29 May 2009
One of the families I worked on while in Salt Lake was that of James and Barbara Hodgson of Garthfoot, Castle Carrock, Cumberland, England. This entry comes from the 1764 register of that parish.
It actually is not all that difficult to read, but I still find the scan easier to use and the scans were definitely preferable for those entries that were not as legible as this one.
Margaret was married to John Watson and died in Castle Carrock in January of 1852 at the age of 88. It was known that she married John in Castle Carrock in 1789. The date of her marriage and birth originally came from the International Genealogical Index on FamilySearch, but I used that to search through the actual church records. Margaret's death in 1852 at the age of 88 allowed me to narrow in on a year of birth. Her maiden name was obtained in her marriage record, but there were several other families in Castle Carrock with the name of Hodgson.
Margaret Hodgson Watson is my wife's 4th great-grandmother.
She posted a post on one of my wife's family to a Rootsweb list, which is archived here:
I am trying to locate her or what happened to her, but so far not having any luck.
28 May 2009
I realize she may pour when she cooks, but if she's looking at things in antique stores, then she and good ol' Aunt Peggy are poring over antiques. I hope she wasn't pouring Aunt Peggy in antique shops.
Sounds like it was a poor spell checker to me!
Maybe someone was too busy poring over their pores when they should have been poring over those pan wrappers.
Hopefully the recipies in the books get proofed better than this did. After all, it only takes two little errors to change fig bars into pig bark. Now there's a typo!
It's not genealogy, but hey...it's my website!
I have made paper copies of some of the scans I made. But the scans are easy to use and very portable. I will be posting more of them over the next few weeks.
27 May 2009
26 May 2009
25 May 2009
There is information there on payment and fee options and those who wish to make hotel reservations early using our block can contact me for information on doing that too. Itis not necessary to stay at the Salt Lake Plaza in order to join us. We have had locals commute, people stay at an RV park, or with friends or relatives.
23 May 2009
22 May 2009
He had twenty gallons of cherry brandy, amongst a variety of other items, some of which are shown here.
I'll be writing about this estate in an upcoming Casefile Clues column, so stay tuned.
I'm calling it--read me if found and saving it as a text file that can opened with virtually any word processor.
The file will contain my name, cell phone number, and email address. Then if my drive is lost and the finder is so inclined to open it, they should see the file. Of course information on the outside is good, too. But as we all know permanent marker isn't permanent and tags hooked to the flash drive become separated from it.
27 May 2010-3 May 2010. The library will be open their normal Monday hours on Memorial Day 2010. Previous trip members have commented positively on our choice of beginning and ending dates, so we are keeping Sunday as a "mid" day during our trip. We will be posting more details and a registration brochure as soon as I get it proofread. Those who want to reserve their space can make a deposit payment to hold their spot. Anyone with questions about the trip can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have had previous attendees from numerous states and Canada.
17 May 2009
- Determining Search Parameters and Really Tracking Your Online Research
- What is Unwritten?
- Establishing the Neighborhood
- Finding Gesche's Girls and Barbara's Beaus: Two Problem-Solving Examples from Illinois
The Society's website will have more details as they are announced. Stay tuned!
15 May 2009
After an uneventful trip, I have arrived at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. In between consultations and meeting with trip participants I have a few of my own problems that I am working on. I'll be blogging about those as time allows.
My one project is to try and locate the passenger list for the lady who is named on this trunk. I have the trunk in my home and the individual listed in my great-great-grandfather's sister, Altje Goldenstein.
13 May 2009
It is important to remember what Ancestry.com will and will not do for your research. It won't help me analyze those twenty deeds I copied last year on my Bourbon County, Kentucky, families where I need to plat the metes and bounds descriptions. It won't help me analyze those pre-1850 census entries I located for several families where I need to determine as best I can how many children those individuals probably had. And the stacks of court records and other materials need to be analyzed. And then there are the several Revolutionary Pension files that I have where the digital images sit, unanalyzed.
I decided it is time for me to start really putting together what I have. Ancestry.com provides me great access to various information, but organizing and synthesizing that information is something I have to do myself.
12 May 2009
More information is available on our Genline webpage at:
11 May 2009
07 May 2009
Archive.org is just a great place to find things. This biography was cut from the PDF version of the scan of the 1882 History of Mercer and Henderson Counties [Illinois] which is one of the several Mercer County histories on the site.
Am working on an article on Andrew Trask, focusing on his life in the 1840 era. Would really love to know more about his working on a ship, but that will have to wait. Unfortunately we don't know who his parents are or anything about his life on the East Coast other than what is in this obituary.