Aboyne Kirkyard in Scotland

Aboyne Kirkyard in Scotland
ABOYNE KIRKYARD, ABOYNE, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HISTORICAL & FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES–GREAT RESOURCES FOR YOUR RESEARCH


DO YOU USE HISTORICAL OR FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES IN YOUR RESEARCH?

Let’s talk about some of the benefits you can derive from these societies.
  • Knowledgeable people who work or volunteer at the society.  These people may have lived their whole lives in the area.  They may even have ancestors that knew your ancestors.
  • Perhaps they know others with the same surnames you are researching, who still live in the area.  This, of course, is more common in a smaller community.   However, don’t discount the societies in the larger communities.
  • They may know where all the cemeteries are in the area.  Even the smaller, hard to find cemeteries on private property.
  • Perhaps they can provide maps of specific areas with indications of who owned what property and when?
  • They can, in many cases, show you which books or publications they offer that would help you in your particular research.
  • They can put you in touch with local historians or other researchers who may know details that they don’t.
  • Most historical societies have books or publications right on site.  Take advantage of this.
When I visited Keene, New Hampshire where my husband’s family is from, we visited the Historical Society of Cheshire County.  I found all sorts of information in books and in probate records they had copies of.  The volunteer there was incredibly helpful.

One of the largest historical societies I can think of is the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  This society has been around since 1845 and has a wealth of information at their physical site and on their website.  

Simply use your search engine and type in whatever town, city or county you may be interested in, add the words “historical society” OR “family history society” and see what you can find.  

Here is a link to a site I found by typing this into Google "historical societies in the United States"
http://www.preservationdirectory.com/preservationorganizationsresources/organizationcategories.aspx
 


I selected A and the following screen came up.  When I typed MICHIGAN into the state box I got a list of over 80 societies all over the state. 



I have to admit that I did not know about this website until just now.  It’s very interesting that while I am sharing with you, I am also learning.  

Let’s continue our discovery and type into Google “historical societies in Europe.”  This brought up 13,800,00 results.  Here is a screenshot of a portion of the first page.
(Apologies for the blurry screenshots)

Historical societies page - 3

I selected the very first entry which took me to a Wikipedia site.  As I scrolled through the site and selected various items, some were relevant and some were not.  However, when I got to the very bottom of the screen I noticed this:

Historical societies page - 4

Doesn’t that first entry look interesting?  I selected it and up came a list of various genealogical & family history societies.  The list is not complete as wikipedia is always a work in progress.  However, what I did was to keep on selecting various links, which then led me to other links.  In doing that I have now learned of many organizations that are new to me. 

You get the general idea.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tunnel vision in my research.  I use the same sites day in and day out.  I mean after all, I have a huge list of bookmarked sites that I’ve saved over the years. Those sites are very useful, but sometimes we need to step back, stop and THINK 

Where else might I look for information?

Writing this post has given me new ideas and I’m anxious to see what else I can find today.

OTHER POSTS THAT YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL
SEMINARS, WEBINARS, SOCIETIES - WILL THEY HELP YOUR RESEARCH?
FACEBOOK - HOW IT CAN BE VERY USEFUL IN YOUR RESEARCH

Happy hunting,













Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION




Monday, September 15, 2014

AMANUENSIS MONDAY - BIRTH & DEATH DATES FROM MY GRANDMOTHER'S JOURNAL - APRIL


What does Amanuensis mean anyway?

To put it simply, it means a “person employed to write what another dictates or copy what has been written by another.”

As many of you know from reading previous posts on my blog, my maternal grandmother left a spiral notebook, which I call her journal.  In it she left recipes, a list of 183 family members and their birth dates and some death dates, a list of anniversaries and other various lists or things that were important to her.  It’s a treasure that I cherish. 

Today I’m going to be transcribing her list of names & dates from April.
For the previous posts transcribing January, February and March please click on these links.


Here is the page from her journal.  This journal was begun when my grandmother, Florence L. Bowden, married my grandfather, Joseph A. Milne, in 1906.  She was just 18 years old at the time.  This journal is very old and falling apart.  I have digitized all the pages and have the original stored in a safe, archival box.


(CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT)
April

Here is my transcription of this page, with some annotations.  I have indicated the family connection in brackets, even thought it’s not part of the document.  I though you’d like to know who these people are to me.  And, for any cousins out there reading this, maybe you’ll find it helpful.


I’ve added whatever photos I have of the family members named in this list. (See below)



ADDITIONAL NOTE:  I HAVE REDACTED THE BIRTH DATES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL LIVING, FOR THEIR PROTECTION.

April 

Bernice Elaine Seigel  April 3 [2nd cousin once removed]
* Eleanor Titus   April 9  
* Jean Hern    April 10 ‘22
Joseph Gillespie   Apr 11 ‘37  died May 26, 1908  [2nd great grandfather]
* Aubrey Hastings Robson  April 11  ‘06   (See note below)
* Robert W. Gillespie   April 4  ‘93
* Helen Cole   April 15  13
died April 9  Jacob Seigel   April 20  ‘49  [husband of great grand aunt]
* Wilson Westervelt  April 28  ‘07  (See note below)
* boy Frederick Hibberlin   April 2  41
* Florence Platz  April 13
Baby Boy Morrison   April 11  42  3:58 – 6:20  [1st cousin who died as infant]
* Linda Jean Wolford   April 18  ‘42 
* Lee Harold Jones  April 19  ‘44  7:30 a.m.
* Aunt Ada’s gr. gr. twins  (Billkings) Joanne April 12  ‘46
                                                         * Carol Anne  April 12  ‘46

That’s a total of 16 names.  I am very fortunate to have this kind of list from my grandmother.

I have placed an asterisk * next to the names I have not yet connected to our family.  
Twelve of the names are still waiting for me to find their connections.  I have them in my Legacy database as unlinked individuals.  That’s quite a lot of unknown names for this month, compared to the previous 3 months I posted about.

In the lists from the other 11 months of the year, there are also names that aren’t yet connected.  I keep looking from time to time and link them as I identify them.

I think that right now before I post this, I’m going to go online and see if I can find anything about those names for whom I have no connection.  I’ll be back in a bit.  

Here are the two people I learned more about:

Aubrey Hastings Robson - I called my 89 year old mother and began asking her questions about the unknown names on the list.  She said that she thinks Aubrey Hastings Robson was the son of one of her mother’s close friends.  It is my mother’s Mom who wrote this journal.

Wilson Westervelt -  I located an SSDI record for Wilson Westervelt and the date of birth is an exact match to what my grandmother has written and he was living in the Detroit area in the 1930 and 1940 census.  And, his last residence was Livonia, Wayne, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit).  How or if he ties into our family I don’t know yet.

SEIGLE_Arthur & wife Lida nee Tufts with daughters Rosemary & Elaine         GILLESPIE_Joseph_resized for FindAGrave
          Bernice Elaine Seigle sitting in her mother’s lap                                                                  Joseph Gillespie

Photo of Bernice Elaine Seigle and her parents is courtesy of a descendant who graciously shared it with me.  In the photo is Arthur George Seigle, his wife Lida M. Tufts and their daughters Rosemary & Bernice.  I place the photo late 1920’s.

Please contact me if you recognize any of the names with asterisks or if you are related to any of these family members.  I’d love to hear from you.

Until next the next posting.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Sunday, September 7, 2014

IN HONOR OF GRANDPARENTS DAY


MY PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS
Gould_Harry in top hat_head & shoulder view-sepia   Grma Gould-1912-headshot
                  Harry Whipple Gould 1886-1960                                      Marie Wallace Lindsay 1888-1970

MY MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS

GrpaMilne-1926 headshot   BOWDEN_Florence in her hat & stole_1906-2
                    Joseph Albert Milne 1883-1957                             Florence Lee Nora Bowden  1888-1986

I miss each and every one of them. 

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Saturday, September 6, 2014

ADDING A RECORD TO LEGACY FROM ANCESTRY–Step by step instructions


One of the members of a Facebook group (Technology for Genealogy) I belong to asked a question this morning.  I thought this would be a good topic to share with you.

This group member was switching from Family Tree Maker to Legacy. She asked how we would recommend she save things she found on Ancestry to the Legacy database so that she doesn't lose what she finds.  She has been used to Family Tree Maker and Ancestry syncing all the records. I have written this post in response to her question.  

