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10/31/10 9:44 A

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I'm taking a break from genealogy at the moment. I've been concentrating on my maternal grandfather's fathers side (does that make sense) since not much was known when my grandfather was alive. I do know that my great great grandfather fought in Civil War and was Chief of Police in Scranton, PA for awhile.

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Just sharing today. I haven't done any genealogy for over a month. The last time I did it, I spent 6-8 hrs./day for one week when I found some new death certificates for Puerto Rico in www.new.familysearch.org. I have ADHD and sometimes I hyperfocus. I want to do some more again.

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I live in Alexandria, MN. born and raise in Cameron, MO. Met my Husband in Nashville, TN 34 years ago. He was getting on the wrong bus. emoticon

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1910 Fed Census - Lewis, Atoka, Oklahoma
Rose, Alexander - 26 - Texas
(Meek) Esther Lee - 18 - Tennessee (Jos. dau)
Rose, William J. - 1 - Oklahoma
Henson, Dee - 6 - Oklahoma (orphan)
Meek, Joseph A. - 57 - Tennessee (widow) b: abt 1853

Do you have a birth year? Other census years... 1870 - 3 Joseph Meeks (1845, 1855, 1859)
1880 - b: 1830, 1845, 1858
1920 - Joseph Meek b: 1855 in Texas

Found several Joseph Meek's - some white, black & Mulatto....

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BOSSMARE, do you already have the information from the 1910 census?

I also found a marriage that could be him, but no way to prove it not knowing where he was from in Tennessee. J.A. Meeks married Sarah J. Pryor in Henry County, Tennessee on July 24, 1873.

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Does anybody have information on the Meek family? Joseph A. Meek, my ggf, moved from Tennessee to Oklahoma by 1910. I'd sure like to find out more about him.

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Two of Antoine Page's kids moved to Minnesota, not certain of the other 4.

Stanislaus James Page b: 4 Jan 1859 Longueuil, Quebec d: 8 Apr 1924 Crookston, Minnesota

Joseph J. Page b: 9 May 1862 Longueuil, Quebec d: 20 Apr 1918 Gentilly, Minnesota

The earliest date I have is Raymond Page b: 1602 Quierzy, Aisne, France d: 20 Nov 1683 Quebec

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Annie,
I am so excited! Pagé - my husband's family - maybe a connection. If you give me the names and birthdates of the ones that moved to Minnesota I can check to see if there's a connection....

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I am researching the Page family, they came from central France and settled in Longueil, Quebec and then in the mid 1800's they headed for northern Minnesota.

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I'm fairly new to the Team and not sure if anyone else has shared their family research info.

I'm living in eastern Ontario and the majority of my family and husband's family have been in this region since the end of the American Revolution. The primary names I am researching are:

McNaughton, McDonald, McDonnell, Grant, Cumming, Clement, Eastman, Bourgeois, Faust(Germany and then Quebec), Pagé, Lalonde

If anyone has information on any of these families, I would be pleased to share what I know. Likewise, if anyone is looking for information on families in the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry regions of Ontario I would be happy to help out.

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The reunion sounds like you will receive a treasure trove of new family members!! Be sure & bring pictures with you, especially if you have some you can't identify.

Was chatting with my dad, over the wknd about my new finds. He told me that his Cousin George (the old sea captain) came to visit one time & my brother took him to school for "show & tell". Sounded like all the 2nd grade teachers brought their classes together to listen to the stories George had to share.

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That is exciting. I'll bet you are looking forward to it. Just think of all the new relatives you'll meet. Be sure to tell us all about it when you come back.

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I've had a relatively fun and important breakthrough on my paternal side.

I found a post from a ggs of my ggf. I emailed him, and we do share that family line. His gm was my gf's sister. He gave me more info about my ggf, and was able to get copies of the Masonic docs relating to my ggr. I got to see my ggf's signature on a document he signed at age 69.

Even better, my NJ cousin told me that an Alabama cousin hosts a Wynn family reunion every year. It's October 24, about 3 hours from my house, and I've already made the hotel reservations to go. It's the Winn/Wynn/Wynne reunion, and last year cousins came from 6 states. I can't wait to meet these people. My ggf and his parents are from Georgia, but I haven't made it over to their hometown yet. I should be able to pick up lots of good info from the reunion, though.

I found this guy through Dogpile or another one of those far-reaching search engines. I put in my ggf's name, and up popped this email from my NJ cousin to someone else. You never know how far the internet reaches, do you?

Anyhow, I'm really excited about the reunion in 3 weeks. I hope to have lots to report after we get back.

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Sasyblonde, is this your Helen Elizabeth Mattice? if so, check out the following link for more information about the family.

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Children of Arthur Mattice and Ira Ruland are:
3249 i. Helen Elizabeth10 Mattice, born July 30,
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Hey, good for you. Any breakthrough is worth celebrating. You may discover evenmore spelling variations before you're finished. You might also try Fenforum.com. It is a free site & has lots of information on it No matter where you get your information, remember to try to verify it somewhere else as well.

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Using FamilySearch.org, I found that I had misleading information. Apparently, one of the great-grandmothers went by her middle name, Elizabeth, although her first name was Helen. Also had a mispelling on the last name of Mattis, as the family had it recorded as "Mattice".

Luckily, I'm using myheritage.com so I'm able to compare my tree to others and have found SEVERAL distant family members :)

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Today's treasure find was George Leonhard's wife! I knew that he worked for Sun Oil Co in PA & his wife lived in Denmark. Today I found NY Passenger List records of Huldfred Rugholm Leonhard arriving (1950, 1953 & 1956). All records point to them living in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Now if I could just find their kids!

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That's for sure. My grandparents' marriage license was recorded under Robertson instead of Robinson. I found it when I was searching my grandmother's name.

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Being flexible and imaginative about spelling/handwriting gets you through many brick walls. Great Grandmother Dinah Jago from Cornwall was married twice, so had three possible surnames, (only one of which was spelled conventionally and consistently the same) Jago, Jagoe, Gago, Gage, Davis, Davey, Davy... and so on. Her given name appears as Dinah, Diana, Dina, and Dramma (!) I don't believe she could read or write, so was at the mercy, wit, and understanding of anyone taking a census or filling out a form.
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This is so true...family stories can bend & twist over the years. Had always heard that my Gr-Gr-Gpa left youngest child (baby) with another family in Illinois and later found out it was his 2-yr old kid & not the baby.

Charlotte grew up feeling like her family never wanted her...cuz the family she grew up with never adopted her.

It was interesting to read what my Gr-Gr-Gpa did. He was a ship captain taking crops from LaSalle Cty, IL up to Chicago. Have since done research on that "canal".

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Its so great to see that members of this team are having 'break-through's' in their ancestry search. I'm always amazed when I have one these moments in my own searching and it always seems that I find the information in the most unlikely places. I've decided that the best motto to have is 'if you can't find the answer in all the places you expect to find information, then start looking in the most unlikely places'. My other motto is 'don't necessarily believe the old stories that have been passed down from generation to generation'-some are true and some are only partly true.

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Annie, I'm thrilled for you. It's such a great feeling when you make a discovery like that, expecially one that leads to other discoveries.

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Dad's cousing George & his bro Wenzel were born in Green Bay, WI. In the early 1900's George's family moved to Denmark (where his parents were born) and where the other 5 siblings were born (I know of 6).

I know that George worked for Sun Oil Co in Pennsylvania (he was a Captain of their tankers). I've also contacted this company in the past, but they require a SS# - then I got to thinking, he probably retired before SS#'s were established, so I might try writing them again.

Found a note that listed Wenzel's wife - so my search started with her. Found her born in Lead, South Dakota..which lead me to her family, which eventually lead me to Washington & Wenzel's kids.

The key was in the spelling of the last name. My notes had them as Leonard & found them as Leonhard. Once I input the correct spelling, I found emigration, naturalization, passport, death, obits, births, etc...

The gates opened & I've been flooded with new found information and having a blast!

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Isn't it great when you do manage to break through a brick wall & find some information that opens things up for you. I've got several that I'd love to find ANYTHING on. Oh well, it'll happen someday.

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I broke thru one of my "brick walls" today! Found immigration, naturalization & passport records. Just LOVE those passport application records - can glean SO much information from them!!

Then called my dad & told him I found a couple more of his cousins. We must have chatted on the phone for 2 hours! lol

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I found a copy of my grandparents marriage license, two more censuses that they are on & my great-grandfathers birth record. This is the stuff that's slow, but I'm happy to be making progress.

Now if I could just get a handle on some of my 'brick walls' I'd really be happy.

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You could also post what information you do have here & maybe someone on the team would be able to help you. I'll try & I'm sure there are others also willing to help.

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Yes, that's an excellent idea! Leaves messages on genealogy message boards!!

Two years ago I received a response & now have found my great grandfathers half siblings and their families. And *poof* my family tree exploded with new names!

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Sasyblonde, have you tried looking for your father online? Someone else could be researching the family & you might find a lead that way. I've discovered some information by typing in the person's name followed by genealogy. Ex: john smith genealogy
You might not find anything, but you never know.

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My family history is from Kansas City, Mo and Alexandria, Mn. I found online www.usgenweb.com and www.rootweb.com . I hope to more after I get my business going.

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I have been doing genealogy for 16 years. I found few my cousins I have not seen for years. My Mother died when I was 8 years old and my Father died when I was 13 years old. We have 5000 names in the tree. My husband from Minnesota and I am from Missouri. We meet in Nashville, TN 35 years ago.

