Friday, July 25, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 25, 2014


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Kansas Civil War Soldiers Records by Beth Foulk, author of Genealogy Decoded
  2. New website you might like by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring
  3. Curing Syphillis: Camp Garraday by Schalene Dagutis, author of Tangled Roots and Trees
  4. From Murder Scene to Picnic Spot by Michelle G. Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
  5. Digital Collections of Historic Newspaper Available on Veridian by Dick Eastman, author of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
  6. Doing Genealogy The Old Fashion Way in a New Fangled World…. by Generations Gone By's Weblog
  7. FamilySearch Releases Mormon Migration Record Collection by Ancestry Insider, author of The Ancestry Insider
  8. Adventures Diggin' for Genealogy Gold by Ruby Coleman, author of Genealogy Lines
  9. Survey results indicate genealogists join societies for camaraderie by Gail Dever, author of Genealogy a la carte
  10. Find Relatives on the BYU-EDU Relative Finder Website AND Forrest Gump Principle Strikes Again - The Frederick Sovereign (1786-1875) Drawing by Randy Seaver, author of Genea-Musings
  11. FamilySearch Volunteers Set Historic Record by Emma Young for FamilySearch Blog
  12. Genealogy Research: Taming The Monster by J. L. Beeken, author of JLog
  13. Using Old Maps by Wayne Shepheard, author of Discover Genealogy
  14. “The Tiger’s Widow” and “Stories from the Battlefield” Book Launch by Jennifer Holik, author of Jennifer Holik – Author
  15. Blogs that help me by Kelly Martin, author of Wickliffe family history blog
  16. Blog Clean Up by Professor Dru, author of Find Your Folks
  17. Three Things You Might Not Know About Me by Jacqi Stevens, author of A Family Tapestry
  18. FOLLOW UP TO PHOTO DUPLICATION REQUESTS FROM FAMILY SEARCH by Diane Hall, author of MICHIGAN FAMILY TRAILS
  19. Giveaway!-My Memories Scrapbooking Software by Amanda, author of Miss E and Me
  20. Trying out Ancestry.com family tree by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Grandpa's Postcards
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

52 Ancestors: #29 ~ Basil Marion Webster, Another Uncle of "The Traveling Dentist"

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.

Basil Marion Webster
Basil Marion Webster

Last week, I introduced you to George Washington Webster, who was an uncle of my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

Today I'd like to introduce you to another of Frederick's uncles, Basil Marion Webster.

Basil was born on 22 January 1848 in Racine, Meigs, Ohio to his parents
Moses Augustine Webster and Amanda Melvina Carlisle.

As I mentioned in last week's post about George Washington Webster, my great-grandfather, Frederick, apparently lived with three of his paternal uncles at some time during his life. Basil Marion Webster was one of these uncles that Frederick lived with.1

Basil married Kittie B. Burnett, daughter of Isaac G. Burnett and Rebecca B. Bryant, on 15 July 1869 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa.

Basil and Kittie were the parents of two children.

  1. Carl Gordon Webster (1870-1871)
  2. Nellie Webster (1872-1960)
According to the History and Genealogy of the Governor John Webster Family of Connecticut,2 Basil was a banker and had previously been a physician.

Basil lived most of his life in Iowa. He passed away on 6 March 1919 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa at 71 years of age. He was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved


1 Hand-written history of places Frederick lived during his life. It was written in Portuguese and most likely written by Debs Warren Webster, Frederick's son.

2 Webster, William Holcomb, and Melville Reuben Webster. History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut, with Numerous Portraits and Illustrations. 1st ed. Vol. 2. Rochester, New York: E. R. Andrews Printing, 1915. 1184. Print.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 18, 2014


