Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Freaked Out Friday - What Did I Do With It?

I spent 2.5 hours at my desk yesterday - not including writing blogs. That is probably the longest time I've spent there in several months. I don't think I got all that much accomplished, but did add 4 baptismal records and one marriage record to the database and added the baptismal record images too! Sometimes I think I will never make this pile smaller. But I keep plugging at it!

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thomas Kruszka Follow-Up

 I did verify that the Thomas Kruszka I found on the 1900 Census and in the Cook County Illinois Catholic Church records was the same Thomas Kruszka who was a brother to my DH's great grandfather, Michael Kruszka. Fortunately, I was able to contact a friend, who, through my description of the record I found online was able to verify for me that the database was the one I thought it was. This would be the Poznan Marriage Record Project. It gives the year and the parental information, which is how I was able to ascertain the validity of my supposition

I contacted someone on who has a private tree that includes Thomas. Everyone has the wrong birth information. He was born in 1851, not 1849. I have the birth record to prove it.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What I Asked For?

I mentioned yesterday that I was having a hard time sitting down in my office and working. Well, be careful what you ask for, because I did sit down in the afternoon and think I found another of my DH's family - his direct paternal line - in Cook county, Illinois.

I would love to see his death certificate -- IF it has his parents' names. I did not find him after 1900, presumed he was dead and then found someone who might have been him dying in 1935. Same month and year of birth. So I went back to Ancestry and looked at the record. Frustration! The record lists Thomas Kruszka and Josephine Skibinska as the parents of Thomas. Wrong. His wife was Josephine Skibinska. I see this so often on death records that I could spit!

So, his widow is not a widow in 1910. Divorce? Separation? Sigh. Who knows.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Humid Brain

Whew! It was HOT & HUMID over the weekend. So much so, that I couldn't even think about dragging myself into my office to do anything. Yesterday afternoon, however, I received an email from the Missouri Archives Volunteer coordinator that announced that there were some stray 1962 death certificates waiting to be transcribed. I had a few minutes so I did some. Then I thought, 1962? We did those over a year ago. Maybe somewhere along the line someone will find the missing 1963 death certificate for Mary Louise Campbell Webb. According to Find-a-Grave she died in 1963. Maybe, maybe not. I'll keep an eye out in the meantime!

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