Saturday, August 26, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Did You Rabbit Hole This Week?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  Did you follow a research trail down a genealogy rabbit hole this week?  Tell us about it.

2)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine:

I go down rabbit holes almost every day, and this week was no exception.  Rabbit holes are fun and may pay off big, but you never know until you climb out of the hole.  Here are a few of mine:

*  I was looking for my binder with information about the Metcalf and White families in it and saw several loose notebooks on the shelf - rabbit!  In one, there were notes I took on several trips to New England for genealogy an family.  In 1991, I sat down with my aunt Geraldine and aunt Ruth and uncle Ed Seaver and just talked.  They all gave me "tidbits" of information about Seaver family members that are unique.  There were notes about the 1990 trip to visit the Richmonds in Putnam, Connecticut.  I need to type all of this up.

*  I made an ancestor chart on the Exploring Family Trees ( website to check on endogamy - rabbit!  There is some back in 1600s New England where my parents have several common ancestors.  Here it is:

*  While exploring my new AncestryDNA matches with ThruLines/Common Ancestors, I added the line from four matches back to our Common Ancestor to my RootsMagic file.  I did check the information for the persons in those lines.

*  Several of my new ThruLines were to my 5th great-grandparents George Ruth and Anna Bentz, and didn't look right.  The ThruLines look like two persons were conflated into my George Ruth - one with the Ruth surname and one with a Rhodes surname.  I did some research on my George Ruth and found his 1812 will in Berks County, Pennsylvania on Ancestry.  It mentioned his wife Barbara, son George, and daughters Elisabeth and Catherina Konig, but not the Rhodes children in the ThruLines.  I didn't have the will before this.  Unfortunately, there are quite a few unreadable lines where the will was taped together.  

*  I posted a new-to-me photograph of my mother and the 1940s automobile on Wordless Wednesday, ad did a Google Image reverse search to identify the car as a Hudson Super Six.  

*  I did find the Metcalf and White family information I was seeking - it was in the last binder on the shelf.

*  I had carrots for dinner last night.



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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Had fun finding newspaper articles this week.

ByAPearl said...

It's been a rabbit hole of a week!

Marian B. Wood said...

A Hudson Super Six! Wow. Truly a fun find.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine: