Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Blog

Hey all my genealogy friends!  Go check out my new blog dedicated solely to genealogy!  This should allow for a much more organized delivery method of the information I find including resources.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Familiar Places: Indiana, USA

Indiana, USA

Native Americans lived here for thousands of years before Indiana was even considered a territory.  The name Indiana even means "Land of the Indians" or "Indian Land." (1)
The French started exploring it in 1679.  They built a few trading posts and forts before the English decided they wanted to colonize it.  There were many wars between the Native Americans, French, and English.  Eventually the English won.  During the Revolutionary war America won it's independence from England and all of England's land south of the Great Lakes, which included what we know as Indiana today.  In 1787 the US called it the Northwest Territory.  In 1800 when Ohio became a state, the rest of the area became known as the Indiana Territory.  Then on 11 December 1816 Indiana became the 19th state of the USA.   (1)
Now Indiana is the 38th largest state and is 16th for the most people.  Those people are called Hoosiers.  There are many theories as to how Indiana got the nickname Hoosier but the Indiana Historical Society found some interesting things to support their theory.  The earliest known use of the word Hoosier goes back to Virginia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee.  It was the term they used to describe backwoodsman, a rough countryman, or a country bumpkin.  Basically is was the old slang term for what we now call a Red Neck. (1)
This is where Indiana is located at in the USA:
"Indiana in United States" by TUBS - Own workThis vector graphics image was created with Adobe Illustrator.This file was uploaded with Commonist.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Usa edcp location map.svg (by Uwe Dedering).This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  USA Hawaii location map.svg (by NordNordWest).This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Canada location map.svg (by Yug).. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indiana_in_United_States.svg#/media/File:Indiana_in_United_States.svg
It's state boundaries have remained the same since 1816. (2)
Here is the state Flag:
"Flag of Indiana". Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Indiana.svg#/media/File:Flag_of_Indiana.svg
Here is the state seal:
"Indiana-StateSeal" by U.S. Government - ATSDR (part of the CDC) series of state-specific fact sheets. Bitmap versions have been seen on US Embassy websites. Direct PDF URL [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indiana-StateSeal.svg#/media/File:Indiana-StateSeal.svg
People in my tree from here:
  • ADAMS, Beulah Jane 1939-2012
  • ALBRECHT, Doris Virginia 1913-1984
  • ARMSTRONG, Karen Janeane 1942-2008
  • ARMSTRONG, Ralph Gene 1914-2003
  • AUSTIN, Reyburn K 1906-1969
  • AUSTIN, Thula Jane 1930-1983
  • BADEN, Francis H 1851-?
  • BADEN, Joseph W 1859-1928
  • BADEN, Louisa S 1863-?
  • BADEN, Margaret 1846-?
  • BADEN, Rose Ann 1852-1912
  • BADEN, Samuel 1828-1891
  • BADEN, Samuel 1856-?
  • BADEN, Sarah J. 1848-?
  • BADEN, William Henry 1824-1879
  • BALL, living female x4
  • BALL, Derrick Scott "Mouse" 1987-2010
  • BALL, living male x2
  • BATES, living? male
  • BOWMAN, Doyle F. Buck 1913-1995
  • BOWMAN, Robert 1887-?
  • BOWMAN, Robert 1909-?
  • BRENTS, Ruby Gertrude 1914-1999
  • BROCK, Margret Loretta 1933-2010
  • BURROUS, living male
  • CAINE, living female
  • CAINE, living male
  • CALLIS, James Alton 1924-1972
  • CHANDLER, living female x9
  • CHANDLER, living male x14
  • CHANDLER, Thomas Clinton "Sony" sr. 1931-1999
  • COLE, John 1872-1936
  • COLLINS, living female
  • COOK, living? female 5
  • COOK, Edith Caroline 1912-1981
  • COOK, Elmer M. 1917-1980
  • COOK, Lavada Geneva 1928-2002
  • COOK, Mary 1912-?
  • COOK, Myrtle M 1905-?
  • COOK, Ordaz W. 1877-1965
  • COOK, Wilber 1908-?
  • COOLY, Norma Jean ?-2014
  • CRICK, John G. 1816-1863
  • DARLING, living female x3
  • DARLING, living male
  • DARLING, Clarence Clifford 1910-?
  • DARLING, Claude Virgil 1912-?
  • DARLING, Flossie Jane 1939-2004
  • DARLING, George Vern 1904-2001
  • DARLING, Glen Ivan 1917-1965
  • DARLING, Jacob 1880-1965
  • DARLING, Richard ale 1960-2005
  • DARLING, Stephanie Danielle 1980-1989
  • DAVIS, Alfred Emanuel 1928-2003
  • DAVIS, living female x3
