Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
- United States - 637 visits
- United Kingdom - 28 visits
- Canada - 19 visits
- Israel - 16 visits
- Australia, Ireland, and India - all tied at 5 visits
- Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, France, and not set - all tied with 3 visits
- Spain and Hungary - both tied at 2 visits
- (and through 10.) Peru, Philippines, Brazil, Russia, Italy, Finland, and Estonia - all tied at 1 visit
The top ten U. S. states, in number of visits are:
- Michigan - 140 visits
- California - 59 visits
- Texas - 58 visits
- Not set - 51 visits
- Illinois - 33 visits
- Ohio and New York - both tied at 24 visits
- Washington - 21 visits
- Virginia - 20 visits
- Massachusetts - 19 visits
- Utah - 18 visits
The top ten cities in Michigan, in number of visits are:
- Whitmore Lake - 99 visits
- Oak Park - 10 visits
- Grand Rapids - 5 visits
- Southfield - 4 visits
- East Lansing and Utica - both tied at 3 visits
- Berkley - 2 visits
- (and through 10.) Morley, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Livonia, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Clinton township, Clawson, Ferndale, Muskegon, Franklin, Sterling Heights, Grand Ledge, and Jackson - all tied at 1 visit
The top ten most read articles for this month were:
- 9th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - 46 views
- Genealogy and History Thoughts Column 14 - 38 views
- Tombstone Maker Website - 27 views
- FamilySearch Lab Adds More Databases to Record Search - 26 views
- Somewhat Of A Home - 24 views
- What on Earth? This Is A Stupid Lawsuit ... - 23 views
- Google Analytics' Statistics: Results For June 2008 - 20 views
- Another Twist To The Postmortem Photo ... - 17 views
- Update On That Lake Ontario Shipwreck ... - 16 views
- No! Ancestry's New Search Is Worse ... and Ages and Ancestors ... - both tied at 15 views
Well, that is it for this past month's results. To my readers, thank you for reading my blog!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
- Michigan - 2 votes
- United States - 2 votes
- Europe - 0 votes
- Non-western countries - 1 vote
Well, it looks like I will be doing a history post on Michigan sometime in the future. I don't know when I'll post this history article, but I will post it sometime. To those who voted, thank you for voting.
Most of the time that my family has had a picnic has been due to either being part of a group or club event, part of a family trip, or part of a visit to a beach. At these picnics, we primarily ate hot dogs, chips and maybe potato salad. Sometimes, we had sandwiches instead of hot dogs. It just depended upon the situation. We mainly brought along food that could be kept in a cooler or could be made easily. In addition the food, we usually brought along cans of pop and bottles of water. Of course, one cannot forget to bring plates and utensils, and we primarily brought paper products along so that we could easily throw this stuff away. The stuff we brought was fairly simple as the simple stuff was easiest to bring along, and did not take very much time to prep or cook the food, if that was needed at all.
Many of my memories of family picnics mainly consist of stopping off somewhere to have lunch (instead of going to a restaurant) while we were on a family vacation. In that situation, we were most likely to eat sandwiches as that was the easiest to bring along on a car trip. As you can see, our family picnics were pretty simple and basic.
I think I have three military history books that I have not read yet that will work just fine for this reading challenge. Oh, and by the way, I am still reading my fifth book for the summer reading challenge.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Well, when I got a chance to look at the microfilm, I realized that I had the wrong years. It turns out, I had accidentally written the number for the film below the film I wanted. Although that might seem disappointing, I did find someone from that family in the death records. So, it wasn't a total loss. Of course, I did print out the death record, and as soon as I can transcribe and translate the record, I'll post about my findings.
Now I am just waiting for the last microfilm I ordered to come. I'm hoping it comes in soon. Stay tuned ...
Monday, July 28, 2008
- 1884 Michigan State census - I've looked for other Oswalt family members in this census, but I have not done so for Harvey. My first guess as to which county to look at is St. Joseph County.
- 1894 Michigan State census - I still have not checked this census for any of my Oswalt family.
- Other state censuses - I might need to the state censuses for Illinois, and see if any censuses for the 1880s and 1890s exist. Why? Adam and his son, Henry, lived in Rockford, Illinois sometime between the late 1880s and 1890s. (Henry continued to live there until 1910.) Could Harvey have moved out there with them?
- Probate packet - I still have not had a chance to obtain Harvey's probate packet in the St. Joseph County, Michigan's probate office. All I know is that the reason for the packer is given as missing. (I hope to be able to get a copy of the packer sometime in the future.)
- Other records - I'm not sure what other records I should check. The only record source that I can think of is court minutes for St. Joseph County, Michigan. I'm at a loss as to obtain or find the court minutes. Does anyone know how to obtain court minutes? Other than that, I have no idea as to what records I should look at.
Which record should I look through first? Any suggestions or advice is welcome. Thanks.