I have written several times about FindMyPast. Over the past few months they have continued to add to their collection. Along with FamilySearch, FindMyPast has become the single best place to search for British ancestors.
“There’s just something about Morgan…” “It’s a great place to live and raise a family...” “People really care about each other and care about their community in Morgan.”
These are the repeated types of comments used by long-time residents of Morgan County, newly planted Morganites, and also by many who just pass through the quaint town when looking for the adequate adjective to describe what strong they find so appealing in this valley.
On October fifth of this year Rod Haslam resigned from the county council due to health concerns. Haslam had been suffering for many years with a heart conditioned that worsened during his time on the council. By the eleventh of October Haslam was hospitalized to await a heart transplant. He was placed on medication and then began the wait for a transplant.
Two weeks ago, I discussed getting started with family history. I outlined an approach that began with starting with what you know. By writing down what you know, looking at photographs and other items and connecting with other family members substantial family information can often be complied.
Anna Porter, on the left, receiving the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer (DUP) quilt from Melanie Lane, Mountain View Camp Captain, who made the quilt.
Porter won the quilt from a drawing she entered to benefit the maintenance of the DUP museum and cabin located just north east of the court house.
The Morgan DUP would like to express appreciation to everyone who supported the fundraiser.”
The Morgan ambulance service in the County has a long history helping those in need. In 1943, a fire in a business with an apartment above injured Norma Williams. She and her husband were rescued from the fire, but Morgan had no ambulance service and no medical facility so she was taken to the old post office building on the corner of Commercial Street and 125 North. She waited until the next morning for an ambulance to arrive from Ogden. She was transported to the hospital, but later died.
Brody Caswell, age 12, brought to our attention, that the sign by the phone tower on the east parking lot of the Morgan County Fairgrounds, says “Morgan County Fairgroudns”
The Morgan County News learned from outgoing Morgan County Council member Karen Sunday, that she was made aware of it. She believes that it happened about five years ago.
Sunday has advised the Fairgrounds Board and asked that they see that the sign is replaced with the correct spelling.
It is just after Thanksgiving and many of us are sitting at home in the after turkey stupor. If you are like me you are taking shelter indoors from the cold and enjoying time with the family. I love the holidays and the traditions handed down through the years from family. It is a great time of year to do family history.
Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.
“I have the best job in the world,” exclaimed Tracy Kummer, Morgan Community Services Director who oversees the Morgan Food Pantry. She explains that “service is the best thing in the world and I’m grateful to the county for this opportunity.”
When coming to meet with Tracy first time, one may be nervous or hesitant about being there.
Morgan resident Jimmy Jones recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to experience the weightlessness of space. While it wasn’t a trip in the space shuttle, the program operated by the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) Foundation offers teachers the opportunity to feel at least one part of space flight.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicating a new meetinghouse on Sunday. The building has been under constrocution for the last several months and is now ready for congregations to begin holding meetings.
One of the most daunting tasks in family history can be just getting started. “Where do I begin? “ Is one of the most common questions I am asked. Like many things in family history the answer is simple, and not so simple.
Jane Mertz and Donna Butters both celebrated 80th birthdays.
Lola May Tucker Campbell passed away at the age of 92.
Gas prices dropped an average of 46 cents recently. Gas in Morgan was going for $2.32 after the drop.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 7 thru November 13, with a total of 157 calls:
***JUST A REMINDER THAT THE WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE IS NOW IN EFFECT …NOVEMBER 1- MARCH 31 THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE STREETS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM
It is becoming a mobile world. Everywhere you go people are on phones, texting, and posting pictures of their life to Facebook and other social media sites. This is happening from wherever the person is at that moment. Last year when my son had his wisdom teeth out he asked the oral surgeon if he could record it so he could post it online.
We held our monthly meeting on Thursday Nov 4.
We were called to order by our president and the minutes of our last meeting were read by Joan Mortensen. They were approved and passed. Our opening prayer was given by Anna Medaris.
This Saturday (Nov 13th) Mr. Jack Woods of Ogden will be speaking. Mr. Woods joined the Flying Cadets when he was 17 and eventually ended up as a flight engineer aboard the B-17, B-24 and the B-29. Mr. Woods mapped different portions of South America while serving in the B-29.
Halloween Bingo was a great hit at the center on October 28th right after lunch. Lois Woody was the “caller” for the games and kept everyone on their toes by letting participants trade, take or pass on gifts.
Have you ever gotten stuck while doing family history and wished that you had a personal trainer to help you and teach you how to do research the way the professionals do? If so, you are in good company. Everyone comes upon a problem they don’t know how to solve at some point.
Realtor® Cathie McGregor Critchlow, sales associate with The Franklin Group Morgan, LLC, in Morgan, Utah, is one of five winners chosen by the National Association of Realtors® as REALTOR® Magazine’s 2010 Good Neighbor Award winners.
This last week I had the opportunity to speak about family history centers. Family history centers are a part of my responsibilities at FamilySearch.
Over the past several years FamilySearch has been articulating a strategy to bring all possible records online. This began in earnest last year and is accelerating. Many millions of names and images will be posted this year and the pace is accelerating.
Mrs. Eliza Anne Hayes and her husband died within 45 hours of each other. First Eliza died from a bloody nose, that lasted less than five minutes and was in good health prior to the nose bleed; Her husband Alfred Hayes, who had been in poor health for many years, passed away 45 hours later.
Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.
Malan was sited for driving under the influence (DUI), leaving the scene of an injury accident, unsafe lane travel, expired registration, carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated, and open container.
Hillarie Waller took her first bull after drawing a out a tag in the Hardscabble area. She hunted for three days with her dad and brothers before filling her tag. They had seen a large bull on the first day, but it moved over the ridge before she could get into a position for a shot. On the third day she was hunting in the same area. She came across a large group of elk in a stand of pines. She took aim and bagged this huge elk.
Monday, October 18 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter held its monthly meeting and luncheon. At the beginning of the school year a contest was initiated with Gwen Romero and her 8th grade English Class to write an essay on My Favorite Ancestor. Over 100 essays were submitted.
Courtney Jensen will compete tonight, Friday, October 22 against 40 other contestants for the title of Miss Utah USA. She holds the title of Miss West Jordan, where she works as a hair stylist and attends Salt Lake Community College.
Chess Club will be held at the Morgan County Library every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, November 3. Anyone interested is asked to register at the library or by calling (801) 829-3481 so that enough game boards will be available. The library is excited about offering this new program to their patrons and the community.
Valerie Kelley is the owner whose name appears on one of the community’s long time and well-known businesses in Morgan City... The small-town quaintness and invitingly cheerful store sits front and center on State Street greeting all those who enter Morgan City after exiting Interstate 84.
The annual entries from the Art Two fall art students, at the middle school, were set out and parents and teachers made the yearly selection of ten winning entries to be sent to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibit. This is the fifteenth year of the children’s exhibit and Morgan Middle school has been involved for the last seven years.
Valerie Kelley’s colorful and fragrant presence is well known in Morgan. No, she’s not a farmer but she definitely makes an art out of using plants, flowers, and other things grown in nature to make a living and provide a positive service to her community.
The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed a monument at the Riverside Park in Morgan that honors the early pioneers of Morgan County. Additonal names will be added to the nonument in the future. The dedication will take place on Monday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The public is invited to attend.