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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

James Doyle (Ohio)

I have traced most of James Doyle's children in Toledo, Ohio through the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses.  I've lost Elizabeth, Ann and Michael at the moment, but I'll keep looking.  Today's data and the corresponding census images are uploading to the site right now.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Format changes

Today was a good day to stay indoors (there have been lots of those lately), so I spent some time studying Second Site options.  The result was some minor changes to my site format that hopefully make it look slightly better.  The entire site has been re-published, so there are probably some minor content changes too.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Broder update

The cleanup that started yesterday continued today - this time for the Irish branches of the Broder family.  A lot of corrections, a few additions and additional source information were added.  The biggest change is the addition of a map showing all the events that occurred in Ireland.

Updates and changes

I've taken a new approach to reviewing my data to ensure that everyone who should be included in one or more of the sites is actually included.  Of course that has led to the discovery of errors, missing citations, missing data, etc.  I'm hard at work cleaning it all up.  This evening I re-published the Striker line.  There are almost one hundred additional people included, a few new images, some tidied up sources, and various other changes.   Lots left to do though!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

John Hamilton

All the Hamilton changes I've made over the past few weeks have necessitated the review of some existing records.  One of the changes I've made is the removal of John Hamilton's death registration documents.  The parish register of St Edward's Church in Westport and his tombstone both say that he died on 22 or 23 Aug 1871.  The death registration I had recorded said 11 Jun 1871, aged 71 yrs.  I don't know whether it is incorrectly recorded, or if the record belongs to a different John Hamilton.

Reasons it might be his:
  • the person reporting the death is his son-in-law P Brady (Bready)
  • the religion is RC
  • the location is Bedford, Frontenac County
  • I have not found any other John Hamiltons in Bedford, Frontenac County; there was one in Portland, but he was Methodist; and there was one in Kingston Penitentiary.
Reasons it might not be his:
  • the date of death:  11 June is a long way from 22 Aug, and the registration date is July, so it's not just a simple error
  • age is 71, i.e. born in 1800.  Most other records place John's birth around 1797.
Obviously this needs more research.  For now, I'm accepting the parish register date of death.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Still more James Lewis Hamilton

Debbi Lyon-Kirwan shared her information on James Lewis Hamilton's descendants.  I have added about 50 of them to the site.  Almost all of them were or are in the Seattle, Washington area, so I was able to find many marriage records and some death records on the Washington State Digital Archives site.