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    I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming Fresno County Genealogical Society's June General Meeting. I was given a copy of the flyer and thought I'd share it here on my blog. As the flyer says, the meeting is open to the public and is a free event.

    The description of my presentation is as follows: "From cousin connections to document translation help, this class will explore the many benefits of using social media for genealogy research."

    My presentation will basically be divided into the following areas:

    Family History Blogs
    • The Benefits
    • Blogging Platforms
    • How-To's and Recommendations
    Online Family Tree Websites
    • FamilySearch
    • Ancestry
    • WikiTree
    • MyHeritage
    • FindMyPast
    Other Social Media Tools
    • Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

    I hope to see you there.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

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    NOTE: Fab Finds will be on hiatus for the whole month of June.

    June is going to be an incredibly busy month for me and my family. Events that month include the funeral for my mother-in-law, our third-oldest son’s wedding, reception, and open house, my speaking engagement for the Fresno County Genealogical Society on June 14th, and my wedding anniversary. Whew! Oh, and we also have another flooring installation to schedule in June too.

    Fab Finds will resume on July 1, 2016. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
    1. Becoming an Accredited Genealogist: Level 1 Study Group by Diana Elder, author of Family Locket
    2. 3 Clues for Discovering Military Service AND Creating Family History Videos Easily and for Free by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the Amy Johnson Crow Blog
    3. A Grave Mistake - Even if it's Written in Stone it Could be Wrong AND Everyone Makes Mistakes: Why You Should Review Your Research Notes by Lorine McGinnis Schulze for Legacy News
    4. Some Mistakes I've Made by John Newmark, author of Transylvanian Dutch
    5. Researching your Family History on Facebook by Ruth Blair, author of The Passionate Genealogist
    6. A Great Genealogical Find – Lord Baltimore’s Receipt Book by Eileen A. Souza, author of Old Bones Genealogy
    7. Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Nell, Hannah, and Harry by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, author of Opening Doors in Brick Walls
    8. My Journey of the Certification Process: What's the Cost? by Amie Bowser Tennant, author of My Kith N Kin
    9. Qualified, Certified, Accredited, Member? Choosing a Professional Genealogist by Sue Adams for Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration
    10. Happy 15th Birthday FamilySearch! by Steve Anderson for FamilySearch Blog
    11. 8 Tips for Planning a Family History Memorial Day Road Trip by Nicole Dyer, author of Family Locket
    12. Just a Beat up Ole Fork by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
    13. I took a deep breath and created my first video by Becky Jamison, author of Grace and Glory
    14. Breaking Down a Major Brick Wall – for Someone Else! by Carla Love Maitland, author of Sassygenealogist
    15. Is Genealogy Dangerous to Your Health? by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
    16. 7 Tips When Researching U.S. Army World War II Soldiers by Schalene Dagutis for Worldwide Genealogy ~ A Genealogical Collaboration
    17. A Most Unusual Genealogical Record by Sheri Fenley, author of The Educated Genealogist
    18. Test: Treasures from Old Newspapers (Using Adobe Spark) by Pat Richley-Erickson, author of DearMyrtle


    Last week's "May I Introduce To You" Interview on GeneaBloggers.com

    New Blog Discoveries

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

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

    Thanks for reading!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

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    Edna Lillie Webster
    Edna Lillie Webster

    This adorable little girl is Edna Lillie Webster. She was the second child born to my maternal great-grandparents, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster and Esther Matus Villatoro. You may know Watson as "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

    Edna Lillie was born in September 1912 in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This photo of her was taken in 1916 in Curitiba, Brazil. Sadly, little Edna Lillie did not survive to adulthood. Until recently, I didn't know exactly when or where she passed away. I will share these new findings in a future post.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved


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    In my previous post, I shared this adorable photo of little Edna Lillie Webster, second child born to my maternal great-grandparents, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster and Esther Matus Villatoro. You may know Watson as "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

    Edna Lillie Webster Curitiba, Brazil - 1916
    Edna Lillie Webster
    Curitiba, Brazil - 1916

    Edna Lillie was born in 1912 and this photo was taken in 1916, so she must have been around 4 years old at the time.

    A couple of readers left comments wondering what Edna had in her right hand. I zoomed in on that part of the photo to get a better view of what she was holding.


    This looks to me like a box with treats of some kind. Perhaps it's from a bakery or other store. I see what looks like paper that was probably folded over to cover the goodies in the box.

    I also zoomed in on what Edna was holding in her left hand.



