Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another Liebster Award

Thanks to William over at Among My Branches I am the proud owner of another Liebster Blog Award.

As mentioned in my other Liebster post, the rules keep changing. I'm not going to pass this one around, but I do want to answer the questions that William came up with.

  1. How long have you been researching your family history?  I have been doing genealogy and family history research since I was in high school, so that's a little over 30 years.
  2. What made you begin researching your family history?  I used to spend hours looking through my grandmother's genealogy books. I have always loved learning about my ancestors.
  3. Was there an ancestor or relative in your family that was also interested in family history or preserved important documents and records?  My paternal grandmother, two great-grandmothers, two great aunts, and an aunt are the only ones I know of besides me.
  4. Have you uncovered any connections to famous people?  Yes. I am related to Lizzy Borden through several different lines.
  5. What is the furthest generation back that you have a photograph for that ancestor–i.e., 1st, 2nd, 3rd great grandparent, etc?  I have photos of 3 4th great-grandparents.
  6. Do you have any family recipes that have been handed down through the generations?  Not really. But I do have a church cookbook with several recipes that my grandmother and one of my aunts submitted.
  7. What was the country of origins for your grandparents?  All four of my grandparents were born in Bear Lake County, Idaho.
  8. Name a fun fact from your paternal grandfather’s ancestry?  My great-grandfather Thomas Joynes Smedley invented an IMPROVED MACHINE FOR MAKING DRAIN-TILES. 
  9. Name a fun fact from your paternal grandmother’s ancestry?  Grandma used to always tell us that her grandfather Price would say about her grandmother,"You could walk the streets of London all day and never find a more beautiful woman."
  10. Name a fun fact from your maternal grandfather’s ancestry?  My 3rd great-grandmother made  beer to serve to the farm hands in summer time.
  11. Name a fun fact from your maternal grandmother’s ancestry?  When my 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Barker had no farm work to do, he could make many kinds of baskets and different kinds of matting and bases that people use in church pews to kneel on when worshiping their Lord on Sundays.
Thanks William for these questions. I had fun answering them.

Leslie Ann

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