Friday, May 27, 2011

Delos Thomas Gardner - Congratulations Graduate

Delos Thomas Gardner received his B.A. in Business Management from San Jose State University May 27, 2011 - CONGRATULATIONS!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Mine Family in Color

Here is another digitized/colorized image - of the Mine family from Japan. Shuko Mine is my mother. This shows the Mine family and her mother's Iokura family.

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McKinlay Family Photos in Color!

Once again, has produced a wonderful digitized and colorized image of my ancestors. I made a collage of the McKinlay family and had them do up a beautiful 16 x 20 canvas. Here is the entire collage, and the closeups follow. I see so much resemblance between them and my father, uncle, grandmother, and great grandmother!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Copeland Chronicles II

Judith Walley has just published a revised version of her Copeland Chronicles II.

I applaud Judy's incredible book. It is the obvious result of a skilled researcher and a thorough documentation of Copeland genealogy.

The massive 800+ page book is a traditional chronological descendancy of all Copelands in the United States! Look for it on!

Brava and Congratulations to Judith Walley!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

An American Genealogy Central

This is where the magic happens. My desk, my computer, and my wall of ancestors!

Finney Genealogy Project


I have been in a dilemna. Which book to finish first - the McKinlay/McKays or the Finneys?

I have decided to work on the Finney book first. Why? Because in 1992, Rosamary High Finney completed a 190 page genealogy. With her husband Tommie's permission, I am using that book as the core of my Finney book. I will make any required corrections and additions (there have been a lot of Finney births since 1992!). I will add in the Copeland information because my great grandmother was Samantha Finney Copeland.

I hope the Finneys will now take the time to send me stories, histories, and especially photos. Please send any old-time photos. Also send me any family shots - over the years and now. Make sure to note the names for everyone that you know in the photos.

I'm hoping that I can contact Forrest Dale William's widow in Bartlesville OK - he was very interested in family history, and his family line were the Finneys who married into the Allens. He gave me a few extraordinary copies of the Allen's covered wagon journey to Colorado.

My goal is to finish this book by the end of the summer - if I get a job, however, it may be delayed by a few weeks.

I hope the book will be printed in time for the Finney reunion in October in Kansas!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Stuart Justin Copeland

(Mama with Stuart)

Happy Birthday to Stuart Justin Copeland!

Hey, "little brother," you are the treasure of our family. We love you and wish you the happiest of Birthdays!

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