Category Archives: Family News

We have some fairly active families and enjoy publicizing our family events here. If your branch of our family is planning a family event, reunion, or information the family should know about, let us know and you will find that information posted here.

Sharon Knapp Lee 1944-2014

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of my dear cousin, Sharon Knapp Lee. The following is her obituary from the Skagit Valley Herald. Sharon Mae Lee of Mount Vernon, born, Sharon Mae Knapp, … Continue reading


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Family History Blogging Tips and Resources

In anticipation of a series of workshops and classes I will be teaching soon on family history blogging, I’ve put together “Family History Blogging Resources and Tips” as a long list of family history and genealogy blogging tips, techniques, and … Continue reading


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Gordon VanFossen (1929-2011)

We lost one of our VanFossen family members this week. Gordon W. VanFossen, 82, of Billings, Montana. There is currently an obituary listed on the Dahl Funeral Chapel site. For posterity, we include it here. Name: Gordon W. VanFossen Dates: … Continue reading


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Results and Impact of the Everett Herald News Coverage

I’m humbled and overwhelmed with the results and impact of the Everett Herald story of my West and Knapp Families in Snohomish County, Washington. I’ve a long list of people to email and call and I’m slowly going through the … Continue reading


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West and Knapp Families Featured in the Everett Herald, Snohomish County, Washington

This morning, an article in the Everett Herald in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, was published about this blog and my research into my family’s history in the Everett and Snohomish County area of Washington state. Titled “Blogger digs into her … Continue reading


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45,875: Welcome to the Knapp Family

I got my mother into doing some genealogy research on her side of the family and she’s uncovered the fact that we are directly related by blood to Nicholas Knapp (Knap) (1606-1670), who arrived with his brother, William Knapp, from … Continue reading


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Searching for Grandfather Hans Anderson of Manitowoc, Wisconsin

The past two weeks has found me searching for Grandfather Anderson. All of them. Well, some I’ve found, but a lot I haven’t. Let me tell you about the first of two Grandfather Andersons we’re looking for. Hans Anderson from … Continue reading


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Dedicated to the Daughters of Yesteryear and Tomorrow

Collection compiled in December 25, 1981 – updated May 2006 The following pages are excerpts from a form of collected works, a three generation journal if you will, consisting of thoughts, beliefs, mottoes, experiences, and just the lives of three … Continue reading


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Welcome to the Start of the Family History Blog

I’ve been researching my family tree for a very long time and now I have enough information, resources, and time to create a blog dedicated to genealogy research and my family tree. The goal of this website/blog is to document … Continue reading


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