Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

On this glorious Easter morning, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. Please enjoy these two special videos.




Hymn No. 136
I Know That My Redeemer Lives


1. I know that my Redeemer lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
He lives, my ever-living Head.
He lives to bless me with his love.
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed.
He lives to bless in time of need.

2. He lives to grant me rich supply.
He lives to guide me with his eye.
He lives to comfort me when faint.
He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
He lives to silence all my fears.
He lives to wipe away my tears.
He lives to calm my troubled heart.
He lives all blessings to impart.

3. He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while he lives, I'll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.

4. He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"
He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"

Text: Samuel Medley, 1738-1799. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.

Music: Lewis D. Edwards, 1858-1921

Happy Easter!


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Follow Friday–Fab Finds for March 29, 2013

Four Shooting Stars from Microsoft Office Images

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. What is a "GeneaBlogger" ? by Dear Myrtle
  2. Sepia Saturday: A Family That Tours Battlefields Together ... by Jollett Etc.
  3. Unexpected Lessons from Tom Jones - Part 1 AND Unexpected Lessons from Tom Jones - Part 2 by Adventures in Genealogy Education
  4. The missing grandfather by The Legal Genealogist
  5. Day 23: Fearless Females: Timeline by Past-Present-Future
  6. Can't we all get along? by Joseph B. Everett
  7. Gen-Tech Tip: How Can I Help the NGS? by 4 Your Family Story
  8. Genealogy Records for "Hearing" Your Revolutionary War Ancestors' Voices by Genealogy Insider
  9. Is Your Genealogy Future Proofed? by Thomas MacEntee for Archives.com
  10. Finding the Will for Will Was Great, But Frozen to Death, Not So! by Life From The Roots
  11. Did your Civil War ancestor become a prisoner of war? by Poore Boys In Gray
  12. Turn Family Lines into Story Lines! by The Armchair Genealogist
  13. Archives.com Publishes Millions of Lutheran Church Records by Archives.com Blog
  14. 13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories - Book Blog Tour Begins Today by Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories
  15. Where Are My Ancestors Buried? Researching Cemeteries in Old Newspapers by Gena Philibert-Ortega for GenealogyBank Blog
  16. Luck of the Irish Uncovers the Truth by GeneaJourneys
  17. I backed some winners by Geniaus

RootsTech 2013

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has compiled a wonderful listing of blog posts about RootsTech 2013.  Make sure to visit his blog and read the great blog posts listed there.

In preparation for my Fab Finds post this week, I've been compiling a RootsTech 2013 list as well.  I compared my  list of RootsTech-related posts and found a few that were not included in Randy's list (at the time I wrote this post).
  1. Family Stories Getting Our Family to Engage by Genemeet
  2. Inspirational Genealogy Quote of the Week: Kim Weitkamp by Past-Present-Future
  3. Imagine: A New Kind of Family History by Origin Hunters
  4. Ancestry.com at Rootstech 2013 by Ancestral Breezes
  5. My #RootsTech 2013 Recap by GenBlog
  6. Rootstech 2013 Live Streaming Classes Part 1 AND RootsTech 2013 Live Streaming Classes Part 2 by Gopher Genealogy

New Blog Discoveries

In Case You Missed It….My Contribution to the Genealogy Blogosphere This Week

Thanks for reading!


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I've Changed My Mind

To copyright (watermark) an ancestor photo or not…that is the question.


Cynthia Maria Waterman Webster
Cynthia Maria Waterman Webster

Yesterday morning while I was making breakfast, I had a thought.  What if, many, many years from now, a future descendant of mine comes across my blog and wants to download the many ancestor photos I've shared here.  Would that descendant be frustrated and disappointed that there was a copyright across the bottom of that treasured photo?  Putting myself in their place, I'm sure I would be disappointed.  Yes, I'd be thrilled to see the face of an ancestor, but at the same time, I would be annoyed about that copyright statement.

So, I've changed my mind about adding a copyright statement to my ancestors' photos that I share on my blog.  This is a difficult decision because at the same time, I don't want unscrupulous people or companies coming along and stealing the precious photos of my ancestors and displaying them somewhere without my permission.  But, in the spirit of collaboration and because of my desire to share these ancestor photos with my future descendants, and any present family members for that matter, I've decided to do away with placing a copyright statement on my ancestor photos.  I will, however, be embedding metadata within these photos.



