Friday, December 21, 2012

Family plans to restore historic cemetery

A western Kentucky family is planning to restore a cemetery that's the resting place for a Revolutionary War soldier who counted Thomas Jefferson among his friends.

Read More at

http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/state/family-plans-to-restore-historic-cemetery/article_e577f729-f45c-58a8-a0a3-9ebc7f5ed7b6.html

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Friday, December 14, 2012

The Coffin Plate Of Martha Dros 1893

Died Feby 23rd 1893
Martha Dros
Aged 51 years ? months 28 days


For more coffin plates go to Ancestors At Rest

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Coffin Plate Of Franklin Heyer 1870

Franklin Heyer
Died July 22nd 1870
Aged 2 yrs 5 mos 8 days


This Coffin Plate for Franklin Heyer was found with the coffin plate of Issac Heyer. Issac Heyer died in 1900 at the age of 71 so I would guess that Franklin was the son of Isaac. 

If you want to see my index of Coffin Plates go to Ancestors At Rest

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Defiant villager leaves developers stumped over gravesite

A villager refusing to concede to a property developer’s demands to move a family gravesite off a piece of land left construction workers no choice but to dig around the grave, leaving behind a bizarre sight.

Read More At

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1102155/stumped-property-developers-unable-get-rid-nail-grave

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Coffin Plate Of Isaac Heyer

Issac Heyer
Died Sept 28 1900
Aged 71 yrs 3 mo

This coffin plate for Issac Heyer is a common design from the early 1900s.

For more coffin plates go to Ancestors At Rest

Monday, December 03, 2012

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Shallow graves unearthed at Helsinki’s Senate Square

A broken hot water pipe under Senate Square presented researchers with a unique opportunity to conduct historical excavations at the ancient grave site.
The area served as a graveyard from the mid-1600s to the 1820s. Bodies were stacked elbow to elbow in as many as five layers.

 Read More At
http://yle.fi/uutiset/shallow_graves_unearthed_at_senate_square/6367204

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Northumberland coast's ancient grave secrets to be saved from sea

When 4,000 years ago the people living on a windy stretch of magnificent Northumbrian coastline looked for a place to bury their dead, they chose a beautiful spot - a low hillock of dry land above marshes and creeks, in sight of the sea but a kilometre safely inland.
Now the sea is lapping at the ancient graves, and its time to excavate the entire site at Low Hauxley, and rescue what remains of its ancient secrets.

Read More At

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/oct/30/northumberland-coast-excavation-ancient-secrets?newsfeed=true

Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Ancient Burial Cloth Provides Clues To Bronze Age Trade

After his death, his body was burned, the bones wrapped in cloth and transported in an urn. 2,800 years later, the remnants of that urn and cloth were discovered by modern-day researchers in Denmark. After a thorough analysis of the cloth, they determined that it was actually made in what is now Austria.

Read More At

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/09/30/ancient-burial-cloth-provides-clues-to-bronze-age-trade/?ss=innovation-science

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ancient bones from Iron age or Roman settlement

Archaeologists who discovered human remains close to the A453 in Nottinghamshire believe they're from a late Iron age or early Roman settlement.
The bones which date back around two thousand years, were found in shallow graves during work to turn the road into a dual carriageway.
As well as the human remains, archaeologists unearthed pottery and jewellery including a jet bracelet.

Read More at

http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2012-10-05/ancient-bones-from-late-iron-age-or-roman-settlement/

Friday, October 26, 2012

9,300-year-old Kennewick Man skeleton found in Washington

Kennewick Man was definitely not a Native American, according to the most recent study of the prehistoric remains.
The 9,300-year-old skeleton actually has more in common with Polynesians, according to Doug Owsley, an anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institute who released an updated review of the bones Wednesday.
Owsley found that Kennewick man's skull has several similarities to the ancient coastal people in Asia, meaning he likely shares a common ancestor with modern day Polynesians.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ancient graves excavated in hunt for Mona Lisa

Researchers have opened ancient graves in a dilapidated convent in Florence as they continue their hunt for the woman who inspired Leonardo da Vinci to paint the famous Mona Lisa.
The team of experts have been working in the Saint Orsola convent since April, believe the body of the woman who modelled for da Vinci back in the 16th century is buried there.
According to Italian art historians, the real Mona Lisa was Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a rich Florentine silk merchant named Francesco del Giocondo, who is thought to have commissioned the portrait - although there is no definitive proof of this.

Read More

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/10/03/196-Ancient-graves-excavated-to-hunt-model-for-Leonardo-da-Vinci-s-Mona-Lisa-.html

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Coffin Plate Of Elmer A Butler

This is the coffin plate for poor little Elmer A Butler. Elmer died on Feb 17th 1875 at the age of 2 years and 7 months. As little Elmer was only 2 in 1875 we will not be able to find him on the census. But perhaps someone will know who he was.

Looking for more coffin plates for an ancestor? See http://AncestorsAtRest.com

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Friday, October 19, 2012

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WW2 Soldiers' Dog Tags Lost & Found


Case No. 16: George Coleman Dog Tags Need to Go Home is online at Olive Tree Genealogy blog. Join the group trying to send these WW2 soldiers' dog tags home. There are still open cases waiting for help.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two Great Genealogy Contests to Enter!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Take the Ancestry Death Challenge Contest to Win Great Prizes


Want to win an iPad or other great prizes? Just solve mysteries from beyond the grave using Ancestry.com collections and your investigative powers through November 2.

The October Death Record Education Program starts today with your first challenge. You have 24 hours from the moment the contest starts to enter your answer on the site. The first contest  opens at 12:01 Monday morning October 15th, and will close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday. 

The winner will then be posted Wednesday along with the new question. Prizes will be given for Monday and Wednesday questions. 

 Friday questions simply give the participant an extra entry for the grand prize of an iPad.  Winners are announced at Death Contest  or simply go to the main death page and click on the tab on the left labeled “Contest.”

The prizes for each day are listed on Olive Tree Genealogy blog.

Today’s Challenge: A Death in the FamilyYou can back daily for tips, hints and more challenges—each one you answer is another entry in the grand prize drawing. So get started now at Death Contest for your chance to win!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Woman Crushed by Backhoe at Cemetery


A horrendous news story but because I follow cemetery news, I have come to realize that many many people die in cemetery accidents every year. Old tombstones topple for example. So please everyone, be careful when looking for your ancestors' graves!

Sep 24, 2012 8:54 PM ETA freak accident killed a woman in the Baron de Hirsch cemetery in Cote-des-Neiges

The 44-year-old woman was at the cemetery on Montreal’s Mountain Sights Avenue when she was crushed by a backhoe performing work at the site.

Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/woman-fatally-struck-in-baron-de-hirsch-cemetery-1.969755#ixzz27U7X0fFD

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Free Access to ALL U.S. Census Records for 6 Days!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Photo Archive: Facey, Elgie & Wilford Families


 Photo Archive: Facey, Elgie & Wilford Families

Aren't family treasures wonderful? A few days ago hubs resurrected dozens of photos from the late 1800s, early 1900s that were found in his great aunt's house after her demise.

Continue reading on Olive Tree Genealogy blog

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Last Day of Sale on Family Tree DNA!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Searching Free Michigan Death Records for a Massey

I've been searching the free online Michigan Death Records for my William Ivis Massey who most likely died sometime between 1891 and 1898. So far I've had no luck which leads me to think he may have died elsewhere.

Since he worked for the railroad it is quite possible he was in another state or even back in Ontario Canada where he had family.

William was born in 1847 in Quebec (called Canada East at the time) and was married twice. The first marriage was to a Miss Wheeley, the second to Jeanette (Jennie) MacDonald. I've not been able to find out his first wife's name nor when she died. But by 1878 he and wife #1 had a son George born in Ontario, and by 1881 he was in Detroit Michigan marrying Jennie.

If you recognize any of these names, contact me at ancestorsatrestATgmail.com (change the AT to @)

Here's the links for the free Michigan death records:

1867-1897 at FamilySearch
1897-1920 at Library of Michigan

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cemetery Walk Scotch Cemetery, Manilla, Brock Twp, Durham Co Ontario

Olive Tree Genealogy has uploaded a Cemetery Walk for the Scotch Cemetery, Manilla, Brock Township, Durham (formerly Ontario) County

It's uploaded on Olive Tree Genealogy YouTube Channel. It is only a partial viewing of the cemetery as there are many more gravestones in it.


Friday, August 17, 2012

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Sunday, August 05, 2012

1940 US Census FREE and completely indexed!


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Great news! Ancestry.com has the entire 1940 US census indexed. And it's free.

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I found some of my Butler family in N. Dakota and Michigan. Still tracing them forward in efforts to figure out where my 2nd great grandpa, Jonathan Butler, a black man who was in Ontario Canada as early as 1824, was from in USA. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cemetery Lost and Now Found!

One crumbling tombstone remains, having fallen to the ground. The others are long gone although Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy remembers seeing six still standing in the early 1970s.

Now the town of Midland Ontario has discovered this old Pioneer Cemetery and is searching for records of those buried there since the early 1800s.

Read about the forgotten cemetery, lost and now found.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Historic Home Once Owned by Olive Tree Genealogy

Original article written by Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy and published here in part with her permission.
House present day

This is one of the homes I used to live in. We bought it in 1974 and lived there for three years. It was built in 1902 and has recently been classified as a historic home.

I wish the cute little barn/garage at the end of the driveway was visible. I'm not sure when it was built.

The home, when I lived there, had a front and back staircase. The back one went from the kitchen to an upstairs bedroom and I assume it was originally for the servants.





Continue reading One of My Former Homes is Now a Historic Home

Monday, July 23, 2012

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Old Tombstone Kills Young Boy in Utah

Parents and Grandparents - watch your children! Please be sure to teach them about the dangers of old tombstones. This is a very sad but true story of a young boy killed by an older tombstone when it fell on him.

Every year hundreds of people are injured and killed by older tombstones that have fallen into disrepair. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the responsibility of the cemetery to maintain these stones! It is up to the families of the deceased.

Don't let your children push or lean against tombstones. Don't let them play hide and seek. We've all done it but we need to think about it and try to prevent such tragedies from happening


Friday, July 06, 2012

Featured Funeral Card SALLIE J. FARIS died 1904


This is one of the many Funeral Cards featured on AncestorsAtRest website

maracani
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF: SALLIE J. FARIS DIED FEB. 18, 1904 AT THE AGE OF 71 YEARS.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

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Featured Funeral Card for Anna G. Rohrer


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anna g rohrer
The card was in Remembrance of the Death of Anna G. Rohrer who died May 5 1893. Aged 55 years, 7 months, and 19 days.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Free Access to Ancestry.ca June 27-July 2



Ancestry.ca Family history website offers free access to more than 40 million historical records that trace the development of the nation over the last 145 years

June 27, 2012 (TORONTO) – In honour of Canada Day, Ancestry.ca, Canada’s favourite family history website, is offering free access to 40 million historical records that outline just how far the country has come as a nation in the past 145 years.

Available free from June 27 through July 2, the records cover the years leading up to and following Confederation and include censuses, birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, military records and many more.

“Many Canadians today celebrate the diversity of our nation but that multi-culturalism only came following a period of incredible growth and development in the years immediately before and after nationhood,” said Ancestry.ca’s Julie Wingate. “These records really paint a picture of how much we’ve changed as a country and give us a real reason to celebrate Canada Day.”

In 1871, just four short years after Confederation, Canada conducted its first Census as a nation and the results showed it was a country made up of British and French immigrants and a stark lack of diversity.

In fact, according to the 1871 Census of Canada:
  • Just 101 people are listed as being of Russian origin, compared to 500,000 in 2006
  • Nearly 900 people are listed as being Italian, compared to 1.4 million in 2006
  • Only one man is listed as being of Chinese descent in the 1871 Census, compared to 1.3 million in 2006
Between June 27 and July 2, millions of records will be accessible to Canadians for free on Ancestry.ca. The records are from some of the largest collections on Ancestry.ca, including:

·         Canadian Passenger Lists and Ocean Arrivals - outlining the masses of people who arrived by ship -- the only form of international travel available to people at the time -- at port cities across Canada
·         The 1871 Census of Canada - the first Census Canada conducted as a nation, which gives a snapshot of the life of the people living at the time, including who they lived with, their ages, their jobs, the birthplaces of their parents, their neighbours and more
·         Vital records (i.e. birth, marriage and death records) from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia - outlining the significant moments in the people’s lives like children born, marriages and deaths.
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Featured Funeral Card Lucy L. Hough, Fort Wayne


This is one of the many Funeral Cards featured on AncestorsAtRest website

Funeral Notice Mrs. Lucy L, wife of Rev. John Hough



lucy l hough
Dated at Fort Wayne (we assume Indiana), February 12, 1859.  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Featured Funeral Card: George W. Baker 1862-1895


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Funeral Card George W. Baker 1862-1895

George W. Baker died Feb 12 1895, aged 33 yrs 9 mo 18 days old George Baker death 1895

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Soldier's remains found at Waterloo


Almost 200 years after Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, Belgian archaeologists have unearthed the complete remains of a young soldier.

Believed to have died June 18, 1815, the remains were found under 15 inches of soil as if the young soldier's comrades had hurriedly buried him when he fell on the battleground 

"You can almost see him dying," Belgian archeologist Dominique Bosquet said of the skeleton, lying on its back with the spherical musket ball that felled the soldier still between his ribs.

Believed to have died June 18, 1815, the remains were found under 15 inches of soil as if the young soldier's comrades had hurriedly buried him when he fell on the battleground.

Continue reading and see photos at "Soldier's remains found at Waterloo"

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Vampire graves discovered near Black Sea

Archaeologists have excavated two suspected "vampire" graves in the Black Sea town of Sokopol, Bulgaria. Each 700-year-old skeleton had an iron rod pinned into its chest. This reflected the customs and the times, when villagers feared that bad men had the power to rise from their graves.






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Friday, June 08, 2012

Featured Funeral Card: Elias & Elizabeth Baker


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Funeral Cards For Elias Baker 1844~1929 And Elizabeth Baker Died 1913


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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Fold3 offers FREE War of 1812 Records for June 2012

Fold3 will be opening up all of their War of 1812 records to the public for free during June. This is in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the commencement of the war.

The collection consists of more than 400,000 images including 233,000 images from the War of 1812 Pension Files never before available online. The following databases provided for free included:

  • War of 1812 Pension Files
  • War of 1812 Prize Cases, Southern District Court, NY
  • Letters Received by The Adjutant General, 1805-1821
  • War of 1812 Service Records

Friday, June 01, 2012

Featured Funeral Card: Edith Ross Baddeley


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Remembrance card for a child's funeral. Dated March 1, 1889. Child's name was Edith Ross Baddeley and she was 2 years 1 month old when she died. Copyrighted by the Memorail Card Co., 706 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. Funeral Card Edith Ross Baddeley 1887 - 1889




Monday, May 28, 2012

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Free Immigration Records Victoria Day Weekend

This Victoria Day Weekend Ancestry.ca is offering 200 million historical immigration records from around the world for free, until May 21st.

Immigration and travel records tell the story of your ancestors as they made the courageous decision to immigrate, travel or become a citizen of a new country. With 200 million immigration records from Canada, United Kingdom, the U.S. and several other countries from around the world at your disposal, you may uncover the answers you’ve been looking for. Explore passenger lists, naturalization records, border crossings, crew lists, immigration and emigration books, passports and more as you discover your family’s journey to Canada.

