Showing posts from October, 2009

Ora Pearl Poundstone WWI Registration Card


Poundstone Family

Waiting waiting waiting for death certificates to come from the State of Illinois for three Poundstone family members!  Hurry up and get here!  I need more clues!

"Most Satisfying Genealogy Events"

Leland Meitzler, posted his top ten list of "Most Satisfying Genealogy Events" and Randy Seaver announced for today's SNGF:

1) Tell us about one (or more) "Satisfying Genealogy Moments" from your family history and genealogy research. What was it, and how did it make you feel? You can make a Top Ten list if you want to!
10. Locating my Skibbe and Miottel naturalization records in the same court days apart in Chicago.
9. Going back one more generation on my Poundstone family.
8. Attending my first NGS Conference - Wow!
7. Locating and visiting my Skibbe Great Grandparent's church and cemetery in rural Indiana. 6. Locating new cousins through Ancestry, Facebook, and World Vital Records.
5. Receiving pictures of my Skibbe family (I had none) from a new cousin found on the Web.
4. Starting a new family database and correctly citing every entry. There is joy in having my documents correctly cited and filed correctly both in my binders and on the computer. My…

Family Update

John J. Joynt, III trial date has changed again! Nothing new since the date keeps changing. Let's hope the new November date is a keeper. In the meantime, I am back to searching the Poundstones. I just mailed a request for the death certificates for Ora Poundstone and Richard Poundstone (Ora's father). I am making a list of other places to look for records on Ora such as the probate court in Piatt County Illinois. Richard Poundstone has served in the Civil War, although not yet confirmed, so I need to locate his military records. I did locate a record for a Richard Poundstone in the Civil War however he lived in a different town and died on a different date. The search will continue.