Over the past several years FamilySearch has been adding to the resources available to answer questions online. I find that many individuals who use the FamilySearch sites are unaware of the help resources available.
Don’t let the first two weeks of the duck hunt fool you -- plenty of ducks will wing their way through Utah’s marshes this season.
Despite good water conditions, the number of ducks that nested on marshes near the Great Salt Lake last spring was down 30 percent from 2009.
LOGAN, UT - Answer by: Taun Beddes, Utah State University Cooperative Extension horticulturist, Cache County
Fall is in the air, and the leaves are beginning to change color. This time of year also brings the many tasks associated with putting the vegetable garden, landscape beds and lawn to bed for the year. Consider these tips.
Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are celebrating National Child Passenger Safety Week September 19-25 this year by making sure all parents and caregivers are buckling themselves and their children safely and properly.
This column was a blog post last August while I was not working for The Morgan County News
“I think he must hate me.” I had this thought often when I saw, heard mention of, or thought about one subscriber to the newspaper I was running.
Morgan County Single Adults ages 31+ held their first PicNic and PowWow in the Park on Sept. 7th.
The Ball is now Rolling for Morgan LDS Single Adults! It was a nice turnout for our first event. We got lots of good feedback and input for what we want to see in the Morgan Valley for our Single Adults 31+.
As more people have begun using Macs (Apple’s personal computer) over the past few years I have often been asked if I could recommend a record manager for the Mac. I have consistently replied that there are no good record managers for the Mac and that I run one of the Windows record managers in Parallels on my Mac. Today I will change my reply.
Morgan Empowered is sponsoring the upcoming Parent Awareness event, “Safety on Cell Phones and the Internet”, which will be held at the Morgan High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 28th, beginning at 6:30 pm.
The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2010. The meetings will originate from the Morgan Utah Stake Center at 355 North 700 East, Morgan, and will be broadcast live to the Rock Chapel (10 W Young Street, Morgan) and the Porterville Chapel (2700 S Morgan Valley Drive, Porterville), as listed below. Speakers will come from the stake presidency and the membership of the stake. Visitors are welcome.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 29 thru September 4, with a total of 189 calls:
Assistance: (3) Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Como Springs, East Canyon, Milton, Peterson;
Court Shuttle: (2)Morgan City;
Civil Papers: Littleton, Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;
The Trojans travelled to Kamas this past Friday to take on the South Summit Wildcats as well as the weather. Lightening suspended play for a short while, and when play resumed the Trojans held on to a narrow 14-7 victory.
I had not previously used Legacy Family Tree and my impressions from the beginning were very positive. The screens are clean, uncluttered, easy to understand, and easy to navigate. There is a free product and a premium version for $29.95. As with most of these products, the premium version is worth the small additional investment.
Summer has flown by once again this year! It's hard to believe we are already planning fall activities:
The office will be closed for Labor Day on September 6.
September 9: BINGO will be sponsored by AAMCO Medical with Amy Clark calling the shots. There will be plenty of prizes for everyone, so please feel free to join the group. Lunch will be served at noon and the games will begin immediately after.
Harli Rees is the tiniest pageant winner in town. At one year old she has already won twelve trophies, four crowns, two banners and a plaque. Her titles include three queen titles, Mini Queen, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire, Most Photogenic, and Personality Plus. She is the daughter of Tucker and Misha Rees, and grand-daughter of Stan and Sue Rees and Bonnie Smith of Las Vegas.
The Morgan Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their support with this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Assosiation (MDA) Drive. The fire department collected $2576.70. This will all go to MDA for kids local.
We would especially like to thank those in the community that donated $ 100 or more for this drive. We have given those few a special MDA Tee Shirt for their support. We would like to thank Morgan Jubilee , Nebco Service and 7 Eleven for letting us use their locations with our MDA Drive. Also we would like to thank Morgan Fire Fighters that gave of their time to help collect for this year’s MDA Drive.
Starting September 2nd, Morgan County Library will be changing its after-school story hour time. Because of the new early release day for our elementary schools we will be moving our afternoon storyhour to 2:30 on Thursdays
Last week I attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference in Knoxville Tennessee. The Federation of Genealogical Societies is an organization made up of genealogical societies (wow, redundant).
Photo - Back Row: Tom Rogers, Allen Rust, Ward Winchester, Al Morgan, Phil Castel, Mark Wilkinson, Tony Hassel, Robert Poll, Frank Bohman, Fred Bohman, Gene Ercanbrack, Vaughn Carter, Bud Olson, Keith Carrigan, George Hopkins, Bruce Widdison, Wayne Carter, Eddie Morgan Dean Duncan, (Missing Bruce Giles)
Middle Row: Carolyn (Porter) Morgan, Linda (Jensen) Roberts, Ann (Carrigan) Miller, Stephanie (Hopkins) Nance, Marsha Ann (Turner) Martin, Connie (Clark), Shannon (Reed) Croft, Mary Beth (Bates) Edwards, Arlene (Head) Taylor, Judy (Olsen) Barker, Sue (Allen) Brooks
Front Row: Sheila (Redden) Wilkinson, Maria (Chard) Neville, Joan (Simmons) Mortensen, Karel Mae (Butters) Dickson, Nell (Thurston) Nickerson, Cleo Mortensen) Stuart, Happy (Hulet) Fry
Happy (Hap) Hulet Fry
On August 6 and 7 of 2010. Our High School years started when we were in the 7th Grade 1955 through the 12th Grade 1960. So the committee started looking for all class mates from the time we started our High School Years.
Family Tree Maker is a record manager from Ancestry.com. Ancestry has been steadily enhancing this product for many years. It has always been a strong product, but has grown to be one of the best record managers in the marketplace. The cost of the software is $39.95, making it a little more expensive than most. Ancestry is about to ship a new version of the software.
If you are a long time PAF user (Personal Ancestral File, the free record manager available from FamilySearch) and want to continue using PAF, but also take advantage of the features of new FamilySearch, consider FamilyInsight.
The Morgan County Fair is promoted as “The Biggest Little Fair in Utah.” After watching only a fraction of the work that was done by Fair Board members while in the newspaper office, it is certainly possible that they actually do just as much work as those in charge of the bigger fairs in the state.
One week ago, August 5 and 6, was the Morgan County Fair annual rodeo. Scheduled were the traditional competitions such as barrel racing, calf roping, and bronco busting.
The crowds were there to support and cheer them on as well.
Is the hot weather getting you down? Are you looking for a way to cool off? The Morgan City Council is working on a project to come to your rescue.
The city has been exploring an upgrade and renovation to Riverside Park. The city would like to replace the playground equipment, add sidewalks, and renovate the bathrooms. The city is also exploring adding a splash pad.
Mrs. James Taggart of Lewiston, Utah and Mrs. Henry Taggart of Salt Lake City visited here a short time Sunday at the homes of their cousins Mr. Bert Dickson and Mrs. Geo Hansen. They were at Como Saturday for the Taggart reunion.
Over the next few weeks I will provide a review of Record Managers. I will begin with RootsMagic. RootsMagic has two products. They have a free product called RootsMagic Essential and a more full featured product that sells for $29.95. In my experience the $29.95 is well worth the cost.
The Morgan County Fair Royalty contest was held Monday morning August 2nd 2010. Young ladies from around the county competed for the chance to win one of the royalty positions. The girls are divided into groups according to age/grade in school. They began with personal interviews with the judges, then on to present a short speech, modeling, and answering impromptu questions. The contest then moved to the Morgan County Fairgrounds where they competed in the horsemanship portion. The winners were announced at the Junior Rodeo that night.
The past few years have seen many entrants providing software for family history. The new FamilySearch pedigree software has added significantly to this mix for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
There are several things that I remember about visiting my Grandma Frances when I was young; Grandma was petite, standing only about 4’6” short and living alone in her spacious farmhouse. She was small but very active and just a bit feisty if one chose to disagree with her or tease her about something.
Residents throughout the county gathered at Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green to join in the festivities celebrating the arrival of pioneers to Utah. The celebration has become an annual tradition and includes activities for the whole family.
Kenneth Thomas Adams, 90 of Porterville, passed away on July 27, 2005.
I love baseball! Like many boys, I was signed up for my little league team when I was seven. Ever since then, I have played either baseball or softball. Yes, when I became an old geezer, I had to change to softball.
FamilySearch, a nonprofit sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has family history centers dotting the globe. There are more than 4,500 family history centers in more than eighty countries around the world.
Last week I focused on resources that are not available online. Unfortunately, this still represents the majority of family history records. This week I will focus on the main sites where you can find online records.
The Morgan High Class of 1943 met on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer building. They had a dinner, and talked of old times. Of the Class of 1943, there were 13 members of the class at the reunion.
Some of you know that this is almost the anniversary of my mom’s death two years ago and those that do probably know that I am a complete and total Momma’s Boy! What can I say, she loved me! She took good care of me and I hope that I took good care of her when she needed me.