Friday, April 29, 2016

52 Ancestors - Week 122: #145 Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth (1734-1812)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2016 to 156 Ancestors in 156 Weeks. Here is my ancestor biography for week #122:

Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812) is #145 on my Ahnentafel list, my 5th great-grandmother, who married #144 Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784)  in 1753.


I am descended through:

*  their son, #72 Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829), who married #73 Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793) in 1777.

*  their son, #36 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857), who married #37 Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857) in 1810.
*  their son, #18, Edward Hildreth (1831-1899), who married #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) in 1852.

*  their daughter, #9 Hattie Louise Hildreth (1847-1920) , who married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874. 
*  their son, #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942), who married Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son, #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                   Elizabeth Prescott[1–2]   
*  Alternate Name:   Elisabath Prescott[3–4]   
*  Alternate Name:   Elizabeth Hildreth[5–8]    

*  Sex:                       Female   
*  Father:                  Jonas Prescott (1702-1784)   
*  Mother:                Elizabeth Harwood (1701-1739)   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                    15 September 1734, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3–4]
*  Death:                  1 May 1812 (age 77), Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[6]
*  Burial:                  after 1 May 1812 (after age 77), Westlawn Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[7]   
*  Probate:                26 May 1812 (age 77), will presented, but not accepted; Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[8]    
  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Spouse 1:              Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784)   
*  Marriage 1:           12 April 1753 (age 18), Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–2 
*  List of Children:   1754–1775 (about age 20–about 41), Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
*  Child 1:                 Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829)    
*  Child 2:                 Elizabeth Hildreth (1755-1803)   
*  Child 3:                 Hannah Hildreth (1758-1826)   
*  Child 4:                 Esther Hildreth (1760-    )   
*  Child 5:                 Timothy Hildreth (1760-    )   
*  Child 6:                 James Hildreth (1762-1789)   
*  Child 7:                 Lucy Hildreth (1764-1845)   
*  Child 8:                 Jonas Hildreth (1766-1808)   
*  Child 9:                 Ruth Hildreth (1768-1829)   
*  Child 10:               Edy Hildreth (1771-1819)   
*  Child 11:               Jesse Hildreth (1773-1840)   
*  Child 12:               Mehitable Hildreth (1775-1819)   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

Elizabeth Prescott was the third child of Jonas and Elizabeth (Harwood) Prescott of Westford, Massachusetts.  The entry in the Westford town record book says[3-4]:

"prescott  Elisabath prescott dauter of Jonas prescott and Elisabath his
wife was born September the 15 th 1734 
                                                  recorded by me Jonas prescott Town Ck"

The marriage record of Zechariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Prescott was recorded in the Westford, Massachusetts town records[1-2]:

April 12 1753     
Zechariah Hildreth to                            
Elizabeth Prescott both of Westford                           
 By W____d  H____ P'r

The list of children of Zechariah and Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth was presented in the Westford town records[5]:

"Zechariah Hildreth Son of Zechariah Hildreth and Elisabeth his wife was born January the 13, 1754
Elisebeth Hildreth Daughter of Zechariah Hildreth and Elisabeth his wife was born October 18, 1755
Hannah Hildreth Daughter of Zechariah Hildreth & Elisabeth his wife was born January 31, 1758
Timothy Hildreth and Esther Hildreth Son and Daughter of Zechariah Hildreth & Elisabeth his wife was born April the 10, 1760
James Hildreth Son of Zechariah Hildreth and Elisabeth his wife was born March the 7, 1762
Lucy Hildreth Daughter of Zechariah Hildreth and Elisabeth his wife was born January the 18, 1764
Jonas Hildreth Son of Zechariah Hildreth and Elisabeth his wife was born June the 25, 1766
Ruth Hildreth Daughter of Zechariah Hildreth and Elisabeth his wife was born May the 8, 1768
Evy Hildreth Daughter of Zechariah Hildreth and Elizabeth his Wife was born November the 3d, 1771
Jesse Hildreth Son of Zechariah Hildreth and Elizabeth his Wife was born September 22'd, 1773
hita Hildreth Daughter of Zechariah Hildreth and Elizabeth his wife was Born September 24'th, 1775"

The death of Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth, wife of Zachariah, was 1 May 1812, at age 77, according to the Westford vital records book[6].

Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth was buried in Westlawn Cemetery in Westford, Massachusetts.  The inscription on her gravestone says[7]:

"Inscription:
In
memory of
Elizabeth Hildreth
wife of
Zachariah Hildreth,
who died
May 1, 1812
Æ 77"

Elizabeth Hildreth of Westford, widow of Zachariah Hildreth, died testate, and her probate records are in the Middlesex County [Mass.] Probate Records, Packet #11,315[8].  The will reads:

"In the name of GOD amen.  I Elizabeth Hildreth of Westford in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts widow of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit;  first I order my executor herein after named to pay all my just debts and the expenses of my decent burial after my decease.

"Second  I give and bequeathe to my daughters to wit, Hannah Hildreth, Esther Brown, Lucy Whiting, Ruthy Hildreth, Ede Hildreth and Hitty Adams all my wearing apparrel equally to be divided among them.  I further give and bequeath to my daughter Ede Hildreth two cows, two beds and bedding and all my household furniture.

"Third I give and devise to William Whiting my son in Law four acres of wood land more or less situate in the northerly part of said Westford called tar kiln hill, to have and to hold the said land to the said Whiting his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple.

"Fourth I order my executors hereinafter named to give up to my son Timothy Hildreth a note which I hold against him being for twenty one dollars on interest and also to give up to the children of Jonas Hildreth deceased a note which I hold Signed by the said Jonas for one hundred and sixty seven dollars on interest.

"Fifth I give and bequeathe to my sons Zachariah Hildreth and John Hildreth one dollar each, to be paid to them by my executors after my decease.

"And lastly as to all the residue of my estate of every kind, after the payment of all legacies and charges herein appointed to be paid, I give and bequeathe to my said daughter Ede Hildreth.

"I hereby appoint the aforenamed William Whiting sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

"In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eighty hundred and eight.

"Signed Sealed published and declared by the above
named Elizabeth Hildreth to be her last will and                                  her
testament in the presence of us, who at her request              Elizabeth  + Hildreth   (seal)
and in her presence have hereunto subscribed our                             mark
names as witnesses to the same.
John Abbot
Wm Nichols, Jr
Ezra Prescott"

The will of Elizabeth Hildreth, late of Westford, was presented to the Judge of Probate by William Whiting on 26 May 1812, 25 days after her decease.  He refused to accept or take on the trust of executor.

There are no other papers in the probate packet.

5)  SOURCES
 
1. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Westford Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 18A (image 430 of 1733), Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Prescott marriage entry.

2. Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1915), Marriages, page 186, Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Prescott entry.

3. Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849, Births, page 85, Elisabath Prescott entry, 1734.

4. Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, Westford > Births, Marriages, and Deaths, page 26 (image 20 of 1750), Elisabath Prescott birth entry.

5. Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, "Westford > Births, Marriages, and Deaths," page 65 (image 92 of 175), list of children of Zechariah and Elisabeth Hildreth.

6. Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849, Deaths, page 287, Elizabeth Hildreth entry.

7. Jim Tipton, indexed database, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Westlawn Cemetery, (Westford, Mass.), Elizabeth Prescott Hildreth entry.


8. "Probate Records 1648-1924 (Middlesex County, Massachusetts),"  886 FHL US/CAN Microfilms, Middlesex County [MA] Probate Records, Packet #11,315, Elizabeth Hildreth, accessed on FHL Microfilm 0,397,093.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 2: Transcription of Elizabeth Auble's Will

 I wrote Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 1: Finding Elizabeth's Will on 25 April 2016.  

