Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- 20 Years Ago...

 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):

1)  Today is September 11th, and the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.  Where were you, what were you doing, and how did it affect you?

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

Here's mine:

I watched it happen on TV. I woke up at about 5:45 AM and turned the radio on to hear that the first tower was hit, jumped up and went into the family room, turned the TV on and watched in horror as the first tower burned, the second tower was hit and burned, the Pentagon was hit, Flight 93 went down, the second tower fell, and finally the first tower fell. My fear was that tens of thousands of people died.

I did go to work, arriving late, and doing a slow burn because I knew who did it. My first comment to someone was "someone will pay - it's either us or them - no mercy, we need to wipe out the terrorists." That may sound like I copied it from what W said soon after - but those were my thoughts and words.

Nobody could get any work done. Everybody was on the Internet and sharing information. We gathered in groups to talk about what happened. Some of our younger engineers were Iranian or Arab, and several came to me wondering what would happen. They asked what they should do now - they feared for their safety. My counsel was that they needed to keep cool, not inflame anybody's anger, gather together for safety, and sit tight until the original anger blows over. I said that there will be retribution against the terrorists, and that the people of this country respect the rights of everyone to assemble, worship, and speak. I asked them their opinion about what happened, and they said they were surprised at the audacity of the acts, and that they enjoyed living and working in America - kind of the best of both worlds.

I came home for lunch and went back to work the next day.  I watched, with Linda, the television the rest of the day and for weeks to come, sad that so many people lost their lives, astonished at the bravery of first responders and the folks on Flight 93, and knowing that this event would change our country and our world.

My company had employees on trips around the world.  The program leaders for my project at the time were in Baltimore, Maryland but they did have a rental car.  The aircraft reservations were canceled of course for a period, but the four of them drove back to San Diego in three days.  I had been going to Baltimore occasionally and was lucky to miss this trip.  

Since then, I have become much more wary of suspicious people and activities in public areas.  My son-in-law was in the Marines Reserve from 2000 to 2010, and served one tour in Iraq dodging bullets and car bombs.  I worried every day he was over there. 

Since then, I have known that "they want to destroy our way of life, and kill or subjugate everyone who doesn't agree with them - and we need to prevent that from happening." I support every politician who has a realistic attitude toward this subject. I don't care if the terrorists are killed by us, by their home countries, or by other terrorists - the only good terrorist is a dead terrorist IMHO. We live in the 21st century, and the terrorists want all of us to live by their 8th century rules.  

The threat just became worse with the recent retreat from Afghanistan.  Many of our politicians, the military leadership, and our intelligence services are corrupted by 9/10 thinking - "they are so poor, why do they hate us, let's try to be friends, give them the benefit of the doubt, most of them are moderate, maybe the moderates will take over their countries," etc. Hmmm, not yet!  After 20 years you would think that we had learned the lessons of 9/11 well.  

My belief is that we, as a nation, have not done enough yet to protect the homeland over the last 20 years.  We haven't secured the borders, secured the ports, or have secure communications, cybersecurity, transportation and infrastructure. There should be nuclear and bomb detection equipment at every port-of-entry. I fully support a tamper-proof ID card for all citizens and non-citizens, including a biometric and fingerprint database for non-citizens, and revised visa and passport laws. The persons without proper identification records need to go back to their home countries voluntarily or by deportation. I support a time-limited probationary visa for undocumented migrants already in the country after IDing them, a guest-worker program with time limits, and a path to citizenship only for those who go through proper application channels.  Laws on the books should be enforced.  The inconvenience to law-abiding citizens will be minimal.  

Several of these ideas were anathema to me before 9/11 - I said "live and let live." We can't do that now - if we are going to prevent terrorist acts we need those tools to prevent them, and the political will to pursue them to protect our country.  I want my grandchildren and their descendants to live in a free America with liberty and justice for all.  I will NEVER FORGET this day and this event.  


