Sunday, November 30, 2014

Find a Grave, William Ashton

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17850812
This is a link to the Find a Grave for William Ashton.  The article says it is not known how long William served in the military.  This is not true.  William fulfilled his five year obligation, serving from 1856-1861.  He discharged from the barracks at Benicia, California.  It is known that he returned to England.  What is not known is how quickly he returned.  If anyone has some insights that would be appreciated.  His unit returned to the Easter United States to serve in the Civil War. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Geneology Training

Northland Stake Family History Library sponsored a family history training yesterday.  It was well attended.  There was a training at the center in Tracy as well. 
I learned the benefit of having Ancestry.com.  I was wary of the new program as it only entered 5 generations of my information, and I didn't want to have to enter everything in my hand.  But I went to the end of my family tree, and picked a name.  I then looked up the name in search on Ancestry.com.  I found a document related to my great x 5 grandparents Abraham Brand and Margeret Francis and their children. 
It is so nice these resources are there.
What is new on family search.
Descendency View.  I am not sure if I like it, but this is a pictorial pedigree.  The traditional view is also still there.  A new feature is the ability to attach documents to an individual.  As you go through the people in your tree, when you get to the person page, there is a feature where family search may suggest several documents as being related to you ancestor.  You can review, and attach the ones you feel are actually referring to your ancestor.  This is like hint and ancestry.com.
This are pretty cool.

Grandpa Scoresby: 80th Birthday Party

Grandpa and Trent, Cammie's husband
Grandpa David Scoresby is Sheri's birth father.  He lives in Iona, Idaho.  He is the son of Alvin Scoresby.  This was a surprise party.
Charity and Camberly
Grandpa's siblings, Juneve, Lynn, Gaye, Ann and Grandpa (Uncle Jim has passed away)
Grandpa's chilren, Cammi, Grandpa, Sheri (my wife) Kirk, Mike and Garth
grandchildren
Grandpa's chldren and spouses
Grandpa with Mike and Sheri

Surprise birthday party for Grandpa David Scoresby held in Logan while everyone was already there for the Cody Beyster wedding the day before. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mary Kinston Wardle Obituary

This obituary was contributed to Family Search by Patti Call.
At West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, January 2d 1875, Sr. Mary Wardle, aged 69 years ad 6 months. 
Deceased was born in Leicestershire, England June June 18, 1806, joined the Church in June 1843, was baptized into the Reorganized Church, September 7th, 1863 by Elder W.P. Smith.  Sr. Wardle was an affectionate mother, a faithful wife, and a friend to humanity; her faith in the work was as firm as a rock.  She was kind and liberal, and doubtless her rest is glorious; a peaceful sleep in Jesus, awaiting the resurrection of the just.  The remains of Sr. Wardle were conveyed to the shool-house near of place of interment.  Funeral services by Elder Jason W. Briggs.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My Brother: Charles James Wardle

This is a pictorial essay of pictures I have of my younger brother who was born 1/28/1961.


First birthday

Hyrum
Charlie and Marvin, Sara's wedding

Carlie and Marvin, Ammon

Dianna and Charlie



Charles, Dad in background




Charlie, Marvin and Wufford


Home from his mission to Japan
With the Buff girls, Krista, Kathy and Geneve

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Some of Buff's Letters to Mom


Grams,   Sorry this didn't get there on time.  I just want you to know you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
No one in my life has done as much for me as you have.  You have always been there.
I wish I was there to say all this in person.  But I love You with all my heart And I hope you have a wonderful Birthday.
Love Always, Buff

Clyde Eugene Buff Jr. "Buffy" passed away earlier this year.  He had his periods of problems and was away from the family for extended periods of time as a result.  These are a couple letters he sent to my mother over the years. 

Mom: Volunteer Guide: Logan Tabernacle

Mom's Badge
Mom didn't serve very long at the tabernacle, but she did serve.  This letter gives an idea of the work they did as a group in 2006.