SEATTLE — When Wilson McLaurin learned earlier this year that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he started settling his affairs. As an adventurer who’d accumulated few possessions in his lifetime, he had only one true concern: What would become of his 3-year-old daughter? Mariah, born when McLaurin was 64 and still struggling with alcoholism, had primarily… [Read more…]
I’ve written about this before, but I want to show you another example of my ancestor’s homes using family photos and documenting them with Google maps. This time it’s for my Emil John Moline family when they lived in St Paul, MN and will show you what the house looks like now. It’s changed a bit, but I think it’s because they closed in the front porch and made a smaller entrance door. The Google map photo is only two years old. When my Moline family lived there it was during the years 1895 to possibly around 1905.
Isn’t it fun to find old buildings and know that your family lived there? Imagine Signe b. 1889, Elvin b. 1893 (my grandfather) and Gunnar Moline b.1894 being born in, or brought home to this house as newborns. It boggles the mind.
Here are some other articles I’ve written about the Moline family:
When you start accumulating a substantial sum of information for your family tree, it eventually follows that you’re going to want to share that information with your family. For the most part, I can be organized and inspired, but I think my problem was that I had no good ideas on where to start and what to talk, or write, about. I knew I needed some sort of formula to keep me on track. A few days ago I found just the book I was looking for to help guide me through my memories of the past.
One thing I will say is that I intend on making a dedicated folder for these memories so that I can keep them in some sort of order. I’m not sure if I will need to make sub-folders or not. It might be a good idea, but I need some input.
I’d like to thank Lorine McGinnis Schulze for creating her book Writing Your Memoirs for Descendants and making it available in Kindle format as well as book form. I do believe this will be a timeless book that can be used generation after generation.