  • DAVIS, Clara L. 1913-1984
  • DAVIS, Jams Arthur 1915-1968
  • DAVIS, Stella Irene 1913-1986
  • DAVIS, living male
  • DAVIS, William Carl sr. 1917-1977
  • DEGRAFFENREID, living male
  • DOWNEY, Barbara Elizabeth "Fauney" (OLINGER) 1769-1833
  • DUKE, Charles Clyde 1908-1978
  • DUKE, living male
  • DUKE, Paul Henry 1921-1990
  • DUKE, Sophia Bell 1912-1992
  • EAKIN, James H 1929-1983
  • EDWARDS, Ola Winifred 1909-2000
  • ERWIN, Edna  1833-1871
  • ERWIN, James 1842-1909
  • ERWIN, Jane 1824-1898
  • FEAREY, Robert H 1884-1930
  • FORREY, Beverly Joan 1931-1992
  • FOUST, John H 1882-?
  • GREATHOUSE, living male x2
  • HORN, Arletha 1880-?
  • HORN, Edna Elizabeth 1853-1933
  • HORN, Eva Gertrude Margarette 1905-1937
  • HORN, Forest Harold Eugene 1907-1907
  • HORN, Ivan Jacob William 1903-1971
  • HORN, Jacob W 125-1899
  • HORN, Jacob William 1874-1919
  • HORN, James 1850-1892
  • HORN, Jane "Jennie" 1864-1930
  • HORN, living? male X2
  • HORN, John 1823-1900
  • HORN, Leon Madgelean "Madge" 1900-1985
  • HORN, Martha 1858-?
  • HORN, Nancy 1857-1891
  • HORN, Robert Lee 1929-2008
  • HORN, Ruben Arletha Francis 1898-1956
  • HORN, Sarah 1805-1888
  • HORN, Sharon Sue 1935-200
  • HORN, living female
  • HORN, Stephen A 1860-1919
  • HORN, William 1876-?
  • HORN, William 1925-?
  • HORN, William 1846-1920
  • HUFF, Mary M 18061890
  • HULCE, Jesse Parshall 1794-1851
  • HULL, Ida Lucielle 1905-1985
  • HUNT, Catherine 1783-1859
  • J, Mary 1902-1985
  • JACKSON, John 1858-?
  • JENKINS, Teresa Marie 1959-?
  • JOHNSON, Eleanor 1799-1892
  • JOHNSON, Rosa Ann 1884-1971
  • JOHNSON, Sarah Ellen 1884-1970
  • JOHNSON, Willie C. 1911-1973
  • KAHLENBECK, John C 1878-1960
  • KENNEDY, Rosella 1926-?
  • KING, Grace F 1947-1987
  • LANCE, John J. 1859-?
  • LANG, Phoebe 1811-1867
  • LEWELLEN, Eva 1938-2010
  • LEWELLEN, Virginia Lee 1932-1996
  • LEWELLEN, William Orris 1906-1973
  • LUELLEN, Roy Oliver 1936-?
  • LUELLEN, Waneta R 1940-?
  • LYELL, Grant 1865-?
  • LYNN, Bessie 1892-1993
  • MAJORS, Robert Herman 1892-1971
  • MARTIN, Lena Clay 1896-1986
  • MARTIN, Vivian Elsie 1913-2001
  • MCGEE, Justin Michael 1989-2015
  • MCGEE, Keith Wayne 1968-200
  • MCGEE, Rodger Dale Junior 1966-1997
  • MCGEE, Truman Junior 1928-2014
  • MILLER, Lillie Mabel 1889-1963
  • MURPHY, living? female x3
  • MURPHY, living? male X2
  • MURPHY, Howard Pat 1905-1978
  • MURPHY, John Howard 1930-1958
  • MURPHY, Leo 1906-1967
  • MURPHY, Leona 1906-?
  • MURPHY, Loran 1912-1979
  • MURPHY, Marie 1909-1987
  • MURPHY, Robert Eugene 1935-2008
  • MURPHY, Robert John 1920-1980
  • NELSON, Donald Joe "Tiny" 1951-2009
  • NELSON, living male x3
  • NELSON, living female
  • NELSON, Tom "Tommy" Lane 1947-1988
  • NOAKES, Franklin P 1853-?
  • NOAKES, Mary "Ella" 1878
  • NOAKES, Roy 1885-?
  • OLINGER, Andrew M. 1830-?
  • OLINGER, Christian 1802-1855
  • OLINGER, George Washington 1789-1845
  • OLINGER, Henry John 1793-1846
  • OLINGER, Johann Jacob 1763-1852
  • OLINGER, Martha Jane 1828-1892
  • OLINGER, Robert 1805-1850
  • OLINGER, William 1798-1870
  • OLIVER, living? male
  • PAINTER, Frances Mary 1885-1978
  • PAYTON, Arminta 1828-1908
  • PAYTON, John L 1842-1920
  • PAYTON, Roseanna 1836-1907
  • PAYTON, Samuel 1799-1881
  • PAYTON, Stephen Wesley 1836-1922
  • PENCE, Anna Barbara 1783-1853
  • PENCE, Sarah Salome 1786-1857
  • PHILLIPS, Andrew Jackson 1889-1942
  • PHILLIPS, Cecil Roscoe 1910-1977
  • PHILLIPS, Cordia Elizabeth 1940-2011
  • PHILLIPS, David ?-2015
  • PHILLIPS, David Andrew 1915-1992
  • PHILLIPS, Essel Lee Sr. 1909-1977
  • PHILLIPS, Eugene 1924-2004
  • PHILLIPS, living male
  • PHILLIPS, James Thomas 1912-1971
  • PHILLIPS, living? female X2
  • PHILLIPS, Kenneth Roscoe 1930-1997
  • PHILLIPS, McCoy Emery 1919-2010
  • PHILLIPS, Nellie Evadine 1912-2007
  • PICKETT, living female x2
  • PRATHER, Marvin Joseph 1905-1991
  • PRENDERGAST, Susie Elizabeth 1882-1976
  • RAMOS, living female
  • RANSEL, living female
  • RAY, Adam 1839-?
  • RAY, Ann Elizabeth 1845-1894
  • RAY, Delila 1848-?
  • RAY, Joseph 1808-1872
  • RAY, Sarah E 1841-?
  • REEVES, Brenda Joyce 1965-2005
  • REEVES, Donald Ray 1957-1993
  • REEVES, Joe Mack 1927-1989
  • REEVES, Steve Allen 1955-2009
  • RIDER, Dorothy 1918-?
  • ROACH, living male x7
  • ROACH, living female x4
  • ROACH, Anna 1907-?
  • ROACH, Helen 1928-1940
  • ROACH, James "Jim" Linville Jr. 1932-1954
  • ROACH, James Linville 1900-1962
  • ROACH, John 1879-1942
  • ROACH, Kenneth W. 1955-1999
  • ROACH, Rebecca Diane 1957-2011
