Thursday, July 27, 2017

Seavers in the News - Persis Jane Seaver's 1916 Obituary

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the The Cambridge [Mass.] Chronicle dated 27 May 1916 (found using Elephind):



The transcription of this record is:

"MRS. PERSIS J. SEAVER

"Mrs. Persis Jane Seaver, widow of Benjamin F. Seaver, died last week Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harris W. Bettinson, 3 Highland park, in her 90th year.  Mrs. Seaver had been ill about a month with pneumonia.

"Mrs. Seaver was born in Lincolnville, Maine, and was the daughter of Philip and Harriet Carver.  A large part of her life was passed in this city where she had been an active and earnest member of the Broadway Baptist church, which she joined by letter in 1890.  Her husband died in 1879.  Besides her daughter, Mrs. Bettinson, she is survived by one son, B. Frank Seaver, a former resident here, and eight grandchildren.

"Funeral services were held Sunday, at 2 p.m., at her late home and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Austen T. Kempton.  Mildred Bacon sang 'In the Shadows.'  Burial was in Cambridge cemetery."

The source citation for this obituary is:

"Mrs. Persis J. Seaver," obituary, The Cambridge [Mass.] Chronicle, 27 May 1916, page 12, column 4, Persis J. Seaver obituary; Cambridge Public Library (http://cambridge.dlconsulting.com/cpl.aspx : accessed 27 July 2017), Cambridge Chronicle. accessed using www.Elephind.com.

Persis Jane (Carver) Seaver (1826-1916), wife of Benjamin Franklin Seaver (1825-1879) died on 19 May 1916 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  They had six children between 1850 and 1866, but only two were living when Persis died.  Carrie Etta Seaver (1859-1939) married Harry W. Bettinson in 1880 in Cambridge.  Benjamin Franklin Seaver (1866-????) married Florence Scotton (1869-????) in 1890 in Cambridge.

This obituary provided confirmation of the names of Persis Jane (Carver) Seaver's parents, her birthplace, and her husband's name, and his birth year, plus the name of her son-in-law and son.

I used Elephind to find this obituary this week - they have been adding newspaper pages from many websites and it was easy to find this particular obituary using the search terms [seaver died].

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1732 Marriage Record of Amos Gates and Mary Hubburd in Concord, Mass. - Post 375 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance 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  1732 marriage record of Amos Gates and Mary Hubbard in Concord, Massachusetts:

The Gates-Hubburd marriage record is the second one on the page:

The transcription of the record is:

Amos Gates of Stow and Mary Hubburd of Concord Were Married by Justice Minott November y^e: 7 : 1732

The source citation for this marriage record is:

George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), Volume II, page 131, Amos Gates and Mary Hubburd entry.

Amos Gates (1706-1783) was the son of Simon and and Hannah (Benjamin) Gates of Stow, Massachusetts, and Mary Hubburd (1712-1754) was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Clark) Hubbard of Concord, Massachusetts.  They had five children.  I am descended from their third son, Simon Gates (1729-1809) who married Susanna Reed (1745-1833) in 1766, and resided in Gardner, Massachusetts.  Amos and Mary (Hubbard) Gates are my 6th great-grandparents.  

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ancestry.com Quirk: The Vanishing Search Result

This Ancestry.com quirk happens fairly often for me when I am searching for a person:

1)  I found a record for a Vivian Seaver, born 1932, in a record.  So I did a search on Ancestry.com with the given and last names as exact information.  I received this result, using the "Categories" list of matches in specific databases:


Aha, maybe there is a Social Security Applications and Claims Index entry that will provide a birth name, birth place, and parents names, not to mention marital history.

2)  Here is the list of matches on the Social Security Applications and Claims Index match list:


Huh?  No matches?  But the search engine said there were three matches.  What's up with that?

If I add a birth year, 1932 (broad), I get the same result - 3 matches in the Social Security database.  If I make the birth year plus or minus 10, or 5, or 2, or 1 year, or exact, I get no results.

It even happens when I move the slider to include initials for the given name - then there are 15 matches in the SSACI database, but I get a list of zero in the SSACI list.

3)  When I used the "Records" list of search matches, the three matches are there - for a Vivian M. Seaver who was the mother of three different children in the Social Security database, viz.:


4)  Why doesn't this record show up in the "Categories" result on the search result page?  

This frequently happens to me when I search on Ancestry.com.  I wish the search results would reflect what is in the indexed entries.

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Dear Randy: How Do I Make a Bow-Tie Chart in MyHeritage?

Reader Debi recently asked in email:  "...how do I to get MyHeritage to do the bow tie chart of just direct ancestors so I can see  "grands" without all the cousins mucking it up?"

MyHeritage has a nice assortment of family tree charts - probably the best of the record providers.

Here is how I made a bow-tie chart (with my ancestors, my wife's ancestors, and our children) on the MyHeritage website using my MyHeritage online family tree:

1)  On my MyHeritage home page, I clicked on the "Family Tree" tab:



2)  I clicked on the "Print charts and books" on the screen above, to see the options for the "Charts and books":


At the top of the "Charts and books" screen above, I saw the choice of chart type.  The choices include:

*  Bow-tie
*  Close family
*  Ancestors
*  Descendants
*  Hourglass
*  Sun chart
*  Fan chart
*  All-in-one
*  Family book

I picked "Bow-tie" on the list above and the screen showed what the chart would look like.

There is also an "Advanced Customization Options" link to select Facts, Photos, Box Design, Fonts, Background Image, and more.

3)  Scrolling down the "Charts & books" page, I can select the Chart style.  There are 18 options for the bow-tie chart:


The user can see more chart types by using the right and left arrows on the chart style image line.

I picked Style #12 with pink and blue boxes for females and males, with the thumbnail photo included.

I picked "Years of birth and death" from the "Facts for individuals" dropdown menu, and picked 5 generations from the "Generations" > "Limit number of generations to" dropdown menu.  I chose to have the chart made as a "Single page" for the "Printing method" so I get a PDF file for printing a large poster.

4)  I clicked the orange "Generate chart" button at the bottom of the page, and saw:


The "Charts & books" page now says, in a green box:

"Your chart is being generated now.  This typically takes a few minutes.  When it is ready, you will receive an email to..."

It took several hours for MyHeritage to provide the email link to Download my PDF chart.  When they did, I opened it and here are several views of it (3 screens, no overlap):



This file with six generations of ancestors is 819 kb in size, and is about 28 inches wide and 46 inches high in full scale.  I could print it out on 8.5 x 11 paper from Adobe Reader, or take the file to a printer with a wide printer, or send it to a chart printing company.

Even though I explicitly asked for thumbnail photographs, they did not show up on the chart for some reason.  I don't have a photo for every ancestor, but I have some and they didn't appear.


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On the Huntington Beach Pier -- Post 474 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

In March 2013, Linda and I visited our daughter and her family in Huntington Beach.  They had recently moved there and were exploring their new home town.

On e of the early "favorite places" was the beach (well, duh!) and the Huntington Beach pier which extends past the surfline out to the Ruby's Diner at the end of the pier.  We got several photos on this visit:

1)  Linda and I are resting on a bench near the entrance to the pier with Audrey and Lauren hugging:


2)  The view back toward town from the end of the pier:

3)  It was almost sunset, so Linda and I had this picture taken:


4)  Here's the Ruby's Diner at the end of the pier:


We had dinner there.  The burgers, and the fish and chips, are excellent!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 25 July 2017


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last four days include:


1)  News Bytes:


*  DNA News Update – Friday, July 21, 2017

*  Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Partnership Agreement for Public Comment

2)  Record Databases:


*  July Update: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content for 193 Titles from 34 States!

*  2.7 Million Additional Newspaper Articles Added (Findmypast)

*  Scottish Monumental Inscriptions website revamped

*  Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 July 2017

*  Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 16 to 22 July 2017

3)  Genealogy Education:

*  Upcoming Webinar, Wednesday, 26 July, 11 a.m. PDT:  Family History Adhesive: The Science of Why History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of How to Do It, presented by Janet Hovorka

*  Amy Johnson Crow's YouTube Channel:  4 Places for Missouri Genealogy Research: Tips from Kathleen Brandt

*  Ancestral Findings YouTube Channel:  AF-136: What to Do if Your Research Isn't Getting Any Results


*  Cousin Russ YouTube Channel:  Color Coding and Civil War Soldiers

*  Scott Fisher's Extreme Genes Podcast:  Episode 200 – America’s First “Mug Shots” Can Now Be Seen / How Court Records Can Answer A Lot Of Very Old Questions

*  Drew Smith's Genealogy Connection Podcast:  #026 - Carolyn Tolman, Research Project Manager

4)  Genealogy Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday July 25, 2017

*  Enter the "DNA Discoveries" Giveaway

5)  Neat Stuff:

*  The History of the World: Every Year (YouTube Video)

*  Mid-1800s U.S. Pioneer Trails

*  The American Revolution, 1775-1781

*  August 21 Solar Eclipse View  - Input Your Zip Code


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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1860 U.S. Census Record for John Brocke Family

This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1860 U.S. Census record for the John Brocke household in Cedar County, Nebraska Territory:


The Brocke family snippet is:



The extracted information from this record is:

*  John Brookes - age 35, male, a farmer, $700 in personal property, born Germany
*  Jane Brookes - age 30, female, born Germany
*  Catherine Brookes - age 12, female, born Wisconsin
*  Nickolas Brookes - age 9, male, born Wisconsin
*  Franklin Brookes - age 6, male, born Wisconsin
*  Charles Brookes - age 1, male, born Nebraska

The source citation for this record is:

1860 United States Federal Census, Cedar County, Nebraska Territory, Population Schedule, Page 907, dwelling number 208, family number 120, John Brooks household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 665.

This family was indexed as Brooks by Ancestry.com, but it is the John Brocke family - the first four children are given in the same order in the 1870 and 1880 census records and in other family records.  
The later census records have John Brocke's wife's name as Christina, and not Jane.  It could be that Christina is the second wife of John Brocke, married after 1860 and before 1870.

John Brocke (1826-1891) is my wife's 2nd great-grandfather through his son John Nicholas Brocke (1855-1938) who married Anna Grieser in 1877 in Cedar County, Nebraska.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

CVGS Program on Saturday, 29 July is "Try to Remember, Never Forget" - a Holocaust Story with Ruth Sax and Sandra Scheller.

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 1 p.m.
Special Program Meeting

“Try to Remember -- Never Forget” 
by Sandra Scheller and Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax

at Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library Auditorium
(365 F Street, Chula Vista, Calif. 91910)

This will be a very special presentation by Holocaust survivor Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax and her daughter, Sandra Scheller.  Sandra has written her mother's biography, Try to Remember -- Never Forget.


Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax was born in 1928 in Moravia where she lived comfortably with her parents until age 11 when the Nazis invaded the country.  She was sent to a concentration camp at age 13 until she was 17.  She survived three concentration camps, facing Dr. Mengele six times at Auschwitz, and survived by making bullets at the age of 16 in Oederan, a camp that was the overflow of Flossenberg.

In the photograph above, Ruth is standing next to the dress her mother was forced to wear at Oederan every day.

Although Ruth Sax is 89 years of age, her mind is flawless as she recalls the horrific camps that she survived as a teenager, and recounts the life she lived afterwards.

After the camps, she went back to her home town and reunited with her family.  She obtained the address of a distant relative in the USA who she had enjoyed playing with as a child. Their communication was unstoppable and eventually Kurt Sax, who had migrated to America before the war, went back to marry Ruth and bring her to America.

They traveled throughout the United States by bus and, with pennies to their name, settled in San Diego and later came to beautiful Chula Vista. The Sax family owned a grocery store in San Diego but continued living and worshiping in Chula Vista. Ruthie is now a resident of Paradise Village and is busy as a holocaust survivor, speaker and educator.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by Sandra and Ruth.  It is available on Amazon Books here.

If you wish to attend, it is imperative that you register at www.CVGenealogy.org on the Events tab.  We expect a full house in the Chula Vista Library Auditorium.  There is no charge for this event.  Refreshments will be served after the program.

A personal note:  Kurt and Ruth Sax were our neighbors in Chula Vista for over 40 years.   Linda and I have shared our lives with them, and they with us, over the years, and we knew only a part of her life story.   Ruthie's story is a horrific tale of man's depravity and evil.  Ruthie's story is the most amazing story of a person who survived and triumphed over evil, and is the most loving, generous, polite, happy and kind person I've ever known.

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Amanuensis Monday - Distribution to Widow in Amos Gates (1706-1783) Probate Records

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is from the Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate records for the estate of Amos Gates (1706-1783) of Stow, Massachusetts.

The distribution of one third of the real estate to his widow Deborah (Thayer) (Rockwood) Gates (1732-1822) is:

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The transcription of this distribution to the widow of Amos Gates is:


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Pursuant to a Commission Constituted
By the Honr^bl Oliver Prescott Esq^r Judge of
Probate for the County of Middlesix to apprize all
the Real Estate of Amos Gates Late of Stow in said
County yeoman & Deceased Intestate. The Homestead
Bounded as follows viz. Beginning at a heap of Stones &
Corner of Lieut. Ephraim Wetherbees Land and runs
Northerly fourteen rods on said Wetherbees Land to a Stump
a corner of this farm their still, Northerly on Land of
Silas Hall Ninety three rods to a Stake and Stones then
Easterly on Land of Oliver Gates fifty Eight rods to a
Stake then More Northerly Seventy Rods to the Brook
then Northerly on said Brook Twenty Nine rods
To Joshua Browns Land then westerly on said Browns
Land Thirty two rods to a heap of Stones then Northerly
on said Browns Land fifty two rods to a Stake and Stones then
Westerly Thirty Two rods to a Stake and Stones then Southerly
Twenty Seven rods to a mark in a pond then westerly on
Land of Oliver Gates to the first Mentioned Bound Containing
Thirty Seven acres apprized at                      £195

Also a piece of wood Land Bounded as follows viz.
Begining at a white oak Tree and runs Southerly Thirty
four Rods to a heap of Stones then westerly fifty three rods
on Land of Berzaleel Hale to a heap of Stones on Bolton
Line then Northerly on Bolton Line to a heap of Stones
then Easterly fifty four rods to a white oak tree then
Southeasterly to the first Mentioned Bound Containing Twelve
acres apprized at                                          £28

Then we sett of to Deborah the said Deceased Widow for her
Dower or Thirds During her Life a Certain part of the
Homestead bounded as follows viz. Beginning at a stake
and Stones at Joshua Browns Land and runs for Northerly Twenty
rods to a stake and Stones then Northerly twenty seven rods to a
Stake in the pond hole all on Joshua Browns Land then
westerly on Oliver Gates Land to a heap of Stones a Corner
at Lieut Wetherbees Land then Southerly fourteen rods to a
corner of Silas Hales Land then Still Southerly on said Hales
Land Twenty five rods To a Stake and Stones then Esterly
on the Land of s^d Deceased to the first mentioned Bound
with the the Dwelling House on the Same with the
Easterly End of the Barn to the flour meay and the easterly
part of the ^????^ with the Liberty to pass and repass to the same.

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and Liberty is allowed for to pass and repass
across said Thirds ?? ????? where the road is Said Pond
and Liberty to use the well said Land Contains about
Eleven acres apprized at               £65

Also we have Sett of to the Said Widow four
acres of wood Land Bound as follows Beginning at
a Stake and Stones at the road and runs Southerly twelve
rods Bounded on said road to Berzaleel Hales Land then
westerly on said Hales Land fifty three rods to a heap of
of Stones at Bolton Line then Northerly on said
Bolton Line Twelve rods to another heap of Stones and
Stake then Easterly to the first Mentioned bound
apprized at                             £9=12-0

Stow May y^e 30^th 1783
Jabez Brown   }
Joshua Brown } Apprizers
Jonas Hale      }

This May Certify that we are Content with the
above proceedings as Witness our Hands
                                                   her
                                      Deborah ~ Gates
                                                   mark

Middlesex Ss Nov. 5^th 1783.
I accept of this Return of Commissioners & order the Same
to be Recorded.                               Oliver Prescott Jprob.