    And it looks like Edna is holding one of the goodies in her left hand. Hmm, I wonder what kind of treat that was.

    What do you think Edna Lillie is holding in her sweet little hands?

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved

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    The following is a press release from FamilySearch.




    The Family History Library Announces 2nd Annual Free

    Block Party


    Salt Lake City, Utah (June 5, 2016)--The Family History Library and the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be sponsoring the second annual Family History Block Party on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in downtown Salt Lake City featuring indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family.  The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on West Temple Street from North Temple to South Temple which will be closed to thru traffic. There is no charge to attend, and all activities are family-friendly.  The first block party was held last year in 2015 in conjunction with A.J. Jacobs’ global family reunion and was a great success. 




    The Pecos Posse Old West Singers, Touch of Polynesia (Polynesian dancers), and Scottish bagpipes will provide live entertainment.  Other free outside attractions include a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, face painting, and participation in pioneer era games, among other activities. There will also be food trucks and snow cones for nominal fees.

    The inside activities include 20-minute family history classes, fun Green Screen photo opportunities, free photo scanning of family photos, documents, and artifacts, and family discovery experiences. In the Museum, visitors can find historical characters walking around, test detective skills about mysteries behind artifacts in the Museum, and children can visit the new Tell Me the Stories of Jesus children’s exhibit. Toddlers to 12-year-olds will have fun learning through hands-on play and art projects.

    “We are hosting this event to help families of all ages discover what a fabulous resource the Family History Library is for those beginning their family history,” says Debbie Getler, of the Family History Center.   “Our hope is that families will come for the fun, discover something interesting about their ancestors, and return to the library again and again to continue their quest to learn more about their own family story.”

    Visit the Family History Library Block Party site for more information.

    Parking is available, some free, some pay parking.  Go to Temple Square Parking for more information. 

    ###


    About FamilySearch

    FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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    This is a photo of sweet little Edna Lillie Webster, one of my maternal grandfather's sisters. My grandfather, Debs Warren Webster, and his oldest sister Carlota Adelia Webster were the only children of my great-grandparents, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster and Esther Matus Villatoro to survive to adulthood.

    Sadly, Edna Lillie and two of her younger siblings, Eugene and Alice, passed away as children.


    For the longest time, I didn't know exactly when or where Edna Lillie passed away. Her father, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog, traveled between the United States, Mexico, and Brazil during his life. Edna could have passed away in any of those countries, but I didn't know which one.

    That all changed when I found Edna's death record on Ancestry.com.1


    It turns out that Edna passed away in Pénjamo, Guanajuato, México. This document is in Spanish. Unfortunately, I don't read or speak Spanish, but I have done family history research for my Mexican ancestors before and can understand a bit. Plus, I can use Google Translate to help me. Edna's death record contains a lot of valuable information.

    Information gleaned from Edna's death record:

    Name: Edna Lillie Webster
    Death Registration Date: 28 February 1924
    Death Registration Place: Pénjamo, Guanajuato, México
    Edna's Age: 11 years old
    Edna's Cause of Death: Gastroenteritis
    Edna's Place of Birth: Santos, Brazil
    Father's Name: Doctor Frederick Emory Webster
    Father's Age: 70 years old
    Father's Occupation: Dentist from the United States of America
    Mother: Esther Matus (deceased)

    My Grandpa Debs loved his sister Edna Lillie. It must have been devastating to him when she passed away. He endured quite a bit of heartache in his life. His mother passed away when he was only 5 years old and three of his four siblings didn't survive to adulthood. His first wife, Sarah (my grandmother), passed away when my mom was almost 4 years old, leaving him a widower with a small child.

    The photo of Edna at the top of this post was taken sometime between January - April 1922 in Brinkley, Monroe, Arkansas when she was 9 years old, only 2 years before her death. It's cropped from the photo below.


    Left to Right: Debs Warren Webster, Carlota Adelia Webster, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, Edna Lillie Webster
    January - April 1922
    Brinkley, Monroe, Arkansas

    I'm grateful that we finally know when and where little Edna Lillie passed away, and that we know her cause of death.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved




    1 Ancestry.com. Guanajuato, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1862-1930 [database on-line: accessed 7 June 2016]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Edna Lillie Webster, 28 Feb 1924; citing death record number 107; image number 150. Original data: Mexico. State of Guanajuato Civil Registration. Registro Civil del Estado de Guanajuato, México. Courtesy of the Academia Mexicana de Genealogia y Heraldica.

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    The following is from MyHeritage ~

    MyHeritage Releases Innovative Family Tree Chart

    The Sun Chart is designed to be the most spatially efficient way to display a descendant family tree with photos  


    TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah, June 15, 2016 — MyHeritage, the fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history, released today the Sun Chart — a new type of descendant fan chart, available to all users of MyHeritage for free. The center of the Sun Chart features an ancestor selected by the user, with multiple generations of descendants in the outer rings. This chart is the world's first descendant fan chart with personal photos, unique to MyHeritage.


    The Sun Chart is designed to place as many descendants as possible on the smallest possible chart, scaling to hundreds and even thousands of people, making it ideal for sharing with relatives at a family reunion or get-together. Descendant charts that would not fit in a room if arranged horizontally or vertically, can now be prepared in this compact circular format and hung conveniently on the wall. It is designed to be the most compact family tree chart, while offering a very eye-catching and attractive visualization of a family tree, complete with photos.


    The Sun Chart design was inspired by a family tree chart format that MyHeritage staff encountered multiple times while researching family history in Corfu, Greece. It was used for centuries by the Jewish community in Corfu, and the researchers immediately saw that it offered a unique benefit: a different segment is allocated for each person, proportional to the extent of descendants he or she has, creating a very compact layout that can easily be extended as new generations are born.


    "The new Sun Chart is a perfect example of MyHeritage's unique approach," said Uri Gonen, Senior VP of Product Management at MyHeritage. "We bridge together cutting-edge technologies and an appreciation for the wisdom of generations past. When our research on the genealogy of the community in Corfu revealed an unusual and highly useful family tree format, we decided to harness our technological abilities to bring the benefit of this style of family tree chart to as many people as possible, and added personal photos to make it even more appealing."


    Sun Charts provide extensive configuration options to control photo size, font size, and level of included detail, so users can customize each chart to their needs. MyHeritage has developed an algorithm for compacting the charts, which calculates every person's position precisely in order to result in the smallest possible chart.


    Personal photos are included in the chart, helping to bring the family tree to life, and creating a visualization that is more appealing and interesting.


    After generating the chart, users can download it in PDF format and print it themselves at home or at any printer, or email it to their family members. MyHeritage also provides an integrated poster printing service that is useful for charts of unusual size, with worldwide shipping.


    Sun Charts are free. To generate a Sun Chart, users can sign up on MyHeritage for free and start a new tree, or import their existing tree as GEDCOM.


    About MyHeritage


    MyHeritage is the world's fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. As technology thought leaders, MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that’s accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and ground­breaking search and matching technologies. Trusted by millions of families, MyHeritage provides an easy way to share family stories, past and present, and treasure them for generations to come. MyHeritage is available in 42 languages. www.myheritage.com




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    Last month I received an email from a a very nice woman named Maureen. She found my family tree on WikiTree and then contacted me. It turns out that we are cousins on my Iverson side. Our common ancestor is Iver Iverson, my 2nd great-grandfather who was born in Norway, immigrated to the United States in 1858, and fought in the American Civil War.

    Maureen and I have emailed back and forth. She is so sweet! She shared amazing documents and photos with me and also gave me permission to share the photos here on my blog.

    Here's one of her photos. This is Rose Josephine Iverson, my 1st cousin twice removed. Isn't she beautiful?

    Rose Josephine Iverson
    Photo Courtesy of my Cousin Maureen

    I recently gave my "Family History Blogs and Social Media" presentation at the Fresno County Genealogical Society's June General Meeting. One of the things I talked about in that presentation is the importance of sharing our family tree online. This recent cousin connection with Maureen is just one more example of why that is true.

    My regular readers may also remember another amazing thing that happened because my family tree is online. I call it the Engle Family Postcards Adventure on my blog. If you aren't familiar with what happened, you can read about it by clicking on the "The Engle Family Postcards" tab at the top of my blog.

    I'm so glad that Maureen contacted me. I look forward to us sharing more family history information with each other in the future.

    Do you have your family tree online? If so, what connections have you made because your tree is online?

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved

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    Fab Finds is back after a month-long hiatus! Thank you for your patience. As I mentioned in my previous Fab Finds post, the month of June was incredibly busy for our family. We attended my mother-in-law’s funeral, our third-oldest son got married (which included a reception and open house), I gave my presentation at the Fresno County Genealogical Society’s June General Meeting, and my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Oh ya, and we had more flooring installed too.