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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 September 2021

 The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  4 to 10 September 2021:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Free Access: Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German Persecutees, 1939-1947; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/9/2021

U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/9/2021

Aisne, France Censuses, 1794-1936; indexed records with record images, ADDED 9/8/2021

New York, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957; indexed records with record images, Updated 9/8/2021


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there was 1 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,044 collections available as of 10 September, an increase of  1 from last week.   


Disclosure: I have a complimentary all-access subscription from, for which I am thankful. 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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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 4 to 10 September 2021

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

As of 10 September 2021, there are 3,012 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  France, Charente, Parish and Civil Registration, 1550-1936 (; 2,592,386 indexed records with 2,592,386 record images, ADDED 07-Sep-2021

*  Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Obituaries, 1850-1990 (; 4,556 indexed records with 4,556 record images, ADDED 10-Sep-2021

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 (; 214,081 indexed records with 205,023 record images (was 214,073 records with 205,015 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 (; 269,734 indexed records with 2,272 record images (was 268,901 records with 2,266 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 (; 629,096 indexed records with 3,208,709 record images (was 623,002 records with 3,208,709 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 (; 556,543 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 553,532 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960 (; 150,899 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 149,036 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021

Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (; 577,451 indexed records with 244,706 record images (was 569,301 records with 241,606 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 (; 4,759,200 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 4,719,797 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 2,318,164 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,279,992 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 06-Sep-2021
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 (; 365,231 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 362,886 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 09-Sep-2021
Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970 (; 22,165 indexed records with 96,045 record images (was 20,247 records with 96,045 images), UPDATED 09-Sep-2021

England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 (; 3,410,543 indexed records with 226,946 record images (was 3,311,603 records with 221,303 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973 (; 32,938 indexed records with 32,721 record images (was 29,623 records with 27,023 images), UPDATED 09-Sep-2021
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 (; 1,492,958 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,435,279 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Kiribati, Vital Records, 1890-1991 (; 20,098 indexed records with 6,729 record images (was 16,611 records with 3,423 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985 (; 203,783 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 201,327 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 07-Sep-2021

Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 (; Index only (305,473 records), no images (was 301,342 records with 0 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 (; 30,047,322 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 30,047,337 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996 (; 4,034,887 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 4,032,373 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 07-Sep-2021
Find A Grave Index (; 205,256,297 indexed records with 205,192,092 record images (was 205,405,464 records with 205,405,464 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 (; 75,163 indexed records with 16,516 record images (was 74,684 records with 16,037 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021

South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 (; 739,468 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 732,456 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Vanuatu, Vital Records, 1900-2001 (; 162,613 indexed records with 157,711 record images (was 162,559 records with 157,679 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 19,741 indexed records with 85,446 record images (was 17,659 records with 79,504 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990 (; 825 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 647 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018 (; 7,137,390 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 7,132,302 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 09-Sep-2021

Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015 (; 2,425,135 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 2,407,203 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 08-Sep-2021
Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980 (; 2,526,977 indexed records with 1,663,800 record images (was 2,526,677 records with 1,663,800 images), UPDATED 07-Sep-2021
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 (; 182,876 indexed records with 21,795 record images (was 175,968 records with 21,096 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 (; 479,600 indexed records with 463,160 record images (was 469,956 records with 453,924 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Italy, Oristano, Oristano, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940 (; Browse 342,194 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 342,194 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021

Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000 (; 358,623 indexed records with 296,516 record images (was 358,596 records with 296,489 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Mexico, México, Catholic Church Records, 1567-1970 (; 4,304,096 indexed records with 4,823,124 record images (was 4,300,943 records with 4,823,124 images), UPDATED 07-Sep-2021
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 (; 7,149,632 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 7,141,796 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 09-Sep-2021
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977 (; 3,408,691 indexed records with 1,160,338 record images (was 3,399,089 records with 1,160,338 images), UPDATED 07-Sep-2021
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records (Stellenbosch Archive), 1690-2011 (; 41,688 indexed records with 496,315 record images (was 40,312 records with 496,315 images), UPDATED 08-Sep-2021

Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988 (; 5,938,758 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 5,936,118 records with 3,458,764 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 (; 6,663,064 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 6,660,783 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Argentina, Cemetery Records, 1882-2019 (; 444,863 indexed records with 449,684 record images (was 342,767 records with 344,616 images), UPDATED 07-Sep-2021
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 (; 1,548,562 indexed records with 115,211 record images (was 1,547,140 records with 115,166 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979 (; 8,139,883 indexed records with 5,797,486 record images (was 8,088,293 records with 5,797,486 images), UPDATED 07-Sep-2021

Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (; 471,694 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 471,085 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978 (; 1,196,544 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,196,544 records with 393,502 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971 (; 179,496 indexed records with 18,135 record images (was 179,248 records with 18,123 images), UPDATED 09-Sep-2021
Guatemala Civil Registration, 1868-2008 (; 2,705,122 indexed records with 2,755,000 record images (was 2,705,122 records with 2,755,000 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988 (; Browse 40,337 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021

Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 (; 301,650 indexed records with 24,704 record images (was 301,426 records with 24,692 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972 (; 3,095,706 indexed records with 2,216,270 record images (was 3,086,916 records with 2,216,270 images), UPDATED 10-Sep-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980 (; 3,641,119 indexed records with 157,673 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 157,638 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 (; 1,875,674 indexed records with 1,853,067 record images (was 1,875,674 records with 1,848,818 images), last updated 30-Nov-2020
Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979 (; 8,420 indexed records with 1,428 record images (was 8,420 records with 408 images), last updated 09-Jul-2021
England, Lancashire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1746-1799 (; 46,104 indexed records with 46,082 record images (was 46,038 records with 46,016 images), last updated 03-Sep-2021
Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920 (; 100,669 indexed records with 100,361 record images (was 100,669 records with 100,348 images), last updated 07-May-2020

France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 (; 7,220,744 indexed records with 1,970,705 record images (was 7,220,726 records with 1,967,069 images), last updated 03-Sep-2021
Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965 (; 1,633,217 indexed records with 46,103 record images (was 1,633,217 records with 38,972 images), last updated 16-Aug-2021

--- Collections with images removed ---

United States, New York, Index to Passengers Arriving at New York City, compiled 1944-1948 (; 1,129,668 indexed records with 1,109,790 record images (was 1,129,668 records with 1,112,549 images), last updated 18-Mar-2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,362 records), no images (was 875,610,370 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, provides this list to me from a program he wrote that compares the current FamilySearch record collections list to the previous week's list.

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

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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Friday, September 10, 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 10 September 2021

 Welcome to Genealogy News and Education Bytes, posted on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history news and education items that came across our desktop since the last issue.    

1)  News Articles:

2)  New or Updated Record Collections:

3)  Genealogy Education -- Conferences and Institutes

4)  Genealogy Education - Seminars, Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 14 September, 11 a.m.:  Recent updates to MyHeritage's historical record search engine, by Mike Mansfield

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 15 September, 11 a.m.:  Were they Orphans at all? DNA and the Orphan Train: Finding Kathryn’s Family, by Nancy Gavin Koester

*  Archived Family tree Webinar:  Tracing Your 20th Century English Ancestors, by Paul Milner

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Did your Abuelita…? Seeking Jewish Heritage, by Schelly Talalay Dardashti

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  British and Irish Given Names – Part 2, by Carol Baxter  

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  What are the Odds? Finding Answers Using DNA Painter’s WATO Tool, by Debra Renard

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: FAN Club in Action: a Simple Case Study, by Geoff Rasmussen

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  Episode 256 - Interview with Author Nathan Dylan Goodwin

6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):

*  BYU Family History Library:  

*  Findmypast:  Monthly Genealogy Q&A

*  Genealogy Quick Start: LIVE with Curt Witcher

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  Getting Started Using Evernote for Genealogy - Beginner

7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 7 September 2021?


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Findmypast Friday: Search New Warwickshire Parish Records, Coventry Births, and Newspapers

 I received this from Findmypast today:


Search new parish records, Coventry births and newspapers this Findmypast Friday

With new parish records, newspapers and a fascinating midwife's register to explore, where will your past take you this week?

