Sunday, December 13, 2009

I have a Blog Award!

I need to thank Judy at Tennesse Memories for giving me this wonderful award. I am thankful and honored by this.

Now it's my turn to pick seven bloggers to pass this on to and to list seven things about myself.

Seven things about me:

1. I've just recently found a long lost cousin through Facebook that I have not seen for at least 30 or so years and I'm so happy to have her in our family again even though she is several states away. It is amazing what Facebook had done for getting families together.

2. I play World of Warcraft to escape everyday life stress. It's nice to go to a make believe land for a few hours. :)

3. I love Photography, even though I am an amatuer at it, it is fun! I love to Photoshop pictures I take.

4. I hate Scrapbooking! But I may have to take it up since I have an ever mounting stack of pictures. Thank goodness for digital cameras! and scanners! I do not necessarily have to print them all out. Maybe digital Scrapbooking is more my speed.

5. There are times when I think I'm boring! LOL

6. I love sushi!

7. I love fruitcake!

My 7 Blog picks: (this was hard, there are way to many to chose from!)

1. What the Paper Won't Print (my wonderful Uncle Jim!)

2. Elyse's Genealogy Blog (she remindes me of me when I was her age as a young genealogist.)

3. Life's Journey

4. Talking Roots

5. Amy's Genealogy, etc. Blog

6. The Professional Descendant

7. Before My Time

That is my list, but it is not in the least a complete one but one's I wanted to give an award to.
See ya 'round the bend!

Scrap Paper Sunday for 12/13/09

I just love this piece of Scrap Paper! The shopping list is awesome!

Emma LeValley and Christopher Carnes are my maternal Grandmother's (maternal) grandparents.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Successful Research

Well, I was definately successful in my research! I even did the research and found the information the very same day I posted last, just didn't take the time to update til now. I was too excited and had to share with my Aunt Tanya. But here I am to relate what I found.

My father has an Aunt Marguerite Blair who died young. I've been told she never married and there was not much information regarding her. I could never find a Marguerite listed in the census records with the family, the only name that could have possibly been her would have been Sarah M. listed in the Census for 1920 as 6 years old and being born approximately 1914. I checked the 1920 census and it had been taken Jan. 1920, so Sarah would have turned 7 a month later. I believe she is the eldest of the 9 children. Her parents Robert and Bessie (Fowler) Blair were married May 25th 1912 and she was born almost nine months to the day later on February 27th 1913.
I had checked Ohio for death records to no avail. On a hunch I decided to check the Kentucky death records at To my surprise there was a Marguerite Blair Herrington listed as death date of Oct. 4 1932, parents were listed as Robert and Bessie Blair and married to a Frank Herrington! I was so excited I couldn't believe what I had found. All this time we thought she never married. I made a copy and sent it off to my Aunt Tanya. She was excited and could not believe the fact that she was married also. Which makes me wonder now if the siblings were told this or if they were just to young to remember. I also wonder now about the marriage and if there were any children of the marriage. Somehow I think not, but it is a matter that will have to be researched. I need a marriage license now. So off to do some more research regarding Sarah Marguerite Blair Herrington!
See ya 'round the bend! :)