Posts Tagged: WRHS

Workshop: Getting Help with Your Genealogy Research

I have been doing genealogical research for over 20 years now (Wow! Has it really been that long?). Along the way, I sought and received information about blood relatives — and collateral relatives — from other researchers both in America and abroad. On Saturday, Sept 8, 2018, I plan to share some of my experiences

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Walfrid Huskonen’s Dream: Andover Pattern Co.

My mother, Mary Jane Huskonen (born Dingman), passed along to us the promise that my father, Walfrid Herbert Huskonen, made to himself to be in business for himself by age 45. He achieved that goal when he quit working as a patternmaker at Glauber Brass in Kinsman, Trumbull, Ohio, and founded Andover Pattern Co. in

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OMG!!! Grandma Grace’s House Is Gone!

Yesterday, I was driving east on Chester Ave toward University Circle. When I do this, I often look for the house at 1911 East 89th St., just off Chester,  where my Grandma Grace lived from 1943 until her death in 1948. I posted about visiting this house in 2014: http://www.collectingancestors.com/2014/02/04/remembering-a-visit-to-grandma-graces-house-in-cleveland-her-button-collection/ In 2016 I posted again

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A More Complete Timeline for Grandma Grace

On 15 Dec 2016, I posted a timeline for my Grandma Grace that I found on my computer. I had forgotten that I had created it and discovered it during a search for other timeline documents. Today, I found another document in timeline format about Grace Green Dingman in which I had compiled some additional

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Our Testing with AncestryDNA is Underway

On 27 Apr 2015, I took advantage of a special offer from AncestryDNA for autosomal DNA testing at $79, a reduction from the regular price of $99. AncestryDNA was offering the special price in conjunction with its celebration of DNA Day on April 25. What is National DNA Day?  Here is how Wikipedia.org describes it.

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Clues to Identifying an Unknown Vehicle

Family historians often are faced with the issue of trying to identify an automobile depicted in a snapshot in a family photo album. Today, I attended a workshop presented at Western Reserve Historical Society by the Genealogical Committee, an auxiliary of WRHS. The presenter was Derrick Moore, curator of the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum at

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Identify a Mystery Car in Your Family Photo Collection at Workshop at WRHS

Coming up on Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Genealogical Committee of Western Reserve Historical Society is hosting an event for people to learn about family automobiles and the automotive industry in Northeastern Ohio. Derek E Moore will be presenting information in a session titled “Love Those Cars–Automotive History & Our Family Cars.” The workshop session

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Book Review: Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com Is a Winner

Nancy Hendrickson is a prolific writer–about genealogical research and a variety of other subjects. I recently learned that she had written a book about using Ancestry.com. Immediately, I was interested and I ordered a copy. As soon as it arrived, I began dipping into it, reading a chapter or part of a chapter at a sitting.

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