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I do love rainy days and working from home (sometimes the 9-5 job is ok 😉) although i wish i had time to stop @nationalarchivesuk on my way through kew! #genealogisttorture 😭 • Ps. It looks like water is actually flowing from the tower at @londonmuseumofwaterandsteam today. • #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogistsofinstagram #nationalarchives #wishiwasthere #london #londonhistory #londonmuseum
October was quite a busy month so I've been a bit quiet sorry. But as we finally seem to be getting into Autumn here in #London I feel like it's about time to get searching and blogging and writing and posting...again 😊 HAPPY FRIDAY 🍂🍁🍂🍁 #familyhistory #genealogy #ilovefriday #fmp #autumn #familyhistoryfriday #familyhistoryoninstagram #genealogistsofinstagram
Now on the blog, the story of my 2nd great uncle Lester Sanford, who survived the sinking of his ship in WW1, only to have another sad cause of death. #tuscania #worldwar1 #history #greatwar
I think I must be about 8yrs old in this picture. Mum made the lovely smock dress for me. ▪ Both mum and my paternal grandmother are excellent at sewing. Sadly the needlework genes missed me completely! I'd be better off drawing a picture of the sewing machine than using it! 🤣 ▪ (P.s. So glad i grew up to be a rabbit...check out those front teeth! 😨) ▪ #genealogy #familyhistory #smocking #thingsmymummade #genealogistsofinstagram #geneabloggers #icantsew
41 years ago tonight, @aerosmith played their first of two scheduled nights at the Philadelphia Spectrum. . As the band prepared to begin their first encore, a firecracker was thrown from the crowd to the stage injuring @iamstevent and @joeperryofficial. . Their injuries were treated and they were released from the hospital that night. However, the show scheduled for the following night was cancelled. . 📰 @newspaperscom @phillyinquirer 11 October 1977 #aerosmith #joeperry #steventyler #philadelphia #philadelphiainquirer #1977 #newspapersdotcom #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram
I’m proud to say I did it, I found the surname of Veronica’s mother. Veronica’s only living relative is her first cousin Eva. Eva and Veronicas mother’s were sisters. This is Eva’s marriage license showing her mothers maiden name, which would be the same for Veronica’s mother. . This all came about because a woman and her husband did the kindest thing by giving a lonely, destitute woman a loving home for her final seven years. They only have her best interests in mind even to the point of making sure her mothers name was included on her death certificate. . There really are nice people amongst us. Imagine if the whole world had a heart like this. . Oh, and I absolutely love my job! . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #petlanova #czechrepublic
Fun times getting to know our new sister/aunty. Met her husband and his family too. The kids got on really well playing games. Great way to spend a rainy afternoon. 😁 ▪ #familyhistory #genealogy #dnaresults #ancestryuk #ancestrydnaresults #ancestry #ancestrydna #genealogistsofinstagram #familyhistorymonth #familysleuth #genealogyresearch #familytree
Thank you to all who contacted me to help with translating. . The woman in the photo is Veronica’s 85 year old “Babicka” or grandmother. The note on the back, addressed to her “Dear Verusee” (a nickname for Veronika or Vera) speaks about how she prays daily for her granddaughter and family. . Unfortunately, the translation gave little aid to finding Veronica’s mother’s name. . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #babicka #babička #pilsenczechrepublic #pilsenczech #czechrepublic #85
Her name was Veronica. Wasn’t she beautiful? My client tells me she was just as beautiful inside. . Veronica, a widow, never had children. She was sadly taken advantage of by those who were supposed to be acting in her best interests and was being evicted with her life savings gone. My client, Veronica’s former neighbor, along with her husband took Veronica in and blessed her with a loving home. . Veronica passed away recently, at the age of 93. Dementia had robbed her of her memory and she was unable to remember her mother’s name. . I was hired to locate the name of Veronica’s mother for her death certificate. Veronica’s only living relative also suffers from dementia and has forgotten names as well. Some research projects really tug at my heart strings. This is one of those projects. . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram
As I (im)patiently wait for a response from Alice and Freddie’s family, I continued to research for more information on them. . If I’m correct, Alice is Alice Elnora Jenne, born in 1903 in Texas. She was raised in Colorado which is where she likely met her future husband, Clyne Frederick Garland. . The large photo is from a Boulder, Colorado yearbook in 1921 and says it’s Alice Jenne. I have no doubt that this is the Alice Jenne from the family I reached out to. . Unfortunately, I think they look nothing alike. My heart dropped when I first saw it. . What is your opinion? Things to consider: . 1. The photos were taken in 1921 and 1931. Is aging a factor here? . 2. How much could make up and the colors added affect ones appearance? . My gut tells me this is not the same woman. I’d love to hear your thoughts! . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #aliceelnorajenne #alicegarland #freddygarland #freddiegarland #1921 #1931 #bouldercolorado #berkelycalifornia
UPDATE: I’m hoping that the couple I contacted are who I think they are. If so, Freddy and Alice will be going home to live with Freddy’s son and family. . If I’m not correct, I have another name to add to the “Who is Not Freddy” list. . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #orphanedphotos #jamistonekingsorphanedphotos
Two of my favorite things: coffee and genealogy! Happy #nationalcoffeeday ☕️ . What’s your favorite coffee? I’m partial to what my husband makes. He’s diligent about making sure the coffee is made the night before so no one has to suffer without first thing in the morning. . On the rare occasions I make it, I add ground cinnamon to the coffee grounds and it is SO GOOD! Give it a try! . Back to client work today once my coffee kicks in. What do you have planned today? Make it a goody. 😊 . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #nationalcoffeeday #kirklandcoffee #cinnamon #cinnamoncoffee #myhusbandisthebest
My mom made dinner tonight. 🤤 . A dish I absolutely hated as a child, kraut runzas are now something I look forward to. . My dad and siblings were raised by their Volga German Granny after their parents died. Granny passed this recipe on to my mom. . #volgagerman #krautrunza #ethnicfood #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram
If it’s an historic district, I’m there... . Folsom, California on a Sunday ~ tranquil, yet busy and entertaining. The efforts to preserve 160+ years of history and architecture is evident everywhere. Friendly people, merchants and a plethora of delicious treats for those with a sweet tooth. We will be back! . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #folsomcalifornia #sutterstreetgrill #historicdistrict #antiques #antiquestore #folsomhotel #williamscarriagehouse #trinityepiscopalchurch #1861
I’m the mother of two boys (well, men now) so these pictures struck a wonderful chord with me. How many of us have stared at our little one and thought they could not be any more perfect? This is a new mother who is clearly in love with her son. These photos tugged at my heartstrings and I couldn’t leave them behind. . Purchased at a wonderful antique store in Folsom, California, Alice and Freddy/Freddie are the latest additions to my collection of Orphaned Photos (entire collection at jamistoneking.com). My goal is to reunite them with family, however, the vague information, (presumably written by Alice), gives me very little to go on. But, I’m up for the challenge! . ❗️Edit: I just noticed that although the photos were clearly taken at the same sitting, the boys name is spelled differently on each photo and his age is different also. #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #boymom #aliceandfreddy #aliceandfreddie #motherandson #1931 #folsomcalifornia
“Cousin George? Part 3” is up! (Link in bio). . This week’s research literally consumed me. I dreamt about it, I was wide awake at 4am all week dying to get to my research and after a few days my hands ached from writing and typing so much. I loved every minute! . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram
128 years ago yesterday, my grandfather, Charles Elmus Brady was born in Hermosa, Colorado. Soon after, the family moved Golden, Colorado. Charlie spent his youth in Golden. He played baseball for Golden High School. His love for baseball was passed onto my father who would then pass that love onto the rest of us. . It was in Golden that he registered for the WWI draft. The war would take him far from home. He visited wonderful places, while witnessing unimaginable horror. . His parents relocated to Grand Junction on the western slope of Colorado while he was overseas. Upon his return, he would meet, fall in love and eventually marry my grandmother in 1920. . By the early 1930’s, arthritis had completely ravaged Charlie’s body and he was bound to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The “deforming arthritis” (per his death certificate) was attributed to harsh weather conditions and the damp, wet trenches he spent extended periods of time in. Because of this, the US Army would support Charlie, his wife and three children until his death in San Diego, California in 1938. I wonder if the same diagnosis would be given today? . Although I was born nearly 30 years after his death, I’ve spent the last 20 years “getting to know” him. I see nothing but my daddy’s face in his. His many letters sent home during the war are priceless treasures. His penmanship is identical to my dad’s (who was 11 when Charlie died). I find that to be a very interesting trait that was clearly inherited. . I often wonder how life would have been for my father and his sisters who suffered so much loss at such a young age (their mother passed 10 months after Charlie died). . With the passing of my 94 year aunt this year, for the first time in 80 years, this little family of five are all together once again. . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #happybirthday #128yearsold #hermosacolorado #goldencolorado #ww1 #grandjunctioncolorado #sandiegoca