My primary database is stored in Legacy.  I have a couple of trees on Ancestry.  The “working” tree is private and I use it to share with relatives and to glean any hints that Ancestry might come up with.  The other tree is public, but I don’t have any pictures attached to it.  I still get plenty of contact from new cousins this way.

Back to our topic.  ADDING A RECORD TO LEGACY

Today I have chosen to learn more about Charles Louis KING, the son of my great grandaunt.  At this point I don’t know very much about him or his wife.

Here is a screen shot of what I have at this point.

(CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT)

A-Charles L King first screenshot

Our goal is to try and find every record we can from the time someone is born until their death, by using every method we have learned.

Here is the screen shot showing exactly what facts and events I currently have for Charles L. King.

A-Charles L King screenshot2

Now, let’s take a look on Ancestry and see if there is anything new?  Are there any new hints?

A-Charles L King screenshot3

NO HINTS!  I don’t let that deter me.  Now I will click on “Search Records” located just under his photo.

As I scroll through the first page of records that come up I see one that could be a match.

A-Charles L King screenshot4

The names look like a match (closer than the other names I’ve seen on this list). 

I will click on that record and bring up the page on Ancestry. 

A-Charles L King screenshot5

For this exercise, I will add this event to Charles L. King.  I need to find more evidence that this is, in fact, the same Charles L. and Emma M. King. I do know that Charles was widowed and living with his parents in Lexington, Fayette Kentucky in the 1930 census. 

Now I will go to Charles King’s Event/Fact page in Legacy and begin to add this event. (See the events/facts in the screen shot above for Individual’s Information)

1.  Click on the “Add” icon  

A-Charles L King screenshot6

2.  In the Add/Edit Event screen use your drop down list to bring up the event/fact you want to record.  If there isn’t an event/fact in the list that meets your needs, then add your own.  If I remember correctly, I had to add the “City Directory Listing” event myself.  I wanted this to be very specific, not just residence or location.

3.  Now fill in the top portion with description, date & place.  Your event screen should now look like this.

A-Charles L King screenshot8

4.  Back on the Ancestry page showing the details for this listing I highlight the pertinent data.  I don’t want everything on the page, only the detail.  I roll my mouse over the data from “Name” down to “1921” at the end of the listing.  Your data should now be highlighted as shown below.

A-Charles L King screenshot9

5.  Now you can right click with your mouse and choose “copy” or use the shortcut Ctrl C.

6.  Go back to your event/fact screen in Legacy and in the NOTES area for the City Directory Listing, place your cursor and use “paste” or the shortcut Ctrl V.

Your Event will now look like this.

A-Charles L King screenshot 10

7.  Since there is an image available for this event, I will add that image.  I won’t go into detail here about adding images or sources to Legacy.  They have tutorials on their website and in their CD’s for that.  The image is added just like any other image, by clicking on the little picture frame icon at the top of the event screen.

8.  The next thing I would do is enter the source for this information. 

When you are finished your entry will look like this.

A-Charles L King screenshotA

You have entered your event, sourced it and added an image.  This entire process takes less than 5 minutes.  

You perform these same steps for every event, whether it’s a census record, World War I or II registration card or obituary.
 
This creates your timeline for this individual and allows you to review it and see what you might be missing.  In Legacy you can click on “Chronology” and all of these events are listed.

I hope this post was helpful.  Now go add some events.

OTHER POSTS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST
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LEGACY 8 - THE SEARCH FUNCTION - WHAT CAN YOU FIND?

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Monday, September 1, 2014

AMANUENSIS MONDAY - BIRTH & DEATH DATES FROM MY GRANDMOTHER'S JOURNAL - MARCH


What does Amanuensis mean anyway?

To put it simply, it means a “person employed to write what another dictates or copy what has been written by another.”

As many of you know from reading previous posts on my blog, my maternal grandmother left a spiral notebook, which I call her journal.  In it she left recipes, a list of 183 family members and their birth dates and some death dates, a list of anniversaries and other various lists or things that were important to her.  It’s a treasure that I cherish. 

Today I’m going to be transcribing her list of names & dates from March.
For the previous posts transcribing January & February, please click on these links.

Here is the page from her journal.  This journal was begun when my grandmother, Florence L. Bowden, married my grandfather, Joseph A. Milne, in 1906.  She was just 18 years old at the time.  This journal is very old and falling apart.  I have digitized all the pages and have the original stored in a safe, archival box.

