Monday, March 20, 2017

On Hiatus


Just a quick post to let my wonderful readers know that my blog will be on hiatus for a while. We are moving into our new home this week.

It's time to pack, move, and then unpack and settle into our new home.

We are so excited for this new adventure! Thank you for your patience. I'm hoping to be back to regular blogging in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for March 3, 2017


My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Family History for Children Blog Link Up by Nicole Dyer, author of The Family Locket Blog
  2. How to use metadata to keep the story with the picture by Legacy Tale Blog
  3. Using the Back Door at FamilySearch for Missing Records by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, author of Opening Doors in Brick Walls
  4. Fearless Females Blogging Prompts Series Returns for 2017! by Lisa A. Alzo, author of The Accidental Genealogist
  5. Beware the Woman and Her Gun by Devon Noel Lee, author of A Patient Genealogist
  6. It’s 30 x 30 challenge time! by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History
  7. Welcome to Women's History Month 2017: The World War I Years by Gena Philibert-Ortega, author of Gena's Genealogy
  8. Bertie May Price Doyle: A Gold Star Mother by Heather Collins, author of Of Trees & Ink
  9. Tuesday's Tip/Getting Techie...Just A Little Bit by Ellie, author of Ellie's Ancestors
  10. Keeping a Journal: A Genealogist's Guide by Heather Collins, author of Young & Savvy Genealogists
  11. The Organized Yearbook: How to Save Time and Still Tell Your Stories by Caroline Guntur, author of Organizing Photos
  12. Where Did My Immigrant Ancestors Come From? by Lisa Lisson, author of Are You My Cousin?
  13. Fantastic Find: The Ancestor Hunt Can Help You Find U.S. Newspapers by Christine Manczuk, author of Ancestry Island
  14. GenealogyPhotoADay March 2017 Prompts by Fran Kitto, author of TravelGenee
  15. Jerry, the Super-hero Indexer by Amberly, author of TheGenealogyGirl
  16. Organize Your Genealogy: Tips from a Professional Organizer by Amy Johnson Crow, author of Amy Johnson Crow.com
  17. Sleuth Along Interstate Highways for Your Ancestors by Dick Eastman, author of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
  18. Was Emma Catholic or Lutheran? by Caroline Pointer, author of Family Stories
  19. Four Reasons Why the 1910 Census is My Favorite by Amie Bowser Tennant, author of My Kith N Kin
  20. Amp-Up Your Group Sheet! by Lisa, author of The Shy Genealogist

RootsTech 2017

"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

Thanks for reading!

Jana

© 2017 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Precious Photo of Chester Malvin Iverson

In June 2016, I shared the exciting and wonderful news about a new cousin connection I made because my family tree is on WikiTree.com. This new cousin's name is Maureen. She is so awesome and sweet and it's been really fun sharing and receiving family history photos and information with her. I'm grateful that Maureen has been so willing to share these precious photos, documents, and information with me. I'm also grateful that she has given me permission to share them on my blog.

In my post from last June I shared one of the beautiful photos that Maureen shared with me. It was a photo of Rose Josephine Iverson, my first cousin twice removed.

Today, I'd like to share another of the photos that Maureen shared with me.

Chester Malvin Iverson
Photo Courtesy of My Cousin Maureen

This is Chester Malvin Iverson, my first cousin twice removed, and one of Rose Josephine Iverson's brothers.

Chester was born on 26 August 1900 in Benson, Minnesota to his parents, Iver Martin Iverson and Mary Cecelia Miller.

He was the second oldest of five children born to Iver and Mary.

Chester enlisted in the United States Navy in Seattle, Washington when he was only 16 years old, just shy of his 17th birthday.

In an upcoming post, I will tell you more about Chester and his service in the Navy during WWI.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

© 2017 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday's Child ~ Remembering Thomas William Iverson

Photo courtesy of Jaci, Find A Grave volunteer #47592448

Thomas William Iverson was my paternal first cousin once removed. He was the son of my granduncle and grandaunt, Christian Julius Iverson and Florence McIntosh.

Thomas was one of three children born to Christian and Florence. Sadly, Thomas passed away when he was only six months old. His death must have been so heartbreaking for his family.

Thomas was born on 27 September 1929 in Hennepin, Minnesota and passed away on 31 March 1930 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.

While doing research about little Thomas on Ancestry.com, I was directed to the People Finder page on the Minnesota Historical Society's website. That website gave me Thomas' birth information. I'll show you how I found it.

On Ancestry.com, I was given this search result about Thomas. I clicked on "Go to website."


The following box popped up. I then clicked on "OPEN WEBSITE."


 I was taken to this page on the Minnesota Historical Society's website.


I typed Thomas' name in the search box.


The correct Thomas William Iverson was at the top of the results list.


I clicked on Thomas' name and the following page appeared.


Isn't this great? It shows the birth date and place for Thomas. It also includes Thomas' mother's maiden name as well as his birth certificate number. And as you can see, there is an option to purchase the birth certificate as well.

It's so sad that little Thomas passed away at such a young age. If you'd like to see Thomas' Find A Grave Memorial page, please click on the link below.

Thomas William Iverson's Find A Grave Memorial Page

Thanks for stopping by!

Jana

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for January 20, 2017


NOTE: Thank you for your patience while Fab Finds was on hiatus. Due to family health issues, the hiatus was a bit longer than expected. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Define Your Dash: Start Writing Your Personal History with the #52Stories Project by Angie Lucas for FamilySearch Blog
  2. Creating Family Photo Coloring Pages with BeFunky by Nicole Dyer, author of The Family Locket Blog
  3. Using a calendar to introduce variety in your research by Janine Adams, author of Organize Your Family History
  4. To Remove or Not Remove Tape on Documents by Melissa Barker, author of A Genealogist In The Archives
  5. Social Media Helps – FamilySearch by Claire V. Brisson-Banks, author of Budding Genealogists
  6. Discover What You’re Made of with Grandparent Inheritance Charts by Legacy Tree Genealogists
  7. Stories by and about Norwegian immigrants by Martin Roe Eidhammer, author of Norwegian Genealogy and then some
  8. Researching Family in Norwegian Records by Genealogy Mom
  9. Family Recipe Friday - Spritz Cookies by Anna Matthews, author of Tripping Over My Roots
  10. How To Be Cost Effective When Researching Genealogy by Lisa Lisson, author of Are You My Cousin?
  11. Timelines for Analysis & Correlation  by Jill Morelli, author of Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal
  12. More on Uncle Wilt by Debi Austen, author of Who Knew?
  13. My FamilySearch experiment AND My FamilySearch experiment Part II by Michele Simmons Lewis, author of Ancestoring
  14. What can happen, when you share history stories by Dr. Bill Smith, author of Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
  15. Obituaries matter when it comes to genealogy research by Brian Sheffey, author of Genealogy Adventures
  16. St. John's Lutheran Church's Records — Online and Free by Caroline M. Pointer, author of Find your family story
  17. 7 Key Pieces of Evidence from John Gooch’s Bounty Land Warrant File by Dayna Jacobs, author of On Granny's Trail
  18. GeneaBloggers Celebrates Eight Years! by Thomas MacEntee, founder of GeneaBloggers

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

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

© 2017 Copyright by Jana Last, All Rights Reserved

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