Cynthia Maria Waterman Webster
Cynthia Maria Waterman Webster

Does this decision mean I'm done with copyright statements all together?  No.  I will likely still use them for any photographs I create and then subsequently use on my blog or on any other photos I think need a copyright statement.  So, my previous post about how to watermark a photo using Windows Live Writer is still useful and relevant.

During the webinar,
Metadata is Your Friend, with Denise Barrett Olson and Thomas MacEntee, dated February 13, 2013, Thomas said the following regarding the photos of his ancestors,
"I don’t own these images, I’m a steward for these images. I’m a caretaker for these images."
That really struck me and caused me to think about this issue.  But I hadn't actually changed my mind about this until yesterday, after I thought about the possibility of my future descendants discovering my blog and then wanting to download our shared ancestors' photos.

This is a personal decision that every blogger must make for themselves.  But, for me, I think I've made the right decision about this issue.  After all, I'm only the keeper of my ancestors' photos, not the owner.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading.



© 2013 Copyright by Jana last

Friday, March 22, 2013

Follow Friday–Fab Finds for March 22, 2013

Four Shooting Stars from Microsoft Office Images

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order)
  1. Women's History Month 2013: Woman and the Civil War by Gena's Genealogy
  2. Mr. and Mrs. Vose discuss the Siege of Boston, Part 1 by Pam Pacelli Cooper for Revolutionary Voices Blog
  3. Civil War Surgeons Database & Indiana Surgeons Database AND Missouri Land Patent Database | Records NOT Found on the BLM Website by Genealogy Decoded
  4. Mappy Monday - Connections to Downton Abbey by My Maine Ancestry
  5. Decorating with Family History Memorabilia by Your Story Coach
  6. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE IT ALL (CENSUS RECORDS)? by Are My Roots Showing?
  7. What’s the Difference Between Holland and the Netherlands? by Michael J. Leclerc for Mocavo Genealogy Blog
  8. 16 Top Web Sites for Researching Irish Ancestors by By Kimberly Powell for About.com Guide
  9. Facing the Battle of Life by A Family Tapestry
  10. Young People Aren’t Interested in Genealogy? by Elyse's Genealogy Blog
  11. Job Names in Historical Newspapers: Researching Old Occupations by Mary Harrell-Sesniak for GenealogyBank Blog
  12. Avoiding Genealogical Disaster by Michelle Chubenko for Generous Genealogists
  13. Getting More Genealogists--Maybe It Shouldn't Be Our Focus by RootDig
  14. Missing Grandma … by Brand and Leaf…a family history blog
  15. Treasure Chest Thursday: Digitizing and Examining a 1909 German Songbook by The Family Curator

RootsTech
  1. FamilySearch Gives RootsTech Bloggers Sneak Peak AND From RootsTech: When I Tell Their Stories, I’m With My Ancestors Again AND RootsTech Opening Session Theme: Stories by The Ancestry Insider
  2. RootsTech 2013, Day 1 – Keynotes by The Ginger Jewish Genealogist
  3. RootsTech Official Blogger Dinner by Renee's Genealogy Blog
  4. RootsTech 2013 Day One, Introduction AND What is RootsTech all about? by Genealogy's Star
  5. My Virtual Rootstech Experience – Keynote by I remember you…
  6. GRABBING THE NEXT GENERATION IN GENEALOGY by Corn & Cotton Blog
  7. RootsTech Recap- Thursday by Gathering Stories
  8. Tell It Again – See the RootsTech Session Recording NOW by Writing Your Way to the Past
  9. Adventures at Rootstech 1 by KITCHENSINKGENEALOGY.COM
  10. A Thank You to the Family History Community AND A New Hampshire Yankee at Day One of RootsTech 2013 by Nutfield Genealogy
  11. Hour by Hour by Geniaus


New Blog Discoveries


In Case You Missed It….My Contribution to the Genealogy Blogosphere This Week

Thanks for reading!

© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

Monday, March 18, 2013

Will You Be Watching?

This is a very exciting week for genealogists.  Why?  Because the third annual RootsTech Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 21-23.  If you are unfamiliar with RootsTech, please check out their website, which explains what it's all about.

