Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jones Descendants at Gathering in 1903

This was at a family Reunion for the JONES family in NEW YORK. Sept 1903 Volney JONES home
Aurelius, Cayuga County, near Fosterville. 3rd of Sept. 1903.

Volney is son of Noel JONES b 1813 Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY.  It is NOEL's 90th Birthday.
Noel's father was Archibald JONES m to Prudence Smith, lived 20 m east of Troy.
Noel is the Grandson of NOEL JONES whom married a Whitford.
According to my records that makes him the son of Silas Jones and Susanna Sweet JONES.??
Still looking for my NOEL's father?  b abt 1785 in NY  whom is related to all these people. YDNA verified. Family records verified but actual parent a blank. Grandfathers letter to Grandson did not mention whom the Dad was.

Any help appreciated. Thanks Melanie for this help.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Noyes Jones Family Puzzle, Wife's Family Missing

The Noyes Jones Family Puzzle, Wife's Family Missing

Since I have decided to ask for some help on this lineage, I am going to post some data here.

I would love the family of this man to locate the pictures that hung in Hazel Gritzner's hall in her home
in Iowa. Grandson had no idea who got the picture of NOYES and SUSAN JONES from his Grandmother's.

Noyes Jones was born in 1809 according to court records in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. NY in court minutes. Tombstone shows 1808.
He shows on the  1810 census with his parents NOEL JONES and SUSANNAH (?) JONES.
Names were pulled from Court records in courthouse entry.

Some time around 1830 Noyes (Nois) marries Susan MADISON, family papers say near Mount Holyoke, Mass. No proof found after 30 years of digging.

Noyes JONES dies 17 April 1881, Nashua, IA area Bradford Twp.area, Riverton, Floyd, area.

Susan Madison was born around 1818 in possibly Mass or NY or VT. Children all give different places.

Her tombstone shows this 24 March 1818  for birth and 13 Feb 1881 for death.  They die in Iowa.
Their tombstones are in Chickasaw Co. Iowa,  Oak Hill Cemetery.

Henry (George) born 2/3 Sept 1834  in NY, d 25/26 Sept 1912  burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, IA. heirs

NOEL born about 1835/7 Mass.  on 1850 census Petersburg, Rensselaer, NY (he did not come west)
Family says he dies in Mass as infant but he is 13 on this  census (yes a minor is called Infant)

Daughter Arvilla b abt 1840 NY d  Iowa marries first Alfred then Addison JOHNSON. heirs

William Harrison, b  abt 1841 NY dies 31 Dec 1862 Stones River Battle, Tenn. buried there.

Calvin Fay* b 15 May 1843 Rensselaer Co. , NY served in CW with brother Harrison, Nunda, ILL
for residence at time of service, moves to Nashua, Ia with family after war. marries etc.

Jennie b 1847 Rensselaer Co., NY m Crystal Lake Ill in 1864 to Fred Apel,   remained in ILL. heir

Lucy b abt 1848 Rensselaer Co., NY marries William FULLER have minimal data. heirs

Charles Edward  b  9 Sept 1850 d 26 Sept, 1916 m Betsey BARTLETT, both b NY, lived Ill, Ia heirs
As far can be determined their last child was born in New York, 1850,  showing in the 1855 NY Census. Some papers say F for middle initial. Took his nephew and future bride to Blue Mound, Minn to marry in 1913, told me by the bride and the groom.

* My line.

Susan Madison, b  Mass, NY, VT between 1812 and 1818 from all the data I have garnered.

Tombstone gives b and d dates.  In 1870 a George Madison shows up as a neighbor also from NY.

George Madison b abt 1823 in NY  age 47 in 1870 Riverton Floyd, IA

wife Hulda J Madison  36 

 George H Madison 10 

 1870 Census

Noyes and Susan JONES show up just above them on census. They do not show up on the 1880 census.

I also suspect that the WILLIAM MADISON in neighboring county may be older brother.

