Friday, July 21, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes -- 21 July 2017


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


1)  News Bytes:


 
Ancestry.com Is Close to Hiring Banks for 2017 IPO

*  The International African American Museum Launches Groundbreaking African American Genealogy Center

*  Pass It Down Reinvents the Greeting Card to Help Capture Family Memories

2)  Record Databases:


*  New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday. 21 July 2017

*  Dutch Genealogy News for June 2017

3)  Genealogy Education:

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research, by Angela Packer McGhie.

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory, by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*  NextGen Genealogy Network YouTube Channel:  Faces of NextGen LIVE! - Cindy Medina

*  In-Depth Genealogist YouTube Channel:  Chit Chat Live: Interview with Jean Hibben of Genealogy Journeys

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel:  Three Ways to Use Family Tree, by Ann Tanner

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel:  Making the Moist of Fold3, by James Tanner

*  FamilySearch YouTube Channel:  Family Tree Lite

*  American Ancestors YouTube Channel:  Boston Historic Catholic Church Records, by Jean MaGuire

*  AncestralFindings.com YouTube Channel:  AF-135: The Biggest Genealogy Research Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

*  Ancestry.com YouTube Channel:  Activating and Managing AncestryDNA Kits, by Crista Cowan

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  Digital Scrapbooking Template Tutorial for Beginners, by Devon Noel Lee.

*  MyHertiage YouTube Channel:  MyHeritage DNA on Fox & Friends

*  Angela Walton-Raji's podcast:  African Roots Podcast July 21, 2017

4)  Genealogy Bargains:

*  FREE DOWNLOAD: After You’re Gone – Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday July 21, 2017

5)  Neat Stuff:

*  Blonde hair, red hair, blue eyes, green eyes ...

*  Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change in 3 Minutes

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Can I Use the Same Ancestry Member Tree for both RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker?

One of the questions I had when I learned that Family Tree Maker 2017 would feature FamilySync (syncing an Ancestry Member Tree with one or more computers using Family Tree Maker), and when I learned that RootsMagic 7 would feature TreeShare (syncing an Ancestry Member Tree with one or more computers using RootsMagic) was this:

Can I use the same Ancestry Member Tree for both programs?  On two different computers?

1)  Several weeks ago, I uploaded my current "big" RootsMagic family tree (48,000 persons) to a new Ancestry Member Tree using TreeShare.  I did not add Media or Notes to the Ancestry Member Tree.  Since then, I've been adding content to my RootsMagic database (new persons, new Facts, new sources, etc.) and syncing the persons with my Ancestry Member Tree.  TreeShare works great, but my "best practice" is to go only one way - RootsMagic to Ancestry, not Ancestry to RootsMagic - so that I don't get Ancestry Facts, non-EE quality sources, non-standard place names, and other information that might "crap up" my RootsMagic database.  Over the last three weeks, I have added some Notes and Media items to the Ancestry Member Tree using TreeShare.

I copied my RootsMagic database to my laptop, and was able to connect it to my new Ancestry Member Tree.

2)  Family Tree Maker 2017 was released last weekend, and I have tested it with several of my smaller databases.  Today, I decided to try to download the "big" Ancestry Member Tree (the one TreeShared with RootsMagic) to a new Family Tree Maker 2017 database.

I easily started the download process from my Ancestry Member Tree to Family Tree Maker 2017:


The download process began and I watched the process for awhile:


It seemed to be going real slow, so I went in and took a short nap, and when I returned, the download was finished:


I was curious as to how many persons were in the tree, so I went to the "Current Tree" tab in the "Plan" workspace in FTM 2017 and saw that there were:


The statistics on the left-hand side of the screen told me there were:

*  People:  48,118
*  Marriages:  19,042
*  File size:  171,810 KB.

It appears that the download took 27 minutes.

4)  I went to the "Tree" tab on the "People" workspace, and , with myself as the key person, clicked on the "Color coding" button (on the right-hand side above the pedigree chart):


For color coding, I can select a color for the current person, a color for all ancestors of the current person, four colors for the current person (each grandparent), or a color for all descendants.

