Saturday, July 6, 2024

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Is Your Significant Other's Matrilineal Line?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!


Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  Have you worked on the matrilineal line of your significant other?   Who are the mothers of the mothers of your significant other?

2) Tell us about that matrilineal line in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook Status  post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

My significant other is Linda Joan Leland (1942-????), born in San Francisco, California, daughter of Leo Severt Leland (1911-2002) and Edna May Schaffner (1913-1979).  Her matrilineal line is:

*  Edna May Schaffner (1913-1979), born in San Francisco, California, died in San Francisco, California, daughter of Paul Frederick Schaffner (1879-1934) and Edna Catherine McKnew (1884-1974).

*  Edna Catherine McKnew (1884-1974), born in San Francisco, California, died in San Francisco, California, daughter of Elijah Pickrell McKnew (1836-1912) and Jane Whittle (1847-1921).

*  Jane Whittle (1847-1921), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, died in San Francisco, California, daughter of Alexander Whittle (1818-1853) and Rachel Morley (1819-1861).

*  Rachel Morley (1819-1861), born in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, died in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, daughter of an unknown man and Jane Haslam (1780-1834, who was married to a Morley).

*  Jane Haslam (1780-1834), born in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, died in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, daughter of James Haslam and Betty Harrison (1760-1798).

*  Betty Harrison (1760-1798), born in Haulgh, Lancashire, died in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, daughter of parents unknown.

Linda's mitochondrial haplogroup is H1g (per 23andMe), passed down from each of these mothers of mothers.

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Added and Updated FamilySearch Record Collections - Week of 29 June to 5 July 2024

I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 5 July 2024, there are 3,368 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Argentina, Military Records, 1911-1936 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000280); 2,015 indexed records with 2,015 record images, ADDED 03-Jul-2024

--- Collections Updated ---

Argentina, Jujuy, Civil Registration, 1888-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4489444); 7,304 indexed records with 12,448 record images (was 6,515 records with 11,538 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Arkansas, Mortality Schedules, 1860-1880 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000094); 38,307 indexed records with 1,697 record images (was 38,161 records with 1,694 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Aruba, Civil Registration, 1823-2004 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4285043); 18,637 indexed records with 4,525 record images (was 18,398 records with 4,355 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1482191); 101,565 indexed records with 6,411,594 record images (was 101,037 records with 6,411,594 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2138511); 768,338 indexed records with 372,768 record images (was 766,514 records with 372,768 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922463); 9,475,316 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 9,473,561 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Brazil, Alagoas, Church Records, 1802-2016 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2820768); 1,311,489 indexed records with 205,153 record images (was 1,307,895 records with 204,438 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Brazil, Foreigner Files, 1653-2022 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000160); 238,690 indexed records with 214,287 record images (was 10,213 records with 10,213 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Brazil, Mato Grosso, Catholic Church Records, 1872-1932 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000070); 2,594 indexed records with 934 record images (was 2,023 records with 730 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4473609); 415,019 indexed records with 121,958 record images (was 408,923 records with 119,104 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3741255); 1,756,166 indexed records with 893,707 record images (was 1,754,080 records with 889,868 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records, 1785-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177298); 1,398,665 indexed records with 273,847 record images (was 1,389,136 records with 273,847 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 8,518,424 indexed records with 1,082,742 record images (was 8,505,723 records with 1,080,984 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1726975); 27,092,116 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 27,080,053 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1460016); 4,342,162 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 4,341,951 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024

Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2040054); 3,637,391 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 3,637,019 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Census, 1984 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288450); 13,584,706 indexed records with 2,834,527 record images (was 13,581,854 records with 2,823,720 images), UPDATED 03-Jul-2024
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kisantu Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1894-2016 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000138); 18,938 indexed records with 6,888 record images (was 17,747 records with 6,464 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Find a Grave Index (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2221801); 245,751,609 indexed records with 245,751,609 record images (was 244,728,423 records with 244,728,423 images), UPDATED 03-Jul-2024
Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wuppertal, Civil Registration, 1810-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000010); 166,859 indexed records with 158,412 record images (was 165,958 records with 157,737 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

Guadeloupe, Church Records, 1639-1830 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4316498); 751 indexed records with 168 record images (was 704 records with 180 images), UPDATED 30-Jun-2024
Guatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790265); 475,454 indexed records with 370,394 record images (was 474,706 records with 369,877 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Guatemala, Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2006 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2075150); 4,599,684 indexed records with 1,486 record images (was 4,599,509 records with 1,486 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2451045); 1,013,548 indexed records with 17,993 record images (was 1,013,523 records with 17,993 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Guatemala, Izabal, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2443319); 428,460 indexed records with 9,848 record images (was 428,254 records with 9,848 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024

