Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1920 Census Michigan House of Providence

Yep,
I know
this look blurry
BUT
when I click on it to enlarge the view
in the next window - - -
it does appear clear enough to read.
The entry I am attempting to publish is for
Raymond Frank Daniels.
His entry is at the bottom of this page.





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Saturday, January 9, 2010

1920 Census House of Providence

Family Daniels Census 1920 Raymond Frank cropped

Public Documents

It is not unusual for genealogists to keep information regarding the living off the Internet - for obvious reasons.
However,  what about the recently departed.  Say, in the last thirty or forty years. 
I have published death records ca turn of the century [no, I am talking about ca 1900] as well as birth records, marriage records, land records, church records. 
I have no qualms about posting my parents death records and/or death notices.
I have yet to publish to the Internet my grandmother's divorce records as I believe these are much too personal to allow all to read.
What about recent real estate transactions, these are public records, should these be published.
Where is the line drawn and what are the exceptions.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

MY UNCLE Raymond Frank

Over the holiday we learned of a new website that would benefit genealogists.
After the hub-bub died down and there was time to play genealogy Debbie and I set down to the computer to search. We surfed, browsed, entered surnames, entered given names and had a high ole time.
As with any Genealogy Research it is not 'til the last few minutes allowed for this activity that you

HIT PAY DIRT ! ! ! ! BINGO ! ! ! ! JACKPOT ! ! ! !
There we were ready to shut 'er down and Deb was going home
and when we came to the 77th individual of 78
we HIT A HOME RUN ! ! ! !

Family Daniels Death Raymond Frank infant 

It seems this infant son of Nettie Daniels died at House of Providence.
Further online search found this was a Daughter of Charity established St Vincent Orphan Asylum established ca 1844. A program that provided needs of unwed and/or deserted mothers and their children was established and in 1869 they established care for orphaned children. So that their care provided for services for unmarried mothers, infants and young children.
Around the turn of the century the House of providence converted into a general hospital and apartments for unwed mothers and their children.

 
So there it was - - - - - - my mother had a younger brother. My Uncle ! ! !


I'm quite certain that this baby boy was named after two of my grandmothers brothers as she and her siblings were very close knit.
Upon further research this 1920 Federal Census reveals more to this short story.

Family Daniels Census 1920 Raymond Frank

I'd love to read your re-action in my COMMENTS below.
Oh, before you go

be certain to read the post prior to this post.

I’d Like Your Opinion

I'd like your opinion

There are many online avenues of acquiring public documents - all a treasure trove to us genealogists. Sometime it takes luck, some times persistence, and sometimes even new records being made available.

How current should a public document be when posted online by genealogists?

I'm interested in each of your opinions before I publish new acquisitions.
You can easily leave your thoughts in my COMMENTS using any of the options listed.
If you use Anonymous PLEASE SIGN YOUR NAME so that I know who you are.

Perhaps Twenty-Ten will be the year of MAJOR BREAKTHOUGHS ! ! ! !

Edited:
I'd like to clarify my intent.
By asking 'how current should a public document be when posted to the Internet"
I am referring to the date of this document.
What period of time should elapse between the publicly recorded event
and  publishing on an Internet Genealogy Website or Blog.
e.g., How many days, weeks, months, years

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers


This vintage postcard shows the main building of the Northwestern Branch of National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, opened in Milwaukee (Wood) in 1867
for more information

My Grandfather

was admitted to a U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers as a casuality of war. He was admitted to the home in Milwaukee periodically from 1931 thru 1935. I learned at age forty-six he was five feet nine inches tall; grey eyes; grey hair. I am so thrilled to see his name in print.