Family History

Brother of Detective Was Named Evert

I just finished reading The Dying Detective, by Swedish crime writer Leif G.W. Persson  (translated by Neil Smith into British English). This novel is a police procedural without much dramatic action–a subset of crime fiction that I actually prefer. The story required 454 pages from start to finish, but I found that it went quickly. It is set

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More on Gift of Family History from Finland

Yesterday, I received the email below from my brother, Walfrid. It was a follow-up to the subject of my post on Aug 8 (http://www.collectingancestors.com/2017/08/10/a-gift-of-family-info-from-finland/ ) Wallace, Attached is my translation of Kaapro Kustaanpoika Huuskonen.  I had help from Matti [a cousin in Finland and the provider of the subject biography] in translating a couple of places,

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A Gift of Family Info from Finland

My brother Walfrid has maintained regular correspondence with cousins in Finland. Recently, I asked him exactly what the relationship was. He responded with his best explanation. I entered the info in my Ancestry.com tree. There were some missing “leaves” so I decided last evening to contact our cousin Matti myself by email and ask for

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MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform

Another major acquisition in the genealogy database and software space! See the following MyHeritage announcement: We’re delighted to announce today that we’ve acquired Millennia Corporation, makers of the popular Legacy Family Tree genealogy desktop software and well-attended genealogy webinar platform, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. This is our 9th acquisition to date. We consider Legacy’s products to be highly

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Holocaust Survivor Speaks, So We Never Forget

I opened Randy Seaver’s blog, Genea-Musings, this morning and read his post from yesterday about a presentation given by Ruth Goldschiedover Sax and her daughter Sandra Sax Scheller at the Chula Vista Genealogical Society last Saturday (Jul 29, 2017). Sandra has written a book about Ruth’s life story with the title Try to Remember–Never Forget.

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Conversion to LastPass

Well, here I am again. Finally. I have been very busy daily for more than a week with transitioning from Roboform as my password manager to LastPass. I have completed that process and checked out each of 195 different log-in/sign-in items. They all work after I updated some obsolete URLs and passwords in my Roboform database.

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Married almost 57 Years

Yesterday would have been 57 years of marriage for my wife and me. Mary Jane (MJ) and I were married on 25 Jun 1960. Unfortunately, she passed away on 19 May 2017, just 37 days shy of that 57th wedding anniversary. It was tough not being able to celebrate this latest marriage milestone with her. Several

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Stumbling onto Route 66 TV series

Today I decided to do a Google search for Glauber Brass Manufacturing Co., a foundry in Kinsman, Ohio, specializing in plumbing fixtures. My father, Walfrid Herbert Huskonen, worked for Glauber Brass in the late 1930s and early 1940s (I don’t know the exact dates) as a patternmaker. I have heard that he commuted 12 miles daily

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Free Genealogy Class Series at the Brecksville Branch Library

If you are interested in learning how to do genealogy and you live in Brecksville or nearby, you might want to take advantage of this class series: Last summer, the Brecksville branch library asked Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society to present a series of genealogy classes. This March, Vice President/Program Chair Jane Gramlich will teach this 3-part

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Online Repository Tracks Nearly 10 Years of Genealogy News & Developments

I am constantly amazed by how much news has come from genealogical and family history organizations and companies over the years. One way to track developments is to access the online repository of the Family History Newsletter — Genealogy News, compiled by by Sylvia and Jack Sonneborn. The newsletters are available for viewing on Rootsweb, beginning with

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