Saturday, April 27, 2013

Obituary for Hon. Joseph Dane Jr.

This is the obituary for my 3X great grandfather's brother. 

Tuesday, March 18, 1884
PORTLAND, March 17--Hon. Joseph Dane died last evening at his home in Kennebunkport of inflammation of the bladder, aggravated by a severe cold, aged sixty-one. He was a most prominent man in York County.
He was born in Kennebunk, graduated from Bowdoin College in 1843 and immediately began the study of law in Kennebunk, and was admitted to practice in 1846. At the time of his death he was President of the Ocean National Bank, of the Kennebunk & Kennebunk Railroad, Treasurer of the Kennebunk Savings Bank, Overseer of Bowdoin College, President of the Maine Unitarian Association, besides holding other positions of trust. He was Democratic candidate in 1882 for Representative to Congress from the first district. He leaves a widow. Funeral Wednesday pm.

Thank you to an anonymous contributor on for passing this along to me - Kyle

Monday, April 22, 2013

Conrad Slideshow for my Flickr photos

I just saw this on someone else's website and was immediately excited by the possibility of being able to pass along my old family photos in such an accessible format. This first one is my Conrad photo set. To visit the photo set itself Conrad Family Photos

Created with flickr slideshow.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

South Pole Expedition II - Admiral Richard Byrd 1933-34

I've built a board on Pinterest (see the box below for the link and a sample of the images) to collect all the images, writings and anything else related to Admiral Byrd's Second South Pole Expedition from 1933 to 1934. My grandfather, Francis S "Duke" Dane II was a member of the expedition (the highlight of his life, really). He kept a multitude of things, including equipment from the trip, which I have stored at my house.

The photos also have their own set at Flickr here: Admiral Byrd's South Pole Expedition II

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dane Family History Board on Pinterest

One of my latest projects is to set up family history bulletin boards on Pinterest as a one-stop-shop to collect my family history images. The one below is the Dane Family Board.

The photo at right that goes along with this post is of my great aunt, Marcia Winter Anderson Dane. Probably taken in the 1920's when she was a teen or young woman.

The nifty box below is Pinterest's way of displaying just the Dane Family Board on this or any other website.  Pretty cool. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Family Tree Bloggers Board on Pinterest open to all Genealogy Bloggers

Family Tree Bloggers Pinterest Board open to all genealogy bloggersI have set up a board on Pinterest for all Family Tree and Genealogy bloggers to post links to their genealogy blogs, posts, resources, photos, etc. The board is a community bulletin board for all like-minded genealogists to share and comment and help each other with our passion for family history.  Follow this link to the Family Tree Bloggers Board or click on the board in the embedded Pinterest gadget below and you will see the board.

If you would like an invite to post to the Family Tree Bloggers Board, please follow the board, or comment on this blog post or repin or comment on any of my pins to the board and I will invite you to join the board.

I also have a companion Google Plus community called Family Tree Bloggers. Let me know if you'd like an invite. As of right now, it's not very busy at all, but hoping to gain some active members to build it up.