Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Abednego Casteel - War of 1812 Record

Below is a page from Abednego Casteel's Compiled Service Record during the War of 1812 that I ordered from NARA using their online services.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

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Now I have definitive a link to three generations, as his granddaughter is also named, and an original source that can be cited.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Imre Bauman of Bakonyoslop, Veszprem

Below is the transcription of the baptism record of Imre Bauman, brother of  Andrew Bauman.
I had viewed the original record on microfilm years ago at a local Family History Center.  Slowly, but surely, all these records are becoming available online.

"Hungary, Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895," 
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

July 1867 Immigration record for Anton Busch and Family

Anton and Margarethe (Theisen) Busch
from Rheinland, Prussia (Germany),
arrived in New York, NY, via Antwerp with their children on 31 Jul 1867 aboard the ship Guiseppe Baccarcick.

Their oldest son, John J Busch, arrived in New York one year earlier with his wife Katherine and son Anthony J. via London, England, on the ship Liverpool.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Marriage Record of Anna Kollain to Martin Wetzel

While searching for more information on our Kollain ancestors on, I found the marriage record for Anna, daughter of Ignatz and Maria Kollain.
Most importantly, this record adds more information regarding the issue of her Maria's maiden name.
See: More Than One Maiden Name?
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th!

 (Photo: Carol Highsmith/ The Library of Congress)
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Celebrating the 4th of July

c. 1916
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 (Photo Source:  Library of Congress)
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