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Thanks for the suggestion Linda. I have done just that and found the
counties for the ones that list a former place of residence.
At this point I have been slowly putting them on the different Rootsweb
surname message boards.
----- Original Message -----
From: "J Cooksey" <jcooksey(a)webtv.net>
To: "evelyn" <ebcooper(a)copper.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: [NYORLEAN] Seek suggestions about what to do with 1953 obits
> Hi Evelyn, I bought some old newspapers here in Austin and there were
> articles about a tornado or hurricane that ravaged the Mass area. I
> posted the article to the appropriate county USGenweb MA site. Got
> several responses from folks who either lived through it or lost someone
> in this storm. I ended up sending the paper to one of the folks that
> responded. Rootsweb has a town location site. Type in the name of the
> town and the state and they will give you the county name. Linda
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Hello all -
Have come upon part of an old newspaper containing obituaries. It is the
January 27, 1952 Miami Herald. Looked them over and didn't see any who had
come from Niagara County. Any suggestions on where to put them would be
The following was posted on another Rootsweb mailing lists. Looking at this
long list, it's amazing that any of our ancestors survived. - Evelyn
> Epidemics in America 1628-1918
> In case you ever wondered why a large number of your ancestors disappeared
during a certain period in history, this might help. Epidemics have always
had a great influence on people - and thus influencing, as well, the
genealogists trying to trace them. Many cases of people disappearing from
records can be traced to dying during an epidemic or moving away from the
affected area. Some of the major epidemics in the United States are listed
> Years Area Epidemic
> 1628-1631 New England Small Pox
> 1638 New England Small Pox & Spotted Fever
> 1648-1649 Massachusetts Bay Colony Small Pox
> 1657-1658 Boston Measles
> 1659 Massachusetts Bay Colony Throat Distemper
> 1677-1678 Charlestown & Boston Small Pox
> 1679-1680 Virginia Small Pox
> 1687 Boston Measles
> 1689-1690 New England Small Pox
> 1690 New York Yellow Fever
> 1693 Boston, MA Yellow Fever
> 1696 Jamestown, VA Small Pox
> 1699 Charleston & Philadelphia Yellow Fever
> Mar 1699 South Carolina Small Pox
> 1702 New York Yellow Fever
> 1702-1703 Boston, MA Small Pox
> 1706 Charleston Yellow Fever
> 1711-1712 South Carolina Small Pox
> 1713 Boston Measles
> 1715-1725 Most of the Colonies Small Pox
> 1721 Boston, MA Small Pox
> 1723-1730 Boston, NY,Philadelphia Small Pox
> 1729 Boston Measles
> 1732 Charleston & New York Yellow Fever
> 1732-3 Worldwide Influenza
> 1735-1740 New England Small Pox, Scarlet Fever & Diphtheria
> 1734 Virginia Yellow Fever
> 1738 South Carolina Smallpox
> 1739-40 Boston Measles
> 1741 Virginia Yellow Fever
> 1747 CT,NY,PA,SC Measles
> 1752 Boston, MA Small Pox
> 1759 N. Amer Measles
> 1760-1761 CT, RI, Mass.,Charleston Small Pox
> 1761 N. Amer and West Indies Influenza
> 1762 Philadelphia Yellow Fever
> 1763 Philadelphia Throat Distemper
> 1764 Boston, MA Small Pox
> 1769 New York Throat Distemper
> 1772 N. America Measles
> 1772-1774 New England Small Pox
> 1775 N.Amer[especially NE] Epidemic Unknown
> 1775-6 Worldwide [severe epidemics] Influenza
> 1776 Boston, MA Small Pox
> 1778 Boston, MA Small Pox
> 1783 Dover, DE ["extremely fatal"] Bilious Disorder
> 1788 Philadelphia and New York Measles
> 1792 Boston, MA Small Pox
> 1793 Vermont[a "putrid" fever] Influenza
> 1793 VA [killed 500 in 5 co.'s in 4 wks] Influenza
> 1793 Philadelphia [severe epidemics] Yellow Fever
> 1793 Harrisburg, PA [many unexplained deaths] Cause Unknown
> 1793 Middletown, PA [many mysterious deaths] Cause Unknown
> 1794 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever
> 1796-7 Philadelphia, PA Yellow Fever
> 1798 Philadelphia, PA [severe] Yellow Fever
> 1803 New York Yellow Fever
> 1820-3 Nationwide [starts-Schuylkill River and spreads] "Fever"
> 1831-2 Nationwide [brought by English emigrants] Asiatic Cholera
> 1832 NY City and other major cities Cholera
> 1833 Columbus, OH Cholera
> 1834 New York City Cholera
> 1837 Philadelphia Typhus
> 1841 Nationwide [severe in the south] Yellow Fever
> 1847 New Orleans Yellow Fever
> 1847-8 Worldwide Influenza
> 1848-9 North America Cholera
