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From: "dale thomas" <pvsd_dthomas(a)hotmail.com>
Subject: GEN HUMOR
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>For my friends and relatives who like genealogy I thought the following
>be of interest in a humorous way. William Dollarhide more or less wrote
>most used book on genealogical research ... so it comes from a good source.
>Dollarhide's Rules For Genealogy
>1. Treat the brothers and sisters of your ancestors as equals....even
>if some of them were in jail.
>2. Death certificates are rarely filled in by the person who died.
>3. When visiting a funeral home, wear old clothes, no make-up, and
>look like you have about a week to live...the funeral director will
>give you anything you ask if he thinks you may be a customer soon.
>4. The cemetery where your ancestor was buried does not have
>perpetual care, has no office, is accessible only by a muddy road, has
>snakes, tall grass, and lots of bugs...and many of the old gravestones
>are in broken pieces , stacked in a corner under a pile of dirt.
>5. A Social Security form SS-5 is better than a birth certificate
>because few people had anything to do with the information on their
>own birth certificate.
>6. The application for a death certificate you want insists that you
>provide the maiden name of the deceased's mother...which is exactly
>what you don't know and is the reason you are trying to get the death
>certificate in the first place.
>7. If you call Social Security and ask where to write for a birth
>certificate, tell them it is for yourself...they won't help you if you
>say you want one for your
>great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather who died in 1642.
>8. When you contact the state vital statistics office in your home
>state and ask if they are "on-line" and they respond, "on what?," you
>may have a problem.
>9. A census record showing all twelve children in a family proves
>only that your ancestors did not believe in birth control.
>10. Work from the known to the unknown. In other words, just because
>your name is Washington doesn't mean you are related to George.
>11. With any luck, some of the people in your family could read and
>write....and may have left something written about themselves.
>12. It ain't history until it's written down. (See #19
I'm searching for information on Julius Hayes, b. 09 Feb 1845 in Columbus, OH
and died 08 Mar 1888, Wall Lake, Sac County, IA. He married Orphenia (Orpha)
Bixler 04 Sept 1866, Andrew, IA.
Children of Julius Hayes and Orpha Bixler:
Alma, b. 1872; d. 1945, Wall Lake, IA
Judson, b. 1873; d. 1942, Wall Lake, IA
Margaret, b. 08 Feb 1880, Wall Lake, IA; d. 09 Dec 1965, Spirit Lake, IA.
Married: William Henry Rhodes
Children of Margaret and William Rhodes:
Margaret (Ogle, Anderson)
Nedra (Luft, Dean)
I have also been told there is listed a Melissa, age 2 and Orpha, age 7 mo on
the 1870 Census for Jackson County, Fairfield Twp.
The only One I know anything about is Margaret Hayes, who was my gr
grandmother. Can anyone help?
I am looking for descendants of Sarah VAN CLEVE. The last location I
have on them was Storm Lake IA in 1913.
Sarah J. (Kroesen) Van Cleve was born in PA (probably Franklin County)
in approx. 1833. She married JOHN
VAN CLEVE who was also born in PA approx. 1829.
Children of Sarah and John were: SAMUEL C. VAN CLEVE, CYRUS W. VAN
CLEVE, MARTHA VAN CLEVE, and JOHN VAN CLEVE.
I have much information on Sarah's ancestors and would be willing to
share. Thank you.
Buena Vista County, Iowa Genealogy Group
This is a county list solely for the discussion of all things related to the history and genealogy of Buena Vista Co. and the people who made it what it is today. Buena Vista County was formed on January 15, 1851, from open land. It was named in memory of the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War ending in 1848; the victorious United States annexed considerable territory as a result. Its county seat is Storm Lake.