Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Debbie Jorgenson
139 followers -
Digi Chick
Digi Chick

139 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Nathan Thornton's Land Purchases
I attended a genealogy conference where Lisa Louise Cooke was speaking. In a session on Google Earth, she mentioned using the Bureau of Land Management's website to look for land patents. So as soon as I got home, I went and checked out my 3rd great grandfa...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
My Thornton Line
My maternal grandfather, Roy Clinton Thornton, was born at Berwick, Polk County, Iowa on 6 June 1885.  He was the son of  Martin Luther Thornton and Rebecca "Anna" Jones. He was employed as a miner at the time of the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Federal Census, livin...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Some of my favorite games, toys, or ways to entertain myself
We did not have video games or electronic devices when I was growing up. When weather permitted, I would be outside with all the neighborhood kids and we found many ways to entertain ourselves. Foursquare was a great game for everyone and kids lined up duri...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Book of Myself -- The Early Years
(I was given “The Book of Myself,” a do-it-yourself autobiography in 201 questions, as a gift last year. I've decided to answer these prompts in a series of blog posts.) THIS is how people described me as a child, and how I saw myself. I know my siblings th...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
June 6, 1944, D--Day Invasion at Normandy
June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, is considered the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. On this day in history, Allied troops (approximately 156,000) invaded Western Europe, completely overwhelming the German forces. While my father served in t...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Immigrant Ancestors
With all the talk about immigration, immigrants, building a wall, or having to pass a test to come to the United States, I started thinking about my immigrant ancestors. They came for a variety of reasons, including to escape poverty, religious freedom, to ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Summer of my 12th year
June 1, 1967 Des Moines Register The summer of 1967 I was 12 years old and had just "graduated" from elementary school. I lived in Des Moines, Iowa with my parents, older brother, sister, and nephew. With everything going on in my life, it could have been a...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Who is Nancy Jane Rummans Mother?
Nancy Jane Rummans was born on 22 December 1849. The birth location, according to family tradition and 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 U.S. Federal Censuses along with the 1895 Iowa State Census, was Missouri. Her death certificate, however, listed Illinois. On ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Genealogy Serendipity
Last week, while leading my Legacy User Group (genealogy software) a new individual joined our group and her last name was See. I’m sure my eyes lit up and I said, I'm sure we are related. My great grandmother’s name was Hattie Jane See, and I joined The Da...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I am an orphan at 62
It's been awhile since I've written. Last December, right before Christmas, my last remaining sibling was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that had metastasized. As she was unmarried and her daughters lived out-of-state, I gladly stepped up to take her to...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded