Sunday, October 14, 2007

Genealogy Success!

I must take back what I said about finding information on the Wingerters. I went to the genealogy library today and Angela came with me and I found lots of information on the Wingerters. I found dates, places, and yes, entirely new people to add. Well, technically, they were Klines, and Buncutters, etc. but Wingerter descendants. They are mostly descendants of Fanny Wingerter, but some for Mary (both sisters of David Wingerter, my 2nd great-grandfather). If you are interested in this information, just let me know and I will send it to you.

I promised that I would have things you could do to research the Wilson line in my next genealogy post, so here it is:

Actually, I would probably contact Aunt Marie and see if she would send me a GEDCOM file of her Wilson genealogy.

Without having done that, you could try and find more information on George Francis Leconte and Mary Ann Osborn, parents of Elizabeth Mary Ann Leconte, who is my 2nd great-grandmother. I have that she was born May 27 1872 in Fulworth Rents, England. I remember from the research I did a long time ago that this is in St. Alban's Parish in London, England. Elizabeth died June 12, 1933 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada (where grandma was from). So look in the parish records in 1872 to find her birth and christening and her parents listed. It might give more information about the parents that you can use to figure out when they were born and where.

If you would rather research the Wilson line (grandpa instead of grandma), we trace our Wilson line back to Thomas Wilson (born about 1658 in Overton, Flintshire, Wales) and his wife Mary (born 1662). Their son was William Wilson (born Mar 3, 1684 in Overton, Flintshire, Wales). I don't know if they were English or Welsh, but if you try to find Thomas' parents it's likely his dad was William (thus the surname Wilson) but that is not necessarily the case. Also, you might find Thomas listed as Thomas ap William, ap meaning "son of". I've never researched Welsh records, so no clue as to how you go about it, but I would try looking in parish records. It would be great if you could find a death date for Thomas.

But that would be a really difficult research project to take on. I was going to suggest a more do-able research project, but really, the Leconte line is the do-able one. Though I would still strongly suggest contacting Aunt Marie before doing anything, no need to duplicate work that has already been done.

11 comments:

  1. I was surprised at how fun genealogy was when I went with Dellitt last Sunday. I am looking forward to going again this coming Sunday. Dell will be down with Katie, so I'll have to venture to the library on my own. I will miss the security of having a professional in the carol next to me. The rest of my family should go, too. It would be fun to be rounding up bundles of names to take to the temple.

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  2. There are people at the library who will help you when you need it, so you'll do fine. I'm glad you're going to go even though I can't.

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  3. Dellitt are you in redmond till mom & dad get back? If so say hi to katie for me.

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  4. Hey Andy,

    No, I'm not in Redmond yet. I'm going there Friday, though. I'll say hi to Katie for you then. I'll be back on Sunday.

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  5. So Dellitt your redsox look pretty good they might just win the world series, how does that make you feel? To be honest I want the rockies to win just because they haven't had a chance to win yet.

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  6. It's neat that the Rockies got to go to the World Series, but I still want the Red Sox to win. I think it's pretty cool, but I haven't actually been watching any of the games.

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  9. Dellitt, I really like your page.

    How would it be if we could get Dan to meet us at the Library and take him through a session on finding some info. Not leave him on his own and show him the ropes of looking up some different items that we need.

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  11. I think it would be great if you and I met Dan at the library, if he wants us to.

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