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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 31 December 2017 to 6 January 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 6 January 2018, there were 2,279 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):


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

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BillionGraves Index     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973); 23,259,807 indexed records with 23,259,807 record images (was 23,060,137 records with 23,060,137 images), Updated 3 Jan 2018

France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2363045); 23,702 indexed records with 95,073 record images (was 23,702 records with 95,073 images), Updated 3 Jan 2018

Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1977549); 50,227 indexed records with 497,445 record images (was 30,577 records with 497,445 images), Updated 4 Jan 2018

Venezuela, Archdiocese of Mérida, Catholic Church Records, 1654-2015    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417520); 1,384,387 indexed records with 1,154,003 record images (was 596,635 records with 1,154,003 images), Updated 2 Jan 2018

New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697870); 1,758,729 indexed records with 1,758,729 record images (was 809,823 records with 809,823 images), Updated 4 Jan 2018

Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 39,323 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 37,110 records with 829,309 images), Updated 2 Jan 2018

Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1686086); 2,851,109 indexed records with 5,857,674 record images (was 2,847,719 records with 5,857,674 images), Updated 4 Jan 2018

American Samoa, Passenger Lists and Travel Documents, 1918-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2355804); 39,058 indexed records with 6,563 record images (was 0 records with 6,563 images), Updated 5 Jan 2018

Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949331); 62,972 indexed records with 273,798 record images (was 38,185 records with 273,798 images), Updated 4 Jan 2018

Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2659409); 1,042,394 indexed records with 367,912 record images (was 389,073 records with 367,912 images), Updated 5 Jan 2018

Sweden, Göteborg och Bohus Church Records, 1577-1932; index 1659-1860   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1978769); 56,762 indexed records with 503,512 record images (was 0 records with 503,512 images), Updated 4 Jan 2018

Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790465); 37,110,663 indexed records with 87,177 record images (was 37,100,409 records with 87,177 images), Updated 2 Jan 2018

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The over 31 million indexed 1930 U.S. Census entries that disappeared 12 weeks ago are still not in the collection.  

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

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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Copyright (c) 2018, Randall J. Seaver

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best Find of 2017, and Research Challenge for 2018

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



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:


1)  What was your best research achievement in 2017?  Tell us - show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph.  Brag a bit!  You've earned it!

2)  We all have elusive ancestors.  What research problem do you want to work on in 2018?  Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post. 


Here's mine:


1)  I did not have a "really big" research achievement in 2017.  I had a number of small achievements, including:

*  Finding the death date and burial location of 2nd great-grandmother Sarah (Knapp) Auble (1818-1904).

Ordering the birth certificate for my great-grandfather Thomas Richman (1848-1917) in Wiltshire from the General Record Office online.

After a DNA match contact, I tried to sort out all of the Samuel Marshman entries in 19th century Wiltshire.

Tried to identify the location of the property of my ancestor Amos Gates (1706-1783) in Stow, Massachusetts.

Found a marriage record for my ancestors Josiah Sawtell and Hannah Smith, and looked for parents of Hannah Smith in Amherst, Massachusetts.

*  During the year, I obtained many probate records for my ancestors on Ancestry.com, Famil;ySearch.org and AmericanAncestors.org.  These records provide material for the Amanuensis Monday and 52 Ancestors posts.

*  During the year, I revisited my research for my 52 Ancestors post subjects, and found many more records (vital, church, land, burial, military, etc.) for the ancestors involved.  These records also provided material for Treasure Chest Thursday posts.

*  When the Denmark census and church records became available on FamilySearch, I was able to find two more generations of ancestral families for my grandsons.  

2)  For 2018, I anticipate adding to my RootsMagic database using information found online and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (in February) and San Diego (throughout the year).  In the process, I may get a breakthrough on a brickwall ancestor, or perhaps another researcher will find my blog posts and be able to extend one or more lines. 

I will continue to add content and source citations in my RootsMagic family tree using all available resources, including FamilySearch Family Tree, WikiTree, Geni World Tree, and Record Hints from Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast and FamilySearch, plus correspondence from blog readers.