I selected the four colors for the grandparents, and after several seconds, the color coding appears in two places:

*  A line under the name in the "Tree" view of the "People" workspace
*  In the name index on the left-hand side of the screen with a colored circle.

I also chose to color all of Linda's ancestors with one color.  Here is the "Tree" view:


I checked a number of persons in the Family Tree Maker database with the same persons in the Ancestry Member Tree, and the information appears to be the same.

5)  So now I have the same information in my RootsMagic 7 database, my "big" Ancestry Member Tree, and in my Family Tree Maker 2017 database.

6)  How can I keep all of the information synced between all three systems and two computers?  My plan is:

*  Add information (names, relationships, facts, media, sources, etc.) only to the RootsMagic database, using standardized place names.  I can TreeShare on the laptop computer to update the laptop RootsMagic database.

*  When I have new information added, then use TreeShare to add new persons and new content for those persons to the Ancestry Member Tree.

*  Use FamilyShare in FTM 2017 to capture the new information in the Ancestry Member Tree and bring it into my FTM 2017 database.  I can sync the Ancestry Member Tree with FTM 2017 on the laptop computer.

*  I'm also going to use this tree in the Ancestry mobile app so that I have my most up-to-date information in the mobile app, although it won't have all of my Notes and media items.

*  I am not going to attach any Ancestry Hints to this Ancestry Member Tree so that I avoid the problems noted above and keep all three databases as "clean" as possible.  I will use Ancestry (and other) Hints to add data to the RootsMagic tree as opportunities arise.

7)  In addition, I can interface persons in my RootsMagic database with matched persons in the FamilySearch Family Tree and transfer names, relationships, facts, dates, places, notes and sources between RootsMagic and the FamilySearch Family Tree.  

8)  It appears that the answer to my headline question is:  YES, I can use the same Ancestry Member Tree to synchronize with both a RootsMagic database and a FTM 2017 database - even on two computers!

We'll see how this works out.  I hope that it doesn't create too much extra work for me.  Stay tuned.

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday. 21 July 2017

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday
                                                                                                                                                     Somerset Baptisms Index

Our new collection of Somerset Baptisms is an index to more than 2.1 million parish baptisms held at the Somerset Archives. The collection consists of transcripts spanning the years 1501 to 1917 and covers baptisms performed in 496 parishes across the county. The amount of information found in each record will depend on the date and legibility of the original document. Most transcripts will reveal your ancestor's date of birth, baptism date, where the ceremony was preformed, their religious denomination, parent's names and father's occupation.

Somerset Banns Index

The Somerset Banns Index contains over 258,000 transcripts of original parish records. The collection consists of transcripts dating back to 1577 that will reveal where and when the banns were read, the couple's residences, marital status and their intended year of marriage.

Somerset Marriages Index

Find out when and where your Somerset ancestors were married with over 1 million transcripts spanning nearly 500 years of the county's history. The records found in this collection are a combination of transcripts created by Findmypast from original registers held by the Somerset Archives and transcriptions gathered and created from original records by the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society. Each transcript transcripts will provide you with the names of both the bride and groom, their birth years, residences, occupations, marital status, marriage date, location, the names of their fathers and will reveal whether they were married by banns of licence. Later records may even reveal the names of any witnesses present.

Somerset burials index

Were your West Country ancestors were laid to rest in Somerset? Search more than 1.5 million transcripts to discover when your ancestor died and where they spent their final days. Each transcript will reveal the year of your ancestor's birth, residence, death year and burial date.

British Newspapers

Over 1.1 million articles and 9 brand new titles have been added to our collection of historic British Newspapers this month. New titles now available to search include:

  • Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow
  • Knaresborough Post
  • Galloway Gazette
  • Forfar Dispatch
  • Fulham Chronicle
  • Hampstead & Highgate Express
  • Kidderminster Times and Advertiser for Bewdley & Stourport
  • Buchan Observer and East Aberdeenshire Advertiser
  • Carluke and Lanark Gazette
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52 Ancestors - Week 184: #263 Mary (Goble) Fletcher (1694-1734) of Concord, Massachusetts

Mary Goble (1694-1734)  is #263 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #262 John Whitney (1692-????) in 1715 in Watertown, Massachusetts.