Haiti, Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, Catholic Church Records, 1866-2017 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4279947); 114,868 indexed records with 21,632 record images (was 114,263 records with 21,514 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2820100); 6,692,869 indexed records with 215,635 record images (was 6,645,339 records with 235,636 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1866 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2718545); 312,466 indexed records with 4,543,698 record images (was 275,811 records with 4,543,698 images), UPDATED 01-Jul-2024
Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Caltagirone, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1942 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1493344); 634 indexed records with 554,541 record images (was 562 records with 554,541 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Madagascar, Sainte-Marie Island, Civil Registration, 1820-1870 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000242); 162 indexed records with 29 record images (was 156 records with 28 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

Martinique, Church Records, 1662-1847 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4316497); 13,751 indexed records with 1,452 record images (was 13,688 records with 2,302 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Martinique, Civil Registration Records, 1809-1874 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4316501); 429 indexed records with 118 record images (was 429 records with 118 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1925 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1928860); 11,833,828 indexed records with 742,594 record images (was 11,833,798 records with 742,594 images), UPDATED 03-Jul-2024
Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1883388); 5,952,301 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 5,946,887 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837906); 9,024,769 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 9,023,751 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

Montana, County Voting Records, 1884-1992 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3757185); 741,953 indexed records with 192,270 record images (was 741,769 records with 105,873 images), UPDATED 02-Jul-2024
Namibia, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1904-1984 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2365261); 142,303 indexed records with 17,342 record images (was 142,300 records with 17,342 images), UPDATED 01-Jul-2024
Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000024); 214,189 indexed records with 213,986 record images (was 212,816 records with 212,613 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Papua New Guinea, Vital Records, 1867-2000 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2114430); 374,775 indexed records with 329,162 record images (was 368,945 records with 322,361 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Paraguay, Cemetery Records, 1917-2012 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000254); 16,371 indexed records with 16,336 record images (was 16,363 records with 16,328 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1589502); 3,593,827 indexed records with 1,789,697 record images (was 3,593,810 records with 1,789,697 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 21,185,101 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,179,857 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Peru, Diocese of Huaraz, Catholic Church Records, 1641-2016 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2787829); 1,117,907 indexed records with 264,364 record images (was 1,112,213 records with 263,446 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Portugal, Faro, Civil Registration, 1880-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4122681); 24,145 indexed records with 13,329 record images (was 23,908 records with 11,627 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1935451); 1,095,487 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 1,095,338 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024

Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807092); 3,323,192 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,322,608 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 04-Jul-2024
Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1469151); 484,018 indexed records with 128,317 record images (was 479,966 records with 128,317 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Russia, Tobolsk, Church Books, 1722-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4496122); 44,864,221 indexed records with 1,240,436 record images (was 47,009,553 records with 1,240,436 images), UPDATED 30-Jun-2024
South Africa, Western Cape, Deceased Estate Files, 1951-1958 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4319131); 602,476 indexed records with 345,783 record images (was 596,353 records with 345,666 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1973 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417492); 1,244,647 indexed records with 682,974 record images (was 1,244,426 records with 682,974 images), UPDATED 03-Jul-2024

Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324); 4,539,443 indexed records with 4,476,649 record images (was 4,539,443 records with 4,476,649 images), UPDATED 01-Jul-2024
United States Census, 1880 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683); 50,472,094 indexed records with 1,080,487 record images (was 50,472,094 records with 1,080,487 images), UPDATED 02-Jul-2024
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530); 16,369,741 indexed records with 24,999,338 record images (was 25,909,329 records with 24,999,338 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1837849); Index only (1,358,818 records), no images (was 1,349,209 records with 0 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823609); 1,146,597 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 1,145,954 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

Venezuela, Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, Catholic Church Records, 1634-2018 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2373794); 1,151 indexed records with 581 record images (was 301 records with 155 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4465438); 324,935 indexed records with 118,014 record images (was 316,982 records with 114,486 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Zambia, Archdiocese of Lusaka, Church Records, 1950-2015 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3736255); 537,116 indexed records with 44,801 record images (was 530,565 records with 44,090 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Zimbabwe, Diocese of Gweru, Catholic Church Records, 1904-2022 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000102); 83 indexed records with 15,566 record images (was 83 records with 14,676 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024
Zimbabwe, Diocese of Hwange, Catholic Church Records, 1924-2022 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000103); 3,956 indexed records with 9,301 record images (was 3,857 records with 8,296 images), UPDATED 05-Jul-2024

