I need some help making sure that my family info. From roots web is correct before entering on my tree.

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WikiTree profile: Effie Cheek
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Roberts G2G Crew (470 points)
That profile cite only "Family documents" as a source. How are other people supposed to help you validate your info?
That's why I am asking, new to this or I wouldn't be asking.

8 Answers

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Best answer

 

Miss Effie D Cheek

 in the Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index, 1810s-2016

 

      Name: Miss Effie D Cheek
      [Miss Effie D Beekman] 
      Death Age: 85
      Birth Date: 11 Feb 1881
      Death Date: 29 Dec 1966
      Death Place: Leesburg, Ohio, USA
      Parents: GABRIEL and ELIZA TREAT
      Spouse: William Cheek
      Newspaper Information: Newspaper: Greenfield Daily Times, Newspaper Date: 29 Dec 1966, Newspaper Page: 8 Column: ; Repository: Highland County District Library - Hillsboro, OH; Years Available: 1965-1993
      Library Link: Order Copy

      Source Citation

      Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center; Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio; Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s to 2011

       

      by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
      selected by Susan Laursen
      +4 votes
      Were you looking for some help in finding sources to add to make sure the information you have is correct?  I found Effie's name mentioned in a couple of records at FamilySearch.com, but I'm not sure whether they would help you ensure you have correct information.   

      Do you know very much about the family yourself, or are you using information someone else provided?   There are other surnames that come up during a search, but I don't know enough about your family to know whether they are actually related or not.  There are surnames like Bowers and Hart, for example that may or may not be connected.

      Can you add a bit more information, in case we can help you with this?

      Reba
      by R. Greenup G2G6 Mach 6 (63.8k points)
      Thank you for trying to help.  The info. I have was passed down from Effie's daughter my grandmother through a family bible.  I know Effie's fathers name was Gabriel Beekman.  I have ID # from rootsweb.  I am not a specialists at this at all.  I just started looking at family things this past weekend.  Should I just do a DNA test?  If I did could it go back 8  generations to Wilhelmus  Beekman if do?  And which test would I take?

      ?
      I think I found Effie on Findagrave.com  at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35039347/effie-d-cheek

      The good news is, there is a lot of information added to that memorial page. The less than good news is that you should not accept any information there at face value, since the sources aren't given.  I am assuming that you hadn't seen this memorial before.  There are quite a few family members named there, and when you are beginning with family history, you often have to take any clues you can find and then use those bits of information to look for better sources, like census information, birth records, etc.

      The birth date listed for Effie at Findagrave is February 11 instead of February 10.  Your date may be accurate.  Even when a date is carved in stone, it may not be correct.

      I'm not familiar with Rootsweb and what the ID# would mean -- I mean, I have seen Rootsweb, but I have mostly seen the forums there and don't know what can be done with an ID#. (I may learn more, but right now I can't comment about it.)

      Please realize that most people don't really consider Findagrave a good source, since (apart from the headstone dates) it doesn't really give an idea of where the information came from.  As soon as you are able to, try to add census or other supporting information to her page.

      I am not a DNA expert.  I just took the plunge and tested myself a couple of months ago, and it is helpful, but I think if I were you I'd start first with building at least a basic tree with sources, and then try to "branch out" using DNA.

      You should probably re-ask the DNA question (in a new post and get the answers of people who know more than I do.

      Come back to the forum and ask for more help if you need it, for finding additional sources or to help you with anything else.  It will be easier if you add more facts to the profiles you have before you ask questions here.  You'd be amazed at how quickly some people can come up with tons of sources. (I'm not one of those that can find sources quickly -- but I sure would like to become one.)

      By the way -- Eddie King, who just beat me in answering you is one of those amazingly fast source-locators.  You may have hit the jackpot already!

      Reba
      +5 votes

       

      Effie Beekman

       

          Name: Effie Beekman
          Gender: Female
          Age: 23
          Birth Date: abt 1881
          Marriage Date: 5 Mar 1904
          Marriage Place: Pike, Ohio, USA
          Father: Gabriel Beekman
          Mother: Eliza Treat
          Spouse: William Cheek
          Film Number: 000292750

          Source Information

          Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

           

          by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
          +5 votes

           

          William Cheek

           

              Name: William Cheek
              Gender: Male
              Age: 23
              Birth Date: abt 1881
              Marriage Date: 5 Mar 1904
              Marriage Place: Pike, Ohio, USA
              Father: James A. Cheek
              Mother: Margaret Siders
              Spouse: Effie Beekman
              Film Number: 000292750

              Source Information

              Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

               

              by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
              +5 votes

               

              Gabriel Beekman

               

                  Name: Gabriel Beekman
                  Gender: Male
                  Marriage Date: 21 Aug 1878
                  Marriage Place: Pike, Ohio, USA
                  Spouse: Eliza Treat
                  Film Number: 000292749

                  Source Information

                  Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

                   

                  by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
                  +5 votes

                   

                  Gabriel Beekman

                   in the Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015

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                    Name: Gabriel Beekman
                    Gender: Male
                    Birth Date: 1834
                    Death Date: 1917
                    Death Age: 83
                    Father: William Beekman
                    Mother: Elizabeth Stanberry
                    Spouse: Mary Miller
                    URL: http://www.genealogieonline.nl...

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                    Source Information

                    Ancestry.com. Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

                     

                    by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
                    +5 votes

                     

                    Eliza H P Treat

                     in the 1860 United States Federal Census

                    VIEW1860 United States Federal Census

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                      Name: Eliza H P Treat
                      Age: 6
                      Birth Year: abt 1854
                      Gender: Female
                      Birth Place: Ohio
                      Home in 1860: Aid, Lawrence, Ohio
                      Post Office: Aid
                      Dwelling Number: 101
                      Family Number: 89
                      Household Members:
                      Name Age
                      John A Treat 35
                      Mary Treat 34
                      Maria Jane Treat 15
                      Alice Ann Treat 14
                      Charles E H Treat 12
                      John A E M Mc N Treat 10
                      Eliza H P Treat 6
                      William H H Treat 4

                      Source Citation

                      Year: 1860; Census Place: Aid, Lawrence, Ohio; Roll: M653_997; Page: 117; Family History Library Film: 803997

                       

                      by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
                      +5 votes

                       

                      John Treat

                       in the Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993

                      •  

                        Name: John Treat
                        Gender: Male
                        Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1845
                        Marriage Place: Scioto, Ohio, USA
                        Spouse: Mary Hardin
                        Film Number: 000292694

                        Source Information

                        Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

                         

                        by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
                        Eddie rocks the records!

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