Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Five Missouri Resources for Researching Your Family
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I have been struggling to create a picture of William M. Everingham, who I believe to be my great grandfather. I've documented, in the mind map below, what I know about William and the documents I have found which reference him. My hope was to look at what I already have differently to see where I need to develop a research plan to follow.
What I know about William
In reviewing what I know, I identified several questions and potential starting points. Why is he not indexed with his family in any census? Why can I not find him indexed anywhere? Is it possible he was called to war and killed?
I'm facing a wall, it's not built of brick, but it's a solid wall I need to get through. To date, following his sister, Nancy, has not led me anywhere, however, I could apply more effort there. Tracking down William's parents and/or grandparents further is also a avenue I need to follow.
Next steps in my researchGoing through this exercise to visualize what I know in its entirety has been very helpful to me. I have pinpointed a couple of research areas I can focus on. I hope to be posting soon that I've been able to find additional information about William.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Charles Scott Allen b: 1900 Winchester, Clark, Kentucky
d: 1960 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
m: 1923 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri
Gladys Irene Merys b: 1903 Osowatomie, Miami, Kansas
d: 1995 Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri
Charles worked for the railroad his entire life. He died of a heart attack while on the job at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. Gladys was a homemaker and raised nine children.