Monday, September 23, 2019

Amanuensis Monday -- 1824 Quitclaim Deed Nathan Gates to Jabez Fairbank in Gardner, Massachusetts

This week's document for Amanuensis Monday is an 1824 deed of  Nathan Gates quitclaiming land to Jabez Fairbank in Gardner, Massachusetts in the Worcester County, Massachusetts Land Records: 

[Volume 237, pages 614-615]

The transcription of this deed is:

[page 614 near bottom of left-hand page]

[in left margin]

Gates Nathan
to 
Jabez Fairbank

[body of text]

Know all men by these presents that I Nathan Gates of Westminster

in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts yeoman in
Consideration of one dollar paid me by Jabez Fairbank of Gardner in said
County yeoman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge do hereby grant
sell and quitclaim unto the said Fairbank his heirs and assigns all
my right title claim and demand in and unto a certain tract of land
lying and being in the Southeasterly part of Gardner aforesaid contain-

[page 615]

ing sixty acres be the same more or less and is bounded as follows (to wit) begin-
ning at the Northeasterly corner of said land at a stake and stones thence
Westerly to a stake and stones being the Southwest corner of John Miles ^land^ thence
Northerly to a heap of stones the Southeast corner of land of the said Gates,
sold to the said Miles thence Westerly to a heap of stones on the line of
the Edgell land so called, thence Southerly to a stake and stones in the
bend of the wall near a well thence Southerly to a stake and stones about
a rod and a half West of the river thence Southerly to a heap of stones and
stump thence Westerly to a stake and stones at the road thence Easterly
bounding on said road to a heap of stones in the fence thence Southerly bounding on
said road to a heap of stones the corner of Aaron Woods land thence
north 76-1/4°  East twenty five rods three links to a heap of stones thence
South 61-1/2°  East 18 rods to a heap of stones thence North 44-1/4°  East 15 rods
to a hemlock thence North 16-1/2°  East 16 rods and 20 links to a stake and
stones then North 63°  East 9 rods to a heap of stones thence Northerly 43 
rods to a stake and stones thence Northerly to a hemlock tree marked
being the corner of fourth division lands thence a straight line to the bounds
first mentioned with the buildings thereon standing said land is the
greater part under improvement and is all the land that said Gates owns
in said town the privilege to pass and repass forever through the land
which I sold and conveyed to John Miles of said Gardner which privi-
lege was reserved to me and my assigns forever in said Deed is hereby
conveyed to said Fairbank and his assigns reference to be had to said
Deed for the terms and conditions of said privilege.  The road through 
said land is not here conveyed any thing in this deed to the contrary not
withstanding.  To have and to hold the same to the said Fair-
bank his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof forever
and I do covenant to warrant and defend said granted and quitclaim-
ed premises to the said Fairbank his heirs and assigns forever against
the lawful claims and demands of all persons claiming by or under
me.  In witness whereof I the said Nathan Gates and Abigail
Gates Wife of the said Nathan in token of her relinquishing her right
of dower or allimony in the above described premises have hereunto
set our hands and seals this twenty sixth day of June in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four.

Signed sealed and delivered                             Nathan Gates   {seal}
in presence of us                                               Abigail Gates   {seal}
Edward Kendall    }  Worcester ss June 26^th 1824 then the above named
Jonas White           }  Nathan Gates acknowledged the above instrument
to be his free act and Deed.  Before me  Edward Kendall Just of Peace
Rec^d  August 3^d 1824  Ent^d & Exam^d By  Art^s Ward  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 (https://familysearch.org : accessed 13 January 2015), Worcester County, "Deeds, 1824, Vol. 237-238," Volume 237, Pages 614-615, image 319 of 619, Quitclaim Deed of Nathan Gates to Jabez Fairbank, 1824; citing records in land offices and county courthouses, statewide, Massachusetts.


This is the last deed that I found in the Worcester County Deed Records for Nathan Gates.  He sold this tract of land in Gardner for $1 in a quitclaim deed to Jabez Fairbank.  At the time of this 1824 deed, Nathan Gates was "of Westminster" so he probably was not living on this land.  Earlier, he had sold the same tract of land to Jabez Fairbank in 1811 for $1000.  There is no mortgage claim in the earlier deed, and no other deed wherein Jabez Fairbank or another person sells the land back to Nathan Gates.  

Jabez Fairbank (1784-1833) and his wife Abigail (Seaver) Fairbank (1786-1817, married in 1808, and they had two children; she was the daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Whitney) Seaver, whose son Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) married Abigail Gates (1797-1867) in 1816, daughter of Nathan Gates and Abigail Knowlton).  So Jabez Fairbank and Nathan Gates were "extended family" or "kinfolk" but were not directly related.  

When Jabez Fairbank's wife, Abigail, died in 1817 leaving two small children, it is possible that Nathan and Abigail (Knowlton) Gates went to live with him in 1817, being extended family.  It is possible that Jabez Fairbank supported Nathan and Abigail (Knowlton) Gates for some period of time.  Perhaps there is an unrecorded deed for this tract of land wherein Jabez Fairbank borrowed money from Nathan Gates, and this quitclaim deed was used to forgive the loan.  

Nathan Gates (1767-1830), who married Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855) in 1790, is my 4th great-grandfather.  I am descended from their daughter, Abigail Gates (1797-1867) who married Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) in 1817.

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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, September 22, 2019

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 15 to 21 September 2019

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:


Archives of Michigan New Website! by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy.

Discovering Fiction by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist.

*  Sometimes You Just Get Lucky by Debby Warner Anderson on Debby's Family Genealogy Blog.

Big Changes at DNA.Land by Leah Larkin on The DNA Geek.

This Chart Finds Hidden Relationships in Your Family Tree by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree.

My New Siegel Family by Melanie McComb on Vita Brevis.

The Archive Lady: Genealogy Research in a Burned County by Melissa Barker on Abundant Genealogy.

Online Family Trees and Why I Have Succumbed by Janet Few on The History Interpreter.

How Genealogy Checklists Will Improve Your Research by Prudence on Fuzzy Ink Stationery.

2019 Genealogy Cruise by J. Paul Hawthorne on GeneaSpy.

*  Genealogy 101: Understanding Terms Found in Land Records by Gena Philibert-Ortega on GenealogyBank Blog.

Who is In a Cluster? By Dana Leeds on DanaLeeds.com.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

*  Friday Fossicking - 20th Sept 2019 by Crissouli on That Moment in Time.


This Week's Creme de la Creme -- September 21, 2019  by Gail Dever on Genealogy a la Carte,

Saturday Serendipity by John D. Tew on Filiopietism Prism.  Welcome back!


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 currently am 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 and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 15 to 21 September 2019

The following record collections were listed on the Ancestry Card Catalog list on Ancestry.com during the period from 15 to 21 September 2019 

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Quintana Roo, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1867-1902; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Guerrero, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1863-1954; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1859-1947; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Yucatan, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1861-1939; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Queretaro, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1866-1937; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Hidalgo, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1861-1948; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Guerrero, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1860-1947; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Chihuahua, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1861-1947; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Yucatan, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1861-1950; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Tlaxcala, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1867-1937; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Hidalgo, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1861-1967; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Tlaxcala, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1867-1937; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Chihuahua, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1861-1987; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1859-1962; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Sonora, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1862-1987; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Yucatan, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1861-1988; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Quintana Roo, Mexico, Civil Registration Deaths, 1866-1902; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Quintana Roo, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1866-1902; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Sonora, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1857-1950; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Hidalgo, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1861-1967; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Sonora, Mexico, Civil Registration Births, 1866-1948; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Queretaro, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1866-1957; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/18/2019

Hessen-Nassau, Germany, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1692-1903; no record index with record images, Updated 9/17/2019

London, England, Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records, 1738-1926; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/16/2019

Coahuila, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/16/2019

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The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at    http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,689 collections available as of 21 September, an increase of  -1 from last week.   It appears they removed one record collection last week.  Or counted wrong. 


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Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  Ancestry.com 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, September 21, 2019

Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 15 to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019, there were 2,584 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

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

--- Collections Added   ---

Kansas, Grant County, Census Records, 1895-1982 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288444); Index only, no images, ADDED 17 Sep 2019

Italy, Verona, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1630-1942    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016225); Index only, no images, ADDED 19 Sep 2019

Italy, Matera, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1925    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2819382); Index only, no images, ADDED 18 Sep 2019

Italy, Belluno, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1939239); Index only, no images, ADDED 18 Sep 2019

--- Collections Updated ---

New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 94,301 indexed records with 1,029 record images (was 94,240 records with 1,027 images), Updated 20 Sep 2019

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 16,636 indexed records with 1,078 record images (was 16,375 records with 1,062 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

Texas, Cooke County, Deeds, 1895-1924   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2804974); 32,703 indexed records with 29,072 record images (was 32,703 records with 29,063 images), Updated 18 Sep 2019

Alabama, Jefferson County Circuit Court Papers, 1870-1916       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1548510); 30,070 indexed records with 283,698 record images (was 0 records with 283,698 images), Updated 16 Sep 2019

Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1866   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718545); Browse 4,543,698 Images only, no index (was 627 records with 627 images), Updated 18 Sep 2019

Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922410); 4,343 indexed records with 134,797 record images (was 4,024 records with 134,797 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3163400); 120,038 indexed records with 2,993 record images (was 117,494 records with 2,985 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

