Gopher Genealogy by Susan LeBlanc provides information about research, lectures, published articles and book reviews, and Serendipity Moments that are the results of searching for ancestors both personally and for clients. The objective of the blog is for others to receive insight and inspiration in doing their family history research. It is an evolving method of communication and input from reviewers is welcome.
This morning I randomly looked at my blog gophergenealogy.blogspot.com and was shocked to find the following update. There were 50,000 in February 2015. In January 2017 there were 100,000. Will it make 150,000 by this January?
Pageviews all time history
United States 88587
United Kingdom 728
Thank you to those who take the time to read my posts. It truly is a miracle that I am writing. The past couple of years have involved so many volunteer hours at the Watts House and in Columbia County, Oregon. I am speaking less and working more for clients. On Wednesdays I volunteer four hours at the local Family History Center. This week I am returning to Gladstone Family History Center to do two classes on research at familysearch.org in Spanish. We will see how I do with my rusty Spanish. It will be great to visit with so many genealogy friends. Please come if you are able, free and a free lunch. From 9-3. Information and syllabus available at http://milwaukiefamilyhistoryconference.blogspot.com/
Saturday I attended the seminar in Milwaukie, Oregon at the Milwaukie Center, with CeCe Moore as the speaker, put on by the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. It was a fantastic program on DNA research. The speaker was so motivating in encouraging me in wanting to do more of this type of testing and discovering more about my ancestors. We had a wonderful lunch and enjoyed visiting with so many friends. Then I bought way too many books, but I am prepared for reading when I take breaks from working on the DNA results. Thank you to my friend Tricia Oberndorf from St. Helens for driving and helping me cart the books home.
Watts Books at the Scappoose Library
and Marchen, by Lillian Foster, 1899: John Russell Collier
by Griffin M. Lovelace: Helen Watts Clothier
Erzahlungen by H. A. Guerber: 1914-15 Helen L. Watts, S.H.S.
Erzablungen by H. A. Guerber, vol. 2, Helen L. Watts, S.H.S. ‘17
bie Rirdje by Mills Whittlesey, A.M., Helen Watts
by Gustav Gruener, 1911, Presented by J. G. Watts, Feb. 17, 1930
Footprints of Time And a Complete Analysis of the American System of
Charles Bancroft, 1880, Jas. G. Watts, 1881, 17 yrs. old,
Scappoose, Ore., Bought May 2, 1881, $5.00
Business Law for Business
Men, State of Oregon, by A. J. Bledsoe, 1915, Watts and Price 1915
With receipt, received
payment A. J. Bledsoe Mgr., Watts & Price, Scappoose, Or., Aug. 24, 1915
Excile or six months of travel, by David R. Locke, 1882, Presented to Scappoose
Library by Miss Vera Price May 1940, Mrs. D. W. Price
Story of One
Hundred Years, by Daniel B. Shepp, Presented to Scappoose Public Library by
Vera Price May 1940, Mrs. D. W. Price
The Oregon Country, by Harvey W. Scott, 1924, Presented by Mr. & Mrs. Henry
Collier (Miss Maude Watts) Feb. 15, 1930, sticker in book Presented by Henry E.
Collier, Maude E. Collier, In Memory of John R. Watts and Elizabeth M. Watts,
Homespun Missionary, by M. Leona Nichols, 1935, from the library of A. E.
Burns, a grandson of William Watts, Scappoose Pioneer of 1852
A History of
Oregon, by Robert Carlton Clark, Ph. D., 1926, from the library of A. E. Burns,
a grandson of William Watts, (a pioneer of Scappoose (1852) ), Ira W. Burns
Life on the
Plains of the Pacific, Oregon: History, Condition and Prospects, by Rev.
Gustavus Hines, 1881, Given by Ida Watts Burns in memory of her father William
Watts (1803-1873) on whose donation homestead the town of Scappoose is located,
A. E. Burns
the Columbia River Valley, by Fred Lockley, 1928, Presented to the Scappoose
Public Library by Mrs. Henry Duncan of Warren, Oregon in memory of her brother
Wm. Fullerton born in the Scappoose vicinity in 18??
No Man Like
Joe, The Life and Times of Joseph L. Meek, by Harvey Elmer Tobie, Our Pioneer
Association, May 1875, sticker in book Presented by Friends In Memory of J. G.
and Rose E. Watts
Letters of Mrs. Jason Lee, by Theresa Gay, 1936, Presented by friends of J. G. and
Rose E. Watts.
the Shoshones, by Dela Gould Emmons, 1949, Presented by friends of J. G. and
Rose E. Watts.
Builders, by Robert Ormond Case, 1949, Presented by the Scappoose Parent
Teacher Association founders day February 18, 1959, in memory of Mrs. Rose
Watts, sticker in book Presented by Friends In Memory of J. G. and Rose E.
Rand-McNally Guide to the Great Northwest, by S. H. Soule, 1903, From the
library of Archie Burns who was a grandson of William Watts the 1852 Pioneer of
Scappoose, Presented Ida W. Burns, 1955
The Use of
the National Forests, by Gifford Pinchot, Forester, 1907, Given to Scappoose
Public Library, 1946, Mary Ewing
Flower Arrangement Book, by Nell True Welch, 1942, Presented to Scappoose
Library by Mrs. W. D. Burg, 1950, Mrs. Lena Burg
There are some books that
we were unable to locate and they are probably set aside somewhere. They
Beasee Hero? by Ruth
The State of Oregon
General & Special Laws, Legislative Assembly 1899
The Tender Heart by Archie
Days with Chief Joseph:
Diary, by Erskine Wood, 1950