Taking a Step Back

Scholefield Family Tree I seem to be stonewalled on exactly which Harmonus is the correct man. Therefore, I am going to take one step back. Instead of trying to step push to locate the next DeGraff generation, I will be stepping back and looking at the children again. It is possible that something about Harmonus’s …

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Widow Susan Road

Scholefield Family Tree Remember to keep reading articles which are returned when you search. You might find a gem like this one: Columnist Has Personal Interest In Amsterdam Widow Susan Road A bit of Amsterdam area history was included in yesterday’s issue of the Yonkers Herald Statesman where the column, “First Person Singular,” attracts attention …

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Hunting for Ghosts

Scholefield Family Tree As as aside, these are the ghost stories associated with Widow Susan: Amsterdam – Widow Susan Road – Figure of a woman wearing a white nightgown seen walking in the cemetery late at night crying. Looking for her husband’s grave.1 Amsterdam – Widow Susan Cemetery – To start off, the story goes …

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A Sister of Alonzo DeGraff

Scholefield Family Tree One of the challenges a genealogist often faces is the evaluation of contradictory bits of evidence. Which fact do we add to the family tree? The IGI at FamilySearch.org reports Helen Marr DeGraff’s parents as Harmonus Degraff and Susannah Thomas. 1 However, a biography about her son reports that she was born …

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IGI — Maybe a Blessing?

Scholefield Family Tree Another resource available on FamilySeach is the International Genealogical Index (IGI). This index contains indexes to microfilm which contain vital records and to patron submitted information. It is recommended that all information located on the IGI be verified. One reason is that vital records may contain more information than was extracted or …

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