In this blog post, I'm transcribing the 1893 will of Elizabeth Auble (1814-1899), with her two codicils.

The will images in the Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania probate records are:









The transcription of this will, including the codicils, is (with handwritten text in italics):

page 1]

BE IT REMEMBERED That I, ELIZABETH AUBLE, of the City of Phil-
adelphia and State of Pennsylvania, single woman,. being of
sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make
publish and declare my last Will and Testament in manner
following, that is to say.

FIRST. I direct that all my just debts and funeral expen-
ses be paid by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as con-
veniently may be after my decease.

SECOND. I direct that my funeral shall be strictly private
with as little display as possible, and that my remains be in-
terred in my burial lot in Mount Peace Cemetery and I give
and bequeath to my Executors hereinafter named the sum of
Three hundred dollars in Trust to invest the same and to pay
the income thereof to the proper Officer of the said Cemetery
Company to be devoted to keeping the said burial lot in good
order and repair and it is my will that after my remains shall
have been interred in the said lot no other body shall ever
be buried or placed therein.

THIRD. I give and bequeath to The Fidelity Insurance, Trust
and Safe Deposit Company my house and lot No. 989 Marshall St.
in Trust to hold the same and to permit my brother Hampton
Auble to occupy said property for and during all the term of
his natural life, or at his option to rent the same and col-
lect the rents thereof, he paying all taxes, water rents and
keeping said property in good order and repair. I also give
and bequeath to the said The Fidelity Insurance, Trust and Safe
Deposit Company the sum of One thousand dollars in Trust to

[page 2]

invest the same, collect the income thereof and pay the same
to my said brother Hampton for and during all the term of his
natural life. Provided, that the said property and the said
bequest shall in no way be liable to the creditors of my said
brother, nor to assignment, anticipation or alienation. The
same shall be held in the discretion of the said Trustee for
his maintenance and support. From and immediately after his
decease I direct that the use of said Trustees in Trust for
his daughter Miami Geary, Wife of Edward Geary, upon the same
trusts as are above set forth with reference to my said brother.
Upon her death, the same shall be held for her daughter Flor-
ence Geary upon the same trusts, and upon the death of the
said Florence or on the death of the survivor of the said
Hampton, Miami or Florence, then the said property No. 989
Marshall Street shall be sold by my Executors and the proceeds
thereof together with the Trust fund shall go to and vest ab-
solutely in the children of the said Florence Geary and the
issue of any deceased child per stirpes. Should the said
Florence leave no issue her surviving, then I direct that the
same shall be distributed unto and among my heirs at law as
if I had died intestate.

FOURTH. I give and bequeath to Lillie T. Auble daughter of
William H. Auble, my piano and cover.

FIFTH. I give and bequeath the following pecuniary legacies.
To my brother David Auble, the sum of One Two thousand dollars.
To my brother Robert Auble, the sum of One Two thousand dollars.
To my nephew, William H. Auble, son of my deceased brother Will-
iam Auble, the sum of One thousand dollars.

[page 3]

To my niece Euphemia Foster, daughter of my sister Sophia the
sum of Five hundred dollars.
To my niece Anna Bunting, daughter of my brother David Auble,
the sum of Five hundred dollars.
To Elizabeth Schunover, the sum of Five hundred dollars.
To my niece Elizabeth Auble, daughter of my brother Robert
Auble, the sum of Five hundred dollars.
To Anna Dickerson, wife of Wesley Dickerson, the sum of Five
hundred dollars.
To David Schunover the sum of Three hundred dollars.
To Elizabeth Mansfield the sum of Three hundred dollars.

SIXTH. I give and bequeath unto the Fidelity Insurance,
Trust and Safe Deposit company the sum of Five hundred dollars
in Trust to invest the same, collect the income and hold the
said principal and income until William Collingburg, grandson
of my brother Nathan Auble, shall have attained the age of 21
years, at which time, both the principal and accumulated int-
erest shall be paid to him absolutely. Should he die before
attaining majority, then I direct the said sum shall be held
in trust for his half brother Frank Delly upon the same con-
ditions and limitations as are above set forth.

