SNGF: Headline News, 7 March 1927

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Randy Seaver has his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge posted.  This week it’s headline news the day my Dad was born. My Dad was born 7 March 1927 in Oakland, California.  The Oakland Tribune was the main newspaper for the city of Oakland during that time. There wasn’t any one big headline, but it … Continued

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SNGF: The Day of my Grandfather’s Birth

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Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings.com has his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge out.  This week we’re to look up our grandfather’s birthday, find out what day of the week it was, note any historical events, and see if anyone famous was born on that day. My Paternal Grandfather, Jean Lassalle, was born 29 Jun … Continued

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SNGF: Genealogy Resources and Usage

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  For Randy’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge this week, he has asked us to  fill out a survey.  Below are the questions with my answers.   1) Answer these questions in my survey about genealogy resources and usage:   a) Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, … Continued

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SNGF: My Father’s Maternal Line

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It’s time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Thanks to Randy for this challenge!  This one is all about my Dad’s mother’s line. My Dad’s mother’s name was Anna Madeleine Mazeres.  She was born 17 Oct 1897 in San Francisco, CA and died 2 Feb 1984, also in San Francisco (though she lived in Oakland, CA … Continued

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SNGF: Surname Distribution

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Randy has given us an interesting challenge tonight for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Go over to ancestry.com and try out their Surname Distribution Map app.  I’m going to use 1920 for all my maps since these people weren’t in the US before 1882 (and most came in the 1890s). I started with my own surname, … Continued

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SNGF: Where on the map?

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Randy’s latest Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge asks us to create maps using the interface at defocus.net showing where we’ve lived and where we have visited.  Then, we’re supposed to do the same for our ancestors. I have only been in two US States.  I’ve lived in California all my life and I’ve been to … Continued

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SNGF: Trick and Treat

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Randy has put up his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge.  This week we’re supposed to post a trick we have learned recently and then post a treat we’ve received. The trick I learned recently helped me research property in San Francisco via the San Francisco Property Information Database.  By entering an address (be sure … Continued

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SNGF: This Week’s Genealogy Highlights

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Randy Seaver has his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge on his blog.  This week we’re to write about our genealogy highlight.  I have a three highlights that I want to share. 1.  I made my first connection on WikiTree.  A researcher contacted me about my Shellabarger line.  This researcher has the line going back … Continued

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SNGF: Ancestor Scavenger Hunt

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Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings.com has the Saturday Night Genealogy Challenge posted.  This week is an ancestor scavenger hunt.  My mission is to head over to familysearch.org, plunk down a name in the search box, then see where it leads me. As I’ve been working on Madeline (Mazeres) Menaud this week, I thought I’d try … Continued

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