30 November 2011

Ginter Family - Wordless Wednesday


Ginter Family in Bristol, Connecticut 1929 

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

29 November 2011

My First Guest Blog Post!

My first guest blog post! It's over at Caroline Pointer's blog, For Your Family Story. It's about an app. That's all I'm going to say. Go read it and let me know what you think! 

Happy Tuesday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!


28 November 2011

Stephanie Fishman - How She Does It - Secrets from a Geneamommyblogger

To say I am blown away is an understatement. Or maybe it is just that for some reason Stephanie speaks right to my heart. This is one of the often unwritten benefits of blogging. 


You. Meet. The. Most. Amazing. People. 


Stephanie is one of them. I love her and I haven't even met her. She lives in Ohio, but I hope we get to meet someday soon. She is constantly challenging herself to do her best and encourages me (and others) to do the same. Once you read her take on the Geneamommybloggers' series and the rest of her wonderful blog, Corn and Cotton: My Family's Story, you will want to meet her too. Go on now, head over there and read it. Then leave her a glowing comment! 


Happy Monday!


Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

27 November 2011

Thanksgiving Memories 1980 - Scrapbook Sunday

Were you able to capture memories of your Thanksgiving this year? As a family historian, I didn't do very well on Thanksgiving day. I should have handed my camera to one of my kids because I was so busy cooking, serving and making sure everyone was happy that I only took a couple of pictures. I have another chance tomorrow when we have a second Thanksgiving with my parents, sister, brother-in-law and nephew.

Yesterday I went hunting for pictures of Thanksgiving days gone by and I found one. One. It did however bring back a flood of memories of time spent with my paternal grandmother and great grandmother. 

all elements from Sweet November by Julia Makotinsky

Although I didn't always like to dress up for my grandmothers, I am thankful that I was lucky enough to know them into my adult years. There is something to be said for having to dress up and be on your best behavior. I learned the art of polite conversation and good manners. The reward? Stories...lots of stories.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Are you sharing a project for Scrapbook Sunday? I would love to see it. Let me know and I will come visit. 

Happy Scrapbook Sunday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!



 

26 November 2011

Saturday's Family History Scrapbooking Stars - 26 November 2011

Lost cousins unite thanks to Holocaust database and a family photo. Yad Vashem has a truly amazing collection of stories, testimonies, papers, resources and photos. One photo led to a reunion of the children of brothers, both Holocaust survivors, in Jerusalem. If you have ever questioned the time it takes to make your  photos and scrapbooks available to subsequent generations, you will never wonder again.

I Am Thankful for: absolutely gorgeous scrapbook page without pictures by Jenna at Desperately Seeking Surnames.

My Memories Suite Giveaway: Liz from My Tapley Tree...and its Branches shows us heritage scrapbooking made easy with My Memories Suite Software. Giveaway deadline: 27 Nov 2011at Midnight.

Three Generation Photo Transfer from Caroline at For Your Family Story. This scrapbook on wood project is part of the Simple Gifts Blog Hop. 

Plan to Be Remembered, Revisited from Jasia at Creative Gene offers excellent ideas for capturing our family history as it happens.

'Running amok' with scrapbooking by Judy Haggard in The Winfield Daily Courier: These Sassy Scrapblings meet once a month for three days to work on preserving their personal and family history!

Flip-Pal™ Simple Gifts Blog Hop – Family Tree Photo Collage: We've all seen these trees at the local Hallmark store and thought about getting one, well Julie did. The result is precious.

Gather Memories from Katie theDailyDIGI. asks you to 'make a game plan for how you are going to gather up the memories you want to document' and then gives you suggestions on how to do it.


Scrapbook a Funeral Card: Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here didn't call  it that, but that is what she did beautifully in her  Funeral Card Friday post.

Memory Books Keep Families' Stories Alive article in RapidCityJournal.com: Mary Copco, director of the Adams Museum & House, Inc., tells us "I think people get intimidated because they think, "I'm not organized enough" or "I'm not going to do it right." That's why I tell them to just do it." 

And of course, please visit the Family History Scrapbooking page to view the bloggers participating in Scrapbook Sunday. Tomorrow's theme is Thanksgiving. Give me a shout if you post.


Happy Saturday!


Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!





