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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Pauleen's Christmas Meme

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. Here's your chance to sit on Genea-Santa's lap (virtually) and tell him your Christmas traditions.

Pauleen Cass (Cassmob), who writes the Family history across the seas blog started a Christmas meme in 2012 - see Deck the Halls - 2012 Christmas GeneaMeme. So we will use that for SNGF this week (since very few readers did it in past years!):

1)  Copy and paste the meme questions into your blog or word processor, and then answer the questions.  You could use short statements, long paragraphs or provide a link to one of your earlier posts.

2)  Tell us about your meme answers in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

3)  Be sure to leave a comment on Pauleen's blog post about your entry in this Christmas 2017 Geneameme.  She'll be surprised!

Here's mine (questions in green, answers in red):

THE 2012 CHRISTMAS GENEAMEME (IN 2017)
  1. Do you have any special Xmas traditions in your family?  Just shopping, gifts, Christmas dinner at my grandparents, and then my parents, and then my brothers homes - before my mother died in 2002.  Since then, we either host, or we go to one of our daughters homes, and sometimes my brother-in-law's home up the California coast (650 miles north), and back.
  2. Is church attendance an important part of your Christmas celebrations and do you go the evening before or on Xmas Day?  Not as a child growing up.  After marriage, we attended Christmas Eve services, ending with lit candles singing "Silent Night" around the outside cross.  I was a wise man for many years in the Christmas pageant at church - not a speaking or singing part!  But not any more - we're usually on the road.
  3. Did/you or your children/grandchildren believe in Santa?  Of course we did!  Right up until we found the "big" gifts from Santa in my grandparents garage when I was 12.  Our kids did until about age 12, and some of our five grandchildren (ages 3 to 14) still do (I think, I hope)!  Now I am Santa... HO HO HO!!!
  4. Do you go caroling in your neighbourhood?  Not as a child or young adult.  Our church social group did this for a number of years when we were first married.  I hummed a lot to avoid embarrassing myself (my key is J Flat).
  5. What’s your favourite Christmas music?  I love the traditional hymns and some of the more modern tunes.  One of my favorite memories is singing hymns on Christmas Eve with my grandmother.  
  6. What’s your favourite Christmas carol?  Angels We Have Heard On High.  It lifts my spirit.
  7. Do you have a special Xmas movie/book you like to watch/read?  I watch "A Christmas Story" every year it seems...it is not unlike when I was a boy.  I didn't shoot my own eye with a BB gun, but I got the neighbor boy just below the eye. 
  8. Does your family do individual gifts, gifts for littlies only, Secret Santa (aka Kris Kringle)?  I exchange several gifts with my wife, usually one gift from us to our daughters and son-in-law, and several gifts from us to each of the grandchildren.  We've become addicted to Amazon and gift cards so they can get what they want.
  9. Is your main Christmas meal indoors or outdoors, at home or away?  It is always indoors (it is winter in the USA, even in San Diego) and usually at one of my daughters' homes.
  10. What do you eat as your main course for the Christmas meal?  Always roast turkey, usually with stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans or peas.  Then pumpkin pie.  Unless we are in Huntington Beach, where we have home made tacos and salad and ice cream.  Then we go to the beach if it's not raining.
  11. Do you have a special recipe you use for Xmas?  I don't - I just show up and eat.  Ho ho ho!
  12. Does Christmas pudding feature on the Xmas menu? Is it your recipe or one you inherited?  We've never had Christmas pudding.
  13. Do you have any other special Christmas foods? What are they?  Not really.  Maybe sugar cookies? :)
  14. Do you give home-made food/craft for gifts at Christmas?  No.  We used to be in a social group that would re-gift fruitcakes each year.
  15. Do you return to your family for Xmas or vice versa?  We usually go to one or both daughters' families, or we go to one of them on Christmas Day and the other one before or after Christmas (since they live 400 miles apart, and we're 100 miles from the closest one).
  16. Is your Christmas celebrated differently from your childhood ones? If yes, how does it differ?  Yes, we are much more religious than our parents were.  And we travel more than 10 miles to be with our family.
  17. How do you celebrate Xmas with your friends? Lunch? Pre-Xmas outings? Drop-ins? Sometimes we drop-in or host drop-ins, and my wife has lunch with other friends with a small gift exchange. Our local genealogy society has a "Holiday Luncheon" with a bring-one get-one gift exchange.  I never get anything good.  
  18. Do you decorate your house with lights? A little or a lot?  We used to string lights around the front edge of the house, but I don't go up on the roof any more...so no, we don't any longer.
  19. Is your neighbourhood a “Xmas lights” tour venue?  It's a cul-de-sac, but there are some good light shows on the street.  Our city has several organized light tour blocks that attract drive-bys and walkers.
  20. Does your family attend Carols by Candlelight singalongs/concerts? Where?  We used to, but now it's only the Christmas Eve service at church  (when we are in town) where we have lit candles around the outdoor cross and  sing Silent Night after the service.
  21. Have any of your Christmases been spent camping (unlikely for our northern-hemisphere friends)?  No...
  22. Is Christmas spent at your home, with family or at a holiday venue?  Sometimes, sometimes and no.
  23. Do you have snow for Christmas where you live?  San Diego is very temperate, so I've seen snow twice in my life at sea level.  Our mountains have snow every year, and occasionally at Christmas time.
  24. Do you have a Christmas tree every year?  We used to, and do when we are hosting Christmas for the family.  However, we don't have a tree in most years that we travel to be with the daughters and grandkids.  We don't have one this year (Linda received a 12-inch tree for her birthday but we haven't decorated it).
  25. Is your Christmas tree a live tree (potted/harvested) or an imitation?  Growing up, it was always harvested.  During most of our married life, the tree was harvested, although we had a potted tree several years.  We have an imitation tree now but rarely put it up.  I wonder where it is?
  26. Do you have special Xmas tree decorations?  Linda insists that all of the decorations on our tree are angels...and we have hundreds of angels on flat space around the house.  So yes...
  27. Which is more important to your family, Christmas or Thanksgiving?  Christmas.
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Surname Saturday -- LNU (Mary, wife of John Woodin- England to 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 #2059 who is Mary LNU (1634-1681). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU 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)

64. Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)
65. Martha Whitney (1764-1832)

128.  Norman Seaver (1734-1787)
129.  Sarah Read (1736-1809)

256. Robert Seaver (1702-1752)

257.  Eunice Rayment (1707-1772)


514.  Samuel Rayment (1679-1723)
515.  Eunice Norman (1686-1743)

1028.  John Rayment (1651-1725)
1029.  Martha Woodin (1655-????)


2058.  John Woodin, born about 1620 in England; died before 30 June 1721 in Berkeley, South Carolina, United States.  He married about 1652 in probably Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.
2059.  Mary LNU, born about 1634 in probably England; died 12 February 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Woodin and Mary LNU are:
*  Mary Woodin (1653-????), marred 1683 Lawrence Clinton (1642-1707).
Martha Woodin (1655-????), married 1673 John Rayment (1651-1725).
*  Sarah Woodin (1657-1734), married (1) 1685 John Edwards (1644-1697); (2) 1712 Joseph Doty (1651-1732).
*  John Woodin (1659-1721), married 1690 Katherine Heard (1669-1725).
*  Samuel Woodin (1661-1685), married 1680 Martha LNU (1662-????).
*  Ithamar Woodin (1663-1702), married 1685 Bethia LNU (1665-????).
*  Bethia Woodin (1663-1725), married 1683 Samuel Gaskill (1663-1725).
*  Thomas Woodin (1667-????).
*  Hannah Woodin (1669-1748), married 1696 James Tufts (1667-????).
*  Dorcas Woodin (1672-1722), married 1688 Anthony Coombs (1657-1728).
*  Peter Woodin (1674-1717), married 1696 Elizabeth Mallet (1678-????).

Information about this Wooden family was obtained from:

*  Janet Ireland Delorey, "John Woodin, Brickmaker, of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and South Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 64 No. 2 (April 1989), pages 65-74.

The Delorey article notes that John Woodin probably had three wives, all named Mary, and that the Mary LNU above was his second wife and the mother of all his children.

Mary LNU was probably a step-daughter of Edmund Johnson, and a natural child of Johnson's wife, Mary (Green) Johnson (1615-1663).

