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Saturday, December 24, 2011


the swedish grandfather I never knew...don't even know if he and I ever met.  But the other day came across an email which told me ancestry found a document about grandpa Eugene.  His Death Record....and sadly to say, not much more can be gotten from this record.  No known SS# and nothing of his parents.  Was told by my aunt Andi once in one of our many phone conversations, that grandpa Eugene was a DRUNK, a very Mean Drunk at that.....the cause of death...
CIRRHOSIS of the LIVER!  Two other little things noted are ~his being in the Navy in OHIO....and his leaving off the last letter "E" from his name.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Genealogy Blog Finder

Genealogy Blog Finder

Starting at the top with the search box for blogs...most of my ancestors come from Indiana (try any of the states) and find that my blog is on this list down at the 6th spot ~now with the same state, check the box
Blog Posts and come up with something different

Now do it with any of your surnames from your family tree. I am using the main name of SARGENT for finding the blogs ~which will come up with mine being listed 1rst. The "posts" wil come up different

Great Resources as well
There are over 1,800 genealogy and family-history blogs at the GeneaBloggers site.

As well as the ONE NAMED site every genealogist knows and uses~ Cyndi

A Directory of Online Genealogy Blogs, Journals, Newsletters, and Random Writings

Now as I have always and still say "ONE'S OWN OPINION" on which are the best of the BEST
and tips. Here are some FB top noted persons of genealogy today. Also the Pages of one or many.
Then there are the HOW TO....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mama's Birth Record

Thank you Cully for telling me how to get this on here!  Well there you have it, mom was born in 1932, her parents were 30 and 23.  Grandpa was working with the Com. Edison Comp. Grandma was a housewife.

Already knew mom was born in a Swedish Hospital, so I am sure due to the parents still not being citizens of the USA at this time they still kept close contact with the Swedish community.

This document doesn't says if mom was born AM or PM...only that it was about 6:15 ....late after noon or earily morning.

How Are We Related?

....this is mostly for my facebook friends.
There are so many of you, I have lost track of just how we are related.  Do have you on a special listing of my friends ...most of mine were found on ancestry dot com

SARGENT family line
(close ties)
~jamie, william, and john  (my three LUVs close to my heart, with 5 grands
~Butch, Kay, Paula, and Cheryl  (Candance belongs to Paula, Donti belongs to Cheryl)
~Carol who is my mom's sis' only daughter
~Hank was once married to a sargent-my aunt as well as other Iron members
~uncle joe is my aunt's second marriage

Then there are the 2nd and 3rd cousins of the Sargent line
~the Richardsons relatives

Other Sargent connections~from FACEBOOK

Belinda Clark-Ache
Brenda Simpson  
Clara Williams
David Charles Snell
Deborah Jean Baker Park
Elmer Smith
Gary M. Maynard
Gaye Dillon
Jana Goehring
Jeff Sargent
John Crandon
Kay Price Burlison
Lisa Hoskins-Crawford
Mary Hyman
Molly Wucinski
Nancy Mullins Schacht
Nona Springer
Rod Warren
Ronald D Summers
Sally Ungeheier
Sharon Benefiel Palmer
Sherri Thomas
Teresa Garrison
Vickie Baker Sargent
William Hurtzig
JUSTUS family connections of FB friends
Reta Wingate
Richard Willis

HEACOCK family connections of FB friends
Cathy Lowe
Claudia Lingeman
Elizabeth Prince
Ron Johnson
Sarah Holmes

the LIST continues to grow

Names - Meaning of Names

and one for the SURNAMES

Names - Meaning of Names

Behind the Name: the Meaning, Etymology and History of First Names

Having fun with first names

Behind the Name: the Meaning, Etymology and History of First Names

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Top 10 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This can be done no matter what is is you do or plan on doing. My area is what this blog is all about~GENEALOGY and doing the 10 things listed in this article can work in other areas of my life, as a Grandma, as a worker, as a women, ...the list can go on.
Top 10 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

1) Taking time off. Well, I do have two days off in a row from my job. I catch up on sleep the first day, then catch up on my DVD movie collection, or read, mostly spending time on the computer surfing away with out the water, so to speak.

2) Getting Sleep ~a little or alot? Making sure my alarm is set, I just lay down once the body starts nodding off when and what ever I may be doing. But sometimes this poses a bit of a problem when there is so much need to get done or just can't seem to fall into the zzzz state of mind when hitting the pillow.