  • ROACH, Robert "Bob" 1935-2009
  • ROBERSON, Alex "Pete" Sanford 1914-1979
  • ROBERSON, Charles Eugene 1948-2006
  • ROBERSON, Diana Kay 1960-1960
  • ROBERSON, living? female x2
  • ROBERSON, Laury Ann 1962-1963
  • ROBERSON, Linda Sue ?-2015
  • ROBERSON, Lloyd Rayburn 1939-200
  • ROBERSON, Paul Elden 1942-2008
  • ROBERSON, Rita Mae 1935-2003
  • ROBERSON, William Edward "Eddie" 1931-1997
  • ROBERSON, William Manuel 1901-1968
  • RODMAN, Abel Thatcher 1831-1911
  • RODMAN, Abel Theodore 1870-1937
  • RODMAN, Elbinas W 1859-?
  • RODMAN, George B 1860-?
  • RODMAN, Gertrude A 1863-?
  • RODMAN, Indiana Leurhetta "Rhetta" Didana 1880-1962
  • RODMAN, Isaac 1800-1847
  • RODMAN, Isaac 1841-?
  • RODMAN, Isaac Benjamin 1866-1901
  • RODMAN, John L. 1830-1916
  • RODMAN, Margaret E 1861-?
  • RODMAN, Reuben S. 1873-?
  • RODMAN, William Isaac 1800-1848
  • ROGERS, living female x2
  • ROGERS, living male
  • RUTH, I ?
  • SCOTT, Cordie Vesteen 1913-1988
  • SCOTT, Edwina 1932-1993
  • SCOTT, James "Noble" 1888-1942
  • SCOTT, living? female
  • SELLERS, Infant ?-1924
  • SELLERS, Benjamin Franklin "Frank" 1869-1944
  • SELLERS, Charles E 1902-1977
  • SELLERS, Ella B 1895-?
  • SELLERS, Flossie J 1890-1956
  • SELLERS, Fred Lawrence 1892-1985
  • SELLERS, Freida Mary Jane 1919-1966
  • SELLERS, Gladys L. 1909-1996
  • SELLERS, John W. 1843-1873
  • SELLERS, Mary Ruth 1898-1916
  • SELLERS, Mildred Irene 1923-1985
  • SELLERS, Roy 1905-?
  • SHAW, living? female
  • SHELTON, living male
  • SHOPE, Norman Roger Sr. 1938-2013
  • SHUTT, Raymond 1909-?
  • SMITH, Eugene H 1913-1990
  • SMITH, Howard Wayne 1927-2005
  • SMITH, Jerry Leon 1935-2006
  • SMITH, Laura 1922-2009
  • SMITH, Martin Edgar 1924-1998
  • SMITH, Mary K 1932-1996
  • SMITH, Pauline 1911-?
  • SMITH, Robert Edgar 1892-1968
  • SMITH, Robert Leroy 1915-1993
  • SMITH, Susanna Barbara 1880-1959
  • SOULE, Harriet 1806-1872
  • ST JOHN, Otto K 1879-1935
  • TILLEY, Esther Viola 1916-1979
  • TIMMONS, Amanda K. 1869-1953
  • TIMMONS, Catherine 1870-?
  • TIMMONS, James W 1863-?
  • TIMMONS, James Wesley 1829-1882
  • TIMMONS, Joshua 1853-?
  • TIMMONS, Margret 1869-?
  • TIMMONS, Mary A 1859-?
  • TIMMONS, Matthew 1852-?
  • TIMMONS, Rebecca Jane 1857-?
  • TIMMONS, Sarah E. 1873-?
  • TIMMONS, William Henry 1852-1920
  • TUCKER, Viola 1921-1978
  • UNDERWOOD, Loshia 1907-1988
  • UNDERWOOD, Luther Edward 1908-1992
  • WALLACE, Hannah Catherine 1837-1885
  • WEST, living male
  • WHEELER, Margaret Polly 1803-1882
  • WILLIAMS, living female x2
  • WILLIAMS, living male x2
  • WILLS, James Edward 1940-1998
  • WILSON, Lucinia "Sina Lou" 1892-1960
  • WOODCOCK, Delilah Elizabeth 1832-1908
  • WORLAND, living? male
  • WRIGHT, living female
  • Unknown, Dorothy 1914-2013
  • Unknown, Eva F ?-1979
  • Unknown, Nancy E. 1861-?
  • Unknown, living female (maiden name unknown) x6 
Counties of interest:
  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Bartholomew
  • Benton
  • Blackford
  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • Cass
  • Crawford
  • Dearborn
  • Decatur
  • Delaware
  • Fayette
  • Fountain
  • Fulton
  • Gibson
  • Grant
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Harrison
  • Howard
  • Huntington
  • Jefferson
  • Jennings
  • Knox
  • Lake
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Miami
  • Morgan
  • Orange
  • Parke
  • Shelby
  • St Joseph
  • Sullivan
  • Tippecanoe
  • Tipton
  • Vanderburgh
  • Vigo
  • Wabash
  • Warren
  • Wayne
  • Wells
  • White
Cities/Towns of interest:
  • Atlanta
  • Attica
  • Bluffton
  • Castleton
  • Center
  • Clay City
  • Clifty
  • Columbus
  • Corydon
  • Decatur
  • Deer Creek
  • East Chicago
  • Eckerty
  • Elwood
  • English
  • Ervin
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Franklin
  • Galveston
  • Gas City
  • Greentown
  • Haddon
  • Harrison
  • Hartford City
  • Hope
  • Howard
  • Huntington
  • Indianapolis
  • Jefferson
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Lebanon
  • Liberty
  • Logansport
  • Marion
  • Milford
  • Monticello
  • Montmorenci
  • Mooresville
  • Muncie
  • New Waverly
  • Noblesville Township
  • North Manchester
  • Oxford
  • Peru
  • Plymouth
  • Prairie City
  • Richmond
  • Rochester
  • Sandcreek
  • Scott City
  • Sharpsville
  • Shelby
  • South Bend
  • Spencer
  • Sullivan
  • Taylor
  • Terre Haute
  • Tipton
  • Union City
  • Uniondale
  • Vigo
  • Waldron
  • Warren
  • Warrington
  • West Lafayette
  • West Middleton
  • West Newton
  • Williamsport
  • Zionsville