--- Collections with images removed ---


Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307888); 1,875,674 indexed records with 1,850,755 record images (was 1,875,674 records with 1,851,961 images), last updated 13-Jun-2024
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,745,279 indexed records with 1,743,743 record images (was 1,745,279 records with 1,743,746 images), last updated 13-Jun-2024

--- Collections with new records ---

Guadeloupe, Civil Registration Records, 1792-1872 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/4293709); 1,125 indexed records with 159 record images (was 1,117 records with 159 images), last updated 28-Jun-2024

--- Collections with records removed ---

Mexico, Guanajuato, Catholic Church Records, 1519-1984 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1860831); 12,174,621 indexed records with 4,584,983 record images (was 12,174,622 records with 4,584,983 images), last updated 13-Jun-2024
United States, US Residence Database, 1970-2024 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/5000290); Index only (413,877,972 records), no images (was 413,877,975 records with 0 images), last updated 22-Jun-2024
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Valencia, Catholic Church Records, 1760, 1905-2013 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2076861); 1,577,337 indexed records with 665,914 record images (was 1,577,338 records with 665,914 images), last updated 14-Jun-2024
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951777); 20,503,522 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 20,503,524 records with 1,899,876 images), last updated 14-Jun-2024

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My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED, and to alphabetize the entries in each category. Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

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 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, July 5, 2024

Added and Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 29 June to 5 July 2024

The following genealogy record collections were added to the Ancestry.com Card Catalog page by Date Updated during the period from 29 June to 5 July 2024:

The ADDED and Updated collections include:

Greece, Electoral Rolls and Male Registers, 1830-1940; indexed records without record images, ADDED 7/1/2024.  This collection contains an index of electoral rolls and male registers produced in Greece between 1830 and 1940. The electoral rolls identify Greek citizens who were eligible to vote in elect...

Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Burial Registers, 1769-1983; indexed records with record images, ADDED 7/1/2024.  This collection contains over two hundred years of records for cemeteries and churchyards across Aberdeenshire from between the years 1769 and 1983. The burial registers list all those interre...

Meiningen, Germany, Marriages, 1874-1940; indexed records with record images, ADDED    7/1/2024.  This collection contains marriage records from Meiningen, Germany between 1874 and 1940.

Meiningen, Germany, Deaths 1874-1990; indexed records with record images, ADDED 7/1/2024.  This collection includes the civil registers of marriages from Meiningen between 1874 and 1990.

Meiningen, Germany, Births, 1874-1910; indexed records with record images, ADDED 7/1/2024.  This collection contains birth records from Meiningen, Germany between 1874 and 1910.

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

By my count, there were 5 NEW record collection ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,517 collections available as of 5 July, an  INCREASE of 5 from last week. 

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Disclosure: I pay for an All-Access subscription from Ancestry.com. In past years. Ancestry.com  provided a complimentary All Access subscription, material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City.

The URL for this post is: https://www.geneamusings.com/2024/07/added-and-updated-ancestrycom-record.html

Copyright (c) 2024, Randall J. Seaver

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52 Relatives: Devier David Carringer (1889-1890) of National City, California

 Devier David Carringer was born 19 August 1889 in National City, San Diego County, California, the first son of Henry Austin and Abbey Ardell "Della" Carringer.[1-5]  His name remembers his two grandfathers - David Jackson Carringer and Devier James Smith.  

The San Diego Union newspaper announced in the August 24, 1889 edition that:

"Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Carringer rejoice in the arrival of a bright faced boy, who tips the scales at nine pounds."

 The joy turned to sorrow when Devier suddenly died on May 10, 1890 in National City, San Diego County, California, at the age of 8 months, 22 days.[6-8] He was buried in La Vista Cemetery in National City, San Diego County, California.[9-10]  

A memorial card for Devier David Carringer was passed down through the family over the years.  It says:

"In Loving Remembrance

"Devier Carringer
Died May 10, 1890
Aged 9 Months.

"'One less at home
The charmed circle broken -- a dear face
Missed day by day from its usual place.
But cleansed, saved, perfected by grace,
One more in heaven.'

"'One less on earth
The pain, its sorrow and its toil to share.
One less the pilgrim's daily cross to bear.
One more the crown of the blessed to wear,
At home in heaven.'"