For those of us unable to attend the RootsTech Conference this year, all is not lost. I'm happy to say that the wonderful people at RootsTech will be providing live streaming sessions on March 21, 22, and 23.  Here's the schedule.  


RootsTech 2013 Live Streaming Schedule
RootsTech 2013 Live Streaming Sessions


To view the schedule on RootsTech's website, click HERE.

I'm really looking forward to watching these amazing sessions.  How about you?  Will you be watching?

Thanks for reading.


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

Friday, March 15, 2013

Follow Friday–Fab Finds for March 15, 2013

Four Shooting Stars from Microsoft Office Images

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order) -
  1. A Genealogy Research Milestone Video by Thomas MacEntee for The ReelGenie Blog
  2. Day 9: Fearless Females: A Mexican Immigration Document by Past – Present – Future
  3. Fearless Females: Is there a diary? by Who Knew?
  4. Sepia Saturday: Scratches and Wrinkles and Tears, Oh My! by Jollett Etc.
  5. Online Social History Sources for Genealogists by Kimberly Powell for About.com
  6. Facebook privacy and the law by The Legal Genealogist
  7. Dear Diary: Finding Family History in Manuscript Collections by Gena Philibert Ortega for Archives.com
  8. Family History Through the Alphabet – Indexing by GenBlog
  9. There’s Another Side to the 4th OVC in the Civil War – One of Secrets, Intrigue and Gold – the finale! by Cindy Freed's Genealogy Circle
  10. My First Look at DNA by Ancestral Breezes
  11. RootsTech 2013 Announces Free Web Streaming Schedule by FamilySearch Blog

Google Reader ~ In The News
  1. Google Reader is dying, but we have five worthy alternatives by Jason Parker and Jaymar Cabebe for cnet.com
  2. Powering Down Google Reader by Alan Green for Google Reader Blog
  3. 6 Alternatives to the Dying Google Reader by Melissa Tolentino for SiliconAngle
  4. Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives by Whitson Gordon for Lifehacker
  5. Google's Strange Attack On Bloggers And The Public Internet: The Massive Reaction To Reader Shutdown by Tom Watson for Forbes.com
  6. A Real Simple Solution to the Death of Google Reader by Jerod Morris for Copyblogger
  7. With Google Reader Finishing Up, Where Do We Go From Here? by Quinton O'Reilly for simplyzesty

New Blog Discovery


In Case You Missed Them….My Contributions to the Genealogy Blogosphere This Week

Thanks for reading!


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My 4th Great-Grandfather's Signature on a Revolutionary War Document ~ Dated August 23, 1776

While doing research for a future post about my 4th great-grandfather, Dr. Luther L. Waterman, who was a surgeon in the Revolutionary War, I stumbled upon an absolutely amazing document.  I was looking through the following website:

The Register of
William Bond Papers
1768 - 1777
MSS 0080

Mandeville Special Collections Library
Geisel Library
University of California, San Diego
Here's the link to the website: The Register of William Bond Papers 1768-1777.  Clicking on this link will provide you with a long list of fascinating documents from the Revolutionary War.   I clicked on the link, List of men to be discharged due to illness from Colonel Bond's regiment, and to my absolute amazement, this is what I saw:

List of Soldiers Being Discharged Due To Illness  Luther Waterman Signed Document 1776
Page 1

Here I was, staring at a document that was written and signed by my 4th great-grandfather, Luther Waterman.  It was truly an unbelievable moment!

I knew I wanted to have a copy of this incredible document and I also wanted to be able to share it with you, my wonderful readers.  So, I called the library at UC San Diego and  was given permission to download this historic document and also to share it on my blog.  Of course, I needed to include a link to where I found it, which I've done.  The document contained two pages.