These lists will be updated and grow as I dig further into my family tree.  I will also be linking people to their memorial pages as I make them for my direct ancestors.  I will also be linking the counties, cities, and towns as I complete the familiar places pages.
(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana
(2) http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Familiar Places: Miami County, Indiana, USA

Miami County, Indiana, USA

The picture below shows where Miami County is in Indiana.  It shows the current borders and they have remained unchanged since 1844. (1)
"Map of Indiana highlighting Miami County" by David Benbennick - The maps use data from nationalatlas.gov, specifically countyp020.tar.gz on the Raw Data Download page. The maps also use state outline data from statesp020.tar.gz. The Florida maps use hydrogm020.tar.gz to display Lake Okeechobee.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Miami_County.svg#/media/File:Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Miami_County.svg
Miami County was formed in 1832 from Cass County and other unorganized land.  It was named after a Native American tribe called the Miami.  Some Miami Native Americans still live in this area.  (1)
People of Interest:
  • ARMSTRONG, Karen Janeane 1942-2008
  • CHANDLER, living female
  • CHANDLER, living male x2
  • DAVIS, living female
  • HORN, Robert Lee 1929-2008
  • HORN, Ruben Arletha Francis 1898-1956
  • HORN, living? male
  • HULL, Ida Lucielle 1905-1985
  • OLINGER, William 1798-1870
  • ROBERSON, Lloyd Rayburn 1939-2006
  • ROGERS, living male
  • SOULE, Harriet 1806-1872
Cities/Towns of Interest:
  • Deer Creek
  • Jefferson
These lists will grow as I go through my documents on Ancestry.com and it updates my lists in the Family Tree Maker software.  Also I will be making memorial pages for all of my direct ancestors and I will be linking the pages to their names.  So look out for future links.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Familiar Places: Peru, Miami, Indiana, USA

Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA

Peru is a city located in Miami County, Indiana.  Peru is the county seat of Miami County. Peru was founded by William N. Hood in 1834.  The movie "Little Big Top" was shot and directed in Peru.  Scenes show the "Mr. Weenie" restaurant and the Circus building.
Peru's nickname is the "Circus Capital of the World."  This is because many famous circuses like the Ringling Brothers, Hagenbeck-Wallace, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and others, made Peru their winter headquarters.  The International circus Hall of Fame is located in Peru, and the city still has a daily Amateur Circus show during the 3rd week of July which ends with a Circus City Festival and Parade.  Peru is the only place that still manufactures steam calliopes (whistles for steam instruments such as the steam pipe organ cart that is in the parade). (1)
Here is where Peru is located in Miami County and where Miami County is located in Indiana.
Here are some of my own pictures from the circus parade.

People of interest:
  • ARMSTRONG, Karen Janeane 1942-2008
  • CHANDLER, living female
  • CHANDLER, living male x2
  • DAVIS, living female
  • ROBERSON, Lloyd Rayburn 1939-2006
  • ROGERS, living male
  • SOULE, Harriet 1806-1872
There are more people to include in this list but I need to go through my ancestry tree to make sure all documents' specific locations are noted so that it shows up in my Family Tree Maker Software.  This is what I have for now though, more to come.  All direct ancestors will have memorial pages associated with them in the near future, so look for possible linking in the names.


This page may grow as I research more of my family tree.
(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru,_Indiana


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Familiar Places: Howard County, Indiana, USA

Howard County, Indiana, USA

Howard County is located in Indiana. The county was organized in 1844 and was called Richardville County.  It was named after Jean Baptiste Richardville, a chief of the Miami.  His native name was Pe-che-wa which means "Wildcat", the local creek the Wildcat Creek may have been named after him.  Just 2 years later in 1846 the county was renamed to Howard County to honor General Tighman Howard, a U.S. Representative from Indiana, who died in 1844. (1)
Here is the county seal:
"Howard County, Indiana seal" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Howard_County,_Indiana_seal.png#/media/File:Howard_County,_Indiana_seal.png
Here is where Howard County is in Indiana:
"Map of Indiana highlighting Howard County" by David Benbennick - The maps use data from nationalatlas.gov, specifically countyp020.tar.gz on the Raw Data Download page. The maps also use state outline data from statesp020.tar.gz. The Florida maps use hydrogm020.tar.gz to display Lake Okeechobee.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Howard_County.svg#/media/File:Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Howard_County.svg
People of interest:
  • CHANDLER, living male
  • BOWMAN, Doyle F. Buck 1913-1995
  • COOK, Elmer M. 1917-1980
  • DARLING, George Vern 1904-2001
  • ERWIN, Edna 1833-1871
  • ERWIN, Jane 1824-1898
  • HORN, Ivan Jacob William 1874-1919
  • HORN, Jacob W 1825-1899
  • HORN, Jacob William 1874-1919
  • HORN, James 1850-1892
  • HORN, Jane "Jennie 1864-1930
  • HORN, Leona Mary Madgelean "Madge" 1900-1985
  • HORN, Nancy 1857-1891
  • HORN, Ruben Arletha Francis 1898-1956
  • JOHNSON, Willie C. 1911-1973
  • MARTIN, Vivian Elsie 1913-2001
  • PAINTER, Frances Mary 1885-1978
  • ROBERSON, Laury Ann 1962-1963
  • RODMAN, Abel Thatcher 1831-1911
  • RODMAN, Abel Theodore 1870-1937
  • RODMAN, Indiana Leurhetta "Rhetta" Didana 1880-1962
  • SELLERS, Benjamin Franklin "Frank"
  • SELLERS, Charles E 1902-1977
  • SELLERS, Ella B 1895-?
  • SELLERS, Flossie J 1890-1956
  • SELLERS, Fred Lawrence 1892-1985
  • SELLERS, Freida Mary Jane 1919-1966
  • SELLERS, Gladys L. 1909-1996
  • SELLERS, Roy 1905-?
  • TIMMONS, Amanda K. 1869-1953
I know there are more but this was created using the Family Tree Maker Software, I need to go through each person's documents to make sure they show the specific locations.  This is what I have for now though.  I will be making memorial pages for each direct ancestor so be on the look out for these names to be linked in the future.

Cities/towns of interest:

This page will grow as I dig further back on my family tree.

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_County,_Indiana

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Familiar Places: Greentown, Howard, Indiana, USA

Greentown, Howard, Indiana, USA

Greentown is located in Howard County, Indiana, USA.  It is home to the Howard County Fair Grounds.  It was incorporated as a town in 1873.  A popular version of how Greentown got it's name is that prior to Liberty township's formation the area was known as Green Township.  The locals that were living during that time wanted to preserve the name of the township in some way, so when the area was incorporated as a town it was called Greentown.  Also there was a local Native American Chief called Green, so it could have been named after him as well. (1)
"Howard County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Greentown Highlighted" by Arkyan - My own work, based on public domain information. Based on similar map concepts by Ixnayonthetimmay. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Howard_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Greentown_Highlighted.svg#/media/File:Howard_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Greentown_Highlighted.svg
This is where Greentown is located in Howard County, and Indiana.
Historical events of interest:
  • Indiana earthquake of 30 Dec 2010
People of Interest:
  • CHANDLER, living male
This page may expand should I run across more people who lived here and different time periods, as I go through my family tree.


