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Re: Ancestry Traits

MARYLYNN STRICKLAND
 

Rich, at your DNA menu, choose "Your DNA Results Summary" ;  you'll be able to see more about the traits portion.  Also check in Settings on that same page.

ML

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Rich Thayer <aseriesguy@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:56 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Ancestry Traits
 
I do have a DNA kit with Ancestry.  However, Traits does not show up in my DNA menu.  I can sign into my sister’s account and Traits does show up in her DNA menu.

> On Aug 1, 2020, at 8:36 AM, Michele Mattoon <emmattoon@...> wrote:
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> I use it. I have a subscription, so it may not be the same for you, but you click on DNA on the top Ancestry menu and click on "traits". That takes you into the page that explains everything. This is assuming you have your DNA with Ancestry, and there is no extra cost.
>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rich Thayer
> Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 10:24 PM
> To: Society@skcgs.groups.io
> Subject: [SKCGS] Ancestry Traits
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> Has anybody signed up for Ancestry’s DNA Traits?  I have had an invite, but have found nothing as to how to turn it on or buy that extra.  Note that I have an account, BUT NOT a subscription.
>
> Rich Thayer
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Re: Ancestry Traits

Michele Mattoon
 

Try this link: https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Frequently-Asked-Questions-About-AncestryDNA-Traits I guess I must have purchased them, but don't remember any details.

-----Original Message-----
From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rich Thayer
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:56 AM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Ancestry Traits

I do have a DNA kit with Ancestry. However, Traits does not show up in my DNA menu. I can sign into my sister’s account and Traits does show up in her DNA menu.

On Aug 1, 2020, at 8:36 AM, Michele Mattoon <emmattoon@...> wrote:

I use it. I have a subscription, so it may not be the same for you, but you click on DNA on the top Ancestry menu and click on "traits". That takes you into the page that explains everything. This is assuming you have your DNA with Ancestry, and there is no extra cost.

-----Original Message-----
From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rich Thayer
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 10:24 PM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io
Subject: [SKCGS] Ancestry Traits

Has anybody signed up for Ancestry’s DNA Traits? I have had an invite, but have found nothing as to how to turn it on or buy that extra. Note that I have an account, BUT NOT a subscription.

Rich Thayer






Re: Ancestry Traits

Rich Thayer
 

I do have a DNA kit with Ancestry. However, Traits does not show up in my DNA menu. I can sign into my sister’s account and Traits does show up in her DNA menu.

On Aug 1, 2020, at 8:36 AM, Michele Mattoon <emmattoon@...> wrote:

I use it. I have a subscription, so it may not be the same for you, but you click on DNA on the top Ancestry menu and click on "traits". That takes you into the page that explains everything. This is assuming you have your DNA with Ancestry, and there is no extra cost.

-----Original Message-----
From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rich Thayer
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 10:24 PM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io
Subject: [SKCGS] Ancestry Traits

Has anybody signed up for Ancestry’s DNA Traits? I have had an invite, but have found nothing as to how to turn it on or buy that extra. Note that I have an account, BUT NOT a subscription.

Rich Thayer






Annual Planning Meeting - Sat, 08/08/2020 10:00am-3:00pm #cal-reminder

Society@SKCGS.groups.io Calendar <Society@...>
 

Reminder: Annual Planning Meeting

When: Saturday, 8 August 2020, 10:00am to 3:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:https://meet.google.com/bdv-stsr-uic?authuser=0&hs=122

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Organizer: SKCGS Board Board@...

Description: Virtual Annual Planning Meeting

All members are welcome. We'll convene at 10 am and break for lunch at 11:30.

The afternoon session will begin at 1 pm.

Click or paste into your browser: https://meet.google.com/bdv-stsr-uic?authuser=0&hs=122 . The same link will work morning and afternoon. Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 530-675-4394‬ PIN: ‪712 179 883‬#

 


Re: Ancestry Traits

Michele Mattoon
 

I use it. I have a subscription, so it may not be the same for you, but you click on DNA on the top Ancestry menu and click on "traits". That takes you into the page that explains everything. This is assuming you have your DNA with Ancestry, and there is no extra cost.

