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SNGF: The 1940 Census

SNGF: The 1940 Census

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge at Genea-Musings is all about the 1940 census, what we plan to find, and our expectations. As it will not have an index at first, I suspect that I will be slogged down in four places:  Kilauea (Kauai Co., HI), Oakland (Alameda Co., CA), Spreckels (Monterey Co., CA), and San Francisco (San Francisco Co., CA).  I am fortunate in that Kilauea and Spreckels are small communities.  Once I find the right spot in…

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Who Do You Blame?

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Who Do You Blame?

Technically, it’s Sunday.  But, my brain is so befuddled lately that I’m day late and a dollar short most of the time.  So, I’m doing Randy’s challenge today. Brenda Joyce has an interesting blog post called Who or What Do You Blame?  In this post she writes about how she got started on her genealogy journey.  Randy’s challenge over at Genea-Musings is to blog about that moment. I’ve always loved history.  It was my favorite topic in school.  I wanted…

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Intentional Acts of Genealogy Terrorism

Intentional Acts of Genealogy Terrorism

Randy over at Genea Musings posted this piece on October 8th. He then asked if other genealogists had altered records for various reasons.  He asked these questions: *  Have you ever done something like an IAOGT (Intentional Act of Genealogical Terrorism)?  If so, why? *  Was anybody intellectually, physically or emotionally hurt by this act? *  What should Ruth do with the copy of the record that she modified? *  When should we “hide” family history information that might harm a relative’s…

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: My Satisfying Genealogy Moment

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: My Satisfying Genealogy Moment

This weeks challenge from Randy at Genea-Musings is to blog about one of my most satifying genealogy moments.  Without a doubt, it has to be finding out that my Great Grandfather, Theodoro Pacheco (aka Theodore P. Smith) died of leprosy. As a child I was told that Theodoro brought his family to California from Hawaii.  When he got Oakland, he couldn’t believe how many Pacheco’s there were (no doubt, all related!).  He decided he wanted a good American name, so…

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Earliest Childhood Memories

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Earliest Childhood Memories

Randy of Genea-Musings has set out his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge. This week we are to recall one of earliest childhood memories and blog about it. As many of you know I got a puppy in July. Having Misha in my home reminds me of when I was about 3 1/2 years old and we got our first dog. My Godparents had a poodle who got pregnant from the neighbor’s Cocker Spaniel. I can remember when they offered us…

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