Saturday, April 28, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 22 to 28 April 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 28 April 2018, there were 2,313 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):


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

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Italy, Mantova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1496-1906   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1934580); 300,283 indexed records with 855,316 record images (was 300,283 records with 855,316 images), Updated 25 Apr 2018

*  Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2138481); 277,809 indexed records with 3,208,809 record images (was 265,815 records with 3,208,809 images), Updated 24 Apr 2018

*  England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1416598); 188,222 indexed records with 301,305 record images (was 188,222 records with 301,305 images), Updated 27 Apr 2018

*  Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016); 2,056,947 indexed records with 266,976 record images (was 946,247 records with 142,529 images), Updated 26 Apr 2018

*  Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1987564); 796,767 indexed records with 942,817 record images (was 796,767 records with 942,817 images), Updated 25 Apr 2018

*  Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460); 806,588 indexed records with 5,864,285 record images (was 748,787 records with 5,864,285 images), Updated 26 Apr 2018

*  Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999173); 106,473 indexed records with 254,406 record images (was 97,947 records with 254,406 images), Updated 26 Apr 2018

*  Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1709399); 1,175,750 indexed records with 345,859 record images (was 1,175,750 records with 345,859 images), Updated 24 Apr 2018

*  Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2246703); 107,942 indexed records with 105,781 record images (was 107,942 records with 105,781 images), Updated 24 Apr 2018

*  Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2613135); 213,119 indexed records with 6,913 record images (was 201,371 records with 6,080 images), Updated 25 Apr 2018

*  Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1929   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2013532); 417,032 indexed records with 2,022,109 record images (was 417,032 records with 2,022,109 images), Updated 23 Apr 2018

*  Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913397); 491,966 indexed records with 240,799 record images (was 491,966 records with 240,799 images), Updated 26 Apr 2018

*  Italy, Torino, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1802-1813    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935457); Browse 58,319 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 58,319 images), Updated 26 Apr 2018

*  Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1582573); 878,042 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 878,042 records with 5,100,470 images), Updated 21 Apr 2018

*  Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2341913); 177,488 indexed records with 112,568 record images (was 177,488 records with 112,568 images), Updated 24 Apr 2018

*  Italy, Roma, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1863-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2390532); Browse 4,195,531 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 4,195,531 images), Updated 27 Apr 2018

*  Italy, Agrigento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1865 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2480962); Browse 1,218,927 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 1,218,927 images), Updated 27 Apr 2018

*  Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1554443); 13,867,588 indexed records with 1,624,867 record images (was 13,867,588 records with 1,624,867 images), Updated 26 Apr 2018

*  Russia, Samara Church Books 1748-1934   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807365); 1,843,816 indexed records with 1,909,956 record images (was 1,836,325 records with 1,909,956 images), Updated 26 Apr 2018

--- Collections with new records ---

*  Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2487287); 34,289 indexed records with 1 record images (was 0 records with 1 images),  24 Jun 2015


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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 and use a keyword (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 - The Weather On the Day You Were Born

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)  Have you ever wondered what the weather was like on the day you were born?  Was it a bright, sunny day, or a wet and windy dreary day?


2)  Go to the website http://weather.sumofus.org/ and follow the directions.  Put in your birthdate and birthplace and find out what the weather was on that day. [Note that it only goes back to 1901.]

3)  For extra credit :), find out the weather when your parents and your spouse(s) were born.

4)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on social media.  Please leave a link on this post so we can see what you found.

Here's mine:

*  I was born on 23 October 1943 in San Diego, California.  According to the site, it was:



*  My father was born on 15 October 1911 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  The weather was:



*  My mother was born on 30 July 1919 in San Diego, California.  The weather was:



*  My wife was born on 3 December 1942 in San Francisco, California.  The weather was:



These were all glorious days in my family history!  Now I can weave this information into their biographies.


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Surname Saturday -- PERKINS (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 #2109 who is Thankslord PERKINS (1612-1675). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this PERKINS 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)


130.  Samuel Whitney (1719-1782)
131.  Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783)

262.  John Fletcher (1692-1749)
263.  Mary Goble (1694-1734)


526.  Thomas Goble (1656-1724)
527.  Sarah Shepard (1657-1746)


1054.  John Shepard (1637-1699)
1055.  Sarah Goble (1638-1717)

2108.  Ralph Shepard, born before 03 June 1606 in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England; died before 11 September 1693 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 21 May 1632 in St. Bride Fleet Street, London, England.
2109.  Thankslord Perkins, born before 20 June 1612 in Stepney, Middlesex, England; died after 28 March 1675 in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Ralph Shepard and Thankslord Perkins are:

*  Sarah Shepard, born before 06 August 1633 in Stepney, Middlesex, England.
*  Thomas Shepard, born about 1635 in probably Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 29 September 1719 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; married (1) Hannah Ensign 19 November 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born before 06 July 1640 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died 14 March 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; married (2) Joanna White about 1700 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; born about 1640 in Dorset, England; died 08 August 1709 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
* John Shepard, born 26 October 1637 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 15 December 1699 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Sarah Goble before 1661 in probably Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Isaac Shepard, born 20 June 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 February 1677 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Mary Smedley 10 December 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 07 June 1648 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 22 September 1697 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States.
*  Trial Shepard, born 19 December 1641 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died after 1704 in probably Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Walter Power 11 March 1661 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born about 1639 in Waterford, Ireland; died 22 February 1708 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Abraham Shepard, born Abt. 1647 in Massachusetts, United States; died 22 February 1716 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Judith Philbrook 02 January 1673 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 1648 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 22 February 1715 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Thanks Shepard, born 10 February 1651 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 1733 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Peter Dill 13 October 1669 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 1645 in England; died 13 August 1692 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

*  Jacob Shepard, born June 1653 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 February 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Some sources say that Thankslord Perkins was the daughter of Thomas Perkins of London.  

I have no sources for the parents or siblings of Thankslord Perkins.  The Ralph Shepard family is treated in:

* John Brooks Threlfall, Twenty-six Great Migration Colonists to New England and Their Origins,   (Madison, Wis. : the author, 1993), pages 275-282.

*  Robert Charles Anderson (editor), The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), pages 262-269. 

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 27 April 2018


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

1)  News Articles:


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New Professional Genealogy:  Preparation, Practice & Standards book released

*  Work is Underway at NYG&B on a Guide to New York’s State Archives

 Report: Police used genealogy sites to track down serial killer suspect

*  New England Historic Genealogical Society Publishes “2020—Your Guide to the Mayflower 400th Anniversary”

*  FGS 2018 Registration Is Open

2)  Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 27 April 2018

*  New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 23, 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for May 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 2 May, 11 a.m. PDT:  Special Appearance by the Founder and CEO of MyHeritage, with Gilad Japhet


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: Verifying Information You Find Online, by Marian Pierre-Louis


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Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Beyond The Obituary: Finding Alternative Sources for Your Ancestors' Deaths, by Shannon Combs-Bennett

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Researching Your Oregon Ancestors, by Tessa Keough

*  Family Tree Magazine Podcast:  All About Ancestry.com: Podcast Episode 119

*  23andMe YouTube Channel:  23andMe LIVE | DNA Day Broadcast

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  AmericaGen Study Group - Chapter 4 Evidence

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube Channel:  The Archive Lady - Did Someone Else Leave a Paper Trail for Your Ancestors?

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  Build a Family Tree Quickly From One Record - A Gravestone

*  Jennifer Holik YouTube Channel:  New way to look at timelines

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel:  Awesome Mobile Apps for Genealogy and Family History - Apple and Android

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube Channel:  Relative Race Season 3 Episode 8 and Long Lost Family

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, April 27,  2018


5)  Neat Stuff:

 Two Centuries of U.S. Immigration


Mystery solved: Newspaper story, DNA test lead brothers to family history

How the Log Cabin Became an American Symbol

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 24 April 2018?


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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 27 April 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

There are over 544,000 new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:

Scots-Irish In North America Histories

Explore 12 fascinating publications on the Scotch-Irish in North America. Covering a variety of date ranges and regions, these publications will enable you to learn more about the history of the Ulster Scots and their descendants in the United States and Canada. The digital images in this collection are presented in PDF form and were taken from the following publications:

  • The Scotch-Irish in America, 1915 by Henry Jones Ford, professor of politics at Princeton University
  • The Scotch-Irish in Canada by the Rev. Stuart Acheson, M.A.
  • The Scotch-Irish in East Tennessee by Judge Oliver P. Temple
  • The Scotch-Irish in South-Western Pennsylvania by S. T. Wiley.
  • The Scotch-Irish of California by Terence Masterson
  • The Scotch-Irish of Kentucky by Judge William Lindsay
  • Officers and Members of the Scotch-Irish Society of America, 1891
  • Patriotism of the Scotch-Irish by Professor George MacLoskie
  • The Scotch-Irish of the Bench and Bar by A. E. Stevenson
  • The Scotch-Irish People, Their Influence in the Formation of the Government of the United States
  • The Scotch-Irish Race Among the Nations by Rev. Thomas Murphy
  • The Scotch-Irish in the General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America by David Steele, D. D.

Surrey Baptisms

Explore a brand new collection of more than 476,000 transcripts of original parish records created by the West Surrey Family History Society. The collection covers 180 parishes across the county and spans the years 1538 to 1901.

Each transcript will reveal a combination of your ancestor's baptism date, baptism place, birth date, the names of their parents, their parents' residence and occupations.

Yorkshire Burials

Over 1,000 new additions covering the parish of St Thomas in the Brightside area of Sheffield have been added to our collection of Yorkshire Burials.

Each record contains a transcript and many include an image of the original record. Transcripts will reveal a combination of your ancestor's age at death, birth year and burial date.

PERiodical Source Index

This month, we've added 35,148 images and 10,448 article entries to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). The new additions have been added to the following publications:

  • American Monthly Magazine, covering missing issues in volumes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 26, and 27 (1894-1905)
  • County Louth Archaeological Society Journal, covering volume 3 (1912)
  • Devon and Cornwall—Notes and Queries, covering volumes 1-12 (1900-1923)
  • Hawaiian Historical Society Annual Report, covering volumes 1-30 (1893-1922)
  • Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, covering volumes 1-31 (1890-1923)
  • Vermont Historical Society Proceedings (1860-1923)
  • Waterloo Historical Society Annual Report, covering volumes 4, 7, and 11 (1916-1923)
  • Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto Transactions, covering volume 7 (1907)

Irish Newspapers

Over 17,000 new articles and two brand new titles, the Lurgan Mail and the Irish Citizen have been added to our collection of historical Irish newspapers.

The Lurgan Mail was founded in 1889 by Lewis Robert Richardson in Lurgan, County Armagh. This weekly tabloid covered local new from the town as well as nearby towns such as Waringstown and others in Craigavon Borough area. The Irish Citizen was founded in 1912 by the Irish Women's Franchise League to promote pacifist and suffragist views.

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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) 2018, Randall J. Seaver

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52 Ancestors - Week 224: #315 Mary (Bouden) Richards (1705-1755) of Lynn and Southborough, Massachusetts

Mary (Bouden) Richards is #315 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #314 Joseph Richards  in 1726 in Lynn, Massachusetts.


I am descended through:

*  their daughter #157 Mary Richards (1733-????) who had a relationship with   #156 Isaac Buck (1732-?????) in 1757.
*  their son, #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) married #79 Martha Phillips (1764-????) in 1780.
*  their daughter, #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882 married  #38 Thomas J. Newton (ca 178800-????) in about 1834.
*  their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) 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 Bouden[1–2]    
*  Alternate Name:      Mary Richards[3]

*  Sex:                         Female    

*  Father:                    Michael Bouden (1673-1741)    
*  Mother:                  Sarah Davis (1676-1754)  

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

*  Birth:                     19 July 1705 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1]    

*  Distribution:          16 August 1748 (age 43), husband's will proved; Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States[3]    

*  Death:                    about 1755 (about age 50), Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States  

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

*  Spouse 1:             Joseph Richards (1703-1748)    
*  Marriage 1:          5 May 1726 (about age 23), Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[2]    

*  Child 1:               William Richards (1729-1794)    
*  Child 2:               Joseph Richards (1731-    )    
*  Child 3:               Mary Richards (1733-    )    
*  Child 4:               Ebenezer Richards (1738-1807)    
*  Child 5:               Martha Richards (1740-    )    
*  Child 6:               John Richards (1742-1840)    
*  Child 7:               Hannah Richards (1744-1841)    
*  Child 8:               Esther Richards (1746-1847)  

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

Mary Bouden was born on 19 July 1705 in Lynn, Massachusetts, the fifth child and fourth daughter of twelve children of Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bouden[1].

Mary married Joseph Richards on 5 May 1726 in Lynn[2].  He was the son of Crispus and Sarah (Collins) Richards of Lynn.  They had two children recorded in Lynn, and the family moved to Southborough, Massachusetts with several other Lynn families in about 1732, and had six more children born there and recorded in the town records, the last in 1746. 

Joseph Richards died on 4 June 1748 in Southborough, leaving his widow with eight children ranging in age from 18 to 2.  Mary was provided for in her husband's will, and was bequeathed[3]:
"I Give & Bequeath to Mary my Dearly Beloved wife the whole of all of any moveable Estate after all my Debts & Funeral Charges are paid of all Sorts both ye Indoor and outdoor moveables Including all my Creatures of all sorts and I also Give her the whole Benefit & Improvement of all my Lands untill my Son Joseph Richards arive to the age of Twenty one years and her Lawfull Right of Thirds in the same Dureing Life or as She and they to whom the said Land herein Given Shall agree."
When the named executor, Thomas Graves, declined the position, Mary (Bouden) Richards was appointed the administratrix of her husband's estate.  The will was proved on 16 August 1748[3].

There is no extant death record for Mary (Bouden) Richards.  She may have died in about 1755, probably in Southborough where her children resided.  There are no known burial records for Joseph or Mary (Bouden) Richards.  There are no known probate records for Mary Richards.  

5)  SOURCES

1. Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1906), 2 Volumes, Volume 1, Births, page 56, Mary Bouden entry.

2. Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849, Volume 2, Marriages, page 327, Joseph Richards and Mary Bouden entry, 1726.

3. "Worcester County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1731-1881," digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org), Probate Packet 50,155 (11 images), Joseph Richards of Southborough, 1748; original records in Worcester County, Mass. probate court.

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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, April 26, 2018

Seavers in the News- William Nathanael Seaver Dies in 1960

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 Boston [Mass.] Herald newspaper dated 18 July 1960:


The transcription of this article is:


"W.N. Seaver Dead at 82

"Librarian at MIT From 1925 to 1947

"William Nathanael Seaver, 82, librarian emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died last night.

"He lived at 141 Warwick Rd., Melrose.

"He was librarian at M.I.T. from 1925 until retirement in 1947.  A native of Melrose, Mr. Seaver was graduated from Harvard University cum laude in 1900 and joined the staff of The Library Journal  and Publishers Weekly.

"AIDED BRAZIL
From 1910 to 1918 he was on the staff of the New York Public Library and from 1920 to 1924 he was librarian of the Woburn Public Library.  He became assistant librarian at M.I.T. in 1924 and remained in that position while the library grew and became one of the leading science and engineering libraries in the nation.

