03 December 2015

Cemetery Treasures

Information contained in a cemetery

Cemetery, Carroll, Caryl, Russel Carroll, Grave, Graves, Grave Yard, Family History, Genealogyfinds, Treasure troves, Treasure, Genealogy Gems, Family History Importance
Photo posted by Julie on FIND A GRAVE 6/05/2008 on Charles Carroll Memorial

Where, Who, When

Where: Cemeteries have information just waiting for you.  You say where is the cemetery?  They say in the town they lived in, where the family had a plot, or even, where the spouse was from.  Is where they could be buried.  Unless there was a tragedy elsewhere.  Then that changes the whole story. 


Who:  So now you used the death certificate to see where they are buried.  You are able to make it in person or get a photo of all sides of the headstone.  Dates check out as far as you know.  But wait,.........wait,................wait who is this other person listed at the grave ??? Can it be a child you never knew about? Can it be a spouse you never knew about?  What, they are buried with the IN-LAW??? 


When: Some folks get moved in their burial history, they were buried one place - well yea the one listed on the Death Cert. A new burial will not be listed on the original document.  I have not experienced this, so your really going to have to ask questions to a lot more folks then you might want to.  Just keep plugging along, the answer will be made self clear.  Keep turning over those big genealogy boulders with it's secrets underneath.  There can be amazing information contained on headstones that can be the best help you have ever received.   A while back Harvard Proffesor Henry Louis Gates Jr. helped Barbara Walters in her genealogy search.  In fact she had paid a genealogist to help her.  When Henry and his team went to work they followed the clues.  From one spot to the next in which led to the Head Stone  the information was priceless written right there the whole time.  When they say exhaustive search to be done.  Yep your exhausted, mentally and possibly, when its done.   

Genealogy Gems, Family history help, Cemetery help, Grave yard help
Photo posted by Lucy on FIND A GRAVE on Corp Wesley Philemon Carroll Memorial

Help In Finding The Elusive Ones

Do you know yet about FIND A GRAVE  and A BILLION GRAVES  web sites.  Both of these sites are free to use.  Ancestry has Find A Grave linked into the hint system.  But just because you don't get a hint to a Find A Grave memorial does not mean that one exist.  Do you know you too can add a memorial that just might bring you family history you can't get anywhere else.  That's what happened to me.  I put up a Memorial for my Great Grandmother Katherine Kelly, Dotch, Putman.  A cousin contacted me through Find A Grave.  He was the piece I needed to put together Katherine and her Dad.  As I was able to provide him with missing pieces as well.

Best of luck looking for your Ancestors

06 September 2015

Genealogical Sandbox

Family Search has a beta site that can help in many ways with your research.

Which is   FamilySearch Labs

Use it you might be really happy with what you find out.  

Then the Genealogical Sandbox, also another source, has on-going projects.

Some of them include:

    Record Search
    Family Tree
    Standard Finder
    Research WIKI
    Family Search Alpha
    Life Browser Prototype
    Pedigree Viewer

Each of these projects have a specific purpose.


Happy Hunting

We Are All Pioneers

Discover modern pioneers, and share your st

15 February 2015

The Flemish American: The Achievements of the Flemings

The Flemish American: The Achievements of the Flemings

Belgium Demographics Photo from http://flemishamerican.blogspot.com/search/label/James%20Bond

Wow why are they all so seperate?

Need Help Please. Help Me vett this new Info.

Found this Tree while searching the internet, however before I can include it in my tree I need to vette it.  Meaning I need support for it.  What do I mean by support?

Begium, DeSgeghel, Rycke, Carolus Ludovicus, Jaecques, Pysson, Crombez, Klerken Belgium, married 1820,

Documentation of course.  What kinds, you ask?  Birth records, Baptismal-or similar records, school record, government record, as well Marriage records.

Plus if you see flaws with this tree, please point them out.  Then I will work to resolve them. I must be able to prove this tree. 

Carlos Ludovicus De Speghel, son of Johannes Baptista De Speghel & Anna Theresia Jacques .  He was born in Klerken Belgium

1st married Idonia Coletta de Dycke on 5 Feb 1860 in Klerken Belgium, she is the daughter of Emmanuelle Rycke & Rosalia Seraphina Pysson, b. 4 May 1799 in Klerken Belgium, she died on 29 Nov 1839 in Klerken.

issue of marriage:

  i.Charles Bernard DESPEGHEL was born 25 Aug 1822 in Klerken.
  ii.Jan Baptiste DESPEGHEL was born 11 Dec 1823 in Klerken, and died 30 Jan 1824 in Klerken.
  iii.Franciscus Bernard DESPEGHEL was born 20 Dec 1824 in Klerken.
  iv.David Alexander DESPEGHEL was born 17 Jun 1826 in Klerken, and died 13 Sep 1826 in Klerken.
  v.Virginia Sophie DESPEGHEL was born 13 Oct 1827 in Klerken, and died 29 Jan 1839 in Klerken.
  vi.Maria Theresa DESPEGHEL was born 27 Oct 1828 in Klerken, and died 17 Jun 1829 in Klerken.
  vii.David Alexander DESPEGHEL was born 3 Apr 1830 in Klerken.
  viii.Amand Joseph DESPEGHEL was born 10 Sep 1831 in Klerken, and died 20 Dec 1833 in Klerken.
  ix.Marie Theresa DESPEGHEL was born Nov 1832 in Klerken, and died 15 May 1834 in Klerken.
  x.Leonard Joseph DESPEGHEL was born 6 Oct 1834 in Klerken.
  xi.Bruno DESPEGHEL was born 10 Feb 1836 in Klerken, and died 25 Apr 1837 in Klerken.
  xii.Emiliana Sophia DESPEGHEL was born 26 Nov 1839 in Klerken.

2nd marriage to
m. Barbara Carolina TUYTTEN 12 Sep 1840 in Klerken, daughter of Joseph TUYTTEN and Angela Josepha WULLEPUT. She was born 1810 in Woumen, and died 15 Dec 1842 in Klerken.
No listed issue.

3rd marriage to
 m. Amelia DEBRUYNE 21 Sep 1843 in Langemark, daughter of Joannes Innocent DEBRUYNE and Barbara Theresa PROVOOST. She was born 8 Oct 1801 in Langemark.
No listed issue


This tree is of the De Speghel family. That arrived in Bay City,  Michigan - From Klerken Belgium
The Tree is of a Belgian Family.

Belgium has a very harried history. Several other nations overtaking it, many many wars fought on its soil.  The records can be in so many languages. 
+But to know which language the document was recorded in is another issue.   

09 February 2015

Ann Arbor Boy Moves to Buffalo NY with family and does good in his Future!

Edgar Boardman Jewett

He was born in 14 Dec 1843 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  His parents moved on over to Buffalo, New York in 1849 will Edgar intow.

His father John Cotton Jewett, Opened a manufacturing company in which refrigerators were manufactured.  As well as these other  durable goods, ice chests, water coolers, toiletwares, spittons, bathing apparatus,porcelined-lined coolers. Then in the science department they produced hospital & laboratoty equipment. 

When the Civil War broke out in 1861 Edgar B. enlisted as a private in Co. C, 74th Regiment N.G.S.N.Y.  While in May 1863 he was then elected Sergeant.  When he returned to Buffalo in 29 June 1865 he was then a First Sergeant.  He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant on 3 April 1866.  Along the way he was commissioned in various other Military Rank until he acheived Brigadier General of the 8th Brigade.  He served until 7 Dec 1855.  At which time he retired from military service and became the President & General Manager of his fathers company, John C. Jewett Manufacturing Company.


Jewett, Rowley, Buffalo, Black Rock, Civil War, Erie County, Mayor, Public Service, Long Military career, John Cotton Jewett
Edgar Boardman Jewett
Public Office   

1 March 1894 Gen. Jewett was appointed by Mayor Charles F. Bishop to the Board of Police Commissioners with a term of 5 years.  Edgar B. Jewett was elected as Mayor on 6 Nov. 1894.  During his term as Mayor the Masten Park High School was built.  There were also 11 other school built.

Jewett also supported a free library for Buffalo he did this by signing the document on 1 March 1897. 

The Buffalo History Museum building would not be there had it not been for E. Jewett signing a bill to provide a piece of park property.

Private Life
Edgar married Miss Elizabeth Poster Danforth, also of Ann Arbor, on 3 Oct 1865.
They had 4 children: Maude b. 1868 d. same year, George Danforth b. 1869 d. same year, John Edgar b. 1871 and Mabel b. 1877.

Some information is from: Memorial and Family History of Erie County, New York ...: Biographical and Genealogical ..., wikipedia, http://www.newyorkroots.org/index.php/new-york-counties/erie-county/218-memorial-and-family-history-of-erie-county-new-york-volume-i/284-jewett-gen-edgar-b-erie-county, and 

08 February 2015

Revisit Family Names from the late 1700's

Is your last name?

Ueberoth, Ufman, Vincen,  Uhlmann,  Uhlman, Ulbricht, Umberlain, Umphrey, Urdan, Urbin, Voss, Vosine, Vogel, Vogtmann, Volders, Voorhees, Vinquest, Virsing, Visneau, Vink, Mink, Winker, Visino, Visneau, Vinques, Verhoulst, Versinski, Veryeken, Viet, Vilade, Verellen, Verhooven, Vennix, Winnex, Verduyn, Vass, Vantrol, Vantol, Valendar, Vamender, Valender, Vallencourt, Vallendar, Vanderbilt, Vallie, Vallier, Valter, Valentine, Valure, Valay, Vanparis, Vanannhauld, Van Achten, Vanasee, Van Brocklin, Van Burskirk, Van Comber, Vanden, Vandenbossche, Vandendrook, Vanderhurk, Vandenhurk, Vanderhook, Vandenhook, Vanderboom, Vandermaile, Vanderplaise, Vanderwielen, Vanderwielen, Vander Weid, Vanderwial, Vantrol, Vantol, Vanoorchot, Vanogstraten, Vanmum, Vanmun, Van Ochten, Vanderk, Vanhurk, Vankerk, VanDyke, Vanusan, Vandewere, Vandusan, Van, Van Hoof, Vankerker, Vanmercour, Vanhaaren, Vanhaausen. Vanhamlin

Freel,  McDougall, McGunegle, Ward, Fisher, Cadillac,
Tarne, Davison, Lambert, Beaudet, family history, family fun, family lore, Hubbell, Cataline, Sylvester
Susannah Catherine Davison (nee Reeves),
 Leone Alma Bubeck nee Davison.
Flint,  Davison, Butcher,  Baker,  Candlestick,  Black, Przybyski, Randrup, Roubacher, Scott, Schavey, Sherman,

 Brown, Smith, Burton,  Potter,  Richfield,  Gore, Van Slyke,

Lippincott,  Atherton,  Williams, Miller,     Jones,  Saginaw,
Stoddard,  Newton,  Lewis,       Snow, Gold,  Silver, Tucker, Benz,  Carpenter,  

William Benjamin Carpenter

  Dummer, Newbury, Ragu, Spooner, Rinaldi, Water,

Vermeulen, Wager, Mullins, NobleMillis, Dow, Culvert,  Wisdom,   
Tenniswood, Ross, Diehl 

