Monthly Archives: January 2010

Adding Photos to Find-A-Grave

In a recent email the topic of adding photos to Findagrave was mentioned. It got me thinking that one of the things I’ve often meant to do is to create a little “cheat sheet” of the steps involved in processing photos before I upload them to that site. It’s not that it’s that overly complicated, but it’s something that I do only sporadically, and so I always have to review it and re-learn it each time. Thus, posting a little cheat sheet on this blog will give me a quick way to review the steps in the future. Continue reading

A Brickwall Broken Down!

Quite sometime ago, I found an 1825 newspaper marriage announcement for my 3x’s great-parents Jacob and Anna Garber. In the marriage announcement they were recorded as Jacob Gerber and Anna Cummel. Jacob and Anna lived in Berks County, PA, in the area of Amity township. Anna had apparently died before the 1850 census, and I had been unable to find any further information on her. I was also unable to positively identify all of the children of Jacob and Anna  — but that all changed a couple of days ago!! Continue reading

Happy New Year 2010!!

It’s hard to believe how fast 2009 flew by, and here we are already the first day of 2010! As I am sitting here waiting for the rest of the household to wake up (it was a pretty late night for all), I was thinking about New Year’s Day superstitions.

I am told that my Grandfather was a very superstitious man. He died when I was very young, so I have to rely on what my relatives have told me. Apparently one of his superstitions was that the first visitor on New Year’s Day should be a dark-haired man. Continue reading