Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 2010 Scanfest - Part 2

June 2010 Scanfest

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Scanfest Reminder

Just a reminder: Scanfest is tomorrow, from 11 AM to 2 PM, PDT. Get out those photo albums, photo boxes, piles of documents and cotton gloves!

I'm going to scan a photo album my maternal grandmother made as a teenager, featuring photos of her friends and family members, including her paternal grandparents.

What are you going to scan?

Surname Saturday: STRONG

My STRONG line ties into one of America's most well-connected family trees. It is through this line that I am related to such notables as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George W. Bush, Princess Diana, J. Pierpont Morgan, Bess Wallace Truman, and Nathan Hale, to name a few. I'm also related to fellow geneablogger, TK, of Before My Time.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel #7860 - George STRONGE (1556 - 1635/6) - born and died in Chard, Somersetshire, England. Apparently also lived in Chardstock.

Ahentafel #3840 - John STRONGE (c. 1585 - 1613) - married Eleanor DEANE in 1609 in Chard

Ahnentafel #1920 - Elder John STRONGE (c. 1605 - 1699) - born in Chard, he married first before 1634 to Margaret DEANE, a maternal relative. He emigrated with his wife and two young children to Massachusetts as part of the Great Migration on the Hopewell. Margery died soon after. He then married Abigail FORD around 1635/6, and together they had 15 children. He first lived in Hingham and then Taunton, Massachusetts. Later he moved to Windsor, Connecticut. Finally he moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, where he was ordained an elder of that church in 1663. He was a tanner.

Ahnentafel #960 - Samuel STRONG, Sr. (1652 - 1732) - twin to Joseph, who died young; born in Northampton; married 1684 to Esther CLAPP (d. 1698): eight children. Married 1698 to Ruth SHELDON: four children. "On Aug. 10, 1711, he and his son Samuel Jr., took a team of horses out of Northampton to a meadow to get a load of grain. They soon were ambushed by three Indians. When the townspeople rushed there they found young Samuel dead and the father gone. Samuel Sr. had been wounded and taken prisoner. He was taken to Canada but later returned home. He arrived home on a Sabbath and entered the meeting house to the surprise and joy of the congregation." Also lived in Dorchester, MA.

Ahentafel #480 - Josiah STRONG, Sr. (1705 - 1761) - Removed to Connecticut and is found in Colchester, Litchfield, and more notably, Sharon. Married Elizabeth FOWLER (1704 - 1731) c. 1728: two children. Married Hannah SMEDLEY in 1734: eight children. Died in Sharon due to small pox.

Ahnentafel #240 - Josiah STRONG, Jr. (1729 - ?) - born in Colchester, CT; married Eleanor WHITE (b. 1733) in 1753: seven children. Josiah served in the Revolutionary War as a private in the Company of Householders out of Sharon, CT.

Ahnentafel #120 - Joel STRONG (1764 - 1857) - Born in Sharon; married Amelia CURTIS (1772 - 1842) in Kent, CT: three sons. Removed to what is now Schenectady Co., NY and later Candor, Tioga Co., NY, where he died.

Ahnentafel #60 - Zeri STRONG (1807 - 1872) - Born in what is now Schenectady Co., NY; removed to Cattaraugus Co., NY. Married Lydia LANE (d. bef. 1846) c. 1835: five children. Lived in Ontario and Tompkins Counties, NY before settling in the Town of Candor, Tioga Co., NY. Married Jemima JACOBS (c. 1817 - aft. 1880) c. 1846: five children. Zeri's first two children, Ambrose J. and George Washington STRONG served in Co. G, 137th NY Infantry during the Civil War. Both died while serving; Ambrose in Stevenson, AL from disease, and George in Gettysburg during that battle.

Ahnentafel #30 - Charles Frisbe STRONG (1852 - 1921) - born in Candor; married Mary Lucy WRIGHT (1859 - 1946) in 1873: 10 children. Moved back and forth between Tioga Co., NY and Western Michigan (Newaygo, Kent, Ottawa Counties) several times. Finally headed west, spending time in Fiske, Saskatechewan and then in Clapsop and Marion Counties, OR, settling in Hubbard in the last county. Died in Portland, OR after an operation.

Ahnentafel #15 - Lillian Fern STRONG (1897 - 1967) - read her AnceStory here.

Ahnentafel #7 - Ruth Lillian HOEKSTRA (1919 - 2001) - my maternal grandmother; read her AnceStory here.

Ahnentafel #3 - my mother (living)

Ahnentafel #1 - myself

More about the STRONG family:

1. Online database (I update this at least once a month): STRONG ancestors and relatives (no info on living persons available)

2. Some STRONG obituaries

3. Posts about STRONG ancestors and relatives on this blog

4. Some scanned STRONG photos

5. Some scanned STRONG documents

6. The HOEKSTRA-STRONG Family Record Book (only partly scanned)

7. The Strong Family Association of America, Inc. website.

My STRONG immigration trail:
Locations listed are modern names and borders.
Somersetshire, ENG > Plymouth Co., MA > Bristol Co., MA > Hartford Co., CT > Hampshire Co., MA > Suffolk Co., MA > Hampshire Co., MA > New London Co., CT > Litchfield Co., CT > Schenectady Co., NY > Ontario Co., NY > Tompkins Co., NY > Tioga Co., NY > Newaygo Co., MI > Tioga Co., NY > Kent Co., MI > Ottawa Co., MI > Kent Co., MI > Saskatchewan > Clapsop Co., OR > Marion Co., OR > Kent Co., MI > AK > Stevens Co., WA > Spokane Co., WA

Friday, June 25, 2010

FamilySearch Indexing Update: Freedmen Letters from North Carolina Will Help Expand Popular African American Collection Online

25 June 2010

A project to index Freedmen Letters from North Carolina is now available. This is the second Freedmen’s Bureau collection FamilySearch has worked on with the National Archives. These records provide the earliest major compilation of information on many emancipated slaves, freed Blacks, and Black Union soldiers, including names, marriages, education and employment information, and receipt of rations, health care, and legal support.

