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The Lighter Side / Re: Stillbirths.
« on: Monday 01 April 24 23:04 BST (UK)  »
Why wouldn't you include them?  A stillbirth is an event in the life of the mother.  I make a note of all known events - graduation from high school, vacation trip to the Columbian Exposition, purse snatched at the train station, winner of the potato race at the village fair.  Whatever.

The Lighter Side / Re: 'Put away?'
« on: Saturday 30 March 24 22:56 GMT (UK)  »
Ashamed?  Why?  Do you think such people should be ignored, hidden, never spoken or written about?  Unfit to be mentioned on RootsChat?  They are members of our collective family tree and should be recognized as such.

My childhood doctor - "a warm and friendly doctor."  Actually, I recall her as cold, distant and intimidating.  Fortunately, I was healthy kid and didn't see much of her except for routine checkups.

“Grand” is an Americanism.

Not in my experience.  I have never heard it used, certainly not in my family.

The Lighter Side / Re: Irish immigrants to New York - Potato Famine
« on: Monday 18 March 24 15:30 GMT (UK)  »
It looks like it might have some useful tips on how to track ancestors who immigrated to the NYC slums in that time period.  My own Irish ancestors immigrated before the famine, and they did not go to New York.  They were farmers who went to the Midwest.

The Lighter Side / Irish immigrants to New York - Potato Famine
« on: Sunday 17 March 24 15:24 GMT (UK)  »
"With assistance scouring records from dozens of his students and a professional genealogist, Anbinder documented more than 1,200 famine immigrants’ lives in detail over time — looking beyond the moment they arrived on US soil and showing what happened to them afterward."

United States of America / Re: What became of Elmer G. Mitchell?
« on: Sunday 17 March 24 07:20 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry, 1893 was a typo.

As far as I know, those other Mitchells are unrelated.

United States of America / What became of Elmer G. Mitchell?
« on: Sunday 17 March 24 05:58 GMT (UK)  »
Elmer Gentry Mitchell was born on 28 December 1893 in Johnson County, Indiana, the son of Emerson Mitchell and Sarah J. Hoops.  His mother died in 1899.  Elmer was recorded on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses with his widowed father in Johnson County.  Emerson Mitchell died on 28 July 1921.  I have found no record of Elmer after 1920 - no census, no marriage, no death.  Where did he go?

Are you davecapps, or is there someone else interested in the origin of Joseph Celmer?

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