Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Honoring our Family Veterans 2016

WWI Museum trench warfare
As Memorial Day 2016 approaches I want to once again honor the Veterans in our family that have served and sacrificed so that we have the freedoms that we have, which includes being able to share here.  We on this day and everyday want to remember and thank the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces to keep us safe and free.  We will also go to the cemeteries to remember our loved ones who have died and put flowers on the graves. We will have family cookouts and picnics and play at the pool or lake but while doing all this we must and should honor those who served because if they had not been willing to put their live's  on the line for us we might not have the freedom to enjoy this day like we do. Our family has had someone who has  served in all the wars starting with the Rev. War.  It is an honor for me to pay tribute and thank them for their sacrifice.
Here are a few of the men from our family that has served

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE AND ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY!







William Capp WWI






Noel L Forbes WWII
Raymond Leroy Wilder  Killed WWII


James M Forbes
Michael Forbes






J Ted Jester
Jack Jester
Jack Jester
Terril Bilyeu

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day Past and Jester Cousins Get Together April 2016


In honor of Mother's Day I wanted to share a few pictures of Mother's and Mother's day past





Jan, Grandma and Grandpa Jester Mother's Day 1956


Mother's Day 1967 with Grandma holding Ted and Grandpa left Jack, back me Deb and right Cindy



Mother's Day 1967 with Mom and Dad in back and from left to right Me Deb, Jack; Cindy and Cindy holding Ted




Norma Crum, Grandma Snodgrass and Bob Crum

Grandma Snodgrass and Mom Zeilla


Aunt Ellen Thorp, Rebecca Weixeldorfer, Hazel Weixeldorfer
Uncle Jim and Aunt Mary Jester with Rick Jester 1956






Once again the Jester cousins got together for a lunch and time of visiting. We always have a great time when we get together. We talk about our families and what we know about our Jester ancestors which really isn't much. One interesting story my cousin told me was that my Great Grandfather Charles A Jester was something of mess. It was said by his wife's family that he had another family somewhere else and my Dad's cousin said that Charles would leave for 2-3 months at a time and then show back up as if he never left. My Dad's cousin Jim said that he only spoke to his granddad Charles 1 time and that was Charles asked if he parents were home and Jim said no and Charles asked I suppose you don't know what I am having for supper and then walked home. Jim said he had no use for Charles that he wasn't a nice man.  I have learned from past experiences that you don't just disregard these stories and since then I have found that Charles had a woman Anna living with him in the city directories on ancestry.com in 1932, 1934 and 1936 here is an example of the directory from ancestry.com
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=try&db=usdirectories&h=846576008
Name:Charles A Jester
Gender:Male
Residence Year:1934
Street address:431 N 3d
Residence Place:Kansas CityKansasUSA
Occupation:Auto Mf
Spouse:Anna Jester
Publication Title:Kansas City, Kansas, City Directory, 1934
Interesting and needs more research since my great grandmother Hattie Jane Anderson Jester didn't die until 1934 but the address given is where they lived. Questions and more questions. He is a mystery that I hope to unravel.

We had a good time and here are some pictures from the get together













Always take the opportunity to get together with family and enjoy the company, stories and learn, write down and cherish the stories you are told. We get together now about every 6 months and the first one my Dad was able to attend and shortly after that he suddenly died. He enjoyed so much visiting with his cousins and their families, sharing stories and we have wonderful pictures of the time he got to spend with them.



This month of May starts my monthly search for a surname. I will spend most of my time researching that specific surname and this month is Mother's Day so I will be doing more research on my Mother's Mothers family the CAPP Surname.

Until Next Time Happy Sleuthing

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jester Family and Finding New Info


Fun My Jester Family Pictures from left a trip to South Dakota right Christmas dinner and bottom center a Family picture when my kids were little. Adding these to my tree today while doing research.









So many new at least to me indexes and resources to continue my research on ancestry.com. I was excited to see the database

Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961

http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2270

In this I was able to find where my Mom and Dad lived as well as the address of my Grandparents and myself and my sister were listed also. I then called Mom and shared with her what I had found and she gave me more info too. If you have lived or have people that lived in Kansas City check out this database on ancestry.com They vary in information but it gives address and on some age and others number in household while others listed all at the same address by name. Very helpful and interesting.

