Sunday, May 29, 2016

Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 22 to 28 May 2016

The following databases were added or updated on Ancestry.com during the period from 22 to 28 May 2016:



The databases added or updated include:

*  Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1851-2001; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2016

*  Arizona, Voter Registrations, 1866-1955; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  U.S., World War I Soldier Naturalizations, 1918; indexed records without record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Tasmania, Despatches of the Governor's Office, 1823-1855; indexed records with record images, ADDED 5/26/2016


*  Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish Holocaust Records, 1938-1945 (USHMM); indexed records without record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Arizona,County Marriage Records, 1865-1972; indexed records with record images, ADDED 5/26/2016


*  Ohio, Naturalization Petition and Record Books, 1888-1946; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/27/2016


*  Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Confirmations, 1870-1911; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1912; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1912; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Tasmania, Australia, Insolvency and Petty Sessions, 1829-1902; indexed records with record images, ADDED 5/26/2016


*  Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812; indexed records with record images, Updated 5/26/2016


*  Arizona, Territorial Census Records, 1864-1882; indexed records with record images, ADDED 5/26/2016


The recently added and updated page on Ancestry.com is at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections.


The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at  http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx. 
 

By my count above there were 4 NEW databases ADDED this past week, per the list above. There are now 32,594 databases available as of 29 May, up 4 from last week.  


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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 22 to 28 May 2016

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.


My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


*  MyHeritage DNA matching & terms of use by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy dissects the terms of use for the MyHeritage DNA matching.

*  Thoughts on In-Person Conferences by Lori Thornton on the Smoky Mountain Family Historian blog.  Lori shares her thoughts.

*  Behold’s Genetic Relationship Notation (BGRN) by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog.  Louis has come up with a fascinating methodology here.

*  It Takes Two: The Research Benefits of a Two-Monitor System by guest blogger Drew Smith on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Drew describes the benefits of this.  I wish I had more desk space.

*  Loss of Life Sketches on Merger? by James Tanner on the Rejoice, and be Exceeding Glad ... blog.  James highlights a FamilySearch Family Tree problem.  I use life sketches a lot.

*  Comments on the Changing Times of Genealogy by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James quotes Bob Dylan...I'm swimming as fast as I can!

*  Creating Family History Videos Easily and for Free by Amy Johnson Crow on the Amy Johnson Crow blog.  Amy created a how-to for Adobe Spark videos.  Superb!

*  Test: Treasures from Old Newspapers (Using Adobe Spark) by Pat Richley-Erickson on the DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog.  Pat produces her first Spark video.

*  A Troubled Life: Mina Mae Mitchell (1868-1910) by Christine Manczuk on the Ancestry Island blog.  Oh my!  Christine 's great-grandfather's other wife was trouble.

*  Is Genealogy Dangerous to Your Health? by Thomas MacEntee on the Geneabloggers blog.  This is an important post.  Kudos to Thomas.

*  "Every Genealogy Record You Need is Online" - I Beg to Differ! by Lori Samuelson on the Genealogy at Heart blog.  I agree with Lori, who provides excellent examples.

*  It’s in print, but is it true? by Rhonda McClure on the Vita Brevis blog.  Right on, Rhonda.  Lots of surprises in original records.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

 Friday Fossicking 27th May 2016 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 27 May 2016 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.


 Recommended Reads by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

  Friday Finds on Saturday by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.


*  Follow Friday ~ Fab Finds for May 27, 2016 by Jana Last on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- May 28, 2016 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Saturday Serendipity (May 28, 2016) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Week: 81 May 2016 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 1590 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


 
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Ancestor's Occupations

It's Saturday Night, 
time for more Genealogy Fun!!


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:

1)  Geneablogger Diane Gould Hall posted WORKDAY WEDNESDAY – What kind of work did your ancestors do? on her Michigan Family Trails blog last year, and I thought the topic could be used as an SNGF post.

2)  Please go back several generations (say parents or grandparents or great-grandparents) and list the occupations that they had in the records you've found for them.  You could do this, say, by ancestor table number.

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook or Google+.

Here's mine:

I'm going to use Ancestor Table number, starting with my parents and going back to my great-grandparents:

2)  Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983), my father, had these occupations:

*  1940:  Sales manager in a finance company (1940 US Census)
*  1940:  Investigator for a loan bank corporation (1940 US Census)
*  1942-1944:  Clerk for an aircraft manufacturing company in Chula Vista
*  1944-1946:  Mailman 3rd class in United States Navy aboard USS Halford
*  1947-1971:  Prudential Life Insurance agent in San Diego

3)  Betty V. (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002), my mother:

*  1941-1942:  Art and English teacher at Wilson Junior High School in San Diego
*  1942-1943:  Clerk at an aircraft manufacturing company in Chula Vista
*  1944-1946:  Art teacher at Memorial Junior High School in San Diego

4)  Frederick W. Seaver (1876-1942), my grandfather:

*  1900:  Painter of combs at plastics factory in Leominster, Mass.
*  1910:  Superintendent of a comb shop in Leominster, Mass.
*  1918:  Superintendent at Paton Manufacturing Company in Leominster, Mass.
*  1920:   Superintendent of a comb shop in Leominster, Mass.
*  1930:  Superintendent of a celluloid company in Leominster, Mass.
*  1940:  Foreman at Viscoloid company in Leominster, Mass.

5)  Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962), my grandmother:

*  1900:  housework in Leominster, Mass.