March_REDACTED

Here is my transcription of this page, with some annotations.  I have indicated the family connection in brackets, even thought it’s not part of the document.  I though you’d like to know who these people are to me.  And, for any cousins out there reading this, maybe you’ll find it helpful.

I’ve added whatever photos I have of the family members named in this list. (See below)

ADDITIONAL NOTE:  I HAVE REDACTED THE BIRTH DATES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL LIVING, FOR THEIR PROTECTION.

March

William H. Gillespie  Mar 1   ‘62   died Dec 13, 1912 [great grand uncle]
James Forsyth   Mar 1   ‘64      Feb 1, ‘51  [husband of great grand aunt]
* Harry J. Koehn    Mar 7   ‘85      May 7, ‘52 
Janet Diebel     Mar 9  ‘24 [2nd cousin, once removed]     
Norman Joseph Verney    Mar 8  ‘96  [1st cousin, twice removed] 
Clyde Hunter    Mar 21     died 1901  [great grand uncle]
Ruth Estelle Duncan Hogue   Mar 23  ‘08    8-14-78  [1st cousin, once removed]
* Marion Cole    Mar 26   
George Verney    Mar 30  ‘95    died ‘72  [1st cousin, once removed]
* Jim Scott     Mar 7   ‘88     June 1950  
Beryl Thornton Strouse    Mar 13  1913  [2nd cousin, once removed]
* Margaret – Purcey   Mar 2  1943 
Margaret King   Mar 16  ‘12  [2nd cousin, once removed]
Diane Gould  7lb  6 oz.  11:16 a.m.  (redacted for privacy) [Yours truly]
Rickie Morrison  7 1/2 lbs.  12:15 (redacted for privacy)  [1st cousin] 
Faye Morrison   6 lb 10 oz  10:29 p.m.  19 1/2 in.  (redacted for privacy) [1st cousin, once removed]
Mar 5  Joseph Edward Cornelius   died March 4, ‘81  [step-father]

That’s a total of 17 names.  I am very fortunate to have this kind of list from my grandmother.

I have placed an asterisk * next to the names I have not yet connected to our family.  Four of the names are still waiting for me to find their connections.  I have them in my Legacy database as unlinked individuals.  In the lists from the other 11 months of the year, there are also names that aren’t yet connected.  I keep looking from time to time and link them as I identify them.


GILLESPIE_William H_headshot cropped from newspaper article_descreened      DUNCAN_Ruth E. standing at bottom of steps with coat on_12 May 1947_cropped    Diane-redblouse_1981_cropped
          Wm. H. Gillespie                                   Ruth Estelle Duncan Hogue                                  Diane Gould Hall
MORRISON_Richard_Sr. Picture       Cornelius_Ed_headshot
                 Rickie Morrison                                          Joseph Edward Cornelius

It’s fun sharing this with all of you and I can’t wait to do it again next week. 

Please contact me if you recognize any of the names with asterisks or if you are related to any of these family members.  I’d love to hear from you.

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Happy hunting,


Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Friday, August 29, 2014

EVALUATING YOUR RECORDS ON AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON - WHAT YOU WILL LEARN – Gladys Lillian Gould

Gould Gladys family screenshot

I have recently been researching my Grand Aunt, Gladys Lillian Gould.  Today I want to take stock of what I have collected for her and what I still need to look for.

Gladys was born, lived and died in Detroit, Michigan.  I have no record of her living any place else.

Gladys was my grandfather’s sister.  One of three girls in a family of six siblings.  She had three older brothers, Ford, Harry (my grandfather) & Roy.  And two younger sisters,  Adele and Helen.

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Gladys was the daughter of William Val Gould and Mae Thorp.  She was born 11 Jul 1890 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. 