Another surprise I found was when I found my Father in Law, Mother in Law and Brother in Law listed in the
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=General-6944&indiv=try&h=162627 
At first I thought it was for my Father in Law but found out after more investigation it was for my brother in law Dennis Forbes employment with the railroad. Still is a great resource if you have someone working for them. It lists parents, dob, and hire date. Interesting info and helpful if you are looking for a maiden name of a mother.

ancestry.com has other railroad records to:


This is very helpful to look at if you think your ancestor might have worked for the railroad at sometime.

Well back to do research. I am trying to find more info on my Jester side before we meet again with the Jester cousins this Saturday. 

Till next time keep on sleuthing and find those family gems

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Back on Internet and Researching Again

I am finally back to having Internet. They finally after over 2 year wait installed our google fiber and I am able to easily do Internet genealogy research again. I will be able to blog more easily also so I hope to at least once a week post something new. Thanks for staying with me.

I was surprised when I got on ancestry.com and looked at some of their new indexes to find my father in law listed in one that doesn't fit what we thought we new. I will share more later but I bring this up because just because you think you have exhausted everything there is always more to find. I will be going back and checking other members to see what I can find that is new in the new databases. More to come later this week

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jester Family Get Together from Nov 2014 and May 2015


My Dad













So much has happened this year. I have not done a whole lot of genealogy and have not been on any research outings this year yet. We did go to the cemeteries on Memorial Day and we had fun going to the Shawnee Indian Cemetery in Shawnee, KS.

To catch up I just wanted say that since Dec when I had the flu and was down for 3 weeks I was sick 3 more times with a bad cold and bronchitis and really didn't feel like posting. Then in March my Dad died suddenly and very unexpectedly. My Granddaughter fell at work at severely broke her arm and elbow requiring surgery to put the bones back together with a plate and 12 screws.  Then cars broke down and Grandson was sick and I was sick again. It seems like the hits just kept coming and I either wasn't feeling like posting or to busy to. That has changed now and I hope to start posting at least once a week and to get my research going again as well.

One thing I want to stress in all this is like the old saying "don't put off till tomorrow what you should be doing today" and I will add because you might not get the chance to do it! This is in everything but especially when it comes to spending time with your loved ones and telling them how much you love them.

If you keep putting off talking to your family about their history and memories you just might never get the chance. I was so glad that our Jester family decided to get together in Nov 2014. My Dad was so excited to see and visit with all of his cousins that could be there. We had a wonderful time and heard stories about our ancestors and even got to meet new cousins we had never met before. That is one thing we are very thankful for was that Dad had such a good time and got to see all of them. We got together again in May 2015 and Dad was really missed by everyone. Some that could be there in Nov couldn't be there in May and others were there that weren't there the first time. We are going to get together again in Nov this year.

The one thing is that in Nov I hope to be able to have a big family tree printed up for every one to look at and see how we all fit in.

Here are pictures from Jester get together
Nov 2014

James and Gladys Jester with Jack and Zeilla Jester



Cousins Jan, James, Robert and Jack Jester


May 2015


















Thanks to my cousins for sharing their pictures with me.

Next time will have pictures from cemeteries and what I found out from my DNA test on ancestry.com

Until then Keep on Sleuthing!


 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 Our Family that Served

WWI Museum trench warfare
Today is Memorial Day 2015 and I am writing here and able to because of the sacrifices our men and women in the service have made. We on this day and everyday want to remember and thank the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces to keep us safe and free.  We will also go this day to the cemeteries to remember our loved ones who have died and put flowers on the graves. We will have family cookouts and picnics and play at the pool or lake but while doing all this we must and should honor those who served because if they had not been willing to put their life on the line for us we might not have the freedom to enjoy this day like we do. Our family has had someone who has  served in all the wars starting with the Rev. War.  It is an honor for me to pay tribute and thank them for their sacrifice.
Here are a few of the men from our family that has served. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE AND ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY!