Saturday, May 23, 2009

Why I Haven't Posted Too Much Lately ...

As you have probably noticed, I have not posted very many articles lately. This has mostly been due to the fact that I have been fairly busy for the past two weeks. Last week, I started classes again, and as a result, I do not have as much time to do research and writing posts. Thankfully, I will only be taking classes for the next month, and then, I should be able to resume my writing for another month.

Since I haven't had very much time lately, I have decided to extend the deadline for the submissions for the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy till Monday morning, and I will post the edition on Monday evening. If you have not submitted an article and would like to, please e-mail me with a link to your article at jess_history at yahoo dot com. Thanks.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

72nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted!

The 72nd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on:
The Good Earth. Were your ancestors sharecroppers or land barons? Perhaps an
ancestor was a logger or a miner. Do you have stories of homesteading? Is there
a master gardener in your tree? If your ancestors lived in the city did they
keep a square foot garden or escape the city to a favorite park? Tell us about
your family's ties to the land! The deadline for submissions will be June 1st.
Apple will host the next edition of the COG on Apple's Tree.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Carnival Reminder!

I almost forgot again that the deadline for submissions to the next edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern Europe are due on the 20th. The topic this carnival is on food. Does anyone need more time? Please let me know if you do. Thanks!

Madness Monday - Irene Havens, Part 6

As you may remember from my previous post, I ended the article before I revealed the information I learned about Clarissa's marriages from Jim just before Christmas.

So, what did Jim uncover for me? Well, he uncovered the dates of Clarissa's marriages to Archibald Mandigo and Darwin Havens and who the official was at the weddings. For Clarissa's first marriage, which was to Darwin Havens, a Rochester city alderman was the official at the wedding, and thus, if I want to uncover any further information on the wedding, I'll have to look and see if there were any civil records created by the city for that marriage. (Does anyone know where I can find marriage records from the late-1840s for Rochester or Monroe County?) As for Clarissa's second marriage, Jim uncovered the name of the pastor and the church where the marriage occurred. So, now that I have a possible religious belief for Clarissa, I'll have to order the records from the church and see if I can find more information on my Havens ancestors.

Now that I have a more solid connection between the Havens and Mandigos through Clarissa, I need to do more research in Saint Joseph County, Michigan to see if I can uncover more information on my ancestor and Clarissa. I'll have to find out when Clarissa died and if Archibald Mandigo left anything to Clarissa's step-children in a will or probate record.

Of course, I still have several questions that I need to answer about the Havens and Mandigo families, not only in Michigan but also in Rochester? Is this Darwin Havens my ancestor's father? At the moment, I do not know, but in my next post, I'll write about some other records that I took a second look at recently. Stay tuned ...