Colorado, Jefferson County, Wheat Ridge, Crown Hill Cemetery Records, 1900-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3235393); 26,150 indexed records with 1,254 record images (was 0 records with 2,111 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration, 1925-1995        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2765317); 2,055,964 indexed records with 2,010,002 record images (was 2,055,765 records with 2,009,803 images), Updated 19 Sep 2019

Alabama, Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3264362); 1,164 indexed records with 1,161 record images (was 0 records with 21 images), Updated 17 Sep 2019

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 152,807 indexed records with 27,223 record images (was 104,700 records with 17,157 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949338); Index only (5,069,617 records), no images (was 5,069,617 records with 0 images), Updated 20 Sep 2019

Italy, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1871-1942       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2141952); 120,752 indexed records with 1,637,660 record images (was 120,752 records with 92,424 images), Updated 18 Sep 2019

United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2061540); 532,611 indexed records with 707,724 record images (was 483,185 records with 707,724 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,153,315 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,153,315 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 20 Sep 2019

Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992433); 8,879 indexed records with 6,567 record images (was 3,174 records with 6,567 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

United States Census, 1880      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683); 50,471,461 indexed records with 1,080,487 record images (was 50,471,461 records with 1,080,474 images), Updated 19 Sep 2019

Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3398461); 39,099 indexed records with 39,068 record images (was 11,987 records with 11,986 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790181); 11,346,687 indexed records with 1,709,697 record images (was 10,301,574 records with 1,504,762 images), Updated 17 Sep 2019

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cemetery Records, 1845 - 1960       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155912); 193,352 indexed records with 39,613 record images (was 193,255 records with 39,609 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326815); 148,016 indexed records with 2,501 record images (was 143,106 records with 2,419 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417475); 6,959,032 indexed records with 6,959,032 record images (was 6,959,032 records with 6,959,032 images), Updated 20 Sep 2019

Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242886); 175,754 indexed records with 21,950 record images (was 175,740 records with 21,950 images), Updated 19 Sep 2019

Missouri, Jackson County Voter Registration Records, 1928-1956  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1992425); 458,118 indexed records with 61,961 record images (was 458,138 records with 61,961 images), Updated 17 Sep 2019

Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2242825); 9,063 indexed records with 27,717 record images (was 8,881 records with 27,717 images), Updated 20 Sep 2019

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936); 5,664,334 indexed records with 3,680,369 record images (was 5,664,334 records with 3,505,112 images), Updated 19 Sep 2019

Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016195); 8,576,264 indexed records with 5,387,756 record images (was 8,413,558 records with 5,387,756 images), Updated 19 Sep 2019

Germany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016); Browse 835,572 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 752,454 images), Updated 16 Sep 2019

Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 16,609 indexed records with 8,304 record images (was 10,994 records with 5,505 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

South Africa, Natal, Passenger Lists, 1860-1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3038342); Browse 6,701 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 4,912 images), Updated 16 Sep 2019

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 288 indexed records with 1,108 record images (was 116 records with 712 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

United States, Cemetery Abstracts       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2579610); 468,634 indexed records with 69,349 record images (was 288,877 records with 16,496 images), Updated 17 Sep 2019

Italy, Avellino, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1947  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2484771); 5,430 indexed records with 3,099,458 record images (was 5,430 records with 5,430 images), Updated 18 Sep 2019

Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 4,392 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 0 records with 708,628 images), Updated 21 Sep 2019

--- Collections with new images ---

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,678,119 indexed records with 1,676,683 record images (was 1,678,119 records with 1,676,681 images),  16 Mar 2019

Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015626); 3,503,512 indexed records with 8,060,529 record images (was 3,503,512 records with 8,058,833 images),  14 Mar 2019

Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2778600); 883,350 indexed records with 5,575 record images (was 883,350 records with 5,548 images),  30 Jul 2019

South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 439,965 indexed records with 316,352 record images (was 439,965 records with 315,414 images),  3 May 2019

Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2849548); 743,126 indexed records with 741,019 record images (was 743,126 records with 740,963 images),  22 May 2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2998108); 781,045 indexed records with 779,019 record images (was 781,045 records with 779,807 images),  6 Aug 2019

France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,097,802 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,099,653 images),  28 Mar 2018

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,043,205 indexed records with 194,182 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 206,456 images),  12 Sep 2019

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,657 records), no images (was 875,610,658 records with 0 images),  17 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 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 -- Your Best Genealogy Humor

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) We're supposed to have fun doing this - show us your best genealogy humor - joke, cartoon, story, etc.  The more the merrier!

4)  Share your genealogy funny in your own blog post, on Facebook, and leave a link to it in the comments.


Here's mine (I can't do just one...):

1)  Truth:

2)  Funny:


3)  Impressive:

4)  Horror Story:

I have a lot more - I've been collecting for over 20 years.

Come on, I've shown you mine - now please show me yours!  Make my day (and feed my Pinterest board)!

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