The source citation for this record is:

"Middlesex County, MA: Probate Papers, 1648-1871," digital image, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed, Probate Packet 8,936,Amos Gates, 1783, images 9 and 10, Distribution of Real Estate to widow; citing original records in Middlesex County, Mass. Probate Court, Cambridge, Mass.

Amos Gates died intestate before 12 March 1783 in Stow, Massachusetts, where he left an estate.  His widow, Deborah (Thayer) (Rockwood) Gates, and Jabez Brown were named administrators of the estate which was probated in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  A commission was appointed to set off the widow's dower, and this document describes that process.  First, they determined the extent and value of the real estate of Amos Gates, and then they provided about one third of the value of that land to the widow, including a portion of the homestead, the barn, a woodland, etc.  While there is a letter testamentary, an inventory,  a list of creditors, and other papers in the probate packet, there is no list of the heirs of Amos Gates or information about the distribution to any other heirs besides his wife, Deborah.

I tried to map out the homestead land description, but I think I transcribed some of the directions wrong - the plat does not close.  The handwriting is difficult to read in places and the ink is light throughout the record.  The neighbors named are Ephraim Wetherbee, Silas Hall, Oliver Gates, Joshua Brown, and Berzaleel Hale.  The second piece of land is bounded by the line between Stow and Bolton.  

Amos Gates (1706-1783) had two wives - first was Mary Hubbard (1712-1754 ) who bore him five sons between 1733 and 1746), and the second wife was Deborah (Thayer) Rockwood, widow of John Rockwood, who he married in 1754 and she bore him six children between 1761 and 1773.  Several of the second set of children were minors when Amos died, and three of them had guardians appointed for them after his death.

Amos and Mary (Hubbard) Gates are my 6th great-grandparents, through their son Simon Gates (1739-1803) who settled in Gardner, Massachusetts.

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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

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Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 16 to 22 July 2017

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 22 July 2017, there were 2,240 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1  from last week):


The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added ---


*  Texas, Church Marriages, 1845-1957      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2534484); Index only, no images, ADDED 18 Jul 2017

--- Collections Updated ---


*  South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016 
(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549807
); Index only (705,521 records), no images (was 693,053 records with 0 images), Updated 21 Jul 2017


*  Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803978); 2,048,825 indexed records with 1,841,454 record images (was 2,045,611 records with 1,841,454 images), Updated 19 Jul 2017

*  Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2517340); 60,137 indexed records with 60,137 record images (was 59,257 records with 59,257 images), Updated 21 Jul 2017

*  Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1972912); 970,770 indexed records with 978,396 record images (was 829,413 records with 978,396 images), Updated 21 Jul 2017

*  Sweden, Östergötland Church Records, 1555-1911; index 1616-1860 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1979429); 19,357 indexed records with 1,045,116 record images (was 0 records with 1,045,116 images), Updated 20 Jul 2017

*  Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704829); 13,917,639 indexed records with 13,917,639 record images (was 10,133,919 records with 10,133,919 images), Updated 19 Jul 2017

*  Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1619814); 452,282 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 451,841 records with 3,416,801 images), Updated 19 Jul 2017

*  New Jersey State Census, 1895   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2659407); 500,743 indexed records with 31,123 record images (was 500,743 records with 31,123 images), Updated 21 Jul 2017

*  Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1647578); 231,883 indexed records with 638,873 record images (was 231,883 records with 638,873 images), Updated 19 Jul 2017

*  Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987564); 559,175 indexed records with 942,817 record images (was 498,254 records with 942,817 images), Updated 18 Jul 2017

*  Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923402); 1,514,690 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 971,592 records with 1,454,787 images), Updated 18 Jul 2017

*  Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922527); 531,108 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 523,456 records with 307,542 images), Updated 20 Jul 2017

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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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