Warwickshire Parish Records

Findmypast have added hundreds of thousands of new baptism, marriage and burial records from St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham. Specifically, the new releases cover:
Check Findmypast’s handy parish list to see all of the churches and years covered in their vast Warwickshire collection.

Warwickshire, Coventry Midwife's Birth Register 1845-1875

Coventry midwife Mary Eaves attended over 4,400 births during her long career. The registers she kept are now searchable online, only at Findmypast.

Mary was born around 1806 in Coventry. Her career as a midwife spanned from 1847 to 1875. In that time, she helped deliver 34 sets of twins. There were 21 deaths during the births she attended, five new-borns and 16 mothers.

In partnership with Coventry Family History Society, Findmypast is home to a host of unique resources from the area. Explore old pawnbroker tickets, air raid reports and more.


Findmypast continue to publish papers at a blistering pace. This week sees 44 new publications added to the archive, including:

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 396: #617 Elizabeth (Lynn) (Beeger) Bathrick (bef 1680-1749) of Cambridge and Arlington, Massachusetts

 Elizabeth (Lynn?) Beeger (bef 1680-1749) is #617 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandmother, who married #616 Thomas Bathrick (bef 1680-1762)  in 1701 in Cambridge, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I am descended through:

* their son #308 John Bathrick (1702-1769)  married #309 Mary --?-- (1700-1726) in about 1720.
* their son #154 David Batherick (1722-1794) married #155 Lydia Maynard (1722-1802) in 1742.
* their daughter #77 Lydia Batherick (1752-1795) married #76 Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802)  in 1779.
* their son #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834) married #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) in 1817.
* 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)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                  Elizabeth Lynn[1]

*  Alternate Name:  Elizabeth Beeger[2]
*  Alternate Name:  Mrs. Thomas Bathrick[3]

*  Sex:                     Female

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

Birth:                   before 1680, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
*  Death:                8 April 1749 (after about age 69), Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]

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

*  Spouse 1:          Francis Begar (1677-1701)
*  Marriage 1:       15 February 1697/8 (after about age 18), Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]

*  Child 1:            Francis Begar (1698-    )

*  Spouse 2:         Thomas Bathrick (1680-1762)
*  Marriage 2:      9 October 1701 (about age 21), Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2]

*  Child 2:            John Bathrick (1702-1769)
*  Child 3:            Ruth Batherick (1703- ????)
*  Child 4:            Elizabeth Batherick (1705-????)
*  Child 5:            Thomas Batherick (1709-????)
*  Child 6:            William Batherick (1710-????)
*  Child 7:            Jonathan Batherick (1713-????)
*  Child 8:            Samuel Batherick (1718-1804)
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Elizabeth Lynn (or Linn? or Lyon? Or some other surname?) was born before 1680, probably in or near Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay, to unknown parents.  

The first record for Elizabeth is her marriage to Francis Begar (Beeger?) on 15 February 1697/8 in Cambridge, Massachusetts[1].  Francis was born before 1677, probably in Massachusetts, and died before October 1701 in Cambridge.  They had one child born and recorded in the Cambridge town records:

*  Francis Begar (1698-????), and there are no further records for him.

Francis Begar died sometime before October 1701 when Elizabeth "Beeger" married (2) Thomas "Baverick" (1680-1762) of Cambridge on 15 October 1701 in Cambridge[2]. They had seven children, all born in Cambridge and recorded in the Cambridge vital record book:  

*  John Batherick (1702-1769), married (1) about 1720 Mary --?-- (1702-1726); (2) about 1727 Elizabeth Godding (1708-1747); (3) 1747 Ruth Hook (1715-1795).
*  Ruth Batherick (1703-????), married 1725 Patrick Brown (1690-1733).
*  Elizabeth Batherick (1705-????)
*  Thomas Batherick (1709-????), married 1734 Martha Tisaker (1716-????).
*  William Batherick (1710-????).
*  Jonathan Batherick (1713-????).
*  Samuel Batherick (1718-1804), married 1740 Susanna Ewers (1723-1806).

