Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Warburton Marriage at St. James Church, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Ancestor James Warburton (1800-1874),
son of John and Lydia (Sandiford) Warburton,
married Martha Edwards
on 28 MAR 1819 in the
Parish Church of St. James, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

The parish registers dating from 1539 are held in the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

1810 Map of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

Trowbridge, Wiltshire - Home town to our Warburton Ancestors
(Click image to enlarge;  Source:  Wiltshire Community History)
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1864 Photo of the U.S. Gunboat Mendota

Click on the picture to fully enlarge it.

U.S. Gunboat Mendota, 1864
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Although we have no personal connection to this picture, this photo truly fascinates me.  
See more at the National Archives Website: Pictures of the Civil War
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Robert V. Garrison with 2 of his 3 Wives; Macoupin Co., IL

Robert V. Garrison (1843-1915)
Ann C. (Smith) Garrison (1846-1876)
Martha Ann (Bacon) Garrison (1844-1898)

Buried in Witt Cemetery
Barr, Macoupin County, Illinois
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Milford, Connecticut c.1646

Our ancestors, Joseph & Hannah Baldwin, owned lot 52.
Click to view: Early Milford Lot Owners 1646
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Blogs where you may get Lucky!

I recently stumbled upon a couple blogs that have the potential to make someones day:

Although I did not find any of our relations at Family Bibles, some lucky person may find a family treasure.
And  at
AncestorSearch using Google Custom Search
Randy Majors has created a search form that utilizes the power of an advanced search on google that returns a more focused set of results.
Using his form I was lead to a site that is transcribing Lancashire Parish Registers.   A great resource for my family research.
Be sure to give this a try.

Happy Hunting!
 - Theresa
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

William Underwood of NC - Revolutionary War Pension Record Abstract


Capt., Nc Line, Capt. William UNDERWOOD, NC Line, son of John and Margaret UNDERWOOD (earlier of Fauquier Co, VA) was born 17 or 19 Feb 1756, lived in Surry Co, NC at enlistment, married Susan or Susanna KERBEY 28 Feb 1782 in Surry Co, NC. He died 20 Dec 1814, and his widow applied 2 Mar 1841 in Anderson Co, TN, aged abt 80. She died 5 Mar 1851 leaving children Washington UNDERWOOD and Elizabeth SHARPE and both were living in 1855, the said Washington UNDERWOOD was of Anderson Co, TN in 1855, soldier's brothers John UNDERWOOD aged 86 and Thomas UNDERWOOD aged 83 were both of Sevier Co, TN in 1853; soldier 's grandsons Sevier and Haywood UNDERWOOD who were sons of soldier's son John, and James UNDERWOOD were mentioned, and in 1855 a William UNDERWOOD was of Anderson Co, TN and a John KERBY or KERBEY had served with Capt. William UNDERWOOD, but no relationshiop to soldier's wife Susan was given. Children's births were: John born 24 No 1782, James born 31 Dec 1783, Kerbey born 13 Apr 1785, and died in 1794, William born 6 Jan 1788 and d in Mar 1813, Betsey or Elizabeth born 11 Nov 1790, Susany or Sucky born 4 Feb 1795 and Washington born 1 Dec 1796.  (source: TNGenWeb Project)

Capt. William Underwood was the brother of our ancestor George Underwood (1772-1826).
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This day in History - Magna Carta is Sealed

 15 June 1215:  King John, brother of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta.

Image from Cassell's History of England

The 1215 Charter brought forward by the feudal barons required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties, and accept that his will was not arbitrary by explicitly accepting that no freeman could be punished except through the law of the land.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

World War II Army Enlistment Record for Larry Casteel of Ohio

-Clayton L. Casteel        

son of Creed C. & Rose (Welcheck) Casteel

Source: World War II Army Enlistment Records
National Archives and Records Administration
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Occupation: Burler


Elizabeth Warburton, wife, age 23, Burler
1851 UK Census: Wiltshire > Trowbridge > District 2k 

Burler or Spiler
Burling was women’s work. Any small pieces of vegetable matter (called spile) still left in the cloth were removed by hand. Women used burling irons which looked like small tweezers, to get rid of spile. Loose threads were also removed but that was generally done after fulling. By the 18th century, Master Burlers supervised the operation and paid women to do the work.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Civil War Veterans Pension Index listing for John N. Bacon

Civil War Veterans Pension Index listing for John N. Bacon of Macoupin County, Illinois:

b. Nov 1846 in Washington Co., TN
son of Jeremiah & Susan S. (King) Bacon
m. Lucinda Ribble 1875 in Carlinville IL
d. July 1936 in Macoupin Co,. IL
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Free Webcasts from So. Cal Genealogy Society Jamboree


The Southern California Genealogical Society is providing five live-streamed sessions from their Jamboree. These live broadcasts take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011, and are being provided at No Cost to genealogists and family historians who are intested but unable to physically attend the conference this weekend in  Southern California.

You just need to register online for the class(es) you are interested in:
Google Search Strategies for Genealogists
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. PDT

 Fingerprinting Our Families - Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PDT

 Researching Your Union Civil War Ancestors
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT

 But it Ain't Really the ORIGINAL Record!
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. PDT

The Many Facets of the National Archives Website (NARA)
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. PDT

I'll be there...via the net  :-)
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

North Wiltshire Online Census Project


North Wiltshire Online Census Project

 UK 19th century census returns are being transcribed in order to create an online "free-for-view" searchable database. 
Current searchable years include 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, and 1891.
This is part of an ongoing initiative to make records of relevance to UK genealogy freely available online. 

By using the 'find' box that appears with the command key Ctrl+F you can do keyword / surnames searches on the site.  I entered just the first part of Warburton and was able to locate our ancestor John H. Warburton with his family in the 1871 census:

as well as his father, James, a widower, aged 72:

(click images to enlarge)
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Husbands

When husbands have too much time on their hands...

                                 you wake up to find a new screen saver!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Remembering D-Day: The National D-Day Memorial

 "In Tribute to the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of Allied Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944"

The National D-Day Memorial
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

This is the Face of Genealogy


 Rose (Welcheck) Casteel
Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, & Great-Grandmother

- one of the many faces of our genealogy
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HB Anderson Elementary School

H.B. Anderson Elementary School 
Garden Grove, California

Mrs. Huffman's 
6th Grade Class
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Marineland of the Pacific

Marineland of the Pacific (1954-1987)  
an aquatic theme park and popular tourist destination located in Rancho Palos Verdes, Southern California.

The Marineland of the Pacific Historical Society (MOTPHS) is dedicated to preserving the historical significance associated with the development, operation, promotion and education of the former California oceanarium.

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