This picture was taken by my parents last year on a trip they made out west. I think this picture was taken in Glacier National Park. Either way, it is a breath-taking picture, and I think it is just beautiful.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
- 1841 England and Wales Census
- 1861 England and Wales Census
The 1850 U. S. census was also updated at the same time. The English and Welsh censuses are primarily only indexes. If you want to see the image, you have to pay to view, as the indexes were given to FamilySearch by findmypast.com.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Well, to make a long story short, I was unable to find anything on him or the bakery in the archives records. I suspect the bakery only existed for a small time period. Despite my inability to find any information, I spent time talking to the two men working in the archives about the history of Brighton and Livingston county, and I learned somethings about the history of this area. These men were also able to help me contact someone who had lived in Brighton (and still does) at the time the bakery would have existed. Oh well, the hunt continues ...
First Off, we have an article from first-time submitter Alwierz of Polish-American Genealogy Research. In Polish Church Records Transcription Projects and helpful Websites, Alwierz writes about Polish genealogy websites that he has found helpful.
Next, we have an article from Donna Pointkouski of What's Past Is Prologue. In Haller's Army, she writes about a possible resource that genealogists with Polish ancestry might find useful and about her own experience researching in these records.
Next, we have an article from Terry Snyder of Desktop Genealogist. In The Kindness of Strangers, she writes about different websites she used in her research, her communication with other German researchers, the help she received from other German genealogists.
Next, we have an article from Steve Danko of Steve's Genealogy Blog. In Understanding Polish Birth and Baptismal Records from the Congress Kingdom of Poland (1826-1868), he writes about Polish baptismal church records from the time of the Congress Kingdom Poland, and how a person can translate these kind of records.
And last, but not least, we have three articles from Jessica Oswalt of Jessica's Genejournal. In Looking For My German Ancestors: My Research Experiences - Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, she writes about her research into her German ancestors and the experiences she has had in researching her German ancestors.
So, that concludes this edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy. The topic for the next carnival will be a carousel. In other words, any article relating to genealogy in Central and Eastern European Genealogy is accepted. Submissions for the next edition are due on August 4th, and the next edition will be posted on August 5th. You can submit your articles here.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
- Looking For My German Ancestors: My Research Experiences Part 3
- Family History Center Update
- Well, I Now Know What Technique I Was Taught ...
- I Paid A Visit to the State Archives and Library of Michigan Today ...
I hope you enjoy these articles. I just have one more article that I need to post, and I hope to post it in the next few days.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I hope you enjoy reading these articles. I still have three more articles that I am trying to get finished, and I hope to have them posted in the next few days. Again, I'll let you know when I get all of them posted.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The image above is of Carl's household in 1894 in Bay County, Michigan. As you can see, I have cut-off Carl's surname, and I did this so that I could protect the identities of other people. After Carl's children are listed, Fred is listed. The census lists Fred's relationship to Carl as son, but that cannot be possible as Carl is listed only about 32 whereas Fred is about 25 in this census. One possibility is that Fred is Carl's younger brother or is Carl's cousin. What do you think? This happens to be the first piece of evidence that I have that connects these two men together.
This next above image is the second half of the census sheet. On this sheet, the occupations of the men are listed, and also the number of children a woman had in the census year. Also included on this image is the number of years that a foreign person has been in the United States and Michigan. According to this census, Carl has been in the U. S. since 1880 and Fred has been in the U. S. since 1889. Of course, these years are only suggestions, but this does help me narrow down the possibility of when Carl came to the U. S. (As I mentioned, I've had difficulty finding him in a passenger list.)
Unfortunately, this census still does not give me a more exact birthplace than the information that I already had. A couple years ago, before I found this census record, I went up to Bay City with my grandparents. While there, I looked for vital records for Carl's family (I had just found Carl's marriage earlier that day in Saginaw), and I found a couple of records. Before we left the county clerk's office, my grandmother mentioned to me that Carl had been a mason, and the clerk informed us that the city Masonic building was just across the street. To make a long story short, we went over to the Masonic building, and I was able to obtain some records on Carl. From the papers, I got Carl's birth date and a possible death date, but I still was unable to get a more detailed birthplace than Germany from these papers. (At the moment, I have only obtained records from Bay City. I have not yet contacted Detroit's Masonic temple, to see if they have any other information on Carl. Carl also lived in Detroit, in addition to Bay City.)
During the summer of the next year, I was able to visit the Library of Michigan, and I was able to obtain Carl's death certificate by going through the microfilmed death certificates from Detroit. (Death records for Detroit are kept separately from the rest of the death records for Wayne County, and I'm not sure why.) From Carl's death certificate, I was able to confirm that his birth date was the same as the Mason's records and confirm Carl's actual date of death. Unfortunately, my copy of Carl's death was poor, so I was unable to determine where in Germany he was born. I was able to read the name of his father, but I know I need to do more research to confirm the name of his father.
Although, the first three parts of this series was done for the Carnival of Central and Eastern European genealogy, I still plan to continue writing about my research into my German ancestors. Stay tuned for the next post in this series ...