Surnames/tags: challenges wikitree_challenge
WikiTree Challenge Week 38
Guest Star: Melanie (Doherty) McComb
FHL Images Needed
- Abraham Schild Needs NY Naturalization Record (Silva-1055) - This was not our Abraham Schild....wrong spouse. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9M8-VJMP?i=571&cc=1999177Tucker-11084 01:35, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
- Rebecca Seegel (Hirsch Siegel line) Needs NY Marriage Record (Louis Kessler) - Says image not available at my affiliate library Tucker-11084 15:42, 24 September 2021 (UTC)
- Isidor Siegel (abt.1884-) Needs New York Marriage Record (Louis Kessler)
- I just submitted a request for Isidor's record via FHL Lookup Service. I'll update the profile too. Someone ping me if I don't update it with the image in a couple weeks!
- Image of death record for Peter Corcoran. (Paddy Waldron)
- Digital Folder Number: 007904657
- Image Number: 00174
- Image of death record for Allice Corcoran, from which there are two different extracts with different subsets of the information on the original. (Paddy Waldron)
- I submitted an FHL lookup on 9/23, haven't heard back yet on 9/29. Will update profile when I get it. Yetta Friendlich death cert, 9 Apr 1930. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WV5-G6C --> update 5pm 9/29, just got it from FHL and added to her profile. -Elaine.
Notes From Melanie
- Note: Please check with your captain, Maddy Hardman, if there are any questions about the images being protected by copyright. If you missed the LiveCast, Melanie let us know that she doesn't really have family photos to share.
- add image link here
- Please share your resources here
- Austria Genealogy list of various sites
- Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy
- DBIS database
- Displaced Persons' Camps (Germany Slave Camps)
- GenTeam database (free after registration)
Important German Church Record Vocabulary
- Name Name, Namen, Nahme, Nahmen
- Parish Pfarre, Gemeinde
- local hiesig
- Baptism Taufe
- Birth Geburt
- Child Kind
- Son Sohn
- Daughter Tochter
- Mother Mutter
- Father Vater
- Parents Eltern, Aeltern
- Boy Knabe, Junge
- Girl Mädchen
- Stillborn totgeboren, todtgeboren
- Year, Month and Day Jahr, Monat und Tag
- Godparents/Sponsors Paten, Pathen, Taufpaten, Taufpathen, Gevatter
- Marriage Trauung, Ehe
- Groom Bräutigam
- Bride Braut
- Married verheiratet, verehelicht
- Wife Frau, Ehefrau, Gattin, Weib, Eheweib
- Husband Mann, Ehemann, Gatte
- Location/Place of Residence Ort, Wohnort
- Ancestry Canada Ancestry subscription required
- Canada Online Genealogy Records List of links.
- Canada Historical Record Collection List of links.
- Canadian Records Findmypast.
- Canada Library and Archives Databases.
- Canada Ancestor Search Databases.
- The Ancestor Hunt Links for finding free newspapers, and more
- WikiTree Canada Project Resources Useful information and resources.
- WikiTree Canada Project Sources Page of sources and links to sources.
- Census Records of Ireland NationalArchives.ie
- Ellis Island Passenger Database on Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit.com
- Genealogy Records on Genealogy.NationalArchives.ie
- GENUKI on GenUki.org.uk - This has links to records, maps, and research tips
- Ireland Church Records Where to find church records with various links
- Ireland Marriages on FamilySearch
- Ireland Census Substitutes What census records are available, with where to find them
- Ireland Emigration Video on FamilySearch on finding the origins of Irish Immigrants
- Ireland Online Genealogy Record Links.
- Irish Ancestors This maps out where surnames are located, as well as locations in general
- Irish Genealogy on IrishGenealogy.ie
- Irish Records Civil and Church record database
- National Archives of Ireland Try their census search
- National Library of Ireland a new database holding images of the Library's Roman Catholic parish registers
- PRONI the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
- Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry An overview of how to approach Roman Catholic research
- WikiTree Ireland Project Check for resources and stickers
- Tip: The census records are a good start, and you should be able to find images of all the birth records for each child on irishgenealogy. They have exact birth date, places, fathers Occupation, and mother’s maiden names. Once you get that, you can search for the marriage of the parents, and that gives their fathers names. The civil records are great, but only go back to 1864 for births, a bit earlier for marriages.
