Saturday, June 29, 2013

Surname Saturday - Olga Engdahl (1894 Sweden - 1954 CA)

Olga Engdahl, possibly with a middle name of Wilhelmina, was my grandmother, who I never met.  She immigrated in 1907 with her sister Hilma.  I believe they were intending to visit an aunt in Montana.  I never found Olga in the 1910 census or her aunt's family in Montana. 

She married Thurman Allen Poe (or Allen Thurman Poe) about 1919 in Sparks, Nevada, and lived there for many eyars.  I found Olga in the 1920, 1930 and 1940 census records in Sparks.  I also found an obituary in 1954 when she died.

If you have information about Olga, her family, or the Poe family, I would be interested in communicating with you.  I am particularly interested in copies of any documents or photos that you may have, since I don't believe I ever met her.

Therefore if you are interested in collaborating with me on this family, please contact me.

Thank you.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy Anniversary To Me!!

I am celebrating my blogging anniversary.  Well, it's the 20th or 21st;  the Summer Solistice.  I figured I needed the longest day of the year to get started.

While I don't have a huge number of readers, I appreciate each of you.  I also want to thank Amy and Thomas, especially, for their encouragement in the first few days/months. 

Just for your info, family stuff has been interfering with genealogy.  I'm sure you can all identify with that.  So, for the past month I've been planning on how, starting today, genealogy writing (especially blog writing) would move up in my to-do list..  Unfortunately, I just found out that MORE family stuff is going to take extra time and effort, including being away from home, for some time.  (No, it's not my health or my any of my family member's health, so that's not the problem.)  I don't know how long yet.  I'm grateful that I was able to attend both NGS and Jamboree this year.  I'm still hoping to make GRIP.  We'll see.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - Clifford and Bertha Bryan Blackmore c 1914

Clifford Franklin Blackmore and Bertha Jane Bryan married in November 1914 in Winchester, California. 
If you know this couple and would like to collaborate, please contact me.  I may have more photos of this family.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Surname Saturday - Allen Thurman Poe (1888 TX-1979 NV)

Allen Thurman Poe or Thurman Allen Poe is a grandfather I don't believe I ever met.  I am looking for information about him, and of course, his ancestors.  I am also interested in his wife Olga Engdahl.

I have followed Poe from through the census records from 1910 (in Oklahoma) through 1940 in Nevada.  He had a variety of occupations.  I believe he married in Sparks, Nevada in 1919. 

I would really appreciate any information you could provide.  Of course, I'd really like photos or any other documentation.  I am willing to share what little I do have.

If you are interested in collaborating on this family research, please contact me.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thomas G Blackmore c 1897 Colorado

While visiting my father-in-law's brother, he showed me this photo of Thomas Greenslade Blackmore, in his store in Colorado, about 1897.  I took this photo because I didn't have a scanner available.  I believe this is in Rifle, Colorado.
In the future, perhaps some months in the future, I may receive the original as well as others.  Therefore, if you are researching the Blackmore family in Colorado and would like to collaborate, please contact me.