Friday, July 21, 2017

FamilySearch News Release of Latest Records

Here is this week's news release from FamilySearch on their latest records they have online. There are many new records from various locales. I'm hoping many more will be available by the time they stop loaning microfilm so that we can all keep busy researching!

 

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of July 17, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, FamilySearch published nearly two million indexed historic records from the state of Washington this week. New indexed records and browsable images were also added for Argentina, Brazil British Columbia, Illinois, Italy, Louisiana, Paraguay, and Texas. Search these new free records and more at FamilySearch by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. Find and easily share this announcement in the FamilySearch Newsroom.

Collections
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
100,273
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
332,546
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
146,071
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
20,129
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
3,663
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
32,133
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
51,472
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
25,896
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
49,256
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
124,588
Added images to an existing collection
0
5,241
New browsable image collection.
1,891,273
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
1,315
Added images to an existing collection
Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
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About FamilySearch
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Saturday Challenge- Most Children


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:

1)  The Family History Hound listed 20 Questions about your Ancestor, and I'm going to use some of them in the next few months.  


2)  Please answer the question - "
What ancestor had the most children?  How many?" 

This is from last week’s fun challenge from Randy Seaver that I’m just getting to. Yes, I’m behind on doing many things- not just writing posts, but hopefully I will catch up in the next few weeks.

I am not going to check my family trees on this one- just say off the top of my head that it would be my great-grandfather William Jennings. He was married twice and had children by both wives as detailed below:
 
William Jennings with Sarah & eight of their children
By Margaret Wilson:
Mary (1879-1879)
Richard  (1880-died young)
Fannie (1881-1948)
May (1884-1931)
Susie (1886-1940)
William (1888-1970)

Six children, that’s a lot, but after Margaret’s death, he married Sarah Damery and had a few more children by her:
Lillie (Elizabeth) (1890-1965)
Kate Ann (1890-1947)
Alice (Grandma) 1893-1970
Sadie (1894-1960)
Boby (1896-1969)
Bella (1897-1968)
John Richard (1898-1899)
George (1901-1901)
Ruby (Rebecca) (1903-1978)
Hady (Harriet) (1904-1989)
Emily (1905-1982)
Edward (1907-1909)

Yes, that is twelve more for a total of eighteen children that William fathered! You can see why I didn’t bother checking through the rest of the tree. Many people over the years have had large families, but this one stands out for it’s size. 

Granted, all the children weren’t present at the same time, but they grew up in a small cottage in Ireland. It was as I recall hearing two rooms on the ground floor with the a second floor that may have been divided into two rooms.  The house still exists today on a cousin’s farm. She tells me that in more recent times they have used the building as a granary.

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Historic Records on FamilySearch

News Release From FamilySearch-- new records available. Here is a sample of how FamilySearch is continuing to make available even more records each week. Although we're all disappointed that microfilm loans are going away before their entire collection is available in digital format, they are continually adding to what is availabe to us.




New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of July 10, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 14 July 2017--FamilySearch published new historic records this week from Brazil (about 4 million civil registration records), Chile, France, Netherlands, New Jersey, Nicaragua, Ohio, Peru, Russia, and BillionGraves. Search then for free at FamilySearch or by clicking on the links in the interactive table below. (Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
286,762
286,762
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
2,480,472
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,458,383
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
12,575
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
22,347
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
747,018
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
500,743
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
78,964
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
484,319
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,133
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
5,039
Added images to an existing collection
Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
About FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

And Jefferson County Has a Picnic Coming!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

 JCNYGS SUMMERTIME PICNIC

Saturday, 26 August @ 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
Historic Thompson Park, Watertown,
Recreation Site R-5

 Burgers and hot dogs, rolls, drink, tableware and condiments provided.
Please bring a dish to pass.

 It is not too early to RSVP number of attendees to tomlaclair624@yahoo.com
or call 315-285-5032 and leave a message.

Future advertising will occur – but as a minimum save the date!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Upcoming Jefferson County Meeting

Flower Library in Watertown, Jefferson County
I'm way behind on my email, but Jefferson County has a meeting coming up on Monday:

JCNYGS MONTHLY MEETING

MONDAY, 10 JULY 2017 @ 6:00 PM

“Food For Thought”

 Food-Ways in the Adirondacks
 and the North Country

Plan to meet at the Picnic Pavilion
Sackets Harbor Battlefield Site

 $10.00 box dinners available.

If interested, RSVP dinner quantities to tomlaclair624@yahoo.com before Wednesday, 5 July 2017.

Cash payment due on the night of the presentation
(Monday, 10 July 2017).

Program presented by the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Site.