Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A House for Sale and a Wedding

It's been pretty quiet here on my blog lately. And, it's likely to remain quiet for the next few weeks. Why? Because we have big exciting things happening around here right now. One of those big things is that we bought a new house. It should be completed in late January 2017. Last week we put our current house on the market. For those who've been through this process before, you know how stressful, exciting, and super busy it all is.

In addition to selling our house, we have another exciting event happening. Early next month our youngest son and his beautiful fiance are getting married. We are so happy for them! Such a wonderful and joyous occasion!

This year has been filled with so many wonderful and exciting events. My regular readers may remember that I shared the happy news about our third-oldest son's wedding in June. We are truly blessed!

So, please excuse my absence from regular blogging for a while longer. I hope you all are enjoying your summer!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fab Finds on Hiatus

Just a quick post to let you know that my weekly Fab Finds posts will be on hiatus for several weeks. They should begin again on September 9, 2016. We have a lot going on around here right now (all good stuff). One of the exciting events coming up is our youngest son's wedding in early September.

Thank you for your patience and have a wonderful rest of the summer!


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday (Almost) ~ Carl and Hilda Gillberg - My Swedish Immigrant Great-Grandparents

I'd like to share this special photo with you today. It's a photo of my paternal great-grandparents, Hilda Maria Carlsson and Carl Albert Gillberg. It was included in my Grandma Ingrid's blue Book of Remembrance. Underneath this photo my Grandma Ingrid wrote the following:
"My parents of to-day. I pray that our Father in Heaven will let you stay with us for many more years. If it be his will."
I don't know when Ingrid wrote these beautiful words in her Book of Remembrance, but it had to be sometime before 15 January 1956. That's the date that Hilda passed away. Carl passed away on 3 May 1963.

I'm grateful to have my Grandma Ingrid's two Books of Remembrance and the photos and documents they contain.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, July 29, 2016

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for July 29, 2016

NOTE: There will not be a Fab Finds post next week. There’s a lot going on around here right now (all good stuff). If I have to cancel Fab Finds the next week too, I’ll let you know. Thank you for your patience!

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. What Got You Started? by Alona Tester, author of Lonetester HQ
  2. Try This Fun Genealogy Cemetery Hunt for Children by Lorine McGinnis Schulze for Legacy News
  3. Rootstech Bound by Jill Ball, author of GeniAus
  4. What’s New on FamilySearch—July 2016 by FamilySearch Blog
  5. Incorporating Evernote into My Research Process by Schalene Dagutis for Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration
  6. How Did Our Ancestors Beat the Heat? by Esther for MyHeritage Blog
  7. Building Context for Our Farming Ancestors by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the Amy Johnson Crow Blog
  8. A Box is Just a Box, Or is It? by Melissa Barker, author of A Genealogist In The Archives
  9. Every Opportunity Counts AND Treasures at the Ohio Genealogical Society AND Ohio Lineage Societies Made Simple by Peggy Lauritzen, author of Anxiously Engaged
  10. William Gow's Police Badges by Caitlin Gow, author of Genealogically Speaking
  11. Algorithmia - Colorize Your Photos Automatically by Miles Meyer, author of Miles’ Genealogy Tips
  12. Check, Check and Check Again! by Dawn Kogutkiewicz, author of Dawning Genealogy
  13. Don’t Ignore New Ancestor Discoveries by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, author of Opening Doors in Brick Walls
  14. Making Family History Exciting for Everyone – Steve Rockwood’s Keynote at the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference by Nicole Dyer, author of Family Locket
  15. Consider Researching at BYU Library by Jill Morelli, author of Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal
  16. Oh Those Busy Little WikiTreers! Find Shared DNA Haplogroups In WikiTree’s Limbs by Mags Gaulden, author of Grandma’s Geans

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

Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog
Jana’s Place

Thanks for reading!


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday (Almost) ~ Little Arthur Harry Iverson And His Wheelbarrow

How adorable is this picture? My cousin's wife this to me, along with other photos that had been stored in my aunt and uncle's home.

The cute little boy in this photo is my paternal grandfather, Arthur Harry Iverson. Thankfully, the back of the photo has his name on it and the location which is Benson, Minnesota. Unfortunately, there is no date on the back of the photo. But, I wonder if it was a bit chilly the day this photo was taken. Arthur has a hat on and is wearing long sleeves.

Check out his little wheelbarrow. And if you look closely, you can see his shovel sitting across the wheelbarrow handles. I wonder if he was helping with yard work. So sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!


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