 Mastick, Gill, Winston, Wallis,  Savage, Lambert, Weir, Welch,
Diamler,   Lock.   West,   East,  Night,   
Hubbell, Wheeler, ODell, Turney, Meigs, Moorehouse, Sherwood, Sylvester, DuCap, Shaw, Cameron, Family History, Genealogy, Family, Caryl, Ranger, Kingsley, Cataline, Hainer, Verville, Beaudet, Thurston, Babbitt
 Bend,   Long,  Short, Hubbell, Wauker  
Holland, Spargo, Sylvester   Beaudet, Turney, Payne,
DuCap,  Verville,  Van der Speigel    Putman 
Hubbell, Wheeler, ODell, Turney, Meigs, Moorehouse, Sherwood, Sylvester, DuCap, Shaw, Cameron, Family History, Genealogy, Family, Caryl, Ranger, Kingsley, Cataline, Hainer, Verville, Beaudet, Thurston, Babbitt
Amenzo & Randall Van Valkenburg during pre Civil War
    Van Valkenburg,  

Yax, Jacks, Tarne, Hubbell, Wheeler, ODell, Turney, Meigs, Moorehouse, Sherwood, Sylvester, DuCap, Shaw, Cameron, Family History, Genealogy, Family, Caryl, Ranger, Kingsley, Cataline, Hainer, Verville, Beaudet, Thurston, Babbitt
Hainer.    Cameron   Shaw   Hurford   Herfurd,  Herford , Sherwood
  Cataline,  Catline
Catlina,   McCall,   Mc Donnell,  Mc Donell,  Mc Cloud, McGuiness, Mac Donell, Lott, Perry, Slocum, Thatcher,
O’ Rourkem, Thurston,  Wilder, Cargil,   Caryll,   Handdock  Paddock, Babbitt, Babitt, Babit, Bobet,  Babiolette, Badour,   Baggaleagh   Bailey, McCracken,
Padock,  Kingsley, Ranger, Pertious,  Persy,  DeQuire,   Hubbell,  Morehouse,
Sherwood, Bryan, Wheeler, Achon,  Ackerley, Alby, Aide,   Allan, Allen, Lovell, Mayo, Millar, Miller, Misner, Mount Ockerman, Phillips, Powell, Priest, Shirlaw, Shoults, Smith, Sorenson, Spence, Standish, Stanford, Stanton, Steel, Stephens, Stevens, Sullivan, Sutton, Swarthout, Tapp, Tarbell, Temperance Thompson, Thomson, Treat, Trott, Van Allen, Van Vlack, Van Wagoner Walker, Wangsness, Webster, Weller, White, Sacs, 

 Jennie, Holecheck, Founce, Duff, Hildreth, Ellis, Edwards, Doty, Bump 
Edward Bumpass

, Snowman, Snow, Paine, Parker, Parks,
Ginty, Pierce, Pierson, Baldwin,  Ball, Bell, Ballard,   Baribeau, Kiltz,, Hopson, Gaylord, Cogswell, Camp
Barlett    Bassett,  Basett, Beauchamp, Hiltz, Rjicke  Tessier    Beaumont, Beauvais, Adams, Alden, Barlett, Beaman,
Bennett,  Berube,  Clark, McKellar, Hamilton, Poe, Kerr, 

Allan,  Alplin, Alpers, Babb, Babbitt, Baker, Banghart, BaylesBeeman, Beutler, Biggs, Black,Blackmer, Bradley, Brink, Brinkerhoff, Brown, Bryan, Brzezinski, Buck, Buckley, Buck, Buckingham, Buckley, Burk, Camfield, Carpenter, Churchill, Clark, Cogswell, Coleman, Cooke, Cox, Cramer, Culbertson, Cummings, Cummins, Davidson, Deming, Denkhaus, Dickie, Dolph, Dunlop, Dyer, Easton, Engle, Estabrook, Flaws, Flummerfelt, Freelove, Goodrich, Goulding, Grimes, Gustafson,  Hayden, Hayes, Hollister, Holmes, Hope, Hopkins,Howk, Hutcheson, Hastings, Hutchenson, Jerusha, Kellie, Kelly, Kraus, Krausman, Lapman, Latimer, Lattimer, Linsley, Lizzie, Long, Loomis, Wilkinson, Wilkenson, Wilkensen, Willard, Wilson, Wolcott, Woolco, Woolworth, Woodeen, Wooden, Woodin, Young,

All photos from the web

03 February 2015

A New Baby!

