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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Article About Prohibition and Napa

I caught this article and had to share a link to it.  It's about the Prohibition's impact on Napa.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In Search of a Photo of Lizzie Strehlow (Elizabeth Borchers)

Every now and again I review my photo collection for my various family lines.  I have a wishlist in my head of those ancestors of whom I wish I had a photo.  I love to see what people looked like.  A photo is worth a thousand words, after-all.

When it comes to my Borchers Family line, I have looked high and low for a photo of Lizzie Strehlow (Elizabeth Borchers) but to no avail.  My aunt suspects that the following person may be a Strehlow, however, she may just be another Borchers descendant from another of the siblings.

So, I can make several suppositions about the above photo.  The young lady is likely from my Borchers side as found in my grandma's photo album.  I seek to find out who she is plus find a photo of Lizzie.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year 2014!

I did write this post a few weeks back and set it up to post today.  I say this because this may be how my posting goes for 2014.  I will post when I can and when time permits.

While I do love researching my family line, the discoveries of new information have slowed.  I have little time to commit to "outside" research.  That is to say, most of my research is done at home using online resources and anything my mother can hand off to me.

Currently, I am very "into" gathering photos.  Last year I published an album of sorts via Shutterfly that is a photo history of my mother's side of the family. I've considered linking it here but it contains information about and photos of living people.  Posting about the living is generally (without permission anyway) something I don't do for privacy reasons.

Front Cover of my ancestor book.
The book itself is only about 20 pages long but includes photos provided courtesy of various family members.  I am very thankful that those photos were given to me and many have already been posted somewhere here in this blog.

Family Tree page inside of the book
The above page from the book does have my mother when she was a child as the person who connects me to everyone above her.  The page includes photos of four pairs of my great great grandparents.

The final page that I'm sharing today indicates where my ancestors were from and where they stopped along their immigration and migration to Napa, California.  What I did not include is Australia because I'm just not exactly sure at this point in time where the O'Brien's and Flanagan's were specifically located.

Anyway, the book itself revolves around my family in Napa.  I am hoping to create Volume 2 soon with my father's side of the family but photos are coming in much more slowly.

Happy New Year to all!