I am descended through:

*  their daughter #131 Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783) who married #130, Samuel Whitney (1719-1782) in 1741.
*  their daughter #65 Martha Whitney (1763-1832)  who married #64 Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)  in 1783.
*  their son #32 Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) who married #33 Abigail Gates (1797-1867) in 1817.
*  their son #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) who married #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884) in 1851.
*  their son #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) who married #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 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 Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Name:                    Mary Goble[1–3]   
*  Alternate Name:    Mary Fletcher[4–5]   

*  Sex:                       Female   

*  Father:                 Thomas Goble (1656-1724)   
*  Mother:               Sarah Shepard (1667-1746)  
   

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                  19 February 1693/4, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,2]   
*  Distribution:       1727 (about age 33), Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]   
*  Death:                 27 March 1734 (age 40), Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]   
  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Spouse 1:           John Fletcher (1692-    )   
*  Marriage 1:       10 May 1715 (age 21), Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]   

*  Child 1:             Martha Fletcher (1716-    )   
*  Child 1:             John Fletcher (1718-1792)   
*  Child 1:             Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783)   
*  Child 1:             Jonah Fletcher (1723-    )   
*  Child 1:             Thomas Fletcher (1724-    )   
*  Child 1:             David Fletcher (1726-    )   
*  Child 1:             Peter Fletcher (1729-    )   
*  Child 1:             Elisha Fletcher (1731-    )   
*  Child 1:             Mary Fletcher (1733-    )   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

 Mary Goble was born 19 February 1693/4 in Concord, Massachusetts, the second child and second daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Shepard) Goble of Concord[1-2].  Mary was a twin to her brother Stephen Goble born on the same day.

She married John Fletcher (1692-????) of Concord, son of Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler, in Watertown, Massachusetts on 10 May 1715[3].  They had nine children recorded in Concord between 1716 and 1733.

Her father died 10 March 1724.  In the distribution of Thomas Goble's estate in 1727, Mary Fletcher and the heirs of Sarah Wood, the two daughters of the deceased, received two and a half acres and a few rods of pasture land, two acres and 54 rods of meadow land, and 18 and three quarters acres of land in Goble's Plain, for a total of 74 pounds, 4 shillings, 5 pence[4].

Mary (Goble) Fletcher died 27 March 1734 in Concord[5].  There is no probate record or known burial record for her.
 
5)  SOURCES

1. George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), page 38, Mary Goble birth entry.

2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, "Concord Vital Record Transcripts," page 38, image 43 of 500, Mary Goble birth entry.

3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Watertown births, Marriages and deaths," page 44 (image 206 of 3991), John Fletcher and Mary Goble marriage entry.

4. "Middlesex County, MA: Probate Papers, 1648-1871," digital image, American Ancestors (http://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed, Probate Packet #9,238, Thomas Goble, 1724.

5. George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850, page 158, Mary Fletcher death entry.

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NOTE:  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 have extended this theme in 2017 to 208 Ancestors in 208 Weeks.


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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dear Randy: How Do I Post a Find A Grave Hint on Ancestry.com?

Reader Vivian asked in email:  "I would like to know how to post a hint to Ancestry.  After creating a Find A Grave memorial, how do I post this to my relative’s profile on Ancestry.com?  Am I missing some obvious step?"

My response was:

I don't think you can post a "Hint" to Ancestry.  Ancestry provides Hints to you based on their searching for records for one of your tree persons.  You can then attach the Fact and source to your Ancestry Member Tree person.

I don't know how often Ancestry updates their Find A Grave indexes.  It may be weekly or monthly or even longer.  The Card Catalog says they last updated Find A Grave on 13 July 2017.  Your new Find A Grave memorial should appear in an Ancestry search when Ancestry updates the database.  However, it may take more time for Ancestry to provide a Hint to you for the memorial.  

