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Thursday, October 23, 2008

William Edward Friend photos

I am trying to place two photos one is of William Edward Friend and the other is of his wife Fanny Friend (nee Hunter). They both appear in the 1910 census and 1920 census, in both years they lived on Vine Street in Riverside. I just placed pictures from the Banta family with the Sonoma State University archives and wonder if William Edward Friend and Fanny Hunter are related in some way to the Banta family. I am seeking to donate the photos to a descendent in the direct line of William Edward and Fanny nee Hunter Friend. I emailed one person from RootsWeb whose information matched what I discovered on the Friend family.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More Lost Treasures Work and online classes

I updated the Lost Treasures website with more Treasures from the San Diego Genealogical Society. I am working on a binder of letters to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Milton, Washington and two photos of Ed and Fanny Friend.

I am taking two online classes one is a Memoir writing class and the other is a Photo Shop Elements class. They are taking alot of time but I am really learning alot from them.

Computer Problems and Solutions

I just finished almost a month long headache! I unistalled Norton Antivirus and installed another security virus system and I could not access the Internet, I could not get any downloads for updates for computers, I could not update the Lost Treasures website.
I spent two hours on tech support with my DSL provider and another two hours on tech support for my new virus security system. If you ever uninstall Norton Antivirus please use this program: (Norton Security removal tool). If you only use the Windows uninstaller program your internet access may be blocked too! Thanks Best Buy Geek Squad for the advice!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Edna Banta Munford Photo Collection Donated to Sonoma State University

Last week I sent the Edna Banta Munford collection of 120 photographs to Sonoma State University. There were several related lines included, Banta/Simmons/Wyatt/Phinney were the main surnames. My favorite photo was of James Simmons who was a fireman for the LA fire department, possibly Long Beach. I emailed the firehouse museum there but nobody replied.
Lloyd Simmons of Sonoma and his family were the subjects of half of the photos. There were two pictures of him in his Pharmacy/general store in Sonoma. I worked on these all summer and am glad to see them go to an accessable archives.

Miscell. Documents Inventoried, Listed here

The following documents have been inventoried by the Lost Treasures Committee for the San Diego Genealogical Society and are ready to be donated to a direct descendant or a regional archives. (The wills can be donated to an indirect descendant)

Vital Records
  • Sharon Leigh: Baptismal Certificate (1976) San Diego, CA
  • Bergin/Brockman: Marriage Certificate and Will Probate
  • Wright/Shield: Marriage document
  • Nelson Fish and Lulu James: copy of marraige certificate (June 1869)
  • Holland William Campbell and Lola Lean Brashear (Dec 13, 1949): original marriage certificate (San Diego, CA)
  • Diane Ruth Tunis: Baby book with genealogy: related surnames: Dysart, Hill, West Munday of Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, CA
  • Arthur A. De Titta death certificate copy, Riverside County (death date 17 May 1992): other names mentioned: Mother was Rose Truncellilo ot Italy and wife was Helen (nee Hurt) De Titta. Cameraman for 20th Century Fox
  • These wills are all from San Diego:
  • Will of Rachel Wegeforth (1961)Will and instructions of Nell Grant Cronan (1929-1930)
  • Will of Ellen Robb and the will of her daughter Frances M. Robb (Jan 14, 1959)
  • Will of Charles Christianson (July 7, 1967)
  • Stam Register der Familie Lendeke: Possibly of Hamburg Germany, written in German (1898)
  • Schwab Family History (written in German)(1886)
  • Mildred Bergin: Passport (1926)
  • Marion Thompson Ogden: British Passport (1950) El Cajon, CA
  • Sue Lovell: Letters to the Milton Methodist Episcopal Church, Milton Washington, regarding the 25th anniversary celebration of Church: most of the letters are addressed to Dr. Ethel M. Short, Tacoma Washington
  • David Whitten: High School Diploma (June 1984)
  • F. Johnston Day: Masters Degree of Philosophy from University of Divine Science in Seattle, Washington (1940)
  • DAR Certificate Edna Estelle Van Orsdall Craig of Colorado for Conrad Hogmire (Revolutionary War ancestor)