I don't anticipate being able to travel much to do onsite research in 2018 due to my and Linda's health and mobility limitations.  We will go to RootsTech in Salt Lake City in February and to the Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank in June, and perhaps fit in a cruise in the fall.  


In the future, I want to return to Massachusetts again to do onsite research, especially at the NEHGS and in local libraries, historical societies and cemeteries.  I want to go to southern Ontario to do onsite research on my Kemp and related lines.  I also want to visit northern New Jersey to try to find information about my Auble and Knapp and related lines.  


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Surname Saturday - LNU (Eunice married to Moses Maverick, 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 #2063 who is Eunice LNU (1628-1698). 
[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)


1030.  John Norman (1660-1709)
1031.  Sarah Maverick (1658-1723)


2062.  Moses Maverick, born before 03 November 1611 in South Huish, Devon, England; died 28 January 1686 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4124. John Maverick and 4125. Mary Gye.  He married 22 October 1656 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2063.  Eunice LNU, born about 1628 in England; died after 05 December 1698 in probably Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Moses Maverick and Eunice LNU are:

*  Mary Maverick (1657-1695), married 1681 Archibald Ferguson (1649-1727).
Sarah Maverick (1659-1723), married 1683 John Norman (1660-1709).
*  Moses Maverick (1660-1685).
*  Aaron Maverick (1663-1685).

Eunice LNU married, first, to Thomas Roberts (1618-1654) in about 1645.  They had four children:

*  Timothy Roberts (1646-????).
*  Elizabeth Roberts (1648-????)
*  Kydia Roberts (1651-????)
*  Eunice Roberts (1653-????).

Some online trees state that Eunice LNU's maiden name was Cole, the daughter of William Cole and Abigail Bryant.  Other online trees say her parents were Edward Brown and Faith Lord.  I have no clue who was the parents of Eunice (LNU) (Roberts) Maverick.

Information about the early Maverick family in New England was obtained from:

*  William Prescott Greenlaw, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 96, p. 232 ff, 

*  Burton W. Spear (editor), The Search for the Passengers of the 'Mary and John', 1630, Volume 7, Maverick through Stoughton, (Boston : Mary & John Clearing House, 1987.

*  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Volume II (Boston : New England Historic and Genealogical Society 1992), pages 1241-1243.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 5 January 2018


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

1)  News Articles:


*  Dutch Genealogy News for December 2017

*  Announcing New Social Media Channels for the Britain, Ireland & the Isles Chapter of the APG

*  Hallelujah! Parliament removes future restrictions on access to Canadian census

*  Book Review: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 4th Edition

*  Friends could be family. Family could be unrelated. What people are finding out from DNA sites

2)  Record Databases:

*  New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 5 January 2018

NEHGS Offers FREE Access to All Databases on AmericanAncestors.org from January 3–10

2,100 Newly Added FREE U.S. Historical Newspaper Links - End 2017 Update

Addition to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar

 Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for January 2018

*  FamilyTreeDNA, FamilySearch, and 2018 Brick Wall Webinars

*  Family History Fanatics eConference - 19 January 2018

*  Archives Skill Building Boot Camp – Saturday, January 20, 2018

*  Upcoming SCGS Webinar - Saturday, 6 January 2018, 10 a.m. PST:  Introduction to WikiTree's Free Online Collaborative One-World Family Tree, by Peter Roberts

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 5 p.m. PST:  Quality, Time and Completion: Developing a Research Plan (Part One), by J. Mark Lowe.

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Did I Get Everything? Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research, by Thomas MacEntee

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 1): Your First Few Legacy Tips, by Geoff Rasmussen


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  How Advertising Brought Our Ancestors to the Midwest, by Annette Burke Lyttle

*  Ancestry.com YouTube Channel:  What's New at Ancestry: January 2018 Edition

*  APG Britain, Ireland and the Isles Chapter YouTube Channel: Panel Discussion

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel:  Tech Tip: Webpage Workaround. How to find a page that's missing

*  MyHeritage YouTube Channel:  Gunvald Meets His Half-Siblings for the First Time Thanks to MyHeritage

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  WACKY Wednesday - Second Life Avatars and Genealogy

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  GenDoc Study Group 14

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, January 5,  2018


FREE Genealogy Research Checklist from Abundant Genealogy

5)  Neat Stuff:


30 Day Time Lapse Video of a Cargo Ship is Stunning

*  Journey Of Man; A Genetic Odyssey! (Spencer Wells)


Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 2 January 2018?