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Genealogy News Bytes - 15 December 2017


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

1)  News Articles:


*  Bringing Clarity and Simplicity – Updates to Ancestry Terms and Privacy Statement

*  Latest Genealogy Software Updates

*  Announcing the 2018 Jamboree Webinar Extension Series!

*  We’ve Discovered Meghan Markle’s English Roots!

Brothers in Arms

2)  Record Databases:

*  New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 December 2017

*  15 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 5 p.m. PST:  The Law and the Reasonably Exhaustive (Re)Search, by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11 a.m. PST:  Palmetto Pride - South Carolina for Genealogists, by Rorey Cathcart

*  Upcoming SCGS Free Webinar - December 20, 2017:  100 Days to a Better Family History, by Tammy Hepps

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  I Thought He Was My Ancestor: Avoiding the Six Biggest Genealogy Mistakes, by James M. Baker

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Finding Your Nordic Parish of Birth, by Jill Morelli, CG

*  "Member Friday" Family Tree Webinar:  Genealogy on a Budget: Filling Out Your Family Tree Without Breaking the Bank, by Katherine R. Willson

*  Findmypast YouTube Channel:  1939 Register: The Perfect Place to Start Your Family History

*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:  GenDoc Study Group 13

*  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel:  DNAGen Study Group Open Q & A with Blaine Bettinger, JD

*  American Ancestors YouTube Channel:  Searching Databases on AmericanAncestors.org, by don LeClair

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, December 15,  2017


*  FREE DNA Buying Guide from DNA Bargains

5)  Fun Stuff:

Star Wars Family Tree

*  Star Wars™ Family Tree: Meet the Skywalkers

World’s oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera celebrates 113th birthday with a sponge cake, milk and visits from 15 great grandkids

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 12 December 2017?


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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 15 December 2017

This information was received from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday



Thanks to the work of the 1939 Register team, we've been able to successfully match and open over 60,000 more records that were previously closed, and they're all available to explore right now. If you have tried unsuccessfully to find a family member in the Register who died after 1991, it may be worth trying another search.

Find out what your ancestors were doing on the eve of WW2 by searching the 1939 Register, available to search online only on Findmypast. Discover exactly what they did for a living, maps of where they lived and even who their neighbours were. Or click on the address tab to search for your own address, or an address you know, to see who was living there in September 1939. Then you can put it all in context. Read newspaper articles and see photographs from the era.



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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.


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52 Ancestors - Week 205: #284 Samuel Horton (1686-1778) of Eastham, Massachusetts

Samuel Horton (1686-1778) is #284 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #285 Hannah Atwood (1686-1771) in 1714 in Eastham, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their son, #142  Nathaniel Horton (1721-1771) who married #143 Eunice Snow (1722-1816)  in 1742.
*  their daughter, #71 Hannah Horton (1761-1797) who married #70 Thomas Dill (1755-1836), in 1782. 
*  their daughter, #35 Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869), who married  #34 Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840) in 1826.
*  their daughter #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884)who married  #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)  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:                          Samuel Horton[1–4]    
*  Alternate Name:          Samuel Haughton[5,7]    
*  Alternate Name: Samuel Horten[6]

*  Sex:                             Male    

*  Father:                        John Horton (1647-1710)    
*  Mother:                      Hannah Harden (?) (1650-1690)  

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

*  Birth:                         31 January 1686, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[1,5]    
*  Death:                        before 1 April 1778 (about age 92), Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[7]    
*  Probate:                    will proved, 1 April 1778, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[7]    
  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Spouse 1:                  Hannah Atwood (1686-1771)    
*  Marriage 1:               28 January 1713/4 (age 27), Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[2–4]    

*  Child 1:                    John Horton (1715-    )    
*  Child 2:                    Hannah Horton (1717-    )    
*  Child 3:                    Nathaniel Horton (1720-1771)    
*  Child 4:                    Susanna Horton (1723-    )    
*  Child 5:                    Abigail Horton (1725-1765)    
*  Child 6:                    Elizabeth Horton (1727-1760)    
*  Child 7:                    Samuel Horton (1729-1799)    
*  Child 8:                    James Horton (1730-    )    

*  Spouse 2:                 Tabitha Snow (1706-    )    
*  Marriage 2:              7 November 1771 (age 85), Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[6]  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

The Horton/Haughton ancestry of Samuel Horton (1686-1775) was briefly treated in the book by Margaret Horton Weiler[1].  

