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Paternal Ancestors Surname

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It’s time to tell my ancestors story. I am a Family History Researcher. The names below are my direct line surnames for my father, Nelson William Stearns.

Dad and Running Mead Betsy

Dad and Running Mead Betsy or is it Destiny?

Paternal line Surnames:

Amy

Babb

Bailey

Baily

Ballard

Baker

Barker

Bank

Births

Ballard- 2 lines

Barker

Barrett

Bartlett

Bartram

Bean/McBean

Beers

Benyson

Bishop

Blacksol

Blaisdel

Bradley

Brocklebank

Burge

Burrill

Buzzell

Carr

Chase

Cheney

Clough

Codman

Colby-2 lines

Collins

Cooper

Cox

Davis

Denton

Down(s)

Dustin

Dunkerly

Eaton

Elliot

Emerson- 2 lines

Emery- 3 lines

Firman

Flanders

Fletcher-2 lines

Follansbee

Foot

Fowler

Frame

French

Frost

Georg(e)

Goldwaithe

Goodale

Grant

Grantham

Hailstone

Hale

Halstead

Hastings

Hudson

Hunt

Huse

Jefes

Jordan

Joseph

Kimball

Knowlton

Larned

Leach

Learned

Lee

Leland

Locke

Lowell

Macksfield

Marden

Marshall- 2 lines

Martin

Mathes

Merrill

Moody

Morse- 3 lines

Mudget

Nelson

Newbury

Northend

North

Northend- 2 lines

Oliver

Ordway

Osgood

Parrat

Perham

Perkering

Perkins

Pierce

Pike

Platts

Powers

Purington

Quimby

Rand

Randell

Richardson

Robsinson

Rogers

Rowell

Sawyer- 2 lines

Shatswell

Shaw

Shed

Shipley

Silver

Smith

Spalding

Staniford/Stanford

Stearns

Stevens

Teel/Teal

Titcomb

Trull

Tumbull

Tweed

Walter

Warner

Webster- 3 lines

Weed

Wells

Wheeler

Wheetlock

Wilson

Wilterton

Winsley

Witherspoon

Whitney

Woodbury

Woodman

Yeoman

Most of my ancestors were from the six New England states; New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Bragging rights: I have some very entertaining ancestor stories to tell.

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Maternal Ancestors Surnames

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Maternal Ancestors Surnames

It’s time to tell my ancestors story. I am a Family History Researcher doing my best in finding my ancestors. The names below are my direct line surnames for my mother, Shirley Beatrice Pease-Stearns.

I will be adding names to the list as I confirm them with sources, not just from on-line trees.

Shirley drawing the P.E.T Project Raffle winner 2000

Shirley drawing the P.E.T Project Raffle winner

Abbe/Abbee/Abbey

Alcock

Allen

Austin

Ball

Bates

Bennett

Bunker

Church

Collins

Daggett

Downs

Edwards

Emery

Giles

Goodhue

Hazeltine

Holmes

Hutchins

Isaac

King

Knowlton

Munroe

Norton

Pease

Place

Riggs/Ryges

Smith

Stewart

Swetland

Tower

Weston

Williams

Wing

Winter

Wormstall

 

Most of my ancestors were from the six New England states; New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

 

Bragging rights:

I have some very entertaining ancestor stories to tell.

 

Shirley’s paternal line is still under review, verifying direct line ancestors.

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One Photograph – Many Clues

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BUTKA Tyna, Michael J _Nicole DellaGioia Sept 1986

This one photograph gives many clues to the family’s lifestyle.

  1. One child, Tyna, is a Brownie (Girl Scout Brownie emblem on the sweatshirt)
  2. One is a playful child, Michael, (pulling Gina’s hair)
  3.  One, Gina, likes Disney (sweatshirt emblem) and
  4. Doesn’t like her hair pulled (who does)
  5. There is a smoker in the household (ashtray on the chair arm)
  6. Someone drinks soda, tonic, pop or carbonated beverage (depending on the geographical area you live in determines the name)
  7. Someone like traditional furniture
  8. The time of year must be the Fall or Winter season (Fall-Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law’s; Christmas was at my mother-in-law’s)
  9. There is a game next to Tyna (early interactive one, I don’t remember which one)
  10. I’m not sure if that is a jacket, sweater or throw over the arm of the chair (I think it is a jacket)

I have not added the living people names to the post at this time. [I do, in a private note on my Family Tree Program of choice.] This is one of many happy memories spent at my in-laws over the years.

Many things can be seen of the life style, yet the picture is not complete until we add those memories. Memories that tend to fade over the years.

Why not gather a few photos, the family and share those memories. If you can’t get together, maybe share on social media and see what reaction you get. I know two of the three use social media. I will see what a “Throw Back Thursday” post will bring in the way of reaction or memories. Don’t forget to tag them if they are comfortable with that.

 

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Quick Tip: NMI Means?

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NMI

What does “NMI” stand for in this photo. It means he did not have a middle name. NMI = No Middle Initial. I do have the persons birth certificate and marriage record stating he had no middle name.

I could have left his name as James Junkins with a note that he has no middle name. This was a visual reminder when I was research his records that he had no middle name.

When I searched I used different variants of his name, as I would any person in my tree.

 

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Tree Under Review: Sources Available Upon Request

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My Ancestry Tree is my research tree. The sources need to be cleaned up from when I first started my tree, again, on Ancestry in March 2010. [I had used it in the late 1990’s, but found I had more information than they did. Not understanding the full concept back then, I felt I was paying them for me to add my own research to their program. I know understand the importance of sharing information and supporting the FREE Ancestry services made available.]

Many of my sources are just links in the notes section. [I need to format a source citation for them. I’m still learning that process.) I, also,  have paper sources on file in my private collection. I am slowly working on cleaning up my family tree and sources. I made the mistake of inviting someone to add the cousin line to my tree. I quickly learned that was not a good idea.

To make my job easier and to let others know I have sources, for my direct line at least, I have chosen to add the following graphic to my direct line ancestors. Tree Under Review-Sources Available Under Request! My Ancestry Tree is Public: Stearns Butka Family Tree [This link works for members of Ancestry. I’m not sure if it works those that are not a member, even through my tree is public.]

A Tree Under Review

Here is what my tree looks like with the above graphic:

pedigree chart on ancestry

ancestor tree on ancestry

 

You can easily tell who are my direct line ancestors and my cousin lines. I have source citations done for the first five generations.  I’m adding them to my Family Tree Program of my choice first. I will update the Ancestry a little at a time. I do have sources for other generations and some citations done. It is a slow tedious learning curve, for me, in regards to writing the citations. Please bear with me. If you are a cousin line of mine, PLEASE contact me at damegussie@gmail.com for sources. I may or may not have the citations complete, but I will gladly provide the information on non-living relatives in my possession.

Source Citation:

Ancestry  (http://www.ancestry.com: home page accessed (26 Feb 2016); entry for Stearns Butka Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/86776289/family accessed (26 Feb 2016).

 

 

 

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Bucket List- What I’ve done

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My friend, Tina Hitchock, posted a Bucket List challenge on Facebook. I decided I would take it. I was surprised at what I did over the years. There are many more things I have done than what is on the list. The memories that came flooding back when I read the list were very precious times I spent with my family.

28 radiation

The photos is of me having my radiation treatment in 2006. It is why I needed a tattoo. They tattoo the area that needs radiation for precision targeting.

Bucket List: play along– you would be surprised at the responses! Copy and paste to your status, then place an x by all the things you’ve done, and remove the x from the ones you have not.
X Shot a gun
X Gone on a blind date
Skipped school (not even on Senior Skip Day)
X Watched someone die (more than once for work & my mother)
X Visited Canada
Visited Hawaii
Visited Alaska
Visited Cuba
Visited Europe
Visited South America
X Visited Las Vegas
Visited Central America
Visited Asia
Visited Africa
X Visited Florida
X Seen the Grand Canyon in person
X Flown in a plane
X Served on a jury
X Been lost
X Traveled to the opposite side of. the country
X Visited Washington, DC
X Swam in the Ocean
X Played cops and robbers
X Played cowboys and Indians
X Recently colored with crayons
X Sang karaoke
X Sang a solo or duet in church
X Paid for a meal with coins only
Made prank phone calls.
X Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose
X Caught a snowflake on your tongue
X Had children
X Had a pet
X Been skinny-dipping
X Been fishing
X Been boating
X Been downhill skiing
X Been water skiing
X Been camping in a trailer/RV
X camping in a tent
X Driven a motorcycle
Been bungee jumping
X Gone to a drive-in movie
X Done something that could have killed you
Rode an elephant
X Rode a camel (at a fair)
X Eaten just cookies or cake or ice cream for dinner
X Been on TV
Stolen any traffic signs
X Donated blood
X Gotten a piercing
X Gotten a Tattoo (radiation tattoo)
X Gone off road 4 wheeling
X Ever owned your dream car (68 T-Bird)
X Been married
X Fell in love
X Paid for a stranger’s meal
X Driven over 100 mph
X Been scuba diving
X Written a published book/story/ poem/article
X Eaten snails
X Rode in a Hot Air Balloon
X Rode in a helicopter
X Met a celebrity
These last ones are about the new Facebook Reaction Tabs: I’m sure I will use sad at some point. Not sure I will use angry, I’m a Positive person most of the time.
X Like
X Love
X Haha
X Wow
Sad
Angry
 

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Way Back Memories: Part 2

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Where in the State is Mom blogspot

I was a very inconsistent blogger back then. Most of my posts were on the Where in the State is Mom Facebook page.

18 April 2013 was a very important day in my life. I attended NERGC 2013 Special Interest Group (SIG) gathering at the invitation of Heather Rojo Wilkinson. The SIG was about blogging about genealogy. The rest as they say is history. I’m still an inconsistent blogger.  I have taken on the challenge to blog the 365 days of  June in 2016; as it turns out 2016 is a Leap year, the days of blogging will be 366.

 

I have returned to blog about whatever comes to mind. It may be about the the Historical subjective novel I am writing of Isaac and Mary Stearns decision to come to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. It might be about my ancestral journey as I search for those who came before me. I could surprise you with where I spent my day; the interesting people I meet along my journey called life; or just something that caught my eye that I think you will find interesting..

Please join me on my life’s journey.

today I am posting photographs showing the breath taking view from the 12th floor Presidential Suite of the Raddison Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire. The New England Genealogist Conference and Expo is going on this weekend. Great workshops, interesting people and lots of goodies at the Expo. The Expo is free to everyone.

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