    My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
    1. It's not forever...it's just for now by Peggy Lauritzen, author of Anxiously Engaged
    2. VISITING THE DAR LIBRARY IN WASHINGTON, DC AND OCCUPATIONAL PEDIGREE CHARTS by Linda Stufflebean, author of Empty Branches on the Family Tree
    3. Photos! Do Not Bend! by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
    4. Checking my sources AND Doing research first thing in the morning by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History
    5. Introducing the New and Improved MyHeritage Photo Gallery AND Introducing PedigreeMap™ - an Interactive Map of Your Family History by Esther for MyHeritage Blog
    6. Family History Surprises by Kathy, author of ‘Village Life in Kreis Saarburg, Germany’
    7. yet another genea-techno-organization tool by Tami Osmer Mize, author of Relatively Curious
    8. Collateral lines… by fhtess65, author of writing my past
    9. A Skeleton in the Closet by Ellen Maki, Ph.D., author of Finding Folk
    10. “I Can’t Correct That!” by Valerie Hughes, author of Genealogy With Valerie
    11. A Fourth Cousin Wrote Because my Two Cemetery Posts Pertained to Her Ancestors! by Barbara Poole, author of Life From The Roots

    "May I Introduce To You" Interviews on GeneaBloggers.com

    New Blog Discoveries

    In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Blogosphere Since My Last Fab Finds Post

    Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog

    Jana’s Place

    Thanks for reading!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

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    Our family has grown and so has my Legacy Family Tree database. I had the wonderful privilege to add a new name to my database. Why? Because our third-oldest son and his beautiful bride were married in June.


    Our son and his sweet fiance (now wife) were married in the Provo City Center Temple. They were sealed for time and all eternity. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that marriages performed in the holy temple can last throughout the eternities and not end at death.



    The Provo City Center Temple is absolutely gorgeous! It was originally the Provo Tabernacle and was first built in the late 1800's. A fire destroyed it in 2010. Only the exterior walls remained. In October 2011, it was announced that it would be rebuilt as a holy temple using the original tabernacle walls. To learn more about this historic building and the transformation from tabernacle to temple, please click on the link below.

    From Tabernacle to Temple: Provo's Legacy of Worship

    Our son and his beautiful bride were married in one of the gorgeous sealing rooms inside the temple. To see one of these exquisite sealing rooms, click HERE. Their wedding day was beautiful. It was overcast for part of the day and there were some raindrops, but that was okay.

    Morgan Empey, owner of Now Is The Time Photography, did a fantastic job. Before our son and daughter-in-law were married, they had a Bridal/Formal photo session with Morgan. Wow! Morgan did an amazing job. So beautiful!







    Since the wedding and reception were held in Utah and we live in California, we hosted a wedding open house in California so that family and friends here could celebrate the wedding with us.

    We are so excited and happy to welcome our newest daughter-in-law into our family. We love her already!

    I'll share more photos of the wedding, including photos from the open house, on my personal blog, Jana's Place.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved

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    My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
    1. Genealogy With Children Survey by Emily Kowalski Schroeder, author of Growing Little Leaves
    2. A Family Bible Mystery – Solved! by Deborah Lee Stewart, author of Between the Leaves Family Histories
    3. You can open those old corrupted document files! by Christine Blythe, author of Empty Nest Genealogy
    4. DR. JEREMIAH HALL WRITES TO GEORGE WASHINGTON ~ Celebrating Our Founding Fathers by Diane Gould Hall, author of MICHIGAN FAMILY TRAILS
    5. WHAT DOES “REASONABLY EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH” REALLY LOOK LIKE? by Linda Stufflebean, author of Empty Branches on the Family Tree
    6. Original or Derivative Sources: What’s the Big Deal? by Diana Elder, author of Family Locket
    7. 6 Smartphone Apps To Keep Your Genealogy Organized by Lisa Lisson, author of Are You My Cousin?
    8. Why I Blog by Lara Diamond, author of Lara’s Jewnealogy
    9. Creating a Family Yearbook by Nicole Dyer, author of Family Locket
    10. Life of a Record from the Barbour Collection by Ancestry Insider, author of The Ancestry Insider
    11. The Adventures of "Little P" by Michelle Ganus Taggart, author of A Southern Sleuth
    12. What You Might Be Missing in Marriage Records by Amy Johnson Crow, author of Amy Johnson Crow Blog
    13. Quick tip – Emigrants sometimes went to a Notary by Yvette Hoitink, author of Dutch Genealogy
    14. Photo Booth by Debi Austen, author of Who Knew?
    15. Hundred-Year-Old Maple Walnut Tapioca Pudding Recipe by Sheryl Lazarus, author of A Hundred Years Ago
    16. Land Records Reveal Family and Sizable Estate by Family Sleuther, author of Family Sleuther

    New Blog Discoveries

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

    Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog

    Thanks for reading!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

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    Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro 

    While I was using the FamilySearch app on my tablet, I clicked on the name of my maternal 2nd great-grandfather, Nicanor Matus. That family line is woefully lacking in information. I don't know who Nicanor's parents were or if he had any siblings. Anyway, I clicked on a hint and it was linked to this amazing document.