3) Mid-thought Stopping~ not always an easy thing to master, but gotta try. Can't let the mind go rambling on in all directions. FOCUS

4) Exercise for the Body ~does some good. I think I do my share of exercise on a daily bases...I have to walk the mile to work and back, walk the several block to catch a bus to go where ever it is I want to head out to my vehicle of choice is the GOD given two feet ...

5) Morning Routine ~changing of....sometimes easier said than done, this is when I do my best research work...

6) STAYING Motivated, I like the idea of setting up a file for your desktop for side projects This may be of some help to organizing for me now ...

7) NOT Stressing About Being Truly Original
Nothing is original
Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of previous ideas

8) Finding New Ways of doing Old Things is just another way of Thinking Inside the Box or just
building on those already-useful ideas in a whole new way

9) Set Weird Rules to encourage creativity so the need to set some weirder rules.
Use "Weird Rules" To Boost Your Creativity

10) PLANNING AHEAD for everything , there is a reason...but to get someing done, you have to take control and make it happen.Write it down , map it out, self brain storm...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mystery of Grandma Winnie's middle name has now been....

Well finally!  Got the proof of grandma's mysterious middle name.  Got the only document so far which has it listed as .....GANNITA...actually I thought it was Guannita, with the G sounding more like a J...BUT, now we have the middle name.
Grandma was married, with Dad being around 10 yrs old and Aunt Jodie about 6 or 7 yrs old.  I knew they had lived in Michigan, but now here is another city to research for the Sargent family.  Grandma applied for the Social Security number just about 2 months after turning 28.  And at the time was unemployed.

Already knew grandma's father's middle name was Turner, but now there is the question of her mother's first name...has it here as Mayne ....most records have her as Maymie...or some spelling close to it.

Now , after talking with one of my cousins I was told that Aunt Jodie was a little upset after grandma died when she couldn't find any thing in writing which would show grandma's middle this is for you aunt Jodie. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Diseases of the Past (1800-1920) - Genealogy

Diseases of the Past (1800-1920) - Genealogy the last one on the list is what got me
1918 Worldwide Influenza: more people were hospitalized in WWI from this epidemic than wounds. US Army training camps became death camps, with 80% death rate in some camps.

Social Security # Application for Mayme Marsh

Well finally the first of three ancestors Social Security # Applications has come in . This is Mayme Marsh Justus, my grandma Winnie's mom.  This is actually the first document I have on the lady, don't know if I ever knew her or she held me as a child . 

She doesn't give her full given name  and used the Married Name Justus on the top line. She applied for the number about 19 yrs after her husband had died. By then the oldest child was married (grandma winnie )  and the other younger kids, Harold was 25, David was 23 and Margaret was 22

My question or questions would be , did Mayme actually have a jobduring her life time, being she signed and got her Number just at the end of the Depression. Did she spend the entire Depression with out the kids, and not married. Both her parents were still alive at this time-where were they.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

where did the 1890 Census go?

Well now I know why I can't find my great grandma's framily in the 1890 census

1890 Census

NOTE: The 1890 census was mostly destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire. Small fragments of the 1890 census survived and comprises less than 1% of the original schedules. Keep in mind that even the remaining census fragments do not contain complete counties, townships or districts. The loss of these census records has put a real kink in genealogy research during this time period, particularly when people seem to have begun moving around a lot more. It is much harder to pick up the trail of our ancestors when there is a 20 year gap between records. This would have been the first enumeration for Oklahoma so people with ancestry in OK will experience particular difficulty with this loss

Which 1890 Census Fragments Survived the Fire?
Alabama: Perry County - Perryville Beat #11 and Severe Beat #8.
District of Columbia: Q. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, R.Q. Corcoran, Fifteenth, S.R. and Riggs Streets, Johnson Avenue, and S. Street.
Georgia: Muscogee County - Columbus.
Illinois: McDonough County - Mound Township.
Minnesota: Wright County - Rockford.
New Jersey: Hudson County - Jersey City.
New York: Westchester County - Eastchester. Suffolk County - Brookhaven Twp.
North Carolina: Gaston County: South Point Township and River Bend Township. Cleveland County - Township #2.
Ohio: Hamilton County - Cincinnati. Clinton County - Wayne Township.
South Dakota: Union County - Jefferson Township.
Texas: Ellis County - J.P. #6, Mountain Peak and Ovila Precinct. Hood County - Precinct #5. Rusk County - Precinct #6 and J.P. #7. Trinity County - Trinity Town, and Precinct #2. Kaufman County - Kaufman.

