Thursday, April 10, 2014

Born this day - 10 Apr 1921 - Alice Martha Anderson

Alice Martha Anderson was the daughter of Ernest Anderson and Alma Peterson.

Alice Martha Anderson was born 10 Apr 1921 in Michigan, USA

Alice Martha Anderson married Kenneth H Stebbibs on 18 Apr 1942 in Sidney, Michigan, USA.

Alice Martha (Anderson) Stebbins died 8 Jul 1999 in Michigan, USA.

I am interested in Alice Martha Anderson because she was the wife of an Edmund Rice descendant, Kenneth H Stebbins, who was my 9th cousin twice removed.

born this day - Nehemiah Allen born 10 Apr 1727

Nehemiah Allen was the son of Zebadiah Allen and Mary Hoar.

Nehemiah Allen was born 10 Apr 1727 in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Nehemiah Allen married Anne Billings on 28 Nov 1752 in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

The children of Nehemiah Allen and Anne Billings include:

Lucy Allen

Anna Allen

Mary Allen

Elizabeth Allen

Rebecca Allen

Joseph Allen

Beulah Allen

David Allen

Nehemiah Allen

Lois Allen

When I started this blog post the only 2 sources I had for Nehemiah Allen were the Walter Allen of Newbury, Mass. book and the Edmund Rice Association webpages. offered 5 Historical Record hints.

Although the Walter Allen book indicated he died in early 1812, I found a death record for Nov 1811 in Barre which I think is for him.

The other 4 records were 2 for his marriage, the 1790 census and an AGBI entry.

My primary interest in Nehemiah Allen is because he was a descendant of Edmund Rice.  Nehemiah Allen was my 2nd cousin 9 times removed through our common ancestors Thomas Rice and Mary King and also my 4th cousin 10 times removed through our common ancestors Edward Frost and Thomasine Belgrave.

Born this day - Charles Edward Allen born 10 Apr 1878

Charles Edward Allen was born 10 Apr 1878 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA.  He was the son of Romeo Elvaro Allen and Abbie Rebecca Green.

When I started this write-up the only source for this info that I had was the book "Walter Allen of Newbury, Mass., 1640 and some of his descendants : with a few notes on the Allen family in general" by Allen H Bent, published in 1896. had 8 Historical Record hints for me to review.  

Two of the hints were for birth records for Charles Allen on 10 Apr 1878 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

In the 1880 US census Charles was living with his parents in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

In the 1900 US census Charles was living with his parents in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.  

In the 1910 US census Charles was living with his parents and his wife Helen and their son Charles E Allen.

In his WWI draft registration he is a farmer, listed with blue eyes. His nearest relative is Helen Allen.

In the 1930 US census Charles was living with his wife Helen and their sons Charles E Allen and Stuart H Allen.

In his WWII draft registration he indicated he was born 10 Apr 1878 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.  He lists himself as self-employed.  He is living at 385 South St in Shrewsbury.  He was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 160 lbs, with gray hair and brown eyes.

Interesting the two different eye colours....I wonder, were they blue or brown?

Ancestry also offered a hint to the AGBI. (a 9th hint appeared as I accepted the original 8)

To get more info I had to "Search Records" at Ancestry, which gave me a marriage record for Charles E Allen to Helen E Harlow on 25 Dec 1902 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

I was also able to find a 1920 US census entry which listed Charles living with his wife Helen and their sons Charles E and Stewart H Allen.

Charles Edward Allen died in 1953 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Charles was my 7th cousin 5 times removed.  I am primarily interested in him because he is a descendant of Edmund Rice.  My research indicated 2 children for him which is important in my research as I wish to find all descendants of Edmund Rice.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Genealogy video on crowdsourcing genealogy

Today I was watching a YouTube video of Adam Brown and Randy Schoenberg speaking in 2013 about tree matching and various sites for collaborative genealogy.  I thought I would share it here.  I found it funny to hear Geni pronounced sometimes like "Jenny" instead of like "genie". Isn't it funny how we read things in different ways when we are working online? My brother would probably comment that at least he said API instead of "appy" like I do ;)

St. Patrick's Day draw

The IGRS is giving away 10 full memberships for 2014 in honor of St. Patrick's day.  Click the link below for entry instructions. It is a simple email to enter.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sweden genealogy resources


ArkivDigital free March 15th and March 16, 2014

For people with ancestors or relatives in Sweden, ArkivDigital, one of the largest online digital archives, will be free for two days.  Don't miss this opportunity to explore their collections of over 47 million color images free for your genealogy research!  

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