SEVENTH. I direct that the collateral inheritance tax upon
all of the legacies in my Will shall be paid out of my resid-
uary estate.

EIGHTH. All the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate,
real personal and mixed, whatsoever and wheresoever situate,
I give, devise and bequeath unto such of my brothers as may
survive me, to be divided equally between them. The share of

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my said brother Hampton, however, to be held upon the same
Trusts as are herein before limited and declared in the third
item of this will.

NINTH. I direct my Executors hereinafter named to sell and
absolutely dispose of all of my real estate either at public
or private sale or sales at such price or prices and upon
such terms and conditions as they may deem for the best int-
erest of my Estate and on such sales, to make, execute and
deliver to the purchaser or purchasers thereof good and suf-
ficient deeds or other assurances in the law therefor, without
a liability on the part of the purchasers to see to the ap-
plication of the purchase money. Provided, that my said prop-
erty No. 989 Marshall Street shall not be sold until after the
death of the survivors of the beneficiaries named in the 3rd,
item unless it shall in the discretion of my said Executors
be for the interests of the Trust so to do. I further direct
that all of my personal Estate not herein specifically bequeath-
ed shall be sold and converted into money.

TENTH. I nominate constitute and appoint The Fidelity In-
surance, Trust and Safe Deposit Company to be the Executor of
this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making
void all wills by me at any time heretofore made.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
Seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and ninety three.

                                                                        Elizabeth Auble

Signed, sealed published and declared by the said testatrix

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as and for her last Will and Testament in our presence, who
in her presence and at her request and in the presence of
each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Note: The word “one” twice stricken out and word “Two” written
therein in the legacies to my brothers David and Robert at foot of 2nd page
so that Each shall receive two thousand dollars before signing.

Jas. W. Hazlehurst
329 Chestnut St.
H. H. Pigott
August 17, 1893

In addition to the legacies given in above will
I give and bequeath the following:
To Cora Struble wife of Edward Struble
residing at Newton New Jersey the sum of Three
hundred dollars.
To Elizabeth Snover, my namesake, residing
with her grandfather _____ Rosenkrantz
at Stillwater New Jersey the sum of Three
hundred dollars.
The above to be free from Collateral tax.
Witness my hand and seal this day and
year above written
Witnesses                                                          Elizabeth Auble {seal}
Jas. W. Hazlehurst
329 Chestnut
H. H. Pigott

[page 6]

BE IT REMEMBERED: That I, ELIZABETH AUBLE, of the City of Phil-
adelphia, single woman, Do hereby make, publish and declare this as and for
a Second Codicil to my last Will and Testament above written.

WHEREAS, my brother David Auble has departed this life; Now Therefore I
do revoke the legacy of Two thousand dollars (2,000) to him, and direct
that in lieu thereof the sum of One thousand dollars ($1,000) free of tax
shall be paid to his widow Sarah Auble.

And WHEREAS, my niece Euphemia Foster has departed this life; Now There-
fore I do revoke the said legacy, and give the Sum of Three hundred dol-
lars ($300) free of tax to Gertrude McCracken, the daughter of John Mc-
Cracken, of Blairstown, New Jersey.

I give and devise to Louie Dickerson, daughter of Wesley Dickerson, of
Newark, New Jersey, the sum of Three hundred dollars ($300) free of tax:
also to Mary Auble, wife of Theodore Auble, residing at Blairstown, New
Jersey, the sum of Three hundred dollars ($300) free of tax.

In all other respects I confirm my said Will.

I give and devise to David Struble the sum of Three hundred dollars
($300) free of tax.

In all other respects I confirm my said Will.

The shares of any that are minors are to be held until their arrival at
majority, the income to be accumulated thereon.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty-
first day of March Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and ninety-six
(1896).
                                                                  Elizabeth Auble

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Testatrix as and for
a second Codicil to her last Will and Testament in the presence of us
who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto
set our hands at her request as witnesses. (Note: “In all other respects
I confirm my said Will” on 16th and 19th lines first stricken out
before signing).

Jas. W. Hazlehurst
H.H. Pigott

The source citation for this will is:

Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, indexed records and digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, Philadelphia County, "Wills, No. 143-170, 1899," Estate No. 145 (images 19 to 45), Elizabeth Auble estate file, died 1899.

As a single woman writing her will she bequeathed property and money to several of her siblings, to several nieces and nephews, and perhaps to unrelated persons.  She also provided for a life estate for her brother, his daughter, and his granddaughter.

Elizabeth Auble was never married and had no children.  She was the daughter of John and Anna (Row) Auble, and died 13 January 1899.  Before I found this will and read it, I had only five children in my RootsMagic database for John and Anna (Row) Auble - Elizabeth, David, William, Hampton and Robert Auble.  I had a big surprise when the will named two more siblings of Elizabeth, Sophia and Nathan.

I will list and discuss the heirs in a separate blog post.  I will then discuss each set of heirs in a separate blog post.  There are persons in this will who are not in any other online family tree.  My goal in this series is to more fully identify Auble cousins who may have family information about my Auble families, and who may share my autosomal DNA.

Suffice it to say that this will vividly illustrates the point that persons who die without issue are often the best persons to have in your family tree - they may reveal family connections by naming relatives who are extended family that are not in your family tree database.  

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Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 311: 1734 Birth Record of Elizabeth Prescott in Westford, Mass.

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1734 birth record for Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812), daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth (Harwood) Prescott, in the Westford, Massachusetts town records:

The snippet of the birth record is:

The transcription of this birth record is:

"prescott  Elisabath prescott dauter of Jonas prescott and Elisabath his
wife was born September the 15 th 1734
                                                         recorded by me Jonas prescott Town Ck"

The source citation for this town record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 December 2012), Westford > Births, Marriages, and Deaths, page 26 (image 20 of 1750), Elisabath Prescott birth entry; citing original data from Massachusetts town and city clerk records in Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah : Holbrook Research Institute), Microfiche collection.

Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812) married Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) in 1753, and they had 12 children.

Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth is my 5th great-grandmother, through her first son, Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829).

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Using RootsMagic and FamilySearch to Update My MyHeritage Family Tree

I posted my MrHeritage family tree in 2011, and since then I have not updated it very much, other than confirming Record Matches and attaching them to persons in my MyHeritage family tree.  I have only 40,071 persons in my MyHeritage tree.

In the mean time, I have been adding hundreds of persons, thousands of events, and thousands of source citations to the persons in my family tree in my RootsMagic database.  Now, I have 45,893 persons in my RootsMagic family tree database.  Over the last three years, I have been updating the event and source information I have for my ancestors back to the 5th great-grandparents in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks series.  This effort has added much more detail to the ancestor profiles in my RootsMagic database.

How can I update my MyHeritage tree easily?  The only way to date has been to Edit each person in MyHeritage and add the dates, places and sources and notes by typing or  copying and pasting.  This is time consuming and doesn't add much value to my overall research, but does improve my MyHeritage tree.

I think I've found another way to update the information for my persons in my MyHeritage tree that doesn't take a lot of time, but updates my ancestral families in my MyHeritage tree.  It involves this process:

*  Update the information for a whole ancestral family in RootsMagic.

*  Match my RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for those persons.

*  Update and match the birth, marriage, death, burial and other events (e.g., census, military, land, probate, etc.) in Family Tree for the family persons, including the relationships.

*   In MyHeritage, use the FamilySearch Family Tree Record Match for the ancestor to update the dates, places, events, etc. for the ancestor and all of his/her family members by confirming the match and extracting the event data into the MyHeritage profiles.