6)  Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976), my grandfather:

*  1920:  Auditor, works in dry goods store in San Diego
*  1930:  Office worker, works in dry goods store in San Diego
*  1940:  Office clerk - Marston's Department Store in San Diego
*  1960:  retired as Accountant at Marston's Department Store in San Diego

7)  Emily K. (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977), my grandmother:

*  1940:  Clerical and saleslady at Marston's Department Store in San Diego

8)  Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922), my great-grandfather:

*  1874:  Ironworker in Leominster, Mass. (marriage record)
*  1880:  works in a comb shop in Leominster, Mass.
*  1900:  Teamster in Leominster, Mass.
*  1910:  Assistant superintendent at horn shop in Leominster, Mass.
*  1920:  Assistant superintendent at horn shop in Leominster, Mass.

9)  Hattie L. (Hildreth) Seaver (1857-1920), my great-grandmother:

*  1880:  Keeping house in Leominster, Mass.

10)  Thomas Richmond (1848-1917), my great-grandfather:

*  1870:  Works in a woolen mill in Stonington, Conn.
*  1880:  Overseer in a woolen mill in Killingly, Conn.
*  1900:  Overseer of a woolen mill in Leominster, Mass.
*  1910:  Carder in a woolen mill in Killingly, Conn.

11)  Julia (White) Richmond (1848-1913):

*  1870:  Keeping house in Stonington, Conn.
*  1880:  Keeping house in Killingly, Conn.

12)  Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), my great-grandfather:

*  1880:  Millwright and carpenter in Boulder, Colorado
*  1889-1897:  Carpenter at Russ Planing Mill in San Diego (City Directories)
*  1900:  Carpenter in San Diego.
*  1910:  Carpenter in San Diego.
*  1920:  Cabinet maker, works in a furniture store in San Diego
*  1930:  Aviation technician at Rockwell Field, San Diego
*  1940:  Retired millwright and mechanic in San Diego

13)  Della (Smith) Carringer, (1862-1944), my great-grandmother:

*  1880:  Keeping house in Blue Rapids, Kansas
*  1940:  Housework in own home in San Diego  

14)  Charles Auble (1849-1916), my great-grandfather:

*  1870:  A painter in Terre Haute, Indiana
*  1880:  A painter in Terre Haute, Indiana
*  1900:  A house decorator in Chicago, Illinois
*  1910:  A house decorator in Chicago, Illinois
*  1913-1915:  A painter in San Diego (City directories)

15)  Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952):

*  1940:  Housework in own home in San Diego.

That's enough for now!  I know that I have more City Directory records for all of these folks, but they are not listed in my database.  I should add them!


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Surname Saturday - SLOCUM (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1423, who is Joanna SLOCUM (1642-1728) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this SLOCUM family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)


10.  Thomas Richmond (1848-1917)
11.  Julia E. White (1848-1913)

22.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885)
23.  Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864)

44.  Jonathan White (1805-1850)
45.  Miranda Wade (1804-1850)

88.  Humphrey White (1758-1814)
89.  Sibel Kirby (1764-1848).

176.  Jonathan White (1732-1804)
177.  Abigail Wing (1736-1806)

354.  Benjamin Wing (1698-1776)
355.  Content Tucker (1695-1738)

710.  Abraham Tucker (1653-1725)
711.  Hannah Mott (1663-1730)

1422.  Jacob Mott, born about 1636 in probably Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 15 November 1711 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  He was the son of 2844. Adam Mott and 2845. Sarah.  He married before 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
1423.  Joanna Slocum, born 16 May 1642 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States; died 04 January 1728 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  

Children of Jacob Mott and Joanna Slocum are:
*  Jacob Mott (1661-1737), married 1689 Cassandra Southwick (1666-1705).
*  Hannah Mott (1663-1730), married 1690 Abraham Tucker (1653-1725).
*  Mercy Mott (1667-1754), married 1683 John Cook (1662-????).
*  Sarah Mott (1670-1738), married 1691 Gershom Wodell (1666-1741).
*  Elizabeth Mott (1672-1749), married 1690 Thomas Gould (1655-1734).
*  Samuel Mott (1679-1727), married 1714 Mary Wolverton (1682-1729).

2846.  Giles Slocum, born before 28 September 1623 in Old Cleeve, Somerset, England; died 12 March 1683 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  He was the son of 5692. Philip Slocombe and 5693. Charity Bickham.  He married about 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
2847.  Joan, born about 1620 in England; died 31 August 1679 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Children of Giles Slocum and Joan are:
*  Joanna Slocum (1642-1728), married 1661 Jacob Mott (1636-1711).
*  John Slocum (1645-1702), married 1674 Meribah Parker.
*  Giles Slocum (1647-????), married (1) 1669 Anne Lawton (1645-1703); (2) 1704 Mary Paine (1680-1762).
*  Ebenezer Slocum (1650-1715), married 1676 Mary Thurston (1657-1732).
*  Nathaniel Slocum (1652-1702), married 1685 Hannah Tucker (1662-1702).
*  Peleg Slocum (1654-1733), married 1680 Mary Holder (1662-1737).
*  Samuel Slocum (1657-1700).
*  Mary Slocum (1660-1689), married 1679 Abraham Tucker (1653-1725).
*  Eliezer Slocum (1664-1727), married 1687 Eliphel Fitzgerald (1668-1748).

Information about this Slocum family was obtained from:

G. Andrews Moriarty, "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island," The American Genealogist, Volume 20, Number 2 (October 1943), Page 115, Giles Slocum sketch.

Charles E. Slocum, "The Slocum Genealogy," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 34, Number 4 (October 1880), pages 391-395.


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