Thursday, November 15, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday ~ My Baby Book

My last trip home I brought my baby book back with me.  It has sat in my cedar chest for years which is still sitting in mom's basement.

It's one of the things that I used to look at over and over again.

The book itself was published by C. R. Gibson & Company. They have been around for 142 years now.

I just love the illustrations. I was only able to find out who the illustrator was from a picture on Ebay. It seems that her name was covered in my book by a cute little birth announcement.

Her name is Gini Dobson. I haven't been able to find out anything about her, but I just love her work.

And ya got to love this little birth announcement.

That's some pretty big feet for a 3 year old.

And here is the proof that I "always swung one leg over the arm rest".

My first Thanksgiving.

Leslie Ann

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Pugmire Photo FGS

Family Group Sheet for Jonathan Pugmire, Jr & Caroline Nelson

Family Group Sheet for Anders & Inger Nilsson

Leslie Ann

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's My Blogiversary!

Wow! This blog is three years old already.  Where does the time go?

A little over three years ago I couldn't even tell you what a blog was. It was when I watched the movie Julie and Juliathat I learned about blogging. It looked kind of fun, but I had no idea what I would blog about.

Then I asked myself, "Self, do you think there any genealogy blogs out there?" Well you know I found my answer.

Since I have been blogging about genealogy I've connected with seven distant cousins who have shared photos, documents, and histories. Some one even contacted me to let me know about a family tree error. I got to looking at my records and noticed that particular error was corrected on paper about 25 years ago, but never made it to the computer! So yeah for genealogy blogging!

Now if I could just get everyone who is searching for my ancestors that lands on my blog to leave a comment or send me an email.  That would be awesome!

Just today I noticed that someone from Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire searched for my great-grandfather Thomas Joynes Smedley and landed here. I sure would like to talk to them!

Here's to finding more cousins through blogging! 

Leslie Ann

Monday, November 5, 2012

Amanuensis Monday ` 1910 Postcard to Mr. Wm C Piggott

This morbid looking postcard was among the ephemera of grandma Hazel's that mom kept.  I scanned it with my magic wand. As you can tell I didn't do a very good job.

It was sent to my great-grandfather William Cannon Piggott five days after he married grandma Hazel. The sender's name was Ella Hall.  I haven't been able to find anything about this person.  I can't connect her to the family so she must have been a friend, or even old girlfriend, of grandpa Bill's cause it is only addressed to him.

It was postmarked from Afton, Wyoming, Oct 10, 1910

Addressed to Mr. Wm C. Piggott
Pegram Bloomington, Idaho

Wish you much
First a girl then
   a (boy).
     Ella Hall

Amanuensis Monday is an ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.

Leslie Ann

Friday, November 2, 2012

Family History and Scrapbooking Go Together

Well it's that time of year again. I have been busy making the family calendars for Christmas. I try to sneak a little bit of family history or genealogy into them.  I wanted to share the cover I made with you.

I used Our Family Tree Layered Quick Click Template to make this page. It was created by Robyn Gough. You can find it at Digital Scrapbook Place for $1.99.

I usually use Mymemories Suite to make my pages, but this template was .psd format so I used Photoshop Elements. If you don't have Elements, you can download a free trial here.

Scrapbooking can be an awesome way to display your family history. I have spent most of the morning downloading free digital scrapbooking stuff because it is National Digital Scrapbooking Day!

These freebies are only good through this weekend so you better go get them while the gettin' is good!

Leslie Ann


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