Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - What Will You Include in Your Obituary?

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

What will you include in your obituary? 
What do you want family and friends to know about you? 
What do you want future family to know about you? 

Have you written a draft of your obituary? 
NO! Why not? 

I have mine written my obituary and update it from time to time and tweek it too..........  what is important today may not be important to me a year or two from now.

I am including my dad's obituary ...... he wrote it, continued to update it and then I finalized it. It is a lengthy obituary and I wanted a picture with it so it became even longer. NOT FREE either like it use to be for a community corner in the newspapers.


In Roseville, CA, Feburary 7, 2006, 9:20pm, born August 17, 1917 in Alliance, Ohio, age 88. Resident of Roseville, CA, and a long time California resident, 1957. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Jane (Little) Gardner. Loving father of Sandra Lee Aberle-Benward & son-in-law Charles David Benward of Citrus Heights, CA and Robert Michael Gardner and daughter-in-law Nancie Grogan of Castro Valley, CA, 3 grandchildren, Michael John Aberle & his wife of Kristi Athena Aberle of Galt, CA, Jason Gardner Aberle of Roseville CA & Kimberly Ann Sheffield of San Lorenzo, CA. One great granddaughter, Ashlyn Makayla Aberle of Galt, CA. Son of John Patterson and Margaret Evelyn (Branfield) Gardner formerly of Alliance, OH, Del Ray Beach, FL and San Carlos, CA; Brother of Lois Ann Seidner and brother-in-law Richard John Seidner of Surprise, AZ and brother of Vancil Roy Gardner (deceased) of Alliance, OH. Graduated from Beaver Senior High School, Beaver, PA in 1935; attended Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, PA. He served with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 135th Field Artillery Regiment, 37th Division, Ohio National Guard prior to World War II, Attended Officer Candidate School #23 at Ft Benning, Georgia, 1942. Served with the 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division during World War II; Army of Occupation in Germany with 33rd Field Artillery Battalion 1st Infantry Division, 867th Field Artillery Battalion (280mm Gun); Korean Military Assistance Group (KMAG) as Artillery Advisor to II Corps Artillery (Korea); attended military schools at Fort Monroe, VA, Fort Lee, VA, Fort Sill, OK, & Fort Bliss, TX. He retired from military service in 1962 at Fort Winfield Scott, Presidio of San Francisco, CA in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel, Artillery, after serving with the San Francisco-Travis Air Defense Command. Awarded the Expert and Combat Infantry Badge, awarded the Bronze Star Medal twice, the Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant. Retired from San Mateo County Assessor's Office in 1977 and El Dorado County Assessor's Office in 1983. Life member of the Military Officers Association of America, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7889, life member of Disabled American Veterans, life member of National Association for Uniformed Services, member of the 76th Infantry Division Association. At Lieutenant Colonel Gardner's request, no services will be held. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to one and all. He will be interned in Arlington Military Cemetery, Wash DC. The family requests that any remembrances be made to the American Cancer Society.

Published in the Sacramento Bee [Sacramento, California] on 2/12/2006. 


I am impressed about how much information and details are in this obituary. I am grateful for the details and hopefully if someone is searching for information about him in the future they will find his obituary and know a lot more about him.

How about you? Write a draft first and then put it in order. Let someone else know that this is available and where. 


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Society Saturday - HOT off the Press!!!! Sheriff's Mug Book

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward




Hot off the Press!!!  


Another completed publication for sale  ($25). Root Cellar's extraction committee has another winner. Really interesting extraction , some are lifers, some with multiple offenses, some have been to many jails, notice the hat- we think it is the same hat on each person. If it wasn't so sad it would be funny. 

A very big thank you to Marilyn Ulbricht, our fearless chair. She is very dedicated to getting this type of information out to the public. She has an amazing group of members behind her - you can find them every Friday morning (9-noon) down at the Center for Sacramento History hard at work..........  thank you to all for their dedication. I know Marilyn always welcomes members to come down and experience the excitement of the finds and the completion of another book.  . 








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Friday, August 8, 2014

Follow Friday - AncestryDNA Kits Discounted

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

Yes, it is true, AncestryDNA Kits are discounted 20% ($79) good through August 27th. 

