Oregon List from 1850

Some times a good web page is available but only if you know about it. I came across this web site in a FaceBook closed group page and thought others would like to know about it. Emigrants to Oregon in 1850 compiled by Stephenie Flora oregonpioneers.com copyright � 2004 http://www.oregonpioneers.com/1850.htm?fbclid=IwAR1FsgS4rp2qB0YaIx_BqIDgEgIoJvP5J1dZQFhhB0boLRHzMcftqjruj24 I hope this list will… Continue reading Oregon List from 1850

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Update Nov 2017: I just returned from Portland, Oregon where I spent two weeks with my son Peter his wife Karen and their two girls Hazel and August. While the grand children were in school I worked at the GFO, typing up labels and putting labels on items. It was a real treat to be… Continue reading Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Scroll for more info

Many record collections are available but do you really know how to use them? One of those collections is the Associated Press (AP) Name Card Index which has lots of good information but many users don’t take full advantage of the information. Ancestry.com Partners with Associated Press for Historical News In this collection when the… Continue reading Scroll for more info

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF Personal:  Jack Donald Patzke, born 8 February 1924 at Cass Lake, Cass County, Minnesota, USA, of parents Frank Julius & Myrtle Bertha (Shively) Patzke. Killed on 8 May 1945 in Bavaria, Germany. Service Information: Enlisted in the Army Air Forces (AAF) on 23 November 1942 at Portland,… Continue reading The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

The Mitchell and Patzke families

Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the life of the bible story “Job”. The Mitchell and Patzke families of Oregon and Washington are connected not only by marriage but… Continue reading The Mitchell and Patzke families

WWII hits home!

Every once in a while I read another person’s blog and because of my newspaper project I can add to the story by providing the actual newspaper account. This is one of those times. On Feb 21, 2013 gpcox posted an entry called “ Pacific Theater continues ” in which he gives us some interesting… Continue reading WWII hits home!