Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Random Comment(s) #2

Wanted to share my happy news .... well happy for me ...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Random Comment(s) #1

Well ... I haven't had a full Ancestry.com membership in a few years ... and when I got into the Free stuff Ancestry.com was allowing yesterday I got myself into a pickle. I'm in a pickle because...
  1. I still don't have an account ... well except for the basic one that allows me to show off my family tree info that I have worked on since I was in high school.
  2. I found a free website that shows a lot of great "grave" information (it's called www.findagrave.com) and with my husbands side of the family I keep finding one person after another, which yes would typically be GREAT but when I'm not wanting to go back to being full time genealogist quite yet makes for it to be a bit daunting at times. Mostly because it's not like I could just stop in the middle of finding all this info ... I mean that would be stupid ... right? =0)
  3. Then I have other things I need to be doing instead of this ... even though I still finding it dauntingly fascinating *hehee* ... like starting to read a novel I committed to so I can review it like I promised by Friday (Jan 2nd 2015) for my other blog.
Sorry for the random rant. But if you get a chance you should really check out the above "grave" website. Even though I'm finding myself sucked in without any leeway out right now ... I like being able to find historical information about relatives that I don't have to pay for, especially when I live out of state and aren't able to hit the actual archives.

Take care, Jess

Monday, December 29, 2014

Edward M R Merchant - U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Today (December 29th) Ancestry.com is giving away FREE ACCESS to their "Best Collections of 2014!"

I got a definite match up for Edward M R Merchant (who is the husband of my husband's '3rd Great Grand Aunt') with the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Here is what I found out:

Name: Edward R Merchant
Birth Date: 5 Jul 1871
Birth Place: New Brunswick, Canada
Death Date: 24 Apr 1941
Death Place: Beals, Washington County, Maine, USA
Cemetery: Sewall Field Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Washington County, Maine, USA
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Hannah F Merchant
Father:
Children: Janie Idelia Alley Seavey
URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=70670506&ref=acom

Source Citation: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

CLICK HERE to view the document.

** When finding this information I learned of other people within his family who I had listed and/or married in other branches were attached to his family too. **

Gideon Poulin - U.S. Naturalization Record

Today (December 29th) Ancestry.com is giving away FREE ACCESS to their "Best Collections of 2014!"

I got a definite match up for Gideon Poulin (who is the husband of my '1st cousin 3x removed') with the U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992. Here is what I found out:

Name: Gedeon Poulin
Birth Date: 16 Jan 1870
Birth Place: Canada
Age at Event: 21
Court District: Portland, Maine
Year of Arrival: 25 Sept 1874
Date of Action: 28 Feb 1891

Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906 (M1299); Microfilm Serial: M1299; Microfilm Roll: 101

CLICK HERE to view the document.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Ancestry's Ancestor Calculations


Friday, December 19, 2014

News Article: Mapping Migration in the United States

I found this interesting article from the New York Times about where people were born in the USA during 2012...

Mapping Migration in the United States

Where people who lived in each state in 2012 were born
Each shape represents where the people living in a state were born. Within a state, larger shapes mean a group makes up a larger share of the population. [Click Here to read more]

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day

-- Below are photos of my Grandfather when he served in the Army. --

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