-----Original Message-----
From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rich Thayer
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 10:24 PM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io
Subject: [SKCGS] Ancestry Traits

Has anybody signed up for Ancestry’s DNA Traits? I have had an invite, but have found nothing as to how to turn it on or buy that extra. Note that I have an account, BUT NOT a subscription.

Rich Thayer


Ancestry Traits

Rich Thayer
 

Has anybody signed up for Ancestry’s DNA Traits? I have had an invite, but have found nothing as to how to turn it on or buy that extra. Note that I have an account, BUT NOT a subscription.

Rich Thayer


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

Michele Mattoon
 

You are keeping it going! You find the most interesting articles! 😄


On Jul 31, 2020, at 9:45 AM, Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...> wrote:



So happy to see the sharing on my simple post, which I almost didn’t make because it might not be of interest to any members.

 

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Trish Sowards
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:50 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

My story was just a historical and genealogical tidbit about family who lived nearby.

 

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:

My story regarding Heart Mountain was simply the struggle of a man providing for his family.  In the fall of 1948 my father found work in Cody and moved us from Laurel, Montana.  We stayed in a small motel room for a couple of weeks while my father looked for somewhere for us to live.  I was six years old, in the first grade.  My sister was about 20 months old.

 

Housing was scarce and finally we found a building a few miles outside of town where we could live.  I remember that there were two long, narrow tarpaper laden buildings.  My mother wadded up rags and newspaper to stuff between the cracks in the interior boards.  Then we hung blankets on the interior walls to further insulate against the cold.  There was no electricity; we used a kerosene lantern.  I don't remember if the stove was for wood or coal but either would have been precious commodities.  And there was no running water.

 

The snow was so deep that my father had to walk down the hill breaking a trail for me to get to the school bus.  I dutifully had the mumps during Christmas break so I didn't miss any school.  And my father went hunting for rabbits or any other small game on that bleak hillside.  My six year old brain absorbed those images but I don't remember knowing the significance of the place at that time.

 

Fast forward what seemed a lifetime but was only six years to my eighth grade Wyoming History class and a picture of the barracks at Heart Mountain in my textbook.  I recognized the buildings in which we had lived for that few months during one of the coldest winters of my life.  My connection to the place is so minimal compared to its overall importance.  I am so happy to see the progress and support for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center so that we may never forget.


From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

I was surprised to see Heart Mountain as well.  It was a few miles from my grandfather's farm.  My father said his father was the only person he ever heard say he didn't believe it was constitutional.  My father used to go to Heart Mountain when he was on leave from the Navy and play basketball with the young men who had to visit their families locked up there when they were on leave from the service.  Certainly a shameful episode in our history.  (I lived nearby from 1986 to 1981.  The chill factor actually got down to 80 below one winter.)

 

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  

This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  



On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:



I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

 

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

 

MaryLynn


From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


You Can Help Nazi Victims’ Families Learn Their Fates in Online Archive Project #volunteer-opportunity

 

Just found via Twitter and Dick Eastman's blog:


Thousands answer crowdsourcing call to assist Germany’s Arolsen Archives in making 26 million newly digitized historical documents searchable by anyone online.
A huge crowdsourcing project to memorialize the victims of Nazi persecution is bringing together thousands of volunteers from across the globe who are locked down during the international coronavirus crisis. The “Every Name Counts” project, based out of Germany’s Arolsen Archives (formerly the International Tracing Service), aims to make 26 million recently digitized primary historical records searchable.

Valorie

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http://about.me/valoriez - pronouns: she/her


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

Dorothy Pretare
 

So happy to see the sharing on my simple post, which I almost didn’t make because it might not be of interest to any members.

