Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wow! What great information! I now had her address and what funeral home handled her arrangements. I immediately contacted Gaffney Funeral Home and asked them if they had any information on her. They emailed me back a copy of her funeral record just the other day with a wealth of information. It shows her and Macario are separated at this time, the date of her funeral, cause of death, her religious affiliation, her internment and much more! The full record is below, just click on it to see it full sized.
A friend checked with the cemetery (New Tacoma) and they say they have no record of Ruby so the mystery continues. Stay tuned for part two where I find out some more information on Ruby!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
This is a great little gadget that pulls photos from Flickr with the genealogy tag and posts them randomly when you refresh the page. For those who may not know, Flickr is a photo sharing site where you can upload up to 100 MB of photos per month for free. You can upgrade to a Pro account with unlimited features for $24.95 per year. It's a great way to share your photos and other genealogy files with other researchers as well as search for ancestors. To conduct a search just simply type the surname, genealogy. For example a search of Coleman, genealogy brings up these results. Of course you could narrow the search further by searching Surname, Genealogy, Place, Year, etc.
When uploading your family pictures and records to Flickr make sure to add as many tags as possible in the tag box. For example if you are uploading a picture of Grandpa Joe Smith from Bangor, ME tag it as Joe, Smith, Maine, Bangor, Penobscot County, etc. If you find a "cousin" you'll want to make sure to contact them using Flickr's messaging system and maybe even add them as a friend. Once you sign up feel free to add me as a friend, my user name there is Family Reflections and you can view my genealogy photostream (Flickr's name for the page where your photos are listed) here. Happy Root Digging!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
With the help of all my new friends in Second Life I was able to locate the death record for my elusive Great-Grandmother Ruby Adams (Bernardo). With that information I was able to locate an obituary in a Tacoma, WA newspaper and I'm waiting for a response from the librarians on a copy!
If you join Second Life (it's FREE BTW) feel free to send me a friend request to NAMASTE DEEZUL. I will be on this evening for some chat.
That's me in a green Just Genealogy t-shirt in front of the Live Roots gazebo.