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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Diseases of the Past (1800-1920) - Genealogy

Diseases of the Past (1800-1920) - Genealogy the last one on the list is what got me
1918 Worldwide Influenza: more people were hospitalized in WWI from this epidemic than wounds. US Army training camps became death camps, with 80% death rate in some camps.

Social Security # Application for Mayme Marsh

Well finally the first of three ancestors Social Security # Applications has come in . This is Mayme Marsh Justus, my grandma Winnie's mom.  This is actually the first document I have on the lady, don't know if I ever knew her or she held me as a child . 

She doesn't give her full given name  and used the Married Name Justus on the top line. She applied for the number about 19 yrs after her husband had died. By then the oldest child was married (grandma winnie )  and the other younger kids, Harold was 25, David was 23 and Margaret was 22

My question or questions would be , did Mayme actually have a jobduring her life time, being she signed and got her Number just at the end of the Depression. Did she spend the entire Depression with out the kids, and not married. Both her parents were still alive at this time-where were they.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

where did the 1890 Census go?

Well now I know why I can't find my great grandma's framily in the 1890 census

1890 Census

NOTE: The 1890 census was mostly destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire. Small fragments of the 1890 census survived and comprises less than 1% of the original schedules. Keep in mind that even the remaining census fragments do not contain complete counties, townships or districts. The loss of these census records has put a real kink in genealogy research during this time period, particularly when people seem to have begun moving around a lot more. It is much harder to pick up the trail of our ancestors when there is a 20 year gap between records. This would have been the first enumeration for Oklahoma so people with ancestry in OK will experience particular difficulty with this loss

Which 1890 Census Fragments Survived the Fire?
Alabama: Perry County - Perryville Beat #11 and Severe Beat #8.
District of Columbia: Q. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, R.Q. Corcoran, Fifteenth, S.R. and Riggs Streets, Johnson Avenue, and S. Street.
Georgia: Muscogee County - Columbus.
Illinois: McDonough County - Mound Township.
Minnesota: Wright County - Rockford.
New Jersey: Hudson County - Jersey City.
New York: Westchester County - Eastchester. Suffolk County - Brookhaven Twp.
North Carolina: Gaston County: South Point Township and River Bend Township. Cleveland County - Township #2.
Ohio: Hamilton County - Cincinnati. Clinton County - Wayne Township.
South Dakota: Union County - Jefferson Township.
Texas: Ellis County - J.P. #6, Mountain Peak and Ovila Precinct. Hood County - Precinct #5. Rusk County - Precinct #6 and J.P. #7. Trinity County - Trinity Town, and Precinct #2. Kaufman County - Kaufman.

Old Occupations

great list of what the ancestors called their jobs
Thank you Genealogy Buffs
Old Occupations

Thursday, March 17, 2011

BOOK MARKS for Genealogy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ideas from the GEM Lady!

some ideas from Genealogy Gems  own Lisa Louise Cooke

GEM: Rethinking the Journal

10 journal topics for you to write about.

This would be a journal that you keep in your desk where you do your research, and can just pull out now and then and jot down your answers to these questions:

1. Why does doing genealogy matter to you? It is history about my family I never knew...and would like to know much more about.

2. Why do you think it will be important for generations to come? I believe everyone has a past, good or bad, learning how we came to be where, what, how and why from those before us is fasinating

3. What are your dreams? To have the "Paper" trail, documents of my blood line to prove the family line.

4. What is your hope for your future generations? that they won't wait so long to get involved with their own history.

5. What do you want your descendants to really know about you?  That family really does matter.

6. What’s your average day like? most days, due to 3rd shift job, sleep mostly, but get in some genealogy work in the mornings, and really heavy on the days off.

7. What are the changes you’ve seen over the years? Alot, mostly the computer age...cell phones, I can remember the time of the mail...not email, coin phone booths, and making meals in the oven/stove with NO MICRO Wave!

