Back in 2013 I put together a new version of the Blethen Genealogy, which is in the public domain. This reformatted and reset version is a fairly faithful reproduction of the original. The Blethen Genealogy takes the family back to the New England colonies and to Wales.
While I do have some questions about the veracity of some of the lineages, it is an interesting read.
My 2013 version is available on Lulu.com, just follow the link below:
There is a new version of lifelines on github, 3.2.0 alpha. It is a 64-bit conversion of the venerable genealogy program and scripting language.
So far it works fine for me on Fedora Linux 30.
Here’s the link: Lifelines on Github.
I realize that it has been five years since I last posted here.
I’ve been busy with other things and just wanted to check in here.
One of my ongoing projects has been to reset and edit a copy of History of the Lunt Family in America.
Another project is to research the New England Wyeth family to get a better understanding of how they are related to me. I’m also writing out a publishable article on the family.
Rock Victim’s Services Set
Funeral services for Lawrence E. White, 12, who died Thursday in Maynard Hospital of injuries suffered when struck in the head by a rock hurled in play by a schoolmate, will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Funeral Home. Private cremation will follow. Lawrence was in the sixth grade at John Muir School. He had more than nine years of perfect Sunday School attendance at the Mt. Baker Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. White, 3115 Cascadia Ave., and a sister, Phyllis Mary.
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, 1 April 1950, page 14)
George Giesler Dies in Skagit Hospital
Sedro Woolley — George F. Giesler, a longtime resident of this city, died Thursday in Skagit Valley Hospital at Mount Vernon. Mr. Giesler, 76, came here in 1925 from Tennessee.
He was a retired fireman for Goodyear-Nelson Lumber Co.
Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lemley Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. V. Kononen officiating. Burial will be in Sedro Woolley Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Ellen; four sons, Donald of Sedro Woolley, Charles of Burlington, James of Auburn and William of Seattle; three daughters, Miss Anna Mae Giesler of Seattle, Mrs. Mildred Moore of Bremerton and Mrs. Mary Constance of Ephrata; a sister, Mrs. Rhodie Davis, and a brother, Rod, in Tennessee.
(Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Washington, 1 April 1960)
Weil, François. Family Trees: A History of Genealogy in America. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. 2013. ISBN 9780674045835.
Family Trees begins by detailing the basis for keeping many of the records that our ancestors kept. He goes on from there to detail the large pictures over the next several hundred years of genealogical research. Weil goes into some detail to discuss how the people and the methods they use are changing over time.
The book is well organized. He weaves each major section of the book together expertly and places each major player in their respective time lines: the record keepers, fraudsters, and reformers all have their places.
The discussion toward the end of the last chapter is especially pertinent today as it deals with the democratization and commercialization of genealogy and family history research. Weil details the industry and its effect on genealogists.
ALBERT W. WORTHEN
Funeral services for Albert W. Worthen of Los Angeles, former Portland resident, who died on his way to visit relatives here, will be held Saturday at 2:30 P.M. in the Holman & Lutz Colonial mortuary. Rev. Paul G. Dickey of Parkrose Community church will officiate. Commitment will be private at the Portland crematorium.
Worthen’s death occurred in a tourist camp in Arcata, Cal. He had been head of the personnel department of Douglas Aircraft company the past three years in Los Angeles. Between 1912 and 1917 he was assistant claim agent for the Portland Electric Power company in Portland.
Surviving him are his brother, E. H. Worthen, and three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Walker, Mrs. Etta Kruger and Mrs. Myrtle Harrer.
The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 8 September 1945, page 7.
The Oregonian, 8 September 1945, page 7.