Just some info:

Please keep in mind that I have lots of time and money invested in this project. Many of the names are family members... some a few (not usually very far) generations down the line. Others are names in my husband's family, brothers-in-laws families and my sons-in-laws families and daughter-in-laws families. Some are related to others in my family tree but not directly to me. All information I have personally gathered. I did not use any information from the Mormon Church's many sites. I have researched everything. Most photos belong to me directly, except the ones that I have given credit too.

My family lines are (note: the * are in my family tree {I still have many to mark.}) Jones, Pugh, Knowles, Prothero, Painter, Owens, Nash, Albright, Watkins, Hall, Edgerton, Willoughby, Draper, Charinsky, Aikin, Moore, Meers, Morgan, DalValley (DalVallee), Monson, Klaman, Breeden, Dora, Russell, Williamson, Arnold, Chism, Siddell, Weindenburner, Gill, Ames, Wallis, Chantos, Keller, Davis, Wilcox, Cox, Pate, Gruber, Palmer, Sullivan, Douthit, West, Butler, Reese, Balsley, Smallcomb and the list goes on.

Some folks, on this blog, are friends or friends' parents. Others are individuals that are on the same page as one of my family.

I am willing to do research for others, however I do charge for extensive research and for the cost of research items. To check in some of our local cemetery records they do charge. Birth and Death records also cost. Before I do that search I will require a deposit in my paypal account. Please ask ahead if I will be charged to help you. Also all of the articles I have, I have paid to make copies of .

Give me a Shout-out About Family History

I am not only looking for and posting my own family history, but others that I have found.

Blank lines means the individual is still living at the time that I post the article. I try not to publish any names of living individuals. This is not always possible, as some folks may still be alive and I don't know them. Sorry if I have posted a name of someone you know for sure is still living. Contact me and I will make their name a blank line.
I have the complete obit if you are related and need more information. Please state how you are related in your email.

Have Genealogy you would like to share?

Contact me at genealogist53@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

These postcards

These postcards are turning in to a "goldmine" of information. I just learned tonight reading one of them before scanning it that my grandfather had lived in Toledo. Ohio about 1907. Very interesting. I wonder what he was doing in Toledo?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

William Rosser born 1878 in Wales.

I know I am usually the one posting information for individuals; however today I have a quest of my own. Here is the information I have and below it is an explanation. Thanks if you can help.
(Post a note at the bottom of the article. Thanks.)

William Rosser
England and Wales Census, 1901
birth:1878 —Ferndale, Glamorganshire
residence:31 Mar 1901 —Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales
census:31 Mar 1901 —Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales
record title:England and Wales Census, 1901
name:William Rosser
event date:31 Mar 1901
relationship to head of household:Son
birthplace:Ferndale, Glamorganshire
record type:Household
registration district:Merthyr Tydfil
ecclesiastical parish:St John
civil parish:Aberdare
county:Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Aberdare, Glamorganshire

I know this is my mother's uncle. His last name should be Owens, however he lived with his grandmother, Ameilia Jones Prothero Rosser and her husband. His birth date and place matches my grandmother's brother's information. I just need to find someone that may know something about him. He may have gone by the name Rosser, since they were raising him and grandma, her parents, brother Tom, and sister Emily had moved to America.

I would love to find out I had more cousins. My mother will be excited to know of more information about him and her great-grandparents.

How I wish I had a time machine....

Friday, June 17, 2011


I keep getting little bits of family history from my mother. I need to go read old newspapers of the area and then ask her about different things.
Old newspapers have so much more than today's. I read today's and there just isn't the same type of hometown news. It's usually about bad stuff. They old papers used to tell when people went to visit someone or when someone had come to visit them. It had about people building new homes or moving away.
Why don't we cover the local news like that any more? I know, because our paper here is owned by some big company, and they don't actually have any really coverage here. If you want something in the paper, you have to write it for them. Hummmmm maybe I will start a local paper ~ online only. Anyone want to subscribe to my HAPPY HOMETOWN NEWS? I need some reporters.

Went to the cemetery

I went to a local cemetery today. Tomorrow I plan a trip to the library to look up information on the individuals whose tombstones I took pictures of. I will post my information here that I find. I will also post information on find a grave if it is not already there.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Look what we found

My cousin Glenda brought by some postcards she found while going through her mother's things. Amazingly they were from family members. My mother and I read them together. Some of them actually gave a little more information for me to use on my searches... addresses, names... a little history with time frames.
I can't wait to start using this information. First though I have to work on gathering my questions for my trip.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jones~ Leverenz Rites Read at St. James*

Danville Commercial News Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1950
*Jones~Leverenz Rites Read at St. Jones
Frances Z. (Delvalle) Leverenz and Glenn H. Jones were united in marriage over the holiday weekend in the chapel of St. James Methodist Church. The Rev. Harold J. Guenther associate pastor, read the double ring rites.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Delvalle, Terre Haute, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jones, 27 S. Collett.
Given in marriage by her father the bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Harry Goings. George Scott was best man. Miss Grace Garrett provided the background of organ music.
A reception for approximately 50 followed at the home of the bride, 1602 N. Gilbert. Upon completing a honeymoon trip to Dayton, Ohio, and Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Jones will make their home at 1602 N. Gilbert. Jones is a pharmaceutical salesman for the Westfield Pharmacal Company, Dayton.
The bridal couple was honored prior to their marriage at a dinner given by his sister, Mrs. Jack Knowles, 1510 N. Franklin. Mrs. James Perona, 208 W. Dodge, was hostess at a bridal shower for Mrs. Jones. She was assisted by Mrs. Richard Slusarek and Mrs. Virgil McAnelly.