 

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of Trish Sowards
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:50 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

My story was just a historical and genealogical tidbit about family who lived nearby.

 

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:

My story regarding Heart Mountain was simply the struggle of a man providing for his family.  In the fall of 1948 my father found work in Cody and moved us from Laurel, Montana.  We stayed in a small motel room for a couple of weeks while my father looked for somewhere for us to live.  I was six years old, in the first grade.  My sister was about 20 months old.

 

Housing was scarce and finally we found a building a few miles outside of town where we could live.  I remember that there were two long, narrow tarpaper laden buildings.  My mother wadded up rags and newspaper to stuff between the cracks in the interior boards.  Then we hung blankets on the interior walls to further insulate against the cold.  There was no electricity; we used a kerosene lantern.  I don't remember if the stove was for wood or coal but either would have been precious commodities.  And there was no running water.

 

The snow was so deep that my father had to walk down the hill breaking a trail for me to get to the school bus.  I dutifully had the mumps during Christmas break so I didn't miss any school.  And my father went hunting for rabbits or any other small game on that bleak hillside.  My six year old brain absorbed those images but I don't remember knowing the significance of the place at that time.

 

Fast forward what seemed a lifetime but was only six years to my eighth grade Wyoming History class and a picture of the barracks at Heart Mountain in my textbook.  I recognized the buildings in which we had lived for that few months during one of the coldest winters of my life.  My connection to the place is so minimal compared to its overall importance.  I am so happy to see the progress and support for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center so that we may never forget.


From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

I was surprised to see Heart Mountain as well.  It was a few miles from my grandfather's farm.  My father said his father was the only person he ever heard say he didn't believe it was constitutional.  My father used to go to Heart Mountain when he was on leave from the Navy and play basketball with the young men who had to visit their families locked up there when they were on leave from the service.  Certainly a shameful episode in our history.  (I lived nearby from 1986 to 1981.  The chill factor actually got down to 80 below one winter.)

 

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  

This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  



On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:



I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

 

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

 

MaryLynn


From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

rebecca dare
 

Oh whoops -- there's a good reason I can't get on the historic roadtrip. It's tomorrow, not today. Ahhhh -- can't keep track of the calendar anymore.

Rebecca

On Friday, July 31, 2020, 07:33:57 AM PDT, rebecca dare via groups.io <rdare2@...> wrote:


I can't get on to the Roadtrip, even though I signed up a few days ago. Can anyone help -- how can I see it?

Thanks, Rebecca

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, 10:49:42 AM PDT, Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...> wrote:


My story was just a historical and genealogical tidbit about family who lived nearby.


On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:
My story regarding Heart Mountain was simply the struggle of a man providing for his family.  In the fall of 1948 my father found work in Cody and moved us from Laurel, Montana.  We stayed in a small motel room for a couple of weeks while my father looked for somewhere for us to live.  I was six years old, in the first grade.  My sister was about 20 months old.

Housing was scarce and finally we found a building a few miles outside of town where we could live.  I remember that there were two long, narrow tarpaper laden buildings.  My mother wadded up rags and newspaper to stuff between the cracks in the interior boards.  Then we hung blankets on the interior walls to further insulate against the cold.  There was no electricity; we used a kerosene lantern.  I don't remember if the stove was for wood or coal but either would have been precious commodities.  And there was no running water.

The snow was so deep that my father had to walk down the hill breaking a trail for me to get to the school bus.  I dutifully had the mumps during Christmas break so I didn't miss any school.  And my father went hunting for rabbits or any other small game on that bleak hillside.  My six year old brain absorbed those images but I don't remember knowing the significance of the place at that time.

Fast forward what seemed a lifetime but was only six years to my eighth grade Wyoming History class and a picture of the barracks at Heart Mountain in my textbook.  I recognized the buildings in which we had lived for that few months during one of the coldest winters of my life.  My connection to the place is so minimal compared to its overall importance.  I am so happy to see the progress and support for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center so that we may never forget.

