Wednesday, July 16, 2008

DNA and interesting marriage record

Seems like DNA is the newest avenue in genealogy. Though I'm not certain just how it will paly out in our[genealogists] search. Any database that connect related descendants will have to inter-act with other database since there are many doing the same thing independent of one another. Well, perhaps some day it will all be compiled so that will be only one place to search for connections.

Was online in the middle of the night and did a little searching in Cook Co [IL] records and came up with a marriage record for a Paul A Helwick who married a Elsie A McGinty in 1934. Now I do know that the surname Helwick in Cook Co is not common. In fact, in all my research I've found only one - that is Paul Alfred Helwick [1892-1945] son of Karl and Karrie Helwick my great-grandparents. At the time of his death Paul's wife is listed as Marie - Paul's military papers state in 1930 his closest living relative is his sister. Try as I might I can not get 'Marie' from Elsie A.

1 comment:

Richard Carroll Sheehan said...

I think he married Marie after 1934 just shortly before we left Michigan. Paul is Cliff,right.
Is there a record of a divorce? Maybe that is why he ran the car into the back of a streetcar.

You might keep Lublin, Prussia in mind as a possible Prussian home for our Maternal great grandparents. That's grandmas parents.