I'm following my ahnentafel report for my Surname Saturday posts. My fourth surname is the Millsap name 1. Grace Zion 2. Dad Zion 4. ...
A common phrase when I was growing up was shirt tail relatives. Just what does that really mean. What brought forth these memories of past ...
For Surname Saturday I am sharing my Woodmansee Family Name using an Ahnentefel Report. (1) Grace Zion (2) Arthur Zion married (3) Muriel ...
As I posted last night I have joined the Family History Writing Challenge . I decided to start with one of my 5th great grandfather. He is ...
I started this post on my vintage postcard blog and after turning around found out that it was written to my Appleton Esler so decided it f...
Smoky Mountain Family Historian posted yesterday that she is starting a new series of looking at her ancestors neighbors in the census. ...
For Surname Saturday I am sharing my Cassell Family Name using an Ahnentefel Report. (1) Grace Zion (2) Arthur Zion married (3) Muriel Day...
I have been going through piles and piles of pictures, letters and cards. I have been the keeper of all since sometime in 1998. My pla...
Matrilineal Monday is the female line of a family. This line can be so much harder to research and ends in brick walls a lot of times. Jo...
Among the old family treasures that were passed down are 4 vintage postcards addressed to my great grand aunt Mary Gallaher. She is the sist...
Saturday, September 5, 2009
For now I will pass on listing my three favorites but I will spend some time this evening to search other genealogy blogs listed on http://www.geneamusings.com/. This will give me a great opportunity to check out other sites in the big world of the Internet
Take some time this evening and start there and see where you end up. I would love to hear from you on your top favorite. Maybe it some place I have missed.
thanks for stopping by Grace
I am back ... I was not gone long and I found one that I added to my watch list and will be one of the favorites for me.
1. http://twobubblesoffcenter.blogspot.com/ Not only can she write but you want to go off and search not only her links to history but search your own family history even deeper.
2. http://benotforgot.blogspot.com/ Short interesting personal information.
So two were already on my follow list and I found a new one.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Rachel B ( Hanner ) Died December 9th 1889 70 years & 25 Days and James W Woodmansee Died May 16, 1898 81 years 1 M & 18 D
They are my great great great grandparents on my father's side.
I found this while searching for my ancestors at http://www.ancestry.com/
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).
Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post
Some how I get busy and forget to see what is happening at Randy's on Saturday night.
Here is my list better late than never. I do not have many ancestors that I was lucky enough to meet.
My father Arthur Zion
He was born in Colorado in 1921, grew up in the state of Washington, while sailing on the great lakes he met my mother and married her in 1943. He went to bible college in Texas where my sister and I were born. We moved back to Minnesota after a short time in Michigan. This is where I grew up. He passed away almost a year ago September, 2008.
My mother Muriel Day
She was born in Minnesota in 1922 and lived in Minnesota except for the years we were in Texas when my dad was in Bible College. She came down with polio in 1953 and we moved back to Minnesota except for a very short time in Michigan when I was 6. She passed away in 1998.
My grandma on my mother's side Grace Esler Day
She was born in Minnesota in 1892 and lived here whole life there. I grew up within blocks of both of my mom's parents and was close to both of them. She passed away in 1972.
My Grandparents William and Grace Day
My grandpa on my mother's side William Day. He was born in Minnesota 1n 1889 and lived his whole life there. He passed away in 1964.
My grandpa on my dad's side Perry Zion. His family traveled. He was born in Kendal Kansas, lived Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and lived his last years in Winlock, Washington. I only met him once or twice. I remember the last time. He had a farm and raised cattle. He had a big bull and I helped him feed the chickens. I was probably only 8. I wish I had known him better. He passed away in 1958.
I never got to meet my dad's mother. She passed away just over 4 years before I was born. I have always sensed her near me though. My father loved his mother very much and had nothing but praise for her. My middle name is after her.
Monday, August 31, 2009
She passed away on mother's day May 15, 1945 while visiting one of her sons of a heart attack.