Sunday, August 19, 2007

Enlarging Pictures on the Blog

Ok, time out from genealogy for a little housekeeping. I've stated before that I have been working on getting the pictures on the blog to show up bigger and easier to read. Unfortunately, nothing I've tried has worked, so this has been really frustrating for me.

Imagine my surprise when my hubby was reading my latest post and had a HUGE image of the census on his screen! When I asked how he got that, he looked mildly confused and said "I just clicked on the image." D'oh! Ok, I hadn't tried that.

So for all those of you (if any) who, like me, hadn't figured this out: Click on the image to get a larger view of it. It makes things like the census much easier to read. To get back to the blog, just hit your browsers "Back" button.

And thank you to my hubby for the tip (and not pointing out that I was being a ditz).

Christian Godskesen and Annie Jensen's marriage

I am going to switch gears and move over to the Godskesen line. Above is the marriage certificate of Christian Godskesen and Annie Jensen. My transcription with handwritten portions in italic:
State of Oregon
County of Multnomah, ss
This is to certify that the undersigned, a Minister of the Gospel by authority of a License bearing date the 29th of May, A.D. 1894, and issued by the Clerk of the County Court of the County of Multnomah, did on the 30th of May, A.D. 1894, at the house of C Godskesen, in the county and state aforesaid, join in lawful wedlock C Godskesen, of the County of Multnomah, and State of Oregon, and Annie Jensen, of the County of Multnomah and the State of Oregon, with their mutual assent, in the presence of Bender Petersen and Mary Madsen, witnesses.
Filed June 5th, 1894
By N.C. Smith, deputy
Witness my hand:
W.L. MacEvan
Rector, St. Mark's Church
This document is from the Multnomah County Marriage Records or Affidavits
Volume 10, Page 213
I received it from the Geneaological Forum of Oregon, Inc., who have a lot of great stuff on their website: