Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has done similar things within his file and I like the idea. I’m certain it will open up new leads and encourage me to continue research on various branches of the family.
Here’s a screenshot of a part of the list I created. You can see the number, 230, at the top. You can also see that Mary is the first person listed. Because I don't have a maiden name for Mary, she showed up alphabetically, first. Legacy 9 assigns numbers to each individual in our database, they are called RIN's (Renewable Identification Number). It's an easy way to distinguish people in your file.
Mary is my husband’s granduncle’s wife’s mother. Here is how she is connected to his family.
Mary (maiden name not known) married Andrew BOSKAT
Lena M. Boskat married Irven J. Doller, my husband’s maternal granduncle
Freada Emma Meta Doller was Irven’s sister and she married Henry Fink (they are my husband’s maternal grandparents)
Here is a transcription of the obituary.
BOSKAT – In Derby, N.Y., Dec. 14, 1927. Mary H., wife of Andrew Boskat, mother of Jackson A., Paul, Mrs. I. Doller, John, William, August, Mrs. C. Barfelt and Fred Boskat. Funeral from the family residence, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Friends invited to attend.
According to the 1910 census, Mary was born about 1861 in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1891.
I have done very little research on this part of my husband’s family. For right now I’ll have to come back to them.
However, if you are related to this family and would like to exchange information, please contact me.
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