Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) You're going on a scavenger hunt - for records of one of your relatives. You can pick a relative who lived in the 1800 to 2000 time period. A brother of one of your ancestors might be best (since males don't change their name). Or the husband of a sister of your ancestor. Tell us the name of your chosen relative.
2) Go to FamilySearch and search for records for that relative. Start on the Search page - https://www.familysearch.org/search. Search any way you want.
3) Tell us what you found in the FamilySearch record collections. Did you find something new about that relative? What else can you find online at another website?
4) Write your own blog post, comment on this post, or write something on Facebook or Google Plus.
1) I chose William A. Carringer (1816-1900), son of Jacob and Elizabeth (--?--) Carringer, born in Mercer County, Pennsylcvania, died San Diego, California. He married Irene Churchill in 1838 in New York.
2) The records I found on FamilySearch for William Carringer (1816-1900) included:
* 1840 U.S. Census, Sandy Creek, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
* 1850 U.S. Census, Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin, with Irina Caringer, Philanda E. Caringer, Almira Caringer and Olive Caringer
* 1860 U.S. Census, Chester, Adams county, Wisconsin, with Irina Carringer, Louise A. Carringer, Olive A. Carringer, and Philena Patrick.
* 1870 U.S. Census, Kalmar, Olmsted County, Minnesota, with Irene Carringer and Mattie Staples.
* 1880 U.S. Census, Kalmar, Olmsted County, Minnesota, with wife Irene.
* 1895 Minnesota State Census, Frankford, Mower County, Minnesota, Wm Carringer with Irene Carringer.
Ancestry.com had the following additional records:
* 1875 Minnesota State Census, Kalmar, Olmsted County, Minnesota, for William Carringer
* 1885 Minnesota State Census, Kalmar, Olmsted County, Minnesota for W. Carringer
* Find A Grave Index, Evergreen Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, gravestone photo, birth and death dates.
3) The Minnesota State Census records were new finds for me. All of these records were used to add source citations to my database.
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