- ePaveldas Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Collection digital repository and collection of items of Lithuanian heritage and culture, includes almost 4,000 Roman Catholic Church register books. Images, no index. Incomplete.
- FamilySearch Guide to Lithuania Genealogy
- GenMetrika - Catholic Church register books.
- Lithuania, Marriage and Divorce Records from Various Towns, 1855-1940 (Ancestry $)
- LithuaniaGenealogy Databases and information
- LitvakSIG Search primary internet resource for Lithuanian-Jewish ("Litvak") genealogy research worldwide. Index. Incomplete.
- Litwa-metryki cz Lithuania vital records with online images
- Pasvalia (Metrical books). Includes Roman Catholic Church records for various years and places.
- Various Towns, Lithuania, Birth Records Index, 1837-1940 (Ancestry $)
- Romania Genealogy Indexer
- Romania: Germany Handwriting
- Romania: JewishGen.org For people with Jewish roots in "Greater Hungary"
- Romania Letter Writing Guide This has spellings for some common words used
- Romania Research Tips
- Romania: Summary of records: Lists what years certain records are available for
- Ukraine Record Links This site is in English
- Ukraine: Catholic Vital Records of Galicia This is a help page for what records are available, and what they may look like
- Ukraine: Gesher Galicia's Galician Town Locator Invaluable resource to help locate your ancestor's town of origin.
- Ukraine: Records on FamilySearch Has digital images of many town vital records from the late 1700s through the early 1900s.
- Ukraine: WikiTree Ukrainian Roots Resources
- Ukraine: WikiTree Ukrainian Roots Sticker
- http://www.muzejew.org.ua/Karta-En.html Chernivtsi Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews] and enlarged map
- American Quaker Genealogy North Carolina Yearly Meeting Notes
- American Quaker genealogy, v.2. North Carolina Yearly Meeting Notes
- DAR Ancestor Search
-  United States Reliable Sources
-  Newspapers via Fulton History Search
- Callahan, James Morton. "History of West Virginia, Old and New," Volume 2 (VA: American Historical Society, 1923).
- North Carolina Genealogy on AccessGenealogy.com
- Chester County, NC Tavern Petitions C-D (you can search for other surname letters )
- Randolph County, North Carolina on FamilySearch
- Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps on MapofUS.org
- North Carolina Genealogy Trails on GenealogyTrails.com
- Pennsylvania: Encyclopedia of American Quaker genealogy, by ... v.2
- See the United States Project Stickers page for the various stickers available.
- Sutton, John Davison. "History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia" (Chicago, IL: McClain Printing Company, 2014).
Tell Us What You Found!!
- List interesting finds to share with the guest at the end of the week
- Melanie's greatgreatgreataunt Catherine Duff and her husband Lawrence Crawley/Crolly and their family were evicted in 1881, which paved the way for land reform.
- Yehudit (Gunter) Freundlich had 10 children, but only three survived their teens.
- Melanie already appears to be aware that her Corcoran ancestors and several namesakes (who are surely closely related) lived in or around the ancient Dillonstown Castle in County Louth. I have added a map and details of the history of the castle to the profiles for her GGGgrandfather John Corcoran and of his probable brother Peter Corcoran. Waldron-201 21:18, 26 September 2021 (UTC)
- The death date for Great Uncle, Peter Corcoran (1884-1967) is incorrect in Melanie's tree. Peter was a "Very Reverend". The correct death record actually lists that title in his death record versus the 1941 record which is for a Peter who is a carpenter. The obituary for Peter tells that he was a highly revered Priest who "In 1938, father Corcoran played an important role in restoring Cistercian life to historic Mellifont, and the monks of the new refounded New Mellifont, situate in his parish, always considered him as one of the founders of the Abbey. " His living sister and the nieces & nephews residing in Ireland are listed in his obit.
