- Apr 20, 2009Hi Kimberly,
If you haven't already done so, I suggest searching the City Directories on ancestry.com, since you mention that site. I'm pretty new to genealogy research but I have found some very interesting background information by searching the city directories where my Massachusetts ancestors lived. I found listings of what they did for work, and some info as to where they resided in terms of family clusters, which was surprising. It gives you year-by-year information on where they lived and what they did, and how that changed over time.
I also suggest looking at rootsweb.com if you haven't looked at that part of ancestry.com (I think it's part of ancestry.com anyway). I found very different information on there, thanks to research other geneaologists did, from what I found at ancestry.com's main page.
One other suggestion would be to check USgenweb.org -- that led me to search vital records for Massachusetts, none of which showed up at ancestry.com (the kind of thing that drives you crazy of you don't know why, which I don't!!). I found exact birth, death, and marriage listings -- of course, I'll have to go get or send for copies of them to see what they say -- between 1841 and 1910. Nothing's online for Massachusetts after 1910 yet, I found. Of course other states' vital records will be different; I found, for example, that I can't get vital records for Maine online and the info for before 1892 is scarce.
Hope this helps.
--Louise (Burnham) O'Donald
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kimberly Hamilton <bellastandardpoodles@...> wrote:
> My name is Kimberly Hamilton. I have been researching my family tree and I am truly a novice. I use ancestry.com .
> The family names that I am researching are: Biagio Carli-came from Italy and settled in Philadelphia,
> Mary Jordan-came from Ireland,settled in Philadelphia, married John Coppinger
> John Coppinger( Ino Coppinger)-came from Ireland and settled in Philadelphia
> George Thomas Hance-was born in Pennsylvania between 1879 and 1871
> Adolph Eder-came from Russia and settled in Baltimore, MD,married Nellie Bartulis (she came to America in 1910 from Russia(lithuania)
> Ellen McAvoy-born in Pennsylvania around 1875
> Isaac Simpson-born in NJ around 1838
> Adele Carli-came from Italy and settled in Philadelphia,married Biagio Carli
> Mikel Bartulis-no other info
> Michael Warnick-born around 1897 in Philadelphia,parents from Vienna Austria
> I seemed to have found all I can on Ancestry.com. Any ideas?
> Thank you, Kim Hamilton
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