Sunday, August 24, 2008

Book - Women in Genealogy

Women are hard to track in genealogy, I've had this trouble extremely often, and it bothers me greatly. There are numerous reasons: maiden names, no military records, no social security data, and a general disrespect by government and society that kept them from being recorded in immigration data, etc.
I want to check out this book:
The Hidden Half of the Family

Friday, August 22, 2008

West Elizabeth Township

I am working out some of the history of West Elizabeth Township, where the Pearsols lived when they came to Western PA in the early 1800's. Here is some history and factual information about West Elizabeth Township:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Families of Pennsylvania

Must look into this.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Federal Data

The Federal government has started a fee service for immigration data here:
We'll have to see if it is the same data offered by Ancestry.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Julie's side & some Baileys

Sipping some Baileys Mint Chocolate Irish Cream over ice and doing some research of Julie's side.

Pietro Carricato, an uncle. Came from Palermo with a number of men bound for Sharpsburg, PA. His son Frank married an Intrieri whose name I am having trouble spelling.

Are Giuseppi and Joseph Mario Intrieri the same person?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

lunch notes

I printed out my application to the Western PA Genealogy Society with hopes of remembering to mail it in.

I want to investigate the Carnegie Library's archives. Making a mental note to start here:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First Post

I started this blog so that I could keep track of my research notes.

Today I found Poppy in the 1910 Census. Aunt Carolyne confirmed that the family I found was his, as he did have a brother, William. It lists him as a plumber, but 3 years later on his marriage certificate he lists himself as a car repairman, though Aunt Carolyne thought he was always a plumber. Perhaps plumbing got slow.
After a bit of searching, I think I may have found Jeep's Uncle Patsy. I looked for Poppy's brother, Thomas, and found he had more brothers in the 1880 Census. There appears to be an error in the 1910 Census for Catharine, Poppy's mother. It lists that she had 7 children, 0 living. I think she may have had 9 children.

Wow. Poppy's parents and sister, Anthony, Catherine and Nellie Doyle, along with their neighbors, were counted twice in the 1920 census.

I want to know where the different wards of the city of Pittsburgh were located during different census years.

I just found that Pittsburgh's records from before 1906 were moved to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh instead of being stored at the County Records office. Good to know. The dates of what and where for Pittsburgh city records are here:
I must make a request for a few new birth registries now that I have some new information on Jeep's family.

I looked briefly today into education or certification opportunities in genealogy. I would like to look into this further, but not at the expense of my engineering career. First I want to look into a membership with the WPGS.

That is all for tonight.