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Fran Jensen
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Benjamin Curtis, a Civil War Mounted Rifleman
There was an article published on 10 August 1862 in The Grand Haven  news titled, "The Mounted Riflemen." Benjamin was mentioned in the article as being one of 40 men to enlist in the Civil War: "Capt. A. C. Litchfield is succeeding well in recruiting his c...

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Many thanks to the American Society of Genealogists ...

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Calendar Date is 1914
On the wall is a calendar and May 1914 is the month and year. On the opposite wall is a big Montana map. We want to find out who these people are and where this photo was taken. On the back of the photo is a small clue, the names "Lou, Grace, Mother" are wr...

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Florence Curtis Brown's Scrapbook
Florence Brown Scrap Book This is Florence Curtis Brown’s scrap book. Included in the scrap book is an autograph album from 1907, letters from her mother and other family members, birth announcements, birthday, anniversary, and Mother’s Day cards, obituarie...

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Headstone Monuments for Johan and Juliane Johansen
I've never been to Iowa to see where my great-grandparents, Johan and Juliane [Hansen] Johansen, were buried. These headstone photos were taken by their son, my grandfather, Johan Roy Tolve Johansen. Grandpa got interested in his genealogy during the 1960s ...

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The 1867 Erskine Family Bible
I didn't know that we had a family Bible in our family's possession until a few years ago. My mother gave the Bible to my brother and he told me about it. Publication date was 1867. The "family record" pages are all filled out, including marriage and other ...

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George, Andrew, and Rebecca Hartley
George and Rebecca [Richards] Hartley, with their son Andrew. Taken about the time they immigrated from England to America in 1889.

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Jane Milnes 1885 Funeral Card
Jane Milnes, died 3 Jan 1885, buried 6 Jan 1885 (age 16) Kirkheaton, West Yorkshire, England. Daughter of George and Sarah Milnes. Farewell, farewell, my parents dear, Brother and sister kind, And my companions whom I loved, I leave you all behind. To me yo...

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Doan's Pills
I am going to share a story that might be a little stretch of the imagination to include it in the "Shopping Saturday" theme. The story is about my great-grandparents George and Rebecca [Richards] Hartley. While researching for stories to include in the Har...

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Aldred Erskine 1896-1964
Longtime Burbank Police Sergeant A. Erskine Dies Aldred Erskine, 68, a Burbank police sergeant for 22 years before his retirement in 1951, died Sunday in Sepulveda Veterans Hospital.  Born in Superior, Wis., Mr. Erskine was employed as a machinist at Hydro-...
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