2008 Genea Bloggers Summer Games Competition · About Me · About My Ancestors · Women's History Month

Fearless Females: Grandma Was A Radical!

[Fearless Females, 17th of March, Social Organizations and Groups…a report from 2011 Not really.  But it makes for a great headline.  LOL I don’t know what organizations my Grandma Shellabarger belonged to while raising her family.  I don’t really think she had much time for them to tell you the truth. In the 1980s, she… Continue reading Fearless Females: Grandma Was A Radical!

2008 Genea Bloggers Summer Games Competition · About My Ancestors · Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories · Heritage · Traditions

Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

(Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories Day 10: Gifts) As I wrote about my doll, Tippy Toes, for the Smile for the Camera Edition #19, I thought I’d bring back my story about Grandma’s pajamas.  Though the pajamas weren’t necessarily my favorite gifts to receive (what five year old dreams of pajamas?), but they do bring… Continue reading Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

2008 Genea Bloggers Summer Games Competition · About Me · About My Ancestors · Historic Events · IslandRoutes News

Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

Today marks the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. 17 October 1989 started out as a day of hope and excitement. People were excited about the Bay Bridge Series between the A’s and the Giants. They got in their cards, sat down in a seat on a BART train, or waited for the bus to… Continue reading Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

2008 Genea Bloggers Summer Games Competition · About My Ancestors · Heritage · Military Research

My Mysterious Ancestor Felicianno de Mello

Felicianno de Mello was almost a lost ancestor.   I knew he was my Great Great Great Grandfather from my Great Great Grandmother’s baptismal record.  Though I knew that he was born and married in the town of Maia on Sao Miguel Island, I could not find any record of his birth or marriage. I had… Continue reading My Mysterious Ancestor Felicianno de Mello

2008 Genea Bloggers Summer Games Competition

Genea Blogger Games Competition Wrap Up

The Genea Blogger Games competition has ended. I really enjoyed working on the various challenges. I learned several things about my genealogy, organization, and methods–some good and some really need some work! Time to wrap up what I’ve accomplished. I’ll compare what I set out to accomplish and what I actually ended up doing. It… Continue reading Genea Blogger Games Competition Wrap Up