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. ♥

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Irene Hannah Olsen - Baptism Record

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.

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.

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.

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.

Karl Harold Olsen - Baptism Record

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.

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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