ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday – Involving Kids in Genealogy

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In which we share ideas for helping the younger generations learn about their family history.

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19:02:38 From Deb Andrew to All panelists : Good evening.
19:04:00 From Cousin Russ : Valerie Elkin’s Pinterest board. https://pin.it/ohntuoojhaewhz

19:05:40 From Cousin Russ : The Family History Guide https://www.thefhguide.com/act-children.html

19:23:29 From Cousin Russ : Deb Andrew recommends Family Cookbook Project  https://www.familycookbookproject.com/create_make_cookbook_software.asp
19:28:54 From Betty-Lu Burton : You can add various historical events that they would be interested in.
19:30:37 From Betty-Lu Burton : Also when did man first alked on the moon, when was the first personal computer sold, when did Disneyland open to the public
19:34:12 From My True Roots : That’s probably going to be Janellie and Everly. 1st Cousins. Their age difference makes Janellie always in a teaching role.
19:44:07 From Betty-Lu Burton : When my kids came home and asked where did our family come from I always said colonial America, because most came over in the 1600’s and early 1700’s and most of the European borders were not set.

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19:47:01 From Cousin Russ : Cyndi’s List – Kids, Teens & The Next Generation

19:49:01 From Cousin Russ : Devon Ashby’s webinar “Family History for Kids” https://familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=222

Zap the Grandma Gap
19:52:28 From Cousin Russ : Janet Hovarka’s Zap the Grandma Gap activity book series https://zapthegrandmagap.blogspot.com

Growing Little Leaves
19:53:18 From Cousin Russ : Emily Kowalski Schroeder’s Growing Little Leaves http://www.growinglittleleaves.com/printables.html

20:00:23 From Cousin Russ : Scouting Merit Badge http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Genealogy
20:03:45 From Betty-Lu Burton : True enjoy the new baby and spoil her rotten.


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AmericaGen Study Group: Chapter 13 Vital Records

AmericaGen Study Group

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 13 “Vital Records” from Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664

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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits. AmericaGEN Study Group Chapter 13 Combined Homework: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GVBXnEXN3bKb-4ZJgHFvmNCPz7rBc6XbaSj1GFhP1PE/edit?usp=sharing

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00:32:56 Cousin Russ: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Chapter 13 Vital Records
00:33:36 Cousin Russ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GVBXnEXN3bKb-4ZJgHFvmNCPz7rBc6XbaSj1GFhP1PE/edit?usp=sharing
00:34:10 Cousin Russ: SYLLABUS Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664
00:35:05 Marceline Beem: Hello everyone!
00:38:25 Sheri Fenley: Good morning from smoky Stockton, California!
00:39:49 Sheri Fenley: Good to know, Thanks Myrt!
00:43:15 Molly McKinley: 2 of my paternal grandmother’s marriages have no proof of ending. Arkansas did not start keeping those records until 1914. My cousin told me they used to agree to separate and call it quits, then remarry if desired.
00:52:38 Molly McKinley: Burial permits are available for some places also. They include where they died and sometimes what they died of, what funeral home asked for the body and where they are buried.
00:53:03 Lisa Gorrell: Great suggestion, Molly!
00:55:10 Lisa Gorrell: I love delayed birth records–full of great info to help prove the birth.
00:56:47 Lisa Gorrell: From my grandfather’s, I found out there was a bible record that I then searched for in the family.
00:57:03 Danine Cozzens: I’m somewhat relieved to know neither Arkansas nor SC had divorce records, as I’ve never been able to find one for my g-g-gf who was a lawyer born in SC, and practicing in Arkansas. Claimed first wife died when she outlived him and all but one of their 10 children.
01:08:34 Molly McKinley: When my mother died, the hospice nurse declared her dead. Then the funeral director came for the body. No police at all.
01:08:38 DearMYRTLE .: That didn’t happen with the police with the death of my father and my step-mother. Hospice handled everything. The only people coming in were the funeral home people.
01:09:05 Hilary Gadsby: In England and Wales it depends on whether they have been seen by a doctor recently as to who can sign the documents.
01:10:42 DearMYRTLE .: That didn’t happen with the police with the death of my father and my step-mother. Hospice handled everything. The only people coming in were the funeral home people.
01:11:47 XT1710-02: when my stepmother passed, sheriff came in and had to get search warrant because she had been dead for a few days.
01:23:57 cyndy Bray: Check the Stanislaus county genealogical society website for burial information
01:28:50 Lisa Gorrell: Manuscript collections can be donated by a family where they live now.
01:31:59 cyndy Bray: I think Stanislaus has coroners reports online


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Memories of Grandma Myrtle’s Kitchen

Our paternal grandmother Myrtle Eliza (Weiser) Player Severinson was quite the cook. She “put up” food every summer and fall to last till the next year. I remember her bare dirt floor basement in the cottage on 2nd in Puyallup. Jars of jams, jellies mustard pickles, corn relish, sweet gherkins and watermelon pickles were arranged in neat rows on shelves near the bottom of the stairs.

In the 1950s, Grandma’s gardens were filled mostly ornamentals like dahlias, so she bought quarts and bushels of fruits and vegetables from the local farm stand. It was owned by Hazel and Al Duris at 6012 Riverside Road, Puyallup, Washington. I know this because I shopped with her, and Grandma’s mustard pickle recipe was published in a small 3×5 inch Duris farm stand booklet that has somehow survived through the years and is now in my possession. (1)

Blackberries and raspberries used to grow wild in those days, so I imagine she picked those much as I did 20 years later when stocking my own shelves for the winter.

On the Sundays we’d visit, she’d serve tender fried chicken with mounds of mashed potatoes and a side of carrots sweetened with a light glaze of buttery brown sugar.

In the last month of Dad’s life he asked the local crepe restaurant cook to add the carrots to her menu. I provided Grandma Myrtle’s recipe and the proprietor surprised dad the next time we visited.

My favorite was Grandma Myrtle’s apricot preserves and I longed for her secret recipe. Before she passed away in 1972 from Lou Gehrig’s disease, she sent a short letter admitting it wasn’t a secret after all. The recipe is easily found on the back of the Certo label. (Certo liquid pectin is used to thicken the fruit for jam or jelly.) 💕

(1) See “Food Traditions & Gramma Myrtle” posted 16 Sept 2010 in DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog. (http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2010/09/food-traditions-gramma-myrtle.html : viewed 16 Nov 2018.) Grandma’s