Here is the transcription for Page 1 (to the best of my abilities):

                                                    Mount Independence August 23 – 1776

Barnard Newel Ens of Cpt Draper’s Company
Joshua Jacson Sargt of Cpt Child’s Compy
John Hackelton Sargt of Cpt Cook’s Compy
Nathan Newel private of Cpt Flatcher’s (?) Comy
Abner Molton private of Cpt Mahew’s (?) Compy
All of Col. William Bond’s Regiment being sick & infirm for a considerable time & in probability will not be fit for farther service this Campaign I do therefore recommend them to Your Honor as proper subjects for a discharge
                                                                                  Luther Waterman Surgn
To the Hon.bl Maj. Ge. Gates

Luther Waterman was a surgeon serving under the command of Colonel William Bond in 1776. He was present at an engagement at Isle aux Noix, at Lake Champlain in 1776.  To give you a historic perspective and background for the amazing document I'm sharing with you today, here is a partial biography of Colonel William Bond.  It's from the same website containing Luther Waterman's document.
Biography of William Bond (partial) 
"William Bond and the 25th Regiment participated in the campaign to conquer Canada during 1776. Congress had requested that General Washington send four regiments to reinforce the army in Canada. On March 15, 1776, the 5th and 25th Regiments received orders from General Horatio Gates to march to Norwich, Connecticut. On March 30, the Massachusetts regiments led by William Bond, John Patterson and John Greaton, along with the New Hampshire regiment led by Enoch Poor, arrived in New York. On April 21, the four regiments sailed in sloops up the Hudson River to Albany under the command of General William Thompson.
In early May, the 25th Regiment was preparing to cross into Canada by boat and reached Sorel by June 14, Chamblee by June 17, Isle aux Noix by June 18, and Crown Point by July 11. On August 10, the 25th Regiment was camped at Mount Independence, a hill near Fort Ticonderoga. The stagnant lakes and swamps around Mount Independence contributed to the diseases already suffered by the regiment, including smallpox. Desertions and discharges for medical reasons severely reduced troop strength. On August 31, 1776, Colonel William Bond died of illness at Mount Independence."
The document written and signed by Dr. Luther Waterman was dated August 23, 1776, just eight days prior to the death of Colonel William Bond.

I wanted to know where Mount Independence was, so I did a little research.  I found the following information from the website Vermont State Historic SitesMount Independence is located in Vermont, along the shores of Lake Champlain.  During the Revolutionary War it was the location of one of the largest colonial military encampments.  Originally named Rattlesnake Hill, it was renamed Mount Independence on July 28, 1776 after The Declaration of Independence was read at the new fort.

Was my 4th great-grandfather, Dr. Luther Waterman, there at Mount Independence when The Declaration of Independence was read?  If so, what were his thoughts and feelings?  I wish I could read his journal.  I wonder if he kept one and where it is today.

And here is Page 2 of this historic document:

List of Discharged Soldiers Due to Illness during Revolutionary War Pg 2
Page 2

I tried to transcribe this page as well.  Here's the transcription for Page 2 (to the best of my abilities):

                                                                    Mount Independence Aug. 24 1776 

Having examined into the cases of the within mentioned persons find them to be as there set forth & do concur with the Surgeon in recommending them for a discharge 
To the Honbl Maj. Gen. Gates                       William Bond Coll 
The within named Ens Newel  Sargt Jackson & Hackelton, & Privates Newel and Molton --- are hereby dischargd from the service of the United States --- on the request & Certificate of the Surgeon & Col. of the Regiment to which they belong. 
                       The Col. of the Regiment has liberty to give a (?) Discharge to each one of them --- Signing his Name                          “by the Genl’s Orders” 
Ticonderoga H (?) August 25th 1776                                      J Trumbull Depty Ag Genl

I did a little research to try and figure out the name at the bottom right side of Page 2.  I found out that the name is John Trumbull, Deputy Adjutant-General.

The second page of this document was signed by several people on two different days, August 24 and August 25, 1776.  The recommendation by Luther Waterman was agreed to and the men listed on Page 1 were discharged from duty.

The discovery of this document is very exciting to me.  And I'm thrilled I was able to share it with you.

Thanks for reading!

Jana

© 2013 Copyright by Jana Iverson Last, All Rights Reserved

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Fearless Females: March 9 ~ Hilda's Declaration of Intention

Lisa Alzo, author of The Accidental Genealogist blog, has once again presented us with the opportunity to honor our "fearless female" ancestors by providing 31 blogging prompts for the month of March.

Blogging Prompt for March 9 — Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.


