June 24, 2013
I am not sure how I feel about this:
On Thursday, I am going to Arlington National Cemetery for the burial of my uncle, Americus Lamberti (1917 – 2012). We knew he was going to be buried there, just not when. We have been in contact with Arlington and the funeral home. On Saturday, we received a call from the funeral home and checked the Arlington National Cemetery website to get the information that we knew would be posted there.
I decided to go to my uncles file in my genealogy database program and there was a shaky leaf. Now I know I haven’t followed all of them, and hadn’t looked at Uncle Max’s profile for a while. The first HINT, from Ancestry, was to their index to Find-A-Grave.
It looks like the funeral home created the memorial in Find-A-Grave 2 days after my uncle died.
Find-A-Grave Memorial #10230107
Since I have been to the twin’s plot, took pictures, I checked to see if I have posted the pictures on Find-A-Grave. I had not. Took care of one of the twins and I realized that the second twin was not listed. Took care of that, with a picture. Will post a picture of Uncle Max after the service on Thursday.
I have seen conversations, in blogs and online, about how quickly information is posted on Find-A-Grave. I now “get it” and what that means. His obituary was online, on Find-A-Grave 2 days after he died, a memorial was created on Find-A-Grave, but he won’t be buried for 4 more days. Also, it was picked up by Ancestry.com and I had a shaky leaf.
Now if some of our other ancestors would show up that fast.
July 14, 2012
Wishing my parents a Happy 73rd Wedding Anniversary today, as they were married July 15, 1939.
Henry Russell Worthington Jr (1916-2006)
Louise Strode Worthington (1916-2010)
Married July 15, 1939
A family photo taken on their 60th Anniversary.
July 15, 1939
Miss you lots!
April 25, 2012
There have been a number of Walnut Street houses, at least the South Walnut street area, but we’ll move north about 10 blocks. This next house was the largest of the group so far. Marshall Darlington Strode was my 1st cousin, twice removed.
Three ‘surnames’ in one name, is of interest, certainly the Darlington / Strode connection, but Marshall as a given name is also through out my tree. “Just down the road a piece” is Marshallton. Wonder if there is a connection there?
At this point, this household was at this address in the 1940 Census, but the family was there in 1935 according to the 1940 Census information.
All four members of the household had college education.
Could not get a ‘tree less’ or fewer trees to see the beauty of this house.
April 24, 2012
This is my Great Grandfather. This property, 423 West Union Street, has been in the 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and referred to as living at this address in 1935.
Only two folk are listed in the 1940 Census, but look back a couple of Census years. (1910)
My grandfather is on the 4th line
April 23, 2012
Having hear of the agreement between the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Ancestry.com, I was wondering IF or when I might find something of interest to me.
Was cleaning up my mother’s record in my file, adding Photos of the houses that I had taken on Friday, I noticed a shaky leaf, in fact 4 hints to look at. A record from the U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection [database on-line] Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2011. That was cool, had that. But I was totally taken aback with the next hit.
This is the entry, on the page, from the Church Registry, of my mother’s Baptism.
The very interesting thing here, is that on Friday, past, I took this photo:
I know that Font, both my brother, father and I were Baptized at this same font in 1949. I just happened to take this picture and to find this Church Record is awesome.