SNGF: My Best Genealogy Day Ever

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Randy Seaver has this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun posted.  The question for tonight is “What is your very best genealogy day ever?”  Ever is such a long time.  Truth be told, there were many best genealogy days since I began researching in 1990.  I’m going to tell you about the first time I found … Continued

SNGF: My Ancestors Occupations

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Randy Seaver has a new challenge up for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  This week the focus is ancestor occupations.  I’ll start with my parents like Randy did and work back to my great great grandparents.  After that the information on occupations is limited. My Dad (1927-2010) 1958-1989 Safeway bakery line worker and roofing … Continued

SNGF: One of My Favorite Family Photos

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This week Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge is tell everyone about a favorite family photo.  I have so many, I don’t know where to start! I’ve decided to post this one. Well, it’s a painting rather than a photograph, but I’m going with it anyway.  You’ll notice it is two photos, but it … Continued

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

SNGF: The Day of my Grandfather’s Birth

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Randy Seaver over at 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

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

SNGF: My Father’s Maternal Line


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

SNGF: Surname Distribution

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Randy has given us an interesting challenge tonight for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Go over to 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

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 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