September 22, 2017

Breedlove Photo Found In Paradise California

One of the many benefits of having your family tree on Ancestry is that people can find your tree and see your photos to determine whether or not the photo they found might be someone from your family line. That is exactly what happened to me this week.

I received a message on Ancestry from a lady named Karen who had found a photo of who she thought was Burl and Maude Uttley, but Maude’s parents John and Elizabeth (Wright) Breedlove! I suspect that someone didn’t know the family value of the photo and so it ended up in an antique store in Paradise, California. Not so surprising though, since Maude Uttley died in Fortuna, Humboldt, California in December of 1966.

John Breedlove died in 1908 in Missouri, and his wife Elizabeth died three years later in 1911, same location. In looking at my family tree it looks like only Maude and her younger brother Russell Coke Breedlove moved to California. The rest of the siblings stayed in the Missouri-Arkansas area.

And so, the hunt for more Breedlove family documentation begins again!

GenealogyInTime Magazine Releases Top 100 #Genealogy Websites List

Top 100 Most Popular #Genealogy Websites

Congratulations to to the 100 genealogy sites on this list!

Some of the members are even online acquaintances of mine.  A nod of recognition goes to Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings; to Linkpendium and Geneabloggers (Brian and Karen Leverich, et al, and Thomas MacEntee respectively).  You’ll see links to those last two in my sidebar here  on iPentimento.  Every single one of these sites work very hard to make sure you can quickly find the genealogical information you want and need.

 

Lillian Vera Epstein Moline 1904 – 1975

This is a testament to “always go back and look again” for family records.  From the WA Digital Archives long ago I had found the Social Security Death Index for my mom’s step-mother Lillian Vera Epstein Moline.

Just on a whim, I looked at Ancestry.com again this last week and found her birth information which also included her parent’s names and ages. Additionally, I found where her parents were born (Russia).  Going by that new information, I’m now looking at the MN 1905 special census, the 1910 Federal Census as well as the 1920 census.

I’m pretty sure that Grandma “Eppie” also had a brother, but at this point I can’t remember his name. I think we do have some pictures of him though, so maybe I’ll have to dig them out and check them for names.

As you can see from the Ancestry.com record Eppie was born in Minneapolis, MN; she was a registered nurse in the State of Washington and worked for many years at Swedish hospital.  Grandma died in 1975 in Everett, WA which was also the home of her oldest step-daughter Eleanor Jeane Moline Davis.

Additional Moline article:

[intlink id=”2121″ type=”post”]Moline Family Home – Seattle 1942 and 1986[/intlink]

Ancestry Throws A 15 Day Genealogy Feast Starting October 1

Ancestry.com 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Ready, Set, Search! 

Ancestry is celebrating 15 years of genealogy goodness with their 15 days of free access to selected databases on their site.  For my readers who’ve been waiting for a chance like this, it’s finally arrived!

Win Daily Prizes with Ancestry.com 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Beginning October1, 2011 and running through October 15th at midnight.

 Each day of the 15 days you’ll check the site to see which database is available, as well as what prize is being awarded that day.  (The first database is the Social Security Death Index; the first day prize is a 1 year Ancestry.com World Explorer Membership).

Fifteen Years:  The People Behind Ancestry’s Success

I’m looking forward to seeing all of the faces and stories of those who’ve helped to make Ancestry.com a success. First up? Lou Szucs who has been an employee since 1996.  Thank you Lou!

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