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 
I was surprised to see Heart Mountain as well.  It was a few miles from my grandfather's farm.  My father said his father was the only person he ever heard say he didn't believe it was constitutional.  My father used to go to Heart Mountain when he was on leave from the Navy and play basketball with the young men who had to visit their families locked up there when they were on leave from the service.  Certainly a shameful episode in our history.  (I lived nearby from 1986 to 1981.  The chill factor actually got down to 80 below one winter.)

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  
This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  


On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:


I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

MaryLynn

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

rebecca dare
 

I can't get on to the Roadtrip, even though I signed up a few days ago. Can anyone help -- how can I see it?

Thanks, Rebecca

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, 10:49:42 AM PDT, Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...> wrote:


My story was just a historical and genealogical tidbit about family who lived nearby.


On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:
My story regarding Heart Mountain was simply the struggle of a man providing for his family.  In the fall of 1948 my father found work in Cody and moved us from Laurel, Montana.  We stayed in a small motel room for a couple of weeks while my father looked for somewhere for us to live.  I was six years old, in the first grade.  My sister was about 20 months old.

Housing was scarce and finally we found a building a few miles outside of town where we could live.  I remember that there were two long, narrow tarpaper laden buildings.  My mother wadded up rags and newspaper to stuff between the cracks in the interior boards.  Then we hung blankets on the interior walls to further insulate against the cold.  There was no electricity; we used a kerosene lantern.  I don't remember if the stove was for wood or coal but either would have been precious commodities.  And there was no running water.

The snow was so deep that my father had to walk down the hill breaking a trail for me to get to the school bus.  I dutifully had the mumps during Christmas break so I didn't miss any school.  And my father went hunting for rabbits or any other small game on that bleak hillside.  My six year old brain absorbed those images but I don't remember knowing the significance of the place at that time.

Fast forward what seemed a lifetime but was only six years to my eighth grade Wyoming History class and a picture of the barracks at Heart Mountain in my textbook.  I recognized the buildings in which we had lived for that few months during one of the coldest winters of my life.  My connection to the place is so minimal compared to its overall importance.  I am so happy to see the progress and support for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center so that we may never forget.

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 
I was surprised to see Heart Mountain as well.  It was a few miles from my grandfather's farm.  My father said his father was the only person he ever heard say he didn't believe it was constitutional.  My father used to go to Heart Mountain when he was on leave from the Navy and play basketball with the young men who had to visit their families locked up there when they were on leave from the service.  Certainly a shameful episode in our history.  (I lived nearby from 1986 to 1981.  The chill factor actually got down to 80 below one winter.)

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  
This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  


On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:


I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

MaryLynn

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
 

My story was just a historical and genealogical tidbit about family who lived nearby.


On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:
My story regarding Heart Mountain was simply the struggle of a man providing for his family.  In the fall of 1948 my father found work in Cody and moved us from Laurel, Montana.  We stayed in a small motel room for a couple of weeks while my father looked for somewhere for us to live.  I was six years old, in the first grade.  My sister was about 20 months old.

Housing was scarce and finally we found a building a few miles outside of town where we could live.  I remember that there were two long, narrow tarpaper laden buildings.  My mother wadded up rags and newspaper to stuff between the cracks in the interior boards.  Then we hung blankets on the interior walls to further insulate against the cold.  There was no electricity; we used a kerosene lantern.  I don't remember if the stove was for wood or coal but either would have been precious commodities.  And there was no running water.

The snow was so deep that my father had to walk down the hill breaking a trail for me to get to the school bus.  I dutifully had the mumps during Christmas break so I didn't miss any school.  And my father went hunting for rabbits or any other small game on that bleak hillside.  My six year old brain absorbed those images but I don't remember knowing the significance of the place at that time.