Samuel Haughton was born 31 January 1686 in Boston, Massachusetts, the third (and last?) child of John and Hannah (Harden?) Haughton[1,5].  Samuel's mother died in 1690, and John Haughton moved his family to Eastham, Massachusetts before 1698, when his daughter Hopestill married there.

Samuel Horton married Hannah Atwood on 28 January 1713/4 in Eastham, Massachusetts[2-4].  They had eight children, all of whom were recorded in the Eastham town records.

Hannah (Atwood) Horton died in early 1771, and Samuel Horten married, secondly, to Tabitha (Snow) Mayo on 7 November 1771 in Eastham as her second husband[6].  

Samuel Horton died before 1 April 1778 when his will was proved in Barnstable County Probate Court by his executor and witnesses[7]  There is no known death record in Eastham or the surrounding towns.  There is no burial record available for Samuel or his two wives.  

Samuel Haughton, husbandman of Eastham, Massachusetts wrote his will on 29 May 1775, and it was proved on 1 April 1778 in the Barnstable County Probate Court[7].  

Samuel did not name his wife as an heir to his estate.  He named his son Samuel Haughton as the heir to his real estate and his farmer's utensils, and as the executor of his will.  He gave his gun to his grandson Cushen Haughton, and the remainder of his personal estate to be equally divided between the heirs of his deceased children (son  John Haughton, son Nathaniel Haughton, daughter Hannah Mayo, daughter Susanna Cole, daughter Abigail Doane, and daughter Elizabeth Sawour).  John Doane, Edward Knowles, and David Doane were the witnesses to the will.

David Doane, Edward Knowles and Isaiah Myrick were appointed appraisers of the estate.  The Inventory was taken on 3 April 1778, and amounted to £1460 5s 8d.  The real estate (dwelling house and barn, clear land, meadow land, woodland) totaled £1370. 
 
5)  SOURCES
 
1.  Margaret Horton Weiler, "Descendants of John Horton (Haughton) of Eastham," Bulletin of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society (Harwich, Mass. : Brooks Free Library), Vol. XI, No. 3 (September 1983), pages 57-64., page 58, Samuel Horton sketch.


2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Barnstable County, Orleans > Orleans and Eastham Records,  page 339 (image 178 of 185), Samuel Horton and Hannah Atwood marriage entry, 1714.

3. Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans (Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993), page 18, Samuel Horton and Hannah Atwood marriage entry.

4. The Mayflower Descendant (Boston, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants), Volume 5, "Eastham and Orleans Vital Records," page 195, Samuel Horton and Hannah Atwood marriage entry.

5. Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, Boston > Births, Marriages and Deaths - image 1494 of 60705, Samuel Haughton birth entry, 1686.

6. The Mayflower Descendant, Volume 32, page 175, Samuel Horten and Tabatha Mayo marriage entry.

7.  "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, Barnstable County > Probate and Guardianship Records, Volume 17-20, 1769-1809, Volume 20, pages 327-329, Samuel Haughton will and letter testamentary, will proved 1 April 1778.

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 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, December 14, 2017

Seavers in the News - William H. Seaver Dies in 1896 in Allston, Mass.

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 Worcester [Mass.] Daily Spy newspaper dated Tuesday, 3 May 1896:




The transcription of this article is:

"DEATH OF WILLIAM H. SEAVER

"For Many Years Agent of the Adams Express Company in This City

"William H. Seaver, for many years agent of the Adams Express Company in this city, died at his home in Allston, Sunday night.  He was well and favorably known among the business men of the city, and during his residence in this city was prominent in Odd Fellow circles.  He had a cheerful, sunny disposition, which made for him a large number of personal friends, who will hear with sorrow of his death.  He leaves a widow, who is a sister of J. Henry Washburn, and a daughter.

"Mr. Seaver was born in Northboro, 64 years ago.  During the war he was agent for the express company at Fortress Monroe.  After the war he came to this city, and for 10 years was local agent of the Adams company.  Then he went to Boston, where he established a local and forwarding express business.  After James Bryant, who succeeded him as express agent for this city, left the service of the company, Mr. Seaver came back and held the local agency until about two years ago, when he became local manager of the Providence and Worcester Dispatch for a short time.  Then he returned to Boston and resumed the local express business in that city.


