Wednesday, May 29, 2013

1899 Marriage Record of Corrinne Lefebvre & Zephyrin Normandin

Corrinne Lefebvre
daughter of Joseph & Julia Louise (Lambert) Lefebvre, 
married Zephyrin Normandin 
on 10 July 1899
 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts

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Image is from the "Marriages Solemnized in the City of Lowell" register
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ulric Lefebre 1888-1950

 Military Veterans Headstone Application for Ulric Lefebre
son of Joseph & Julia Louise (Lambert) Lefebvre
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Buried at

Los Angeles National Cemetery

(photo from
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Missing spouse of Isabelle (Lefebvre) Geoffroy

Isabel Fleurette Lefebvre,  born  Feb 1905, was the daughter of Joseph Vital Horace & Philomene Mary (Thibault) Lefebvre of Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  I know from oral family history that her married name was Isabelle Geoffroy, but, as yet, have not been able to determine her spouse's identity.  A findagrave volunteer answered my request and kindly took a photo of her cemetery marker.  Sadly, no clues as to who her husband was is given.

Worcester County Memorial Park
Paxton, MA
I should be able to find her in the 1930 & 1940 censuses, but nothing definitive has been found. She has proven herself to be an elusive person.  So, for now, her husband's identity remains a mystery.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Free Military Records Access during this Memorial Day Weekend

In honor of Memorial Day the following sites are open for you to  

find for your family’s heroes: is offering free searching and viewing of ~155 million military records including draft registration cards, enlistment and service records through May 27. site is allowing free searching of its US and International collection of military records in honor of Memorial Day, until midnight May 27. Here you can access records including:  World War I Draft Registration Cards, Korean War Records, Korean War Casualty Records, Korean War POWs, Vietnam War Records, Vietnam War Deaths and Casualties, World War II POWs, World War II Army Enlistment Records, and US Army Casualties, 1961-1981. is sharing its nearly 4 million record images in it US Colored Troops collection through May 31st. These records include muster rolls, enlistment papers, correspondence, orders, prisoner-of-war memorandums, casualty reports.  Be sure to check out the other collections which are offered at no charge like the ongoing War of 1812 Pension Applications project

MyHeritage is allowing free access to its US Revolutionary War pension indexes, the 1840 special census of Revolutionary War pensioners index, Confederate service and pension records and War of 1812 pension indexes through May 28.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sandiford of Radcliffe, Lancashire

From different sources we knew our 5th G-Grandmother, Lydia Sandiford was born in 1777, daughter of James and Alice Sandiford, in Radcliffe, Lancashire. Initial searches for her baptism record yielded little, but when I dropped the "i" in the surname we were able to zero in on it.
Entered as Sandford, here is Lydia's baptism record from the parish book:

St. Mary's of Radcliffe
4 May 1777
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Toby Cake - c.1911

"Children can eat it without disastrous results."

Kansas City Star
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Clarence Saltsman - Application for Headstone

WWI Veteran 
Clarence J. Saltsman 
of Ohio
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Buried in Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery
Also known as Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Cemetery
in Sandusky, Erie, Ohio
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all a
Happy Mother's Day!

Vintage Postcard 
(Graphics Fairy)
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Free Genealogy Workshop for Chinese American Research

Family Legacies: Genealogical Resources for Chinese Americans

6 - 7 p.m.  Monday, May 6
At the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia
18 South 7th Street, Philadelphia

Learn how to verify family stories—from oral tradition to fact. At this FREE genealogy workshop, Jeanie Chooey Low, author of China Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, will provide techniques for interviewing family members and deciphering gravestone inscriptions. She will discuss U.S. 20th-century immigration and naturalization case files, how to find and visit ancestral villages, and how to research war and census records. The presentation is for all levels of researchers and will be presented in English.
Low is the child of immigrants and a specialist in Chinese American genealogy and 20th-century immigration and naturalization records. Her interest in family history started several years ago when she realized that the Chinese traditions and language of immigrants were gradually being lost with each succeeding generation of Chinese Americans.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cuyahoga Ohio Marriages: Busch Brothers to Mangan Sisters

Not just another family tall tale: 
Brothers John & Chris Busch of  Cleveland, Ohio, 
married sisters Mary & Annie Mangan of Ireland,
as shown below in the marriage returns.
The records below were found on in database:
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973 
 I am always thrilled when the original image can be viewed!

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