Saturday, April 5, 2008
Also, John wrote a response to this article that you might want to read as well.
The Civil War Era ancestors that I am writing about are my ancestors who primarily lived in Saint Joseph County, Michigan (or at least southwest Michigan): the Detwiler and Oswalt families. As I mentioned before, the men in the Stout family did not serve, although the eventually husband of my Stout ancestor's sister-in-law did serve. (Of course, he did not marry the sister-in-law until a couple years after the war ended.) I don't know at the moment why the men did not serve, although that does not mean that they were unpatriotic. It is possible that Reuben Stout might have donated some money for the war effort. (I have to recheck the newspaper article as I accidentally cut off some information when I printed it from the microfilm.)
Either way, it was the men in the Oswalt and Detwiler families who primarily made up the Civil War veterans in my family. Of course, I should state that these men did not sign up all at the same time. Three of the men joined a Michigan infantry in 1862. The rest joined a Michigan regiment in February of 1865. The Michigan men that I hope to write about sometime in the future (and not in any particular order) are:
- Adam Oswalt
- Benjamin Oswalt
- William Oswalt
- John Detwiler
- Joseph Detwiler
- Alexander Detwiler
- George W. Detwiler
- Philip Lang(e)
I must state, though, that I still need to do research on most of these men, so I'll be posting on these men as I learn more information about them. Obviously, this will be an ongoing series of posts.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Although I wasn't alive at the time of the Civil Rights movement, I understand that the History Channel will have a two hour show on Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 6th (I think). It looks like it will be an interesting show from the ads on TV.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
- 1870 U. S. Census
- 1930 Mexico Census
- State censuses of South Dakota and Wisconsin
- Irish bmds
- Philadelphia marriage indexes
As you can see, several records are being indexed. A few of these records have been indexed for a while. You can find out more information here.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
- Winging It
- Ahnenforschung Genealogy - My Time In History (Note: auf Deutsch/ in German)
- Genealogy Works & Fun Blog
You can find these and other blogs on the lower left side of the blog. Any suggestions for other history or genealogy blogs are welcome.