Category Archives: family history

The Journey Begins

My genealogy journey began in about 1998 when I was looking around the Bellevue Library and saw a book about King County Deaths 1891-1907.  I really can’t remember why I took it down off the shelf, but perhaps I thought … Continue reading

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Asle & Lottie – Dakota Pioneers

It was hot. Really hot. But it was 9:30 in the morning, so I figured it couldn’t be that hot. We had ended up in Valley City, North Dakota, in an unexpected rerouting of our motor home trip. Other than the … Continue reading

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Seattle: Then and Now

This morning I listened to an archive edition of Local Wonder  on KUOW – one of our local public radio stations – and it got me thinking about our Seattle ancestors. The commentator was discussing the original settlers and their … Continue reading

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Halloween, Sauerkraut and Chocolate

Born either on October 30 or 31st, in 1900, our grandma Marie Catherine Munshausen always claimed Halloween as her birthday. As the 9th of 11 children, her parents might or might not have remembered exactly which day it was. Devout Catholics … Continue reading

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Never Know What You’ll Find in Storage Or Welcome to a Treasure Chest of Memories!

I am very fortunate to have two sweet, family oriented sisters. Although neither are as obsessed with family history as me, they are very supportive. My youngest sis found a box that she’d had in storage while out of the … Continue reading

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Off to do more searching!

I’m blessed with a husband who indulges my hobby (of course it is his family we’re researching, too), a motorhome and some extra time so we’re off to the east coast pretty soon to work on a long standing brick … Continue reading

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