Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: John Herbert Dillinger (1903 -1934)

On this Date in History: Jul. 22, 1934
John Dillinger, gangster and bank robber during the Great Depression, was shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

(source: findagrave)
John Herbert Dillinger
June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Wanted Poster of John Dillinger, 06/25/1934
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrating July 4th

 (Source: Library of Congress)
1923 Fourth of July parade at Takoma Park, MD

Have a Safe & Happy Fourth of July!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Researching Ancestors in the County of Kent, England

Recently, I spent an evening seeing what general records I could find available online relating to County of Kent, England.
On my 'go to' list of websites are the Online Parish Clerk sites. So that was where I started.
Through the Kent Online Parish Clerks website  (http://www.kent-opc.org/), I was able to find a link to Maidstone Paypers 1834 which provides a list of some of the people receiving parish relief from Maidstone during that year. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mrawson/poor.html
According to the OPC, the original Maidstone Parish Chest list contained names of other people for which there was no extra family information so were not included in the extract.
From here I was led into the Rootsweb hosted Kent Genealogy webpage which contains a treasure trove of very useful links for researching ancestors in the County of Kent, England
Now I have plenty of records to peruse through for our ancestors!
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Friday, June 27, 2014

1719 Land Record for Edmund Casteel

Land transaction between Edmund Casteel and his wife Johanna to Jeremiah Perdue recorded in Prince Georges County, MD, Land Record Book E, p. 0714- 0717 

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Darn Those Frisky Horses

The Daily Times (New Brunswick, NJ)
Tuesday, March 11, 1913

Maybe our G-Grandfather, George Kolbush, got some free fruit & veggies out of the deal.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

1901 Marriage Record of Horace Lefebvre to Philomene Thibeault

From the record book:  Marriages Solemnized in the city of Lowell, 1901

(click image to enlarge)
Horace Lefebvre, age 28, born in Manchester, NH, Nov 1872
son of  Joseph & Julia (Lambert) Lefebvre
married 1 January 1901
Philomene Thibeault, age 20, daughter of Luther & Genevieve (Cotes) Thibeault
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Died on this Day in History: Lizbeth Borden

Lizzie Borden

Born 19 July 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts

Sunday school teacher; tried for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother but was acquitted in 1893.

Died 2 June 1927 of pneumonia at age 66.

Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts

Click census images below to view:
1880 census

1900 census

1920 census
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Register Now for Jamboree's Free Live-Streamed Sessions

45th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
 is offering fourteen live-streamed sessions free of charge.

Click HERE for listing of sessions offered June 6 - June 8

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Steve & Theresa (Stosz) Hack

Whiting Memorial Park
Ocean County, New Jersey

('Thank you' to Rich, a find-a-grave volunteer, who photographed this marker for me.)
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Sunday, May 11, 2014