- Melanie's great uncle Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Patrick McKenna celebrated his first Mass at St. Mary's Church in Iona on 26 Jun 1910. On January 30, 1924, Msgr. McKenna was shot in the chest and stomach while leaving the rectory. He was in critical condition for several days and hospitalized for five weeks before recovering fully. An escapee from the Kansas penitentiary was identified as the assailant. He was the first diocesan director of the Legion of Decency. On the Golden Anniversary of his ordination, he was named prothonatory apostolic ad justar participantium, carrying the right to wear pontifical vestments in the celebration of the Mass.
- Melanie knew very little about her great-grandmother's brother Isidor Siegel (abt.1884-1944). We found what happened in his life and that he died in 1944 and is buried in New York. Isidor was married to Clara Rohrlich (abt.1889-) and they had two children: Harry Siegel (abt.1913-) who married Rose Liepshutz in 1936, and Bertha Siegel (abt.1915-). If Harry and Clara had children and/or if Rose married and had children, then maybe Melanie has some 2C1Rs and 3rd cousins that she never knew about and can share information with.
- Isidor Siegal also had a very interesting story: "Swindlers Got Fortune By Frauds Say Police; Get-Rich-Quick Gang Caught Here - Had Nice Scheme" - Chicago, Jan 8, 1917. Isidor, his brother-in-law Abraham Rohrlich, and Morris Moskowitz were "charged with having obtained thousands of dollars in several cities by means of a fake merchant scheme" and they were under arrest. "The police say they are hot on the trail of other members of the gang. According to the plan said to have been worked here, the gang would open up a merchandise store and a checking account. After obtaining goods, first with good checks and later with bad, they are accused of having shipped them to Brooklyn, closed up their store over night and disappearing. They are said to have pyramided their checking accounts with as many worthless checks as they could negotiate. Local police say that the gang worked in New York, St Louis, Cincinnati, Newport, Ky., Cleveland, Detroit, Mount Clemons, Mich., Gary, Ind., and East St. Louis." The three men "were found at a hotel here (in Chicago) under assumed names, on information supplied by the New York Police." Both Isidor and Abraham appear with their families in the 1920 census, so if they served time, it would have been no more than 3 years. More likely, since a gang was involved and they were the ones first caught, they may have been released and not charged in exchange for information about the other gang members.
- Owen Eugene Rooney (1899-1975) is just 1 of at least 5 priests in his family according to this list - details on parents also given http://www.islandregister.com/1935priests.html
- Two of Melanie’s ancestors on PEI were reputed to be over 100 in newspaper articles, but the facts didn’t bear it out. Bernard Clarkin (1775-1879) was shown to have been born later than 1775 by his entry in the 1841 census as between 45 and 60, hence born between 1781 and 1796 - making him between 83 and 98 years old at his death (still a fair age), and Francis Dougherty (1802-abt.1892) was born between 1796 (oldest possible age from the 1841 census and as late as 1802 (from 1881 census), putting his age at death between 90 and 96. He too was a good age when he died.
- Bernard Duff (abt.1814-1903) appeared a few times in the newspapers in Ireland. On two separate occasions man named Henry Murray was taken to court accused of assaulting Bernard, but on each occasion he was acquitted. Bernard was also an early member of The National League, a political organisation which campaigned for Home Rule. In 1858, he had an advert in the paper selling 30 cocks of hay. A hay cock is the way hay was stored before bales were invented.
- Rose (Mooney/Rooney) Sullivan, daughter of Philip and Mary (Doherty) Rooney, had a dozen children of which three became missionary priests.
- https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/about/ Not exactly a find, but maybe this museum would have info on Anton Gailunas. He stayed at a South St Sailors Home at least once.
Free Space Pages
- List of Free Space Pages created for or linked to members of this family.
- Buivenai Towns in Lithuania Need to add more details for each town, but it’s a start.