I suggest that you add the Burial Fact from the new memorial to the person in your Ancestry Member Tree, and add your own source citation for the memorial.  That should "stimulate" Ancestry to provide the Hint that you could then attach and source.

As an example, here is the burial record on Ancestry.com for my grandaunt, Grace (Richmond) (Shaw) Moody (1876-1963), who died and was buried in Leominster, Massachusetts:


My preference is to take a screen shot of the Find A Grave memorial and upload that image to the Gallery for the person in my Ancestry Member Tree, such as:


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1694 Birth Record of Mary Goble in Concord, Mass. - Post 374 of Treasure Chest Thursday

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  1694 birth record of Mary Goble of Concord, Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Shepard) Goble:



The Goble birth record is near the bottom of the page:

The transcription of the record is:

Stephen Goble y^e son of Thomas Goble & Sarah his wife was Borne February y^e 19th 1693-4

Mary Goble y^e daughter of Thomas Goble & Sarah his wife was Borne February y^e 19th day 1693-4

The source citation for Mary Goble's birth record is:

George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), page 38, Mary Goble birth entry, 1694.

Mary was the second child and second daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Shepard) Goble.  She was a twin with her brother Stephen.  Mary Goble married John Fletcher (1692-????) on 10 May 1715 in Watertown, Massachusetts.  They are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their daughter, Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783) who married Samuel Whitney (1719-1782).

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Checking Out FamilySearch Web Search Feature on Family Tree Maker 2017

I downloaded Family Tree Maker 2017 on Sunday night, but have not had a lot of time to work with it.

I had a "working" Ancestry Member Tree synced with the earlier version of FTM, so when I opened FTM 2017, I synced with that tree.  It is a relatively small tree (only 547 persons with a few media items).  There had been changes to the Ancestry tree since the last sync, and it synced quickly.

One NEW feature I wanted to look at was the Web Search interface with FamilySearch.  I was prompted to log into FamilySearch in FTM 2017 with my credentials.

1)  I selected a person, Robert Leroy Thompson (1880-1965), in the FTM tree to work on - here is the "People" workspace and the "Tree" view::


I immediately noticed that there were two icons for this person in the pedigree chart on the screen above.  When I ran my mouse over them, the blue square was FamilySearch Hints, and the green leaf was Ancestry Hints.

2)  For reference purposes, I selected the "Person" view for Robert Leroy Thompson, and saw the list of Facts, with the numbers for Sources, Media, and Notes, and the Person notes below:


For comparison purposes later, I noted that there were:

*  Name:  9 sources, 3 media
*  Birth:  2 Facts, 2 sources, 2 media
*  Death:  2 Facts, 2 sources, 0 media

3)  I went back to the "Tree" view, and clicked on the blue FamilySearch icon for Robert Leroy Thompson.  The "Web Search" workspace opened with FamilySearch highlighted on the left-side of the screen (note that I could have selected "Web Search" and then highlighted Family Search on the left of the screen):

The screen above informed me that there was a profile for Robert Leroy Thompson on the FamilySearch Family Tree (Person ID LKD5-HGM).  The information for my FTM person is on the left-hand side of the bottom of the screen above, and the information from the FamilySearch Family Tree profile is presented on the right-hand side of the bottom of the screen above.  The FSFT has 7 Facts, one spouse and four children in the profile.

Most of the data between my FTM person and the FSFT profile are the same, but there are some Facts in FSFT that are not in the FTM profile.

4)  In order to bring the informatino from the FamilySearch Family Tree into Family Tree Maker, I have to click on the "Merge" button above the list of FSFT Facts.

When I do that, I am presented with the list of Facts from the FTM person (on the left) and from the FSFT profile (on the right):


I decided not to click any buttons on the FSFT side, but I'm not sure what is the right thing to do.  I don't want to mess up my FTM person's Facts (even though this is a "working" tree).

I clicked on the "Next" button at the bottom of the screen above, and as presented with the "Spouse" screen:


Again, I clicked on "Next" and went through the screens for the four children.

 5)  Finally, I was shown a summary page for Robert Leroy Thompson that showed Preferred and Alternate Information for all six persons:


6)  Back in the "People" workspace and in the "Person" view, I can see that there are additions to the Facts and Sources:


For the three items listed in 2) above, there are now:

*  Name:  12 sources, 3 media
*  Birth:  3 Facts, 8 sources, 3 media
*  Death:  3 Facts, 6 sources, 0 media

7)  The added Facts and Sources are from the FamilySearch Family Tree.  Here is one of the FSFT source citation screens:


The "Reference Note" for the FSFT source for the Name Fact is:

FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch, "Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://familysearch.org : modified 26 May 2017, 20:31), entry for Robert Leroy Thompson(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LKD5-HGM); contributed by various users. PersonID LKD5-HGM.

The "Reference Note" for the 1940 U.S. Census source for the Name Fact is:

FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch, "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HN-QBW : accessed 19 July 2017), Leroy Thompson, Civil District 8, Washington, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-8, sheet 32B, line 59, family 584, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3944.

FamilySearch does sources pretty well.  They're almost the only record provider that does IMHO.

There is a link to see which Facts a specific source is used for - here is the one for the FamilySearch Family Tree:


The FSFT is used as a source for 8 Facts - Marriage for both parties, and Name, Birth, Burial, Death, Residence and Sex for Robert Leroy Thompson.

There are four stars awarded to the 8 Facts - I don't know what the measurement means.

The FTM merge captures all of the sources on the FamilySearch Family Tree profile, and adds a source for the tree itself.  If sources are on the profile, they are included.  If sources are not included on the profile, then they are not included in the FTM Source list.

8)  This is a helpful feature added to Family Tree Maker 2017, but it does not enable the user to actually "Search" FamilySearch records - it searches only in the FamilySearch Family Tree.  

However, if you add a link to your Web Search for the FamilySearch search page (https://familysearch.org/search) you can search for records for the target person by filling in the search form, but you have to capture it in Web Search by using Web Clipping as before FTM 2017.

9)  Sin e I added information to six persons, now I have to sync my tree again.  It worked again, but it is a small tree with few media items.

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Disclosure:  I purchased a copy of Family Tree Maker 2017 at RootsTech and am enjoying exploring the new features. 


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Stephen Morse is Speaker at SDJGS Meeting on Sunday, 13 August 2017

I received this notice from the San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society recently:

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Executive Drive & Genesee Ave., La Jolla, CA Rehearsal Room 1st floor
The Society maintains an extensive library collection including maps, newsletters and journals. Programs are open to the public and non-members are welcome.
Please join us at our next meeting:

Sunday, August 13, 2017, 1 p.m.

Program: Jewish Calendar Demystified, by Stephen Morse

The Jewish calendar is important to genealogists because Jewish vital records use the Jewish dates.  This includes not only birth, marriage, and death certificates, but tombstone inscriptions as well. The Jewish calendar is both a solar and lunar calendar.  As such, the rules governing the calendar can be a bit daunting.  This talk presents the calendar in an easy-to-understand fashion.  Topics covered include the 19-year calendar cycle, the origin of time, errors in the Jewish and secular calendars, and the use of Hebrew letters to represent dates on tombstones.

Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website for which he has received both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society, first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists, and two awards that he cannot pronounce from Polish genealogical societies.

Seating is limited. Reservations required. Please RSVP to info@sdjgs.org

For more information about our society, check our website, http://www.sdjgs.org

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Visiting the Living Coast Center -- Post 473 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

In December 2013, Linda and I took our daughter Tami and her daughters Audrey and Lauren to the Living Coast Discovery Center here in Chula Vista out near San Diego Bay.  Here are some photos from our visit:

1)  Here are the girls posing next to a shark dressed up as a lifeguard:


2)  At the indoor tidepool with starfish and anemones and such:


3)  At the outdoor tidepool with a large ray swimming by:


4)  The girls at a penguin display:

This was probably a fun day - I now have no independent memory of it!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seavers in the News- 1908 Death of Mary Seaver of Watertown, N.Y.

