Genealogy News and Interesting Links – 7/31/15

(If you have genealogy / family history news of interest that you’d like me to share, please email me at sreed1234@gmail.com)

Ancestry.com / Calico News 

Upcoming Genealogy Events – 7/30/15

This is a rolling listing of upcoming family history and genealogy events. These are heavily focused on those happening in the Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana area. (If you’d like for me to list your event on next week’s list, please email it to me at sreed1234@gmail.com.)

Tennessee 

Tennessee Genealogical Society Fall Seminar (Featuring D. Joshua Taylor) – Germantown, Tennessee – November 7, 2015 – http://tngsbookstore.weebly.com/seminar.html

Kentucky

40th Annual Kentucky Genealogical Society Seminar – Frankfort, Kentucky – August 1, 2015 – http://kygs.org/cpage.php?pt=42

Illinois 

2015 Family History Conference and Book Fair – Carterville, Illinois – August 8, 2015 – http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/conf2015.html

New York

New York State Family History Conference – Syracuse, New York – September 17-19, 2015 – http://nysfhc.org/registration.html

Utah

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference & Festival – Orem, Utah – September 2-3, 2015 – http://timpfest.org/store/tickets

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – Salt Lake City, Utah – January 11-16, 2016 – http://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?eid=16

Washington 

Northwest Genealogy Conference – Arlington, Washington – August 13-15, 2015 – http://www.nwgc.org/

 

Using Google Maps to connect to your past

I’m a geek, and I like geeky tools.

One of my favorite things to do is look up on Google Maps places that come up in search for ancestors.

I wrote yesterday about The Pucket family and specifically my 2nd great grandmother Lizzie Pucket. The picture below is a current “street map” view of the street where she lived and worked as a cook.

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I often scope out places where folks used to live as listed on the census.

My fourth great-grandfather was a man named Adam Ader. In the early 1800s, he was an early settler in North Carolina and owned a large plantation. There is a creek near Watertown, NC called Ader Creek that used to run through his plantation. It’s not a very large creek and looks pretty dry, but it’s pretty cool to see on a map.

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The Pucket Family

Unfortunately, I don’t know much about the Pucket (or Puckett) family.

My 2nd great grandmother — Lizzie or Eliza — was born in Pembrokshire, Wales in September, 1852. She shows up on a census in 1871 as a cook. Shortly after that she immigrated to the United States and married my 2nd great grandmother Richard Berryman.

They lived in Illinois for a bit before moving to California. She died sometime between 1930 – 1940.

The direct ancestors I know:

  • Lizzie or Eliza Pucket (2nd Great Grandmother)

Obituary for Frederick Holl

Transcribed from La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wisconsin) – February 26, 1939

Frederick Holl passed away suddenly Friday afternoon at his home, 921 Liberty street, at the age of 80 years.

He is survived by one son, William of La Crosse; three daughters, Mrs. John Dimon and Miss Hattie Holl of La Crosse, and Mrs. Emma Gibson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Schroeder of Racine, Wis., and Mrs. Fred Haiden of South Bend, Ind.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funderal services will be held at 1:30 p. m. at the home and at 2 p. m. at Emmanual Lutheran church, the Rev. Walter Gutzke officiating and internment will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Friends may call at the home Sunday evening.

(Frederick Holl was my 2nd great-grandfather)

Photo of the Week – 7/25/15

Earlier this week, I shared a post about “Working Horizontally“.

This picture is a great example of doing that work.

This photo was taken on June 30, 1952 at the 50th wedding anniversary of James and Lillie Richards (the two people in the center).

I’m most connected to the woman on the far left. She’s my great aunt – Millie (Berryman) Richards. The rest of this family are all relatives of her husband — my great uncle.

It’s been awesome doing work on their genealogy and learning more about them.

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Upcoming Genealogy Events – 7/23/15

This is a rolling listing of upcoming family history and genealogy events. These are heavily focused on those happening in the Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana area. (If you’d like for me to list your event on next week’s list, please email it to me at sreed1234@gmail.com.)

Tennessee 

Genealogy Workshop with Dorothy Williams Potter:  Tracing Your Ancestor on the Southern Frontier – Nashville, Tennessee – July 25, 2015 – http://mtgs.org/calendar/FrontierWorkshop.pdf (PDF Flyer)

Tennessee Genealogical Society Fall Seminar (Featuring D. Joshua Taylor) – Germantown, Tennessee – November 7, 2015 – http://tngsbookstore.weebly.com/seminar.html

Kentucky

40th Annual Kentucky Genealogical Society Seminar – Frankfort, Kentucky – August 1, 2015 – http://kygs.org/cpage.php?pt=42

Illinois 

2015 Family History Conference and Book Fair – Carterville, Illinois – August 8, 2015 – http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/conf2015.html

Utah

Timpanogos Storytelling Conference & Festival – Orem, Utah – September 2-3, 2015 – http://timpfest.org/store/tickets

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – Salt Lake City, Utah – January 11-16, 2016 – http://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?eid=16

Washington 

Northwest Genealogy Conference – Arlington, Washington – August 13-15, 2015 – http://www.nwgc.org/

 

Working horizontally

When I first started doing family history work, I worked really hard on finding direct descendants.

It was really fun to find the grandparents, great grandparents, 2nd great grandparents and more.

As I started to hit roadblocks and the evidence became thin, I needed more research to do.

I’m still working on developing the direct descendants, but I’m also working horizontally and laterally.

My great aunt Mildred was married and had one child, who died as a teenager. Her husband was a man by the name of Elmer Richards, and I’ve been having a lot of fun lately researching his line.

I’ve also been working on other aunts, uncles, cousins and those related to them.

It’s been a great way for me to keep the research moving while I’m waiting for other puzzles to solve.

The Thierman Family

The Thierman Family has always been very interesting to me, because it’s one of the few families so far that I’ve traced back that originates from somewhere other than the United Kingdom.

George Henry Albert Thierman, my 3rd Great Grandfather, was born in Hannover in Germany and then immigrated over to the United States.

George spent some time in Wisconsin before moving to California. Some of the Thierman family also spent some time in Iowa.

Military service: 

George Henry Albert Thierman – Civil War from 1861-1862

The direct ancestors I know: 

Kathleen H Thierman (Great Grandmother)

Thomas Hall Thierman (2nd Great Grandfather)

George Henry Albert Thierman (3rd Great Grandfather)

Jacob Thierman (4th Great Grandfather)

Johann H Thierman (5th Great Grandfather)