Monday, May 22, 2017

Debs and Willis Webster's Vintage Matchbook Collection

During a visit to my mom's house, she brought out this cool bag filled with vintage matchbooks. It belonged to my Grandpa and Grandma, Debs Warren Webster and Willis Quillin Webster.




I talked to my youngest brother and he remembers seeing these matchbooks. In fact, he remembers our Grandpa Webster letting him examine them. I wondered if my grandparents had collected these during their travels. He affirmed that by saying, "They collected each and every one of them from their many travels around the nation."

How cool is that!?


I'm so intrigued by these vintage matchbooks. My grandparents didn't ever smoke, so I don't know why they chose to collect matchbooks during their travels. But I'm glad they did collect them and that they kept them through the years. Not only are they interesting historically, they also give me a glimpse into the lives of my grandparents and where they traveled. My youngest son had a great idea to use these to create a map of where my grandparents traveled.

My plan is to scan these vintage matchbooks and share them here in this blog.

Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Jana's Genealogy Fab Finds for May 19, 2017


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. A Fond Farewell by the Ancestry Insider
  2. Research Like a Pro, Part 1: What’s Your Question? by Diana Elder, author of Family Locket
  3. New! Jewish Geneabloggers List by Emily Garber, author of (going) The Extra Yad
  4. Fun Family History Activities for Father’s Day – #FHforChildren Blog Link Up June 2017 AND BYU myFamily History Youth Camp by Nicole Dyer, author of Family Locket
  5. Witnesses as clues to relationship by Martin Roe Eidhammer, author of Norwegian Genealogy and then some
  6. Skeletons in the Closet by Candice McDonald, author of Finding Your Canadian Story
  7. Cousin Jack--Add Being Deported and Deserting to His Story! by Lara Diamond, author of Lara's Jewnealogy
  8. Those Darn County Lines! by Diane Anderson, author of This Hoosier's Heritage
  9. Playing Favorites: Burton W. Cook by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
  10. Slave Name Roll Project: Estate Record of Peter G Evans by Andrea Kelleher, author of How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
  11. Making Letters Come Alive by Mary Kircher Roddy, author of Searching for Stories
  12. Kerry Landed Estate Courts by Kay Caball, author of My Kerry Ancestors
  13. HOMES IN WHICH I’VE LIVED by Linda Stufflebean, author of Empty Branches on the Family Tree
  14. Reclaim the Records is fighting for genealogists by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History
  15. Creating Free, Beautiful Charts on TreeSeek by Amberly, author of TheGenealogyGirl
  16. Am I The Only One??? by Valerie Hughes, author of Genealogy With Valerie

Last week's "May I Introduce To You" Interview on GeneaBloggers.com

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed It….My Contribution to the Blogosphere Last Week

Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!

Jana

© 2017 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jana's Genealogy Fab Finds for May 12, 2017


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. In search of another Caroline… by fhtess65, author of writing my past
  2. Remembering the Babies: Locate Birth and Death Records for Genealogy by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen for The Genealogy Reporter
  3. Including Family Traditions by Valerie Hughes, author of Genealogy With Valerie
  4. My Ethnicity Fractions – Based on My Tree AND My DNA Results – How do they compare to my tree? (Updated) by Amberly, author of thegenealogygirl
  5. Consider Yourself Invited! Contribute to the Honor Roll Project for memorial Day 2017 by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy
  6. Mother’s Day Memory Jar for Mother by Vera Marie Badertscher, author of Ancestors in Aprons
  7. A Personal Milestone for Me and Cyndi's List by Cyndi Ingle, author of Cyndi's List Blog
  8. When the county clerk does you a favor (or not) by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring
  9. The Golden Rule of Genealogy Volunteerism by Donna Cox Baker, author of The Golden Egg Genealogist
  10. Was your ancestor a miner? by Dayna Jacobs, author of On Granny's Trail
  11. Researching Your Civilian Conservation Corps Relative by Nancy Loe, author of Sassy Jane Genealogy
  12. Photographs in the Archives by Melissa Barker, author of A Genealogist In The Archives
  13. Six Years and (Still) Counting by Jacqi Stevens, author of A Family Tapestry
  14. I Write Like . . . . - SNGF by Nancy Messier, author of My Ancestors and Me
  15. Get Started with Web Indexing by James Tanner, author of Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad...
  16. Facebook vs Blogging: The Pros and Cons by Alona, author of Lonetester HQ
  17. Tuesday's Tip: Genealogy, Free or Fee--Ask for Help by Marian B. Wood, author of Climbing My Family Tree
  18. Down the DNA Rabbit Hole – Collateral Lines by Deborah Sweeney, author of Genealogy Lady
  19. DNA Toolbox by Elizabeth Handler, author of From Maine to Kentucky
  20. The “Secret” Codes on Death Certificates That Can Tell You How Your Ancestors Died by Melanie Mayo for Family History Daily
  21. How Family History Has Changed Me by TheHipsterGenealogist, author of The Hipster Genealogist Blog
  22. What Is The Greatest Thing About A Genealogy Conference? by John D. Tew, author of Filiopietism Prism
  23. Mothers Who Remember by Nicole Dyer, author of Family Locket

Last week's "May I Introduce To You" Interview on GeneaBloggers.com

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed It….My Contribution to the Blogosphere Last Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog

Thanks for reading!

