Monday, January 27, 2014

Finding a Sister Through Census Records


Below is the 1799 marriage record for Peggy Warburton and Charles Patefield.


This marriage for Margaret Warburton states she is of Manchester. My notes for her family so far had citations to Prestwich, Lancashire, and referred to her as Peggy. I needed to verify I had the correct person. How did I confirm this was the right Warburton female?
By following Margaret/Peggy Patefield through some of the later census records, I was able to match year and location of birth with Peggy's baptism record.  But the clincher was found in the 1851 census record where at age 74, she is listed as a widow, head of household, with her widowed brother, William Warburton, residing with her.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Researching Your New England Ancestors Webinar


Learn the basics of researching your early New England ancestors using NEHGS resources--both on-site and online. Join Senior Genealogist David Dearborn as he discusses key reference works, records, and databases available to NEHGS members and guest users. 

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 3-4 p.m. EST (2 p.m. CST; 1 p.m. MST; 12 p.m. PST)*
Presented by: David Dearborn, Senior Genealogist at NEHGS
Level: All levels; Intended Audience: NEHGS members and guest users with early New England roots

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Birthday Girl



Eek - another birthday??
Thank you to all my well wishers!
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Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Twelfth Day of Christmas is Here

Twelve Drummers Drumming references the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed

The Twelve Days of Christmas, which originated in the 16th century, start with Christmas Day and ends with the eve of Epiphany on January 5th. 

Traditionally the twelfth Night to Epiphany morning is the time to take down the festive Christmas tree and decorations.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Currier & Ives New Year's Greeting


Published by Currier & Ives, c1876

Happy New Year!
from Tangled Trees
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