AncestryDNA has launched a new price promotion: $79 AncestryDNA, a 20% discount. The offer will be running until Aug 27, 2014, 9pm PST.    
 
Take advantage of this great offer now.........  and isn't this convenient for our Daytime Workshop DNA Series given by Jim Radar. (next: August 20 Wednesday) Root Cellar Ramblings Blog

Click on the AncestryDNA icon on the right panel.................

 

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Society Saturday - Reminders! Reminders!






 
Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward





BIG reminder especially for our newer members 

There is NO general meeting in August
.....continue to travel, research and enjoy the summer
See you in September

However............ mark your calendar

and don't forget about the 
Root Cellar SGS's Daytime Workshop

Wednesday  20 August 2014 -part 3 (see below for more)
1pm - 3pm 

Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights, California

Special Summer Series (turning into the rest of the year series) continues with Jim Radar and DNA - YEA!!!!

What a great opportunity to learn about this DNA thing. Ask your questions and get answers. Decide whether you want to take the test. And then do it. If you have the results (or are waiting for them) find out what is next? What does it mean?

Jim sent me this schedule for the remainder of the year.......  so I hope that you all will take advantage and come and learn.............

Aug 2014 - What do you get from an Autosomal test at each of the big 3 companies                          Intro to 3rd party tools 23 and Me
Sept 2014 – Advanced SNP Y-DNA tests (Big-Y, Geno 2.0, Chromo2,  Full Genome Y-DNA                        http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Y-DNA_SNP_testing_chart
                  -3rd party tools from GEDmatch  http://www.gedmatch.com

Oct 2014 - Y-STR Y chromosome DNA tests Y-STR testing                                                              http://isogg.org/wiki/Y-DNA_STR_testing_chart
                 – more 3rd party tools 


Nov 2014 - working with a course designed to help people get started using Autosomal DNA results http://moodle.dnagedcom.com/


I will be there hanging on every word, YES, I am a novice when it comes to DNA and what to do with the results and I want to know what I have, and what to do with it. Thanks Jim.


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Mystery Monday - 5 Fridays in the Month? What?

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward


DID YOU KNOW..........?

There are 5 Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays  in August   

                                         ........ so what you say!

5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays in August only happens every 823 years. So if you miss August 2014 you can catch it again August 2837.



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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Society Saturday - August Happenings

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward



So what is happening at Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society in August...?

It certainly is the last month of the summer and we are all out taking advantage of the wonderful weather and the research time.

We will see all of you back in September for a very exciting presentation and some surprises. More details will be coming out soon, but right now I know you are interested in August and what is happening... 

Mark your calendars, see you around..............



1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 2014 .. all Friday's
RC Extraction Meet Ups - 9am - noon
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, California
contact: Marilyn Ulbricht
A lot going on with this committee. But they can always use more help, Come on down and help, see what it is all about. Try it, you might like it. It is not difficult, the handwriting might be a challenge but there is lots of support and help.hands are always welcome and appreciated.

Thursday 7 August 2014
RC Board Meeting  10am - noon
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights, California
contact: Diane Maltase
Members are also welcome and encouraged to participate

Thursday 7 August 2014
Legacy Family Tree SIG
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave Sacramento, California
contact Center for details

Thursday 14 August 2014
NO RC General Meeting
Go out and research, celebrate the summer


Wednesday  20 August 2014
RC Workshop 1pm - 3pm
Sylvan Community Center
7521 Community Drive, Citrus Heights, California
Special Summer Series continues with Jim Radar and DNA

Wednesday  20 August 2014
Roots Magic SIG  12:30p - 2pm
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento, California


Wednesday 27  August 2014
Reunion for MAC SIG- 10:30am - 12:30pm
Family History Center
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento, California

Mark your calendar, We hope that we see you during the month.


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Treasure Chest THursday: LINKS tab

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward



Have you visited our website lately?

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society is adding new information to the Links Page.  

Check us out and see if any of the resources are helpful for your research. 
 
Please let us know how helpful it was. What else can we add?



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