According to Lloyd Lewis’ genealogy notes, compiled from reports of various family members, Johanna Hayes and the rest of the family that had not yet emigrated to the United States, finally made the trip over the pond shortly after the death of her husband, Patrick Hayes. According to a biography of Edward Hayes, a son who had arrived in the […]
Today, I was going through some old records which I had considered “duds”, when I came across a copy of a death record from England for a Robert John Beattie. I initially had discarded the record because the approximate birth year for the person did not match any Robert Beattie I had in the family tree. As I looked over […]
I was recently contacted by Peter Aubrey-Smith. He is my third cousin, once removed on the Lewis branch of my family tree. He had seen my research on ancestry.com and decided to contact me. We have since been sharing information back and forth, but the grand prize came the other day when he shared with me a portrait picture of […]
Late Thursday night I was doing some casual genealogy surfing at the pilot.familysearch.org web site when I came across a record that caught my eye. It was an Irish Birth and Baptism Record for a Patrick Hanly in Bruree, Limerick, Ireland. The spelling of the last name was different than what I had been accustomed to, but I investigated […]
I recently acquired naturalization papers for a Thomas Kelty, who I believe to be my great great grandfather. They were executed in Exeter, New Hampshire on 28 February 1859 with an inital application date of 3 March 1859. While these papers don’t positively identify this Thomas Kelty as my great great grandfather, I have concluded through research there were no […]
Bert P Record is the husband of Leta Ethel Smith, sister of Frank Edward Smith, Bert was born March 8, 1878 near Dewitt Iowa. He married Leta Smith on July 3, 1905. Bert died in his home in Rock Island after a 10 year battle with an illness.
Leta Ethel Smith Record is the sister of Colleen’s great grandfather, Frank Edward Smith. After much research, some genealogists from the Rock Island area of Illinois found her obituary for me. Leta was born May 30, 1887 on a farm in Homboldt, Iowa. She married Bert Record on July 3, 1905 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Leta died in Rock […]
I’ve been at a stand-still with the Leta Smith branch of the family tree since December 2009. I’ve been looking for Shawn Butler since July 2009. Now, thanks to the folks at the Rock Island County illinois Genealogical Society, I have made a major breakthrough tracking down Shawn Butler, the great grandson of Leta Smith. Based on one of Shawns […]
Muyrll Turner was born Muyrll Record on August 25, 1909 in Rock Island, Illinois. She died at the age of 21 following two operations for an intestinal ailment. She was survived by her husband, Roy Turner, her son; Clarence and her daughter; Leta Ellen.