Tuesday, May 26, 2015

George F. Howe, Minnie Miola Howe/ Emma Georgiana Howe, Susan Ellen Howe

The above is taken from my Legacy Family Tree genealogy software program. Hopefully it will help explain why I needed the records from the Ticonderoga Town clerk's office.
George Howe's first daughter Minnie Miola Howe with his first wife Emma Sartwell is my biological great-grandmother.
Emma Georgianna Howe, his 2nd child is my mom's (adopted mother) in my mom's words "real mother". I will write more about her another time.
Susan Ellen Howe, his 3rd child is the marriage and obituary from previous post (May 20) was the record I sent away for.

The records have arrived-
  1. was it worth the money
  2. will I be doing a genealogy happy dance or will it just be another bump in the road of this genealogist's hunt to track down the family history.
Yes I am jumping up and down right out of my shoes!

The following is the Transcription of the marriage record:
For genealogical purposes only
A certified transcript from the register of marriages in the town clerks of Ticonderoga county of Essex state of New York date of marriage 03-08-1900, husband Harry Hall, residence Ticonderoga, date of birth N/A, occupation laborer, husband's birthplace Ticonderoga, NY, father's name  Charles Hall, mother's maiden name Fanny Gorman, first marriage, wife Susan Ellen Howe, residence Ticonderoga, NY, date of birth N/A, birthplace Bridport, VT, father's name George Howe, mother's maiden name Ida Sartwell, first marriage, name of person and official position solomnizing marriage Orville Phillips, place of marriage Ticonderoga, NY, when registered  March 14, 1900 number 43.
This is the marriage record of the 3rd child of my great grandfather.

The following is the Transcription of the other marriage record I sent for:
For genealogical purposes only
A Certified Transcript from the Register of Marriages in the Town Clerks of Ticonderoga, NY, County of Essex, state of New York, date of marriage 11-24-1915Robert Anderson residence Ticonderoga NY, date of birth N/A, occupation Carpenter, husband's birthplace Peru NY, father's name Carrol Anderson, mother's maiden name Ruth Brooks, 1st marriage, wife name Clara Hall, residence Ticonderoga, NY, date of birth N/A, occupation housekeeping, wife's birthplace Ticonderoga, NY, father's name Harry Hall, mother's maiden name Susie Howe, first marriage, person and official position solomnizing marriage D. F. Blackmere, place of marriage Crown Point, NY, registered 11/24 /1915, number 339.

This is the marriage of Clara Hall, Harry and Susan Ellen's daughter which I will tie in when I write more about my mom's mother Emma Georgianna Howe the second child of George F Howe. One of the most important persons in the Howe genealogy family history story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Susan Ellen Howe, Harry Hall - Why important to review your notes

Candy tuft 2015 taken by Genevieve De Haan
I have heard it many times from many different speakers. It is very important to go over your past notes in your research. But I was quite surprised the other day when I was going through research notes that my sister and I had done in a previous research trip to Ticonderoga New York a couple years ago. We had gone  to the Ticonderoga  Historical Society in the historic Hancock house at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, N.Y. 12883  http://ticonderogahistoricalsociety.org/
Judy was taking notes on the index of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspapers. Going over her notes last week I found the following:

         George Howe c Hall, Mrs. Susie
         file 1874-1919 HIK-KYl
         died at Chilson December 24, 1917 age 33 wife of 
         Harry Hall, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. George Howes of 
         Ticonderoga Surv. husband, six children, parents + 
          two sisters

If you are like me you are just in "overload" when you come back from a research trip trying to digest all the wonderful things you have discovered. So looking back, I guess I did not have my "thinking cap" on so just went over our notes and then filed everything away in their proper files to look over at a later date. Boy oh boy was I ever surprised about the above information I have been sitting on for quite a some time now, so when I looked over it "bells and whistles" went off in my head and I immediately went to the following website http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/ to search the newspaper for Susie's (Susan Ellen) obituary and then the announcement of her marriage.
Her marriage is in the Ticonderoga sentinel. (Ticonderoga, Essex County, N.Y.) 188?-1982, March 15, 1900, Page 7, Image 7 - NYS Historic Newspapers.

             Transcription Chilson - Harry Hall and 
                                      Miss Susie Howe, 
                                      were united in marriage by 
                                      Orville Phillips last Thursday evening.

Her obituary http://bit.ly/1cLAR6J
Ticonderoga sentinel. (Ticonderoga, Essex County, N.Y.) 188?-1982, January 03, 1918, Page 6, Image 6 - NYS Historic Newspapers.