There is no further record of Elizabeth Bathrick, although there is an entry in the Arlington, Massachusetts town records of the death of the wife of Thomas Bathrick, age 80, on 8 April 1749[3].  This may be Elizabeth (Lynn) (Begar) Bathrick.  If the age at death is correct, then she may have been born in about 1668 or 1669.


1. Thomas W. Baldwin (compiler), Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1915), Francis Begar and Elizabeth Lynn entry, 15 February 1697/8.

2. Thomas W. Baldwin (compiler), Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Marriages, page 31, Thomas Baverick and Elizabeth Beeger entry, 9 October 1701.

3. Vital Records of Arlington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850  (Boston, Mass. : NEHGS, 1904), page 124, Mrs. Thomas Bathrick death record, 8 April 1749, age 80.


NOTE: In 2014, 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 2021 for an eighth year to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The list of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the 7th great-grandparents (in work) is in

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Seavers in the News - Richard L. Seaver Dies in Spokane, Washington in 1956

 It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Spokane [Wash.] Chronicle newspaper dated 10 November 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER, Richard L. -- Entered into rest Nov. 9 at a local hospital.  His home W3702 Heroy.  Survived by his wife, Lorena Seaver, at the home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Beverly Riley in New Jersey; Mrs. Barbara Wright in Calif.; and Mrs. Pattie Hall; 1 son, Richard Seaver, Jr., at the home; 4 grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Riplinger Funeral Home, N4305 Division St."

The source citation is:

"Richard L. Seaver,Spokane [Wash.] Chronicle newspaper, Saturday, 10 November 1956, page 11, column 5, Richard L. Seaver death notice;   ( : accessed 9 September  2021).

This death notice provides the name, home address, death date and place, spouse's name, children's names, but no other information about his age, education, employment or associations.   

Richard Leonard Seaver was born 9 December 1898 in Kansas, the son of Arthur Wilson and Floy M. (Mount) Seaver.  He died 9 November 1956 in Spokane, Washington.  He married (1) Mabel Ellen Horsey (1907-1934) on 14 June 1924 in Spokane.  They had two children:

*  Richard Leonard Seaver (1925-1971).
*  Beverly Mae Seaver (1927-1993), married 1950 Wilbur L. Reilly (1924-????).

Richard L. Seaver married (2) Lorena Esther (Pellenburg) Ruby (1903-1970) on 3 May 1941 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  They had no children.  Lorena had children Barbara and Pattie by her first husband.

I am nor related to Richard Leonard Seaver.  He is descended from Henry and Elizabeth (--?--) Seaver, who were born in Germany and migrated to Virginia before 1770.

There are over 10,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person has a death notice with very few details and extra "daughters." I am glad that I can honor Richard Leonard Seaver today.  

You never know when a descendant or relative will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors or relatives, or will provide more information about them to me.


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Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1762 Death Entry For Thomas Bathrick in Arlington, Mass.

 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 1762 Death entry for Thomas Bathrick  in the Arlington, Massachusetts vital records book:

The death entry is the 6th entry from the Bathrick listings:

The transcription of this record is:

"[BATHRICK] Thomas, Aug. 20, 1762, a. 87.  P.R."

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Arlington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : NEHGS, 1904), page 124, Thomas Bathrick death record, 20 August 1762.

This is an entry in a published Arlington, Massachusetts vital record book.  It is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the death of Thomas Bathrick on 20 August 1762 at age 80 in Arlington, Massachusetts.  It may be that the death record of his wife Elizabeth (Lynn?) (Beeger) Bathrick is the next one on the list on 8 April 1749 at age 80.
Thomas Bathrick [also Baverick] (1675-1762) was the son of Thomas and Ruth (Buck) Bathrick of Cambridge.  Elizabeth Beeger was probably the Elizabeth Lynn (or Lyon?) who married Francis Begar (1678-1701) in 1697 in Cambridge, and then Thomas Baverick in 1701.  Thomas and Elizabeth (Lynn?) (Beeger) Bathrick are my 7th great-grandparents through their son John Bathrick (1702-1769) who married Mary --?--) before 1722.


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