Friday, June 28, 2013

Follow Friday - Favorites for June 28, 2013

Favorites is my weekly list of favorite genealogy, history and random finds from across the Net.

The Army Reserve holds it's Best Warrior Competition this week (where I am!)
The modern history of swearing: where all the dirtiest swear words come from
Oklahoma City time capsule reveals pristine 100-year-old items
First World War: in search of his uncle's last resting place

Couple finds fully-stocked fallout shelter in back yard
Holocaust artifacts bear witness 
Honoring Our Ancestors is wishful for the days of Art Deco 
A great scrapbook page at Many Branches, One Tree
A comparison of online family tree programs at Genealogy's Star
The battle to determine the identity of WWI soldiers may be won with DNA
Great detective work for a Swedish ancestor at 2338 W. Washington Blvd.
Be a virtual passenger on Mayflower II
Vintage recipe cards inspire unlikely friendship

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Wanna ride?

Warren Kuhn, my dad, offering a seat in his new ride.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Follow Friday - Favorites for June 21, 2013

Favorites is my weekly list of favorite genealogy, history and random finds from across the Net.
A Civil War letter at Genealogy Sphere
New England Historic Genealogy Society makes me want to join for this

Some Hidden FamilySearch and FamilyTree Resources at Genealogy's Star

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A! Laurey and Curly from 1954
What a platoon leader wore on D-day
Six tips for mapping your family history
The Ten-minute genealogist at Climbing My Family Tree
American cowgirls of the 1940s
Photography archive of Life magazine
Where is Bottom Station, Kentucky? This great map will show you
DNA tests reveal Prince William's Indian ancestry
Married at four and still in love

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - White family get-together

The White family at a get-together in Ray County, Missouri. My great-great grandmother, Minnie Dudgeon White, is seated on the far right. My great-grandparents, Hazel McGuire and Clifton White stand behind her.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Father's Day in June 1951. My father is the young gent standing next to his grandfather, Audrey Burnett. His cousin Marcia is on the left and Aunt Carol standing behind.
Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful dads out there. Have a terrific day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Follow Friday - Favorites for June 14, 2013

Favorites is my weekly list of favorite genealogy, history and random finds from across the Net.
A good news story: Boston marathon bombing survivor meets the woman that held her hand
The National Archives brings America's founders to the Internet
Visiting the American Cemetery at Normandy
Beautiful wedding photos from 1916
Great ideas for displaying family heirlooms at Geneartistry
His life as a black Civil War living historian continued: Part III, Part IV
Fashion photographer focuses on real beauty
A great example of a poster printed at at My Hawley Family
The Family Recorder features Selfridges decorations from 1937
A Good Samaritan returns a stolen cremation urn
Genealogy Roadshow to air on PBS in the fall shares diaries, death, pins and provenance
The Legal Genealogist shares Copyright and the quilt
Confessions of an online genealogist by Bill West
Risqué WWII nose art

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Great grandparents

My great grandparents, Clifton and Hazel McGuire White. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Follow Friday - Favorites for June 7, 2013

Favorites is my weekly list of favorite genealogy, history and random finds from across the Net.
John at Filiopietism Prism reminisces about his first time
His life as a black Civil War Living Historian and part II
Jenny at Are My Roots Showing shares her electronic genealogy filing system
Poore Boys in Gray shares a method to translate pesky Civil War terms in to today's language
Read this and you'll be able to detect chemical weapons by smell, too.
Learn more about Flag Day at
Tips for finding free genealogy data from Family Tree Magazine
Check out the progress by the NARA to improve their digital access
A long ago war, a missing plane and an enduring mystery: part I, part II, part III
CNN's Summer in the Parks series highlights Grand Tetons National Park

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Little ladies

Florence and Mildred Burnett, circa 1922.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Happy Birthday to Little Dude!

This sweet little guy is six-years-old today. Happy, happy birthday Little Dude!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Military Monday - Dinna Forget

An embroidered post card from my World War I collection. It appears to have been sent to Kristie or Kirste Jensen.

"Will write you a letter later we are all well."
Ha.... Jensen
H.q. Co. 16th Inf.
A.E.F. France

(Any thoughts on the first names of either of these individuals?)