Certification Discussion Group Series 2019.3 Completed: First Step


Today I completed the Certification Discussion Group 2019.3 (fall) series managed by Jill Morelli, CG. My group lead my Cari Taplin, CG for 7 weeks. It was a good group and will help as I prepare in 2020 to start my portfolio/application for the Board for Certification of Genealogists, so I too can be a CG. Plan to start in mid 2020.

More on progress over time.

Certification Discussion Group Series 2019.3 Completed: First Step

Story of the love of Golf


A story I watched on CBS Sunday Morning show made me remember my Grandfather Orv Maas, an avid life-long golfer. Tomorrow will be 11yrs since he died after living for 94 years and playing golf for over 70 plus years.

Another aspect to the story (check link), is that this golf course was developed by one Man and African- American veteran after WWII, who loved golf, was denied access to private courses after serving his country due to his race. He then by hand and by myself developed the golf course. His daughter now is a golf ambassador who takes fellow women military veterans to the golf course her father developed.

https://www.clearviewgolfclub.com/

Story of the love of Golf

Veteran’s Day: Salute to Service Men and Women


Many of my ancestors served in the Armed Forces of US, from a Great- Grandfather in the Navy from 1899 -1903, to several Great-Uncles in the Army in WWI, 5 Uncle’s in Army in WWII, my father from 1953-1955 in Post War Germany and few distant cousins from Vietnam to present service. I did not serve but have a long tradition and acknowledgement of the sacrifice these Men and Women made in their lifetime. In some cases the scars and wounds of war they carried with them. One died as result of War.

3 of My Uncles are in this picture, eventually they went in early 1942 to summer 1945 to South Pacific fighting Japan.

Veteran’s Day: Salute to Service Men and Women

Ins and Outs of Ancestry: My Presentation to local community library group


I would like to thank the 18 people at the Omro Carter Memorial Library who participated in my lecture/presentation on Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition source collections. The talk also provided guidance/ awareness on genealogical principles of: evidence gathering, proof standards, source documentation and how to handle those darn shaky leaves in Ancestry trees.

Ins and Outs of Ancestry: My Presentation to local community library group