Hilda Maria Carlsson Gillberg
Hilda Maria Carlsson Gillberg

On August 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, my great-grandmother, Hilda Maria (Carlsson) Gillberg, signed a Declaration of Intention1 to become a United States citizen.  According to this document, Hilda was born in Eskilstuna, Sweden on February 17, 1878.  She and her husband, Carl Albert Gillberg, were married on April 3, 1901 in Eskilstuna, Sweden.  Carl was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 8, 1882.
Hilda Maria Gillberg Declaration of Intention 1939
Hilda Gillberg's Declaration of Intention
From Ancestry.com
(See Footnote)
Hilda and her mother, Karin Johnsson Carlsson joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden.  They decided to come to America.  Carl agreed.  Karen emigrated from Sweden to the United States several years before Carl and Hilda.  The 1910 census states Karen's year of immigration as 1891.

Carl, along with two of Hilda and Carl's three daughters, emigrated from Sweden to the United States next.  Hilda and Naomi, the youngest daughter, stayed behind in Sweden.  Carl entered the United States at Chicago, Illinois on September 18, 1909.  Karen, Hilda, and Carl all worked to earn the money needed for Hilda and Naomi to immigrate to America.

This document states that Hilda entered the United States at Sault St. Marie, Michigan on July 4, 1910 on the
Canadian Pacific Railway.  At last, the family could be together again!

On the date this Declaration was signed, Hilda was residing in Los Angeles, California.  The document also states that Hilda had eight children and provides the names, birth dates and birthplaces for each of them.  Also mentioned is that these children were all residing in Los Angeles, California at the time this document was signed by Hilda in 1939.

  1. Margaret Gillberg –  Born July 20, 1902 in Sweden
  2. Naomi Gillberg – Born October 4, 1907 in Sweden
  3. Ruth Gillberg – Born June 17, 1911 in Salt Lake City, Utah
  4. Ingrid Gillberg – Born November 5, 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah (my grandmother)
  5. Helen – Born September 4, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah
  6. Ida – Born October 26, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Edith – Born October 26, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah
  8. Ruby – Born July 15, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Hilda actually had ten children.  She didn't list the other two, Judith Maria and Carl Martin.  Judith was the oldest child and died in 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah and Carl died in Sweden when he was only a little over a year old.  Hilda must have only listed her eight surviving children.

Hilda became a United States citizen on November 20, 1942.  I have her Certificate of Naturalization which is contained in one of my Grandma Ingrid's
Books of Remembrance.

Thanks for reading!

© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last
 



1 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Naturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Serial: M1524; Microfilm Roll: 55. Ancestry.com. U.S., Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 (World Archives Project) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Follow Friday–Fab Finds for March 8, 2013

Four Shooting Stars from Microsoft Office Images
My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order) -
  1. Therese Peterson: A Life Too Brief by Susan Wallin Mosey for Family History Daily
  2. Minnesota Newspapers Online by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
  3. Jesse Owens and...My Grandpa by The Spiraling Chains:  Kowalski – Bellan Family Trees
  4. Thirty-Sixth Anniversary of the footnoteMaven Blog by footnoteMaven
  5. +Jill Ball's Geneameme re Social Media... A little late! by TWIGS and TREES
  6. The Way Sam Saw It by A Family Tapestry
  7. Five Lessons Learned While Writing by A Sense of Family
  8. Fearless Females: March 5 How They Met by Jollett Etc.
  9. Tips on Researching Institutionalized Ancestors by a3Genealogy
  10. Why a blog is more attractive than a website by Social Media and Genealogy
  11. We’re Practically Giving It Away! by Are My Roots Showing?
  12. Follow Your Name – New Genealogy Alert Feature at WikiTree by GeneaPress
  13. Kickstarter and Genealogy: Revolutionary Voices Needs Your Support by GeneaBloggers
  14. A Revolutionary Challenge - Following Judy's Lead by Marian's Roots & Rambles
  15. What’s Your Ultimate Indexing Experience? by FamilySearch Blog
  16. Finding Your Female Ancestors Through Pension Files by Deborah A. Carder Mayes
  17. WikiTree adds Surname Tagging by Genea-Musings

New Blog Discoveries


In Case You Missed It….My Contribution to the Genealogy Blogosphere This Week

Thanks for reading!


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

Monday, March 4, 2013

Military Monday ~ Revolutionary War Surgeon: Luther Waterman

Luther Waterman Revolutionary War Pension File pg 1

Dr. Luther L. Waterman was my 4th Great-Grandfather.  He was christened 25 March 1753 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, and was the son of David Bassett Waterman and Anne Bartlett, both of Connecticut.

