Friday, May 1, 2009

Family History Center Visit 7

Yesterday, I visited the local Family History Center, and started to take a look at the two microfilms that had come in. I had only about an hour to do research, so I wasn't able to get too far into my research.

The first microfilm that came in happened to be of marriages from St. Matthew's Church in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. I had hoped to find my great-great-grandparents marriage record in this microfilm, since it was the church where my great-grandparents got married. Although the records went back to the time of my great-great-grandparents' marriage, their marriage was not recorded in this church. I'll have to take a look at other church records in the area, and order another microfilm. (Of course, before I return the microfilm, I will double check to make sure that I haven't overlooked any of the marriages of my great-grandmother's siblings as well.)

So, after quickly determining that my great-grandparents were not in that film, I decided to look at the other microfilm. This microfilm contained the records of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania's cemetery, church and bible records, and I quickly discovered that the microfilm contained a typed transcript of those records done by the local DAR branch in Huntingdon county. Despite being disappointed at not viewing the originals, I still decided to go through the film and see if I could find my ancestors mentioned. Unfortunately, I only got through about a third of the microfilm, so I'll have to make another trip to the center to finish going through the microfilm. Hopefully, I will get lucky and uncover more information on my ancestors on my next visit. Stay tuned for future updates ...

Google Analytics Report for April 2009

I cannot believe that April is already over, but since it is, that means it is time for another Google Analytics report! Here are the results for April:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 470 visits
  2. Canada - 43 visits
  3. United Kingdom - 24 visits
  4. Netherlands - 20 visits
  5. Germany - 6 visits
  6. Australia - 4 visits
  7. South Korea - 3 visits
  8. Israel - 2 visits
  9. New Zealand - 2 visits
  10. France - 2 visits

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 84 visits
  2. Illinois - 51 visits
  3. New York - 41 visits
  4. California - 34 visits
  5. Virginia - 28 visits
  6. Texas - 25 visits
  7. Ohio - 22 visits
  8. Tennessee - 21 visits
  9. Colorado - 18 visits
  10. Pennsylvania - 15 visits

The top ten locations in Michigan, in number of visits, are:

  1. Whitmore Lake - 57 visits
  2. Hamburg - 9 visits
  3. Washtenaw County - 3 visits
  4. Algonac - 2 visits
  5. Flint - 2 visits
  6. Lansing - 2 visits
  7. Muskegon - 2 visits
  8. Kent County - 1 visit
  9. East Lansing - 1 visit
  10. Roseville - 1 visit

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. 18th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - 24 views
  2. 34th Shades Of The Departed Guest Column Posted! - 17 views
  3. More Death Records Added to the Seeking Michigan Site! - 16 views
  4. Tombstone Maker Website - 15 views
  5. Forgot To Mention: It Has Been Two Years! - 15 views
  6. Researching My Central and Eastern European Female Ancestors ... - 13 views
  7. 12th Edition of the Smile For the Camera Carnival Posted! - 13 views
  8. 69th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted! - 13 views
  9. Madness Monday - More on Irene Havens, Part 5 ... - 13 views
  10. Question About Pre-1906 Naturalization Records ... - 13 views

Well, that is it for this month's Google Analytics report. To all my readers, "Thank you for reading!" Stay tuned for next month's report! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Records Added to FamilySearch's Record Search

I forgot to mention this earlier, but over the past week, FamilySearch's Record Search has added a couple databases to their site. The records added were the 1892 New York State census, church records for a parish in Jamaica, and some more records for a diocese in Spain. I hope these new databases will help you with your research. Enjoy!