Saturday, September 19, 2015
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
Read all about it in the Winter issue of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine.
#Shaul #Genealogy #DSGR
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.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
#MyHeritage #genealogy #Weaver
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
More to follow as this unravels.
#genealogy #MyHeritage #Jenks
Monday, September 7, 2015
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
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Move as this progresses.
#genealogy #MyHeritage #Weaver
Saturday, September 5, 2015
The section starts with the generation of my Great-Great-Grandparents. This would be the generation of Goodlif (Gottlieb) and Anne Weaver [Lane] (Weber). Yes, double name change. Gottlieb Weber was born in Germany, came to North America, settled in Pennsylvania, met and married Anne Lane. Both of his names morphed into an English equivalent of Goodlif Weaver - Gottlieb in German is God Love.
Catherine is called out as my great-great-aunt. So, this requires me to look back into the Direct Relations section of the report to determine exactly where Catherine fits into the family puzzle. I am able to determine that Catherine was the wife of William Powell Weaver, the brother of my great grandfather, Lemuel Weaver.
In looking over the report, MyHeritage classifies the source of the information that appears as "Highly Reliable" and footnotes a source of the originating Family File. So, this makes a To Do entry to verify the source information defined in footnote #49. All of this must be done BEFORE I even think about adding this group to my local database.
Yesterday, I discovered the website, LostCousins.com. I entered the 1880 US Census information for my ancestors into that application. Each household was entered as a separate entity. Each was entered as it was written on the Census form --- the application allowed for override to correct the Census Taker's spelling of the names or recording of the ages. For each family member in the household, I recorded their relationship to me -- direct ancestor or blood relation. For the direct ancestor, I needed to indicate their relationship via Ahnentafel code. Luckily, they make a blank Ahnetafel chart available so that I could determine the code to use.
Once entered, clicking the SEARCH button causes the application to do a quick edit. It caught that my great grandfather was reported in two separate households in the 1880 census and that in his father's household there were two children with similar names of the same age. Both were correct. All I had to do was confirm these items as being correct.
Now I wait to see if any of the descendants of my ancestors also post to this site. The only US Census entries that are available are 1880 and 1940. The other census options are for Canada and the UK, Since my ancestors, even those that started out from England, were in North America long before 1880, I could not avail myself of these options.
The site boasts of (as of today, 7 September 2015:
- 99, 502 members
- 2,584,365 relatives entered
- 116,482 relatives matched
So, #Jenks, #Koontz, #Shaul, #Weaver, #Tobias, #Gardner, #Dagan, #Lee, cousins get busy!!
Friday, September 4, 2015
On a lark, I decided to upload the GEDcom file I use for DNA matches to MyHeritage and just see where it lead me. The file was an abbreviated version of my main database with just main line ancestors back about six generations.
This has been in place now for a few months. Updates keep flying in from MyHeritage. As of yesterday, I pulled down and printed off my Genealogy Report. This installment is 215 pages in length. The table of contents for the report is as follows:
- PATERNAL ANCESTRY
- MATERNAL ANCESTRY
- DIRECT RELATIONS
- INDIRECT RELATIONS via CATHERINE ELIZABETH WEAVER [DEAVER]
- INDIRECT RELATIONS via MARY E WEAVER [WOOD]
- INDIRECT RELATIONS via CHRISTOPHER EVERETT DRAKE
- INDIRECT RELATIONS via HANNAH JENKS OR JENCKS [BOSWORTH]
- FAMILY TREES
- INDEX OF PLACES
- INDEX OF DATES
- INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
All in all, a rather impressive presentation! In the following entries, I want to take the time to explore the report and its elements. As far as the mind boggle point of view, page 82, the last of the section on DIRECT RELATIONS, notes Generation of Twenty-one-Times-Great-Grandparents !! Although the birth dates for none of the four reported grandparents appear, birth dates for their children (my 20 Times Great Grandparents) are reported:
- John Baldwin - 1250
- Ann Baldwin [L'Enfant] - 1260
- Abigail Savage [Stanton] Shropshire - 1263
Back to the mid 1200s!
Next stop -- looking to see from where is the lineage proof source derived.
(BTW -- received another update from MyHeritage this AM with more confirmations)
#MyHeritage #Shaul #Weber #Weaver #Genealogy
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