The family archives include several letters from the extended Smith family in Kansas and the extended  Carringer family in Pennsylvania that try to reassure the family that it was God's will.  The death of baby Devier apparently caused Austin and Della to renounce their Christian faith.

SOURCES:

1. unknown, Devier J. Smith, 1889-1920, Devier J. Smith Family Bible [loose pages of Birth, Marriages, Death and Note Pages] (no publication information), David Devier Carringer birth entry, born 19 August 1889.

2. unknown, Devier J. Smith, 1889-1920, Devier J. Smith Family Bible [loose pages of Birth, Marriages, Death and Note Pages], Deaths, David Devier Carringer birth entry, born 19 August 1889.

3. Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer, Carringer Family Births, Marriages and Deaths (loose pages, 1828-1946) (n.p. : n.p., n.d. before 1901), Births, Devier David Carringer birth entry, 19 August 1889.

4. National City, California, "National City Birth Register [1886-1920],", unnumbered page, Devier David Carringer birth entry, born 19 August 1889; in possession of Chula Vista Genealogical Society, Chula Vista, Calif.

5. "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994," indexed database with digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ :, accessed 16 March 2018), Devier David Carringer, 19 Aug 1889; citing Births, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, California State Archives, Sacramento.

6. unknown, Devier J. Smith, 1889-1920, Devier J. Smith Family Bible [loose pages of Birth, Marriages, Death and Note Pages], Deaths, David Devier Carringer death entry, died 10 May 1890.

7. Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer, Carringer Family Births, Marriages and Deaths (loose pages, 1828-1946), Births, Devier David Carringer death entry, 10 May 1890.

8. Devier Carringer memorial card, in Carringer Family papers collection, May 1890, privately held by Randall J. Seaver, 1154 Via Trieste, Chula Vista, Calif.. black card with gold printing, includes a poem. passed from Henry Austin Carringer to Lyle L. Carringer (1946) to Betty (Carringer) Seaver (1977) to Randall J. Seaver (2002).

9. La Vista Memorial Park (National City, San Diego, CA), Grave markers, Devier D. Carringer gravestone.

10.  Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85240756/devier_david-carringer: accessed July 4, 2024), memorial page for Devier David Carringer (19 Aug 1889–10 May 1890), Find a Grave Memorial ID 85240756, citing La Vista Memorial Park, National City, San Diego County, California, USA; Maintained by Khopper (contributor 47550205).

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Devier David Carringer (1889-1890) was my granduncle, the brother of my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976).  I cannot let his memory die.  I cannot imagine the grief experienced by my great-grandparents at this time.  They were alone in San Diego at this time, two years after their marriage.  Della's brother, two sisters and her mother eventually came and lived in San Diego.

I have posted over 500 genealogical sketches of  my ancestors back through the 7th great-grandparents and a number of close relatives - see the list in 52 Ancestors/Relatives Biographies.  

This "52 Relatives" theme is a weekly series to document the lives of siblings of my ancestors with relatively short genealogical sketches, including important events, and with source citations.  These relatives lived and died within a family structure, and deserve a genealogical sketch - they were integral parts and important persons in the lives of my ancestral families.  I will post the sketches on my Ancestry Member Tree, WikiTree, and in the FamilySearch Family Tree. 

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Findmypast Friday: Explore New Records from Peterborough to Pennsylvania

 I received this information from Findmypast today:

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Explore new records from Peterborough to Pennsylvania.

This week sees three exciting additions to our record collection - delve into women's wartime stories with new Women's Land Army service cards.

If you have East Coast branches on your family tree, you may find a familiar name or two within over 36,000 Huguenot Society Application Papers, or within the 195,000 Roman Catholic baptism and marriage records from New York that we added this week.

Women’s Land Army Service Cards, 1939-1950

We added 36,438 Women's Land Army service cards this week. These images and transcriptions may reveal new information about your wartime ancestors.

Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania Application Papers

Was your relative a member of the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania? Explore these 36,438 new records to find out.

New York Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms and Marriages

Researching your New York ancestors just got easier, as we've added 170,637 baptisms and 125,977 marriages from the city's Roman Catholic parishes.

Explore over 80 million pages from across the globe

We added two new English titles to our newspaper archive this week. We also updated a further existing 20 publications, taking our total page count to over 80 million. With so many fascinating titles to explore, what will you discover?  Here's everything that's been added this week.

New titles:
  • Boston Independent and Lincolnshire Advertiser, 1879-1891, 1899-1908
  • Lancing Herald, 1987-1991, 1997, 1999
Updated titles:
  • Alnwick Mercury, 2003
  • Belfast News-Letter, 1801, 1805, 1807-1809
  • Birmingham Daily Post, 1983
  • Birmingham Mail, 1958, 1965
  • Bucks Herald, 1996, 1999
  • Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, 1996
  • Huntly Express, 1918-1920
  • Inverness Courier, 1932-1938, 1942, 1957-1967
  • John o’ Groat Journal, 1952
  • Leamington Spa Courier, 1971-1976, 1996, 1998, 2002
  • Leven Mail, 1964-1965
  • Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1958, 1962, 1966-1970, 1975, 1977, 1980-1982
  • Liverpool Daily Post (Welsh Edition), 1991
  • Mid Sussex Times, 1977-1978, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003
  • Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 1996
  • Northern Chronicle and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland, 1918-1919
  • Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 1953
  • Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 1995-1999, 2001, 2003
  • Walsall Observer, 1983
  • Witness (Edinburgh), 1850-1851, 1853
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Thursday, July 4, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 8th Cousin 1x Removed Glenn Curtiss, the Famous American Aviation Pioneer

This week's famous cousin is my 8th cousins 1x removed Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930), the famous American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. airplane industry.

Here is Glenn Curtiss' Family Search Family Tree biography:

When Glenn Hammond Curtiss was born on 21 May 1878, in Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Frank Richmond Curtiss, was 23 and his mother, Lua A Andrews, was 22. He married Lena Pearl Neff on 7 March 1898, in Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States in 1920 and Miami Springs, Dade, Florida, United States in 1930. He died on 23 July 1930, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States.

The Wikipedia profile for  Glenn Curtiss is here.  It includes:

Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles. As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships. In 1908, Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association, a pioneering research group, founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia, to build flying machines.

Curtiss won a race at the world's first international air meet in France and made the first long-distance flight in the U.S. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, which later merged into the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy, and, during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were some of the most important types in the interwar and World War II eras.

Here is the Relative Finder chart showing my relationship to Glenn Hammond Curtiss is:

My most recent common ancestors with 8th cousin 1x removed cousin Glenn Hammond Curtiss are my 10th great-grandparents Richard Sawtell (1611-1694) and Elizabeth Pople (1611-1694). 

Are you related to the Glenn Hammond Curtiss?  Check out his profile on the FamilySearch Family Tree and click the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to have your profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.

This shows that you never know to whom you might be related!!!  I'm having lots of Genealogy Fun.  Click here to see all of my famous cousins.

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For Independence Day -- The Ballad of Asahel Read

 I had ChatGPT-4o write a poem about my Revolutionary War soldier ancestors in Independence Day - My 23 Known Revolutionary War Soldier Ancestors - Randy's Heroes and then had the bright idea to write a poem about my 5th great-granduncle, Asahel Read (1753-1775), the son of my 5th great-grandparents Isaac and Experience (Willis) Read, who died during the Battle of Lexington on 19 April 1775.

I wrote about Asahel Read in My Uncle, Asahel Read (1753-1775) died at Lexington on 19 April 1775.

Here is the ChatGPT-4o poem commemorating Asahel Read (given a suitable prompt):

The Ballad of Asahel Read


In Sudbury town, in a house so neat, Asahel Read was born, a heart so sweet.
Last child of Isaac and Experience's line, In 1753, a joy divine.

With schooling brief, he learned the trade, Of farm life’s toil in sun and shade.
He sowed the seeds, the earth did turn, Harvests reaped as seasons churned.

With cows he worked and horses groomed, In nature’s rhythm, his heart attuned.
He loved the town, the river's play, Flirted with girls in a youthful way.

To church he’d go, with friends he'd meet, In laughter’s echo, life was sweet.
Yet shadows crept on freedom's dawn, A call to arms, a war was drawn.

April 19th, the warning spread, "The Redcoats march," the call was said.
With courage bold and spirit bright, He mounted horse and joined the fight.

To Lexington, he rode with speed, In freedom's name, a noble deed.
But fate was harsh, a musket's fire, A life cut short, a family’s ire.

His body brought to Sudbury’s ground, In sorrow's grip, his kin were bound.
A hero's rest, in earth's embrace, Their apple gone, a vacant space.

In memory's hold, he lives anew, In hearts that beat, both strong and true.
Asahel Read, forever young, In freedom's song, his name is sung.