The story of your ancestors’ journey to a new country is waiting to be uncovered. Search Ancestry.ca international immigration records for free, this Victoria Day Weekend only until May 21st.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

Featured Funeral Card Gertrude Bogart Broadwood Anderson, 1894 - 1951

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Funeral Card Gertrude Bogart Broadwood Anderson, 1894 - 1951, Ontario

FUNERAL CARD

IN MEMORY OF MRS GERTRUDE BOGART ANDERSON Aged 77 years
PASSED AWAY At Millbrook, Ont., on Monday, April 23rd, 1951
GERTRUDE BOGART BROADWOOD Widow of the late JAMES ANDERSON

More details on AncestorAtRest.com website

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Mass Grave Begins Revealing Soldiers' Secrets

It was one of the bloodiest battles of the Thirty Years' War, but until recently there was no trace of those who died there. Now a mass grave is shedding light on the mysteries of the Battle of Lützen. Were those who fought hungry young men or well-fed veterans? And where did they come from?  Read More

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ancient graves found near Paulatuk, N.W.T

At least four skeletons have been found in Tuktut Nogait National Park near Paulatuk, N.W.T The graves, dating between 400 and 1,000 years old, are above ground and covered with flat stones.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/04/25/north-paulatuk-park-graves.html



Friday, April 27, 2012

Featured Funeral Card Florence L. Atkinson 1866 - 1885

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Memorial Remembrance Card for Death of Florence L. Atkinson 1866 - 1885

In Memorial of Florence L. Atkinson Died Nov. 12, 1885 - Aged 19 Years

Friday, April 20, 2012

Featured Funeral Card Johanna M. Anderson 1845 - 1902

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Funeral Card for Johanna M. Anderson 1845 - 1902

In Loving Remembrance of: 
Mrs. Johanna M. Anderson
Born March 20, 1845
Died March 17, 1902
Age 56 yrs. 11 mos. 28 days
Gone but not forgotten.
Copyright on card is 1898 by H. F. Wendell, Leipsic, O[hio].
Funeral Card for Johanna M. Anderson 1845 - 1902

Friday, April 13, 2012

Featured Funeral Card JAMES ANDERSON 1871 - 1942

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Funeral Card JAMES ANDERSON 1871 - 1942

FUNERAL CARD

In Loving Memory of
JAMES ANDERSON
Who passed away Thursday, March 5, 1942
Aged 71 Years and 8 Months
The Funeral Service will be held in the United Church, Star City, on Saturday, March 7th, 1942, at 1:30 p.m.
Interment at Star City Cemetery

Friday, April 06, 2012

Featured Funeral Card ELIZABETH E. ADAMS 1833 - 1911

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Funeral Card for ELIZABETH E. ADAMS 1833 England - 1911 Minnesota

In Loving Memory of
ELIZABETH E. ADAMS
Who passed pecefully away
February 20th, 1911
Aged 78 years
Interred in Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.


Friday, March 30, 2012

Featured Funeral Card: 1893 Funeral Notice for Nicholas Abel of Henry Illinois

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1893 Funeral Notice for Nicholas Abel of Henry Illinois

Died in this City in the -- House on Monday October 2, 1893 at 4 p.m. of paralysis, Nicholas Abel, 51 years.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Hunt For Robert Evans 1845~1877



This Coffin for Robert Evans is a rather interesting one as it has a photo of Robert glued to the back. It is also a nice example of this particular design as it is in good condition. The engraving is perhaps not the best quality but it has a nice look to it all the same.

Died
Dec 15th 1877
Robert Evans
Aged 32 Yrs


The first thing I did was go and have a look in the death records on Ancestry.com but I could not spot Robert. Then I went and had a hunt in the 1870 United States Federal Census as this would have been the last census that Robert would have been in before his death in 1877. I found about 25 Robert Evans in the census but of course I had no idea if one was my Robert. Now most coffin plates are from the North East United States. The custom of keeping them after the funeral was most common in States like Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Maine. The farther away from the North East you get the less common they become. So with this in mind I discarded all the Roberts from States that the custom of keeping coffin plates was not that popular. Of course we have no guarantee Robert was not from the one of the States I discarded but statistically its unlikely.  This resulted in a list of about 16 candidates.

