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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best "Genealogy Find" This Week (or Month)

 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)  What was your best "genealogy find" this week (or this month, or this year)?  Was it a new ancestor, a new record, a new conclusion drawn, a new photograph, or something else?

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:

While working on the Ephraim Buck genealogy sketch on Wednesday, I noted that all I had for his death was "1734" with no day/month, no location, and no source.  I tried to improve that date based on a record or some source.  A search on Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilySearch, WikiTee, Geni, Google, and American Ancestors found no death, burial, or probate record.  However, I found several land records in Middlesex County, Massachusetts on FamilySearch Historical Records by browsing the deed indexes and captured several deed images.  One of them was very helpful - here is my abstract of the deed:

"Ephraim Buck, yeoman of Wilmington, sold two parcels of land in Woburn to his son Ephraim Buck, husbandman of Wilmington, on 15 March 1738/9. for 200 pounds in money.  The first parcel was the homestead now in Wilmington bounds containing about 50 acres adjoining.  The land was bounded easterly on Andover road, northerly by Daniel Eames, westerly by Maple Meadow in Woburn, and southerly by his brother Samuel Buck.  A second parcel was the land purchased by Ephraim Buck from Benjamin Johnson.  He reserved one half of the homestead, the barn, and the land bounded on Andover road for his use and benefit for his lifetime.  The deed was signed by Ephraim and his wife Esther Buck, who relinquished her thirds.  The deed was recorded on 21 June 1742."

The clincher here is that Ephraim's wife, Esther (Wagget) Buck is identified in this deed, and it was executed on 15 March 1738/9.  So Ephraim Buck was still alive on 15 March 1738/9.  It was recorded in the record book on 21 June 1742.  That doesn't mean that Ephraim Buck died before that date, but it is a possible clue that he did.  

So I was able to add a death date of "after 15 March 1738/9" to Ephraim's life sketch.

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Copyright (c) 2021, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 9 to 15 October 2021

  The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on Ancestry.com during the period from  9 to 15 October 2021:

The ADDED and Updated record collections are:

Dresden, Germany, Births, 1876-1907; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/14/2021

Halle, Germany, Census and Citizen Lists, 1400-1915; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/14/2021

Alabama, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1888-1991; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/14/2021

U.S., Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/14/2021

Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1952; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/13/2021

Rhodes, Archives of the Jewish Community, 1939 (USHMM); indexed records without record images,  ADDED 10/13/2021

Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany, Marriages, 1809-1938; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/13/2021

Ireland, Irish Emigration Lists, 1833-1839; indexed records with record images, ADDED     10/13/2021

Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany, Births, 1876-1907; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/13/2021

Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1823-1974; indexed records with record images, ADDED 10/13/2021

Tabasco, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1803-1970; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/12/2021

Washington, U.S., Naturalizations, 1853-1980; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/12/2021

Tamaulipas, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1703-1964; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/11/2021

Florida, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1822-1850; indexed records without record images, Updated 10/11/2021

San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1970; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/11/2021

Tlaxcala, Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/11/2021

California, U.S., State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986; indexed records with record images, Updated 10/11/2021

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

By my count, there were 3 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,062 collections available as of 15 October, an increase of  3 from last week.   

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Disclosure: I have a complimentary all-access subscription from Ancestry.com, for which I am thankful. 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.

The URL for this post is:  https://www.geneamusings.com/2021/10/added-and-updated-ancestrycom-record_0431089510.html

Copyright (c) 2021, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated FamilySearch.org Record Collections - Week of 9 to 15 October 2021

 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 15 October 2021, there are 3,036 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 2 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added ---

*  Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4231103); 2,047,625 indexed records with 2,047,625 record images, ADDED 14-Oct-2021

*  South Africa, Western Cape, Deceased Estate Files, 1951-1958 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4319131); 1,691 indexed records with 1,691 record images, ADDED 11-Oct-2021

