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I didn't realize that I didn't complete my walking miles challenge template. Completed now.

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Carl Olson is my mothers grandfather. Mom knew her cousins growing up, played with them and many times couldn't remember their real name just the nick name they went by, but Daddy had little or no use for family and she lost touch with them. When I was starting out I had asked her about her family and learned which cousin like to play tricks, which one was a reader, that kind of thing, but nothing that helped my family research.

I called mom any way and told here what I knew and how I found out. She is full of info. She told me her oldest cousin was named Clair and she married a Vent so the person might be using the last name. She was right, it took me less then 10 mins to find them, not spelled quite the same. Mom was so happy after 50 years she knew something about one of her cousins. She made me promise to try and find the rest.

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I do some transcribing for the Missouri Archives & that one of my greatest fears is that I'll really butcher someone name & hinder someone else's search. Most of them can be read, but occasionally you get one that just can't be made out.

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Talking about making a mess of names. Mom's grandfather is Carl Olson. I couldn't find anything. Nothing nona, zilch. From a DNA match someone sent me a picture I have of Carl Olson, and said it was their grannies father and his name was Carl Albert Olson. I researched that and came up with a Carl Albert Anderson Jackson Olson born the same day same place That lead me to his Swedish birth certificate, On it, it says Carl Albert Andreas Johannisdotter Olsson. A friend that reads Swedish says this is a real problem for people because under the names it says Andreas is the fathers first name and Johannisdotter is the mothers maiden name and people are trying to make it all one name.

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Ancestry has added A bunch of family history. Most are just very interesting and confirm what I already know. I had one that it helped in more ways. I kept thinking the mans and his wife's genealogy had gotten mixed together. He married his step sister.

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Yes, I just was trying the hints. I also look at the other folks on ancestry to see if the have any records to prove what they have. The ones I looked at last night their only source documents where other trees. I have done the regular search, but do need to do it again since they are always adding new things.

As for finding things, this didn't help me as far as adding on to a line, but was interesting. Someone contacted me and asked about my Hurley line. A big stumbling block. After he was sure we were talking about the same Hurley, he told me that he found a letter that his ancestor from Ireland had gone to Galveston to visit a relative that was chief of police had written. It was written a generation after my ancestor left the mayors office. He said 4 of the 5 deputies on the force were Hurley. Since my ancestor had had 11 children and his brother 12, I bet by then the island was overrun with Hurleys.

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MaryAlice, did you do a regular search on Ancestry for them? Everything doesn't show up in the hints. You might also try googling them. I've found a lot that way.

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I just checked one of the hints. It was Ancestry Trees. Since they are known, at least to me to be shot full of errors, I don't normally even look at them. This time all I knew was the fathers name and his son's name and date of birth so thought I would look and see if there was anything I could use as a lead.

There where 10 people that had this man in their tree. They had him in 5 different states and I don't think any two of them had the same date of birth. 8 had the son I had and 2 had a different child. Just a guess here, but I think his name and the name of the son is still all I know. I will check and see if any of the other trees have any backup that might make them more credible.

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Yeah & don't forget the siblings that also name their children after dad. For instance John Curd may have three sons & two daughters. They all name a son John. Don't have to consider the daughter's sons because they have a different last name. but instead of one more John Curd in this generation, there are three of them. Then each of them has a son they name John.

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I have one where there are 3 generations of Charles William Hurley followed by 3 generations of Charles Webster Hurley and as far as I can tell they all went by CW, all are in Who's Who of Texas men as as CW

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I've got so many ancestors with the same name generation after generation that I really have to watch to make sure it's the right Robert Eley or John Curd.

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Spent the day going though ask the hints Ancestry gave me and deleting them. The name would be right, but when I looked at the dates grandchild maybe. No sense even researching it.