Vintage Welcoming Baby!

In my family there were many babies.  

Lots of Sweet Sentiments were given.

The Cards are from the 1955-1967

Ice Cream Parlor Did you have an Ancestor that owned one?

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor, Flint, Michigan, Ancestors, Fun, Ice Cream,

Paper menu from 1970's of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor

                                                              Look at the prices from the mid 70's

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor, Flint, Michigan, Ancestors, Fun, Ice Cream,

What a fun place to enjoy a treat.

31 January 2015

DuSyl Family Lore & History: Ancient Rock Carvings, Do you have Ancient Ancesto...

DuSyl Family Lore & History: Ancient Rock Carvings, Do you have Ancient Ancesto...: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/researchers-discover-oldest-rock-carvings-north-america-article-1.1427727 http://fineartamer...

Ancient Rock Carvings, Do you have Ancient Ancestors that were Rock carvers?


30 January 2015

Make sure you have it Verified

I have a story to tell.

    I had a family member who spend alot of time researching the family tree line of my paternal maternal line.(This was over 12 years ago).  They were given mis-information.  The information came from a death certificate.  In which the deceased last maiden name was hard to read.  That one piece of info is leaked into online trees.  I see it every time I pull to search for that family line.  There are hundreds of trees with that incorrect piece of information.  It is even in Familysearch.org.  

  From one person using only one document not verifying it. Adding it to their tree and never fixing it.

  Lets go back to the Death Cert.  I found the death certificate looked at it. Saw that it was hard to read the name.  I made sure to check it against other sources.  So I could know the correct maiden name.  This was a process.  Months in the making.  Worth every day to know the information for that GGranmother is correct.

As you discovery information on your ancestors you may at times find yourself provided with information passed on to you by another Family Historian.  

Now you have some choices to make.  As well as questions to ask your self.

1. Is the information sourced?
2. Where do I find the source?
3.Can I easily verify the source?
4.How do I know its the correct information?
5. Add it to my tree before I verify the source?

My answers to these questions is as follows:

1. Even if its sourced you must backtrack yourself.  Meaning find that source documentation.  Review the source document, how valid is the source document?  Who provided the information for the source document?  I know it's alot of questions to answer.  I can guarantee if you do this extra leg work.  When you Vett you family tree, you can stand by it with surety.

2. Depending on where the documentation is coming from. Go back to the original information given to you.  Can you ask them where they got the information?  If so ask them.  If you get the run around you just know they most likely do not have accurate documentation but they put it in there like fact anyway.

Just like  When I see a public tree on-line and ask the provider of the information where did they get the information from, over and over again I'm told from the internet, ancestry.com, etc...  They never bothered to verify anything.  So now other folks can come along and pick up the misinformation as if its accurate info.  Then they continue the missteps of those to follow.

3.  No source is ever easy to verify.  It does take time.  Family History Genealogy is not a quick process although some, very few, things might come easy.

4. Find three sources for the same piece of information.

5. If your tree is Public Never!!!     
     If your tree is set to private  how are you noting that the information still needs verification?

Happy Ancestor Hunting

28 January 2015

Wait A Minute

Copying information directly from Ancestry.com is Guess What?   It is not *vetted information.  Meaning that you must still do the leg work before you accept the hints etc... as a fact.

You need sources to prove your fact.                  
http://www.genealogyintime.com/records/newest-genealogy-records.html ...found n that site

What makes a "Fact" in genealogy.  A Fact is a piece of information that you have found at least 3 documents.  Yes I said 3 documents.

What is a Source Document in genealogy:  Birth record, Baptismal record, Confirmation record,  a religious event in which their parents gave the information,  School records,  a Marriage record.   Those are source Documents.

Document found at :https://familysearch.org/ 

  To make the work you do more valuable get your sources, get those documents, at least know where to send others to get the documents too.  