Jana

© 2017 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

How to Add Hashtags in Legacy Family Tree 9


Last Friday I watched the "Discover the new Legacy Family Tree 9" webinar. Geoff Rasmussen demonstrated some of the new features in the Legacy 9 Deluxe Edition. One of the features I really like in this version of Legacy is the Hashtag feature.

Basically, users of Legacy 9 Deluxe can add hashtags to their ancestors and then create lists using the hashtags. For instance, I can add a hashtag for each of my ancestors who lived in Minnesota. Then I can create a list of the people in my database who ever lived in Minnesota. How cool is that!?

Since watching Friday's webinar, I've had way too much fun adding hashtags to my ancestors. And I've only just begun. There's no limit to how many hashtags we can create. And that is awesome. Our database can be totally personalized to our needs.


And now, I'll show you how to add hashtags to an ancestor in Legacy 9.

See the hashtag icon that the red arrow is pointing to in the image below? It's grey, which means there are no hashtags for my 2nd great-grandfather, Ole Anthon Christophersen

To add hashtags, I clicked on the grey hashtag icon.


This box popped up. As you can see, I already have a list of hashtags that I've created.


Ole was born in Norway, so I checked that box.


To see what other hashtags are on the list, I used scroll bar on the right.


Ole also lived in Minnesota after he immigrated to the United States, so I checked that box.


I then clicked on the "Save" button.


I also added a couple other hashtags that were already on my list: "Immigrant to America," and "Direct Line: Jana's."

Now I'll show you how I added a new hashtag to the list that pertains to Ole. To do that, I clicked on the "Add" button.


The "Add a Hashtag" box appeared. 


After he immigrated to America, Ole lived in Minnesota. I didn't have a "Residence: Norway" hashtag yet, so I added that in this box.


Then I clicked on the "Save" button.


And there it is. The new "Residence: Norway" hashtag has been added to the list. And it was automatically checked for Ole.


I then clicked on the "Save" button.


Now that I added hashtags to Ole in my database, the hashtag icon turned blue. Also, when I hovered my cursor over the blue hashtag icon, all of Ole's hashtags are shown. Pretty cool.


In an upcoming post, I'll show you how to create a Hashtag List using the Hashtag Search feature.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

© 2017 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved

Friday, May 5, 2017

Jana's Genealogy Fab Finds for May 5, 2017


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Major Changes At GeneaBloggers.Com by Thomas MacEntee, founder of GeneaBloggers
  2. Is Genealogy Blogging Dead? by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the Amy Johnson Crow Blog
  3. Typo – Farmlingham not Framlingham! by Simon Last, author of Charnwood Genealogy
  4. How They Do It: Pat Richley-Erickson (DearMYRTLE) by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History
  5. Family History Storytime – Preschool Books and Lesson Plans by Nicole Dyer, author of Family Locket
  6. Daily Life Binders: Organization Meets Genealogy by Devon Noel Lee, author of A Patient Genealogist
  7. Granma’s Tapioca Cream by Julie Preston, author of The Keeper of Stories
  8. Livestreaming Your Conference Experience-An Opportunity to Be a Part of #NGS2017GEN by Cheri Hudson Passey, author of Carolina Girl Genealogy
  9. Favorite Sources: World War I Draft Registration Cards AND Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub by Liane Jensen, author of Genealogy Mom
  10. The Archive Lady: Preserving Old Negatives by Melissa Barker for GeneaBloggers
  11. Don’t be an online genealogist by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring
  12. “What is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?” AND Genealogy Alphabet Challenge – “A is for Archives” by Krista, author of The Great Ancestor Dig
  13. Just Because They’re Buried There Doesn’t Mean They Died There by Mary Kircher Roddy, author of Searching for Stories
  14. Can You Find Family Histories in the Archives? Yes You Can! by Melissa Barker, author of A Genealogist In The Archives
  15. The Mercantile: Where Our Ancestors Shopped by Melissa Barker for The Genealogy Reporter
  16. Norwegian patronyms by Martin Roe Eidhammer, author of Norwegian Genealogy and then some

Last week's "May I Introduce To You" Interview on GeneaBloggers.com

New Blog Discoveries

Thanks for reading!

Jana

© 2017 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

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