1870 United States Federal Census     

Robert Evans, Union, Porter, Indiana abt 1844 Ohio 
Robert Evans, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont abt 1844 Wales 
Robert Evans, New York Ward 8 District 10 (2nd Enum), New York, New York abt 1844 Ireland 
Robert Evans, Israel, Preble, Ohio abt 1844 Ohio 
Robert Evans, Buffalo Ward 4, Erie, New York abt 1845 Ireland 
Robert S Evans, Hempstead, Queens, New York abt 1845 New York 
Robert Evans, Lincoln, New Hanover, North Carolina abt 1845 North Carolina 
Robert Evans, Allegheny Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania abt 1845 Pennsylvania 
Robert M Evans, Centre, Union, Indiana abt 1846 Ohio 
Robert H Evans, Marion, Hamilton, Iowa abt 1846 Indiana 
Robert Evans, Pottawatomie, Pottawatomie, Kansas abt 1846 Pennsylvania 
Robert Evans, Lyons, Ionia, Michigan abt 1846 Ireland 
Robert Evans, Washington, Osage, Missouri abt 1846 Missouri 
Robert Evans, Marshall, Saline, Missouri abt 1846 Missouri 
Robert Evans, Rockfish, Cumberland, North Carolina abt 1846 North Carolina 
Robert Evans, Portsmouth Ward 1, Scioto, Ohio abt 1846 Wales 

 I then went and had a look in the 1880 United States Federal Census. As the Robert I am looking for died in 1877 I can subtract any of the Roberts who are on the 1880 Census from the 1870 Census.


Robert W. Evans Jemima Marshall, Oneida, New York abt 1843 Wales Self (Head)
Robert Evans Elizabeth H. Meigsville, Morgan, Ohio abt 1843 Ohio Self (Head)
Robert Evans Harriett Fair Haven, Preble, Ohio abt 1843 Ohio Self (Head)
Robert Evans Martha Floyd, Oneida, New York abt 1844 Wales Self (Head)
Robert W. Evans Mary Kirkland, Oneida, New York abt 1844 New York Self (Head)
Robert Evans Jennie Sidney, Montcalm, Michigan abt 1844 Ireland Self (Head)
Robert M. Evans Bellevue, Grand Forks, Dakota Territory abt 1844 Canada Brother
Robert B. Evans Nancy E. Cartecay, Gilmer, Georgia abt 1845 North Carolina Self (Head)
Robert Evans Lower San Miguel, Ouray, Colorado abt 1845 Michigan
Robert M. Evans Minerva J. Monroe, Miami, Ohio abt 1845 Ohio Self (Head)
Robert Evans Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio abt 1845 Wales Self (Head)
W. Robert Evans Robert, Elizabeth MT Pleasant, Racine, Wisconsin abt 1845 Ireland Son
Robert Evans Joanna Salt Springs, Saline, Missouri abt 1845 Missouri Self (Head)
Robert Evans Margarite Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1846 England Self (Head)
Robert Evans Pottawatomie, Pottawatomie, Kansas abt 1846 Pennsylvania
Robert H. Evans Elisibeth Medicine, Rooks, Kansas abt 1846 Indiana Self (Head)
Robert M. Evans Ellena Buffalo, Erie, New York abt 1847 Ireland Self (Head)
Robert J. Evans Mary B. Johnstown, Fulton, New York abt 1847 New York Self (Head)
Robert Evans Mary A. Murray, Clarke, Iowa abt 1847 Iowa Self (Head)
Robert G. Evans Mary Jackson, Maries, Missouri abt 1847 Missouri Self (Head)
Robert L. Evans Jennie Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey abt 1847 New York Self (Head)

So a quick comparison brought the list down to 13 candidates. No guarantee that the Robert I am looking for is on this list but its a start.

Robert Evans, Union, Porter, Indiana abt 1844 Ohio
Robert Evans, Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont abt 1844 Wales 
Robert Evans, New York Ward 8 District 10 (2nd Enum), New York, New York abt 1844 Ireland 
Robert Evans, Israel, Preble, Ohio abt 1844 Ohio 
Robert S Evans, Hempstead, Queens, New York abt 1845 New York 
Robert Evans, Lincoln, New Hanover, North Carolina abt 1845 North Carolina 
Robert Evans, Allegheny Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania abt 1845 Pennsylvania 
Robert M Evans, Centre, Union, Indiana abt 1846 Ohio Male
Robert H Evans, Marion, Hamilton, Iowa abt 1846 Indiana 
Robert Evans, Lyons, Ionia, Michigan abt 1846 Ireland 
Robert Evans, Washington, Osage, Missouri abt 1846 Missouri 
Robert Evans, Rockfish, Cumberland, North Carolina abt 1846 North Carolina 
Robert Evans, Portsmouth Ward 1, Scioto, Ohio abt 1846 Wales

If you are interested in looking at more Coffin Plates I have about 500 more on my Ancestorsatrest website. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monastic cemetery find “unique”, say archaeologists

The discovery of the bodies of 15th century monks has been described as “unprecedented” by archaeologists. The monastic cemetery was uncovered earlier this week by contractors undertaking roadworks in St Andrews, Fife. Experts working on the site have been excited by the find, which they say helps pinpoint the location of a friary lost during the Reformation. They say the remains are those of Franciscan monks who once lived in the area, and have described the find as “unique” due to its town centre location.


http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2012/03/23/monastic-cemetery-fine-unique-say-archaeologists/

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cross and bed found in Anglo-Saxon grave shed new light on 'dark ages'

Archaeologists in Cambridgeshire have uncovered a bed on which the body of a young Anglo-Saxon woman has lain for more than 1,300 years, a regal gold and garnet cross on her breast.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/16/cross-bed-anglo-saxon-grave?newsfeed=true

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Featured Funeral Card: Catherine Adams June 8, 1888

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Funeral Card Catherine Adams June 8, 1888

Funeral Card Catherine Adams June 8, 1888, aged 57 years
Catherine Adams died 1888

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Railway workers reburied with dignity 180 years later

The remains of five Irish labourers, who researchers believe were murdered in 1832 while building a Pennsylvania railroad, received a dignified reinterment Friday more than 5,000 kilometres from their homeland and nearly two centuries after their first anonymous burials.



http://www.thespec.com/news/world/article/684908--railway-workers-reburied-with-dignity-180-years-later

Monday, March 19, 2012

Coffin Plate Of Chauncy Rogers 1875


Chauncy Rogers
Died April 8th 1875
Aged 52 yrs

I went and had a hunt for Chauncy Rogers in the 1870 United States Federal Census.

Name: Chauncey Rogers
Age in 1870: 47
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Bethany, Genesee, New York
Post Office: Darien

Household Members: Name Age
Chauncey Rogers 47
Almira Rogers 37
Brian Rogers 14

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

WWII European Theater Army Records 1941-1946 online

New on Fold3: WWII European Theater Army Records, a collection of administrative documents compiled by the U.S. Army's Historical Division, 1941 through 1946. These records, originally marked
secret and confidential, are now available on Fold3

Created within the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II, these documents are revealing, and often include personal accounts, as in this report of evacuating Allied prisoners of war.
Names of soldiers and support personnel are on many of the records, but
nowhere more prolific than in the phonebooks for U.S. Forces in Paris.

A 1945 directory admonishes users to, "Never mention secret or confidential matters over the telephone," then lists the names, ranks, addresses, and phone numbers of Paris-based personnel.

Explore the ETO Records on Fold3 to discover more about U.S. operations in World War II and how the Army effectively maintained soldiers' welfare and waged war behind the battle lines.