Fast forward what seemed a lifetime but was only six years to my eighth grade Wyoming History class and a picture of the barracks at Heart Mountain in my textbook.  I recognized the buildings in which we had lived for that few months during one of the coldest winters of my life.  My connection to the place is so minimal compared to its overall importance.  I am so happy to see the progress and support for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center so that we may never forget.

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 
I was surprised to see Heart Mountain as well.  It was a few miles from my grandfather's farm.  My father said his father was the only person he ever heard say he didn't believe it was constitutional.  My father used to go to Heart Mountain when he was on leave from the Navy and play basketball with the young men who had to visit their families locked up there when they were on leave from the service.  Certainly a shameful episode in our history.  (I lived nearby from 1986 to 1981.  The chill factor actually got down to 80 below one winter.)

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  
This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  


On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:


I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

MaryLynn

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

MARYLYNN STRICKLAND
 

My story regarding Heart Mountain was simply the struggle of a man providing for his family.  In the fall of 1948 my father found work in Cody and moved us from Laurel, Montana.  We stayed in a small motel room for a couple of weeks while my father looked for somewhere for us to live.  I was six years old, in the first grade.  My sister was about 20 months old.

Housing was scarce and finally we found a building a few miles outside of town where we could live.  I remember that there were two long, narrow tarpaper laden buildings.  My mother wadded up rags and newspaper to stuff between the cracks in the interior boards.  Then we hung blankets on the interior walls to further insulate against the cold.  There was no electricity; we used a kerosene lantern.  I don't remember if the stove was for wood or coal but either would have been precious commodities.  And there was no running water.

The snow was so deep that my father had to walk down the hill breaking a trail for me to get to the school bus.  I dutifully had the mumps during Christmas break so I didn't miss any school.  And my father went hunting for rabbits or any other small game on that bleak hillside.  My six year old brain absorbed those images but I don't remember knowing the significance of the place at that time.

Fast forward what seemed a lifetime but was only six years to my eighth grade Wyoming History class and a picture of the barracks at Heart Mountain in my textbook.  I recognized the buildings in which we had lived for that few months during one of the coldest winters of my life.  My connection to the place is so minimal compared to its overall importance.  I am so happy to see the progress and support for the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center so that we may never forget.

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:20 AM
To: Society@skcgs.groups.io <Society@skcgs.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 
I was surprised to see Heart Mountain as well.  It was a few miles from my grandfather's farm.  My father said his father was the only person he ever heard say he didn't believe it was constitutional.  My father used to go to Heart Mountain when he was on leave from the Navy and play basketball with the young men who had to visit their families locked up there when they were on leave from the service.  Certainly a shameful episode in our history.  (I lived nearby from 1986 to 1981.  The chill factor actually got down to 80 below one winter.)

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  
This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  


On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:


I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

MaryLynn

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

Trish Sowards <trishseaward@...>
 

I was surprised to see Heart Mountain as well.  It was a few miles from my grandfather's farm.  My father said his father was the only person he ever heard say he didn't believe it was constitutional.  My father used to go to Heart Mountain when he was on leave from the Navy and play basketball with the young men who had to visit their families locked up there when they were on leave from the service.  Certainly a shameful episode in our history.  (I lived nearby from 1986 to 1981.  The chill factor actually got down to 80 below one winter.)


On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  
This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  


On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:


I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

MaryLynn

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Genealogy Chat today

 

Hi Carol, it opens right up for me. Are you logged in with the same email you use for the group? Once you log in, you stay logged in for 30 days unless you deliberately log out. -v


On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 1:37 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Valorie.  Sometimes I feel so technically challenged This is a link to the page that I am able to open when I go to directory. I think I must be going to the wrong page. I tried opening the link down below in the body of your email and I couldn’t open the directory. I don’t think I’m making sense If you could help me it would be wonderful. Thanks so much, Carol
https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society/directory


On Jul 29, 2020, at 1:13 PM, Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@...> wrote:


On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 7:31 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Help I joined the Groups.io and I found 4 members...I did not find a contact to Clifford...did I go to the wrong place?