> 1849 New York Cholera
> 1850 Nationwide Yellow Fever
> 1850-1 North America Influenza
> 1851 Coles Co., IL, The Great Plains, and Missouri - Cholera
> 1852 Nationwide [New Orleans-8,000 die in summer] - Yellow Fever
> 1855 Nationwide [many parts] Yellow Fever
> 1857-9 Worldwide [devasating epidemics] Influenza
> 1860-1 Pennsylvania Smallpox
> 1865-73 Philadelphia, NY, Boston, New Orleans - Smallpox
> Baltimore, Memphis, Washington DC - Cholera
> A series of recurring epidemics of: Typhus, Typhoid, Scarlet Fever, Yellow
> 1873-5 N. America and Europe Influenza
> 1878 New Orleans [last great epidemic] Yellow Fever
> 1885 Plymouth, PA Typhoid
> 1886 Jacksonville, FL Yellow Fever
> 1918 Worldwide[high point yr] more people were hospitalized in WWI from
this epidemic than wounds. US Army training camps became death camps, with
80% death rate in some camps of Influenza.
Dick, your Upstate NY Gen. is wonderful, and really helped me! Thanks for
posting it! I like your blog, too.
At 09:18 PM 11/9/2005 -0500, Dick Hillenbrand wrote:
>I just posted a BLOG that will help people looking for old books,
>either to purchase or read on-line. http://ny-genes.blogspot.com/
>While you are at it check out my website for Upstate New York
>Search Family and Local Histories for stories about your family and the
>areas they lived. Over 85 million names added in the last 12 months.
>Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13966/rd.ashx
I just posted a BLOG that will help people looking for old books,
either to purchase or read on-line. http://ny-genes.blogspot.com/
While you are at it check out my website for Upstate New York
Here is an exciting announcement that I recently put on my BLOG. Check out my website and BLOG site for current happenings in UpstateNew York Genealogy.Dick Hillenbrand
website: www.ny-genes.comblog: http://ny-genes.blogspot.com/
LDS Digitizing Books, on-line NOW at BYU !!!
Oh BOY, here we go!
A dream coming true. The Family History Library is starting todigitize their book holdings, mostly family histories to date, andthey are putting them on-line, fully search able by any word oradvanced search combinations.
Five thousand plus of these books are on the Brigham Young UniversityLibrary servers and readily accessible, NOW!
Here is a partial clip of an announcement I just received and I haveonly made a quick check of how to find them and how to search, but itis very exciting
"…the LDS Family History Library has announced that it has begun theprocess of digitizing and making available on the Internet all of theFamily History books in their collection. These are primarily books inthe "929.273Series" that are currently housed on the first floor ofthe Family History Library (previously housed on the fourth floor ofthe Joseph Smith Memorial Building). At the present time (September2005), about 5000 books have been digitized and are available, andthey have announced that they are adding about 100 titles a week tothe on-line collection. Copyright issues are playing a role indetermining the order in which they progress through this task; booksout of copyright are being done first."
Go to the web site of the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU athttp://www.lib.byu.edu/ , then on the home page, follow the links:Find Other Materials; Electronic; On Line Collections at BYU; TextCollections tab; Family History Archive from the list of collectionsthat are displayed. The search box on the left seems to be he one tofind your books at and the search box on the right is for searchingwithin the pages on screen.
I have not used it enough yet to be proficient, but you bet I'll bechecking this little treasure out, a lot!--Dick Hillenbrand
website: www.ny-genes.comblog: http://ny-genes.blogspot.com/
I personally have never heard of this house but will send this out to our list and see if anyone does know anything about it.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 4:50 PM
Subject: Research Question
We have a client who owns a large wall tapestry that has the following marking:
The Property of Harriet Maria House Orleans County N. Y. 1826
Is there is anything you can tell me about this marking that would be helpful to us in identify the piece for our client as well as the estimated value of this wonderful tapestry?
Thank you for your assistance.
Trish Courtney and Dan Croken
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