This photo is from a box of photos that my Mom received in the mail from her brother. Most of the photos are of unidentified relatives. These photos would be my Mom's parents photos. Since a lot of them have Finnish on the back, I would assume her father's side. Her father was Fridjof Jaakko Waldemar Makie. His parents Jaakko Makie and Carolina Waara (Honkawaara). For more information on my Finnish Roots, please see my post on June 18, 2011.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, November 29, 2012
On Friday, January 21, 1921 in the newspaper, "Island County Times" from Coupeville, Washington the heading read "Aged Greenbank Resident Disappears". This aged resident was my great grandfather, Francis Paterson. He disappeared the day before Christmas. According to the article there were searches and inquiries but no clues as to his whereabouts. As he was living on an island there were not many ways to leave. If he did leave, no one seen him go. Some feared that he wandered off into the darkness and perished. But after many times combing through the area, no evidence was found. Francis Paterson's disappearance is still a mystery.
|One of the last photos of Francis Paterson|
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
There was an old man from Scotland,
Who passed on the name Cumberland.
With preservation in mind,
He thought he was being kind.
And found the whole scheme to be grand.
There was a young man of England,
Who lost all of his money at hand.
To start all over,
He wished on a clover.
And sailed away to a new land.
There was a young woman with a book,
For ancestors of the past she looked.
For an old mystery,
Based on family history.
And found old great granddad was a crook.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I use RootsMagic 5 as my Genelaogy Management Program. I have 10,018 surnames in my husband's and my tree. My Surname Statistics List is 32 pages long. Of those pages about 20 pages list surnames that occur only once. The most common surnames in our combined tree are:
Most of these surnames are from Robert's tree, which are marked blue, my surnames are marked red, and we both have some surnames that appear in both our trees, marked in green.
Friday, March 9, 2012
At 12 Commonside Street, Airdrie, Scotland in the home of William Danskine, the grocer, and Agnes Findlay a baby girl was born. On March 12th, 1858 at 7:00 pm, my great grandmother, Elizabeth Danskine was born. Her father, William Danskine was present and registered the birth in Airdrie on March 26, 1858 with the registrar.