I want to send some special (((THANK YOU))) vibes to Thomas MacEntee, the Founder of GeneaBloggers.com, and all the excellent genealogists from that online community who stopped by say hello, or who connected with me via Google Friend Connect this weekend! This blog along with 18 other newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs were featured … [Read more…]
Colorado Citizen, August 27, 1891 Blanton, Carey Eagle Lake Item Carey Blanton, one of our best freedmen, died at his residence in town last Saturday night, after a long illness. Carey was an honest faithful and industrious darky and will be missed by the community.” I truly appreciate Gina Hefferman, the Texas Archives State File … [Read more…]
While rummaging through some of my father’s personal effects a year after his death, I came upon some interesting currency from his old Army days. What I found were some 5¢ and 10¢ Military Payment Certificates (MPC) he received while serving with the 169 2nd Engineer Battalion in Masiwa, Japan from 1945-1947. To better understand … [Read more…]
It’s Sentimental Sunday and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. Carrie Blanton was born February 28, 1883 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas to Carey and Alice Bailey Blanton. Like her parents and eleven siblings, she … [Read more…]
Well, almost wordless . . . . Five generations starting with the oldest to youngest . . . Great-Great Grandmother Lula Routt Green – 1867-1964 Aunt Sallie Green Lewis – 1907-2001 Grandpa Willie Taylor – 1909-1985 Daddy John Willie Taylor – 1927-2010 Brother Elgin Taylor Brother Jon Taylor then . . . . Me!
It’s Sentimental Sunday and this daily blogging prompt allows genealogy bloggers a chance to focus on a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or a wonderful family tradition. I had the pleasure of visually introducing my maternal grandfather, Joseph Chapple, to the World Wide Web community on Wordless Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Joseph is … [Read more…]
A new free search engine for genealogists and people interested in learning more about their family history launched Tuesday, March 15, 2011. According to an official press release on GeneaPress, “Mocavo enables the search of more than 50 billion words – including billions of names, dates and places, all within fractions of a second. Mocavo.com … [Read more…]