(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greentown,_Indiana

Friday, September 11, 2015

Familiar Places: Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana

Kokomo is the county seat of Howard County, Indiana. (1) On 01 January 2012 Kokomo annexed more than 7 square miles on the south and west sides of the city which included Alto and Indian Heights. (1) Kokomo was named after the Native American Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo (meaning Black Walnut) who was called "Chief Kokomo." (1) He was not a Chief though, he was one of four sons of Chief Richardville, the last of the Miamis Indian Chiefs. David Foster was known as the "Father of Kokomo" and claimed he named the city after the "orneriest Indian on earth" because Kokomo was "the orneriest town on earth." (1)

On 06 October 1886 they found natural gas in Kokomo. This caused an increasing number of industries to be interested in Kokomo, which resulted in many industrial and technical achievements. (1) Kokomo is considered a pioneer of automobile manufacturing in the U.S. with the first successful trial run of Elwood Haynes' "horseless carriage." The first push button car radio was developed at the Delco Radio Division in Kokomo. The Kemp Brothers Canning Co. developed the first canned tomato juice. The first mechanical corn picker was developed here. The first Ponderosa Steakhouse opened here. The first McDonalds with a diner inside was opened here. Other things that first happened in Kokomo was: the pneumatic rubber tire, aluminum casting, Kingston carburetor, Stellite cobalt-base alloy, stainless steel table ware, the Howitzer shell, aerial bomb with fins, Dirilyte golden-hued tableware, all-metal life boats and rafts, signal-seeking car radio, transistorized signal-seeking car (hybrid) radio, all transistor car radio. (1)

Here is where Kokomo is located within Howard County, and where Howard County is located in Indiana:
"Howard County Indiana Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Kokomo Highlighted" by Arkyan - My own work, based on public domain information. Based on similar map concepts by Ixnayonthetimmay. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Howard_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Kokomo_Highlighted.svg#/media/File:Howard_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Kokomo_Highlighted.svg

Here is the city seal:
"City of kokomo seal" by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:City_of_kokomo_seal.JPG#/media/File:City_of_kokomo_seal.JPG

Here are the current city limits:
Here are the city limits as they were prior to the 2012 annex:
This was the closest I could find.  Home town locator has old boundaries shown on a current map.  I know this because as you can see I show the current boundaries above.  However the new 31 didn't go around the town and the old 31 relabeled 931 until 2013.  As you can see the annex allowed Kokomo to claim most of the new US 31 and the part of IN 26 that runs through the area.

As I go through my family tree I am sure I will have more to add to this page.  Many people in our family lives or lived in this area through out the ages.

People of interest:
  • CHANDLER, living male

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokomo,_Indiana

Thursday, September 10, 2015

CCs Genealogy Today

I have been doing some major restructuring of my blogs.  For now, I am going to continue to post my genealogy research on this blog.  Eventually as I figure out how to move my previous research over, I plan on making a dedicated genealogy blog.  I feel this will allow for more organization for my readers.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to work on some places pages for my son's family history book.  I decided to start with Virginia.  I organized my thoughts by making a "Familiar Places" page for each location in Virginia that I wanted to focus on.  For now I just put interesting information for my son.  As I go through my family tree, and further back in history, I plan on expanding upon these pages to include more of the history that is relevant to each specific time period.  Go ahead and check them out:

I hope to include all of this information on one page for our family history book, using My Canvas.

Now to go get working on that.

Now I have my "Places in Virginia" page done:
I wanted to include Norfolk's seal and motto and a few other things but this is all I could fit onto one page.  Since it pertains to a living person, and only contains a brief, nuts and bolts type of history...I wanted to get them all onto one page.  Trying not to waste supplies while doing this book.

Now I need to work on Virginia's main page which will most likely expand as I go through the family tree.

Keep a look out for my upcoming blog dedicated to just genealogy.

I just got my page on Virginia done too!
Now to work on my places in Indiana.  To gather my thoughts I will be making some more, Familiar Places posts. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Familiar Places: Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, Virginia

The city of Norfolk is located in the common wealth of Virginia. (2)  It was formed as an independent city from Norfolk county in 1845. (1)  It is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake bay. (2)  

In 1619 the Virginia Colony's Governor, Sir George Yeardley incorporated Elizabeth Cittie, one of four jurisdictions.  In 1634 King Charles I reorganized these citties into shires.  Elizabeth Cittie then became Elizabeth City Shire. When the South Hampton Roads portion separated from the shire, Adam Thoroughgood (a large land holder) suggested it be renamed New Norfolk County, after his birthplace in England.  One year later it was split into Upper Norfolk and Lower Norfolk.  Part of what was Lower Norfolk is now the independent city of Norfolk.  It was incorporated in 1705 and George II granted it a royal charter as a borough (town or district).  All that was left from the Revolutionary War was the walls of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. (2)  The town was gradually rebuilt.

Here is the Seal of Norfolk:
"Seal of Norfolk, Virginia" by City of Norfolk - http://www.norfolk.gov/http://www.wetlandswatch.org/. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seal_of_Norfolk,_Virginia.png#/media/File:Seal_of_Norfolk,_Virginia.png
 Et Terra Et Mare Diitiae Tuae Crescas is meant to be translated as “Both by land and by sea thy riches (are)" (3)
"Motto: Crescas (Latin for, "Thou shalt grow.")" (2)

Norfolk's location in Virginia:
"VAMap-doton-Norfolk" by The original uploader was Seth Ilys at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VAMap-doton-Norfolk.PNG#/media/File:VAMap-doton-Norfolk.PNG
Here are the city's current boundaries:
Google Maps

The city's boundaries have been the same since 1988 when it swapped some land with Virginia Beach. (2)

People of interest:
  • CHANDLER, living male (x2)

(1) https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Norfolk,_Virginia
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk,_Virginia
(3) http://www.norfolk.gov/about/seal.asp

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Familiar Places: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)

The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is located in Portsmouth, Virginia.  It is known as the "First and Finest."  It was the United States' first Naval hospital, opened in 1830.  It is comprised of 3 hospitals sitting on 110 acres. (1)

People of interest:

  • CHANDLER, living male
If anyone else pops up in my family tree for this location, I will add more.  For now though, I am keeping the history simple for my son's family history book.

