Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday Genea-Pourri - 22 October 2018

Here are some of my family history and genealogy related activities over the past week:

1)  Moderated the Chula Vista Genealogical Society DNA Interest Group meeting on Wednesday at the library, which had 30 attendees.  
I presented the science part of my Autosomal DNA presentation, took several surveys of the attendees, and then asked for issues that the group wanted to discuss in future sessions.  To help members with adoptee issues, I asked for advice on Facebook and received excellent responses.

2) Found the Mayflower Society application that a reader filled out for me some time ago, and found it in my Downloads folder. 
Sent it to my cousin as an example that she could use along with her own data.  Sorted out my Downloads folder a bit, putting useful files into my Genealogy file folders;this is a never-ending tasks and I need to do it consistently and regularly.

3)  A Facebook friend recommended a "Seaver Clan" Facebook page, so I liked it, and found several useful Seaver lines there.  One in particular uncovered a long Seaver line, which I added to my RootsMagic tree.  I try to add the lines of my Seaver Facebook friends so I can help them if they wish.
4)  Transcribed another deed for Amanuensis Monday - 1813 Deed of Shobal C. Allen to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass. today.  I downloaded several more of these deeds but I need to download more of them.

5)  Participated in today's Mondays With Myrt webinar, and discussed the CVGS DNA Interest Group from last week. We also discussed the Facebook Story feature, the NARA Virtual Genealogy Fair on 24 October, many new books, Valerie and Myrt's excellent adventure to Europe, DNA testing issues and open source problems, record privacy laws, the DAR application, FindMyPast new records, and the IGI.

6)  Watched Blaine Bettinger's YouTube video on 
Why Do I Share Different Amounts of DNA?   and several webinars in the Pirates of the Pedigree virtual conference.

7) There were several sessions working in RootsMagic to update FamilySearch Family Tree profiles for Seaver families and other database families, with occasional additions to the RootsMagic profiles. I have matched 26,579 of my persons with FSFT.  I continue to use Web Hints from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch to add content and sources to my RootsMagic profiles.  I now have 50,989 persons in my RootsMagic file, and 96,727 source citations.   I TreeShared thrice during the last week, and resolved over 200 Ancestry Hints.  I've fallen behind on the Ancestry Record Hints with 80,006 waiting to be resolved, but I work on them occasionally.

8)  Have 309 Shared Ancestors on my AncestryDNA list (I had 310 last week), 1010 4th cousins or closer (I had 1006 last week), and 911 pages (over 45,500 matches with at least 6 cM) (was 909 pages last week) of  matches.  I have 23 DNA Circles (was 23 last week).  I have 16 matches that are third cousins or closer (was 16 last week), and 103 matches with 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 103 last week).  My highest match has 779 cM (11.5%), and is one of my first cousins.  Added more notes to my DNA matches.

9)  Have 4,837 DNA Matches on MyHeritage (up from 4,782 last week) with at least 8 cM (0.12%), with 30 matches with more than 34 cM (0.5%) or more (was 30 last week).  I have three close relatives, including a first cousin once removed, and two first cousins twice removed.  The highest DNA match is 512 cM (7.1%).

10)  Have 1,001 DNA Relatives on 23andMe (I had 994 last week) who share at least 0.10% (7 cM) with me.  The two closest relatives are third cousins.  Of these, only 3 share 1.0% or more, and 50 share 0.50% or more (was 49 last week), with the highest match being 1.54%. My highest match is an adoptee.  I struggle to find out anything about most of these testers.

11)  Have 2,823 autosomal DNA Matches on FamilyTreeDNA (up from 2,819 last week) who share 0.25% (18 cM) or more, with the highest match being 96 cM (1.42%).  I have 12 who share at least 1.0% (68 cM) with me, and 1,517 who share at least 0.50% (34 cM) or more (was 1,516 last  week) with me.

12) Wrote 18 Genea-Musings blog posts last week, of which two were press releases.  The most popular post last week was "
Seavers in the News -- Charles Seaver Dies in 1939 in Santa Maria, California" with over 450 views.  


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Amanuensis Monday - 1813 Deed of Shobal C. Allen to Zachariah Hildreth Jr. in Townsend, Mass.

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is the 1812 deed of Zachariah Hildreth of Townsend, Massachusetts to Zachariah Hildreth Junior of Townsend in the Middlesex County, Massachusetts Land Records:

[Volume 209, pages 186-187]

[Volume 209, pages 188-189]

The transcription of this deed is:

[Volume 209, page 187, starts at bottom of page]

[In right hand margin]

Shobal C. Allen to Zach^h Hildreth jun.