New Projects in the Past Month
 (See the chart below for a complete list and current status of all indexing projects.)

Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at in the near future.)

·         Belgium, Antwerp—Foreigners Index, 1840–1930
·         New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915
·         Nicaragua, Managua—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Part 3A]
·         U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1800–1950
·         U.S., Oklahoma—WWII Draft Registration, 1942
·         U.S., Pennsylvania—1910 Federal Census
·         U.S., Tennessee—1910 Federal Census
·         U.S., Tennessee, Carroll County—Marriages, 1881–1939
·         U.S., Vermont—1910 Federal Census
·         U.S., Virginia—1910 Federal Census
·         U.S., Washington—1910 Federal Census
Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B] Spanish 31%
Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B] Spanish 24%
Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A] Spanish 22%
Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte B] Spanish 27%
Canada, Ontario—Births, 1869–1912 English 10%
Canada, Ontario—Deaths, 1933–1937 English 56%
Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A] English 16%
Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1]
(Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1])
German 54%
Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2A] Spanish 84%
Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B] Spanish 15%
Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959 Spanish 7%
Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959 Spanish 37%
Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part C] German 23%
Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 70–92] German 25%
España, Avila, Navalmoral—Registros Parroquiales, 15301935 Spanish 84%
España, LugoRegistros Parroquiales, 15301930 [Parte 1] Spanish 38%
España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870 Spanish 81%
France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 21%
France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907 French 19%
France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906 French 90%
France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D] French 39%
France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907 French 56%
Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900 Spanish 1%
Guatemala, Huehuetenango y San Marcos—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900 Spanish 78%
Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B] Italian 43%
Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A] Italian 15%
Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part A] English 95%
Jamaica—Civil Births, 1878–1899 [Part C] English (New)
Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1855–1934 [Parte 4] Spanish 45%
Mexico, Zacatecas—1930 Federal Censo Spanish 36%
Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903 Norwegian 1%
Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A] Spanish 23%
Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910 Portuguese 13%
Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885 German 3%
South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970 Afrikaans, Dutch, English 44%
Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] Swedish 30%
Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] Swedish 42%
Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1] Swedish 21%
U.K., Bristol—Non-Conformist Registers, Pre-1900 [Part A] English 14%
U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part C] English 87%
U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part A] English 6%
U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1598–1850 English/
Old English
U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part A] English 4%
U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv] English/
Old English
U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754–1900 [Part 1C] English 58%
U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part A] English 4%
U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [VIII] English 21%
U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942 English (New)
U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part A] English 5%
U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A] English 1%
U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959 English (New)
U.S., Hawaii—1920 Federal Census English 93%
U.S., Idaho—County Marriages, 1864–1950 English 59%
U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 [Part A] English 3%
U.S., Indiana, De Kalb County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 20%
U.S., Indiana, Dearborn County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 13%
U.S., Indiana, Delaware County—Marriages, 1811–1959 English 48%
U.S., Iowa—1885 State Census English 9%
U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A] English 2%
U.S., Military—1920 Federal Census English 95%
U.S., Minnesota—1905 State Census English 70%
U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 [Part A] English 1%
U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 [Part 1] English 3%
U.S., New York—1905 State Census [Part 2] English 17%
U.S., New York—1910 Federal Census English 27%
U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 [Part A] English 3%
U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 [Part A] English 2%
U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part A] English 22%
U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870 English (New)
U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 [Part A] English 7%
U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo Federal Spanish 5%
U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte A] Spanish 30%
U.S., Rhode Island—1885 State Census English 40%
U.S., Rhode Island—1935 State Census English 77%
U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part B] English 12%
U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part A] English 9%
U.S., Utah—County Marriages, 1887–1966 [Part A] English 54%
Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2] Spanish 11%
Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925 German 24%
Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть А] Russian 13%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion

Australia, Victoria—Probate Records, 1853–1989 English 90%
België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel D] Dutch 4%
Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A] French 32%
Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935 English 17%
Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900 German 6%
España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935 Spanish 57%
France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909 French 34%
Norway—1875 Census [Part B] Norwegian 21%
Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982 Spanish 24%
U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 English 1%
U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3] English 31%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908 English 51%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940 English 32%

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Family Tree DNA's Summer Sale Has Been Extended

From FamilyTreeDNA:

Ok, Ok, Ok…due to many requests from our Group Administrators, Family Tree DNA is extending the sale price on new kits for YDNA kits and Y + mtDNA/mtDNAplus bundles until June 30th, 2010.

Kit must be ordered and paid for by June 30th, 2010 to qualify for the Summer Sale pricing.

Thank you very much for your making this sale as successful as last year ‘s sale. Your continued support is very important to all of us and is greatly appreciated.
Bennett Greenspan
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