Friday, September 28, 2012

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Marriage Record for Humphrey Bourne Cassingham & Sarah Boorman

Parish Church of Saint George Bloomsbury 
Register of Marriages

15 Oct 1866   

Humphrey Bourne Cassingham
b. Nov. 1840 Tenterden, Kent, England
Son of John Cassingham & Mary Bourne

d. 25 Oct 1872 in Barming, Kent, England
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar - Index of Wills and Administrations
(click images to enlarge)
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Surname Saturday: Hegedus

Ancestor: Maria Ana Hegedus
Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895

Name: Mar Ana Hegedüs
Event: Baptism
Event Date: 15 Mar 1791
Event Place: Oszlop, Veszprém, Hungary
Father: Joseph Hegedüs
Mother: Maria Vollff

Film Number: 699518
Digital Folder Number: 4660099
Image Number: 427

Monday, September 17, 2012

HMTS Alert & the loss of Jack Cassingham

The HMTS Alert was torpedoed and sunk in the Straits of Dover by the Seehund German midget submarine U-5330 while making repairs on an undersea telegraph cable.  All 59 hands were lost.

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CASSINGHAM, JACK. Third Engineer Officer.
Merchant Navy.
Died 24 February 1945. Aged 39.
Son of John Odion Cassingham and Kate Cassingham.
Husband of Violet Cassingham, of Folkestone, Kent.
Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 4.
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Visit: for more information including a list of persons who perished on the ship.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

August 1860 Death Notice for Harriet (Dean) Cassingham


Kentish Chronicle - 04-Aug 1860

Listed above is the death notice for Harriet (Dean) Cassingham
 Wife of Odian Cassingham
Born 12 July 1806, in Ashford, Kent, England
Daughter of James Dean & Sarah Henty
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Illinois State Archives: Civil War Muster Database

 is a free, searchable database that contains the transcription of each soldier's entry in the Muster and Descriptive Rolls containing information on over 285,000 soldiers from Illinois who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Each entry includes all of the information that was recorded in the original Muster and Descriptive Rolls including:  soldier's name; rank; age; height; colors of eyes, hair, and complexion; occupation; marital status; birthplace; residence; date, place, and term of enrollment; name; name of mustering officer; date and place of muster out; name of mustering-out officer; and remarks concerning transfers, promotions, injuries, or special duty.

In this database I located the brother of our G-Grandmother Arra Amanda Bacon:
 John N. Bacon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11 Memorial


Hosted by, this Memorial Website lists the names of those who died in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania when terrorists hijacked four U.S. planes on September 11, 2001, along with some photos and biographical information.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Village of Hadley, Massachusetts, c.1663

The diagram of lots in the Village of Hadley shows our 9th g-grandfather, Joseph Baldwin, as one of the residents.

Source:   History of Hadley by Sylvester Judd; 1905
Available on

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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GenDetective is a genealogy software program that will look at the data you have found and tell you what data you need to FIND!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Re-dedication of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial

The Salem Witch Trials Memorial located on Charter Street in Salem,  Massachusetts, where 14 women and 6 men were accused of being witches, were tried, convicted, and executed, will be re-dedicated at a public ceremony on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 4 p.m.
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