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Saturday, July 27, 2013

FTDNA Family Finder Price to remain at $99


FTDNA Family Finder Price to remain at $99


Don't forget, we do have a KINNICK DNA Project at FamilyTree DNA.
Here is the latest news - this is available to EVERYONE:

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2013/07/26/ftdna-99-family-finder-price-stays/
Please let me know if you decide to do this. It would be great, for the whole family.

Bill  ;-)

Monday, July 22, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 22, 1938


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 22, 1938
 

This entry is an irregular post on this blog from the diary of nineteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.'  Posts will be added, from time to time, as items of particular interest appear.

Here is the daily entry for Friday, Jul 22:

Did up the work and then went over to Lund's to help them with threshers. Edith, Lenore, Erna & I. Home at 5:00.

My comments: She didn't have to host the thresher's dinner, but she did go help her friends as they did. Ah, the memories! ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 21, 1938


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 21, 1938


This entry is an irregular post on this blog from the diary of nineteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.'  Posts will be added, from time to time, as items of particular interest appear.

Here is the daily entry for Thursday, Jul 21:

 Beef steak, macaroni salad, peach pie & ice cream. Max, Polly, LVene, Betty & Edith all here for dinner. Sat around and talked until late.

My comments: Notice she got right to the menu.

Seemed to enjoy the "talked until late" the most!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 20, 1938



75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 20, 1938
 
 
This entry is an irregular post on this blog from the diary of nineteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.'  Posts will be added, from time to time, as items of particular interest appear.

Here is the daily entry for Wednesday, Jul 20:

Threshers again. Meat loaf, macaroni & cheese, spuds, gravy, peach pie & ice cream. Thought I was through but have them again tomorrow so I went in to town and got the groceries.

LVene, Betty, Edith again.

My comments: Did she sound really excited about tomorrow, to you? NOT! City girl learning the ways of the farm wife, for sure!! ;-)

Her meat loaf was really good. Lots of starch with both SPUDS and Mac and cheese… yum! ;-)

And, for desert:


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Friday, July 19, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 19, 1938


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 19, 1938
 

This entry is an irregular post on this blog from the diary of nineteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date.

From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.'  Posts will be added, from time to time, as items of particular interest appear.

Here is the daily entry for Tuesday, Jul 19:

Up early, Did usual work. Up after LVene. Betty fixed her p. roast up there. Wouldn't go in my oven. Edith L. came over. Got along just fine. Potatoes, gravy, p. roast, baked beans, beet pickles, combination salad, ice cream & cake. Sat & talked after dinner. Took LVene & Betty home. In to town.

My comments: She does not say how many they fed… how many do you think would be typical?

Threshing will continue at different farms for several days…

Do you have a good photo of threshing oats in 1938? I'd love to see it!  ;-)



Families are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 18, 1938


75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - July 18, 1938


This entry is an irregular post on this blog from the diary of nineteen year old Eileen KINNICK, 75 Years Ago this date. Let's look at a few days in July...

From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.'  Posts will be added, from time to time, as items of particular interest appear.

Here is the daily entry for Monday, Jul 18:

Started threshing here after dinner. Went to town at nite & got groceries. Made 3 big white cakes for tomorrow. Scrubbed and waxed kitchen floor.

My comments: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, for Carroll, Iowa reported the following temperatures"

July 18 - 95 high, 58 low
July 19 - 92 high, 63 low
July 20 - 87 high, 57 low
July 21 - 91 high, 60 low

Wind calm, each day, and Clear

Here are a couple of pieces of White Cake... how many pieces in 3 - 9x12 cake pans???






Families are Forever!  ;-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

KINNICK One-Name Study registered with global Guild - and Update



KINNICK One-Name Study registered with global Guild
... and Update 

We previously reported officially starting a KINNICK (with KENNICK variant) one-name study at the "Kinnick One-Name Study Wiki" - a collaborative platform for multiple person input and global access.

1. We have now taken the next step and registered at and joined the global "Guild of One-Name Studies" so that anyone around the world who undertakes research on the KINNICK surname (or the KENNICK variant) will be able to know we are here and interested in sharing research as well as sharing contact with them.

2. The KINNICK DNA Project is also alive and well, seeking additional DNA tests of Kinnick descendants at Family Tree DNA to strengthen the growing database to compare with other potential family members around the globe. We especially seek yDNA37 tests from the direct male lines but also welcome Family Finder Testing and Full mtDNA Testing the Project, as well. Thank you for your participation.

3. Updates have recently been made to the KINNICK branches of both the FamilySearch Family Tree and the WikiTree Family Tree online. These are the two 'universal' trees in which we are actively participating. You are welcome and encouraged to view and comment on either or both, of course.

4. The "2003 Kinnick Genealogy Book" Online recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

5. Comments below, or to email: billsmith2003 at gmail.com, are requested and welcome. My mother was a KINNICK, for those who may be newly arriving at The KINNICK Project. Welcome! ;-)


Families are Forever!  ;-)