There have been rumors that the “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007″ at Ancestry.com is a database “in progress.” An Ancestry.com source “in the know” indicated that this is not the case. The only potential updates I can see being made are additional names being entered that are for individuals who die after 2007 as time moves forward. I was also […]
FamilySearch is showing the 1810 United States census as “updated.” United States Census, 1810 How it has been changed I don’t know.
A recent posting about Johann Michael Trautvetter, 18th century resident of Wildprechtrode, Thuringen, Germany, referred to him as Johann in the title. Not Johann Michael, not Michael, but Johann. I used “Johann” in the title of the post without really giving it much thought, I was trying to make the title short and really was not aware […]
There is really only one guy I’d like to find in the “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007″ database at Ancestry.com: William Frame Apgar. A few readers privately ask “how hard is it to search for someone in this database?”It’s easier when you “know everything” about a person and have quiet a few details about their […]
It does not matter how long it took me to find him. The fact that it took me four hours of actual microfilm research, several hours to manipulate and create images, and an hour to write a blog post do not matter. The fact that I spent money travelling to the Family History Library in […]
[republished from the old blog of 10 May 2015] It never dawned on me to think of it as a tilde. That’s probably because I knew what it meant and seeing no wiggle in the mark above the “n” told me there was no wiggle room in how that line should be interpreted. The pastor […]
[reposted from 2012] This is only part of a scan of the original bounty land warrant issued to Catherine Blain based upon the Revolutionary War service of her husband, Elam Blain. This is the first time I have received high-quality TIFF scans of the documents instead of photocopies. Now I know that the photocopies do not […]
There are several lessons in this document. It is the 1796 baptism for Johann Michael Trautvetter at the Lutheran Church in Bad Salzungen, Thuringen, Germany. In summary, the entry indicates that John Michael was the son of Johann Erasmus Trautvetter, a farmer living in Wildprechtrode and his wife Anna Catharina Gross. The child was born at […]
FamilySearch has added the following database to their list of US databases: United States, Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003 FamilySearch indicates that these case files are online at the National Archives, however my very small sample of two (Ben Habben and Emil Siebels) did not locate online images.
This was one of the items that I located when I was in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library in May. This is the 1798 baptismal entry for Johann George Trautvetter from the church records in Salzungen, Thuringen. Honestly I had used these records years ago and did not locate this entry for […]