Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Thanksgiving - Genealogy Edition

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  Think about the answers to these questions about your thankfulness for genealogy:

a.  Which ancestor are you most thankful for, and why?

b.  Which author (book, periodical, website, etc.) are you most thankful for, and why?

c.  Which historical record set (paper or website) are you most thankful for, and why?

2)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own; in a comment to this blog post; or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link in Comments to your own blog post or Facebook post.

Here's mine:

a.  The ancestor that I'm most thankful is my great-grandmother, Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944) because she saved all of the Smith and Carringer papers and photographs for several generations, including her own scrapbook with wonderful playbills, articles, calling cards, etc.  My grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer, and my mother, Betty (Carringer) Seaver, kept them also, but Della is the one who created many of them and kept them through her travels across the country from Wisconsin to San Diego.

b.  The author that I'm most thankful for is Elizabeth Shown Mills, who has written and edited "Bibles" and periodicals of the genealogy industry, makes wonderful presentations, and  encourages and educates many researchers through email and social media.

c.  The historical record set that I am most thankful for is the Revolutionary War Pension Files (National Archives files, images on and because they provide significant detail about several ancestral families and the soldier's service; many of the facts would not be known without these files. 


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Teresa said...

Hi Randy - here's a link to my post :)

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here is my post. That was fun and easy to do!

Janice M. Sellers said...

Lisa's right: This was fun and easy to do!

Lacie Madison said...

Here is my post. Happy Holidays!
My post

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is my post. Randy and readers - I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving 2019.