Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Stinson, My Irish Roots

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I have only found one Irish line in my family so far and I'm just beginning to trace it.
Margaret Stinson, my G G Grandmother was born about 1834 in Ireland.  She married James Mills on 21 Feb 1851 in St Phillips Anglican Church, Etobicoke, York Co., Ontario, Canada.
Margaret is show on the 1851 Canada census living with her husbands family in Etobicoke.  By the next census in 1861 they had moved to Melancthon Township in Grey County.  Note that Melancthon, later became part of Dufferin Co.
They were blessed with 13 children, whom I will share more about in another post.
Margaret died 17 Sept 1907 in Melancthon twp.

While my search for Margaret's parents is just beginning her marriage record states that she was from Etobicoke.  The 1851 census shows only 3 Stinson families living there at that time.

1851 Census of Canada Etobicoke, York Co.
Page 57

Margaret Stinson born Ireland, English Church, 44 on next bday.  Aprox birth year 1808.  (listed as married, but no husband in the census widowed?) 

Robert Stinson, servant born Ireland, English Church 25 on next bday.  Aprox birth year 1827.

Alexander Stinson, cooper, born Ireland, English Church, 23 on next bday.  Aprox birth year 1829.

Richard Stinson, cooper, born Upper Canada, English Church, 15 on next bday.  Aprox birth year 1839

George Stinson, son, born Upper Canada, English Church, 13 on next bday,
Aprox birth year 1839.

W Lane (Sane?) Stinson, son, born Upper Canada, English Church, 10 on next birth day.
Aprox birth year 1842.

Alma Maria Stinson, daughter, born Upper Canada, English Church, 9 on next bday.
Aprox birth year 1843.

Note two houses down is the family of James Stinson and wife Marg S. 
James Stinson, cooper, born Toronto, English Church, 22 on next bday.
Marg S., wife born Ireland, English Church, 21 on next bday.


1851 Census Etobicoke York Co.  page 95

Edward Stinson, Laborer, born Ireland, Catholic,  55 on next bday.
Aprx year of birth 1797.

William Stinson, laborer, born Ireland, Catholic,  21 on next bday.
Aprox year of birth 1831.

It is mostly likely that Margaret was a daughter of the first family I listed.  Margaret Stinson age 44.  The area is right, the naming patterns fit and the religion is also right.  The last listing is for a Stinson family who are Catholic, and my Margaret always listed Church of England as her religion.  I'm hoping I can find a little more firm information.
 


Mocavo ~ New Genealogy Search Engine

Last night I heard about a new search engine that was just released.  It's name is Mocavo and it's is a genealogy search engine for ONLY FREE genealogy resources.
I spent some time searching on it last night and I really do like it.  The results come up quickly and it's nice not to have to weed though tons of Facebook returns for ancestors that lived years ago that have a similar name.
While I didn't find any new information with it yet, I think this site has a lot of promise.
I hope as it grows it will start adding genealogy forums and blogs and sites like Family Search to it's search index.

Free Swedish Records at ArkivDigital March 19 & 20

To celebrate Genealogy Research Day in Sweden, ArkivDigital is opening all of their records for free access on March 19 and 20th!
I have a family line in Sweden and I'm looking forward to doing some more research this weekend on them.
To read the details and download their image viewer, read their news release.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sorting Saturday ~ Bookmarks, Facebook & Blog Feeds

With the snow flying and cold wind blowing I decided to sit at my pc with my hot coco today and do some organizing.  I have been collecting links and other info for some time and it's getting harder to find things.

The first thing I did was start using Facebook Lists.  I made one for genealogy and one for family.  Eventually I might break this down farther but it works well for now.  Now I can quickly filter my feed to find posts I'm looking for.

Up next was my Google reader.  I have a large number of blogs in that but I wanted them separated by categories.  I set up my categories and worked through a few hundred blogs sorting them out.

I still need to figure out a good method to keep my bookmarks.  I use more then one browser, and some times I'm on hubby's computer.  Because of this I'm looking at different online bookmarking sites.  So far I'm liking Diigo the best.  I like that it's not just for collecting bookmarks, but that it can also place sticky notes, archive a page and some other handy options.  But I'm afraid it will take me a while to get ALL my bookmarks moved over. lol

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Birth Dates & Anniversary Listings

I thought I would start posting a list each month of the birth dates and anniversary's listed in my family tree database.  Naturally only the names of deceased people will be posted to protect the privacy of others.
These are my listings for March.


 1 March 1669
Roeloff Swartwout and Margaretha Klock (342)
1 March 1709
Anne Marie Turpin (302)
1 March 1709
Josiah Wetmore (302)
1 March 1835
John Mapes and Phoebe Brand (176)
1 March 1846
Julie Robichaud (165)
1 March 1902
Caroline Jane MAHOOD (109)
1 March 1902
Frederick Robichaud (109)
2 March 1685
Marie Anne Poirier (326)
2 March 1745
Marguerite Boudrot (266)
2 March 1897
Josephine "Josie" Robichaud (114)
2 March 1910
Glen Calvin Badgerow and Ethel Irene Dodd (101)
2 March 1912
Harry William Badgerow and Josephine Pearl Cameron (99)
3 March 1634
Michel Guyon (377)
3 March 1740
Madeleine Guéguen (271)
3 March 1796
See Elizabeth Abrahams DOB for Puddington (215)
3 March 1891
James Robichaud (120)
3 March 1930
Mary Alma Robichaud and Oscar Gagnon (81)
5 March 1662
Joseph Wetmore (349)
5 March 1743
Marguerite Guéguen (268)
5 March 1761
Elizabeth Leblanc (250)
5 March 1761
Elizabeth Isabelle LeBlanc (250)
5 March 1761
Elizabeth Isabelle LeBlanc (250)
5 March 1903
Edmond Robichaud (108)
6 March 1764
Rosalie Boudrot (247)
6 March 1866
Joseph Pipher and Jemina Mapes (145)
6 March 1889
Thomas Charles Grummett (122)
6 March 1912
William Texas Livermore and Hannah Jane Mills (99)
6 March 1927
Jeremie Elmer Blanchard (84)
6 March 1934
Morton Fredrich Lee (77)
7 March 1690
Marie Madeleine Maranda (321)
7 March 1767
William Sabin and Catharine Medcalf (244)
7 March 1813
Maximilien Goguen (198)
7 March 1866
Eulalie Robichaud (145)
8 March 1629
Baertje Hendricks Kip (382)
8 March 1656
Izrahiah Whitmore (355)
8 March 1748
Marie Genevieve Alix (263)
8 March 1753
David Ferrier (258)
8 March 1787
Justus SHERWOOD (224)
8 March 1818
Deborah Ann Flewelling (193)
9 March 1656
Izrahiah Whitmore (355)
9 March 1715
Honore Savoie (296)
9 March 1715
Honore Savoie (296)
9 March 1715
Jean Baptiste Savoie (296)
9 March 1715
Jean Baptiste Savoie (296)
9 March 1826
Edesse Buote (185)
9 March 1887
Ray Badgero (124)
10 March 1767
Jacques Guéguen (244)
10 March 1811
Lydia Knowlden (200)
10 March 1914
Cephas Hindle and Sadie Colgan (97)
10 March 1915
Thomas James Mills and Sarah Edith Mills (96)
11 March 1699
Jean Baptiste Miranda (312)
11 March 1704
Joseph Robichaud (307)
11 March 1819
Martinus Badgerow (192)
11 March 1832
Harriett Whisker (179)
12 March 1604
Joseph Pierer Pirer (407)
12 March 1936
Douglas Lavern Mclaren (75)
13 March 1666
Rachel Stow (345)
13 March 1781
John Erasmus (230)
13 March 1813
Joseph Arsenault (198)
14 March 1648
Abraham Wanshaer (363)
14 March 1672
Anne Magnan (339)
14 March 1778
Marguerite Adelaide ROBICHAUD (233)
14 March 1888
Jesse Grummett and Emily Mills (123)
14 March 1929
Marion Iva Rohrer (82)
14 March 1932
Robert Joseph Frederick Rogers (79)
15 March 1671
GENEVIEVE MARTIN (340)
15 March 1729
Abraham Wetmore (282)
15 March 1730
Elizabeth Abrahams (281)
16 March 1915
Mary Hilda "Lullie" Anderson (96)
16 March 1921
John James Colgan and Mary Adeline Acheson (90)
17 March 1847
Joseph Ferrier (164)
17 March 1876
Catherine Mailloux (135)
17 March 1893
Prescille Eugenie Doiron (118)
18 March 1624
Marie Andree Guyon (387)
18 March 1773
Isaie ROBICHAUD (238)
18 March 1773
Jean Isidore Robichaud (238)
18 March 1774
Joseph Serve ROBICHAUD (237)
18 March 1774
Joseph Serve ROBICHAUD (237)
18 March 1807
Marguerite McGrath (204)
18 March 1814
Gabriel McGrath (197)
18 March 1883
John Floyd Badgerow (128)
19 March 1742
Marguerite Arsenault (269)
19 March 1833
Emily Noble (178)
19 March 1892
Cephas Hindle (119)
20 March 1744
Francois Boudrot (267)
20 March 1763
George Sager (248)
20 March 1794
Mary Margaret Polly Puddington (217)
20 March 1794
Susannah Craft Puddington (217)
20 March 1879
Mary S Stephenson (132)
20 March 1896
John Raymond Rohrer (115)
20 March 1930
Florence Fisher "Toby" Robinson (81)
21 March 1654
Hendrick Wanshaer (357)
21 March 1825
Marie Venerande Arseneau (186)
21 March 1904
Earle Edwin Puddington (107)
21 March 1905
Neta Joy MILLS (106)
22 March 1856
Rachel Louise Badgerow (155)
23 March 1777
William Sherwood (234)
23 March 1914
Annabella Robichaud (97)
24 March 1639
Joseph Pierer Pirer (372)
25 March 1657
Pieter Meyer (354)
25 March 1740
Marie Vienneau (271)
25 March 1740
Michel Vienneau (271)
25 March 1808
Joseph Arsenault (203)
26 March 1740
Anne Arsenault (271)
26 March 1743
Anne Arsenault (268)
26 March 1781
Simon SAGER (230)
26 March 1839
William Puddington Flewelling and Esther Ann Merritt (172)
26 March 1858
Pierre Gallant (153)
26 March 1904
Thomas Floyd MITCHELL (107)
26 March 1908
Mary Alberta Badgerow (103)
27 March 1841
Obeline Arsenault (170)
28 March 1651
Bethiah Morse (360)
28 March 1760
Eunice Dwight (251)
28 March 1783
Joseph Buote (228)
28 March 1858
Annie M Day (153)
29 March 1667
Josiah Wetmore (344)
29 March 1668
Josiah Wetmore (343)
29 March 1764
Margaretha Klock (247)
29 March 1861
Mary Ann Badgro (150)
29 March 1875
Almida E Day (136)
29 March 1917
Sarah Elizabeth Davis (94)
29 March 1924
Donald LeRoy Badgerow (87)
30 March 1706
Sarah COUCH (305)
30 March 1884
Rachel Hudson FLEWELLING (127)
31 March 1870
Wellington Badgerow (141)
31 March 1926
Juanita Elizabeth Grummett (85)