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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
If your family lived in Texas, you should be continually looking for them at the The Portal to Texas History. The Portal to Texas History is a fabulous FREE website created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries. Enjoy the searchable newspaper collections published in large cities and small towns. You will find yearbooks, photographs, maps, personal and community records, bank notes, city directories, county histories, and much, much more. New information is continually added.
There is a lot about my grandparents in the small town newspapers. I found my father's sisters and brother in high school and college year books. And, even a photo of my father when he was stationed aboard the U.S. Adams and heading for Shanghai in 1946.
So, if your family lived in Texas . . .
don't hesitate to check out the Portal to Texas History!!
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
Monday, June 20, 2016
|Baseball Team - 1930-31 Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana|
Marguerite Cook Clark saved so many interesting photos and I imagine she went to school with many of these ball players. Is this the high school team? It is dated 1930 to 1931. The photo below of the football players may be about the same time period. Notice the coach is the same person and some of the players appear to be in both photos.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014 and September 14, 2014. Used with permission.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
|Happy Father's Day to my husband - pictured|
with his father William Joseph Quinn 1930-2005
|My father, Whit Criswell Bryan |
1920 - 2001
|Happy Father's Day to my brother, Rick.|
|Happy Father's Day to my nephew, Nick.|
|My grandfather, Claude Louis Davis|
|My Grandfather, Redic Eli Bryan|
1870 - 1929
|My great-grandfather, Charles Allen Giddens|
|My great-grandfather, Phillip A. Hairston|
|My great-grandfather, Terrell Bryan|
|My great-great-grandfather, Reddick Bryan|
|My great-great grandfather, William Moore Criswell|
Friday, June 17, 2016
|Camp Beauregard, Pineville, Louisiana - WWI|
Thank you to the Frye Family for allowing me to post this photo. To see more about Charles J. Frye, check my post at this link.
"Camp Beauregard, near Alexandria Louisiana in World War II." Web. 15 Jun. 2016. <http://www.alexandria-louisiana.com/camp-beauregard-louisiana.htm>.
Camp Beauregard photo courtesy of the Frye Family
Saturday, June 11, 2016
|My Genealogy Pinterest Board|
I am very interested in cluster methodology - researching friends, neighbors, and acquaintances of ancestors to find more family information. Karen Mauer Jones' Cluster Methodology: A Case Study in Upstate New York is a perfect example for me to follow as I research my southern Hairston family.
|A Woodmen Circle in Seymour, Texas|
I've seen pros and cons of the conference by other bloggers. I have only positive things to say. If I could make a change, it would only be to shorten the trip from Virginia to California.
Thank you to all of those volunteer organizers who made this such a wonderful learning experience!
BTW - Don't want to make the trip? For just $35 a year, you can join the Southern California Genealogy Society, see many archived conference sessions and other webinars, AND have free 24/7 access to World Vital Records and My Heritage (Library Edition).
Draw On Maps and Make Them Easily.. Web. 11 Jun. 2016. <http://www.scribblemaps.com/>.
Sweet Clip Art - Cute Free Clip Art and Coloring Pages. Web. 11 Jun. 2016. <http://sweetclipart.com/>.