24 November 2011

Dell Streak 7 Black Friday Deal

The turkey is waiting to be stuffed, but I happened to notice this amazing black Friday deal on the Dell Streak 7. Today and tomorrow it is only 159.99 at Best Buy. The offer is limited to one per household. I am not an affiliate at Best Buy and will not benefit from your purchase.

With forward and rear facing cameras, a microphone and speakers, this tablet works better for Skype and webinars than the Kindle Fire. The only negative I have for this tablet is that the battery life isn't the best. I charge it frequently and it works for me, but it is something to keep in mind. 

Have a great turkey day! 

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

23 November 2011

Thanksgiving Family History Scrapbooking Prompt for Scrapbook Sunday



Let's take a Thanksgiving break from creating our Family History Album. I have a ton to do and I bet you do too. 

Thanksgiving Family History Scrapbooking Prompt: Create a scrapbook page or project about Thanksgiving. Tell the story of who was there, where it was held, what you ate (if you remember) and why you celebrated in the way that you did. Choose Thanksgiving 2011 or reach into your family's past and pick an older story. The possibilities are unlimited.

Imagine if I had pictures to go along with this who, what, where, when story from a Christmas celebration my grandfather attended:



You could pretend you are a reporter and report the minutiae of your 2011 Thanksgiving celebration. It might seem silly to talk about Aunt Sally's pumpkin pies, but if you include the details, what great information you are gifting to your descendants. My brain is overflowing while I type. What about a little Thanksgiving cookbook with pictures of the dishes, the recipes and also of the cooks? I would love to have had something like that from my grandmother.

A scrapbook project about Uncle Ben's house, where Thanksgiving was celebrated for over twenty years would be neat too. Don't be afraid to combine Thanksgiving pictures from different years into one project to tell your story. Do you have an idea that you would like to share with other family history scrapbookers? Please share it by posting it below. You may help someone who is stuck for ideas.

On or before Sunday, November 27th, post about your project with the caption Scrapbook Sunday in your title. If you format your title like this: [Catchy title about my post - Scrapbook Sunday] it is better for search engines, which will be more likely to dismiss multiple posts that begin 'Scrapbook Sunday' as being duplicates. By putting your title first, it tells the search engines that your post is unique. At least that is my limited understanding of how search engines work. If you can clarify, please feel free to comment below. 

When you have posted your scrapbook project, send me an email or tweet to make sure I see it and link to your blog. If you don't have a blog, but would still like to participate, send your image to me by email and I will post it here.

For those living in the United States, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for following and see you when I roll back on Friday!

Happy Wednesday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember~!





21 November 2011

Help for Beginning Genealogy Researchers: genealogybeginner.com

Don't you love when a perfect piece of fruit tastes as good as it looks? So it is with the new website, Genealogy Beginner. On the surface, it is a slick website; professional, clean, appealing and easy to navigate. It offers articles, classes, tips for getting started, help from experts (Ask a Genealogist) and a community forum, Coffee Shop, for genealogy beginners. The website looks almost too good to be true so I contacted the founder, Chris Clegg to request an interview. We met today via Skype and I am very excited to share this new genealogy education resource with you.

How Chris Clegg Got Started in Genealogy

Chris has a background in the market research business. As a consultant in market and consumer research he found genealogy to be a logical extension of his work. He is fascinated by the individual as researcher and the process of discovery.

In his personal life, his big genealogy challenge is his own adoption at two days old. He has not yet made the ancestral connections that he sees others making, although recently DNA research has allowed him to make some advances. The process of personal discovery and research in general are what motivates him. 

About Genealogy Beginner
 
Chris explained that they have had a website offering genealogy materials; charts, training guides, e-books, etc., for about nine years. They relaunched Genealogy Beginner a few weeks ago to assist beginners, who are just getting involved in genealogy or who have done some research, but have hit a dead end at the second or third generation back.

Curriculum and Lessons

During the registration process for the previous site, Genealogy Beginner gathered information about the challenges and difficulties members members faced in their genealogical research. This information drove the building of the new curriculum, which is being developed by Ramona Hartley and Tara Anderson, both experienced writers and genealogists. 

