Sunday, September 29, 2013

Massachusetts Birth Records - Online images at your fingertips


FamilySearch.org provides free access to many original records. 
Easily searchable, the Massachusetts, Birth, 1841-1915 collection contains 3,818,515 records which can be viewed as they were recorded in the state registers. Below is the birth record for Gertrude A. Hughes, born 29 Nov 1897 in New Bedford, MA, daughter of Edward L. and Lillian Emily (Cassingham) Hughes.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering September 11th

 
Twelve years later,  our nation pauses to reflect and remember.
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

1775 Baptism Record for John Cassingham


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Above is the baptism record for our 4th G-Grandfather John Cassingham, son of John Cassingham and Alice Sampson. Baptized in Tenterden, Kent, England, on 7 April 1775 by a minister of the Protestant dissenting Church.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Parents: Unknown


Those dreaded words.
I hate to see 'unknown' on recorded documents.
I finally get the record from the state of New Jersey - and there it is:  Unknown
Place of birth: Poland..... What happened to City or Town?

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 1938 Death Certificate of Grzegorz Kolbusz

The informant was his daughter who immigrated with him in 1900.
Sad that she wasn't more attentive to the details. 
Even his age is way off.