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 Watertown [N.Y.] Re-union newspaper dated 28 March 1908:




The transcription of this obituary is:

"Mrs. Mary Seaver

"Mrs. Mary Seaver, wife of Richard F. Seaver, died at 6:30 Wednesday evening at the family home, 323 Rutland street, age 69 years.  Mrs. Seaver had been a resident of Watertown for 55 years, was possessed of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.  She was a member of Trinity Episcopal church.

" Besides her husband she is survived by five sons, William H., Richard F., Jr., Frank B. and Allan D. of this city, and Dr. G.H. Seaver, of Turin, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Dyer, of this city."

The source citation for this article is:

"Mrs. Mary Seaver," obituary, Watertown [New York] Re-union, 28 March 1908, page 6, column 3, Mary Seaver obituary; NYS Historic Newspapers (http://www.nyshistoricnewspapers.org : accessed 18 July 2017).

Mary (O'Brien) Seaver (1837-1908) died 25 March 1908 (the Wednesday before Saturday, 28 March), at age 69 (I have a birth date of November 1837 from the 1900 U.S. census, so likely age 70).  She married Richard F. Seaver (1832-1918) before 1855, probably in Watertown, New York.  They had seven children - son Edward E. Seaver died in 1882 before Mary died.

The five children named in the obituary are:

*  William H. Seaver (1855-1938)
*  Richard F. Seaver (1857-1911)
*  George H. Seaver (1861-1945) (as Dr. G.H. Seaver)
*  Frank B. Seaver (1864-1957)
*  Helen M. Seaver (1870-????) (who married Robert E. Dyer.)
*  Daniel Allen Seaver (1876-1918) (as Allan D. Seaver)

Mary's husband, Richard F. Seaver, is my 4th cousin 5 times removed.

I highly recommend this NYS Historic Newspapers database - it's FREE to use, it's relatively easy to search, they highlight the search terms which makes it easy to zoom in on the article. 

The New York newspapers of this era are very fertile ground for Seaver persons.  

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Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1936 Death Record for Anna (Grieser) Brocke (1859-1936)

This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1936 death certificate record for Anna Brocke in the Idaho Death Certificate collection, 1911-1937 on MyHeritage:



Extracted information from the death certificate includes:

*  Place of Death:  City of Kendrick, County of Latah
*  Full Name:  Anna Brocke
*  Sex:  Female
*  Color or Race:  White
*  Marital Condition:  Married
*  Name of Spouse:  Nicholas Brocke
*  Date of Birth:  Nov. 17, 1859
*  Age:  76 years, 3 months, 2 days
*  Occupation:  Housewife
*  Birthplace:  St. Louis, Mo.
*  Father's Name:  Greaser
*  Father's birthplace:  Germany
*  Mother's name:  Catherine Guddy
*  Mother's birthplace:  Germany
*  Informant:  Nicholas Brocke, Kendrick, Ida.
*  Burial, Cremation or Removal:  American Ridge, Date: Mar 21 1936
*  Undertaker:  John A. Pickard, Troy, Ida.
*  Date of Death:  Mar. 19, 1936
*  Principal Cause of Death:  Senility
*  Secondary Cause of Death:  Influenza
*  Attending Physician:  D. A. Christensen, Kendrick, Idaho.

The source citation for this record is:

State of Idaho "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937," indexed database and digitized image, MyHeritage (http://www.myheritage.com : accessed 8 April 2015), State File No. 98064, Anna Brocke, died 19 March 1936; citing Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, Idaho.

Anna (Grieser) Brocke (1859-1936) was the daughter of Ignatius and Catherine (Gute) Brocke, and was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  She married John Nicholas Brocke (1855-1938) in 1877 in Cedar County, Nebraska.  They had 8 children between 1878 and 1894, including Amelia Anna Brocke (1884-1975) who married Severt Oliver Leland (1878-1940) in 1904.  John Nicvholas and Anna (Grieser) Brocke are my wife Linda's great-grandparents.

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