Harrison Eugene Havens (“H.E.”) was born in Franklin County, Ohio on 15 December 1837. He isn’t necessarily my favorite ancestor (I can’t choose!), but he is certainly one of my favorites to research. Because of his terms in Congress, his part in making Oklahoma a state, and his move to Cuba (where he died 16 August 1916), there is a lot of great documentation out there. . . His son, Benjamin Franklin (“B.F.”) Havens (my great grandfather) painted H.E. in a terrible light to his children. They were raised to believe that H.E. had abandoned his wife to begin a new life in Cuba with another woman. I proved early on in my career that that was completely false and was basically the pot calling the kettle black. . . #myfavoriteancestor #genealogyphotoaday #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram
Are you related to anyone famous? My maternal line is supposedly connected to George Armstrong Custer, but I’ve never found the connection. I’m working on a blog post about it...my first blog post, ever! 🤭 #nervousnelly #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram
With everyone heading back to school, I thought it would be fun to keep the school book posts going. . . The inside front cover indicates that Charles Brady, my grandfather, wasn’t the books original owner and that it was “bought of Chester Proul.” . . He may or may not have been the sole doodler, but I believe he’s responsible for most of it. The flower he drew on the inside back cover (top left) looks every flower I’ve ever drawn. And some of his letters resemble my dad’s writing. . . Critters have had had several meals on the corners of the pages. But all in all, it’s in pretty good condition for being 118 years old. #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #charleselmusbrady #charliebrady #themothertongue #1900 #goldenhighschool #antiquebooks #antiqueschoolbooks #goldencolorado
This school book is 116 years old! It belonged to my grandfather Charles Brady, who was born in Colorado in 1890. 📚 I have five other school books of his, some from high school. His notes, vocabulary words and many doodles are throughout most of them. 📖 The doodles... 👋🏻 Hi, my name is Jami and I’m a doodler. My doodles can be found on almost everything. Even when I was young, my profession of love for Donny Osmond found its way on to everything. Don’t even get me going on 80’s hair bands. 🤘🏻 I’ve started to realize that the bulk of what I’ve inherited from my fathers side came from my grandfather. To think he had the wherewithal to save a school book when he was so young. My dad, who was also a doodler, lost his father when he was about the same age as my grandfather when he used this book. He had the same wherewithal at the same age to hold onto them. 🗄 And now, here I am, the youngest doodler and keeper of the books! The more I research him, the more I understand who I am and how I became that way. 👴🏻👩🏻 #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #compositionbook #1900 #elementaryschool #goldencolorado
🆙DATE: Mrs. A.E. Bickford (born Mary Shipley, see previous posts) will be heading back to Virginia, Minnesota where she originated. The Virginia Area Historical Society will likely accept it into their collection. If they pass, The History People (an affiliate with the historical society) would love to have it. . . I researched the boy over the weekend. With no information other than a name and age, I am forced to estimate the birth year of Lawrence Lloyd. There is no photographer identification to help with a location, but this looks like a school picture to me. . . I found a man with the correct name, and a birth year within my estimated time frame. Unfortunately, he confirmed that he is not the Lawrence Lloyd in the photo. . . But! Negative results are STILL results. I may not have proved his identity (yet!), but I did prove who he is not. That will eliminate unnecessary research as I go forward. . . So, all you guesstimaters out there, what is your opinion on a birth year for Lawrence? . . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #familyheirloom #familytreasures #vintiquelakeelsinore #googlebooks #marymshipley #mrsaebickford #marybickford #bickford #alberteugenebickford #virginiaminnesota #familysleuth #lawrencelloyd #virginiaareahistoricalsociety #thehistorypeople
