a picture changes its value and worth. Sigh.
My brother's daughter just got married a week ago on the other side of the country from where I live. Thank goodness for cousins with cameras, digital cameras, being able to post to facebook, and tagging photos! You Were There!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Things Change

My friend Nancy said, "Don't change...."

I just got an email from my husband. It's an invitation to a financial seminar online. For getting the word out about it they suggest we blog about it & post it on facebook. My blog is genealogy related. I'm trying to think about the genealogy-angle.... A lot of family and individual's moves from one place to another are driven by economic forces. When we lost our home in Colorado Springs we ended up staying with my grandmother in the Washington DC area until Ted took a job in Flint, Michigan. Lisa was born in West Germany (US Army). Kathy was born at Ft Carson, Colorado (Army). David, Spencer & Eddy were born in Colorado Springs (where Ted got out of the Army & we stayed). Daniel was born in Flint, Michigan. Who knew - no one, unless you write it down!

Another set of pegs for writing your life's story - all the places you've lived. Then, deconstructing that, thinking like your ancestors, what brought them to the last place you've found records of them? Answering the question, Why did they go there? may brainstorm possible places to look and find them in earlier records....

Here's the link to that seminar. Hopefully tough times don't make us change our values.

Start Writing Your Life's Story

See My cherry Earring?

(via my daughter Kathy - Thanks, Kathy)
One good way to start writing your life's story is to catalog all your scars. That will give you a framework by how old you were. WHAT were you doing? Who was with you? Where were you? & Why were you doing it?!

Another good way to start - or make these chapters - is to go through all the vehicles you've owned. That will bring back lots of memories, and maybe photographs, too. Your different kids will remember different things about the different cars, and sometimes the same road trips very differently.... Who learned to drive in which vehicles? On and on.

My first wheels? I remember riding my red tricycle up to the Standard Oil in South Daytona, "to get my windshield washed." It was a great day when I could make that air hose go :-Ding! I learned to drive in Florida, barefoot, on the hardpacked sand at Ormond Beach at low tide, where there was lots of room for other drivers to avoid me :-) America's love affair with cars. Pictures - then there's the progression of your drivers license pictures, ha, ha.

I have committed that when I write my life's story it will be a cookbook. There is a whole slew of recipes for picnics at the beach, recipes that work well for transporting (and some that don't!), recipes for eating IN the car (for trying to stay awake while driving). I have a story of what NOT to do while trying to eat and drive.... Have I written that one down yet?

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Resources at FamilySearch

Randy Seaver posted in his blog a list of recently added record collections accessible at regular Then he just added 23 more to the list (600 some!). We regularly use now, but don't quit using (old)! That is where the results from the Family Search Indexing are made available to search. Also, please consider dedicating some more of your volunteer work time to participating in Indexing. If you know people who have limited mobility, please share with them the valuable opportunity to contribute real service by Indexing from home.

You might click on the short list first (23), to get an idea of the range of record sets that are being arranged for access by FamilySearch!

This is a great era we live in -
Proclaiming Liberty to the Captives!

Isaiah 61:1
1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Doctrine and Covenants 138:18
18 While this vast multitude waited and conversed, rejoicing in the hour of their deliverance from the chains of death, the Son of God appeared, declaring liberty to the captives who had been faithful;