Thrifty Thursday – National Archives of Ireland

Thursday, January 2, 2014 Posted by

Do you have ancestors who come from Ireland? While most of the Ireland Census records were destroyed prior to 1901 were destroyedm they 1901 and 1911 Ireland Census records are available to researchers. In fact, The National Archives of Ireland has images of the 1901 and 1911 Ireland Census for free on it’s website.

The Census is easy to search and you can download and view the original records. Once you find your family see which townland/street they lived on. Once you have that information go back to the search engine and use only the townland name in the search criteria. Do not put in a surname or a forename. If you’re lucky to have someone who cam from a small townland you can often find other relatives or at least very close neighbors. My Ester Doyle was from Carrickslavan. In the 1901 Census there were only 21 people living in that townland. They must either have been all related or at least very close neighbors. Be careful using the townland name. The Carrickslavan from 1901 was spelled Carrickslavin in the 1911 Census. Notice the slight spelling difference.

Make sure you check the National Archives of Ireland if you have Irish ancestors.

Genealogy by the States – Week 52 – US Territories

Sunday, December 29, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the United States Territories. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to United States Territories. If you don’t have any connections to United States Territories, find a United States Territories resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 12/29/2013 – 1/4/2014. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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There are a number of territories of the United States. The largest by population of which is Puerto Rico. There are many others including Guam, United States Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and more. Perhaps you have ancestors who came from one of these territories. English may not be the native language of the territory and you may need to research records in Spanish or some other language.

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A few United States Territories Genealogy Links
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1930 Guam Population Census Transcribed

Genealogy by the States – Week 51 – Washington DC

Sunday, December 22, 2013 Posted by

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 50 – Hawaii

Sunday, December 15, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Hawaii. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Hawaii. If you don’t have any connections to Hawaii, find a Hawaii resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 12/15/2013 – 12/21/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I do have some connections to Hawaii. A second cousin of mine was last know to be in Hawaii in the 1960s. However, I’ve been unable to locate him. Since he is likely to still be living, I’m not going to share dates of birth or death. David Sanders had a wife named Joyce. They had at three children, all daughters. One daughter was born in Texas and the other two were born in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you happen to know the whereabouts of David, I would love to hear from you.

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A few Hawaii Genealogy Links
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Hawaii Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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