Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Best Genealogy Research Find in May 2016

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)  I am away at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree this weekend, having too much fun (I hope!).

2)  What was your best genealogy "research find" in May 2016?  It could be a record, it could be a photograph, etc.  Whatever you judge to be your "best."

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

Here's mine:

I have been working on the heirs of Elizabeth Auble (1814-1899, my second great-grandaunt) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for over a month now.  See the earlier posts in the series in:

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 1: Finding Elizabeth's Will (25 April 2016).
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 2: Transcription of Elizabeth Auble's Will (28 April 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 3: Identifying Elizabeth Auble's Heirs (29 April 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 4: The William Auble Challenges (3 May 2016)
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 5: The Sophia Auble Challenges Part 1 (5 May 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 6: Solving the William Auble Challenge (6 May 2016)
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 7: Sophia Auble's Descendants (10 May 2016)
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 8: Nathan Auble's Descendants (17 May 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 9: Was Sarah Auble Elizabeth's Sister? (24 May 2016)

While researching the heirs of Elizabeth Auble, I have managed to find three additional siblings to Elizabeth that were not previously known to me - Sophia Auble, Sarah Auble and Nathan Auble.  I wrote about the Sophia Auble family line in Post 5 above, the Nathan Auble line in Post 8 above, and the Sarah Auble family line in Post 9 above.  

The Sophia Auble and Sarah Auble research is totally new to the genealogy world as far as I can tell - no other researcher had connected them to the John and Ann (Row) Auble family before.  A significant amount of indirect evidence was used to form conclusions, and I am presently finding more information that is direct evidence of the relationships.

That's it!!


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Shirley Ann Rankin said...
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Marceline Beem said...

Love the topic! Here's my post:

Nancy Ward Remling said...

Here is mine:

Janice Harshbarger said...

My best "find" included a trip to Mt Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. I'd hoped to find the land that at one time belonged to my great great grandfather. We accomplished that, and stood on "his" land. We also found deeds that explained that it wasn't just a simple matter of buying the land and then passing it to his heirs. His heirs, or some of them, actually bought it first, then sold it to him, and then somehow my great grandfather ended up buying it back, before it was finally part of my great great grandfather's estate. Got that? I'm not sure I do, either!

Janice Sellers said...

This was an easy choice for me: