Ancestral Notes

My Family History blog

Another Somber Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of my father, Earl Douglas Hines`death 1926-1996 as well as my maternal grandmother, Ruby Fairbairn Allison 1912-1995.

Filed under: Earl Hines, Ruby Fairbairn Allison

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Super Bowl of Genealogy

It’s Saturday Night – time for some Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver!!

So, your mission, if you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible theme), is to:

1) Tell us about your dream game of the Super Bowl of Genealogy!

* Where would it be played?
* What teams would play?
* Who would be the head coaches?
* Who would be the stars of the game?
* Who would win?
* Who are the cheerleaders?
* If you were playing in the game, what would be your dream play?

2) Who do you think will win the NFL Super Bowl Colts-Saints game on Sunday? Your score prediction, please!

3) Post your thoughts on your own blog, on a Facebook comment or Note, or as a comment on this blog post.

My Superbowl would be played at Ellis Island and I would have the following teams: the Ancestry Factfinders vs the LDS Fanatics. Of course, the star of the Ancestry Factfinders would be Vital Stats and the star of the LDS Fanatics would be Census. Rootsmagic is coaching the Factfinders and PAF is the coach for the Fanatics. I believe that the Factfinders would dispell the Myths of the Fanatics with source citations and tackle the LDS Fanatics’ Census and whack it for all it’s worth.
Cheering on the Factfinders are all of the genealogists and family historians intersted in discovering the truth, and cheering on the Fanatics would be all of the Mormons trying to baptize as many people as possible. The Factfinders team would finally break down the Brickwall and make some connections with the Statue of Liberty play for a winning touchdown.

I think the Colts will beat the Saints 28:21.

Filed under: Saturday Night Genealogy fun, Superbowl of Genealogy

Two Heads Are Better Than One

At least that’s what I have found this week when my cousin Judy, guest author of the Remembrance Day post “Yield Not To Difficulties“, suggested that we start doing our research of our common lines together. We’ve been sending emails a couple of times a day sharing documents and thoughts, correcting errors and finding sources to support the facts. I have a lot of documents, but she has her mother still living and with a wealth of family history and photos and a great memory.

We are concentrating on one of our common lines, her maternal grandmother, and my maternal great-grandmother and paternal great-grandmother, the Doans. We would like to find sources to support the facts and family stories so that the rest of the family will benefit from our research as well. Judy has already submitted one correction to the Doane Family Assn. genealogist with sources. The next supplement will contain the correction.

I created an online Google notebook to share with Judy that I can use on a smartphone when an idea pops into my head while I’m away from the computer. I can also record any notes in it when I am out at the library. The only problem with this notebook is that we can’t use it to share images, so I made a group notebook on Springnote for this purpose. We also share our discoveries with family with updates on Facebook.

Hopefully, between the two of us, we will find some of the answers we are looking for.

Filed under: brainstorming, Google Notebook, Springnote

February 2010