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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Aunties’ Day / Cousins Day | @GeneaBloggers

To go along with today's Genealogy Blogging Event of Aunties’ Day & Cousins Day (you can check out the rest of the weeks events here) here is a group shot of some of my Aunts, cousins, etc at a reunion we had a few years ago...


It was a good day. ♥



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Friday, July 22, 2016

Gorgeous Grandma Day | @GeneaBloggers

To go along with tomorrow's (July 23rd) Genealogy Blogging Event of Gorgeous Grandma Day (you can check out the rest of the weeks events here) I found my Nana Shirley's 1948 High School yearbook picture! I was trying to find a way to show you just her photo through my ancestry family tree but since I could not find a way here is her yearbook page! It's from Ancestry.com's U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 on the page her pic is the second one from the top on the left.


Here is Ancestry's Yearbook Page Description:

Name: Shirley Marcella Andrews
Estimated birth year: abt 1932
School: Portland High School
School Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Year: 1948


Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Twinsters :: Twin Sisters Finding One Another

Okay I know this is not my regular type of post for this blog but I couldn't resist. I had heard over the news about Asian twins being separated at birth before over the years [--like this one--], "Twinsters" being the most recent, and while I feel for them ... all I do find their stories fascinating especially because of how much I am into genealogy.

Here's an article about Sam & Anaïs...

And .... LAST NIGHT ... I finally watched their documentary "Twinsters" through Netflix! It's soo sweet! I recommend it to any of my fellow genealogy lovers out there!! Check out it's trailer here:



POP!




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Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Olsen - Maine, Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1929

I got a definite match up for Martin Olsen (who is my great-grandfather) with the Maine, Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1929!! I found this so COOL, because after viewing the document from the link below it told me more information about how my Great-Grandfather came to the USA and his early beginnings here than I had ever seen before. Check it out too!

Here is what I found out:

Name: Martin Olsen
Record Type: Petition for Natualization
Petition Number: 518
Court District: Portland
Volume Number: 3
Roll Description: Vol. 03: Petitions 0351–0600
Roll Number: 3


Source Information: Ancestry.com. Maine, Petitions for Naturalization, 1906-1929 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Naturalization Petitions of the United States District Court, Portland, Maine, 1912-1929. NARA Microfilm Publication M2086, 23 rolls. Records of District Courts of the United States, Record Group 21. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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Monday, January 11, 2016

Carol Lynne Olsen - U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012

I got a definite match up for Carol Lynne Olsen (who is my aunt) with the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012!! I finally get to meet my oldest aunt. ♥ ♥ On the yearbook's page her pic is in the bottom right corner.

Here is what I found out:

Name: Lynne Carole Olsen
Estimated birth year: abt 1944
School: Cathedral High School
School Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Year: 1960


Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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Friday, January 8, 2016

Irene H Olsen - U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012

I got a definite match up for Irene H Olsen (who is my great aunt) with the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012!! YAY! I found this one too! On the yearbook's page her pic and info is on the top left.

Here is what I found out:

Name: Irene H Olsen
Estimated birth year: abt 1922
School: Deering High School
School Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Year: 1938


Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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I got a definite match up for Irene Hannah Olsen (who is my great aunt) with the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940. She is also Karl H. Olsen's youngest sister.

Here is what I found out:

Name: Irene Hannah Olsen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1920
Baptism Date: 14 Aug 1927
Baptism Place: Brooklyn, New York
Father: Martin Olsen
Mother: Josephine Olsen
Church Name: First Lutheran
Church Location: Portland, Maine


Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. ELCA, Birth, Marriage, Deaths. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Chicago, Illinois.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Olga M Olsen - U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012

I got a definite match up for Olga M Olsen (who is my great aunt) with the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012!! I'm so happy! I figured since I found her sister Doris' high school yearbook photo and school info than I might find hers too, and I did! On the yearbook's page her pic and info is the first one on the left.

Here is what I found out:

Name: Olga M Olsen
Estimated birth year: abt 1917
School: Deering High School
School Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Year: 1933


Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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Doris J Olsen - U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012

I got a definite match up for Doris J Olsen (who is my great aunt) with the U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012!! Her high school yearbook photo and school info! I find this very cool! In on the yearbook's page her pic and info is the last one on the right.

Here is what I found out:

Name: Doris J Olsen
Estimated birth year: abt 1917
School: Deering High School
School Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Year: 1933


Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Various school yearbooks from across the United States.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Olga Marie Olsen & Doris Josephine Olsen - Baptism Records

I got a definite match up for Olga Marie Olsen & Doris Josephine Olsen (who are my great aunts) with the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940. They are also Karl H. Olsen's younger sisters and I'm posting them together because it seems that they got baptized at the same time.

Here is what I found out:

Name: Olga Marie Olsen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 2 May 1915
Baptism Date: 29 Apr 1917
Baptism Place: Brooklyn, New York
Father: Martin Olsen
Mother: Anna Olsen**
Church Name: First Lutheran
Church Location: Portland, Maine

Name: Doris Josephine Olsen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 22 Aug 1916
Baptism Date: 29 Apr 1917
Baptism Place: Brooklyn, New York
Father: Martin Olsen
Mother: Anna Olsen**
Church Name: First Lutheran
Church Location: Portland, Maine

** I believe the person who wrote this information down either misunderstood her name or this was her nickname, since her first name was Hannah.

Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. ELCA, Birth, Marriage, Deaths. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Chicago, Illinois.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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I got a definite match up for Karl/Carl Harold Olsen (who is my paternal grandfather) with the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940. Basically I found my grandfather's baptism record! =0)

Here is what I found out:
Name: Carl Harold Olsen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 1913
Baptism Date: 3 May 1913
Baptism Place: Brooklyn, New York
Father: Martin Olsen
Mother: Hanna Olsen
Church Name: First Lutheran
Church Location: Portland, Maine

Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. ELCA, Birth, Marriage, Deaths. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Chicago, Illinois.


CLICK HERE to view the document.



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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

RIP Anne Andrews

I'm sorry this is being posted so late but I really wanted to post this here. My Great Aunt Anne passed away not to long ago and in honor of her here is her obituary...




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