This blog will reflect the progress of my genealogy project(s). I will describe any major changes that I make on my website and I will document how I solved some brick walls.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

James Lewis Hamilton - solved

Thanks to Debbi Lyon-Kirwan I have confirmed that "my" James Lewis Hamilton, born in South Crosby Twp, Leeds County, Ontario IS the James Lewis Hamilton who lived much of his life in Rugby, Pierce County, North Dakota.    THANKS Debbi!

I've updated the records for James and his children, and added some photos that Debbi also shared with me.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Hamiltons (and Jordans and Freemans and others)

Over the past 3 weeks I have added 54 people and 73 documents to My Father's Families. The majority of these are for the Hamilton family, but there are lots of marriages between the Hamiltons and Jordans and Freemans, so there are records for these families too. 

All these new records of course revealed addtional data for many people too. The Recent Updates page lists the records that were changed.

Format change for documents

I have decided to separate census records from other documents in order to make it easier to find what you're looking for.  I also increased the size of the thumbnails in the galleries.   These changes have been completed for My Father's Families.  The other sites will be changed as I work on them.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

James Lewis Hamilton

I have added some details, including a wife and five children, to James Lewis Hamilton, my gr-granduncle. However, it must be noted that all details after 1892, including James' marriage and children, are premised on his residence in Rubgy, North Dakota. I have been told that he lived there, but do not know the basis of this asssertion. Investigation is ongoing.

Now on to the next of Mary Anne Hamilton's siblings.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hamilton additions and corrections

My ebook reader died on the plane yesterday, so what could I do but proof-read some Hamilton records (off-line of course!).   I'm appalled by some of the mistakes I found: duplicate people; wrong captions on exhibits; missing citations; etc.

I have started on the corrections, which of course leads to looking things up, which of course leads to new information to add.  Today I added 1900, 1910, & 1920 census records for John K Hamilton - those records provided the names of his children as well.   More to come!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ernest Broder

Today John Broder sent me a lot of information about Harold and Mabel (Hallberg) Broder's adopted children Ernest and Eldine.  He also sent the names of all Ernest's children and grandchildren.