1)  Here is an example:  I will use my 2nd great-grandfather, David Auble (1817-1894) as the example.  Here is the top of the David Auble in the matching screen in RootsMagic with FamilySearch Family Tree profile for David Auble:


2)  The top of the MyHeritage profile for David Auble (1817-1894) before I updated it looks like this:


There is a Record Match for FamilySearch Family Tree shown at the bottom of the screen above.  I clicked on that Record Match, and could see all of the Events for David Auble in the FamilySearch Family Tree profile (three screens shown, skipping some text before the third screen):



 3)  If I click the orange "Confirm" button for this match for David Auble, then I can add the information for David Auble to my MyHeritage profile for David Auble:


and further down:


and further down again:


New information for David Auble is indicated on the left side of the screens above - that new information can be added to the MyHeritage profile buy clicking on the right arrows between the two columns.

4)  The screen above says "Extract information for 13 more relatives of David."  The 13 persons were David's parents, his spouse, his children and his siblings.  

I left out several screens; here is the last screen of those 13 persons:


The screen above asks "Want to extract all?"  I do, so I clicked the triple arrow below that question.  Then I clicked the orange "Save to tree" button and it all got added to my MyHeritage profiles for the 14 persons involved.  This took some time to complete the process.

5)  My David Auble profile now has added events for several census records:


Events for the other 13 family members were also added, but not for the spouses and children of those 13 persons.  This is much easier to do than adding information for each person in my MyHeritage family tree.

One source citation was added to my David Auble profile in my MyHeritage Tree - the source citation for FamilySearch Family Tree.  None of the Fact Notes or Sources for David Auble or his relatives transferred to the MyHeritage profile.  The Life Sketch in the FamilySearch Family Tree did transfer, as part of the source citation.  The FamilySearch Family Tree source, and any life sketch, was added for the other 13 family persons also.

6)  While this process is imperfect (i.e., not all of my information transferred from RootsMagci/FSFT to MyHeritage), the event data did transfer.  Users can go to the FamilySearch Family Tree profile to see the Fact Notes and source citations for each event.  Of course, some of the events for these persons are covered by other Record Matches and I can Confirm them as I have the opportunity and time.

Now my MyHeritage family tree has essentially the same event information that I had in the FamilySearch Family Tree, which I added using the RootsMagic FamilySearch Person Tool in the first screen above.

7)  My plan is to systematically go through each ancestral family, starting with me, and transfer the Event data for each family group from the FamilySearch Family Tree to my MyHeritage tree for the ancestral families.  

What I don't know is what happens when FamilySearch has a person who is not in my MyHeritage tree - a child or a sibling of one of my ancestors.  I will investigate that and see if the child or sibling is added to my MyHeritage tree.  I hope it is!

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CVGS Saturday Special Event on April 30th Features Mark Olsen of MyHeritage

The Chula Vista Genealogical Society will host a special Saturday program on 30 April:

Mark Olsen of MyHeritage will present “MyHeritage – Amazing Technology Changing the World of Genealogy” on Saturday, April 30th, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library Auditorium (365 F Street in Chula Vista, California 91910).



 MyHeritage has created technology that will blow your socks off! From automatic record matching to new technology not yet announced MyHeritage is on the forefront of technology. This automation, and these advances in technology, are helping millions connect with their past faster and more accurately than ever before.

Mark Olsen is a Business Development Manager at MyHeritage.  He has a degree in Genealogy and Family History with Spanish Emphasis from Brigham Young University.  Mark and Sara are the proud parents of seven children and two grandchildren.  Mr. Olsen serves as a Director on the FGS Board of Directors.  

This is a free program for all interested persons.  There will be snacks before and after the program.  Please do not take food or drink into the seating area in the newly refurbished library.


 Please register for this special event by visiting the CVGS website:  www.CVGenealogy.org and selecting the “Events” link, then scroll down to the “CVGS Saturday Special Event” and click on “Register.”



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