Thursday, April 9, 2009

Family History Center Visit 6

Earlier today I visited the local Family History Center in my area, and I took a look at the microfilm of Trippstadt's death records from 1803 to 1839. I was able to find four death records for members of the the Kees and Cotta families, among which one of those death records happened to be for the Christoph Friedrich Cotta that I wrote about last year. The other three death records were of his grandchildren who died young, and I was able to print out images of all four of the death certificates.

After looking at the death certificates, I took a look again at the tax assessments for Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, and I tried to find my ancestor, Benjamin Oswalt, listed in the tax records before 1823, but I was unsuccessful in searching the townships of Henderson, Porter and Huntingdon. I did, though, find information on a couple possible Householder ancestors. If I am going to find Benjamin in the tax records before 1823, I will have to order the other microfilms of tax records and look for him in other townships. I was unable to print out copies of the pages of those assessments because I ran out of time for research.

Before I left the Family History Center, though, I ordered three more microfilms. Two of those microfilms are of church records in England and the third microfilm is of church records for Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Hopefully, I will find more information on my Oswalt ancestors when the Pennsylvania church records arrive. Stay tuned for further updates ...

Happy Passover!

I just want to wish everyone a happy Passover! Enjoy! (I think I might be a little late in posting this, and if so, I am terribly sorry for not posting this yesterday.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Family History Center Update

The Family History Center called earlier today, and I learned that another microfilm arrived. This microfilm happens to be the last microfilm of deaths for Trippstadt, Germany, so I'll soon be able to write my post on Trippstadt's civil death records after I get a chance to look at the microfilm. I just hope to be able to view the microfilm this week. Stay tuned ...

Monday, April 6, 2009

An Unknown World War Two Soldier

Here is another picture from my great-aunt's photo album. I do not know who this soldier or woman in the picture is, and I do not know where this picture was taken. He could be a friend of my great-aunt or a relative, but I don't know. All I know is that this picture was taken during World War Two.