--- Collections Updated ---

Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3694028); 214,140 indexed records with 205,082 record images (was 214,112 records with 205,054 images), UPDATED 12-Oct-2021
New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903; 1916-1929 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843410); 271,351 indexed records with 2,283 record images (was 271,218 records with 2,282 images), UPDATED 08-Oct-2021
Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1860831); 9,163,937 indexed records with 4,584,983 record images (was 9,161,537 records with 4,584,983 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3734475); 3,882,812 indexed records with 250,381 record images (was 3,802,452 records with 245,856 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1478678); 568,541 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 563,570 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021

Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1494432); 156,932 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 155,725 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479702); 605,502 indexed records with 255,497 record images (was 601,138 records with 253,624 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Mexico, Chihuahua, Catholic Church Records, 1632-1958 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1521780); 847,688 indexed records with 378,612 record images (was 841,628 records with 378,612 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 5,495,596 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 5,127,729 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Mexico, Colima, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1508604); 338,492 indexed records with 228,566 record images (was 337,383 records with 228,566 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021

Mexico, Sonora, Catholic Church Records, 1657-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473203); 540,661 indexed records with 383,518 record images (was 540,661 records with 383,518 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Mexico, Campeche, Catholic Church Records, 1638-1944 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473200); 443,391 indexed records with 189,697 record images (was 442,311 records with 189,697 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Mexico, Sinaloa, Catholic Church Records, 1671-1968 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473206); 1,048,687 indexed records with 521,512 record images (was 1,044,048 records with 521,512 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Mexico, Veracruz, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1978 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1883382); 2,865,648 indexed records with 2,563,917 record images (was 2,806,601 records with 2,563,917 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Mexico, Chiapas, Catholic Church Records, 1557-1978 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1616412); 1,493,334 indexed records with 968,865 record images (was 1,493,334 records with 968,865 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021

Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2780641); 559,538 indexed records with 42,227 record images (was 556,149 records with 25,506 images), UPDATED 11-Oct-2021
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919582); 1,563,382 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 1,528,340 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2174941); 8,851 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 6,657 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784529); 231,042 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 205,746 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 12-Oct-2021
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (325,195 records), no images (was 320,894 records with 0 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 29,761,754 indexed records with 46,885,461 record images (was 29,761,754 records with 46,885,461 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1883388); 4,048,034 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 4,045,682 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149576); 77,607 indexed records with 18,958 record images (was 77,139 records with 18,490 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1468076); 784,025 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 783,350 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Mexico, Nuevo León, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473204); 1,206,038 indexed records with 447,381 record images (was 1,194,781 records with 447,381 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021

Mexico, Zacatecas, Catholic Church Records, 1605-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804458); 2,540,121 indexed records with 1,663,800 record images (was 2,531,984 records with 1,663,800 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Mexico, Tlaxcala, Catholic Church Records, 1576-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837905); 758,542 indexed records with 1,012,693 record images (was 633,343 records with 1,012,693 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 7,265,320 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 7,208,976 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913397); 888,391 indexed records with 240,799 record images (was 886,667 records with 240,799 images), UPDATED 12-Oct-2021
French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 68,288 indexed records with 92,429 record images (was 67,799 records with 82,113 images), UPDATED 11-Oct-2021

Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2345225); 644,565 indexed records with 22,034 record images (was 606,745 records with 22,034 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Martinique, Church Records, 1662-1847 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4316497); 335 indexed records with 49 record images (was 34 records with 7 images), UPDATED 14-Oct-2021
England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3648677); 217,158 indexed records with 25,252 record images (was 209,436 records with 24,524 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3511741); 514,249 indexed records with 495,500 record images (was 505,846 records with 487,463 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1614804); 5,779,919 indexed records with 1,547,844 record images (was 5,779,919 records with 1,547,844 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021

United Kingdom, Outgoing Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4229516); 13,630,499 indexed records with 13,630,499 record images (was 1,048,499 records with 1,048,499 images), UPDATED 14-Oct-2021
Georgia Probate Records, 1742-1990 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999178); 34,849 indexed records with 2,280,204 record images (was 5,002 records with 2,280,204 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 7,480,610 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 7,480,133 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
Uruguay, Catholic Church Records, 1726-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4134697); 849,800 indexed records with 115,772 record images (was 767,913 records with 105,072 images), UPDATED 12-Oct-2021
Mexico, Hidalgo, Catholic Church Records, 1546-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1804358); 5,307,899 indexed records with 1,750,627 record images (was 5,253,103 records with 1,750,627 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021

Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906); 4,071,176 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 4,040,330 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 12-Oct-2021
Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1614809); 4,021,784 indexed records with 1,160,338 record images (was 3,408,691 records with 1,160,338 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 7,752,283 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 7,732,934 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2840171); 7,220,807 indexed records with 1,970,725 record images (was 7,220,756 records with 1,970,704 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Mexico, San Luis Potosí, Catholic Church Records, 1586-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1860864); 946,734 indexed records with 2,162,812 record images (was 944,126 records with 2,162,812 images), UPDATED 12-Oct-2021

England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,563,567 indexed records with 115,616 record images (was 1,560,046 records with 115,507 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4016424); 33,846 indexed records with 120,284 record images (was 33,605 records with 114,218 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 476,366 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 475,372 records with 1,038,133 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2134304); 439,317 indexed records with 2,733 record images (was 429,251 records with 2,733 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4149585); 16,844 indexed records with 443 record images (was 3,853 records with 92 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021

Mexico, Durango, Catholic Church Records, 1604-1985 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1554576); 1,396,530 indexed records with 504,812 record images (was 1,388,639 records with 504,812 images), UPDATED 13-Oct-2021
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1918294); Browse 40,337 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 15-Oct-2021
South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Records, 1840-1972 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1779109); 3,112,191 indexed records with 2,216,270 record images (was 3,112,164 records with 2,216,270 images), UPDATED 14-Oct-2021

--- Collections with new images ---

Uruguay, Passenger Lists, 1888-1980 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2691993); 3,641,119 indexed records with 157,673 record images (was 3,641,119 records with 155,689 images), last updated 19-Nov-2020
Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718009); 233,282 indexed records with 52,848 record images (was 233,282 records with 44,679 images), last updated 08-Oct-2021
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 1,090,152 indexed records with 72,038 record images (was 1,090,152 records with 57,315 images), last updated 06-Oct-2021
New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2803479); 4,749,222 indexed records with 84,797 record images (was 4,749,222 records with 84,635 images), last updated 20-Aug-2019
England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1538-1983 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1465708); 1,108,130 indexed records with 112,102 record images (was 1,108,130 records with 105,316 images), last updated 29-Sep-2021

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,967,130 indexed records with 307,288 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 285,859 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015626); 3,537,384 indexed records with 13,161,458 record images (was 3,537,384 records with 13,154,176 images), last updated 20-Jan-2021
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787817); 127,105 indexed records with 6,339 record images (was 127,105 records with 6,314 images), last updated 07-Apr-2021

--- Collections with images removed ---

Ecuador, Cemetery Records, 1862-2019 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3755446); 373,732 indexed records with 335,711 record images (was 373,732 records with 336,313 images), last updated 04-Aug-2021
Tuvalu, Vital Records, 1866-1979 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3875191); 17,726 indexed records with 1,708 record images (was 17,726 records with 2,631 images), last updated 05-Oct-2021
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 591,400 indexed records with 10,108 record images (was 591,400 records with 10,136 images), last updated 07-Oct-2021
Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1500-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2399108); 130,453 indexed records with 67,753 record images (was 130,453 records with 76,875 images), last updated 05-Oct-2021
Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4139415); 22,293 indexed records with 261 record images (was 22,293 records with 582 images), last updated 07-Oct-2021

Canada, Ontario Tax Assessment Rolls, 1834-1899 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4130007); 2,208,879 indexed records with 109,544 record images (was 2,208,879 records with 110,892 images), last updated 04-Oct-2021
Georgia, Tax Digests, 1787-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4130006); 2,029,048 indexed records with 81,435 record images (was 2,029,048 records with 92,604 images), last updated 01-Oct-2021
France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3007175); 400,382 indexed records with 399,394 record images (was 400,382 records with 399,481 images), last updated 19-Jul-2021
New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1865-1957 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3662227); 7,706,217 indexed records with 79,766 record images (was 7,706,217 records with 80,082 images), last updated 01-Oct-2021
Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438698); 152,455 indexed records with 773 record images (was 152,455 records with 2,185 images), last updated 06-Oct-2021

Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2697871); 1,633,217 indexed records with 42,977 record images (was 1,633,217 records with 46,396 images), last updated 07-Oct-2021
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3656808); 404,061 indexed records with 26,515 record images (was 404,061 records with 29,853 images), last updated 01-Oct-2021

--- Collections with new records ---

Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1514-1970 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1615259); 4,613,620 indexed records with 4,263,289 record images (was 4,607,418 records with 4,263,289 images), last updated 08-Oct-2021

--- Collections with records removed ---

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1462519); Index only (3,401,843 records), no images (was 3,401,844 records with 0 images), last updated 09-Jun-2021
Wisconsin Marriage Index, 1973-1997 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1946794); Index only (948,930 records), no images (was 948,931 records with 0 images), last updated 08-Feb-2012

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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   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.

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) 2021, Randall J. Seaver

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Genealogy News and Education Bytes -- Friday, 15 October 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:

*  Findmypast Friday: New School Records and Newspapers






3)  Genealogy Education -- Conferences and Institutes




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



*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 15 October, 11 a.m.:  My ancestors were Irish – or were they?, by Natalie Bodie

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Tuesday, 19 October, 5 p.m.: My 20 Year Mystery – Finding family origins with Y-DNA, by Shellee Morehead

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 20 October, 11 a.m.:  Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2021: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage, by Sunny Morton

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Recent updates to MyHeritage's historical record search engine, by Mike Mansfield

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Navigating Your Way Through FamilySearch, by Cyndi Ingle

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Projects at Family Tree DNA: To join or not to join, that is the question…, by Diahan Southard

5)  Genealogy Education - Podcasts:

*  Ancestral Findings:  AF-541: The Twentieth Amendment: The Constitutional Amendments | Ancestral Findings Podcast

*  Fisher's Top Tips:  #312 - Search Angels

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems:  Episode 257 - Genealogy at the Internet Archive

6)  Genealogy Videos (YouTube and Facebook):








*  FamilySearch:  Beginning Italian Research






Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems: What to do with Inherited Genealogy

7)  Did you miss the last post in this series -  Genealogy News and Education Bytes - 12 October 2021?

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Copyright (c) 2021, Randall J. Seaver

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Findmypast Friday: New UK School Records and Newspapers

 I received this from Findmypast today:



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Explore new school records and more this Findmypast Friday

Discover your ancestors’ school days in thousands of new records and explore the latest updates to Findmypast’s newspaper archives this Findmypast Firday.

National School Admission Registers

Findmypast have added thousands of new school records from Halifax, Yorkshire spanning 1859-1922 to there ever expanding collection of British school records.

Search these new additions to gain rare insights into your ancestor’s childhood and reveal their birth date, admission year and the school they attended. You may also discover their parents’ names, father’s occupation, exam results and any illnesses that led to absence from school.