The curriculum will have seven units with seven to nine lessons each. To date they have completely written Unit 1: Introduction to Genealogy and Unit 2: Introduction to Research Resources. Unit 1 is available on the website now. More advance courses will delve into more specialized resources such as Irish diocese records or crypt records.

Lessons are available individually or you can purchase a very reasonable subscription. Lessons are delivered weekly via email. There is online access to the lesson in PDF format. Each lesson includes its own message forum where users can ask questions if they have issues or need assistance. Experienced genealogists are constantly monitoring the boards.

What About That One Time Payment?


It's just what it says. If you take a class or two and decide that you really like the service, you can pay the One Time Payment fee and never pay anything else. Genealogy Beginner plans to be here for the long haul. They have no intention of shutting down or ending their service. The one time payment is for those who really want to be part of the community.
 
What Does Genealogy Beginner Want You to Know?
 
Their heart is in helping you get to the next step. Through the Coffee Shop and Ask a Genealogist you will have unlimited access to their genealogists. It is a brand new service and this is a rare opportunity for you to get unlimited (at least for now) assistance.

There is no obligation or requirement on signup. In other words, you sign up for their free two week trial and it is just that, free. They will not take your credit card and charge it when you forget to cancel.

Genealogy Beginner wants you to ask questions and let them know how they are doing. If they don't have something that you need or if they don't know the answer to your question, they will find it. They are excited to help you and want to create a back and forth, a real community.

What's Next?

Genealogy Beginner is developing member webinars for small groups of a dozen or fewer people. Webinars will present on a topic, common area, challenge or tool for fifteen minutes and be followed by a fifteen minute group question and answer session. The format will be small so that members will feel comfortable to ask questions and feel that they are part of the group.

Chris' Tips for Newbies

Start with a six generation tree chart to get a sense of what information you know. Start the tree with you, then add parents, then grandparents and reach back from there.

Have a focused conversation with your grandparents (if you are lucky to be starting early enough) or your parents about what they know about their family history and what they have for records. Ask about your great grandparents.

Chris believes that your fastest path is through your living ancestors. Many people begin genealogy after losing a loved one and realizing that their stories have died with them.


His big tip: put everything you hear down in pencil. "You can make assumptions in pencil till the cows come home."


Is Genealogy Beginner for You?

If you are new to genealogy, even if you have an Ancestry or comparable membership, my advice is try it. They are going to help you make use of what you have already learned and go farther with the resources you can access. You can't lose with the free two week trial. Make sure you try out the whole thing while you are there. Take advantage of Ask the Genealogist and the Coffee Shop. I might even give it a whirl myself so I can tell you how I like it as a user too. Plus, they offer an affiliate program, so that is additional incentive do so.

Chris was extremely knowledgeable and what he shared made sense to me. That said, there is no replacement for actual experience. If you have tried the Genealogy Beginner, let us know what you think in the comments below.

You can also find Genealogy Beginner on Facebook.

Happy Tuesday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

Android Apps for Kindle Fire Versus Android Phones and Tablets

Will the Kindle Firebe my new favorite tablet for on the go genealogy, social media and reading? It's a bit (read smidgeon) lighter weight than the Dell Streak and I have been able to add many apps that I was not able to add to the Nook Color. Plus, and this is a biggie, there will be a lot of cute accessories for the Kindle Fire, like the Verso Kindle Fire Cover. If you ignore the bling, what matters in the long run is whether the apps I am accustomed to using on the Dell Streak tablet and my Android phone can be used on the Kindle Fire.

My top apps & how I added them to the Kindle Fire:
Adobe Reader - Amazon download 
Ancestry - Beta version, sideload*


*29 Sep 2012 Update: Ancestry now available in the Amazon app store.
ColorNote Notepad Notes - Amazon download 
Documents to Go - Amazon download
Dropbox - Sideload*
*29 Sep 2012 Update: Dropbox now available in the Amazon app store.
Easy Installer - Amazon download and needed to install sideloaded apps
Evernote - Amazon download 
The Genealogy Gems Podcast: Bought it, again. I've now bought it multiple times, but I love it and want it available no matter which device is at hand. 
Hootsuite - Amazon download
Nook -  Sideload
Roboform - Sideload
Zinio - Downloaded from the Zinio.com website. 