(1) http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/nmcp/history.aspx
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Medical_Center_Portsmouth

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Familial Places: Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Portsmouth is an independent city, located in the state of Virginia.  This means that it is not attached to any county government.  It was founded as an independent city in 1858.(1)  Portsmouth is part of the Hampton Roads Harbor.(2)  John Wood, a shipbuilder, noticed that Portsmouth would be a good shipbuilding location in 1620.  He petitioned King James I of England for a land grant.  Soon the area became a plantation community.  Colonel William Crawford officially founded Portsmouth as a town in 1752.  It was named after the town of Portsmouth in England. (2)

Portsmouth was the county seat of Norfolk County until 1963 when the new city of Chesapeake was formed.

This is where Portsmouth is within Virginia:
"VAMap-doton-Portsmouth" by The original uploader was Seth Ilys at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VAMap-doton-Portsmouth.PNG#/media/File:VAMap-doton-Portsmouth.PNG
This is what the current city boundaries look like:
From Google Maps
It appears the boundaries haven't changed since it's independence in 1858. (3)

People of interest:
  • CHANDLER, living male
Places of interest:
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

(1) https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portsmouth,_Virginia
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth,_Virginia
(3) http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/

I will add more to this article as I find ancestors from here.  For right now this is all I felt was pertinent to my son's family history book.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Familial Places: Virginia


Queen Elizabeth gave Sir Walter Raleigh permission to establish a colony in North America.  Queen Elizabeth was often called the Virgin Queen.  So in 1854 Sir Walter Raleigh established the first colony in North America and called it Virginia. (1)  This contributes to it's nickname "Old Dominion." (3)  This is the only nickname officially recognized.  (3)

In 1624 King James made Virginia a royal Colony. (1)  

When Virginia wrote their own constitution they established their self as a common wealth.  A common wealth states that they will be governed by the people and not any king or queen. (1)  Even though they call their self a common wealth the U.S. government treats Virginia as a state.  The first president, George WASHINGTON and four other presidents: Thomas JEFFERSON, James MADISON, James MONROE, and John TYLER all came from Virginia. (1)  This contributes to Virginia being called "Mother of Presidents" (3)  The wiki article sited claims 8 presidents were born there.

During the English Civil War, supporters of King Charles II of England were called Cavaliers.  This gave way to another unofficial nickname "The Cavalier State".  The state dance is a square dance called the Virginia reel.  In March 2015 Virginia named 2 songs their state song.  The official traditional state song is "Our Great Virginia" and the official popular state song is "Sweet Virginia Breeze".  The song emeritus is "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" this was the official song from 1940-1997. (3)

The state's bird is a Cardinal and it's flower/tree is the dogwood.  It's slogan is Virginia is for Lovers. (3)

This is where Virginia is within the United States.  This picture accurately reflects where Virginia's boundaries are today, the State boundaries have been the same since 1863.

"Virginia in United States" by TUBS - Own workThis vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Usa edcp location map.svg (by Uwe Dedering).This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  USA Hawaii location map.svg (by NordNordWest).This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Canada location map.svg (by Yug).. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virginia_in_United_States.svg#/media/File:Virginia_in_United_States.svg
Virginia's state flag was officially adopted 01 February 1950 and this is what it looks like:
"Flag of Virginia" by Commonwealth of Virginia - It is from the xrmap flag collection, specifically "usa_virginia.svg" in flags-2.6-src.tar.bz2. The README file in that collection says of the SVG flags "We release them in the public domain". The blue color has been redone based on vexilla-mundi.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Virginia.svg#/media/File:Flag_of_Virginia.svg
The seal of Virginia is located in the center of the flag.  Sic Semper Tyrannis means Thus always to tyrants.  This phrase is also the motto of the state.