"After retirement, he spent three years planning a library for the Instituto Tecnico de Auronautica near Sao Paulo, Brazil.  During World War I, he was a delegate for the Library War Service of the American Library Association at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, later transferring to the dispatch office at Newport News, Va.  There he had charge of the collection of books and periodicals for servicemen overseas.

"Mr. Seaver was a member of the Massachusetts Library Club and editor of its bulletin from 1921 to 1929.  He was a member of the American Library Association, the Special Libraries Association, the New England Association of College Libraries, and Delta Upsilon.

"SERVICES WEDNESDAY
He was also active in the Melrose Unitarian Church and the Laymen's League.  He was a descendant of John Aden and Mary Chilton.

"He leaves his wife, the former Inez Mildred Waite of Woodstock, Vt.; three daughters, Mrs. Norman R. Anderson of Towson, Md.; Mrs. Donald G. Harrington of Endicott, N.Y.; and Mrs. Richard Kimball of Lexington, and nine grandchildren.

"Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Unitarian Church, Melrose."

The source citation for this article is:

"W.N. Seaver Dead at 82
Boston [Mass.] Herald, 18 July 1960, page 8, column 4, William Nathanel Seaver obituary; online image, GenealogyBank (www.genealogybank.com: accessed 19 April 2018), Newspaper Archives collection.
William Nathanael Seaver (1877-1960) was the son of Nathaniel and Marietta Mills (White) Seaver.  He married Inez Mildred Waite (1893-1974) on 23 September 1922 in Woodstick, Vermont.  They has the three daughters mentioned in the obituary:


*  Priscilla Waite Seaver (1923-1969), who married Norman Roy Anderson.
*  Anne Codman Seaver (1927-2013), who married Donald George Harrison in 1950.
*  Martha Lawrence Seaver (1932-????) who married Richard Kimball in 1953.

I corresponded with Martha (Seaver) Kimball about her Seaver families in the 1990s.  

I had all of these persons in my RootsMagic family tree database, but I did not have the biographical material or photograph for William Nathanael Seaver.

William Nathanael Seaver (1877-1960)  is my 6th cousin 4 times removed.  Our common ancestor is Robert and Elizabeth (Ballard) Seaver, the immigrants to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1633-4.

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1705 Birth Record of Mary Bouden in Lynn, Mass. - Post 409 for 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 1705 birth record of Mary Bouden and her siblings in the Lynn, Massachusetts vital record book:



The Bouden children record is:



The transcription of this record is:

"BOUDEN, Benjamin, s. Michall and Sarah, Feb. 1, 1721-2
BOUDEN, Ebenezer, s. Michall and Sarah, Aug. 6, 1716
BOUDEN, Francis, s. Michall and Sarah, June 1, 1701.
BOUDEN, Hanah, d. Michall and Sarah, Aug. 15, 1707
BOUDEN, John, s. Michall and Sarah, July 29, 1709.
BOUDEN, Liddia, d. Michall and Sarah, Aug. 15, 1712.
BOUDEN, Martha, d. twin, Michall and Sarah, July 19, 1705.
BOUDEN, Mary, d. twin, Michall and Sarah, July 19, 1705.
BOUDEN, Michail, s. Michall and Sarah, Sept. 6, 1714
BOUDEN, Sarah, d. Michall and Sarah, Dec. 16, 1702
BOUDEN, Susanna, d. Michall and Sarah, Sept. 13, 1699.
BOUDEN, Susanna, d. Michall and Sarah, Oct. 29, 1717."

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1906), 2 Volumes, Births, page 56, Mary Bouden, 1705.

Mary Bouden (1705-1755) was the daughter of Michael Bouden and Sarah Davis of Lynn.  She married Joseph Richards (1703-1748), who was the son of Crispus Richards and Sarah Collins of Lynn, Mass.   Joseph and Mary (Bouden) Richards had eight children between 1730 and 1746.  

Joseph Richards and Mary Bouden are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their daughter Mary Richards (1733-????) who had a relationship with Isaac Buck (1732-????).

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