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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 5 January 2018

I received this information from Findmypast this morning:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

There are over 1.4 million new records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;



Search through more than 645,000 records from one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. 'Middlesex, Brompton Cemetery Records' consists of transcripts and images of original documents held at the National Archives in Kew. In many cases, you will find more than one result for your ancestor – a burial register entry and a grave purchase record. Transcripts may reveal a combination of your ancestor's death year, age at death, burial date, burial place and residence. Images may reveal additional details such as the cost of the grave, the owner of the gravesite, who paid for the burial, whether a private or common grave, and your ancestor's occupation.

Brompton Cemetery was opened in 1840 by the West London and Westminster Cemetery Company in response to the shortage of burial spaces in London. It is one of the seven large cemeteries surrounding the capital city, known as the magnificent seven cemeteries, established by private companies. The cemetery is located on the western border of Chelsea and Kensington. There are about 205,000 people buried on the grounds including political activists, inventors, actors, sports champions, Chelsea pensioners, and more.



Were your ancestor's educated in the English county of Cheshire? Search over 423,000 records covering more than 120 schools across the county in this collection of records from FamilySearch. Each record includes a transcript that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's birth date, residence, the name of their father, the name of their school and the date of the original document.



Find out if your ancestor volunteered for the British Red Cross Society during World War 1. Following the start of the 'Great War' in 1914, the British Red Cross joined forces with the Order of St. John Ambulance to form the Joint War committee and Joint War Organisation. They pooled resources and formed Voluntary Aid Detachments (or VADs) with members trained in First Aid, Nursing, Cookery, Hygiene and Sanitation. These detachments all worked under the protection of the Red Cross, working in hospitals, rest stations, work parties and supply centres.

In this index of over 243,000 records, you can discover your ancestor's name, birth year, and rank, as well as the years of their service. This collection has been obtained from the British Red Cross website. Additional information about the records, including images of original VAD cards, can we found on the source website.



Browse through more than 115 records related to deeds, chattel deeds (personal property), and probate case files from Mississippi's Tippah County Courthouse. The records will provide the names of grantors and testators, residences, names of witnesses, and dates of transactions.



Search over 52,000 records Pension and Medal records to find out whether your Irish ancestor served during the Easter Rising or the War of Independence. The collection covers members of the Óglaigh na hÉireann, National Army, Irish Republican Army, Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, or Cumann na mBan.

Transcripts may also reveal your ancestor's birth date, death date (if killed), service number, rank, brigade, division, unit or regiment, medal or award, pension claim or address details. Some may even provide extensive details about the individual's service history and may record whether their claim was successful.



Over 19,000 new records covering Clerkenwell in central London have been added to the Greater London Burials Index. The Index contains over 1.6 million names from more than 300 Anglican and non-conformist parishes in the Greater London area.

Each transcript lists the information found on the original index entry. The amount of information listed varies, but most records will include a combination of the following information about your ancestor; full name (including maiden name if female) birth year, death year, burial date, occupation, denomination, relationship and address.

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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.


Copyright (c) 2017, Randall J. Seaver

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52 Ancestors - Week 208: #287 Elizabeth (Paine) Snow (1702-1772) of Eastham, Massachusetts

 Elizabeth Paine (1702-1772)  is #287 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #286 Jabez Snow (1696-1760) in 1720 in Eastham, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter, #143 Eunice Snow (1722-1816) who married #142  Nathaniel Horton (1721-1771) 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:                        Elizabeth Paine[1–5]
*  Alternate Name:        Elisabeth Snow[6–7,11–12]
*  Alternate Name:         Elizabeth Paine Snow[10]     
*  Sex:                           Female  

