Saturday, January 9, 2010
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
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 ! ! ! !
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.
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
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.
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Perhaps Twenty-Ten will be the year of MAJOR BREAKTHOUGHS ! ! ! !
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