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I went to the gym this morning, but could only do 30 mins before I headed to the back. DH was in the hot tub when I got in the pool and commented on me being back so early. I told him, it must be this infection, I just wore out. Another swimmer heard me and asked if I was on antibiotics for my invected tooth. Well yes. It is the antibiotics wearing you out, not the infection. I'm surprised you even made it to the gym. I told her I had done little more then kept up a habit. She agreed that was the important part. KEEP THE HABIT


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LOL

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I wish I were a teddy bear

I wish I were a teddy bear
passed from place to place
to see the look of happiness
upon a young one's face

I wish I were a teddy bear
To be held by young and old
and to hear so many secrets
that to many have never been told

I wish I were a teddy bear
a true and trusted friend
to hear so many loving words
and to help a heartache mend

I wish I were a teddy bear
full of love and care
to anyone who needs a hug
who know's I'm always there


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Hi everyone!

I wanted to give you a heads up that we have a new feature, SparkPeople Premium, launching tomorrow! This new option will change nothing about the current site, which will continue to remain completely free. It's just an additional option for those of you looking for more from your SparkPeople experience.

Look for a new blog to be posted tomorrow with all of the details.

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Was this live or on your walking program?



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Todays walk was at Brazos Bend State Park, Home of the Alligator. Yes you are walking in their home, no fences. Miles of trails along lakes all marked with BIG signs. Alligators stay on the trail. But there where no signs telling the gators to stay off the trail. An 8 foot one was sunning himself so close to the trail one front foot was on the trail. There was a guy standing there to make sure no one harassed the gator. I've been walking the park for several years. Just no loud noises or fast movement and he was just going to sun himself. But he did have the tourist that came to see a gator, but didn't realize they weren't in enclosures more then a little nerves.

I only saw 3 gators today. That must be a record low, Normal is 10-13.


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Thanks.

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This is an app called Treadmill Trails. The app is free but then you have to buy the videos. But they are only .99 for a 30 min video and it is your video you can download it on any tablet or phone. Some of them need a little better editing, but seams how 30 min walking videos from video companies cost $8, I can over look a few wiggle camera shots. The trails in towns are the ones that need more editing the most, But I prefer the wilderness ones anyway.

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I doubt if it will make it cooler, but it definitely will add interest. What kind of system do you have?

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I decided to see if playing a walking video of Alpine Winer Wonderland trail while riding the stationary bike would cool things off. Nope, but it sure was pretty. Think the beach ones will work better?

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No nothing, but I had ice tea in my hand 61 mins later.

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Were you able to at least suck on ice? Probably not!

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Good morning. Just before I went into the dentist yesterday I wanted a drink. I thought no I don't want to risk needing a bathroom brake in the middle of everything. I spent over an hour of them sucking everything wet out of me. Then they tell me, nothing to eat or drink for an hour. Did someone forget to tell them it is hot out there. Today I can drink, but only soft foods.

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Way back when he was a teen, DH joined the Church of Latter Day Saints. I would be hard pressed to tell you the last time anyone went to that church, but they gave us member access to their web site. Well I guess they figured out we didn't go to that church. I got an e mail on pioneer day one of DH ancestors was a pioneer. When I went to look, the web site said it couldn't find my husband. The church site drove me crazy, because if someone said someone was a relative and was baptized in their name they didn't want you to change it, so I didn't use the site that often.

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How is everyone this hot and sticky day. The weatherman says to enjoy the next few days because the temp will only be in the mid 90's. It will go back to 100 next week.

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I guess he needed to have his pool relined or something.

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I'm fine, less 3,000 for dental work

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I was wondering about you. Thought maybe you didn't love us any more.

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I did't fall over the face of the earth, I melted.

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Sometimes, I wondered how a child of mine could do.....

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Ever feel this way?



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Yesterday I went to the dentist. I have a tooth that just wasn't right, it didn't hurt, food got stuck around it and it annoyed my. The dentist said it was a good thing I came in because I had an infection and she thinks I bought it before I needed 2 root canals. She said the tooth next to the one I was complaining about was in worse shape then the one as complaining about and the infection was between the two teeth. The dentist put me on some pretty strong antibiotics. The mail side effect is an upset stomach, I'm not sick, just blotted, and feeling blah. I took some proabic. now I'm off to see if thee is an exercise that will help

Be careful when the temps are that high. I only walk in the dark over 90

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I've been known to do lots of things that weren't considered to be best choices. Today I added another one. For some unknown reason, I decided to go to Powder Valley & walk the trails. That was not a wise decision for a combination of (1) heat in the 90s (2) steep hills (3) asthma. At one point I kind of accepted the fact that I was going to die right there on the trail & some poor, unsuspecting hiker was going to come along & find me.