People in my family tree from here:
  • CHANDLER, living male x2
  • BAILEY, Nancy 1774-1854
  • BARKSDILL, Eliza 1758-1789
  • CARLTON, Thomas Templeton 1814-?
  • CROSHAW, Ursula Unity 1636-1669
  • DARLING, Isaac 1796-1869
  • DAVIS, living female
  • DOUGLAS, Berryman 1785-1855
  • DOUGLAS, Catherine 1788-1860
  • DOUGLAS, Elizabeth 1781-?
  • DOUGLAS, Joseph 1735-1815
  • DOUGLASS, Younger 1805-? between 1860-1880
  • DOWNEY, Barbara Elizabeth "Fauney" (OLINGER) 1769-1833
  • DUKE, Charles 1765-1850
  • ERWIN, Joseph 1787-1851
  • ERWIN, Polly 1811-1821
  • FLANAGAN, James Stephen 1816-1880
  • FULTON, Ruth 1756-1820
  • GARRISON, Mose 1737-1820
  • GILBERT, Archibald 1792-1861
  • GILBERT, Martha Susan Elizabeth 1862-1919
  • GILBERT, Nancy Haney 1774-1870
  • GILBERT, William 1775-1851
  • GLASS, Sarah 1786-1860
  • GREEN, Amy 1720-1800
  • HARRIS, George 1730-?
  • HAVART, Ola 1893-?
  • HIX, Sarah 1755-1800
  • HORN, John George 1775-1859
  • HORN, Ruben Arletha Francis 1898-1956
  • HUFF, Leonard 1781-1851
  • HUFF, Phillip 1785-1857
  • HUFF, Rachel 1774-1855
  • HUFF, Samuel 1778-1845
  • HUFF, William 1785-1872
  • JOHNSON, Calvin 1821-?
  • JOHNSON, Charles 1855-?
  • JOHNSON, Daniel 1854-1946
  • JOHNSON, Debias 1847-?
  • JOHNSON, George 1854-1876
  • JOHNSON, George F 1857-?
  • JOHNSON, Jerome 1851-?
  • JOHNSON, Malinda 1843-?
  • JOHNSON, Margarett J 1849-?
  • JOHNSON, Matilda J 1841-?
  • JOHNSON, Sarah S C 1859-?
  • LEFEBURE, Celia 1867-1952
  • LOFTIS, Ralph 1742-1819
  • LYELL, Charles 1811-?
  • MILCAH, Milkey 1740-1820
  • MONTGOMERY, Margaret 1791-1856
  • MOORE, Joel 1765-1835
  • MOSELEY, unknown 1807-1807
  • MOSELEY, Amey 1757-1819
  • MOSELEY, Arthur 1749-1804
  • MOSELEY, Diana Amy Elizabeth Frances 1800-?
  • MOSELEY, Edward 1718-1808
  • MOSELEY, Edward 1747-1831
  • MOSELEY, Hillery 1815-1835
  • MOSELEY, Isabella Camp 1798-1822
  • MOSELEY, Letita 1767-1859
  • MOSELEY, Martha 1751-1830
  • MOSELEY, Martha Cocke 1805-?
  • MOSELEY, Mary 1753-1815
  • MOSELEY, Nancy 1803-?
  • MOSELEY, Rebecah 1764-1834
  • MOSELEY, Richard 1751-?
  • MOSELEY, Sally 1766-1810
  • MOSELEY, Sarah 1759-1840
  • MOSELEY, Tully 1711-1773
  • MOSLEY, William "Blackhawk" 1776-1850
  • MOZLEY, Edward Ned 1756-?
  • MURPHY, John Edward 1903-1988
  • MURPHY, Mary Margaret 1898-1995
  • NEFF, Isaac 1826-1853
  • NEFF, Sarah Ann 1853-1928
  • NEWSOME, Mary Frances 1813-1873
  • OLINGER, Barbara 1796-1796
  • OLINGER, Christian 1802-1855
  • OLINGER, Fredrick 1802-1802
  • OLINGER, George Washington 1789-1845
  • OLINGER, Henry John 1793-1846
  • OLINGER, Johann Jacob 1763-1852
  • OLINGER, Johann Jacob Jr. 1791-1815
  • OLINGER, John Johannes 1794-1794
  • OLINGER, Juliana 1786-1789
  • OLINGER, Phillip Downey 1787-1858
  • OLINGER, William 1798-1870
  • PARRETT, Susannah Engel 1820-1884
  • PARTON, Dennis II ?-?
  • PARTON, Harold ?-?
  • PARTON, Peggy ?-?
  • PENCE, Anna Barbara 1783-1853
  • PENCE, Catharine 1777-1854
  • PENCE, David 1798-1868
  • PENCE, Elizabeth 1780-?
  • PENCE, George 1774-1828
  • PENCE, George 1743-1816
  • PENCE, Jacob 1793-1873
  • PENCE, Joab 1800-1860
  • PENCE, John 1768-1857
  • PENCE, William 1795-1865
  • PERKEY, Sarah 1744-1782
  • RITE, Elizabeth James 1818-?
  • ROBERTS, Catherine 1834-1880
  • RUDY, Francis 1825-1904
  • SEVERNS, Mahala 1795-1835
  • SMITH, Andrew Jackson Sr. 1814-1859
  • SMITH, Barbara Ann 1838-?
  • SMITH, David Bailey 1804-1879
  • SMITH, Franklin David 1845-?
  • SMITH, Isaac Phelps 1800-1817
  • SMITH, Jane 1847-1883
  • SMITH, Judith 1794-1840
  • SMITH, Martha Ann 1808-1864
  • SMITH, Mary Drucilla 1806-1882
  • SMITH, Mary Elizabeth 1842-1912
  • SMITH, Nancy 1798-1835
  • SMITH, Samuel Martin 1850-1925
  • SMITH, Shadrack 172-1855
  • SMITH, Shadrack Cheatwood 1802-1849
  • SMITH, William Philip 1840-1906
  • STROUD, Margaret Elizabeth 1757-1816
  • TUCKER, George 1743-1804
  • TUCKER, Katherine "Kitty" 1835-1880
  • TUDOR , Smith N 1810-?
  • VANATTA, James 1828-1862
  • VAUGHAN, Drury 1750-1827
  • VAUGHAN, Temperance 1783-1864
  • WEST, Anne 1655-1708
  • WEST, Ester 1670-?
  • WEST, John 1632-1689
  • WEST, John 1650-1698
  • WEST, Nathaniel 1655-1723
  • WEST, Thomas 1760-1848
  • WEST, Unity Susannah 1657-1740
  • WILLIAMS, Rebecca "Ann" 1780-1807
  • Unknown, Elenor 1804-? (mother of Thomas COOK)
  • Unknown, Isabell 1823- (mother of Daniel JOHNSON)
  • Unknown, Martha 1814-1880 (mother of Elijah Frank DOUGLAS)
  • Unknown, Martha J 1816-? (mother of Alonzo WILLIAMS)
  • Unknown Named female (mother of Pleasant P. DAVIS)
Look for upcoming memorial pages.  I will link the names of my direct ancestors with their memorial pages, as I make them.
Cities my family has lived in:
  • Accomack
  • Amherst
  • Bedford
  • Buckingham
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Charlottesville
  • Fairfax
  • Gladys
  • Halifax
  • Hardy
  • Harrisonburg
  • McGaheysville
  • Newport News
  • New Kent
  • Norfolk
  • Plains District
  • Portsmouth
  • Proctors
  • Raleigh
  • Richmond
  • Roanoke
  • Staunton
  • Surry
  • Tazewell
  • Virginia Beach
  • West Point
  • York River
Counties my family has lived in:
  • Albemarle
  • Amelia
  • Amherst
  • Augusta
  • Bedford
  • Buckingham
  • Campbell
  • Charlotte
  • Chesterfield
  • Fairfax
  • Fauquier
  • Franklin
  • Gloucester
  • Halifax
  • Henry
  • King William
  • Lee
  • Lunenburg
  • Mecklenburg
  • Monongalia
  • New Kent
  • Norfolk
  • Orange
  • Prince William
  • Princess Anne
  • Richmond
  • Rockingham
  • Scott
  • Surry
  • Tazewell
  • Wise
  • York
Other places of interest:
  • Naval Air Station Oceana
  • Naval Medical Center of Portsmouth
  • Seven Pines Battlefield

(1)  http://c.mfcreative.com/email/newsletters/amu/2013/PDFs/20131209VirginiaStateGuide.pdf?o_xid=58639&o_lid=58639&o_sch=Social
(2) https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Virginia_Genealogy
(3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia

CCs Genealogy Today

Today, I managed to put together a few photo album pages of my son, using my canvas.  I plan on making some more once I have our photo albums and boxes unpacked and scanned into my ancestry tree.  Take a look.