Update (only a few hours of research)❗️This young woman is Mary M. Shipley. She was born in Michigan in November of 1873. This photo was taken between 1898 and 1915. . . On 1 September 1896, Mary married Albert Eugene Bickford. It appears they never had children. . . Albert was the recorder and clerk for Virginia, Minnesota between 1900 and 1909. . . The photographer is likely Axel M. Turnquist who operated from South Second Avenue in Virginia, Minnesota from 1898 to 1915. . . Because they had no descendants, I will research and locate a historical or genealogical society within Virginia, Minnesota to donate it to. . . . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #familyheirloom #familytreasures #vintiquelakeelsinore #googlebooks #marymshipley #mrsaebickford #marybickford #bickford #alberteugenebickford #virginiaminnesota #familysleuth
EDIT: The entire album can be viewed at @deadfredcom www.deadfred.com - search “Havens”.📷 This stunning photo album is by far my most treasured family heirloom. Passed from my great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Havens (1866-1965), to his son (my grandfather) James (1896-1983) to my mother who then passed it on to me. . . . The albums age and origin are unknown. My hypothesis is that it was originally owned by my great great grandmother Eveline Galloway and her first husband John Hinton in the early 1850’s. John worked at the courthouse in Taylorville, Illinois. He died in 1856 and Eveline remarried to my great great grandfather H.E. Havens (who also worked at the courthouse). They are the parents of Benjamin Franklin Havens mentioned above. . . . The multiple owners may all have contributed something to the album. Very few photos are labeled. Of those that are, research shows a connection to the Taylorville, Illinois courthouse. . . . I rarely handle this album. It has all been photographed and catalogued and is stored safely 24/7. I do take a look at it every year or so, hoping to find something I’ve missed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! . . . #jamistonekinggenealogist #genealogist #professionalgenealogist #genealogy #genealogical #research #researcher #traceyourroots #familytree #familytreeresearch #familytreeresearcher #familysleuth #familyhistorian #familyhistory #preserveyourfamilyhistory #whoareyou #genealogistsofinstagram #familyheirloom #familytreasures #photoalbum #antiquephotoalbum #taylorvilleillinois #hehavens #havensgenealogy #deadfred
The gorgeous East Room at Haberdeventure, Thomas Stone's home in Charles County, Maryland. We finally paid a visit to the beloved homestead of my 5th great-grandfather and learned so much about him, the Founding Era, and engaging thematic interpretation (Thank you Ranger David!). On the wall is a portrait of Margaret Brown Stone, my 5th great-grandmother. She was the love of Thomas' life and after suffering a long illness that left her bedridden (historians are unsure as to what it was), she died in June 1787. Thomas was heartbroken and he stopped eating and taking care of himself. He died four months later. #nps #findyourpark #foundingfathers #18thcentury #amrev #genealogy #genealogistsofinstagram #historian #charlescounty #md #mdinfocus #thomasstone #margaretbrownstone #haberdeventure
Family photo with a deceased ancestor?? Once you spot her, you can't unsee her. There's something about her bony arms and bowed head that's both disturbing and sad. And this wasn't the only time she was spotted: "Family photo circa 1930, New Zealand. Will let you find ghost. My aunt saw her a few times while growing there in the '60s/'70s. Beside or at the end of her bed. She wore a fitted white bodice-style dress, with a dark brooch at her waist, dark hair up in a bun." – Njfurlong (hint-doorframe) #genealogy #familyphotos #genealogistsofinstagram #hiddenbyhistory #genealogists www.hiddenbyhistory.com
@llcoolj on Finding Your Roots is everything ❤️❤️❤️ #genealogy #familytree #adoption www.hiddenbyhistory.com #genealogistsofinstagram
Join us in congratulating our wonderful colleague, Delia Bourne, on her 40 years at @acpl_insta 👏🌳❤️ We are lucky to have you as part of The Genealogy Center team! . . . . . . . . . #thegenealogycenter #acpl #librariansofinstagram #genealogistsofinstagram #genealogylibrarians #thegenealogycenterlibrarians
A little off the usual topic.....but I wanted to share one of my other hobbies with you....genealogy! I really enjoy researching family history....mine....my friends...any family really....I love history and I love connecting myself and others to events and locations and people in the past.....it somehow makes it all more tangible. :) These handsome fellows are three of my Great-great uncles! Posing for a photo together in France during World War I. I love that they were stationed together....makes me wonder how they managed that....if they saw a lot of action....if being together made it more bearable....discovery often leads to more questions...but that is part of the excitement! #familytree #dna #genealogyaddict #genealogistsofinstagram #findyourroots #oldphotos #history #digforanswers #relatives #meninuniform