[body of deed]

                                                              Know all men by these presents
that I Shobal C. Allen of Townshend in the county of Middlesex and common-

wealth of Massachusetts Esquire in consideration of three hundred dollars paid
by Zachariah Hildreth jun^r of the same Townshend yeoman the receipt
whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, sell and con-
vey unto the said Zachariah Hildreth jun. his heirs and assigns

[Volume 209, page 188, top of left-hand page]

forever, a certain farm situated in the southerly part of Townshend afore-
said consisting of two pieces, the first containing about fifty acres
more or less, the bounds of which are as follows, viz: beginning at a
stake and stones at the road leading from Townshend meeting house
to Lunenburgh thence west on land of Isaac Spaulding to the
"school lot" so called to a stake and stones, thence north on said school lot
to a maple tree marked at Squannocook river, thence easterly on said river
to a stake and stones near a bridge on the road aforesaid, thence 
south on said road to the first mentioned bound together with the
buildings thereon standing which said premises are incumbered by a
mortgage deed to the Boston Bank for the sum of two hundred dollars,
the other piece contains about seven acres and a half be the same more 
or less and bounded as follows, viz: beginning at a stake and stones on the
east side of the road aforesaid, thence southeasterly on land of Benjamin
Spaulding to a stake and stones, thence southerly on said Spauldings land
to a stake and stones at the road leading from Wallis Little's Mills to Lunen-
burgh, thence westerly on said road to a corner at the aforesaid road lead-
ing from the meeting house to Lunenburgh, thence north on said road to
the bounds first mentioned, including all within said bounds, excepting
what belongs to the widow Abigail Wallis and Simeon, and Solomon Green, being 
about two acres more or less with all the buildings thereon standing.  To
have and to hold the aforegranted premises to the said Hildreth his heirs and
assigns, to his and their use and behoof forever.  And I do covenant with the said
Hildreth his heirs and assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the aforegrant-
ed premises, that they are free of all incumbrances, except as above mentioned,
that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Hildreth, and
that I will warrant and defend the same premises to the said Zach-
ariah Hildreth jun. his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims
and demands of all persons.  In witness whereof I the said Shobal
C. Allen and Lucy my wife, who hereby relinquishes her right of dower in
and to the premises have hereunto set our hands and seals this first
day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirteen, Shobal C. Allen and seal.  Lucy Allen and seal, signed, sealed and de-
livered in presence of us James Zayler, Daniel Ball, Middlesex ss. Nov. 11^th 1813.
Then the above named Shobal C. Allen acknowledged the above instrument to
be his free act and deed before me, Walter Hastings, Justice of Peace.
     Middlesex ss. Cambridge 30th July 1814  Received and Entered
                                                      by Samuel Bartlett Regr.

The source citation for this recorded deed is:

"Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 October 2018), Middlesex County, "Deeds, 1814-1816, Vols. 209-211," Volume 209, pages 187-188 (images 99-100 of 885), Deed of Shobal C. Allen to Zachariah Hildreth Jr., executed 1 November 1813, recorded 30 July 1814.

This is the first deed where Zachariah Hildreth Junior bought land in Townsend, Massachusetts from someone other than his father, Zachariah Hildreth Sr.  With this deed, he bought two parcels of land in the southerly part of Townsend, one with fifty acres and the other with 7.5 acres, for $300, along with a $200 mortgage on the first parcel.  There is a second deed on pages 188-189 that I will transcribe next week. 

Zachariah Hildreth Jr. (1783-1857) is my third great-grandfather, who married Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857) in 1810.  I am descended through their son, Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) who married Sophia Newton (1834-1923).


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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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 14 to 20 October 2018

Dozens 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:

15 MORE Quick Genealogy Tasks To Do in 15 Minutes by Lisa Lisson on the Are You My Cousin? blog.

Photo Genealogy and My Great-Great-Grandmother's Photo by Lara Diamond on the Lara's Jewnealogy blog.

Google Translate Versus Professional Translation by Janice Sellers on the Ancestral Discoveries blog. New York Times Migration Map by Melody Lassalle on the Genealogy Research Journal blog.

Time + Place = Records and Family! by James Beidler on the Legacy Tree Genealogists blog.

*  Elizabeth Warren’s Native American DNA Results: What They Mean by Roberta Estes on the DNAeXplained -- Genetic Genealogy blog.

*  African American Genealogy: Researching From a Bill of Sale for Enslaved Ancestors by Toni Carrier on the IAAM Center for Family History blog.

Digging Into Our Ancestors' Lives: Finding Social History Records -- Part 3, The Children by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Analysing Clues to Help You Figure Out Where to Search Next (Pt 1) and (pt 2) by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog.

*  3 Ways to Find Your Ancestors in a Huge Pile of Documents by DiAnn Iamarino on the Fortify Your Family Tree blog.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.
*  Friday Fossicking, 19th Oct 2018 by Crissouli on the That Moment in Time blog.

This Week's Creme de la Creme -- October 20, 2018  by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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 900 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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Added, Updated and Coming Soon Record Collections - Week of 14 to 20 October 2018

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on during the period from 14 to 20 October 2018 

The record collections added or updated since last week include:

No record collections were added or updated last week.  The list is the same as the list for the last two weeks.  The last new record collection was added on 28 September.

The "Coming Soon" list on the right-hand side of the page changed several weeks ago.  The list includes:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1854-1911 -- Late 2018 -- Vital records from the largest city in the state of Wisconsin.

*World War II Draft Registration Cards (Young Men's Draft) -- Late 2018 --This update will add Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, and Washington.

Baseball Questionnaires -- Late 2018 -- Historical surveys that every player filled out when they became a professional player, whether in the minor or major leagues.

New York State Employment Cards 1894-1954 -- Early 2019 -- Employment history cards from individuals employed by the State of New York.

U.S. School Yearbooks, 1900-1990 -- Early 2019 -- Look for more Yearbooks to be added to this rich collection.

More U.S. State Vital Records -- Ongoing -- Updates and new collections of U.S. vital records.

The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,668 collections available as of 20 October, an increase of  0 from last week.   


Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid subscription since 2000. has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at - Week of 14 to 20 October 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   ( every week.

As of 20 October 2018, there were 2,389 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 6 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

United States Western States Marriage Index     (; 913,051 indexed records with 913,051 record images, ADDED 19 Oct 2018

Connecticut, World War I, Military Census of Nurses, 1917       (; 5,494 indexed records with 5,494 record images, ADDED 15 Oct 2018

Florida, World War I Navy Card Roster, 1917-1920        (; 5,813 indexed records with 5,813 record images, ADDED 16 Oct 2018

France, Vienne, Census, 1896    (; 4,740 indexed records with 4,740 record images, ADDED 15 Oct 2018

Kansas, Gove County Enumeration Books and List of Residents, 1909-1950  (; 96,391 indexed records with 96,391 record images, ADDED 18 Oct 2018

France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932   (; 40,223 indexed records with 40,223 record images, ADDED 18 Oct 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (; 34,168,489 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,168,489 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 19 Oct 2018

Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011      (; 10,335 indexed records with 97,864 record images (was 0 records with 97,864 images), Updated 16 Oct 2018

Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966     (; 1,845,202 indexed records with 2,017,500 record images (was 1,845,202 records with 2,017,500 images), Updated 15 Oct 2018

Colombia, Diocese of Barranquilla, Catholic Church Records, 1808-1985   (; 205,693 indexed records with 62,860 record images (was 203,843 records with 47,010 images), Updated 17 Oct 2018

New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981 (; 475,556 indexed records with 22,165 record images (was 474,031 records with 22,091 images), Updated 19 Oct 2018

Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900-1964      (; 148,420 indexed records with 54,869 record images (was 148,420 records with 54,869 images), Updated 19 Oct 2018

Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875      (; 299,779 indexed records with 231,317 record images (was 0 records with 231,317 images), Updated 17 Oct 2018

Italy, Teramo, Teramo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940        (; 64,632 indexed records with 425,736 record images (was 64,632 records with 425,736 images), Updated 18 Oct 2018

North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958       (; 143,457 indexed records with 93,526 record images (was 143,417 records with 93,526 images), Updated 17 Oct 2018

*  Kansas State Census, 1915       (; 1,609,914 indexed records with 301,658 record images (was 1,609,914 records with 301,658 images), Updated 17 Oct 2018

French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (; Index only (38,149 records), no images (was 29,584 records with 0 images), Updated 19 Oct 2018

France, Civil Registration, Various Communes, 1542-1900         (; Index only (53,914 records), no images (was 53,914 records with 0 images), Updated 16 Oct 2018

Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015      (; 602,148 indexed records with 3,327,853 record images (was 578,838 records with 3,327,853 images), Updated 15 Oct 2018

Ohio, Bloomfield Township, Brownwood Cemetery Records, 1824-2012        (; 2,550 indexed records with 636 record images (was 0 records with 636 images), Updated 19 Oct 2018

--- Collections with records removed ---

Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898  (; Index only (37,681,108 records), no images (was 37,700,681 records with 0 images),  15 May 2018

Germany Marriages, 1558-1929    (; Index only (8,518,743 records), no images (was 8,521,324 records with 0 images),  18 Sep 2015

Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958   (; Index only (3,503,540 records), no images (was 3,507,288 records with 0 images),  18 Sep 2015


In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

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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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - How Did You Get to School?

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  How did you get to your school(s) through high school?

2)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or Google+.  Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your post.

Here's mine:

Like most students in San Diego, I went to three schools in my time as a student before high school graduation - Elementary school (grades K-6), Junior High (grades 7-9), and High School (grades 10-12).

I think my mother walked me the 8 blocks on 30th Street downhill to Brooklyn Elementary School my first two years at school, and probably walked again to pick me up after school.  I don't remember.  By the time I was 7 or 8, I walked to school by myself or with friends.  For 4th to 6th grade, I'm sure that I rode my bicycle down and back.  The blocks were relatively short and it was no more than 10 minutes each way.

When I went to Theodore Roosevelt Junior High (Park Blvd and Upas - about 3 miles away), I rode the school bus to school every morning.  It was a special city bus just for Roosevelt.  The stop was at 30th and Ivy on our block.  In 8th grade, I had a problem with bullies on the bus ride home, so I quit riding the school bus home.  So I went "the other way" - down Park Blvd to Broadway (on the 7 Route) and then east on Broadway to 30th and Ivy (on the 2 Route).  This worked out pretty well because I could stop at the downtown San Diego Library and read or study.  I was a bookworm.

In 10th Grade, I went to San Diego High School at Park Blvd and Russ Blvd near downtown San Diego.  I rode the city bus Route 2 down and back, usually getting off at 12th and Broadway and walking the five blocks to the school.  I continued to frequently go to the library to read and study before going home, and visited the magazine reading room every week to check on the Billboard Top 100 songs.   I knew the bus schedules well, and occasionally walked the three miles home from school along the bus route.  I figured that if I made it to the halfway point (about 28th and B Street), that I didn't need to spend the dime fare for the rest of the way.

I will add my college travel too.  I started San Diego State University in September 1961, and took the bus all the way from my block to the college.  I took the Route 2 north to El Cajon Blvd, the E route east to College Avenue, and the S route north to the college.  By the time I was a Junior, I was trying to schedule my classes for three days a week so as to save the time and money.  I don't think I rode with any other student these 4.5 years.  

I even took the bus to my two summer jobs (Point Loma and La Mesa) and my first permanent job in La Mesa.  I had to walk over a mile to get to the work site and back to the bus stop.

I did not have a car until after I graduated from college.  My father had the only car, and my mother didn't drive, and I don't recall my father ever offering to drive me or actually picking me up from school.  I finally got my first car - a 1962 Chevrolet Impala - in late 1966 after taking driving lessons from a company.   Finally, I had some freedom at age 23.  Heh.


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Surname Saturday -- CRISPE (England to colonial New England)

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

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2171 who is Elizabeth CRISPE (1637-1681). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this GIBSON 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)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

134.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785)
135.  Abigail Peirce (1750-1775)