Old Occupations

great list of what the ancestors called their jobs
Thank you Genealogy Buffs
Old Occupations

Thursday, March 17, 2011

BOOK MARKS for Genealogy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ideas from the GEM Lady!

some ideas from Genealogy Gems  own Lisa Louise Cooke

GEM: Rethinking the Journal

10 journal topics for you to write about.

This would be a journal that you keep in your desk where you do your research, and can just pull out now and then and jot down your answers to these questions:

1. Why does doing genealogy matter to you? It is history about my family I never knew...and would like to know much more about.

2. Why do you think it will be important for generations to come? I believe everyone has a past, good or bad, learning how we came to be where, what, how and why from those before us is fasinating

3. What are your dreams? To have the "Paper" trail, documents of my blood line to prove the family line.

4. What is your hope for your future generations? that they won't wait so long to get involved with their own history.

5. What do you want your descendants to really know about you?  That family really does matter.

6. What’s your average day like? most days, due to 3rd shift job, sleep mostly, but get in some genealogy work in the mornings, and really heavy on the days off.

7. What are the changes you’ve seen over the years? Alot, mostly the computer age...cell phones, I can remember the time of the mail...not email, coin phone booths, and making meals in the oven/stove with NO MICRO Wave!

8. What do you wish you had known at age 20?  HA HA HA...that was over half my life ago...have to answer EVERYTHING!!!

9. What are Your predications for the future?  The Rapture is just around the corner

10.“I remember when” entries phone booths, manual typewriters, home made bread (pies, cakes, cookies), fresh air, playing out side, etc.

These were all just off my head, what came to mind...thanks Lisa for the ideas...ds

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TIME LINE 4 James Ray SARGENT 1933-2005

It is amazing to see just how much of our US history took place during Dad's life.

James Ray Sargent, my dad, was the first born of two, and at the end of PROHIBITION and just at the beginning of the GREAT DEPRESSION. Daddy came into the world just after  Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president.  The 3 R's were part of his early years~relief, recovery, and reform

INVENTIONS of his life time-the modern day Helicopter (age 3), NYLON (age 4), Aircraft Jet Engine (age 6), DIGITAL COMPUTER (age 6),  COLOR TV  part 1 and part 2 (age 7) Velcro was Patented in 1955 (age 22),

MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS of his life time-WORLD WAR 2 (age 6 to 12), bombing of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki (age 12),

PRESIDENTS of his life time-Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixion, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, GWBush

Major HISTORICAL issues during his life time-Reign of King George VI (Windsor) (age 3 to 19)
Manhattan Project (age 8 to 12), Nuclear Reactor (age 9), Hypertext (age 12), reign of Queen Elizabeth II (age 19-till he died), Warsaw pact created May 14,1955 (age 22)

More on daddy's time line .

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Facebook for Genealogists Cheat Sheet | High-Definition Genealogy

Facebook for Genealogists Cheat Sheet High-Definition Genealogy

National Women’s History Month day 9

comes from list on FACEBOOK Link for 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 9 — Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information

UPDATED* my parents marriage Los Angeles   Scanned with the Magic Wand portable scanner
Got my parents "CERTIFICATE of REGISTRY of MARRIAGE" showing this was the first marriage with both of them.  Dad being from Indiana and Mom coming from Illinois.  They list the same address (*wonder if they were living together before getting married~scandless, and kept quite back in those days of early 50's) in Hollywood.  Along with one straignten out fact for me  of  being told my parents were married in Ventura County, when this document shows the marriage took place in Los Angeles county California.

Two surpring fact on this document comes from who the witness was and the spelling of the maiden name of grandma Winnie!  Her last name is spelled JUSTICE , not Justus.  Am still waiting for grandma's SS application to see what the spelling is.

Clarence Young aka my uncle Pete was the witness.  I already knew that he and dad were both on the same ship in the navy. Will be calling Uncle Pete to talk to him about this. 
*just got off phone with Uncle Pete (march 9th 10:30 am) and he remember this.  As for the address, this was where both mom and her sister Dagmar lived~uncle Pete's soon to be wife, they got married later the same month and by the same minister in Ventura.  Was told that was when my parents moved to San Diego county, Calif.

This document shows the ages of both my parents , but not birth info any REAL info on dad's actual age is "unknown'.  Any middle names of both sets of grandparents have been kept off this paper as well.   Dad's parents are both from Indiana and mom's were from Sweden.

The county clerk was Harold J. Ostly and this document was subscribed and sworn before him on Dec 3, 1952   With the license issued on the same day, filed on Dec. 8, 1952 in Los Angeles County.