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Maryalice, I hope he does it soon. Sounds like a great idea.

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On fitbit I'm in the 60+ group. One of the guys that makes me look young is a retired engineer, but not a retired geek. He says he thinks he will invent a pressure sensor that you put in your back pocket and overtime you sit down it says "get your butt out of the chair and get moving"


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He could very well have been sending money back to family in Ireland. That wouldn't be very unusual.

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I've run into several that were born in England and on reports said they were born in the US. It is almost as if it were important to be born in the US.

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I'm not sure how much of what myh grandmother had in the info she gave me is accurate. She seemed to think he came over as adult. Said he gave money to Ireland. Would an everyday person just give money like that. He'd have to have a business etc and why come to America. She coujld be wrong. I'm going to check Scotland.

If she is wrong, he could have come over as a child. I wish I had dates and wife info on him.



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He could have been born in Ireland, but came to Virginia as a child. He would probably have consideed himself as a Virginian.

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When my subscription to Ancestry.com runs out, I'm going to go to the library and look at books. I want to see if there's any info on my people that I can gather, maybe break through a brick wall that is still intact.

I just wonder if the dad to my Thomas Galloway was really from Ireland but lied and said he was from Va on the census records.



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Tha'ts interesting

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There’s a colony in Brazil populated by descendants of up to 4,000 Confederate refugees who left the US after they lost the American Civil War




https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/
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I posted a letter I received from Spark People concerning their improvements to our Spark Pages along with a link where you can tell them what you think. But in case you just jumped to the chat thread, here is the link

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Thanks, Sandy.

This could be about anything. My mother at one time was reading all day and also at night time. She decided she needed to get off the couch and do something else after realizing she was spending so much time reading.

Some good advice.

I have been getting some kid's books on genealogy and picked up another one yesterday at my library.

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That is one thing I miss about going to the library and wondering around looking for books, microfiche then finding an open reader that worked. besides the people you met

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I just found this article & at first I thought it was a silly title, but the title.....Is Genealogy Dangerous to Your Health?..... is what caught my attention. It is a very serious article with some great SP-sounding advice.

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Mary Alice is right.
It takes time and always more to add.
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Maybe I just notice it more, but to appears genealogy has become popular. Just so many people want to do it the quick and easy way and think your nuts when you tell them they should research things, but the work is done I just have to down load it.

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Hello all,

I have not been on this team much lately but we are discussing genealogy a lot on the Over 70 team.
I have been working at it again and finding information.

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-COURT- have you checked out the website Ireland Reaching Out? The are making many of the Irish records available online. www.irelandxo.com/

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The grave yards are normally grass and kept mowed. Since the island was pretty much destroyed and they are rebuilding, old grave yards are way down on the list. I guess the wildflowers moved in. By state law you can only mow fields of wild flowers during certain seasons. These aren't blue bonnets or an endangered one, but seeing them conpleatly cover the grave yard was something.

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Finally found my Welsh, but still no Irish. I have about 3 months left of my paid membership on Ancestry.com to find them, but so many branches!!!

Is that weird to let the flowers grow? I thought all grave yards were mowed, but guess each one has it's own rules.

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I dove past an old grave yard that isn't mowed as often as it should now it is on a list not to be mowed till later in the year. The grave yard was a sea of yellow wild flowers. There were just a few grave stones sticking out go the sea. I really wish I could have gotten a picture for you. It was so so pretty. The area the grave yard is in is trying to get the wild flowers reestablished and for them to have taken over the grave yard, means the grave yard can't be mowed till after the flowers bloom. Just no one is going to be able to do any research there this time of year.

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I have the two pantries, but it's not like it sounds. They are very narrow & one is in the hall outside the back door to my apartment. Better than none.

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