Happy 45th Anniversary!

Richard Livingston and Caroline Elbert were married on September 19, 1964 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York.  It was a traditional wedding ceremony. The bride wore a beautiful white lace wedding gown with a huge hoop skirt underneath.  Three attendants dressed in teal gowns preceded the bride down the aisle.  The handsome groom and his three attendants stood waiting at the altar in their tuxedos.  The

Carnival of Genealogy, 80th EditionThe 1964 New York World’s Fair

The subject of this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is “Family Fun.”  We were challenged to research an event our ancestor may have attended.  I chose the 1964 New York World’s Fair.  My parents and both grandmothers attended this fair, and my parents spoke about it often.  The Fair was held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the borough of Queens.  The Fair opened on 22 April 1964, and

Tombstone Tuesday – 15 Sept 2009 – Behner

Tombstone of John and Lydia (Messimore) Behner; located in Chambersburg Cemetery, Columbiana County, Ohio.  John and Lydia were married on 6 December 1838. Inscription reads: John BehnerAug. 12, 1816May 2, 1891__________LydiaWife of John BehnerJune 30, 1816Apr. 6, 1896

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Trading Cards

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge was to make a trading card of yourself.  Randy Seaver (Genea-Musings) was inspired to suggest this challenge by Sheri Fenley’s (The Educated Genealogist) blog post showing her trading card.  If you want to make a card for yourself, go to the Big Huge Labs website.  Here is the card I created:

Smile for the Camera, 17th Edition – School Days

The prompt for this edition of Smile for the Camera is “School Days.”  Below are photos of Alliance High School, located in Alliance, Stark County, Ohio.  The building was built in 1868 as Alliance College, and was purchased in 1887 to be used as the high school.  It was located at the corner of Broadway Street and Linden Avenue.  Sadly, the building was demolished in 1910.  A second high school