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I'm looking in FL first, as that's where my dad lived when he was with the woman. It's a long tangled story, but it ends with me looking for someone with no more than their fathers name, social and DOB.

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Welcome Sasy! Depends on which state you are looking in. Both MN & TX list the mothers maiden names ~ haven't run across it in other states (yet).

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Welcome to the team. We're glad that you've joined us.

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Hey everyone, I'm new to the genealogy stuff and I'm trying to fill in the one missing piece to the current family, which is a half sibling on my dad's side when I don't know the names or birth dates. Does anyone know where I might be able to find birth certificates searches by parents? Do they even exist?

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Hi everyone!

Searching death certificates from Puerto Rico, I found out that my maternal grandmother had a sister die at the age of 15 from meningitis; my father had a sister who died at the age of 10 months from birth defect complications; my maternal grandmother died of complications of diabetes and my great-uncle on my father's side (I didn't know diabetes ran in the family).

It has been an adventure.

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9/15/10 10:58 P

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Yes, it was a state census ~ more of a "Territorial State Census". Just thought it an odd year.

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Annie, is it a state census maybe?

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My sister has located a lot of information on the Butterfield line. The two of us hope to connect all of our Butterfields to it soon.

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9/12/10 9:32 P

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I ran across the oddest thing the other day....a Census from 1857. I truly took a double take on the year!!

~Annie B

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I did work on my genealogy quite a bit yesterday. Found a couple of things that didn't really give me new information, but they did prove information I already had. That's always good. I had my maternal grandparent's date & place of marriage from her Bible, but hadn't been able to confirm it with a legal document Finally found it yesterday - they had my grandfather's name down as M.C. Robertson instead of N.C. Robinson. This isn't unusual, but for some reason when I tried to get a copy, I didn't ask them to look under Robertson, too. He did sign it as N.C. Robinson (Newton Curd Robinson).

My other find was a 1910 census records that had my paternal grandfather listed. It gives me a place to begin looking. My grandfather was born in Canada & my grandmother was born in Ireland. They were married in St. Louis in 1900; had sons in 1902, 1904, 1906 & 1908; and he died in 1910. This is the first legal document other than their marriage license that has any reference to him. I had always been under the impression that both of his parents were born in England, but the census record says they were both born in Canada (English).

One problem solved (I have a copy of the marriage license for my mother's parents) & another arises (were my father's grandparents born in Canada or England?

Oh well, that's one of the challenges that makes genealogy research so interesting. And rewarding when you get an answer.

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emoticon GOOD MORNING!

WE'RE TRYING TO GET BACK INTO FAMILY HISTORY BUT ARE ALSO TRYING TO FINISH UP WITH THE HOUSE 7 GET THE OUT SIDE CLEANED & READY FOR WINTER. GOOD THING WE'RE BOTH RETIRED! emoticon emoticon

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Heading back to NY on Tuesday where I go to the county Archives and search.

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Yeah. Be careful what you look for, you just might find it. As the old saying goes, 'You can choose your friends, but not your relatives.' Oh well, it's still fun & still interesting. I followed a branch like that once & discvered that my uncle's neighbors in Fort Smith were related to us.m m They had kinown each other for many years & had no clue.

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I often get side-tracked down some limb & after a couple hours wonder.....now where did this all begin? LOL

Yesterday was working on my maternal Gr-gpa's line, following each of the childrens families & ended up with research & families in the rural town I currently live in.

OMG...am I really related to all these snobs in town??? Too funny......

~Annie B

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There's more than one way to root out an ancestor...! emoticon

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QUILTINGB52, I agree. The hunt is great fun. I'd probably make progress faster if I went in a straight line, but I just can't do that either. I skip around. I used to be able to spend a lot more time on my research, but I'm trying to get back to it more.

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WooHoo on finding some leads!

I work on genealogy almost every day...sometimes ALL day long! So many new records available that I keep updating my files.

I don't go (just) straight up...but sideways & forward.

When not working on my own, I also keep my BF's family tree up-to-date. And who-ever else I'm working on.

Just love the hunt!

~Annie B

My day is not complete until needle, thread & fabric meet!!

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~Thomas L. Odem, Jr.

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I spent a couple of hours doing some genealogy research today. I was looking for information on one of my "brick walls" - Narcissa (Leeper) Miles. I didn't find any new information on her, but I did find a later Narcissa Jane Leeper who lived in Missouri. Can't believe the name is a coincidence, so I'll do some work on the Missouri Narcissa. She is the right age to possibly be a niece. If so, maybe I can backtrack her parents to find out where my Narcissa came from.

After Narcissa died, her husband Bedford W. Miles married Elizabeth Jane Bumpass & I found some information on her today. It's just incidental as she's not really in my family line, except by marriage to Bedford. His only child, Ann, was the daughter of Narcissa & Ann is my gggrandmother.

It wasn't a lot, but as you all probably know, we take what we can get where we can get it.

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