Apps on my Android phone and/or Dell Streak that I will not or cannot download to the Kindle Fire:
Blogger - Unavailable on Amazon. It seems that most Google apps are not available. This could be a deal breaker for the Kindle Fire.
Skype - Not compatible with Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire does not have a camera, so this app would not be useful as I only use Skype for video chat.
Facebook - Unavailable on Amazon except as a doorway app to the Facebook mobile site. I use Hootsuite to follow my Facebook friends.
GedStar - Unavailable on Amazon. Not installing yet, as I do not use this that often.
Gmail - Google apps with sign in unavailable. 
Google+ and Google Huddle - Google+ installed, but did not work on the Kindle Fire. It got stuck connecting. Currently Google+ is available to superior (paying megabucks) customers on Hootsuite. It is unavailable in the Amazon store, but available in the Android market. I was not able to side load it. Guess I will wait for Hootsuite to make it available for the lesser paying customers.
Google Reader - Unavailable. This is a big one for me. I can go onto the web to read directly from Google Reader, but everyone loves an app, don't they?
Google Translate - Unvailable. 
Time Recording - Timesheet App - Unavailable in Amazon. It's on the Dell Streak, so I will have to learn to sideload from this device too.
*Update 29 Sep 2012 Timesheet now available in the Amazon App store.

Twitter - Available on Amazon but incompatible with Kindle Fire. The Twitter Mobile Web app gives you access to the Twitter mobile web page, but is not a user app. Plus I use Hootsuite to interact on Twitter.*
*29 Sep 2012 Update: Available for Kindle Fire, but I still use Hootsuite.
YouTube: Unvavailable


What's the verdict; tablet or Kindle Fire?
Looking at the long list of apps, which I use regularly that are not currently available for the Fire, makes me think that the Dell Streak will stay my tablet of choice. Over the next week or so I am going to keep researching what is and what becomes available. The Dell Streak tablet includes a camera, microphone and blue tooth, all items not included in the Kindle Fire. 

Would the Kindle Fire make a good gift?
This is an emphatic yes! My kids and my husband are all interested in one. I am thinking too that my Dad would really like one for traveling. 

Tablet or IPad? 
Do you have an Ipad? Are you able to use all of the Google apps on it? What about YouTube and Skype? 

Hope this was helpful. Not sure which way I am going with this, but I will keep you updated! 

Scrappy Gen
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Update: 21 Nov 2011 Many magazines from Amazon are suddenly unavailable for download through the Kindle app (on my Android phone and Dell Streak) and will only be available on the Kindle Fire. Barnes & Noble continues to make magazines available for both the Color Nook and the Nook Android app.

20 November 2011

Family History Album Week 3 - Scrapbook Sunday

Welcome to our first official Scrapbook Sunday. Today is the day to work on sharing your genealogy work with your family. How you decide to share it is up to you. Don't be afraid of the crafty word, scrapbook. Any creative project for displaying your family history will be considered scrapbooking for Scrapbook Sunday.

This week I am still working on the Family History Album from JessicaSprague.com. The assignment is to create four pages about the parents in our selected family tree. The parents in my tree are my husband and me, so this assignment is not difficult in terms of collecting missing information. 


This project is very straight forward and easy to complete. There are three more pages to do for this week and I will be working on them today. If you have missed any of this project, simply click on Family History Scrapbooking. There are four other bloggers regularly contributing to this series!

How do you share your family history? Do you scrapbook?

Happy Scrapbook Sunday!

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!

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19 November 2011

How to Sideload Apps onto the Kindle Fire - Dropbox

Are you thinking of getting the new Kindle Fire? Are you wondering if you can run all of your apps on it? Follow along as I learn how to side load Android apps from my phone to the Kindle Fire, no rooting or jail-breaking required!

Several apps I want are either unavailable from Amazon or incompatible with the new Kindle Fire. One incompatible app is Zinio.com, which you can download directly from the Zinio site. One app unavailable in the Amazon store is Dropbox. Today I am going to follow directions given by Sascha Segan in "How to run almost any android app on the Kindle Fire" to copy these apps to the Kindle Fire. He is very techie, but me, not so much. Because I am a visual learner, I have added pictures.