    It's an Immigration Card for Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro.1 She was married to Theodore Reinacher. Why did FamilySearch give me this document as a hint for Nicanor Matus? Because his name is on the document. Crecenciana is the youngest sister of my great-grandmother, Esther Matus Villatoro. Esther married my great-grandfather, Watson (Frederick) Emory Webster, a.k.a. "The Traveling Dentist" here on my blog.

    Information provided in this document:

    Name: Crecenciana Aurora Reinacher
    Admitted into the national territory in character (Immigration Status): Permanent
    Nationality: Mexican, Married
    Father: Nicanor Matus
    Mother: Raymunda Vilatoros Matus
    Profession: Domestic
    ID Card: No. 873.149
    Record No. 203.454 (Exp. 2/12/43
    Residence: Rua Santo Antonio, 117
    Employment:
    Local:

    Crecenciana's Immigration Card is image 181 in this record set. I clicked on the right arrow that advanced to the next image when I was looking at this document. I'm glad I did because there is a back to this card, and it's been digitized as well. Here it is.


    Unfortunately, I don't read or speak Portuguese, so I typed the sentence on this card into Google Translate and this was the result: landed at Santos in 1916, by steam, "Vestris"

    I then did a Google search for Vestris and found an article on Wikipedia about the SS Vestris, which included this postcard image of the ship.
    SS "Vestris"
    Public Domain {PD-US}

    That simple sentence on the back of Crecenciana's Immigration Card tells me that she arrived in Santos, Brazil in 1916, which means she would have been around 16 years old at the time she emigrated from Mexico to Brazil on the SS Vestris. Her older sister, Esther (my great-grandmother), was already living in Brazil and was the mother of four of her five children in 1916. Esther's fifth child was born in 1918. It must have been wonderful for Esther to have her sister living there too.

    Tip: Make sure to look at the images before and after the document about your ancestor. You never know if there are additional pages.

    I also found an Immigration Card for Crecenciana's husband, Theodor, in this same database on FamilySearch. I'll share that document in a future post.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved



    1 "Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-41424-708-56?cc=2140223 : accessed 28 October 2015), R > Reina-Reinnan > image 181 of 1126; Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Public Archives, São Paulo).

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    My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
    1. Mad Dash to Mad Town by Sally Knudsen, author of Sally Searches
    2. Becoming an Accredited Genealogist: Levels 2 & 3 Study Group – Session 1, Test Preparation by Diana Elder, author of Family Locket
    3. #MyPioneerAncestor and the Mormon Overland Travel Database by Nicole Dyer, author of Family Locket
    4. Calling all indexers! by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
    5. When the Family's Story Doesn't End Happily Ever After by Jacqi Stevens, author of A Family Tapestry
    6. How Genealogy and Pokemon GO Are Alike by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the Amy Johnson Crow Blog
    7. Contest: Win a Copy of Story of My Life workbook from Shop Family Tree by Thomas MacEntee, author of GeneaBloggers
    8. Interested in a Pursuing a Genealogy Credential? by Jenny Tonks, author of Jenny Tonks
    9. through small means by Allison Kimball, author of simple inspiration
    10. The Scholl Miracle by GatheringGardiners
    11. FUN WITH MY PHOTO PEDIGREE CHART by Linda Stufflebean, author of Empty Branches on the Family Tree
    12. Be The Source For Another Family by Emily Kowalski Schroeder, author of The Spiraling Chains
    13. Amazing Family Reunions by Jana Greenhalgh, author of The Genealogy Kids
    14. A (Possibly) Better Notebook Program than Evernote is Available Free of Charge by Dick Eastman, author of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
    15. City Directories Narrow Down a Date of Death by Terri O’Connell, author of Finding Our Ancestors
    16. Post One: What I Learned Today by Jan Mitchell-McDermott, author of Genealogy! Just Ask!
    17. Great New Features at Family Tree DNA by Kitty Munson Cooper, author of Kitty Cooper’s Blog
    18. A New Meme: Our Immigrant Ancestors by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, author of Olive Tree Genealogy
    19. Cousin Jack: Kidnapped, Stowaway, Serial Naturalization Petitioner by Lara Diamond, author of Lara’s Jewnealogy
     
