• Dee

    Liv, I love that page! You did a wonderful job creating it.

    Dee at Shakin’ the Family Tree

    • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

      Heyyy Dee! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the compliment about dad’s military page. I really have to give all the credit to Ancestry for making the setup and launch of these pages so quick and easy. I just hope that they offer a variety of military template pages to choose from so that all of the veteran pages created will vary a little more than they do right now. But overall, I think they are wonderful!

  • minkyadoo

    Liv, I just love visiting your site, there is always something
    new to the eye and something interesting to click on. The military screen shot, you created acknowledging
    your father’s achievements during his military service, along with the pictures
    have so much meaning. As I read the post and scrolled down and saw his resting place, I wondered, as to why he chose not to be buried in the Houston National Cemetery, but rather elsewhere. Interesting, and yet understood.

    • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

      Hi Shelley and THANK YOU so much for stopping by and for leaving such a wonderful compliment here at my space in cyberspace! America’s segregated Army during the years that my father served was not a memorable experience for him. And if you didn’t know my dad was a Vet, then you wouldn’t know it if you depended on him telling you. He simply never talked about that part of his life. I have learned more about my dad’s military experience (the photos that I used on his military page have never been seen by my family before now) since his death in 2010, than I knew all of my life. So considering how he felt, I begin to totally understand why he chose not to be buried in the national cemetery. Again, thank you!

  • Robyn

    I didnt know about this. How cool! I’l have to make a few.

    • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

      Hey Robyn! I didn’t notice the “Military Page” link until recently while I was updating some information on dad’s profile page. I’m glad they offer this feature very much. So definitely check it out!

  • Mariann Regan

    Liv, this is a great idea that I had not yet noticed on the Ancestry.com site. We have a private family tree so far of about 700 members, and I’ll bet there many military pages possible if family could send me photos! have a box of treasures from my father, especially, that I need to photograph and archive … great opportunity for a military page.

    You give very clear instructions — I’ve clicked “profile page” many times and (of course) never noticed “military page.” You are very thoughtful to tell us about this!

    And before I forget once again to do it, I’m going to subscribe to your blog! Thanks!

    • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

      Hi Mariann! Yep, I do believe Ancestry slipped that feature in on us without us even knowing it — LOL! I am sure you will enjoy creating military pages for family members very much.

      WOW! I am so-o-o impressed by the number of members you have associated with your family tree. That’s truly WONDERFUL! My tree is private as well but there’s only 4 members associated with it at the moment. But I’ve made some new family connections lately and look forward to adding to my members soon too.

      You are so sweet and I appreciate my online connection with you very much. I will be updating my blogroll soon and will definitely be adding your website to my “Blogs I Follow” when I do. Again, THANK YOU!

      • Mariann Regan

        Oh, the same back to you, Liv! I so much enjoy my online connection with you also! And thanks for adding my Blog–the feeling is mutual. I have to fully confess that not so all of my family tree members are fully documented, by any means. . . they are inherited from the work of other family genealogists, and most of them are waving little green leaves at me. More work for a winter evening!

        • http://claimingkin.com Liv Taylor-Harris

          Oops! I apologize Mariann, the zero gets stuck on my keyboard at times and what I thought I typed was that I have 400+ members associated with my tree and I would say about 80% of them I’ve documented. I will be using Thanksgiving with family to confirm up a large number of names that I will be adding next week . . . woo-hoo!

  • Luckie Daniels

    Very Cool! Beautiful page for Mr. John Liv! Makes me wish I new more about the military presence of my Ancestors! Guess I have a NEW goal to add to my research list huh?!:)