Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chambers Reunion

Thanks all who attended and our rememberence of Uncle Ron as he passed the afternoon prior to the reunion. It was a bitter-sweet reunion. It was nice to see you all and thanks for all the balloon release for Ron. It was a pleasure to see you all. I will post pictures in the next week. All three children are in soccer so life is a little hectic.

Love you all

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Remember Your Roots

This blog was created to honor my family and keep others intrigued as their family is unique and has a story that needn't be forgotten. No matter whether it is good or bad it is part of who you are and please don't judge based on that but keep the memories alive. Sometimes our parents or grandparents did something that we may not have understood why but after learning more about our ancestors the pieces of the puzzle come together.

Thank you to all the men and women that have served and who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. I appreciate your dedication and sacrifice that you have given to give us the freedom we have today.


I know it is so hard for you to speak of Vietnam and I will probably die never hearing your stories. I know how much it has affected you. I want you to know that I love you and I am so proud to be your daughter. If one day you chose to share those stories or just want a shoulder to lean on, cry on. I'm here for you.


Daddy's little girl

(Proud daughter of a Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran)

Update on Family Research

I have been typing in numerous obituaries today and also cite sourcing them as I go along. As I type them in I am filing them accordingly in the file folders. It is a long process but worthwhile in the end.

My work is never done as it is an ongoing and rewarding process.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Genea-Blogger Games 2008

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I’m participating in the Genea-Blogger Games 8 August 2008
As of today, I am an official participant in the 2008 Genea Blogger Group Games.

I will be competing in various catagories as well.
I will site the sources that I have just gathered this week as I site each time I input my information but I have received a lot this week.
Do an additional back up of my data, send it to the people that I have keep a copy of it in case of a natural disaster and also bring one to the bank to store in my safety desposit box.
Type in numerous obituaries that I have just received.
Organize my files.Organize Your Data
Update my table of contents to my files with the new information
Scan and label pictures and put them in the family tree accordingly.
Write, Write, Write
Assist others genealogists in their requests.
Transcribe 10 more cemeteries.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Taking all my digital images of the headstones of my ancestors and putting them in the scrapbook feature on the family tree maker program. Photos are a wonderful touch to add to the file. Also the wonderful stories people have to tell are amazing as well.

I will travel to New Brunswick shortly to attain more information on some of the linages.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's Going On

Just wanted to thank Mr. Morgan for helping me preserve the cemeteries in Maine by transcribing with me. Also Indiana is trying to ditigalize all of its records so I am transcribing the Mortality Indexes for them.

Compiling a book at the present time of The Johann Diederich Rasche Family of Germany and Benedicta, ME. It will include all of John D. Rush descendants until the present time. Stories, pictures, obituaries, etc.

Monday, July 28, 2008

How I Started Researching My Family

Just a note to introduce why medical research is so important in genealogy. I was diagnosed with a rare health condition and was told that more than likely it was hereditary. I had no knowlege of it being in the family and all the ones that I spoke to did not either. Thanks to the vital records, photos, etc. I was able to find 3 of my ancestors with the same condition. With that being said, it sure helped me in getting treated and also having others in the family tested as well.

My family always wanted to conceal the family medical history and in some instances that could be a matter of life and death for some. I was not digging into these items to be nosy but I needed information for myself to manage my health. I obtained enough to give to the doctors to start a record of it but thus far my family is still leary about health information going out.

Also for those of you that emailed me in the family about childhood pictures I don't have many. I had to wear braces on my legs from the hips down and couldn't ride my bike without having to take the braces off. I despised wearing those braces for all those years so I would never let the family take pictures of me with them on. I will look around to see if I can find one but I don't think there are any at all. If so they are ones that I don't know about.


Great Grandparents

This is just one of my 1,000 + pictures of my relatives headstones.

My great grandparents. Sherman Corner Cemetery, Sherman, ME

Treasured Memories

Please make sure and document things as later on down the road when you look back you can prove who said it. It is so nice to know who told you this story or a particular piece of information that you can now expand your parimeters. You may want to retrace the steps that they once took either when they first settled there or maybe even a family gathering place that was frequently visited. No matter how small things are there is always a story behind it. Treasure those memories and keep them alive for generations to come.

Don't Forget Where You Came From

Things happen over time and people change but don't forget where you came from. No matter where you are now you were brought in the direction for a reason. There are people in your life that assisted you in your endeavors and don't forget them.

No matter what has happened in your family in the past that is all part of where we came from. Not all things are prim and proper but neither is life and we don't judge each other based on what our ancestors did. That is all part of who we are and looking back we can only act on the present.