Thursday, August 04, 2011

August 4th, 2011

tn_2011-07-20 Summer (7)

My mom has been spending her time online doing other things then helping me update my blog. She says that some of humans who read my blog will understand the appeal, although I’m not quite sure.

A long time ago—well, at least a few years ago, Mom’s grandma was moved into an assisted living place. Her mom and dad found a packet of photocopied bible pages—of her dad’s family. All the way to her great-grandparents. She went to a website called and started entering the information. Soon, through her grandfather’s mother, she got literally thousands of relatives that lived in Europe—mostly the Netherlands. Through a little work using US Census records and googling, she’s expanded her family on all sides. (It turns out that she’s distantly related to a bunch of Quakers! And that her Mom’s side is mostly English!)

So she’s been using a program that came with the website and been adding people ever since. I don’t know if you can see the landing page, but here is the fruits of my mom’s online time. It seems to just sap up all sorts of time. She says that it will change once the weather’s not so hot and humid outside. (She admits she’s a bit of a wuss when it comes to the humidity!)

I think that she ought to do my genealogy, but she says that she doesn’t know where in China I came from. I know I came from a gardening store nearby, but she says that’s not where I was born. Maybe she can google that!

On an unrelated note, a few days ago, my mom used her nook-color to look up her sister’s name. Her book (which we knew about) is finally available as an ebook!

tn_2011-07-28 Sam's Book on my Nook (5)

It’s called Medea in the Waters. Mom says that it is not a book for small bears or children. (It’s a link to, since the place she bought it doesn’t do international stuff.) It’s supposed to be available as a paper book soon, but Mom bought it for herself anyways.

Talk to you all later!

Marlowe II


  1. Great blog Marlowe :0)

  2. Stories about your family and relatives are fun to discover! I hope your mom can learn a little more about your relatives Marlowe, but we don't care where you're from, we're just glad you're here!!!

  3. Love the picture of the Wisconsin sour cherries. Mom says it reminds her of cherry picking in Door County.

  4. My owner's family is very busy with genealogy. Two of her uncles and one aunt are always working on discovering more about their family and the family of others. The earliest mention of one of my owner's ancestors was in 1333! That is a long way back!

  5. I can understand that! Harr's dad also has a book with our family line! It's very interesting!

  6. It is a beautiful enterprise to make such a complete genealogic tree :)