Step 1: Back up apps to Android phone SD Card

1. Download, install and open the free ASTRO File Manager for your Android phone.
  
2. Click on File Manager.

3. From the menu button, click on preferences.
Preferences is bottom left
4. Click on Backup Directory and choose your SD card. My backup for the SD card is /mnt/sdcard/backups. See Sascha Segan's instructions for more technical details.

5. Go back to the main ASTRO screen and click on Application Backup.

6.  Click on the app you want to download and choose backup.
I clicked on Dropbox

Step 2: Copy apps from Android phone SD card to PC


Step 3: Copy apps from PC to Kindle Fire


Step 4: Download Easy Installer to Kindle Fire, open and use to install apps. The nice thing about Easy Installer is it's easy! When you open the program, the apps available for install appear immediately. No need to search for where you might have put the app. Not that that ever happens to me. 


If I can sideload an app, you can too. Next up: Nook


Let me know if you have any questions or comments. 


2:10 PM Update: No Sideloading Google Apps - Do you know how many Google apps there are? Why doesn't Google offer apps for either the Color Nook or the Kindle Fire? I am betting it is because both use proprietary software, but to me it seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Does Google prefer me to buy a non proprietary device? What's in it for them? Why don't I go to www.google.com to find out. Or, will they filter the results to only show me what they want me to know. Do you know? 


Greg Knieriemen writes in Kindle Fire, An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos that Amazon is blocking Google. Really? So is Amazon blocking or Google not sharing? Could everyone just play nice please so that I can have my cake and eat it too?

Scrappy Gen
Let's Remember!


Saturday's Family History Scrapbooking Stars

Have you wondered how to interest your family in your genealogy work? Tomorrow, Sunday, November 20th is the first official Scrapbook Sunday in the family history blogging universe. Scrapbooks have many incarnations; quilts, mugs, wall hangings, canvases, glass jars, plates and of course books. The possibilities are limitless. While you are waiting for Scrapbook Sunday to start, take a look at these blogs and articles for a glimpse of the possibilities:
 
Flip-Pal™ Simple Gifts Blog Hop – Digital Scrapbook; Julie Tarr at GenBlog created a multilayered project using photos she scanned with her Flip-Pal scanner. With the photo scans, she digitally created family history scrapbook pages and then combined the pages into a fabulous power point presentation.

Legacies: Scrapbooks, Photo Albums Tell Important Family Stories; Inspirational article posted on TheLedger.com. Creating a scrapbook about her life helped this woman overcome cancer, share her legacy and start a new business.
   
A plate as scrapbook? Yes! Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog created it for the Flip-Pal™ Simple Gifts Blog Hop.  

For My Son...a Lifetime of Memories; Article posted on this is Somerset. This mum was diagnosed with cancer just after her son was born. Now she is enjoying every minute with her baby and creating a memory box of their time together.   

Family Tree by Chelle's Creations on scraporchard.com. This new digital scrapbooking kit is on sale with a bonus set of heritage words from 11/18-11/25.   

Tell a story and put it in a jar. That's what Caroline Pointer of For Your Family Story did when she created a Story Jar.  

Food for thought in What Will You Do With Your Genealogy Research from Lorine McGinnis Schulze at the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog  

Want more? Click on the Family History Scrapbooking tab above and read about the Family History Album several bloggers and I are busy making. Have you been working on a family history scrapbooking project or do you have any questions? Leave a comment below or send me an email to jshoer [at] jenalygen [dot] com. I would love to hear from you!

See you tomorrow for Scrapbook Sunday!

Happy Saturday!  

Scrappy Gen  
Let's Remember!

18 November 2011

Soldiers Who Died in World War I - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

On the corner of Islington Street and Route 33 in Portsmouth, NH lies Plains Field. Although best known for the Little League baseball games played there, it is also home to a memorial for the Portsmouth residents who died in World War I. Below are transcriptions of the honor roll 'stone' and the individual memorials. The honor roll name is above each individual memorial. Please note that there are some spelling differences and that there are two memorials not listed on the honor roll.

1917 Honor Roll 1919
IN MEMORY OF 
THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR.

Carl A. Pearson
1893-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
CARL A. PEARSON, U.S.A.
12th DIVISION, CO. A, M.P.

