Thursday, May 19, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Now I don't usually do New Year resolutions, but with this year I do have some goals in mind that are doable.
1. Finally take a research trip to Arkansas and Louisiana and try to find any record on what happened to Celia Autrey Sample (1859-1907). I believe I have a good circumstantial case that she is my great grandmother, but I'd still like to find one more good piece of evidence. Also, I'd like to find out about her death and where it occurred.
2. According to family stories Edward Vincent McFadden (1889-1977) had a wife before he married Mary A. Curley between 1940 and 1942. So far I have found nothing that indicates he had and earlier marriage.
3. I do plan to work more on my writing this year and hopefully will have something publishable at some point. I have notes, timelines and sketches written down but now want to put them together into an interesting narrative or case study.
4. I'm debating on attending the NGS conference in Florida this year. I plan on deciding within the next week or so. It would be helpful to network since I want to get out of my comfort zone and start taking clients.
5. I will also re-start my effort to become a certified genealogist. In a previous life I was not supported in this endeavor. But as Oswald Cobblepot once said to The Batman, "things change" so now I can tackle things I had put on the back burner.
6. I do plan to be more active with posts on here. It will be good practice for my writing.
I feel 2016 is going to be a very good year.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|Pittsburgh Monday 14, 1927|
A gas tank explosion about 20 minutes to 9. Lots of damage done and people killed. The whole city shook, glass broke every where. Our house shook. I didn't know what had happened. I was in laundry washing.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
I have been bad about posting lately, but hopefully can get going on this again.
Also, apparently I skipped #13.
|The parents of Dennis are not named but are listed as "residents of the State of Ohio"|
|States Dennis had live in the US for 67 uninterrupted years at "Coal Center, Roscoe, Monongahela & Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). Also lived in State of Ohio."|
Finally, the death certificate for Dennis, names his parents as Edward McFadden and Alice Collum. Both are also said to have been born in Ireland. The informant was Cornelius McFadden (1903-1977), ninth child of Dennis and Elizabeth.
|Allegheny County, Pennsylvania-1924|
So far, I have been unable to locate any possible candidates Edward, Alice or Dennis in the immigration records. I'm hoping if I can focus on Ohio, something may turn up.
Washington County, Pennsylvania, “marriage license no. 133,” Dennis McFadden-Lizzie Newland, 18 February 1886; digital images, Family Search ( : accessed 8 February 2013).; Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, death certificate no. 11973 (1924), Dennis C. McFadden; Department of Health, Pennsylvania
Monday, June 2, 2014
Otto Schildhauer was my maternal 2nd cousin once removed. While researching some collateral family members, I have come across a few individuals that I have been able to locate quite a bit about with minimal research time and effort.
One of these individuals is Otto Schildhauer (1898-1959). I have been able to find a pretty good summary of his life just searching newspapers.
Also, when people talk about the lack of privacy these days, I like to bring old newpapers up. It's a good illustration that social networks really aren't a new idea. It's only the technology that has changed.
|Newark Daily Advocate, Newark, Ohio, 7 June 1898|
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Schildhauer of Buckingham street, a twelve-pound baby boy.
|Newark Daily Advocate, Newark, Ohio, 12 Jan 1900|
The little child of Mr. Herman Schildhauer is quite sick at 349 Buckingham street.