I believe that I'm on to something very important here. So I e-mailed the Ticonderoga Town Clerk's office to see if they had a marriage record for Harry Hall and Susie Howe.
Also on a hunch, after e-mailing and talking to the Crown Point's Town Clerk I asked the Ticonderoga Town Clerk's office to see if they had the marriage record for a Robert Anderson and a Clara Hall (I will explain why later). After many e-mails back and forth trying to make sure it was my family. They said that I needed to sent them $22.00/each for a genealogical purposes only Certified Transcript and a copy of my Driver's License.

Before spending any money I wanted to be quite sure that I had the right family, so I checked the entire 1900 US Federal Census of the Town of Ticonderoga. There were 63 pages that I went through one by one and I could only find one Howe family listed in the Town of Ticonderoga, so I felt that it was a pretty safe assumption it would be money well spent.
Ancestry.com. Year: 1900; Census Place: Ticonderoga, Essex, New York; Roll: 1035; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 1241035

I promptly sent them a check for $44.00 and held my breath that it would be my families record. Because in New York you are not allowed to know or see what is on the record before you pay for it. I will let you know my results next week as they arrived today.

Monday, May 11, 2015

DNA-Treadway of Vermont, New York, Connecticut

When I received an e-mail from David & Marcia Treadway that according to FTDNA (family tree DNA) we are 1st -2nd cousins, I was elated. Turns out he is my 1st cousin once removed. Little did I realize where this information would lead me to. As I wrote before (see post 4/3/2015) David is trying to become a member of SAR (Sons of the American Revolution).

Magnolia tree- finding relatives through DNA

David and Marcia then put me in touch with Kathie Sutherland. Katie e-mailed me on April 4, 2015 and announced that her and David are third cousins once removed, which in turn makes us Katie and I 4th, cousins. She and David have a small DNA match but Katie and I don't have any DNA match, but 4th cousins only have a 50% change of matching.  Of course, the absence of ICW (in common with) DNA doesn't mean Katie and I aren't related since DNA separating and recombining are done quite randomly. Needless to say we have a strong ancestor paper trail match. David, Katie, and I all have the American Revolutionary soldier Jonathan Treadway and his wife Hannah Rood's as our ancestor. Rumor has it that he was with General Washington during his crossing of the Delaware River on the night before the Battle of Trenton.

It turns out that Kathie is a physician and the Medical Director for the Genomics at her Hospital. Also she is a proclaimed "DNA Junkie ." She has had her DNA tested with all the major companies and encouraged me to put my DNA results on  www.dnagedcom.com.
She explained that it was a very important tool to understanding how the different segments  of DNA match up. Another words if 2 or more people that share the same segment of DNA are certain of their common ancestor, then others who have the DNA in common with them (ICW) should be somewhere along the branch in that tree. That is why it is very important to have public family trees or at least give permission to the person that is testing (ICW) with you to view your tree. I hope I explained it in simple and correct terms,

After putting my DNA results on dnagedcom.com I can see which segments of DNA David and I have in common and think I have a more clear understanding of DNA matches. Still have a long way to go, believe me. I keep going to presentations about it. Maybe some day it will click. Putting the information on dnagedcom.com was quite easy.  All you really have to know is your kit number. The website does all the rest. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

If you want further information on DNA please go to the following You Tube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVo6835ht0I
with Lisa Louise Cooke interviewing Diahan Southard  (who was a Rootstech 2015 presenter).  I found her presentation the most down to earth that I have heard and quite easy to understand.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Genealogy Bloggers

On April 16, 2015 while attending the NERGC conference in Providence, Rhode Island I decided to attend the Genealogy Blogging Special Interests Group.
Photo taken by Victor Rojo husband of Heather Wilkinson Rojo

I am very glad I decided to join this group of wonderful dedicated Bloggers. The Group was led and sponsored by Heather Wilkinson Rojo (www.nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com). Also present was Pat Richley-Erickson (better known as Dear Myrtle), Russ Worthington (Cousin Russ), and many MSOG (Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.) members; also  I have to apologize to others  present that I do not remember your names as I was so excited to be in the same room with people that I have only seen and heard in their chat rooms or on Legacy Family Tree Webinar Wednesday. A majority of the bloggers in the room are members of New England Geneabloggers on Facebook. I am not a big user of Facebook so didn't know of the group before. I am a member of Geneabloggers, however http://www.geneabloggers.com  with founder Thomas MacEntee.
First they gave all us bloggers a string of green beads to wear. I guess Thomas MacEntee started the tradition so participants at the conference will ask about the beads and then you can promote your blog and blogging in general. Great idea.
We went around the room and talked about ourselves and our blogs or why we were sitting in on the group. It was a very warm and welcoming group which shared ideas with each other and the time flew by. I enjoyed getting to know something about everyone and want to say Thank You.