Archive for October, 2012

2012 Got Ancestors?! Registrant Questions & Answers

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Below are the questions submitted by registrants to this year’s Got Ancestors?! seminar.  We had many answers to these questions; too many to list all here in this article. Some answers are suggested places to look and others are very detailed. Take a look. You may find the answer to your questions! Click here for a complete list of GotAncestor?! Registrant Questions with Answers. Thanks to all who contributed the Questions and the Answers!

QUESTION: (Vickey Parker) To narrow the search of common last names, is there a trick one could use?

QUESTION: (Sue Irvine) Where would I find records (1745-1812) for a Quaker who married a non-Quaker in central New York? Assuming no birth records, where would the children be baptized?

QUESTION: (Sally Akehi) My great aunt, born 1894 in Iowa, raised in Allegan MI, also married there, but left her Husband & baby in 1915 and went…somewhere!! Chicago, we think. We know maiden name, 1st married name, but NOT 2nd married name!What resources do we have for IL with searchable field for maiden name?? How to break thru this brick wall??

QUESTION: (Mary Alt) Does the Allen County Library have confederate soldier records from the Civil War? (more…)

The 2012 Seminar SURNAMEs!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The 5th Annual GotAncestors?! Seminar is now a memory. To followup we’re posting 100s of surnames being researched for all to find. Look for your common interests and make contact.

Here’s a preview:

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Adrianse | MI | 1840′s-now  / Betty Snow – snow2@erols.com
Ahlberg | Sweden > Michigan | 1880s-current   /  Don Bryant – bryant@wellswooster.com
Alison | Scotland<Ontario<Detroit, MI<IL | 1770-1900 / Jessica Trotter – jmt.trotter@gmail.com
Allen, Betsey | PA, OH, and possibly MI | 1805–1865 / Claudette Darling – Genealya@aol.com
Allison/Ellison | KY, TN, AL, AR | 1775-1920   /  Paula Naujalis – naujalis@wmis.net
Alt | Alsace, Ohio & Michigan | 1830-present   /  Mary Alt – altm7@aol.com
ALTHOUSE/ALTHAUS | Darmstadt,Palatine  /  Claudia Day – claudiaday@gmail.com
Anthony | Virginia | 1850,1860   /  Erma Shaw – eshaw@kcconline.org
Atwater | Michigan | 1850-1970 /  Vickey Parker – parkervic1969@frontier.com

Click here to download the entire list (PDF) 2012 GotAncestors?! Registrant Surnames List.

[Update 2 November - added a revised PDF file that is searchable, and the eMail addresses are clickable.]

Door Prizes To Date

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

We have some great door prizes lined up:

From Ancestry.com we have

  • THREE certificates for a free 3 month Ancestry.com World Deluxe Membership

From Fold3.com we have

  • TWO certificates for a free year of membership valued at $80

From the National Institute for Genealogical Studies

  • we have THREE certificates to take a free course valued at up to $89
  • a voucher that can be exchanged at his Sales booth for either an 11 x 14 color map or a genealogy wall chart.
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to the Western Michigan Genealogical Society Sales Table.
  • A Tee Shirt of the winner’s choice.

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THESE GENEROUS GIFTS.

Remember – you can’t win if you’re not going to be there!!!


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