Any help appreciated. It also seems that the JONES's always lived on borders and boundaries. A trait that remains until currently. Even Dad's land was border land, Sonoma,Marin Co. California.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Motivational Monday, Let's Try Something New

Motivational Monday, Let's Try Something New

 A site I have used for more than 20 years.
 The Pennsylvania Line recommended it long ago and I have ordered maps from them since the early 1990's.
 U. S. Geological Survey topographical maps that accurately portray the complex geography of the nation. 
 To much data to put here go to the site and go through all the links.
Midwest Genealogy Center | - Mid-Continent Public Library

Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, MO 64055-1923
Phone: 816-252-7228

A genealogists dream come true for mid continent research.

Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records
 88 million grave records so far
 Cemetery data
 Even a discussion forum
 Famous Grave Search

 A word of caution if your transcribing please let the deceased by gone a month at least, before you
post on the site. A few days is much to soon.

City of Carlsbad - Cole Library

1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

 1 floor is  all Genealogy based books and maps and data.
 Lots of data to share for genealogists. Great friendly helpful people too.

Interesting site that everyone is talking about it.  It also says that  the Digital Library of Georgia 
has announced the availability of Mercer Cluster Archive, an on line newspaper for Mercer University's Macon campus. 1920-1970 time frame.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Follow Friday and Other Things

This week has  been busy with reading, gathering, sorting and attempting to sort out what may be worthy for my Classes.  It seems there are several new blogs, several new places to search and other assorted sources to utilize.

Having read a couple of tips for improving the Genealogy Tree for family to enjoy and make presentations more interesting.

 Here is one:  Use Google Maps To Track Your Ancestors Travels ~ Teach Me Genealogy

 The idea you can set down on a graphic map in your computer system the places your family have lived and it will show the migration of some of the lines as they take place, is to me very exciting.

Thanks  Sarah.

American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement
Thanks Wisconsin Historical Society.

Today on Facebook someone was trying  to find a town in Russia, I wonder if this site might not help them and we should be aware of  it anyway.  From Russia with Faith and Hope. | Indiegogo

Thanks Nick  from Belgorod, Russian Federation.  Also if anyone can help please let him know.

Now a new found place to look for data in the New England area of the USA, try this site, several I have sent link to are having success,  especially in New York region.

New Horizons Genealogy - Specializing in New England and New York Colonial American Ancestry

Generous Genealogists  A site set up to assist those who used RAOGK site since the mentor there has passed on.  Their scope is broader and their goals are wider. The About Us page says much.
About Us | Generous Genealogists

Even an AP for the I phone, I Pad,Pod has been released to help people with Jewish Surnames.
It is called FambleThe game can be accessed at:

Also Huntingdon Library has opened an exhibit about the Civil War that we should be aware of.
Major Civil War exhibit opens at Huntington Library in San Marino - Pasadena Star-News

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New York Resources

New York Resources shared by Shirley Becker

Shirley is a New York born researcher with many dead ends in New York.  She gave a great talk at
the Lemon Grove Library Wednesday evening. Sharing many urls for researchers to use to help break their brick walls.  Url's shared below with her permission.

Below is the list of urls she shared.

SITES    Hall of Records      Tri County site

Upstate NY genealogy

inventory of known repositories
 “Search over 5,692,000 Old New York Historical Newspaper Pages”

Northern NY Library Network

The New Netherland Project
Information on settlement by Dutch

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The New York State Archives Cultural Education Center on Madison Avenue in Albany. There it cares for and provides access to more than 130 million documents that tell the story of New York from the seventeenth century to the present.

Where To Get Copies of Birth And Death Certificates In NYS

Where To Get Copies of Marriage & Divorce Certificates In NYS

New York State Department of Health
New York USGenWeb Project
NY State Archives

Immigrant ships  Transcribers Guild

Irish immigration at Ellis Island in historic passenger records 

Irish Immigrants in America during the 19th Century

Dutch Reform
Holland Company info
Quakers NY wills
NY Gravestones


Town maps for a central area of NY
From cyndislist  1895 (huge and detailed)
American Memory Panoramic Maps 1847-1929 - New York
From the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.

An Interesting site Please explore

A commercial site dealing in New York State history as well as genealogy books. Also has a page of New York State genealogy societies and other helpful resources

Association of Public Historians of NY State
Preemption line information
Enchanted Mountains Genealogy Society
Three Rivers
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

Long Island Genealogy
This is a large site covering Long Island, New York resources, and Genealogy information.

Rootsweb Town Search

And not to forget my friend's site :

Let us know if this helps you find some clues and answers.