All other kinds of documents can only help you with finding where to get the source docement.  

History of Western New York: Treaty of Big Tree " Unknown History"

HISTORY of Western New York, Niagara Area     

Treaty of Big Tree

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to read the treaty: 
Treaty of Big Tree was a formal treaty, held from August 20, 1797, until September 16, 1797, between the Seneca nation and the United States. The delegates for both parties met at the residence of William Wadsworth, an early pioneer of the area and Captain of the local militia, in what is now Geneseo, New York. A meadow between Wadsworth's cabin at Big Tree and the gigantic oak by the river, which gave the place its name, was the site of the conference.
In attendance were nearly three thousand Seneca and other prominent members of the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Representing them were their hoyaneh chiefs:CornplanterRed JacketYoung KingLittle BillyFarmer's BrotherHandsome LakeTall ChiefLittle Beard and others; the clan mothers of the nation; and *Mary Jemison. Those in attendance representing the United States were: Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth, Commissioner, assigned by President George Washington to represent the United States government; Captain Charles Williamson and Thomas Morris, representing his father; Robert Morris; General William Shepard, representing Massachusetts; William Bayard, representing New YorkTheophilus Cazenove and Paolo Busti, representatives for the Holland Land Company; Captain Israel Chapin, representing the Department of Indian Affairs; Joseph Ellicott, land surveyor; and James Rees as acting secretary. The official interpreters were Horatio Jones and Jasper Parish.
All of the treaty delegates for the United States were housed in William's log cabin and new cobblestone house. A council house was erected by the Seneca and the proceedings were held there. The treaty was signed on September 15, 1797, after nearly a month of, at times heated, back-and-forth negotiations. This treaty is substantial as it opened up the rest of the territory west of the Genesee River for settlement and established ten reservations, perpetual annuities and hunting and fishing rights for the Seneca in Western New York.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * After the war, the Seneca were forced to give up their lands to the United States as allies of the defeated British. In 1797 the Seneca sold much of their land at Little Beard's Town to European-American settlers. At that time, during negotiations with the Holland Land Company held at Geneseo, New York, Mary Jemison proved to be an able negotiator for the Seneca tribe. She helped win more favorable terms for giving up their rights to the land at the Treaty of Big Tree (1797)                
 Mary Jemison, Holland Purchase, Treaty of Big Tree,  Niagara River, Seneca, Red Jacket, Tall Chief,Little Beard, Colonial Period, William Wadsworth, United States Expansion

Treaty of Big Tree

Before Morris could give the Holland Land Company title to this land, however, it was necessary to extinguish the Indian's pre-emptive right to the land.[1] This was achieved at the 1797 Treaty of Big Tree, executed on theGenesee River near modern-day Geneseo, south of Rochester, New York.[1] Representatives of the Holland Land Company, Robert Morris, the Indians, and a commissioner for the United States gathered at Big Tree in August, 1797 and negotiations began.[1] Chiefs and Sachems present included Red JacketCornplanterGovernor Blacksnake, Farmer's Brother and about 50 others. Red Jacket and Cornplanter spoke strongly against selling the land. They held out for "reservations," that is, land which the Indians would keep for their own use.[1] After much discussion, the treaty was signed Sept. 15, 1797. The native Indians were to receive $100,000 (about $1.39 million today) for their rights to about 3.75 million acres (15,000 km²), and they reserved about 200,000 acres (809 km²) for themselves.
In 1798, the New York Legislature, with the assistance of Aaron Burr[4] authorized aliens to hold land directly, and the trustees conveyed the Holland Purchase to the real owners. It was transferred to two sets of proprietors, and one of these sets soon divided into two, making three sets of owners altogether. Each set of proprietors owned their tract as “joint tenants” with right of survivorship, which means as proprietors died off, the surviving proprietors took the deceased's share, and that share did not pass by will or inheritance, except in the case of the last survivor.
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