I can't find where my gg grandfather's family is in those two censuses.I know they didnt move away.I will keep looking today.Also I have been sorting out the Grooms' that I am related to in Chesterfield County.
Added by Carole Ann Jordan on July 29, 2009 at 6:13am —
I was able to obtain a copy of the original application which my grandmother filled out when applying for Social Security. As I expected, It confirmed which date was accepted by the SS administration, but was of little other value. Did it contain the truth? That was what I needed to know. And if it was a lie, when was the lie first told? This brings me to another document that was supplied by one of my aunts. Apparently, what was found in the old bible was a letter that my grandmother herself… Continue
Added by Michael Talley on July 29, 2009 at 12:00am —
Lots of things make me uncomfortable. These include driving on freeways with cars and big, big trucks tailgating then whizzing by me and/or blocking me in and going over tall bridges like the one over the harbor at Corpus Christi or the high rise freeways of Dallas and Houston. I don’t ride roller coasters or tilta-a-whirls. As a child I remember feeling nauseous playing in the playground merry-go-round (whatever those round push with you foot and then jump on things were called).
In later… Continue
Added by Deason Hunt on July 28, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Although there is still some controversy, many genealogists now subscribe to the belief that my great-great-great grandfather, Nathaniel (Miguel Luis) Pryor (c. 1800-1850) was, indeed, the son of Nathaniel Pryor, a well-documented member of the famed expedition of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back (1803-1806).
There have been numerous books written about the expedition, of course, and also one written specifically… Continue
Added by William S Dean on July 28, 2009 at 7:12pm —
Carl Owen HUBBELL
(22 June 1903 - 21 November 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. In the 1934 All-Star game played at the Polo Grounds, Hubbell set a record by striking out in succession five batters destined for Cooperstown: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. Married (1) 1930 to Lucille HARRINGTON… Continue
Added by Anne Kathryn on July 28, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Sarah Thomas was born 13 Jun 1782 in Loudoun county, Virginia, to Owen Thomas, a revolutionary war soldier, and Martha Davis. She was the third of 9 children, and the oldest daughter. About 1801 Sarah married Nathan Spencer Nickols, also of Loudoun county. Their first son, John was born in 1802. Soon followed the births of 11 more children, Mahala (b Aug1804 d Oct 1804), Ruth (1805), George (1807), Albert (1808), Harriet (1810), Massey(1811), Margaret (1813), Martha (1815), Anne (1817), Sarah… Continue
Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on July 28, 2009 at 12:37pm —
I was researching some archived list messages, gleening bits and pieces of old information when I came across this posting. It is suppose to be an actual ad, a recruiting article for Census Takers in 1869, Bexar Co., TX
The original poster failed to include the link or source so please just read it for the humor and not the "god's honest truth". If this is a real newspaper or handbill notice, it's a wonder any one has a surname spelled correctly. ;-)
CINSES TAYKUR… Continue
Added by Sherry Hightower on July 28, 2009 at 12:10pm —
The Canadian Government has begun hearings on changing the copyright laws in this country. It is of great interest to those genealogists who are thinking of writing their research into book form. For example, Douglas Fevens found that his “Fevens- A Family History” was digitized by Google books without his permission. He writes in a letter to the editor to the University of Wisconsin:
“I wrote a book in 2004. It was not created to become a bestseller; only 200 were printed. But it… Continue
Added by William Bruce Hillman on July 28, 2009 at 9:08am —
Check out the latest map tricks for using Wikipedia to find places... See http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com
Added by James Tanner on July 28, 2009 at 8:50am —
For over ten years, I have written regular columns about my research experience, first for Ancestry and most recently for Dick Eastman. Starting this week, my weekly "how-to" column "Casefile Clues" will be available exclusively through subscription through my website http://www.casefileclues.com/. I am very excited about the move. Our first issue will be sent out the first weekend of August.
I have written over 400 columns about my research experiences both in the United States and… Continue
Added by Michael John Neill on July 28, 2009 at 7:35am —
Looking for Featherstone Information worldwide, willing to share some 12 years of collecting information.
