Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun.
This week, the mission is:
1) You’re going on a scavenger hunt – for records of one of your relatives. You can pick a relative who lived in the 1800 to 2000 time period. A brother of one of your ancestors might be best (since males don’t change their name). Or the husband of a sister of your ancestor. Tell us the name of your chosen relative.
2) Go to FamilySearch and search for records for that relative. Start on the Search page – https://www.familysearch.org/search. Search any way you want.
3) Tell us what you found in the FamilySearch record collections. Did you find something new about that relative? What else can you find online at another website?
4) Write your own blog post, comment on this post, or write something on Facebook or Google Plus.
1) The relative I chose was my 2x great grandfather Joseph Whimpey’s brother, Isaac Whimpey, born 6 June 1827 in Frome, Somerset, England, died 9 August 1912 at Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.
2) The records I found at Family Search searching for Isaac Whimpey born 1827 in Frome, Somerset, England were:
England and Wales Census, 1851 birth: Frome, Somerset residence: 1851 Wales
United States Census, 1900 residence: 1900 American Fork city Ward 1-3, Utah, Utah, United States
Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946 child: Rachel Whimpey Worthen (Father)
United States Census, 1880 residence: 1880 Tuscarawas, Stark, Ohio, United States (Head)
United States Census, 1870 residence: 1870 Ohio, United States
Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 child: Mary Jane Geltz (Father)
There were a lot more records available at Ancestry.com(.au) when searching for “Isaac Whimpey born 1827”
Utah Cemetery Inventory BIRTH: 6 Jun 1827 – England DEATH: 9 Aug 1912 – Lehi, Utah OTHER: Lehi, Utah
Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966 BIRTH: abt 1827 DEATH: 9 Aug 1912 – Utah
1900 United States Federal Census Home in 1900: American Fork, Utah, Utah
Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961BIRTH: abt 1827 DEATH: 9 Aug 1912 – Utah, Utah, USA
Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937 MARRIAGE: 10 Jul 1889 – Sanpete, Utah, United States
Utah, Select Marriages, 1887-1966 MARRIAGE: 10 Jul 1889 – Manti, Sanpete, Utah
U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current BIRTH: 6 Jun 1827 DEATH: 9 Aug 1912
England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 RESIDENCE: 3 Jan 1842 – Somerset, England
1861 Wales Census RESIDENCE: 1861 – Bedwas, Monmouthshire, Wales
1851 Wales Census RESIDENCE: Llanelly, Breconshire
1841 England Census RESIDENCE: Frome, Frome Selwood, Somerset, England
Another entry that I found while searching without his birth year was his marriage entry
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 Marriage Jul 1847 Crickhowell, Breconshire
To find his immigration record, I left his name and birth year, but narrowed my search to immigration records:
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957ORIGIN: England DEPARTURE: Liverpool, England
After doing the search for Immigration records, I thought that there may be other Historical Records I had missed, so narrowed the search parameters to Historical Records (to get rid of all the Public Member Trees etc), to see if there were any additional historical records I missed:
Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index DEATH: 9 Aug 1912
Salt Lake County, Utah, Death Records, 1908-1949 NAME: Isaac Whimpey SPOUSE: Mary Lewis
Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011 MARRIAGE: 1889 – Sanpete, Utah
1880 United States Federal Census RESIDENCE: 1880 – Tuscarawas, Stark, Ohio
1870 United States Federal Census RESIDENCE: 1870 – Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States RESIDENCE: Leetonia, Columbiana, Ohio
I decided to check FindMyPast, to see if they have any additional entries, mainly prior to his migrating to the United States
1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census Frome, Somerset, England
1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Llanelly, Crickhowell, Breconshire, Wales
1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census Bedwas, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Utah Marriages 1845-1935 Sanpete, Utah, United States
US Census 1900 American Fork, Utah, United States
United States Billion Graves index Lehi, Utah, United States
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Crickhowell, Breconshire, Wales
Powys Banns Llanelli, Breconshire, Wales
Powys Marriages Llanelli, Breconshire, Wales
The Powys Banns and Marriages were new to me.
Other websites where I have found information for Isaac were
http://www.fromeresearch.org.uk/ Has baptism, burials and marriages from St John Baptist Parish Frome
http://www.freereg.org.uk/ Has baptisms, burials and marriages for parish registers in the United Kingdom – Somerset is well represented.
I also have copies of his marriage certificates that were sent to me by one of his descendants – the 1847 marriage from the District Registrar at Crickhowell, and his 1870 marriage from the Probate Court in Tuscarawas country, Ohio. The 1847 marriage certificate can also be obtained from the GRO UK Certificate Ordering Service