Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter 1914

Post card sent to Mr & Mrs Lemuel Weaver (my great grandparents):

Hoping this finds you on the gain, and when you get well enough come out here.  Wish it was warm enough so I could come in, am anxious to see Aunt Rose.   Best Easter Wishes for all.   Grandma Lee [Esther Jenks Lee (my great great grandmother)]

One of many post cards in the collection I inherited.   This one was post marked April 10, 1914.   My grandfather, Lee Weaver, collected a vast number of post cards over the years.   I have decided to publish them on this blog with the transcription of the message.   

#postcards #genealogy 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Not Surprised, But Disappointed.....

I finally received approval to look at what was called out as Source # 49 in my test.   I have been swamped with other work, so it has taken me a couple of days to sit down and actually click the buttons to go into #49.   I wanted to set aside time to review the various sources that were called out in #49's tree and see if I could also reference those same source items.

I started to look and did not see a quick answer.   So, I had MyHeritage generate it's Family History Report for #49 starting with our furthest back common ancestor.   MyHeritage generate a very nice 38 page report, fully indexed.   It was missing one section: SOURCES!   There were no sources for any of the information on the site!  

I will have to put contacting my distant cousin on my To Do list.

Now on to asking for access to Lucky #13.

#genealogy #MyHeritage #Source #NoSource

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Actually Submitted an Article!

My Winter / Spring was spent in the search of my Great Grandfather, Ellis Shaul.   I could not accept the he just disappeared and was buried with some unknown death date in Iron, Michigan.   By a serendipitous search for another relative, I found the account of Ellis' untimely death in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio.   All those shaky leaves are WRONG!

Read all about it in the Winter issue of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine.

#Shaul #Genealogy #DSGR

Waiting for Approval -- #49

I am still waiting for approval from Source #49 to see his tree and have access to the source information.   This could be a long wait.  

On the other side of the hill -- just got another Instant Discovery from which will add another 20 ancestors starting back 16 generations, in the mid 1400s.  I applied the update, but will hold off on printing another tome until I have a chance to finish off the exploration of this one.  

Hopefully, #49 will come across with access soon.

#genealogy #MyHeritage

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MYHeritage - Starting to Review Sources on Other Trees

I decided to start with my Weaver connection at Source #49 and see what I could see.  I had access to the Tree that connected to my tree, but all I was able to see was the raw information that was held -- names and dates.   I took the next step and requested the owner to grant me access to their information for the expressed purpose of determining if MyHeritage passes along source information.

Stay tuned.

#MyHeritage #genealogy #Weaver

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

MyHeritage - Indirectly Related via Hannah Jenks or Jenckes [Bosworth]

Fourth and final section of the Indirect Related listings.   Hannah Bosworth is reported to be my seven time great-great-aunt by marriage.   Not sure if that really makes her my eight times great aunt. Anyway, the report shows that she will appear in the generation of my Seven Times Great Grandparents.   I find her on page 59, person number 301.  Hannah married my seven times great-great-uncle, Nathaniel Miller Jencks, Esq.    There are two sources referenced in this match up.  #7 - "Bonnett Web Site" and #31 - "Jenks Web Site".  Well, I was complaining that the others were all referencing a single site and coming from the same cousin.   So, now I have multiple sites from two separate "cousins" to investigate.

More to follow as this unravels.

#genealogy #MyHeritage #Jenks

Monday, September 7, 2015

MyHeritage - Indirectly Related via Chrisopher Everett Drake

Christopher Everett Drake appears under the heading of my second cousin's husband, once removed.  He appears in the generation of my parents.  Going back to my Direct Relations section, I find Christopher married to Sarah Catherine Weaver, daughter of James Henry and Mary E [Wood] Weaver.

Again the whole line is referencing source #49, another member's pages and are classified as "Highly Reliable".   The good news with these three days of review is that all three Indirect Releated groups are from the same source.   This means one in depth plunge to determine the connection and to come up with source citations more than a member page.

The next set of Indirectly Related pages promise to be from different member files.   More cousins are interested in genealogy!

#genealogy #MyHeritage  #Drake #Weaver