8. What do you wish you had known at age 20?  HA HA HA...that was over half my life ago...have to answer EVERYTHING!!!

9. What are Your predications for the future?  The Rapture is just around the corner

10.“I remember when” entries phone booths, manual typewriters, home made bread (pies, cakes, cookies), fresh air, playing out side, etc.

These were all just off my head, what came to mind...thanks Lisa for the ideas...ds

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TIME LINE 4 James Ray SARGENT 1933-2005

It is amazing to see just how much of our US history took place during Dad's life.

James Ray Sargent, my dad, was the first born of two, and at the end of PROHIBITION and just at the beginning of the GREAT DEPRESSION. Daddy came into the world just after  Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president.  The 3 R's were part of his early years~relief, recovery, and reform

INVENTIONS of his life time-the modern day Helicopter (age 3), NYLON (age 4), Aircraft Jet Engine (age 6), DIGITAL COMPUTER (age 6),  COLOR TV  part 1 and part 2 (age 7) Velcro was Patented in 1955 (age 22),

MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS of his life time-WORLD WAR 2 (age 6 to 12), bombing of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki (age 12),

PRESIDENTS of his life time-Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixion, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, GWBush

Major HISTORICAL issues during his life time-Reign of King George VI (Windsor) (age 3 to 19)
Manhattan Project (age 8 to 12), Nuclear Reactor (age 9), Hypertext (age 12), reign of Queen Elizabeth II (age 19-till he died), Warsaw pact created May 14,1955 (age 22)

More on daddy's time line .

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Facebook for Genealogists Cheat Sheet | High-Definition Genealogy

Facebook for Genealogists Cheat Sheet High-Definition Genealogy

National Women’s History Month day 9

comes from list on FACEBOOK Link for 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 9 — Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information

UPDATED* my parents marriage Los Angeles   Scanned with the Magic Wand portable scanner
Got my parents "CERTIFICATE of REGISTRY of MARRIAGE" showing this was the first marriage with both of them.  Dad being from Indiana and Mom coming from Illinois.  They list the same address (*wonder if they were living together before getting married~scandless, and kept quite back in those days of early 50's) in Hollywood.  Along with one straignten out fact for me  of  being told my parents were married in Ventura County, when this document shows the marriage took place in Los Angeles county California.

Two surpring fact on this document comes from who the witness was and the spelling of the maiden name of grandma Winnie!  Her last name is spelled JUSTICE , not Justus.  Am still waiting for grandma's SS application to see what the spelling is.

Clarence Young aka my uncle Pete was the witness.  I already knew that he and dad were both on the same ship in the navy. Will be calling Uncle Pete to talk to him about this. 
*just got off phone with Uncle Pete (march 9th 10:30 am) and he remember this.  As for the address, this was where both mom and her sister Dagmar lived~uncle Pete's soon to be wife, they got married later the same month and by the same minister in Ventura.  Was told that was when my parents moved to San Diego county, Calif.

This document shows the ages of both my parents , but not birth info any REAL info on dad's actual age is "unknown'.  Any middle names of both sets of grandparents have been kept off this paper as well.   Dad's parents are both from Indiana and mom's were from Sweden.

The county clerk was Harold J. Ostly and this document was subscribed and sworn before him on Dec 3, 1952   With the license issued on the same day, filed on Dec. 8, 1952 in Los Angeles County.

Another fact to come of this is the actual date of marriage~Dec. 5th 1952~not the 6th as I thought. Can't read the writing of the place they were married at, but were married by a Methistist Minister in VENTURA county~ there is where the mix up I have been having.  The license was taken out in Los
Angeles County but they got married in Ventura County.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

National Women’s History Month day 3

March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.

My middle name is the same as my swedish grandma~Dagmar Linnea .  This middle name has passed on to my first granddaughter.   Grandma's first name is also my aunt's name.  I have been told that Aunt Andi was named after both her parents...Dagmar Eugena.   Don't know the reason on my mom's name Patrica Kay. 

Afew unusal names in my tree ~  Drada, Cyrena, Salvina, Chisholom, Sophrona, Etha

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


UPDATE* scanned with my new (VuPoint)solutions Magic Wand-portable scanner

Got Daddy's discharge paper today!  Some surprises, and new info. along with some questions answered.  Like his birth date shows to be 12 Nov. 1933.  Again , the old story of the birth certificate being altered to get him in under aged.

Don't really understand much of all what is here on the paper...will hopefully get it scanned in the next few days

He enlisted 28 May 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His discharge date was 01 Sept. 1954.  So he was in the Navy less than 2 1/2 years.   Just from all of this, I now know my sister was born after dad got out of the service. He got out about 7months after I was born.

He went into the military starting at the rank of "SR"...not sure what that is. There is "EN3" in the box 31 Service Training Courses Successfully Completed.  Box 3 has "ENFN" on 2/16/53.

There is a X in the box for No under Registered for Selective Service...being he enlisted, this is a true fact!

Not sure what the "specialty #" , D.O.T #, and the letters/# for reason and authority for discharge" is all about...anyone who can enlighten me , please do!!!  I do know the related civilian occupation  was that of "Engineer".

The #26 box "FOREIGN and/or SEA SERVICE" has 9 months and 22 days...would this mean he was out to sea that long ?  He was stationed mostly at USNAS, San Diego, California. 

This paper also show the answer to one of my far did dad go in school.  He completed the "USAFI GED Test" 1/22/53 High School Level.  So he got this just after he and mom were married, which was Dec. 1952.  Farther down in the boxes for non service education shows he completed only one year of high school.  But with the mix up of the birth year on dad, did he drop out of 10 grade or not.   *Maybe a connection to the school system out in Linton might shed some light on this as well.

Main civilian occupation is "Student" ....which is another true fact. Another true fact is he was Married!

In Box #27 "Decorations, Medals, Badges, Commendations, etc" is listed two item:
I know there is a way to get these for my own personal collection, BUT how and where.  Any suggestions?

relatively curious about genealogy: Approaching your Genealogy problems Creatively

relatively curious about genealogy: Approaching your Genealogy problems Creatively

Many good links to ideas I didn't even know about!

National Women’s History Month day 2

 comes from list on FACEBOOK Link for 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 2nd~ Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo

Johanna and her 6 children
(my Swedish line)
grandma Dagmar is the woman
standing in back right side

Not sure when this was taken, but know
grandma came to the USA after age 18-20.
She was born 1909 so this was before about
(was married in Chicago, Ill. early 30's)

My reasoning to post this photo is
because I have finally broken some
of the brick walls with this
line .  And this is the first closest
over seas family in my tree.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Only on FOX6: Find out how to discover your family tree - WITI

Interesting Artical
Only on FOX6: Find out how to discover your family tree - WITI

National Women’s History Month

From the FACEBOOK Link for 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 1rst ~ favorite female ancestor , how you are drawn to or want to learn more about.  Any key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn.  What are the goals you have and potential sources you plan to check.

I really can't say I have a Favorite Female Ancestor, they are all favorites to me.  The one which I have been focused on in the last few days would be my grandma Winnie.  She was a big part of my life on my dad's side of the family. I remember when at her house she would let me play with her small little nick nacks...the little baby in the rocking chair, the TV which had salt and pepper shakers in it.. Sleeping on the fold out couch bed in the front room of her home. The two Toy Poople dogs always barking (grandma and grandpa's kids as they would call them)

Last year I learned through (and by accident) that grandma and her siblings were in the Masonic Home for several years as children as found on the 1930 census. Still need to find out more details. Do know the reason for the siblings being there, times were hard on their mom after the husband / father died and Great grandma wasn't able to take care of the kids.  Beings the great grandparents were Masons / Eastern Star members, the kids were taken in.

Then there was the mystery of grandma's first name~she was known as Winnie all my life. Do have proof on several documents now in my tree that her first name is WINIFRED...found on both my father's birth record, and grandparents marriage record.

AND....for the middle name, well this is somewhat of a mystery...some in the family, me included , thought the name was Gaunita...have sent away for grandma's SS application and this will hopefull shade some light on this matter.   So till then, we wait!

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