Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This woman would be LOUISE SHARP. According to the Census Records she was born in 1836 in New York. Both her parents supposedly were also born in New York. She married DANIEL DEYOE of the near Lexington, Greene County, NY Deyoe Family. It is a huge family who can trace their lineage back to early 1700s.
Uncle John used to say that Louise was really LONESTAR and that she was a Mescalero. Now - being of Slavic and Irish descent - I have to admit that my Native American research was minimal (if that) until I heard this story. Evidently the Mescalero are the warring branch of the Apache Tribe. You don't see too many Apache in New York state so I asked Uncle John about that and he said ...
DANIEL DEYOE fought in "the war" and found himself a native bride and brought her home with him much to the dismay of the family. I can find NOTHING to substantiate this claim.
Daniel and Louise had two boys - one of whom was MORGAN DEYOE. Morgan ended up in Philadelphia and married JULIA COURSAULT. Records show that Louise moved in with Morgan after Daniel passed.
Every record I have found so far on Louise shows that she was born in NY and her paretns were born in NY and she was white. Every record.
... so the search continues ...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
C-Files are naturalization certificate files. Everyone who was naturalized between 1906 and 1956 has a C-File, which includes a copy of the declaration, petition and certificate of naturalization. The government collected and preserved all this vital information on our immigrant ancestors over the years!
Friday, November 12, 2010
A few other databases available for FREE right now are:
World War II Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
U.S. Military and Naval Academies, Cadet Records and Applications, 1805-1908
California, WWI Soldier Service Cards and Photos, 1917-1918
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have been tracing my family history for more than 20 years. While most of my family has stayed in the same general area in Pennsylvania, my research has taken me to my ancestral homelands of Ireland, Austria-Galicia and the Ukraine, to name a few. From time to time, I will also include some short articles concerning genealogy or local history that I have written for various sites.