GOULD Gladys birth

There is no image associated with her birth record, above.  (Even though there is a little camera icon next to the record indicating that there should be an image)

I will order the image using the Family Search Photo Duplication Request process which I wrote about here on my blog recently. Photo Duplication Requests on Family Search

The first record I have for Gladys is the 1900 census.  She is a little girl, living with her parents and siblings.  From that point I have tracked Gladys in the following records:
  • 1909 Detroit City Directory, working as a stenographer at an optical company, living with her parents at 828 14th Ave.
  • 1910 census – Living with her parents at 828 14th Ave. and working as a stenographer at an optical company.
  • 1920 census – taken in January 1920, she is living with her parents at 818 Hudson Ave. and working as a secretary.
  • 1920 – On July 3rd she married Charles E. Smith, born 30 Oct 1887 in Wigan, England according to his WW I Draft Card.  Died 2 Oct 1966 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
  • 1930 census – She and her husband Charles are living with her widowed mother and her brother, Ford, at 5639 Linwood Ave.
  • 1945 – She is the informant on her sister, Helen’s, death certificate.  Her address is listed as 3739 14th St.
  • 1966 – October 2 she is the informant on her husband, Charles’ death certificate.  Her address is listed as 10607 Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1966 – October 8 – Gladys dies of metastic carcinoma, just 6 days after her husband.
  • 1966 – October 11 – She is laid to rest at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.
I have all of these events from Gladys’ life entered in Legacy.  This allows me to keep track of what I have and don’t have for a particular person.  And, it allows Legacy to create a timeline for that individual.

GOULD Gladys screen shot of ind info & events

Are there any other records that I could collect for Gladys?  Let’s think this through.
  
1.  She was probably listed in other Detroit City Directories and I know many of those are available online.


2.  She may have been listed in probate records, if they exist, for either her mother, her father, her sister Helen, her brother Ford or her brother Harry, who pre deceased her.   Or even, for that matter, her husband, although she died a few days after he did.

3.  Was there an announcement in the Detroit papers for her marriage to Charles Smith?

4.  Was she a member of any organizations that may have a record of her?

5.  Was there a death notice or obituary published for her husband, Charles?

6.  Was her death notice or an obituary published in the Detroit papers?


Can you think of any other records?  Am I missing anything?  

WAIT!!!  I am missing something.  The 1940 census.  Hang on, while I go and look for it.

I found it.  And look at that, a new family member.  An Aunt named Lena E. Barsh is living in the household with Charles & Gladys.  I’ve never seen that name before.  I know very little about Charles E. Smith’s family.  This may be a clue I can follow up on.  Assuming that the relationship is to the head of household, which makes Lena E. Barsh the Aunt of Charles Smith.
 
1940 CENSUS - CHARLES & GLADYS SMITH & LENA BARSH, DETROIT, MICHIGAN


1940_SMITH_Charles E & Gladys with Aunt Lena BARSH_DetroitWayneMichigan_cropped
CROPPED VIEW OF THE 1940 CENSUS SHOWING CHARLES, GLADYS AND AUNT LENA

I have learned by going back and evaluating my records, I can, in nearly every case, find something I've missed.

I’m going to begin looking for any Detroit city directories with Gladys or Charles listed in them.  When did Charles come to the United States?  Is there an immigration record?  The questions are popping into my head as I write this. 

ONE LAST NOTE:  We should always remember that these are people, not just documents and statistics.  I know you all know that.  As I looked at this couple it made me a little sad.  First of all, I never got to meet my grand aunt Gladys or her husband. We moved away from Detroit when I was 7 yrs. old.  Maybe I met them as a little girl, but I don’t remember.  Charles & Gladys died within 6 days of one another.  He suffered a stroke and lived 26 days.  Since Gladys died of Metastatic Carcinoma of the Ascending colon (cancer of the colon), we can assume she was already sick at the time of Charles’ death.  How very bereaved she must have been in those last days.  Her surviving brother, Roy and sister, Adele along with other family members such as my grandmother and my Dad had to deal with the loss of two family members in 6 short days.  

R.I.P. to both of them.  Here is a link to Gladys & Charles’ memorials on FindAGrave.

Gladys L. Smith Memorial
Charles E. Smith Memorial

Reviewing your events and time lines is an excellent method for evaluating the information you have collected for any of your ancestors.

Please share what you have found when reviewing your records. 
Were there surprises?  Things you missed?

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY - Things are not always what they seem or what they say 

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION

Monday, August 25, 2014

AMANUENSIS MONDAY–TRANSCRIBING FLORENCE MILNE'S JOURNAL - A LIST OF BIRTH & DEATH DATES - FEBRUARY


What does Amanuensis mean anyway?