Evelyn Petrie
 1889-1918 
IN MEMORY OF 
EVELYN PETRIE, U.S.A.
NURSE'S CORPS.

Edward J. Mack
 1872-1919.
IN MEMORY OF
LT. EDWARD J. MACK, U.S.A.

Christopher Smart
1891-1918
IN MEMORY OF
CHRISTOPHER SMART
U.S. NAVY

Frederick S. Towle
 1864-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
CAPT. FREDERICK S. TOWLE
MEDICAL CORPS.

Frank E. Booma
 1894-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
LIEUT. FRANK BOOMA, U.S.A.
151st F.A.     KILLED IN ACTION

Harold L. Dutton
1890-1918
IN MEMORY OF
CORP. HAROLD L. DUTTON
325th REG. 82nd DIV. A.E.F.
DIED OF WOUNDS, ARGONNE FOREST

Paul C. Dennett
1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT. PAUL C. DENNETT, U.S.A.
SURGEON 2nd BATT. 75TH A., C.A.C. (?)

Sydney R. Pickles
 1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
SIDNEY R. PICKLES, U.S.A.
18th INFANTRY
KILLED IN ACTION.     ARGONNE FOREST

John P. White
1872-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT. JOHN P. WHITE, U.S.A.

Hugh C. Hill
 1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
HUGH CONWAY HILL, U.S.A.
CO. K, 359th INF. A.E.F.
KILLED IN ACTION.     ST. MICHEL.

Michael Lynch
 1870-1919
IN MEMORY OF
MICHAEL LYNCH, U.S.N.
U.S.S. OKLAHOMA

John Tanco
 1887-1919
IN MEMORY OF
SGT. JOHN TANCO, U.S.A.

Arthur T. Patch
 1894-1917
IN MEMORY OF
ARTHUR T. PATCH, U.S.N.
U.S.S. BALTIMORE

Frank H. N. Grant
1886-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT.FRANK H. GRANT, U.S.A.

Chester A. Bock
1890-1918.
IN MEMORY OF
CHESTER A. BOCK, U.S.A.

Floyd Barker
 1891-1918.
IN MEMORY OF
SGT. FLOYD BARKER, U.S.M.C.
KILLED IN ACTION

John J. Conners
 1894-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN J. CONNORS
101st A. E. F., U.S.A.
KILLED IN ACTION

George Durand
1897-1918
IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE DURAND, U.S.M.C.
35TH CO., 1st REPLACEMENT BATT.
KILLED IN ACTION

Faye E. Hatt
 1892-1918
IN MEMORY OF
FAYE EUGENE HATT, U.S.A.
KILLED IN ACTION

Henry Taylor
 -1918
IN MEMORY OF
STEPHEN H. TAYLOR, C.A.
8(?)7TH MONTREAL GRENADIER GUARDS
KILLED IN ACTION

Theodore D. Schmidt
 1895-1918
IN MEMORY OF
LT. THEODORE D. SCHMIDT
CO. M, 39TH INFANTRY, U.S.A.
DIED OF WOUNDS

Francis A. Scott
 1890-1918.
IN MEMORY OF
CAPT. FRANCIS A. SCOTT, U.S.A.
207TH INFANTRY.
KILLED IN ACTION

Amedio Priori
1887-1918 
IN MEMORY OF
AMEDEO FIORI, U.S.A.
KILLED IN ACTION

The following two individuals were not listed in the honor roll. 

Currier
 1894-1918
IN MEMORY OF
HAROLD N. CURRIER
U.S. NAVY

Fingleton
IN MEMORIAM
LIEUT. LEWIS J. FINGLETON, U.S.N.
MORTUS PRO PATRIAE
U.S.S. CYCLOPS      APRIL 1918

In 1921 Joseph Foster published The Soldier's Memorial. Portsmouth, NH 1893-1921. In it, these same memorials are transcribed and additional information is given on pages 49-125 through 60-136.  You can also read the speeches and presentations given on 10 August 1919 when these stones were dedicated. This title is available through Google Books.

This photo and transcription project was inspired by Heather Wilkinson Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy. See also her Veteran's Day Transcription Project.

If you have any questions, or would like a larger version of one of these images, please leave a comment or email me at jshoer [at] jenalygen [dot] com. 

Jennifer

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