Another fact to come of this is the actual date of marriage~Dec. 5th 1952~not the 6th as I thought. Can't read the writing of the place they were married at, but were married by a Methistist Minister in VENTURA county~ there is where the mix up I have been having.  The license was taken out in Los
Angeles County but they got married in Ventura County.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

National Women’s History Month day 3

March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.

My middle name is the same as my swedish grandma~Dagmar Linnea .  This middle name has passed on to my first granddaughter.   Grandma's first name is also my aunt's name.  I have been told that Aunt Andi was named after both her parents...Dagmar Eugena.   Don't know the reason on my mom's name Patrica Kay. 

Afew unusal names in my tree ~  Drada, Cyrena, Salvina, Chisholom, Sophrona, Etha

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


UPDATE* scanned with my new (VuPoint)solutions Magic Wand-portable scanner

Got Daddy's discharge paper today!  Some surprises, and new info. along with some questions answered.  Like his birth date shows to be 12 Nov. 1933.  Again , the old story of the birth certificate being altered to get him in under aged.

Don't really understand much of all what is here on the paper...will hopefully get it scanned in the next few days

He enlisted 28 May 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His discharge date was 01 Sept. 1954.  So he was in the Navy less than 2 1/2 years.   Just from all of this, I now know my sister was born after dad got out of the service. He got out about 7months after I was born.

He went into the military starting at the rank of "SR"...not sure what that is. There is "EN3" in the box 31 Service Training Courses Successfully Completed.  Box 3 has "ENFN" on 2/16/53.

There is a X in the box for No under Registered for Selective Service...being he enlisted, this is a true fact!

Not sure what the "specialty #" , D.O.T #, and the letters/# for reason and authority for discharge" is all about...anyone who can enlighten me , please do!!!  I do know the related civilian occupation  was that of "Engineer".

The #26 box "FOREIGN and/or SEA SERVICE" has 9 months and 22 days...would this mean he was out to sea that long ?  He was stationed mostly at USNAS, San Diego, California. 

This paper also show the answer to one of my far did dad go in school.  He completed the "USAFI GED Test" 1/22/53 High School Level.  So he got this just after he and mom were married, which was Dec. 1952.  Farther down in the boxes for non service education shows he completed only one year of high school.  But with the mix up of the birth year on dad, did he drop out of 10 grade or not.   *Maybe a connection to the school system out in Linton might shed some light on this as well.

Main civilian occupation is "Student" ....which is another true fact. Another true fact is he was Married!

In Box #27 "Decorations, Medals, Badges, Commendations, etc" is listed two item:
I know there is a way to get these for my own personal collection, BUT how and where.  Any suggestions?

relatively curious about genealogy: Approaching your Genealogy problems Creatively

relatively curious about genealogy: Approaching your Genealogy problems Creatively

Many good links to ideas I didn't even know about!

National Women’s History Month day 2

 comes from list on FACEBOOK Link for 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 2nd~ Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo

Johanna and her 6 children
(my Swedish line)
grandma Dagmar is the woman
standing in back right side

Not sure when this was taken, but know
grandma came to the USA after age 18-20.
She was born 1909 so this was before about
(was married in Chicago, Ill. early 30's)

My reasoning to post this photo is
because I have finally broken some
of the brick walls with this
line .  And this is the first closest
over seas family in my tree.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Only on FOX6: Find out how to discover your family tree - WITI

Interesting Artical
Only on FOX6: Find out how to discover your family tree - WITI

National Women’s History Month

From the FACEBOOK Link for 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 1rst ~ favorite female ancestor , how you are drawn to or want to learn more about.  Any key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn.  What are the goals you have and potential sources you plan to check.

I really can't say I have a Favorite Female Ancestor, they are all favorites to me.  The one which I have been focused on in the last few days would be my grandma Winnie.  She was a big part of my life on my dad's side of the family. I remember when at her house she would let me play with her small little nick nacks...the little baby in the rocking chair, the TV which had salt and pepper shakers in it.. Sleeping on the fold out couch bed in the front room of her home. The two Toy Poople dogs always barking (grandma and grandpa's kids as they would call them)

Last year I learned through (and by accident) that grandma and her siblings were in the Masonic Home for several years as children as found on the 1930 census. Still need to find out more details. Do know the reason for the siblings being there, times were hard on their mom after the husband / father died and Great grandma wasn't able to take care of the kids.  Beings the great grandparents were Masons / Eastern Star members, the kids were taken in.