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Treasure Chest Thursday - 1729 Marriage Record of John Hill (1707-1759) and Esther Bulkley (1713-1770) in Fairfield, Connecticut

 It's Treasure Chest Thursday - an opportunity to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history research and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1729 Marriage of John Hill and Esther Bulkley in the Fairfield, Connecticut Town Records, along with John Hill's death record:


The marriage record, and John Hill's death record, are the 12th and 13th items from the bottom of the page:


The abstract of this record is:

"[HILL] John, m. Esther BULKLEY, Jan 27, 1729
[HILL] John, d. Dec. 17, 1759."

The source citation for the marriage record is (using Evidence Explained 4th edition template):

Fairfield, Connecticut Marriages, John Hill and Esther Bulkley marriage entry, 17 January 1729; imaged,   "Connecticut, U.S.,  Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)," Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/570681:1062), Fairfield Vital Records, 1639-1850, page 65 (image 75 of 162); original data in Connecticut town and church record books, compiled iWhite, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital RecordsVol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

For the death record:

Fairfield, Connecticut Marriages, John Hill death entry, 17 December 1759; imaged,   "Connecticut, U.S.,  Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)," Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/570681:1062), Fairfield Vital Records, 1639-1850, page 65 (image 75 of 162); original data in Connecticut town and church record books, compiled iWhite, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital RecordsVol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

This is a Derivative Source record (because it is compiled from an original church record) with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage of John Hill and Esther Bulkley on 17 January 1729 in Fairfield, and of the death of John Hill on 17 December 1759 in Fairfield.

John Hill (1707-1759) was born 29 June 1707 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the son of John and Jane (--?--) Hill.  John died on 17 December 1759 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  He married Esther Bulkley (1713-1770), the daughter of Joseph and Esther (Bulkley) Bulkley, on 17 January 1729 in Fairfield, Connecticut.  They had as many as 10 children.

John and Esther (Bulkley) Hill are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Sarah Hill (1742-1832), who married George Wakeman (1740-1814).

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Independence Day - My 23 Known Revolutionary War Soldier Ancestors - Randy's Heroes

I have listed, and linked to my blog posts (in blue), my known Revolutionary War soldier ancestors:





Amazingly, each of them survived their wartime experiences.

I thank God for these men, the families that nurtured them, the wives and families that supported them, and the children who learned from them the importance of service and devotion to their country.

Thank you, gentlemen soldiers, and your families, for your service, devotion and courage.  I am proud of you, and wish that I had known you.  You've provided me with a wonderful ancestry, and I greatly appreciate it, every day, and especially this day!

Here is a poem created by Artificial Intelligence using ChatGPT-4o:

Randy's Revolutionary Heroes

Across the fields where freedom's light was won, Brave men arose to face the rising sun. With hearts resolved, they answered duty's call, For liberty and justice, gave their all.

Norman Seaver, with steadfast heart so true, Joined the fight for freedom, brave and new. Benjamin Seaver stood with valor strong, In battles fierce, he fought for right, not wrong.

Zachariah Hildreth, in the fray so bold, Carved his name in history’s book of gold. Isaac Buck, with courage undeterred, Fought for a land where liberty was stirred.

Phinehas Brigham, through the storm he pressed, With iron will and patriot’s zest. Thomas Dill, a beacon in the night, Guided by the torch of freedom's light.

Jeremiah Knowlton, resolute and brave, For independence, his all he gave. Ephraim Sawtell, in the face of fear, Stood his ground, his purpose ever clear.

David Kirby, soldier of the fight, Battled on through day and darkest night. Joseph Champlin, with a noble heart, In the quest for freedom, played his part.

Joseph Oatley, in the heat of war, Held the line and battled evermore. Martin Carringer, with courage grand, Fought for liberty throughout the land.

Phillip Row and Peter Putman too, In the fight for freedom, heroes true. Stephen Cutter, Stephen Feather brave, In the annals of our past, their names engrave.

Rudolf Spengler, with a steadfast hand, Fought to free our precious homeland. Phillip Jacob King, with a warrior's grace, Carved his mark in freedom's sacred space.

John Underhill, in battle’s fierce embrace, Held the line with honor and with grace. Burgess Metcalf, with a heart so bold, In the revolution's story, his tale is told.

To all these men, our thanks we dearly owe, For their courage let our gratitude show. They fought and bled to keep our country free, Their legacy, a beacon for you and me.

In fields of green and skies of azure blue, Their spirits soar, their hearts forever true. We honor them, with reverence and pride, For in their sacrifice, our freedom’s tide.

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