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Enjoying Time with Grandsons!

Earlier this month, I traveled to St. Louis Area to visit with my daughters and their families; I also attended a family reunion.  I arrived late Thursday, and stayed at my daughter Whitney's house in Edwardsville, Illinois. On Friday while the adults worked I took Jack over to visit his cousins Tyler and Clayton in Ofallon, Missouri. The plan was to go to a nearby playground and have some fun. We stopped for donuts on the way to the park, but by the time we got to the park it had started to rain. So we enjoyed the donuts in a pavilion at the park - and this picture captures their interest in opening the box of donuts. The rain stopped, and they were able to play a little, but the equipment was still wet - and they got wet going down the slides.

Jack at BatOn Saturday and Sunday, Jack was playing in a baseball tournament. It was his first game after being selected out of 92 other boys trying to get on the team. His old team disbanded a month earlier when the coach quit suddenly. Both Saturday and Sunday were sunny and hot. While I watched both games on Saturday, I was only able to watch part of the first game on Sunday since I was expected at the Bersett Family Reunion.

Here is Jack getting ready to hit the ball. Jack's team won 3 out of 4 games, and came out in 2nd Place.  All members of his team got trophies for winning 2nd place. This was his first win trophy and sits proudly on the shelf in his bedroom - surrounded by previous participation trophies. 

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During the trial of using MyGreatBigFamily hosting service for Family Websites - I have set up a BersettFamily username using the same password as being used on the trial http://bersett.com site.  Bersett Family Members who know this username and password can access information on this website, and also create Blog Posts that show up on this website.  Basic Blog posts will end up in the General Category until moved to the Bersett Family area.

Questions?  Contact me.

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Attended the 2014 Bersett Family Reunion

Earlier this month, I traveled to St. Louis area to attend the annual Bersett Family Reunion, and visit with my two daughters and their families. It was a good weather weekend and I took some pictures of the games and the reunion, but have not yet found the time to upload them to my SmugMug account. The Blog Picture is of Tom and his daughter Kathy. One of the things I have been working this past week is evaluating the use of the MyGreatBigFamily hosting service as a place for Bersett Family members to share information with the privacy of requiring a site password to access the information. Each Family can create their own Family Page and include updates, to post news, or just talk. Some of the capabilities could be done in this site, but not the social chatting, emailing, and ease of creating family pages.  Right now it is a Trial Membership to see if there is interest, and for the time being the Bersett.Com domain is pointed to this trial site. The Bersett Ancestors page can be found at http://bersett.kuehnfamily.org.


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Posted by on in General

Summer is always a busy time, and genealogy research often takes a back seat to other interests.  But I have resolved issues with how to get event images out of Legacy Family Tree and into TNG by establishing and migrating to Collections. I have also settled on a more consistent approach on source citations which suffered the biggest impact from switching from Reunion back to Legacy as my desktop genealogy application. There is still much work to do to update source citations - with the focus first being on direct ancestors and their immediate families.

Also, I have standardized initial images for Event Thumbnails rather than reduced versions of the original image. For the most part, only photos and cemetery headstones will have a thumbnail that is a reduced version of the original event images.  This should make it easier for users to detect the events at a glance.  Next week I plan to attend the annual Bersett family reunion.

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Researching German Ancestors

Earlier today, in updating some components on this website, I noticed that there had been a couple of Comments to past blogs that I was unaware of. One was from someone who was asking about possible relationship between his and my Kuehn family. Apparently a recent upgrade of the Blogging application I am using may have caused a setting or two to be changed.

In responding to the person that posted the comment, I provided some of the methods I've used to research my German ancestors. So I thought I would share them here.

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I have completed the first phase of migrating my genealogy database to be based on GEDCOM exports from Legacy 8 Desktop Genealogy Program, instead of Reunion Desktop Genealogy Program. This first phase was to merge all of the current early 2014 Reunion data with what had been in Legacy 7 database, and upgrade to Legacy 8.

This merge has been completed and reconciled.  In addition, new media collections have been implemented to resolve the past problems with Legacy GEDCOM exports that resulted in Media Indexing problems. At this point, all previous images have been relinked using the new structure, and all that remains is to come up with icon images for these new collections.  

The past Reunion TNG database has been discontinued. Persons trying to go to the old Link will wind up at this blog post. My current Genealogy Database can always be found by going to newtng.kuehnfamily.org.

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This site was created to share with relatives, extended family, and friends, the results of my research into my Ancestors, and their descendants. Major surnames include: Kuehn, Rist, Mueth, Zinck, Jung, Bersett, Roettgen, and Schaeffer. Most on my U.S.A. ancestors lived in the area near St. Clair County, Illinois.

Rist Photo AlbumsMy interest in genealogy started as an early teenage, from listening to stories told by my grandmother Clara (Rist) Kuehn as she looked through old family photo albums. The photo at left is one of these albums that she handed down to me for safe keeping. She was the only grandparent I knew. This website is dedicated in her memory. 

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