Then there was the mystery of grandma's first name~she was known as Winnie all my life. Do have proof on several documents now in my tree that her first name is WINIFRED...found on both my father's birth record, and grandparents marriage record.

AND....for the middle name, well this is somewhat of a mystery...some in the family, me included , thought the name was Gaunita...have sent away for grandma's SS application and this will hopefull shade some light on this matter.   So till then, we wait!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Grandma Winnie

Grandma Winnie
would have be 96 yesterday 02/24/2011
Born in Linton, Indiana

Been having an email conversation with a cousin (Paula)
 and have learned some new and interesting things
about grandma I didn't know.

We both agree that it would
have been out of grandma's character
to make things up. I remember her as being
VERY straight forward..
There was the question of her first name, part of the family
was told it was just winnie..

As this marriage license shows,
 her name being  Winifred.  The
last name JUSTUS also verified for me,
the correct spelling when I recieved this.
I had always thought it was JUSTICE.

Now the her first name of Winnie
is shown on my dad's
birth certificate. And that is another story in itself.
my conclusion is
grandma just liked being known as

To date, I am waiting on the arrival of grandma's
SS application to see what the name
will be,
(more on that later)
grandma was also listed as WINIFRED
on the 1930 Cencus when she along with
two brothers and younger sister were in
the Masonic Home for Orphans.
*note~she and her brothers went by the name
Justis (I instead of U)
and the younger sister
can be found down the list as
Margaret Justice.
Justice is the spelling I had always
thought it to be .

As for her middle name...that will be looked into.
Will be looking to get grandma's Birth Certificate.
This should show if she did or didn't have the
middle name Gaunita (I hope!)
should also be on SS application
I have been informed this is the middle name of grandma,
BUT I have to have the tanglable
proof...*this is important to me

Story has it , Grandma had a bad car acciedent
sometime early 50's..broke her back, wasn't healing
and didn't care for the cold.  She and grandpa were in
Mchigan or Indiana, so they moved to
Yuma, Ariz.
*I remember she and grandpa had
twin beds, and her's had
a wood board under
the mattress.
The accident
 was just around my birth, there is an old envelope
in my baby book which shows the
address from back east.

With grandma having
osteoperosis as well as athritis
I think this would be another
good topic to have input on.

All in all, grandma was a driving force
of the family, forthright , gutsy, straightforward...
but loving and caring to her own..glad to know I was the
first of many of those grandkids!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FGS Voice: In Memoriam: Sandra Hargreaves Luebking

May you rest in peace, God be with your family.

FGS Voice: In Memoriam: Sandra Hargreaves Luebking

BRICK WALL on Parent's Marriage Record is starting to come D O W N !!!

email I recieved from a genealogy look up out in Calif. (thank you Steph)

Hi Debbie
I could not find Patricia Andree and James Sargent on the marriage index for Ventura Co but I did find them on the state index via Vitalsearch. It's a little confusing, though because Vitalsearch states the location of application is county 56 (Ventura) but the local file #27639 is for county 70 (Los Angeles) I always thought it was in Ventura.  This could be possible~will be checking this out in the next few days

I called our local recorders office and apparently this means they applied for the license in Ventura but got married in LA - OR the other way around. She thought your best bet was to request the marriage from LA. OK, question~thought you had to marry in the same county you applied for license?
FOLLOW-UP~ 2/23/11 Have found the possiable record in question, thou sending for it blindly. After several long distant calls to Calif. with no hard fact, but a hint of ...well went ahead to see just what will come of this, now waiting on recieving it in the mail.

(i do so hate the fact that these government record places won't help out more, even when you have all the needed data for the record location...i just want to know if they do have the record before  sending any money to them, which isn't refundable if no record is found!)

The only other information on Vitalsearch is that the groom was age 19 and the bride age 20. Also, it was hard to read the day they married, could be Dec 5 or Dec 6 in 1952. Funny story ~Dad was really 20 years old , his age was fibbed to get into Military back in late 40's / early 50's!  That is another post in itself!

If my memory serves me, dad's age on my Birth Certif. states he was 21 and mom was 22.  So now it is on to Los Angeles to see if I can locate this wayward record of my parent's union.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Genealogy Tip of the Day: Write it or Type it

Genealogy Tip of the Day: Write it or Type it: "You won't remember that fact, where you found it, where you put it, or who is in that picture. Write it down, type in your genealogical data..."

Same should go for making lists...just remember to title and date them. I do this with the connections I find on where the person's email is shown in their contact info. Keeping who is with which relative can be pretty trying sometimes

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