Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Remembrance: Lost names but not forgotten

Nelson William Stearns

Nelson served in the Army during the Korean War. His grandson Michael Joseph Butka, currently serving his country since 1999, was stationed at the the same base  at Osan, South Korea during one of his deployments. These men are two of my family that gallantly fought for our  freedom. Nelson is my father and Michael is my son. In honor of them and all service men and women I salute you.

Thank you for your service and bravery.

Please help me identify these bunk mates of my Dad during his 1953 tour of Duty in Osan, South Korea.

Hugging our son goodbye as he left on his recent deployment. 
Photo courtesy of Fred Schottler

In remembrance of all that gave the ultimate sacrifice, I post this in your honor.
You are not forgotten.

From one loving Mom to all children, no matter what your age that are serving. 

I am sending Hugs to all of you protecting our basic right to Freedom. Thank you. Be Safe. Be Brave. Be Proud. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pictorial View of Goffstown, New Hampshire

Here is a few photographs from my trip to Goffstown, New Hampshire, including the Historical Marker for Parker Station. The Parker Station building houses the Goffstown Historical Society.

I notice at least two interesting gatherings for anyone interested in history.

May 20 Edie Clark: Baked Beans and Fried Clams - How Food Defines a Region
(Available through a grant from NH Humanities Council)

June 17 Dan LaRochelle: History of Pinardville

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Technology, Webinars and Ancestral Journeys

This week I have spent my time researching how to best post my ancestral journey on my blogs. I can learn from the comfort of my home at anytime thanks to Webinars.

What is a Webinar? Webinars are shared training on the internet in what is called a podcast, videos, online workshops, interactive conferences in either real time or multi-cast viewing. It can be used for presentations, training, meetings and just to hangout with people with similar interests.

I have watched several of  Leagacy Family Tree Webinars . I participated in the live version of  "Blogging for Beginners with DearMyrtle." I was able to watch an older Webinar that she had done on "Blogs: Easy to Make Web Pages with Carrie Keele and DearMyrtle" and re-watched the "Blogging for Beginners... " stopping it as needed when I updated my Where in the State is Mom blog site. I left a comment on DearMyrtle's blog with a question which was promptly answered.

The steps were easy to follow. Legacy has several other Webinars with DearMyrtle scheduled. DearMyrtle also has her own "Hangouts" for her Google+ circle that offers a plethora of information on genealogy and blogging.

Dear Myrtle commented on how Fun is technology? I had to agree that technology is Fun when you know how to use it. She makes it fun in Webinars and so easy to follow her step by step instructions.

My virtual hands are clapping for both Lagacy and DearMyrtle for making technology available to those of us that are still struggling with this new fangled thing called Blogs. 
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