Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Issue 47 located the likely 1870 census enumeration for Ellen Butler, wife of the elusive Ira Sargent.
This census entry in 1880 appears to be the family in Drywood Township, Vernon County, Missouri.
There are a few inconsistencies when comparing this 1880 census entry to the apparent census entry for the family, but we'll look at those in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues in the next month or so. I'm trying to give readers a break from Ira and Ellen (Butler) Sargent, but I've been making breakthroughs on their family recently and it's hard not to share them.
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Monday, June 28, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010
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Sunday, June 20, 2010
This is the entry from page 8 of Soap Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa, for the Ellen Butler that very likely is Ira's wife. The question is where to go next on Benjamin who appears to be her likely father.
Ideas can be posted as responses here or as replies to this post on facebook. I might not have time to reply individually to suggestions, but an upcoming issue will discuss where I'm headed on this family. This is a family where the research is actually in progress, so I really don't know the answer.
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Friday, June 18, 2010
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
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Friday, June 11, 2010
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Issue 45 discusses my new approach to Ira based upon records discussed in previous issues. The issue includes charts organizing my search, why specific records from the Family History Library was searched, and why certain approaches were put lower on the level of priority.
Issue 46 will discuss the results of my search and where the research will proceed from there. After issue 46, we'll leave Ira alone for awhile unless readers would like me to attempt to obtain copy of his records from the mental institution in Illinois where he was a resident from ca. 1906 until his death in 1916.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
There is more information on our Ft. Wayne Library Research Trip (11-15 August 2010) on this blog page.
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Monday, June 7, 2010
- Good written English skills
- Experience with citations in the spirit of Evidence Explained
- Broad genealogical research experience and knowledge
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sometimes I respond to subscriber issues via email on my cellphone, but can't really fix the problem until I get to an actual computer and occasionally by the time that happens the email has gotten buried under emails about other things. I've got that problem solved, but if your issue got overlooked, drop me a line and I'll fix it.
Note: I do have few emails from over the weekend to process yet.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
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We'll have more on Philip in future issues.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Issue 45 brings a return of good old Ira Sargent, born ca. 1843 in Canada and "first appeared" in Illinois in 1880.
This issue outlines three ways I chose to tackle his parentage. For reasons the issue makes clear, these options were prioritized.
This post includes a clip of the marriage application of Ira's daughter Ida. We'll have information from his other daughter's marriage along with complete citations to these records in issue 45.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
It contains a discussion of what the field office of the Postmaster General's investigation division discovered about Philip Troutfetter when he was investigated in 1900.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A more detailed brochure will be posted later--this gives you the basic information about our trip.
We have a group rate at the Ft. Wayne Hilton, $99 a night, you can have up to four guests per room. You will need to request the Rootdig.com rate. The Ft. Wayne Hilton is conveniently located to the library and is where we will have morning meetings from 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m.--the library opens at 9:00 a.m. You can call the hotel to make reservations and we'll have a direct link to our group rate as soon as I can get it up. You do NOT have to stay at the Hilton and can stay at other hotels/motels in the area--that is up to you. The Hilton is convenient if you want to walk back during the time we are in the library.
What we'll do:
- Michael will make morning presentations Thursday-Saturday.
- Michael is in library from open to close--except for lunch/dinner
- Every attendee gets at least one 30 minute consultation with Michael and more as time allows
- Michael is available for "drop-in" consultations when he's in library and not with another person
- Trip participants can email Michael questions, etc. before the trip and we'll encourage everyone to get ready as much as possible before the trip actually starts
- A private trip website where members can post questions about the trip, their research, etc. We'll also post files there to help attendees with their research and with preparation for the trip.
- Assistance with pre-trip planning (through the website listed above and through email).
- Trip participants are encouraged to send problems to Michael BEFORE the trip actually starts.
Our trip would start at 7:00 p.m. with an orientation on Wednesday night. Early arrivals could easily go to the library before that or meet with me if I'm able to arrive early. We would have all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the library with a Sunday morning hotel checkout. Participants who were fairly close could check out of the hotel on Saturday if they desired. There would be a Dutch-treal meal Friday night after the library closes.
$125 and payment can be made by PayPal. Refunds (less $30 administrative fee) can be had for those make full payment and who cancel before 31 July 2010. You can also hold your spot (with refund up til 31 July) for $50. Those who would like to pay by check can do so by sending me an email to make arrangements. A registration packet will be emailed to those who register. Any questions about the trip can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip participants are responsible for:
- making their own travel arrangements to Ft. Wayne
- paying for their own meals, etc.
- making their own hotel arrangements and paying for hotel accomodations
- paying for their own copies
More later as a few details are ironed out, but this is the essence of it. Registration will be limited to 20.