This latest tranche of school records is published in partnership with the Family History Federation and Calderdale Family History Society. The schools and years covered are:
  • Haugh Shaw, 1892-1922
  • Akroyd Place Board School, 1896-1919
  • Heath Grammar School, 1874-1875
  • Halifax School Board, 1859-1884
  • Halifax Technical College, 1902-1910
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52 Ancestors - Week 401: #624 Ephraim Buck (1676-after 1739) of Woburn and Wilmington, Massachusetts

 Ephraim Buck (1676-after 1739) is #624 on my Ahnentafel  List, my 7th great-grandfather, who marrie#625 Esther Waggett (1676-1748)  in 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I am descended through

* their son #312 Isaac Buck (1706-1780) married #313 Ruth Graves (1711-????) in 1729. 
* their son #156 Isaac Buck (1732-????) did not marry #157 Mary Richards (1733-????).
*  their son #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) married #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882)married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  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)

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

*  Name:                           Ephraim Buck[1–5]

*  Sex:                              Male

*  Father:                          Ephraim Buck 1646-1720
*  Mother:                        Sarah Brooks 1652-1720

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

*  Birth:                            13 July 1676, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]

*  Distribution:                 20 March 1720/1 (age 43), father's will proved; Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]

*  Deed:                           30 December 1734 (age 58), Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]
*  Deed:                           15 March 1738/9 (age 61), Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]

*  Death:                          after 15 March 1738/9 (after age 62), Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]

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

*  Spouse 1:                    Esther Wagget 1676-1748
*  Marriage 1:                 1 December 1696 (age 20), Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2]

*  Child 1:                      Sarah Buck (1697-????)
*  Child 2:                      Hester Buck (1700-????)
*  Child 3:                      Ephraim Buck (1702-1789)
*  Child 4:                      Susanna Buck (1705-1754)
*  Child 5:                      Isaac Buck (1706-1780)
*  Child 6:                      Rachel Buck (1708-????)
   
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Ephraim Buck Jr. was born 13 July 1676 in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Ephraim and Sarah (Brooks) Buck of Woburn[1].  Ephraim was known as Ephraim Jr. until his father died in 1720, and then was known as Ephraim Sr.

Ephraim married Esther Waggett (1673-1748) on 1 December 1696 in Woburn[2] at age 20.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Susanna (White) Waggett of Boston.  Ephraim and Esther had six children, all born and recorded in the Woburn town vital records, except for the last two children.

*  Sarah Buck (1697-????), married (1) 1718 Ebenezer Fish (1693-1726); (2) 1729 William Fisk (1695-????).
*  Hester Buck (1700-????).
*  Ephraim Buck (1702-1789), married (1) 1726 Abigail Pierce (1706-1728); (2) 1728 Mary Wood (1705-1794).
*  Susanna Buck (1705-1754), married 1729 Ebenezer Fisk (1703-1783).
*  Isaac Buck (1706-1780), married 1729 Ruth Graves (1711-????)
*  Rachel Buck (1708-????)

Ephraim Buck Sr. of Woburn wrote his will on 23 November 1717, and it was proved in Middlesex County Probate Court on 20 March 1720/1[3].  In the will, Ephraim gave property to his son, Ephraim Buck, Jr.
"Item.  I Give to my two sons namly Ephraim Buck and Samuell Buck all my land and medow lying on the Northerly side of Andover Row that is not otherwise Desposed of, Provided that they pay out unto the several person hereafter Named the several sums assignd to them in this my last will and testament."
The town of Wilmington was formed from the towns of Woburn, Reading and Billerica in 1730. The Buck homestead was located in Wilmington after the town was formed.

On 30 December 1734, Benjamin Johnson, yeoman of Woburn, sold land in Woburn to Ephraim Buck and Ephraim Buck, Jr., both husbandmen of Wilmington, for 150 pounds[4]. The tract of upland, swamp and meadow land was 22 acres in Wilmington, bounded southeasterly by Maple Meadow River, northeasterly by Ladder Pole swamp and Philip Alexander's land, northwesterly by the Young Men's lots, and southwesterly by a line to the first bound.  This deed was recorded on 29 July 1735.

On 15 March 1738/9, Ephraim Buck, yeoman of Wilmington, sold two parcels of land in Woburn to his son Ephraim Buck, husbandman of Wilmington for 200 pounds[5].  The first parcel was the homestead now in Wilmington bounds containing about 50 acres adjoining.  The land was bounded easterly on Andover road, northerly by Daniel Eames, westerly by Maple Meadow in Woburn, and southerly by his brother Samuel Buck.  A second parcel was the land purchased by Ephraim Buck from Benjamin Johnson.  He reserved one half of the homestead, the barn, and the land bounded on Andover road for his lifetime.  The deed was signed by Ephraim and his wife Esther Buck, who relinquished her thirds.  The deed was recorded on 21 June 1742.