Founder member of the Featherstone Society a one name study group for Fe(a)therston((e)haugh)
You can join via http://www.featherstone-society.com
Featherstone Castle in Northumberland,… Continue
Added by William Paul Featherstone on July 28, 2009 at 5:30am —
My main genealogical activity in the last couple of weeks has been chasing up our Sandercock - Saundercock families. I've just blogged about the earliest ancestors, William Sandercock and Mary Verran, with a picture of their tombstone in Cardinham churchyard in Cornwall, England, over on our main family history blog
I started a new genealogy database file where I've tried… Continue
Added by Steve Hayes on July 28, 2009 at 4:00am —
Nathaniel HAWTHORNE Jr
(1804-1864), U.S. consul to Liverpool, England (1853-1858), surveyor for the port of Salem (1845-1849), Boston customhouse weigher (1839-1841), writer (1825-1863), graduated Bowdoin College 1825. Published a number of volumes of short stories and novels, notably Twice Told Tales
(1837 and 1842), Mosses from an Old Manse
(1846), The Scarlet Letter
(1850), The House of Seven Gables
(1851), Tanglewood Tales
(1853), and The Marble… Continue
Added by Anne Kathryn on July 27, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Today marked a very important day. Armed with the knowledge there was a reference to my great-grandfather, Dan Kelly, in J. Sterling Morton's 1905 Illustrated History of Nebraska, I took off for the local library (just one block from my workplace), found the book, opened it to the biographical section and right before my eyes saw the name of William D. Kelly who was married to Mary Casey. These were Dan's parents.
Little did I know that the biographical sketch would tell me that… Continue
Added by Susan in Nebraska on July 27, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Today I did a search on Grooms family in S.C. and Grooms Family in America.I found a lot of imformation that needs sorting through.Maybe I will find family connections to Chesterfield County , S.C. Alligator Province prior to 1850.I have a Grooms family there in 1820,1830 and 1840, but not sure which family is mine.
Added by Carole Ann Jordan on July 27, 2009 at 5:34pm —
Come see us at the BYU Family History Conference
this week (Tuesday July 28th – Friday July 31st). Visit our booth, attend our classes, or take away one of our $1,000 worth of prizes! You don’t even have to be registered for the conference to attend the class or be eligible for the prizes.
Free RootsMagic Classes!
Come learn about the new features in RootsMagic 4 ( including our award-winning integration with… Continue
Added by Bruce Buzbee on July 27, 2009 at 5:09pm —
I recently Order a Birth Certificate from NARA Looking for Winifred Farren Of which they did not have but what i did
get was a Birth Certificate Of Margarie Farren Who was born the same year my Grandmother was born .
Margarie Farren Was Born March 4 1894 Her Parents are Mary McElkinney and James Farren . He Has the same exact name as my Great Grandfather But not the same person.
I want to E-mail or Mail it to the rightful owner in this case Her Relatives Please contact me… Continue
Added by Barbara Bosy on July 27, 2009 at 4:20pm —
A massive family reunion will descend on Sandy, Utah, Aug. 28 and 29. All relatives – dead and alive – are invited to the 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah Family History Expo
! This event is an opportunity for everyone to connect with the past, present and future through family history research.
You really can hang out with your great-great grandmother by reading the journals she kept and shared through… Continue
Added by Holly T. Hansen on July 27, 2009 at 2:40pm —
Although I have many ancestors who came from England on the Mayflower or with the Winthrop Fleet, I also have some ancestors who came to Massachusetts via Ellis Island in 1915. My grandmother, Bertha Louise Roberts, was just nineteen years old at the time, and she traveled from Leeds, Yorkshire with her parents and her older brother, Horace. My great –grandparents were John Peter Bowden Roberts and his wife, Emma Frances Warren. John Roberts had a job… Continue
Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on July 27, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I'am looking for family members. They include GUMUKA, MIKRUTA, KNAPIK, NISKI(Niskey) families. We
settled in Amsterdam, NY.in the early 1900's. My Grandfather was Jakob Mikruta, his wife was Helene Gumuka.
My Grandfather (maturnal) was Wladyslaw Niskey, his wife was Malgozata Knapik.
Added by Gary E. Mikruta on July 27, 2009 at 11:46am —