Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Holmes & Christianna Morton

Holmes & Christianna Morton
Holmes Morton was Robert’s 5th great grand uncle.  His wife was Christianna Webster.  They are buried in the Berwick Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Elijah Taylor

Elijah Taylor

Elijah Taylor is the son of Elija. (see previous post).  He is buried by his father in the Berwick Cemetery. He passed away a year before his father died.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Elija & Abigail Taylor

Elija & Abigail Taylor

Robert’s 3rd great grand uncle.  He’s buried with his first wife, Abigail.  Abigail past away 40 years before her husband. They are buried in the Berwick Cemetery.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Genealogy Database Statistics

Here is another Saturday night mission from  Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings.

1)  If you have your family tree research in a Genealogy Management Program (GMP), whether a computer software program or an online family tree, figure out how to find how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database (hint:  the Help button is your friend!).

2)  Tell us which GMP you use, and how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database(s) today in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or Google+ stream comment.

I use Family Tree Maker 2011 for my Genealogy Management Program.  My current databases has:

People: 10,167
Marriages: 2,741
File size: 30,712 KB
Generations: 45
Surnames: 2,221
Places: 2,689
Source Groups (by source title): 361
Source Groups (by person): 10,167
Media: 1,246

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - List Your Matrilineal Line(s)

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has another Saturday night mission.

1) List your matrilineal line - your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!

2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.

3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Status line on Facebook or in your Stream at Google Plus.

4)  If you have done this before, please do your father's matrilineal line, or your grandfather's matrilineal line, or your spouse's matriliuneal line.

5)  Does this list spur you to find distant cousins that might share one of your matrilineal lines? 

I have done my mother's and Robert's line before for Mother's Day in May, so I'll list my father's and Robert's father's matrilineal line.

My matrilineal line for my Dad is:
a) my Dad
b) Dorothy Eleanor May Warry (1898 Bromsgrove, Worchestershire, England - 1956 Looma, Alberta, Canada) married Johnston Cumberland Paterson.
c) Edith Elinore Smith (1876 Parkstone, Dorset, England - 1946 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) married Alfred William Warry.
d) Sarah Everton Wakeman ( 1835 Stourport, Worcestershire, England - ?) married John William Smith.
e) Sarah Everton (1798 Worcestershire, England - 1863 Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England) married James Wakeman.

Robert's Dad matrilineal line: 
a) Robert's Dad
b) Laura Grace Loomer (1915 Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada - 1996 Berwick , Nova Scotia, Canada) married Howard Ingram Foster.
c) Ida Leota Smith (1886 Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada - ?) married Joseph Scott Loomer.
d) Carrie R. Davidson (1865 Nova Scotia, Canada - 1943 Upper Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) married Edward Smith.
e) Hannah Cleveland (1826 Nova Scotia, Canada - 1911 Nova Scotia, Canada) married James Maxwell Davidson.

I've not done any DNA testing, but would like to in the future. I have been in contact with cousins from my Dad's matrilineal line.  One even found me because of my blog. There has been a mutual exchange of information between us.  My cousins having a wealth of great information due to the fact that they live close to the location of out ancestors.