Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Frank and Bob Urman (Yurmanovich)

July 1936 Bob and Frank Yurmanovich later changed to Urman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - William and Loretta Skibbe wedding day

William and Clara Skibbe, William and Loretta Skibbe( Vlchek, Todd) , Minnie Vlchek and Loretta's daughter Holly 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Family History Expo Mesa January January 18, 2013 1:00 pm - January 19, 2013

Now is the time to register for the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona.  Yes, it is in January - but if you register now you can take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing.  The Early Bird price is $59 for both days and is valid until November 27th, 2012.  Pricing for the event after November 27th will be $79.00 for both days or $55 for either Friday or Saturday, or $99 at the door.  

I am happy to announce that I will once again be an official blogger for the event.  I will share information with you as it comes available including the speakers and vendors for the event.

Click here to register to take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing.

Hope to see you there!






Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Ivana Dravic (Eva Urman) Class picture 1927 8th Street School

8th Street School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Ivana (Eva) Drvaric (Urman) second row, second from the left 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday -

Miottel Farm, Revillo, South Dakota (Clara, my grandmother is far left, Clara Miottel Polfus is woman on far right, I believe the middle lady may be Bertha Miottel.  I do not know who the men are in the photo.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Library of Congress free ezine - This issue highlights the Ware of 1812


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Library of Congress has a new FREE online magazine

Did you know that the Library of Congress has a new "e-zine" available online? The Library of Congress Magazine(http://www.loc.gov/lcm/) is published bi-monthly and the September/October 2012 issue can be downloaded in PDFhere (it is almost a 15MB download and you will need the free Adobe Reader program to open the file). The first issue focuses on the War of 1812 and how the Library of Congress collection was started from the ashes of the burning of Washington, DC.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Genealogy and Time or lack thereof

I have been so busy trying to finish up paperwork for our genealogy society (Pima County Genealogy Society), it seems I have my hand in everything from speaking to planning, tax forms to policies & procedures, and do a little PI work that I have not had too much free time to "play" with my family history.

I have committed myself to get fixing my genealogy database, mainly fixing  incorrect citations and citations that have printed out incorrectly (I have not quiet figured out why some of them do not have the part of the source in italics).  Some of my sourcing was done incorrectly, before the Evidence book was published and before I knew what I was doing.  My husband who calls me a Citation Nazi  has been trying to figure why I have the need to correct everything - I think I have some great fear that one day Elizabeth Shown Mills will see my citations and tsk tsk my incorrect sourcing.


 I have almost finished scanning photos I removed from my mother's clutches over the summer.  I still have photos to go through that my cousin Irene Baker gave to me.  It is now months later and I still have not thanked her for the copies of the photos.


I have treated my self to locating a few relatives in the 1940 census.  I now play a game called do the boring stuff for an hour and you can look for one family in the 1940 census.  It has made the tedious work more enjoyable but I do not seem to be making quick progress.

October brings talks at other genealogy society's, presentations at the Pima County Library for Family History Month, a presentation at the Oasis Institute,  a Pima County Genealogy Society luncheon on German Research, visiting one of our daughter's in Flagstaff, a dinner party, spending time with the in-laws in Sonoita, the beginning of my baking for the holidays and the start of holiday shopping.  My sewing table is glaring at me, knowing that I should be working on Christmas projects and my craft table keeps trying to lure me away.  I feel like I am whining but somehow it seems that I have lost time........

Now on top of everything else one of my daughters is getting married.  Juliana and Alex plan to be wed here in Tucson (they both live in North Carolina) which leaves me to take care of most everything.  I have booked the historic Stillwell House in downtown Tucson for the event and reception.  Now all I need is  a photographer, flowers, invitations, the kids to get registered, table decorations, a DJ, liquor (they serve your liquor at the Stillwell House), thank you gifts, guest book, card holder  and oh yeah,  my mind and time!  Here's to hoping when they come in to visit in December they can whittle the list down for me!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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