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Updates, Disclosures, and a New Employee... Oh My! AND Five Fabulous Family Reunion Ideas by Janet Hovorka, author of The Chart Chick
  2. Generations of Family Signatures by Kristin Cleage Williams, author of Finding Eliza
  3. 15 Gems You Can Find on Death Certificates AND Getting Around Salt Lake City by Kristina Rees, author of Losing My Census
  4. REMINDER FOR THE GENEABLOGGER WORLD WAR ONE CHALLENGE AND A REMINDER: THE FOURTH AMERICAN CIVIL WAR BLOGPOST CHALLENGE DEADLINE by Bill West, author of West in New England
  5. Sentimental Sunday: The Sad Demise of a Family Tradition by Carla Lee, author of Sassygenealogist
  6. Sentimental Sunday: Heritage Garden by Midge Frazel, author of Granite in My Blood
  7. Changes to the Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small
  8. Copyright and microfilm by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
  9. Discovering a new cousin: Don Knotts by Becky Jamison, author of Grace & Glory Plus
  10. A Brick Wall Tumbles Down! With Tips! AND Oh no! My ancestor was illegitimate! by Elise Ann Wormuth, author of Living in the Past
  11. How’s That Bio? Tell Their Stories by Carol Bowen Stevens for Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration
  12. Creating an Ancestor Timeline on Pinterest by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
  13. U.S. National Archives to use Wikimedia to publish documents and photos by James Tanner, author of Genealogy's Star
  14. Not So Wordless Wednesday: Another Great Google Find! by Andrea Kelleher, author of How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey
  15. Findmypast and Wall to Wall introduce Who Do You Think You Are? Story! by Find My Past Blog
  16. IT WAS “TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE LIBRARY” WEEK… by Cari Taplin, author of GENEALOGY PANTS
  17. Reviving Your Tired Family History Blog by Lynn Palermo, author of The Armchair Genealogist
  18. How to Stop Spammers From Stealing Your Facebook Identity by Kerry Scott, author of Clue Wagon
  19. The FamilySearch Genealogy Mobile App by Lee Drew, author of Family History with the Lineagekeeper
  20. Dangerously Humid: 3 Die in NYC by Sheryl Lazarus, author of A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
  21. Relative Finder by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge by Amy Johnson Crow, author of No Story Too Small -

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere This Week

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Grandpa's Postcards
Jana's Place

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Carl and Hilda Gillberg

Last month, my husband and I traveled to San Diego, California for vacation. On our way there, we stopped at the cemetery where my paternal great-grandparents, Carl Albert Gillberg and Hilda Maria (Carlsson) Gillberg, are buried. I wanted to visit and take a picture of their grave marker. 



As you can see, Carl and Hilda share the same grave marker. They are buried at Glen Haven & Sholom Memorial Park in Sylmar, California.

Glen Haven Cemetery is located off of Lopez Canyon Road. Here's a Google Map image showing the cemetery.




Carl and Hilda's grave marker is located in the Roselawn Section, Plot 46.  The star in the image below is where the Roselawn Section is located.



And this is a picture of me standing behind Carl and Hilda's grave marker.



Carl and Hilda's grave marker is not too far from a tree and is close to one of the roads in the cemetery.



The links below are for Carl and Hilda's Find A Grave memorial pages.

Carl Albert Gillberg

Hilda Maria (Carlsson) Gillberg

I'm so glad my husband and I stopped to visit my great-grandparents' grave marker on our way to San Diego.

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Monday, July 14, 2014

52 Ancestors: #28 ~ George Washington Webster, Uncle of "The Traveling Dentist"

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.



In last week's 52 Ancestors post, I introduced you to my 3rd great-grandfather, Moses Augustine Webster.

Today I'd like to introduce you to one of Moses' sons, George Washington Webster.

George was born on 8 September 1845 in Racine, Meigs, Ohio to his parents, Moses Augustine Webster and Amanda Melvina Carlisle. George's oldest brother was my 2nd great-grandfather,
Ebenezer Perry Carlisle Webster. As such, he was an uncle to Ebenezer's son, and my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

For some reason, my great-grandfather, Frederick, spent some time living with three of his father's brothers during his youth. George was one of those uncles that Frederick lived with. I don't know why Frederick lived at the homes of his three uncles, but it was very nice of them to let him live with them.1

George Washington Webster married two times. First he married Josephine Hannah Bliss on 7 February 1868 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa. George and Josephine were the parents of one child, a daughter named Josephine Augusta Webster, who was born on 21 November 1868 in Benton County, Iowa. Sadly, George's wife, Josephine Hannah passed away on 8 December 1868, just seventeen days after she gave birth to their daughter Josephine Augusta.

George married a second time. He married the younger sister of his first wife. Her name was Georgiana Bliss. George and Georgiana were married on 23 February 1870 in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa.

George and Georgiana were the parents of seven children, five of whom were living at the time the 1900 U.S. census was taken. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of one of the children who passed away.

George and Georgiana's children:

  1. Georgiana Maie Webster (1872-1950)
  2. Nettie Ann Webster (1882-1892)
  3. Mary Grace Webster (1884-?)
  4. Myrtle Amanda Webster (1886-1892)
  5. Reverend Joyce Basil Webster (1891-1974)
  6. Blaine Bliss Webster (1893-1969)
  7. Unknown Child (died before 1900)
Through census records, I've learned that during his lifetime George lived in Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and finally Oklahoma. George was listed as a farmer in the 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910 censuses. In the 1920 census, George didn't have an occupation listed. He was seventy-four years old at the time the 1920 census was taken.

George passed away on 11 March 1927 in Luther, Oklahoma at eighty-one years of age. He was buried at Pond Creek Cemetery in Pond Creek, Oklahoma.

Thanks for reading!


© 2014 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved



1 Hand-written history of places Frederick lived during his life. It was written in Portuguese and most likely written by Debs Warren Webster, Frederick's son.

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