- The Kelly Name in Prince Edward Island
- The Clarkin Name in Prince Edward Island
- The Connolly Name in Prince Edward Island
- The McKenna Name in Prince Edward Island
- Obituary for Michael & Mary Ann Rooney
- Sherry name in Prince Edward Island
- Did any of the guest's family serve in the military or military conflicts?
- Great Uncle Michael Joseph Connolly WWI
- Great Uncle Rubin Schild WWI
- Great Uncle Philip Dennis McKenna WWI
- Neighbour from Dillonstown Castle and probable second cousin three times removed Bernard Corcoran, blinded in WWI; see his obituary.
Paternal Brick Walls (33)
- Joseph Doherty ➔ Owen Dougherty ➔ Francis Dougherty ➔ Owen Dougherty ➔ Francis Dougherty: Needs parents
- Joseph Doherty ➔ Owen Dougherty ➔ Catharine Clarkin ➔ Michael Clarkin: Needs parents
- Joseph Doherty ➔ Owen Dougherty ➔ Catharine Clarkin ➔ Ellen Connolly: Needs parents
- Joseph Doherty ➔ Sarah Flynn ➔ Bernard Flynn: Needs parents
- Joseph Doherty ➔ Sarah Flynn: Needs a mother
- Rose (Rooney) Doherty ➔ Michael Rooney ➔ Philip Rooney: Needs parents
- Rose (Rooney) Doherty ➔ Michael Rooney ➔ Mary Dougherty: Needs parents
- Rose (Rooney) Doherty ➔ Mary Ann McKenna ➔ Owen McKenna: Needs parents
- Rose (Rooney) Doherty ➔ Mary Ann McKenna ➔ Ellen McInnis: Needs parents
- Thomas Corcoran ➔ Thomas Corcoran ➔ John Corcoran ➔Andrew Corcoran: Needs parents
- Thomas Corcoran ➔ Thomas Corcoran ➔ John Corcoran: Needs a mother
- Thomas Corcoran ➔ Thomas Corcoran ➔
Bridget Gough: Needs parentsCorrect mother added to Thomas Corcoran b 1843
- Thomas Corcoran ➔
Bridget Duff ➔ Bernard Duffy: Needs parents
- Thomas Corcoran ➔
Bridget Duff ➔ Rose Hardy: Needs parents
- Bridget Connolly ➔ Bernard Connolly ➔ John Connolly ➔ James Connolly: Needs parents
- Bridget Connolly ➔ Bernard Connolly ➔ John Connolly: Needs a mother
- Bridget Connolly ➔ Bernard Connolly ➔ Bridget Sherry ➔ John Sherry: Needs parents
- Bridget Connolly ➔ Bernard Connolly ➔ Bridget Sherry ➔ Ellen McCarvell: Needs parents
- Bridget Connolly ➔ Alice McKenna ➔ James McKenna: Needs parents
- Bridget Connolly ➔ Alice McKenna ➔ Rose Kelly: Needs parents
Maternal Brick Walls (23)
- Herman Schild ➔ Abraham Schild ➔Ruben Schild: Needs parents
- Herman Schild ➔ Abraham Schild: Needs a mother
- Herman Schild ➔ Eva Bodnar ➔ Herman Bodnar: Needs parents
- Herman Schild ➔ Eva Bodnar ➔ Fannie Chesmore: Needs parents
- Tessie Freundlich ➔ Leib Freundlich ➔ Louis Freundlich: Needs parents
- Tessie Freundlich ➔ Leib Freundlich ➔ Sarah Selgis: Needs parents
- Tessie Freundlich ➔ Judes Gunter ➔ Eli Gunter: Needs parents
- Tessie Freundlich ➔ Judes Gunter ➔ Ruby Drucher: Needs parents
- Anton Gailunas ➔ Ignaty Gailunas: Needs parents
- Anton Gailunas: Needs a mother
- Matilda Siegel ➔ Hirsch Siegel: Needs parents
- Matilda Siegel ➔ Chaje Goldman ➔ Feiwel Goldschmied: Needs parents
- Matilda Siegel ➔ Chaje Goldman: Needs a mother
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