Friday, October 19, 2012

Notice: Posting Comments

If you have given up  on making a comment in the past because you can't read the ridiculous print and words that you need to type in, that is gone.  We may get a little spam, but it will make it less bothersome for you to post a comment.  Please... try out a comment and you'll see it is much easier now.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 20th

Our next Chapter Meeting will be held on October 20th at 12:00 noon. It will be at the home of Shawnette Malan and Carol Harless:
10001 Hook Drive
South Jordan, Utah 

Bring food to share. Mike Beier will talk about his trip to Russia. The meeting might be upstairs, and Shawnette needs to know who is coming so we will have enough chairs. Please R. S. V. P. to Shawnette:

We decided not to have the raffle baskets anymore to raise money for the chapter. We will pass an envelope instead for donations to the chapter.
We are also going to start collecting items for The Road Home Shelter or Food Bank at this meeting. The Road Home Shelter needs just about everything. You can go to their website at:
Most needed items are: larger size diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors, deodorant, warm clothing, gloves, socks, hats. No food in glass for the Food Bank.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

German Naming Practices

I recently had a huge breakthrough with my Kisner line from Pfeifer, Russia.  Part of my problem was just not being able to see the whole "picture".  One night I couldn't sleep; I had the nagging feeling that I was on the verge of putting the pieces together.  In a scene reminiscent of the show Numbers, I flipped over my giant National Geographic map and grabbed a Sharpie.  I began writing everything that I knew about my family names and started connecting the people with lines and relationships.  Then the  magic happened!  I was able to see which line was mine and make the needed connections.  Part of my problem was the names, so redundant... I have since found this article, thanks to the Edmonton Chapter.  Maybe it will help you in figuring it all out.

It was a common practice in some German families to name the
-1st son after the child's paternal grandfather
-2nd son after the maternal grandfather
-3rd son after the father
-4th son after the father's father's father
-5th son after the mother's father's father
-6th son after the father's mother's father
-7th son after the mother's mother's father

-1st daughter after the maternal grandmother
-2nd daughter after the paternal grandmother
-3rd daughter after the mother
-4th daughter after the father's father's mother
-5th daughter after the mother's father's mother
-6th daughter after the father's mother's mother
-7th daughter after the mother's mother's mother

In the OLD GERMAN...

The first name of each daughter was usually the first name of the mother.  The first name of the son was usually the first name of the father.  Often the middle name of each child was the name of the baby's baptismal sponsor, and they were usually called by his/her middle name; or in some cases, a totally different nickname, because there were too many people with the same first and last name. (I've found evidence of this in even more recent generations of some of my lines.)

Hope this will help you!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Vernal Meeting of the Intermountain Chapter

On Saturday, Brett Reynolds hosted the Intermountain Chapter of AHSGR. Many traveled  from the Wasatch Front and Price areas.  He fed everyone well with his famous sausages, delicious french fries, and amazing mushrooms. Then he demonstrated how to cure meat, make sausages, and smoke them.  He's extremely talented, and we really appreciate him giving up his Saturday for us.  Thanks as well to those who traveled so this could be a success.