Luther entered the Revolutionary War in 1775 as Surgeon's Mate under Doctor Spaulding in Colonel John Durkee's Connecticut Regiment, where he served nine months.  In 1776 he served as Surgeon in Colonel William Bond's Continental Regiment.  In 1777 he joined Colonel Webb's Continental Regiment.  He served as Surgeon under Colonel Webb for one year.

According to Luther's Pension File, he was at the Siege of St. John's and was present at the following battles:  Isle aux Noix, White Plains, Stamford, Horseneck and Rye.

On January 1, 1778 at Franklin, New London, Connecticut, Luther married Phebe Barker, daughter of Dr. John Barker and Phebe Hyde.

Luther and Phebe had nine children:

  1. Samuel Waterman (1778-1857)
  2. Erastus Waterman (1780-1859)
  3. Child Waterman (died 1784)
  4. Jerusha Waterman (1786-1867)
  5. Phebe Waterman (1789-?)
  6. Asher Waterman (1791-1875) [my 3rd great-grandfather]
  7. Eusebius B. Waterman (1795-?)
  8. David Bassett Waterman (1798-1851)
  9. Lucinda A. Waterman (1803-1879)
The conditions for both surgeons and patients during the war must have been appalling.  According to the article Surgeons and Butchers by Elizabeth Rorke at ushistory.org,

"…Revolutionary War surgeons did a notable job of attempting to save lives. Most were competent, honest, and well-intentioned, but conditions and shortages in medical supplies placed an overwhelming burden on them. Besides caring for those wounded in battle, the camp surgeon was responsible for caring for the camp's diseased soldiers. The camp surgeon was constant alert for unsanitary conditions in camp that might lead to disease. He spent a good deal of time aiding patients rid their bodies of one or more of the four humors. Common diseases suffered by soldiers were dysentery, fever, and smallpox. Most illnesses were caused by unsanitary conditions in camp."
If you'd like to learn more about the Revolutionary War, the website The American Revolution is an excellent resource.  It contains information about battles, people, commanders, events, and more.

Luther Waterman passed away on September 9, 1807 in Cazenovia, Madison, New York. He is buried in the Union Cemetery, in Cazenovia, Madison County, New York.

I love military records and have found some fascinating and unexpected documents in Luther Waterman's pension file.  I will be sharing more from his pension file in future posts.

Thanks for reading!


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last

Friday, March 1, 2013

Follow Friday–Fab Finds for March 1, 2013

Four Shooting Stars from Microsoft Office Images

My Fab Finds for this week are (in no particular order) -
  1. One Year Blog Anniversary by My Maine Ancestry
  2. 5 Tips for Making Genealogy Fun by Saving Memories Forever
  3. Photochrom prints: images to use by The Legal Genealogist
  4. My One Year Blogiversary! by Carolina Girl Genealogy
  5. Back to MIT to hear about NARA’s plans for records access AND Was Your Ancestor A Mason? by Nutfield Genealogy
  6. Crying “Uncle!” by A Family Tapestry
  7. A Small Social Media Geneameme by Geniaus
  8. Technology brings Portability to the Genealogist and the Family Historian by FamilySearch Blog
  9. MyMemories Review and Giveaway by You Are Where You Came From
  10. Here Comes the Science! The Benefits of Family History Narratives by The We Tree Genealogy Blog
  11. Swift Justice—Moonshiners in Court by A Southern Sleuth
  12. Handling Negative Evidence in Evidentia by Are My Roots Showing?
  13. The Gift of Yearbook Pages. Treasure Chest Thursday. by Finding Forgotten Stories
  14. Back for a Fourth Year: Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women's History Month by The Accidental Genealogist
  15. Getting the Spark Back in Your Genealogy by Archives.com
  16. More Ohio Newspapers on their Way to Chronicling America! by Ohio Historical Society Collections Blog
  17. Rumors Fly: Kelly Clarkson Filming "Who Do You Think You Are?" for TLC by Genealogy Insider
  18. Wisdom Wednesday: Crossroads by Many Branches, One Tree

New Blog Discoveries


In Case You Missed them….My Contributions to the Genealogy Blogosphere This Week

Thanks for reading!


© 2013 Copyright by Jana Last


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