Archive for category United States Genealogy

Genealogy by the States – Week 51 – Washington DC

Posted by on Sunday, 22 December, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the District of Columbia. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to District of Columbia. If you don’t have any connections to District of Columbia, find a District of Columbia resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 12/22/2013 – 12/28/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Edwin Alfred Banks was born on 28-Nov-1846 in Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut and the son of Alfred Banks and Jane Ann Shepard. He had a twin son Edward Alfred Banks. In 1850, he was living with his parent and brother in Seneca, Ontario County, New York. By 1860, the family was living back in Newtown, Connecticut.

On January 2, 1864 at the age of 17, Edwin enlisted in the Union Army. He had lied about his age and he indicated he was actually 18. He served in the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillary. On August 18, 1865 he was discharged from the Union Army.

After the war, he married Mary Ann McKeown on April 22, 1869. The ended up having three children, Minnie, Alfred and Charles. During the rest of his life, he moved around quite a bit. He lived for a while in Washington DC. He died at a soldiers home on July 2, 1921,

Edwin Alfred Banks

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A few District of Columbia Genealogy Links
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Genealogy by the States – Week 49 – Alaska

Posted by on Sunday, 8 December, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Alaska. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Alaska. If you don’t have any connections to Alaska, find a Alaska resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 12/8/2013 – 12/14/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I have no family ties to Alaska other than a few relatives visiting there on occasion, so I will highlight a genealogy resource from Alaska. I could not find a free Alaska resource which had a lot of good on-line records. Therefore, I will highlight the various resources available at the Alaska State Library.

In the 1990s the Alaska State Library went through an effort to microfilm it’s newspapers. The Alaska Newspaper Project has microfilmed newspapers from as early as 1866. Newspapers provide a wonderful genealogy resource. See our previous blog post on newspaper genealogy.

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A few Alaska Genealogy Links
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Alaska Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 46 – Oklahoma

Posted by on Sunday, 17 November, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Oklahoma. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Oklahoma. If you don’t have any connections to Oklahoma, find a Oklahoma resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 11/17/2013 – 11/23/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Joseph Poole was the great grandfather of my children. He was born on Jun 16, 1902. He was known by Jack Poole. He was one of sixteen Children of George Pool and Mary Blake. He was the first known to have been born in Arkansas. His older borthers and sisters had been born in Georgia. In 1930, Joseph Poole and his family were in Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.

Joseph Poole

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A few Oklahoma Genealogy Links
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Oklahoma Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 40 – South Dakota

Posted by on Sunday, 6 October, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of South Dakota. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to South Dakota. If you don’t have any connections to South Dakota, find a South Dakota resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 10/6/2013 – 10/12/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I have not been able to find any family ties to South Dakota, so I highlight one genealogical resource for this state. The South Dakota State Historical Society has a wonderful collection of online records for the genealogist. Below are a few of those collections.

If you have ancestors to South Dakota, be sure to check out these resources.

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A few South Dakota Genealogy Links
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