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He called me a Citation Nazi

My husband referred to me as a "Citation Nazi".  At first I was offended, was I really that bad?  He said yes!  You are always wanting citations, demanding citations, telling people to cite their sources, do your research...

I don't think I am the Citation Nazi - I think I am Amy the Good Witch of Citations, or perhaps the Princess of Citations.  The point is I try to instill good research habits in others and myself.  I am not uppity, I am not saying everything I have cited was done in the most absolute perfect form.  I am willing to bet that you would be able to locate any materials referenced in my database whether or not they were in perfect form.  The point is, you can find my research.

I have found relatives on Facebook and other social sites. I love them, I welcome them with open arms.  Do I copy their research with open arms - never!!!!! I want to know everything.  Where did you get that, how do you know that, do you have a  ____________(death certificate, birth…

Wordless Wednesday - Irene Agnes Mikolajczak Drezdon Sobczak Kazik


Tombstone Tuesday - Earl and Catherine Poundstone

My Granduncle and Grandaunt - Catherine (Cashom) and Earl Poundstone.  Earl's real name is Vernon but he went by his middle name of Earl.  Both are buried in the Bement Cemetery, Bement, Piatt County, Illinois.  Earl was one of ten children born to Ora Pearl Poundstone and Stella Ann Adams Poundstone.

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary and Charles Clark

Mary Elizabeth and Charles Henry Clark are my great-grandparents.  Charles Henry Clark was born 20 Feb 1870 in Fayette County, Illinois and died 15 Apr 1943 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.  His wife Elizabeth, who was about nine years older, was born  23 Nov 1861 in Fayette County, Illinois and died 9 Feb 1949 in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois.  They are both buried in the Saint Bonaventure Cemetery in Saint Elmo, Fayette County, Illinois.  My father remembers that his Grandmother wore laced up men's styled boots with everything she ever wore.  She use to chase the grandchildren around the yard, the boots never slowed her down.

Monday Madness: Adolph Blank

Adolph Blank died 31 March 1900 at the age of 32.  His widow married my Great-Grandfather Theodor Miottel.  Theodor helped to raise Adolph and Emily's children, Margarette, Arthur, Helen and Adolph along with  his own children Clara, George and his brother John W. Miottel.

Can anyone make out the cause of death?  The first word appears to be facial.  The death certificate states the death occurred at the Cook County Hospital for the Insane - does anyone know of any facial disease or deformity that may be related to an insanity diagnoses?

Any help would be appreciated, thank you my Geneablogger buddies!

Tucson Genealogists - A new Society has been formed

It is now official our Pima County Genealogy Club is now the Pima County Genaealogy Society.  Our first official meeting with a program will be August 20th at the Wilmot Library.  I will be taking folks on a tour of our new blog page and Barbara Salyer will present Using Tucson and Arizona Resources to Research Your Arizona and Non-Arizona Ancestors.  Please visit the society's blog page at for further information.  We have a great year planned for everyone so please check the society's blog often for up to date information.

Wordless Wednesday - The Clark's


Happy blog anniversary to The Genealogy Search Aug 8 2007 - Aug 8 2011

Where did all the time go?  I've been blogging for four years!  Looking back I have made some wonderful friends, learned a lot by reading other blogs, helped people start their own blogs and furthered my research!  I had an opportunity to meet some new cousins and have enjoyed swapping pictures with my "new" relatives.

I had the opportunity to meet other Geneabloggers at several events throughout the years.  I have never meet a Geneablogger I didn't like.  What a wonderful group of people.

Here's to another wonderful year of blogging and continuing the Genealogy Search!

Google search using the ~ (tilde)

In our beginning class today we discussed a few techniques to get more from a Google search, here are two of my favorites.

The ~ included in a Google search will search for similar words to the keyword.

For example:  poundstone ~genealogy

the above search will search genealogy, family, ancestry, family tree, genealogical, genealogical records, records, roots, surname, vital records. etc - all the words similar to genealogy.

- will exclude information

For example:   poundstone ~genealogy -paula

the above will exclude Paula from the search

Try these techniques on your next Google search!
Slava (Stella), Tony (Anthony) and Ivana (Eva) Drvaric 1920's
The oldest child in the picture is my husband's Grandma Eva Urman.  Eva died in 2004 in Arizona. Ivana's mother separated from her father when she was 11.  Her father took her to Milwaukee, Wi to his brother Emil and left her there.  Emil died when she was 14 and she stayed with her Aunt until her marriage at age 16.

Madness Monday - Religious Excitement Dethroned the Mind Of Mrs. Lewis Hyman

Elizabeth Anna Poundstone who married Lewis Hyman is probably the first Poundstone I have come across suffering from a mental illness.  I have no information as to whether or not she had been admitted to the Long Cliff Hospital.  I do know that she had ten children between the years of approximately 1862 to 1885, that alone would make me doubt my sanity. 

Religious Excitement
Dethroned the Mind of Mrs. Lewis Hyman

Of Deer Creek Township, and She Attempted Suicide by Drowning

     Mrs. Hyman, wife of Lewis Hyman, a well-known farmer residing in Deer Creek township, two miles north of Young America, attempted suicided Sunday night by drowning in Deer Creek.
     The unfortunate woman is 56 years of age, the mother of several children, and her attempt at self-destruction was inspired by religious insanity.
     She had been a regular attendant at a religious revival in progress at the United brethren church in that neighborhood, and manifested a deep interest in the services.  Naturally…