Hi Carol -- If you have a public profile, you can see those with a public profile, in the Directory. You will find it on the left, half-way down the list:

<GroupsIOfunctions.png>

 
A search for you and "clifford" in the directory finds both you and him. I'm happy to report that 95 out of 102 members are in the Directory! A person's email will only be displayed if they deliberately do that; however there is an "email" button to allow you to contact them via the group, but privately.

Valorie
On Jul 28, 2020, at 6:17 PM, Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@...> wrote:


LOL Carol!

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 1:16 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks for the update and all the special notes. Can you be sure that Clifford has my email contact and I would love to help him with Swedish genealogy. When I have a Swedish research project there is no need for mystery novels🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪. 
Carol Larson    larsonjw@...

::snip old:: 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

Carol Larson
 

MaryLynn, there must have been an interesting story about your winter at Heart Mountain.  
This was an interesting list and none of my ancestors were ever at any of these.  Ellis Island yes, Chimney Rock on the Oregon Trail yes, Northern Neck Land Grants yes and lots of Oregon Land Donation Claims yes,  but no one ever connected with the tourist destinations we visit today.  Carol  


On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:07 PM, MARYLYNN STRICKLAND <mlstrick2@...> wrote:


I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

MaryLynn

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

Dorothy Pretare
 

So glad to learn this website is of interest to you & may be other members, too.

 

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> On Behalf Of MARYLYNN STRICKLAND
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:07 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

 

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

 

MaryLynn


From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

MARYLYNN STRICKLAND
 

I was not too surprised to find one of the sites does indeed have a connection with my ancestors.  Stow, Massachusetts is named for John Stow, my original immigrant.

I was, however, very surprised to see Heart Mountain Interpretive Center listed.  When I was in first grade, my parents, my sister and I lived in one of those barracks from December 1948 through February 1949, a very cold winter.

MaryLynn

From: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io> on behalf of Dorothy Pretare <dpgen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:33 PM
To: Society@SKCGS.groups.io <Society@SKCGS.groups.io>
Subject: [SKCGS] Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Visit 12 Historic sites in 12 hours

Dorothy Pretare
 

Your ancestors may have a connection with one of the historic sites visited, and there is a short preview video for each that you can watch now.

 

America’s Summer Roadtrip

Saturday, August 1, 2020, and visit 12 Historic sites in 12 Hours. Free.

For more information and sign up:  https://www.americassummerroadtrip.org/

 

 


Re: Genealogy Chat today

Carol Larson
 

Thank you Valorie.  Sometimes I feel so technically challenged This is a link to the page that I am able to open when I go to directory. I think I must be going to the wrong page. I tried opening the link down below in the body of your email and I couldn’t open the directory. I don’t think I’m making sense If you could help me it would be wonderful. Thanks so much, Carol
https://skcgs.groups.io/g/Society/directory


On Jul 29, 2020, at 1:13 PM, Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@...> wrote:


On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 7:31 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Help I joined the Groups.io and I found 4 members...I did not find a contact to Clifford...did I go to the wrong place?

Hi Carol -- If you have a public profile, you can see those with a public profile, in the Directory. You will find it on the left, half-way down the list:

<GroupsIOfunctions.png>

 
A search for you and "clifford" in the directory finds both you and him. I'm happy to report that 95 out of 102 members are in the Directory! A person's email will only be displayed if they deliberately do that; however there is an "email" button to allow you to contact them via the group, but privately.

Valorie
On Jul 28, 2020, at 6:17 PM, Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman@...> wrote:


LOL Carol!

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 1:16 PM Carol Larson via groups.io <Larsonjw=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks for the update and all the special notes. Can you be sure that Clifford has my email contact and I would love to help him with Swedish genealogy. When I have a Swedish research project there is no need for mystery novels🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪. 
Carol Larson    larsonjw@...

::snip old:: 

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