270.  Samuel Peirce (1712-1772)
271.  Abigail Stearns (1715-1798)

542.  George Stearns (1690-1760)
543.  Hannah Sanderson (1689-1770)

1084.  John Stearns (1647-1722)
1085.  Judith Lawrence (1660-1713)

2170.  George Lawrence, born 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 21 March 1709 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 29 September 1657 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2171.  Elizabeth Crispe, born 08 January 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 28 May 1681 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of George Lawrence and Elizabeth Crispe are:
*  Elizabeth Lawrence (1659-????), married 1681 Thomas Whitney (1656-????).
Judith Lawrence (1660-1713), married 1681 John Stearns (1647-1722)
*  Hannah Lawrence (1662-1707), married 1680 Obadiah Sawtell (1648-1741).
*  John Lawrence (1664-1674).
*  Benjamin Lawrence (1666-1733), married (1) 1689 Mary Clough (1669-1695); (2) 1696 Anna LNU (1668-1716); (3); 1716 Anna Coolidge (1671-1718); (4) 1719 Elizabeth Bennett (1663-1749).
*  Daniel Lawrence (1666-1743), married (1) 1689 Sarah Counts (1670-1694); (2) 1695 Hannah Mason (1665-1721); (3) 1722 Maud Russell (1676-????).
*  George Lawrence (1668-1736), married 1696 Mary Hemenway (1674-1741).
*  Sarah Lawrence (1671-????), married 1691 Thomas Rider (1670-????).
*  Mary Lawrence (1671-????), married (1) 1689 John Earle (1667-1704); (2) 1704 Michael Flagg (1651-1711).
*  Martha Lawrence (1680-1708), married 1697 John Dix (1672-1726).
*  Grace Lawrence (1680-1758), married 1698 John Edes (1680-1721).

Three sets of twins in this family!

4342.  Benjamin Crispe, born about 1611 in Firsby, Lincolnshire, England; died 05 November 1683 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1636 in Massachusetts, United States.
4343.  Bridget LNU, born about 1615 in England; died about March 1676 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Benjamin Crispe and Bridget are:

Elizabeth Crispe (1637-1681), married 1657 George Lawrence (1637-1709).
*  Mary Crispe (1638-1713), married 1657 William Green (1640-1713).
*  Jonathan Crispe (1640-1680).
*  Eleazer Crispe (1642-1726), married 1666 Elizabeth LNU (1644-????).
*  Zachariah Crispe (1644-1644).
*  Mehitable Crispe (1646-1646).
*  Mercy Crispe (1648-1686), married 1667 Robert Parish (1635-1694).
*  Deliverance Crispe (1650-1694), married 1672 William Longley (1543-1694).

Information about the Crispe family was obtained from:

Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Volume I, pages 493-495.

*  Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Sarah Hildreth, 1773-1857, Wife of Annis Spear of Litchfield, Maine (Portland, Maine : author, 1958), Volume I, pages 318-321.

*  Frederick C. Warner, "Mary Green and Mercy Parish, Daughters of Benjamin Crispe of Watertown, Mass.", The American Genealogist, Volume 62, number 1 (January 1987), pages 25-27.

I have done no original research for this surname line.


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Friday, October 19, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 19 October 2018

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

1)  News Articles:

Announcing: Valerie & Myrt’s Excellent Genealogy Adventures

*  Historic Hotels of America® Partners with New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors to Offer Historic Benefits to Clientele

*  ‘Family History’ Genealogy Drama Pilot on ABC Television

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 19 October 2018

 Friday Finds 19 Oct 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*  Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for October 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 19 October, 12 noon PDT:  John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers, by Rebecca Whitman Koford

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 19 October, 1:15 p.m. PDT:  Using Indirect and Negative Evidence to Prove Unrecorded Events, by Thomas Jones

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 19 October, 2:30 p.m. PDT:  The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad, by Judy G. Russell

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 23 October, 11 a.m. PDT:  True Stories of Families Reunited thanks to Genetic Genealogy, by MyHeritage

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 24 October, 11 a.m. PDT:  10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing, by Lisa Alzo

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research, by Julie Miller

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush, by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:   Genealogical Research in the Dakotas, by Paula Stuart-Warren

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise, by Jeanne Bloom

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving, by Elissa Scalise Powell

*  The Genealogy Gems Podcast:  Episode 222

Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast: #011 – Tracing Forward Can Yield Family History Gold

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Research AROUND the 1890 US Census - Genealogy Tips

*  Family History Ron YouTube:  Q&A September 27 2018

*  Family History Ron YouTube:  Q&A October 11 2018

*  Amy Johnson Crow YouTube:  An Overlooked Source for Southern Genealogy Research: Plantation Records

*  Ancestry YouTube:  The World’s Longest Thank You Note | Ancestry

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube:  Correcting a Mistake in Gender/Relationships in FamilySearch

*  Jennifer Holik YouTube:  Military Record Reconstruction

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  A twofer! Day 5 of Relative Race and Season 5-Episode 1 of Long Lost Family.

*  Blaine Bettinger YouTube:  Why Do I Share Different Amounts of DNA?

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, October 19,  2018

5)  DNA Stories:

*  91-year-old Wisconsin man finds long lost family in Morristown

*  Chances DNA can be used to find your family? Sixty percent and rising

6)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 16 October 2018?


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