The Projects

The following are projects we have undertaken during the course of our cold genealogy research. Scholefield Family Tree Beginning with George P. Scholefield and his wife Clara on the 1930 Census in Vail, Arizona, how many ancestors and descendants can be located? First post created on: 16 Aug 2008. For all posts related to this …

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Clara May Whittle

Govanstown Cemetery Project The Whittle Plot So what about Samuel N. Whittle’s older daughter Clara May Whittle? According to Ruth, Clara died 10 Dec 1946 and is buried in the family plot in Govans. She was interred there 12 Dec 1946. The interment records for this time period exist, so we have no doubt on …

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The Family Comes Through

Govanstown Cemetery Project The Whittle Plot Well gang we had some real success this week!! I received a response from the family that had posted the thread on Ancestry in the Community Section. Ya gotta love those message boards!!! Family member Ruth posted a message that explained her relationship to Samuel N. Whittle. Her husband’s …

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GOOGLING For Dead People!

Govanstown Cemetery Project The Whittle Plot When you feel like you want to scream after a day of asking Ancestry to “Bring Out Your Dead!”– it’s time to go Google for Dead People! As I had already searched the newspaper subsciptions for further mention of Samuel’s fall, I thought it would be a good idea …

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Odds and Ends

Govanstown Cemetery Project The Whittle Plot I have a few loose ends out there that I should tell you about. The hard part of writing this blog is keeping up with telling you about where my search goes. I may write about a census search on a certain day and the Footnote search on another …

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Dangling From A Tree Limb

Govanstown Cemetery Project The Whittle Plot As I said earlier, Samuel Whittle has been an exercise in patience. The census records are usually our best bet for tracking someone through their life span, but Sam has been a tough nut to crack. To recap, we found Sam on the 1880 Federal Census by the “leaf” …

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A Footnote to History

Govanstown Cemetery Project The Whittle Plot For those of you that have not used Footnote it is the online outlet for the National Archives. You can search for free, and there is quite a bit of free content, but most of it is premium content that requires a subscription. A subscription goes for about $75 …

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Trying to Tree Climb

Govanstown Cemetery Project The Whittle Plot Searching for Samuel Whittle has been a challenge in spelling and creativity. I found him on Ancestry in 1870 by using a Wildcard Search for Sam* Whit*. This picks up all the variations for the end of the names. Still, the only record I found was the 1870 census …

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