    New Blog Discoveries

    In Case You Missed It….My Contribution to the Blogosphere This Week

    Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog

    Thanks for reading!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

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  • 07/20/16--10:51: Theodor's Immigration Card
  • Theodor Reinacher

    In a previous post, I shared the Immigration Card for my maternal great-grandaunt, Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro. In that post I shared the news that I found the Immigration Card for Crecenciana's husband, Theodor Reinacher. I'd like to share his card with you today.

    Here's the front of Theodor's Immigration Card.1



    Information provided in this document:

    Name: Theodor Reinacher
    Admitted into the national territory in character (Immigration Status): Permanent
    Nationality: German, Married
    Father: Theodor Reinacher
    Mother: Rosine Auguste Reinacher
    Profession: Trade
    ID Card: No. 506.547
    Record No. 170.272 (Exp. 18/5/43
    Residence: Rua Santo Antonio, 117
    Employment: On his own
    Local:

    Theodor's residence is the same as Crecenciana's on her Immigration Card.

    And here's the back of Theodor's Immigration Card.2


    There's a lot of information on the back of this card. Since I don't speak or read Portuguese, I again turned to Google Translate for help.

    Translation from Google:
    Comments:
    He landed in Rio de Janeiro, on 09.09.1924, by steam "Cap Norte"
    On 4 Sep 1950 obtained duplicate portfolio by poor state of conservation of the primitive reason. 19 Sep 1950 communication residence for av. July 9 145 jobs for R. Libero Badaro 152 and 6. and revalidated three times, your card. Mod. 19 EB
    He was enrolled in the Department R. G. Belo Horizonte Foreigners under the 42,221 as contained in the office communication in 616 of 24/04/61 that dept. CF
    As you can see, this isn't an ideal translation. If any of my readers can help me translate the back of this card, please let me know. Thank you!

    The first sentence, however, was clearer. It looks like Theodore arrived in Rio de Janeiro on 9 September 1924 via the SS Cap Norte. To see a photo of the Cap Norte, click HERE.

    These Immigration Cards can provide valuable genealogical information. To search the Brazil, Sao Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, click HERE.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jana

    © 2016 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved



    1 "Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-41424-649-94?cc=2140223 : accessed 28 October 2015), entry for Theodor Reinacher. R > Reina-Reinnan > image 187 of 1126; Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Public Archives, São Paulo).


    2 "Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-41424-656-91?cc=2140223 : accessed 28 October 2015), entry for Theodor Reinacher. R > Reina-Reinnan > image 188 of 1126; Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Public Archives, São Paulo).

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    My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
    1. Finding Your Ancestors in The United States Naturalization Records by Moises Garza, author of Mexican Genealogy
    2. Teaching Youth to Research with “Adopt-A-Family” Checklists AND Clueing In To Census Records by Diana Elder, author of Family Locket
    3. Colourize your photos instantly with this free tool by Gail Dever, author of Genealogy à la carte
    4. No right to sharing by Judy G. Russell, author of The Legal Genealogist
    5. Family Maps and Migration Routes Traced with New Tech Tools by Amie Bowser Tennant for Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems
    6. A DAUGHTER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by True Lewis, author of Notes to Myself
    7. One Reason to Do Cluster Research by Christine Manczuk, author of Ancestry Island
    8. Our ‘Relative Race’: Treasures Untold by Melissa Finlay, author of The Finlay Family
    9. The Smartest Genealogist has the Best Financial Plan by Amie Bowser Tennant for RootsBid Blog
    10. Did You Hear About the Great New Features From GenealogyBank.com? by Barbara Poole, author of Life From The Roots
    11. Writer's Block: Which of my Ancestors could write? by Intertwining Branches
    12. Second Cousins Are Magic by Dan Bodenheimer for Ancestry Blog
    13. Utah Celebrates Pioneer Day This Sunday by Gena Philibert-Ortega for GenealogyBank Blog

    New Blog Discoveries

    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!

    Jana

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    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!

    Jana

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    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!

    Jana

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    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!

    Jana

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  • 08/11/16--13:36: 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!

    Jana

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    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!

    Jana

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