To put it simply, it means a “person employed to write what another dictates or copy what has been written by another.”

As many of you know from reading previous posts on my blog, my maternal grandmother left a spiral notebook, which I call her journal.  In it she left us a list of 183 family members and their birth dates and some death dates, a list of anniversaries and other various lists or things that were important to her.  It’s a treasure that I cherish.  

Today I’m going to be transcribing her list of names & dates from February.

For the previous post transcribing January, please click on this link
Amanuensis Monday - Transcribing my grandmother's journal - January

Here is the page from her journal. This journal was begun when my grandmother, Florence L. Bowden, married my grandfather, Joseph A. Milne, in 1906, so it’s very old.  I don’t touch it anymore.  I have digitized all the pages.  

February

Here is my transcription of this page, with some annotations.  I have indicated the family connection in brackets, even though it’s not part of the document.  I just thought you’d like to know who these people are to me.  And, for any cousins out there reading this, maybe you’ll find it helpful. 
In this post I have added photos of some of the family members listed here. The photos are at the bottom of this list.  

February

Arthur Seigle    Feb. 1  ‘89    died July 22,  36  [1st cousin, twice removed]
Robert Edward Lee Bowden   Feb. 8  ‘63  died  Oct 1906  [Great grandfather]
Andrew Charles Milne   Feb. 8  ‘56   died Dec. 8,  92  [Great grandfather]
Dorothy Irene Milne  Feb. 17  ‘07  died  Feb 24, 1920  [Aunt] 
*  Melville Austin   Feb. 21 – 6-13-46 
died Apr. 17,  39  Mary Donnelly-Seaver   Feb. 20  ‘83  died 4-39 [1st cousin, twice removed]
Carroll Platz   Feb. 26  ‘15
Rosemary Seigle   Feb. 28  [2nd cousin, once removed] 
Elizabeth Verney   Feb. 9  ‘65   3-8-48 [Great grandaunt]
Sadie Cole Wood  Feb. 9   died Feb. 4,  ‘53  73 yrs. 360 days 
Ada King  Feb. 14,  ‘65  died  3-17-49  [Great grandaunt] 
Dora Marie Foster Purcey   Feb. 12,  ‘16 
Edna Gill Verney   Feb. 21,  ‘88 [Wife of 1st cousin, twice removed]
Margaret Scott   Feb. 1, ‘93
Edwina Booth Smullins Milne   Feb. 12,  ‘13 [Wife of Uncle]
Dennis Lee Morrison   Feb. 24,  ‘45   11:38 p.m.  [1st cousin]
Grace Hunter Fenner Jenkins   Feb. 19,  ‘74   died Sept. 15, ‘46  [Great grandaunt]
Margaret King’s Geo    Feb.  17,  ‘40 
Christopher Robert Dattolo  [Feb] 14  ‘80  [2nd cousin, twice removed]

That’s a total of 19 names.  I am very fortunate to have this kind of list from my grandmother.

I have placed an asterisk * next to the names I have not yet connected to our family.  Six of the names are still waiting for me to find their connections.  I have them in my Legacy database as unlinked individuals.  In the lists from the other 11 months of the year, there are also names that aren’t yet connected.  I keep looking from time to time and link them as I identify them.  

This time to add a bit of interest I thought I would post the pictures I have of people who are on this list.

SEIGLE_Arthur_headshot_1916_cropped from pic of he and Lida_resized smaller          MILNE_Andrew C_restored portrait_4 x 5_resized smaller          MILNE_Dorothy_cropped headshot_about 1912_resized smaller
Arthur Seigle                     Andrew Charles Milne                      Dorothy Irene Milne

SEIGLE_Rosemary wife of Russell PERRY_photo_resized smaller         Copy of KING_Ada nee HUNTER_portrait photo recd from Jennifer Waits on 3 Apr 2012_resized smaller
   Rosemary Seigle                             Ada King

I’ve enjoyed sharing this with you and will continue to share the items from my grandmother’s journal.  This is a great way for me to take another look at these lists and perhaps catch something I didn’t catch last time, or take a new look online for records.

Please contact me if you recognize any of the names with asterisks or if you are related to any of these family members.  I’d love to hear from you.  

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Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl


Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  NO USE WITHOUT PERMISSION