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Census and Resource Discussion / Re: American searches
« on: Tuesday 24 September 13 18:09 BST (UK)  »
Ancestry probably has the most images online, but if you want to start some searching before paying anything,  can be a good place to start.  They have indexes of the census, but not images for all years.  They also have many other records of marriages, deaths etc.  - some include images.  It all depends on the place & the year.   I have found some images there that are not on ancestry. 

A lot in the US can determine on where they lived. There are state & county sites that can may have additional information.  When BMD Certificates were required varies by state (as does the price).  Some were registered at the town or county level prior to the state requirement. can be useful in cemetery searching, but it depends on what volunteers have entered so not all burials are included. 

I would also keep in mind the US board on this site. It's been my experience you will receive more timely & complete answers from the great researchers here than most message boards based in the US. 
Good luck with your search!

The Lighter Side / Re: New Who Do You Think You Are? USA
« on: Saturday 19 May 12 16:09 BST (UK)  »
It looks like NBC is not renewing WDYTYA next year.   :(   I hope the impact on Ancestry will encourage them to find another network in the US.

Some episodes were better than others, but I enjoyed them all.


The Lighter Side / Re: Bit of advice
« on: Sunday 16 October 11 04:29 BST (UK)  »

I'm sorry for your loss. 


United States of America / Re: NY-John William Williams
« on: Sunday 26 June 11 21:17 BST (UK)  »

United States of America / Re: NY-John William Williams
« on: Sunday 26 June 11 20:40 BST (UK)  »
In 1920,  Frank Austin is living with his mother Margaret and his sister Maud his in Auburn Township,  Susquehanna County, PA.   Frank is a physician with a general practice.   (which matches what you mentioned of Letitia's brother being a doctor).


United States of America / Re: NY-John William Williams
« on: Sunday 26 June 11 20:36 BST (UK)  »
Following Margaret and William Austin back to 1880, they have a daughter named Letitia.

then 1870...

United States of America / Re: NY-John William Williams
« on: Sunday 26 June 11 20:35 BST (UK)  »
Here are some links to some other census.  This looks like it could be daughter Lena.

In 1910,  I found a Lena M Williams living with her grandmother Margaret Austin in Rathbone, Steuben County, NY.   Margaret has had 5 children, 2 living.

In 1900, Lena is also with her grandparents, Margaret and William Austin.  In this one, she is listed as Lena Austin.

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United States of America / Re: NY-John William Williams
« on: Sunday 26 June 11 20:04 BST (UK)  »

Hi Pacific,
It think  this is your John Williams in 1900.

He's widowed listed as boarder.  Living with Samuel and Sarah Ostrander.  John H. Williams, b. Oct 1890, is there also listed as nephew.


US Completed Requests / Re: WOOTTON. Pennsylvania look up 1900 please
« on: Saturday 04 June 11 17:44 BST (UK)  »
Hello aitch
My dad's grandparents on his father's side were both from the Tuscarora Township area of PA. The families were there for several generations and they all had a lot of kids, so I have a lot of family all over that area. (I think I could find at least one distant cousin in just about every cemetery in that area!)   

I found these posts last night and looked though some of my paperwork this morning.  So far, I only found one little tid-bit for you, but will keep my eye out for more.   I have a copy of a newspaper article that mentions social news of the day.  It is from the summer of 1917, dated July 30th:  L. M. Magee and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Wooton at Clapper Hill

I have 3rd great grandparents buried at Beaver Meadows (their last name was Bennett).   I noticed  the write up on Beaver Meadows Church said that your Wootton had some descendants with the name Bennett.  There's a book on the Bennett family in my local library.  I have been working on copying it, starting with pages of my lines.  According to the index, your H. Olin Wooton is mentioned in there with his wife Ina Beeman, but I have not copied those pages yet and the library is closed weekends for the summer  :(   I will get there when I can and see if there is any information to help you.

The tri-counties site Sandra sent you the link to is a wonderful site (as I am sure you already discovered) 


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