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Monday, September 5, 2011

Military Monday- Old Letters

   I received a box of letter to my grandfather George Edgar Robertson from his friends & family during WWI. From my Aunt Dolly (Jewell Mary Robertson-Noel). I would like to post them under Military Monday's. These letters are over 90 years old!!!! What a great treasure to be shared with others.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Beginner's Beginning's

   A chronological profile is a great way of finding new clues to research on a individual in your family history.
You can find a form to download at
   I also use my excel program using 3 to 4 columns to display the age and event in chronological order. (see example)

   The above example is from Genelines and is available for $34.95 plus s&h or you can download it from their website for $29.95.

   Try to include all the information you have on that ancestor, such as vital records, land records, emplyment, education, military, marriage, church records, If there a date or place thats uncertain use qualifiers.
   Be sure to record all your sources such as, my granfather Frederick William Kubberness was born in Lavin, Mecklenburg, Germany. His parent brought him and his sibblings to America in 1888 on a ship names  the "Trave" I have 2 sources for this information one is and Ellis Island.
   Once you have all your information compiled you can see which sources have provided the most information and check descreptioncies that you may need to resolve. If you have unsourced information you may want to research that to check for acuratcy.
   I hope this will help find new tips for you research and give you a bigger picture of you ancestor and the life they live. Good luck & happy hunting.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Beyond America

   My ancestor Cicely Neville Dutches of York was born 3 May 1415 and died 31 May 1495. She was a mother of 2 kings Edward IV and Richard III.
   She was called "the Rose of Raby" because she was born at Raby Castle in Durham, England. She was also called "Proud Cis" because of her pride and a temper that went with it. Although we have some how changed the spelling of her name she signed it "Cecylle"
   She was married to Richard Plantagenet the 3rd Duke of York who was killed in the Battle at Wakfield 31 Dec 1460.
  Her parents were Ralph Neville & Joan Beaufort, She was Countess of Westmorland.
  I find Cicely captivating, very little is known about her family. But she seemed to of been a strong women with opinion that women of that time were not to express. She is very intriguing to me. I love women who can be out spoken but still be a Lady. 
  I couldn't imagine being a mother to one king let alone two. What a remarkable event in her life.
  I have posted a picture of her below and some clothing of that era, somethings she may have wore in her day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Copy Right

Are you violating any copy right laws?
I have listed some websites for you to see if your safe.

Hope these will help you learn more about copy rights. Could save you in the end.
 You never know if your violating copyright laws unless your an expert writer. So I would like to keep everyone safe by posting these websites for you.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Military Monday- Old Letters

I received these letters from my Aunt Dolly (Jewell Mary Robertson) Noel. My grandpa George Edgar Robertson was in WWI and the box of letters I have are correspondence from his friends and family. I have chosen Military Monday's to post all these letters. They are such a treasure I feel I need to post them to share with others. These letter were unknown to us and sat in this box for over 90 years.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sentimental Sunday

   When I was a young girl about the age of 8, my family moved from Aberdeen, SD to Stockton, CA to live in my Grandmother Dorothy's house for a year while she traveled around the United States, Hawaii, and Mexico.
   I loved to play dress up, of course what girl didn't. My Gram-ma would let me try on her fancy dresses and play with her jewelry, make, and perfume. I had such a lovely time at her house and with her. I grew very close to her. I have posted pictures of her bedroom suit that I would play with. Her vanity and dresser where her clothes and jewelry were. I will always treasure those special moments with my beloved gram-ma. She was a beautiful women from the inside out!

3118 Kenyon St. Stockton, CA My Grandmother Dorthy's house sold years before she died

Grandma's bed & Dresser now at my Aunt Dot's house

Grandma's vanity where I would put on her jewelry & 

This is where she kept all her fancy clothes

closer view of her vanity

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beyond America- Oliver St. John's Father

Saint John-St. John, is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. St. John comes from the saint bearing the ancient given name John. It is possible that individual cases may derive from the original bearer's residense in one of several places called St. Jean in Normandy that take their name from the same source. St. John is a classic example of an English polygenic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.