Ephraim Buck died sometime between 15 March 1738/9 when he signed a deed and perhaps before 21 June 1742[5] when the deed was registered.  However, the death was not recorded in the Wilmington or Woburn vital record books.  His burial location is not known.

Ephraim Buck has no probate record in Middlesex County Probate Court records.
5.  SOURCES

1. Edward F. Johnson,  Woburn Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], (Woburn, Mass.: The News Print, 1893), Births, page 33, Ephraim Buck birth entry, 13 July 1676.

2. Edward F. Johnson, Woburn Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], Volume 3, Marriages, page 38, Ephraim Buck and Esther Waget entry, 1 December 1696.

3. "Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate Case Files", 13 October 2021); Middlesex Cases 2000-3999, Case 3,341 (6 images), Ephraim Buck of Woburn, 1721; "Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871," indexed database and digital images, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 26 May 2021).

4. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 13 October 2021); "Deeds, 1735-1736, Vol, 36," Vol. 36, page 610 (image 335 of 357), Deed of Benjamin Johnson to Ephraim Buck and Ephraim Buck Jr., executed 30 December 1734, registered 29 July 1735.

5. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 13 October 2021); "Deeds, 1742-1744, Vol. 43-44," Vol. 43, page 82 (image 124 of 835), Deed of Ephraim Buck to Ephraim Buck Jr., executed 15 March 1738/9, registered 21 June 1742.

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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 https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Seavers in the News - Joseph Loren Seaver Dies in 1957 in Independence, Missouri

 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 Kansas City [Mo.] Star newspaper dated 6 September 1957:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- Joseph Loren Seaver, 64, of 1419 West Short avenue, Independence, died today at the Independence hospital.   He was born in Milan, Ind. and had lived in Independence 10 years.  He was a member of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints Stone church.  He was a retired carpenter.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lena Seaver of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jane Taylor, 3001 Santa Fe road, Independence; two sons, Donald Lee Seaver, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Robert Loren Seaver, 913 South Liberty street, Independence; two brothers, William Seaver, Adrain, Ill., and Thomas O. Seaver, Cleves, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Vena Fish, Quincy, Ill., and Mrs. Anna Malcom, El Paso, Ill., and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be at 4 o'clock Sunday at the Speaks chapel, Independence.  Burial will be in Powelton, Ill."

The source citation is:

"Seaver,The Kansas City [Mo.] Star newspaper, Friday, 6 September 1957, page 31, column 5, Joseph Loren Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 14 October  2021).

This obituary provides the name, home address, death date and place, age, birthplace, spouse's name, childrens names, siblings names, an occupation, and a religious affiliation.  

Joseph Loren Seaver was born 2 September 1893 in Midland City, Illinois, the son of Lemuel and Henrietta (Raney) Seaver.  He died 6 September 1957 in Independence, Missouri.  He married Lena May Siegfreid (1897-1998) on 13 June 1914 in Illinois.  They had four children:

*  Floyd Thomas Seaver (1918-1938)
*  Betty Jane Seaver (1924-1987), married 1949 Chester George Taylor (1919-1997).
*  Donald Lee Seaver (1926-1963), married (1) Opal Louise West (1919-2000); (2) 1962 Violet Hope Carcieri (1923-1998).
*  Robert Loren Seaver (1929-1999), married 1961 Carol Mae Clemence (1926-2010)

I am not related to Joseph Loren Seaver to my knowledge.  Joseph Loren Seaver is a descendant of Johannes Wilhelm Siebert and Catherine Peck of Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri.

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 all of his relatives named in his obituary. I am glad that I can honor Joseph Loren 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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