"The funeral will take place at Allston tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., and the remains will be taken to Northboro for interment."

The source citation for this article is:

"Death of William H. Seaver," obituary, Worcester [Mass.] Daily Spy, Tuesday, 5 May 1896, page 10, column 2, William H. Seaver obituary;   GenealogyBank  (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 14 December 2017), Newspaper Archives collection.


This is William Henry Seaver (1831-1896), son of William and Zelinda (Seaver) Seaver, who was born in Northborough, Massachusetts.  He married Mary Millicent Washburn (1850-1932) in 1876.  They had one daughter, Linda Washburn Seaver (1878-1960), who married Hartley Wales Thayer (1871-1961) in 1907, and they had two children.  

William Henry Seaver (1831-1896) is my 5th cousin 5 times removed.  

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1760 Death Records of Jabez and Elizabeth Snow in Eastham, Mass. --- Post 394 of Treasure Chest Thursday

t'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 1760 death records of Jabez and Elizabeth Snow in Eastham, Massachusetts:


The death records are on the left-hand page on the image above, about two thirds down the  page:


The transcription of these records is:

"Deacon Jabez Snow died the six day of Sepember 1760
Deacon Snows wife Died the sixth day of July 1772"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 April 2014), digital image, Barnstable County, Eastham, Orleans, "Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1701-1796," page 36 (image 26 of 126), Jabez Snow and Elizabeth Snow death entries.

Jabez Snow (1696-1760) was the son of Jabez Snow (1670-1750) and Elizabeth Treat (1676-1755) of Eastham, Massachusetts.  Jabez Snow married Elizabeth Paine (1602-1772) in 1720 in Eastham, and they had six children between 1722 and 1740.

Jabez Snow and Elizabeth Paine are my 6th great-grandparents, through their daughter Eunice Snow (1722-1816), who married Nathaniel Horton (1721-1771) in 1742 in Eastham, Massachusetts.

This record set is an original record book with the records of Eastham families grouped together.  Below the marriage record, and above the death records, are the birth records for the children of Jabez and Elisabeth (Paine) Snow.   Several of the Eastham record books recorded families rather than individual events in chronological order.  As such, this is an image of an Original Source record, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence for the deaths of Jabez and Elisabeth (Paine) Snow.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"I Understand You Do Genealogy Research"

I was talking to my friend John in the church pews two Sunday mornings ago before the service, and a friend came by with a youngish 95 year old woman who made that statement.

It turns out that she was a World War II widow whose husband had been killed in Europe and was buried there.  After he died, she received some benefits, moved to California from Pennsylvania, and got married again, and the benefits stopped.  She's a widow again, and wanted to see if she was eligible for benefits, but she had lost all of the records she had before the move to California.  Apparently, she needs the Service Number of the soldier.  Her daughter had looked online but had not been able to find it.  Would I help?

How could I resist?  She wrote down some details for me.  On Monday afternoon, I spent an hour using the online resources on Ancestry and Fold3, and easily was able to find the Service Number.  I found a lot more, of course, in the process.

*  The "WW II Draft Cards, Young Men, 1940-1947" card (both sides)
*  The "WW II Army Enlistment Record" (included the Service Number)
*  The "World War II Casualty" listing (included the Service Number)
*  The "World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas" record
*  The "U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949" record (included Service Number and spouse's name)
*  The Find A Grave memorial for Joseph Russell, buried in Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial  in Coton, Cambridgeshire, England.


I'm sure I could find additional records if I searched longer.  I don't think that he is in any online family tree.

I called my new friend and gave her the good news.  She wrote down the Service Number.  I mailed her a copy of all of the records I found today.  I hope that they help.

My guess is that she will be back - probably asking for a 1943 Pennsylvania marriage record for herself and her first husband.  That will be more of  challenge, I think.

This only took one hour to process because I had the resources at hand and knew how to search them (although I struggled with Fold3!).  It made a new friend happy and that is a good thing.  It made me feel good about helping someone else with their problem.  A win-win-win in my book!

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