Fall Fun

Now I plan on making an info page about where he was born and the places he has lived.  I have been playing around with some layouts but nothing is flowing quite the way I want it to.  I think I'm going to start making some "Familial Places" posts to organize my thoughts a little better.  There are usually multiple people in the family tree that lived in the same locations.  This will help me save the info for later use as well as provide a link to the locations within my memorial pages.  I think that well help the blog flow more smoothly.  I also thought it would be neat to show how the boundaries, flags, and other interesting things changed through out my family's time line in each location.

Ok.  Well that's all for today.  I'm going to go start working on the first familial place post.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

CCs Genealogy Today

This week, I have been extra busy.   I did manage to get my son's story page done though.  I will share it here with all sensitive information erased.  I think it turned out really nice.

This is just a sample of what can be done using My Canvas.  I will be working on his photo album pages next.

As I have said in previous posts.  I am only working on this while taking breaks from cleaning, remodeling, and unpacking.  As we get each of our rooms done there is more to unpack.  So progress seems slow but considering everything else I am doing it really is going by fairly quick.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

CCs Genealogy Today

The next page I want to work on for our family history binder, is a page for the first section divider in the binder.  I am going to have a divider to separate each surname's history.  Since Tommy's last name is CHANDLER, it will be the first section.  Things I hope to include on the page are: The surname's meaning, history, and origin.  I will also include any other interesting tid bits of information I find a long the way.

I am also going to create a Facebook Group and hopefully a Relative finder group, for people to join if they wish.  The Facebook Group will be a nice place for people to get updates on the CHANDLER name, share information and pictures about their CHANDLER ancestors, post any invites to CHANDLER family reunions, and just in general have fun being a CHANDLER.  Anyone with the CHANDLER surname in their family tree may join.  The relative finder group will help anyone in the group determine if and how they are related to each other, if they have a tree built in Family Search.  This may be extremely helpful when comparing research notes, or trying to figure out DNA results.  Oh! That's a great idea!  You can post your DNA results in the Facebook Group too, if you wish.

Here is the Chandler Family & Genealogy group on Facebook.

Here is the Chandler Surname group on Relative Finder (you must have a tree built in Family Search for this to work).  The password for this group is: chandler

Ok.  Now that those groups have been shared...I can start looking up CHANDLER surname resources and information for my son's book, this blog, and the groups.

This page has a lot of information in it. 


I decided to Google what the family Crest looked like.  There are a couple of variations.  I think I found one that I like, and I am going to use it on the CHANDLER divider page.

Here is another possible resource. 

Ok.  I think I have enough info now to make a nice informative section divider page for the CHANDLER surname in my son's binder.

Yea I have the page done and it is in the binder!

I have a few typos so I need to fix them and reprint it.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

CCs Genealogy Today

Hi everybody.  I know it's been a while since I posted anything.  Writing is a little difficult to do while we are working on this house.  My husband gets frustrated with me if I spend to much time writing.

During my breaks I have managed to write a guest blog for Alexander's.  They asked me to write about my most recent experience making an heirloom quality family history book for my mother-in-law, using My Canvas. My post has been approved, and it will be posting on their website late September to early October. Details will be coming soon.

I also used my break time to start a new My Canvas project. I have started making an ongoing family history binder for my son. Since I wanted to utilize the new ancestry.com story format for my blog, had started my blog half way through my tree, and wanted to make a binder for my son... I thought it best to structure things to where I could do all 3 simultaneously. I also upgraded to ancestry's world explorer plus subscription which includes fold 3 and newspapers.com. So I should have more information to share on all of my ancestors. 

This is a lot of information to work on and share. Slow and steady is definitely the way to go. I hope to be sharing 2 types of posts. My CC's Genealogy Today posts will cover updates and resources I find, as well as info I may be hunting down.  I hope to also have a memorial post for each of my ancestors whom have passed on from this life. When I want to share the progress I have made on my son's binder, and it has someone living on the page...I will blot out or leave out any personally identifying information, for confidentiality purposes.  

Now that my new direction and goals are out of the way... I made my own cover page for my son's binder. I found this little picture on Google that I liked and created the page around it.

Cover Page
I also got his first pedigree page done.

Pedigree Page with living PPI removed.
Well it is as done as it is going to get right now.  Sorry I am a little bit agitated that I have 2 sets of grandparents who were married in 1956 that I can't find an exact date on. I have tried every digital source I can think of. One set I'm pretty sure was married in Howard county Indiana. This one I can go to the court house and hunt when I get a chance. The other set may have married in Vanderburgh county Indiana, or Shawnee Illinois, or Kentucky. No one really seems to know for sure, which makes it difficult to know where to look. I checked out digital archives for all 3 places and couldn't find anything. So for now this page says both sets of grandparents were married about 1956. :-\ 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy

It has been a very busy week for me.  The new town we live in is called Peru, IN.  Peru is also known as circus city.  Since this summer has been filled with mostly work and very little play...we decided to have some fun time this week.  Summer break will be done before we know it, and we wanted to have some fun time with our son.  We found out that Peru's Armature Circus and festival would be going on all week, thanks to a good friend of ours who's son is performing in the show.  So on Monday we went and saw the show.  I loved the performances.  My 9yr old son was more interested in watching the band and how they were setting the stage for each circle than he was the performances though.  He is a builder/music player type though, so it's understandable.

Last night we went to the festival and rode all the big kid rides except the Hammer.  I was starting to get ate up by mosquitoes and was ready to go.  We didn't get home until 10.  It was a blast and my son was so thankful for the fun night that he drew a picture of all three of us standing next to a Ferris wheel, when we got home.  He kept going on and on about how it was the best night ever and that he will always remember it. Tear...

I was going to share my pictures but apparently I need to download them from my Google Drive to my computer, or put the Blogger app on my phone. I prefer typing my blogs on the computer though...I have had many years of typing experience and it is just much faster this way.

My husband and I got new phones this week.  Finally! Smart phones!  I have been enjoying many of the normal everyday apps.  I have been enjoying many of the everyday apps and now that I have it figured out a little bit more...I can't wait to try out the blogger and ancestry apps!  More info to come as I play with them a little bit.

Now I am going back through my Uncle Ed's (Chandler side) emails making sure I have all the info in my trees.  The format of the document I am working on now is a little difficult to follow but I think I have it figured out.  I'll let you know if I find out anything interesting or new.

Oh!  I also got an invite from MyCanvas to do a guest blog on my mother-in-law's photo book I made!  So excited about that!  Just waiting on the details.