*  Father:                      John Paine (1660-1731)  
*  Mother:                    Bennett Freeman (1671-1716)  

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

*  Birth:                        2 June 1702, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[1–3]  
*  Distribution:             19 January 1732 (age 29), father's will proved; Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[6]  
*  Distribution:             5 January 1762 (age 59), widow's dower of real property set off; Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[7]  
*  Death:                       6 July 1772 (age 70), Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[3,8–9]    
*  Burial:                      after 6 July 1772 (after age 70), Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[10]  
*  Probate:                    1 October 1772 (age 70), Letter of administration; Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[11]  
*  Distribution:             9 March 1773 (age 70), widow's dower settlement; Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[12]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Spouse 1:            Jabez Snow (1696-1760)    

*  Marriage 1:         27 October 1720 (age 24), Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States[3-5]    
*  Child 1:              Eunice Snow (1722-1816)    
*  Child 2:              Elizabeth Snow (1730-    )    
*  Child 3:              Jabez Snow (1733-1812)    
*  Child 4:              Joshua Snow (1735-1803)    
*  Child 5:              Edward Snow (1737-    )    
*  Child 6:              Hannah Snow (1740-    )  

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

Elizabeth Paine was born 2 June 1702 in Eastham, Massachusetts, the third daughter and seventh child of John and Bennett (Freeman) Paine[1-3].

She married Jabez Snow (1696-1760) on 27 October 1720 in Eastham[3-5].  They had six children between 1722 and 1740, all recorded in the Eastham town records.

Elizabeth's father, John Paine, wrote his will on 14 July 1731, and it was proved on 19 January 1731/2[6].  He bequeathed an equal portion in quality and quantity of the remaining personal estate to his seven daughters, including Elisabeth Snow.

Her husband, Jabez Snow, wrote a will in 1760 that provided Elizabeth with her widow's dower thirds in real and personal property, and the widow's dower was set off in 1761[7].  However, the estate was insolvent, and the other two-thirds of the real and personal property of Jabez was sold at auction in 1762.  The

Elizabeth Snow died 6 July 1772 in Eastham[3,8-9], and was buried in Cove Burying Ground in Eastham[10].

When Elizabeth died in 1772, her one-third portion of her husband's real estate was sold at auction - the settlement of the portion was approved by the Court on 9 March 1773[12].  The personal estate of Elisabeth Snow was filed for administration on 1 October 1772 in Barnstable County Probate Court, and the Court appointed Edmund Hawes to be the administrator[11].  An inventory of the personal estate was taken by Gideon Freeman, Josiah Merrick and David Doane on 7 October 1772, and totaled  £18 17s 8d.  The Account of the administrator totaled £13 8s 10d, and was approved by the Court on 9 March 1773.

5)  SOURCES
 
1. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Orleans and Eastham Records," page 319 (image 168 of 185), Elizabeth Paine birth entry.

2. 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 37, Elisabeth Paine birth entry.

3. John D. Austin, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume Six: Stephen Hopkins (Plymouth, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2001, 3rd Edition), page 184, Elizabeth Paine sketch.

4. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org :, Barnstable County, Eastham, Orleans, "Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1701-1796," page 36 (image 26 of 126), Jabez Snow and Elizabeth Paine marriage entry.

5. Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans, page 66, Jabez Snow Jr. and Elizabeth Paine marriage entry.

6. "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 6 December 2016), Barnstable County > "Probate and Guardianship Records, Vol. 3-6, 1720-1747," Volume 5, pages 13-17 (images 462-464 of 882), 1731 will and inventory of John Paine;  Original data from Barnstable County [Mass.] Probate Court clerk books.

7. "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Barnstable County, Probate Records, Volume 12, 1759-1774, pages 177-179, Jabez Snow, 1762 dower set off, insolvent report, account, and dividend.

8. Col. Leonard H. Smith, Jr. and Norma H. Smith, Vital Records of the Towns of Eastham and Orleans, page 66, Deacon Snow wife death entry.

9. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,"  FamilySearch , Barnstable County, Eastham, Orleans, "Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1701-1796," page 36 (image 26 of 126),  Deacon Snow's wife death entry.

10. Jim Tipton, indexed database, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Mass., Elizabeth Paine Snow memorial # 74075723.

11. "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Barnstable County > Probate Records, Vol. 14- 16, 1763-1785 and Probate Records, Vol. 17-19, 1769-1793:  Volume 16, page 29 (image 479 of 553), 1772 Letter of administration; Volume 17, page 56 (image 35 of 392), 1773 Inventory; Volume 17, page 157 (image 87 of 392), 1773 Account of estate of Elisabeth  Snow; Original data from Barnstable County [Mass.] Probate Court clerk books.

12. "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Barnstable County, Probate Records, Volume 17, page 59, Jabez Snow, 1773 widow's dower settlement and dividend.

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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 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.


Copyright (c) 2018, Randall J. Seaver


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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Seavers in the News -- Abbie G. Seaver Dies in 1915

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 Sacramento [Calif.] Union newspaper dated Saturday, 10 July 1915
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The transcription of this article is:

"Hold Funeral for Mrs. Seaver Today

"AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 9 -- The remains of Mrs. Abbie G. Seaver, widow of the late C.P. Seaver of Applegate, arrived from the East yesterday.  Funeral services will be held this Saturday morning at 10:15 o'clock from the Walsh-Keene undertaking parlors, Rev. W.C. Harriott officiating.

"Deceased died June 26 at Everet, Mass., while visiting relatives there.  She was the aunt of Mrs. G.C. Hepburn of Applegate and a thoroughly good woman, whose hospitable home was enjoyed by many and whose deeds of charity were distributed freely and unselfishly."

The source citation for this article is:

"Hold Funeral for Mrs. Seaver Today," obituary, Sacramento [Calif.] Union newspaper, 10 July 1915, page 7, column 6, Abbie G. Seaver obituary; digital image, California Digital Newspaper Collection (https://cdnc.ucr.edu/ : accessed 4 January 2018).

There is only one useful clue to identify this Abbie G. Seaver - she is the widow of C.P. Seaver.  

I found Abigail Ann (Wood) Seaver (1838-1915) in my RootsMagic family tree database, the wife of Charles Preston Seaver (1833-1914), who was born September 1838 in Windham, Vemront, and died 26 June 1915 in Everett, Massachusetts.  Charles Preston Seaver was born on 25 March 1833 in Moretown, Vermont to Josiah Willis and Sarah (Hollis) Seaver, and died 9 April 1914 in Auburn, California.  They married 7 July 1858 in Marshfield, Vermont.  I don't have any children listed for this couple, and there are none attributed to Abbie in the 1900 U.S. Census in Placer County, California.


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Tamura Jones's "Genealogy 2017" and "GeneAwards for 2017"

Tamura Jones is a longtime commentator on the genealogy industry and software, on his Modern Software Experience website.  He is blunt and objective, which are excellent traits for a commentator.

Each year, Tamura provides a genealogy industry summary covering the industry players, software, online trees, and more.  The 2017 summary is in Genealogy 2017.


The GeneAwards 2017 post highlights the best and worst genealogy software, products, new technology and organization of 2017:

Read both of these articles.  Do you agree or disagree?  Why?

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1936 San Diego High School Yearbooks Entry for Betty Carringer - Post 397 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It'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 1936 San Diego High School yearbook page for my mother, Betty Carringer:


And the record for her entry:



The transcription for her entry is:

"CARRINGER, Betty
S atisfied when on Annual Staff
D estined to go to State College
H ails from Roosevelt Junior High School
S pecializes in art work

She was the Art Editor on the yearbook staff.  Here is her photo from that page, with her autograph:


The source citation for the photograph page above is:

"U.S. Yearbooks, 1890-1979," MyHeritage (http://www.myheritage.com : accessed 3 January 2018), School yearbook, "Gray Castle," San Diego High School, June 1936, page 28, Betty Carringer entry.

One of her lifetime friends was on the same page as her - Virginia Charnock.

It was fun leafing through this yearbook for photos and descriptions of my mother.  She was indexed on three pages, and I found her on two more.

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