My family is Henry St. John born in 1545 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England. He died 1598 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England. He was married to Jane Neale born 1549 London, England, died 161 in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, England.

Oliver St. John Henry's father


Friday, August 26, 2011

follow Fridy

Here's something for genealogist's, a tool that is like a electronic filing caninet for genealogical records!

It's called Clooz, here's the web address.

the 2.1 is ony $39.95 you can download it right from their sight or order a cd.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful I was surfing the net one day and came across this free download for Windows Journal. I use this for my blog, for story ideas, for my favorite quotes and pictures of things I like that I find on the web.

It took me a few try's to figure out that I could type in the journal because when you first open it there's a pen, I failed miserably at using that, my writing looked like I was back in pre-school. Then I accidentally right clicked on a page and saw text box, I started typing into the box and I became hooked, it's so easy.

If you love to journal this tool is for you check it out at.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tech Tuesday

Quick Link Pen & protable scanners

A genealogist's magic wand

It cost's $229.95 which may be a little pricey for some,but if you do alot of traveling to look for records this is a great tool to own. It's small and seems easy to use. It will have your hand from writting down everything and your pocket book from the cost of photo copies, so it may well pay for it self in the long run. Look at there website for other useful tools that may help make things easier for your endeavor.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beginner's Beginning's

My advice to beginners would be to invest in the Family Tree Maker software, available at Wal-Mart, Staples, Office Depot and so on.

Next subscribe to, On this website you can download and print out charts and forms you will need to start with. They also have classes you can learn from to get started.

 Then I would get hanging files and number them according to your pedigree chart. For instance you would be number one, your dad number two, your mom number three and so on. Use these number for easy acess. Also get regular file folders to put into the hanging folders. I use these to keep my notes in and my internet logs, correspondence logs and list of websites I have looked up information on. Then I use colored file folders for the children of that person and number them with my main chart number and the birth order they are in, for example, my dad Donald Kubberness is #2 so the file I would hhave for my brother would be #2-3 because he was the 3rd child born to this family.

Next I keep index cards alaphibetically by last name in the left hand corner like this Kubberness, Donald then I put his chart number in the right hand corner, I also have colored ones for his children number like I mentioned earlier. On these index cards I keep all the records I have gathered and their source. Example: 1930 Census Record Kingsbury County, S.D.>

If it's a photo I will put what the photo is and who gave it me.

This will help to keep your family history organized and help you from searching for the same things twice, I had to learn the hard way.

I will have more for you next week, good luck in your hunt.

Beginner's Beginning's

One common mistake beginners make is not interviewing family members, the older ones especially.

Start with your oldest relative and set up an interview, if they live close by do it in person. Video tape it if possible. Have your questions written out before you get there. Don't just ask for names & dates include churches they belonged to organizations, employment, their favorite memory, what it was like growing up where they grew up. Have them show you old photo's, memorabilia.

There are loads of book, articles and websites you can look at for ideas on how to do inviewing. This is most important. My great aunt Bessie and I coresponded but if I would of thought a head I would of called her and interviewed her, now that she's passed away so has the oppertunity. So plunge into it and do a good job and you will have a great family history to share with loved ones and others 20 years from now will be thankful to know that person, even from a video.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Military Monday

Here's some more letter to my Grandfather George Edgar Robertson, during WWI.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Surname Saturday- Aseneth Moore

Aseneth Moore was born 1 Feb 1777 in Maryland, died 16 Jan 1863 in Marion County, WV at age 86. She married William Cunninham 17 MAy 1801 in Harrison County, WV. They had 12 children. The first child was born 1802 when she was 25 years old and the last child was born in 1819 when she was 42 years old.
I could not imagaine having a child at age 42 Wow, she must have been a strong women.

 This is the layer of clothing they wore during the era when Aseneth Moore was growing up.
 This bycicle is just one form of entertainment and travel they had during that time
Add captionThis is the type of ustensiles used in the the 1777's

This is the type of doll Aseneth could of carried around as a young child