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Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 21:31:00 EDT
Subject: looking for Methodist church
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is there a Methodist church in Cold Spring NY? My gggrandparents were
married there in 1850 by a Rev Sellick. Their names are Lyman P Harris & Exa
Baker. Perhaps there may be records of them as I am researching my family
and they had 3 children one which was my greatgrandfather Lebrun L b Aug
1851. The other 2 are Charles N b May 1855 & George Albert b April 1863.
Any info is greatly appreciated. email tjtjlewis1(a)cs.com Jane in Florida
Can anyone on this list who lives in Putnam Co. assist me with obtaining
copies of any newspaper obituaries or death notices for Walter and Carrie
Walter died 1/24/1992, and Carrie in May of 1996. SSDI shows the last
residence as Carmel for both.
If you can do this, please contact me off-list, and I will send you a stamped
return envelope and reimbursement for copying.
To researchers of the surnames GARRISON and DePEW,
Someone on eBay is auctioning off a volume of NYG&B reviews which contain
the following articles.
The NY Genealogical & Biographical Society, 1993, 313 pp, index, in five
issues in wraps with slight soiling, previous owner was a smoker. As in
many journals the articles are continued from issue to issue, some of the
articles included are:
Garrison - Gerritsen Descendants
Origins of the Delamater & DuBois families
Family Records - Van Brackle, Polhemus, Paret
Family Records - DePew - DuPuy, Larcom
Wm White of NY
Marriage Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Staten Island 1790-1825
Hugh Rose Family record
Jonas Wood "Halifax" of Huntington
John Harrison of NY, PA, NJ
The Verschuer Family of Bushwick
Heermance Family Record
Desc of George Wood of Fairfield CT
I am looking for information on the parents of Samuel H. Gifford born 6 May
1806 at Mt. Carmel (near Patterson) NY. He married Caroline B. Leslie on 30
Jan 1833. Records indicate that Samuel's parents were Nehimiah Gifford, who
was show to have lived in Patterson and was a member of the Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church. His wife is listed as Elizabeth ???.
Any leads or recommendations as where to search for information appreciated.
Thanks, Don Day
Thanks to everyone who responded to my query about an on-line source for specific microfilm reel numbers.
As many noted these can be found at your local Family History Center. However I can no longer travel to the nearest one which can't exactly be described as "local". Consequently I haven't seen any census for quite a while.
However, though my local public branch library declines to install a microfilm reader or get involved with ordering microfilm, my former library did. Not only was the NJ librarian able to order census film, but could order the NY state census films and even ordered hardcopy volumes of genealogies on interlibrary loan. My current county main library can do the same but happens to be in the same town as the FHC. Your library will probably ask you to pay for the microfilm rental costs. In fact my "local" FHC prefers that you do your census reading at the county library to save their own readers for other FHL microfilm.
Check with your own local public library. Perhaps their Friends of the Library group might even consider buying a reader.
I once owned a booklet that had the census information in it. I may have purchased when visiting the US archives when they were in Bayone NJ - a really neat way to check on all those miscellaneous census references you have tucked away. The regional archives have ALL the census films and some other stuff too. As I recall they also had a hard copy of all the AIS [Associated Indexing Service] on the premises. They unfortunately moved to NYC.
Here is what I learned in surfing. Both the US government and Heritage Quest will rent film directly to an individual. There is also a Census Microfilm Expeditors which sells census film at $12.95/roll (unbelievable price) http://www.censusmicrofilm.com/.
The Feds: For individuals the rental cost is 1-4 rolls $3.25 each + $3 p&h. This is for 30 days. You pay a start up fee of $25 for a lifetime membership and the booklet I mentioned above. You also get two free rentals. You can also purchase films directly for $34.
The Feds list each film by year [an M.. number] and location [number 1. thru...] is at
http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/census/1790-1890/17901890.html for 1790 -1890. Later years on another page.
Heritage Quest also requires you become a member (@$29.95. They rent at 1 9 titles at $3.25 + $3 p&h -30 days. They also sell micro film reels and CD-ROMs at discount to members (special deal of buy 3 census CDs and get 1 free until July 31) .
Their individual listing of each county census by year and reel is at:
http://www.heritagequest.com/ProdFind2/census.htm (very well done.)
Hope this widens horizons for those who can't travel to FHCs or central libraries. My new high powered microfilm scanner has arrived and only needs some census film.
Thank to everyone who took the time to respond to my plea for help.
Little Egg Harbor NJ
> 2. Does anyone have a record of the markers in the cemetery of the Kent
> Fishkill Baptist Church in the Town of Kent? I am seeking the headstone of
> Laura (Lorain) Davis Washburn who died in 1859. The funeral services were
> conducted by the Reverend Nathaniel Robinson.
I guess that you are using the "Funerals by Elder Robinson" and the
listing "Apr. 28, 1859 - Fun. of Daniel Washburns wife - Pond".
I checked the listings for Kent-Fishkill Baptist Church in B.S. Buys,
no entries for any Washburn's (or Davis' for that matter.)
According to "Index of Gravestones for the People of Putnam Co, NY"
by Glendon E. Wheeler (available from Kinship), there is a likely
entry for them in "They All Rest Together" by Rev. Floyd Fisher.
I don't have a copy of this book (I _want_ one!!!!), but I will
see if my researcher can add your query to my own list.
I have an ancestor, Sarah Jane Secor (1810-1882) who may have married
a Washburn before she married my ancestor, Isaiah Booth (1822-1891)
around 1843 (started having kids in 1844). I'm still trying to sort
everything out on her.
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According to my husband who is a Baptist, the letter is a letter of
membership in a particular Baptist church. "Dismissed by letter" means
either that a person asked for his letter of membership so he could join
another Baptist church or for some reason just wanted to disassociate himself
with his church of membership and so wanted his letter removed from their
Kent Cliffs is just below the Dutchess County border about half way between
Conn. and the Hudson River, next to Fehnestock Mamorial State Park.
In this case the word 'dismissed' does not carry the 'punishment'
Generally speaking the Baptist Church used the expression Received by
letter or dismissed by letter to record transfers between churches,
although the Baptist Churches had a very 'loose' connection and did not
have any common rules among all the churches. It is dificult to interpret
their records for this reason. They also do not do infant Baptisms, which
is another gap in the records.
I was stumped by the initaial M.G.S in their records for a long time. It
means 'Member in good standing'.
Bill Staples, WE (Worker Emeritus)
Genealogy Home Page at:
"Unless you'r the lead dog, the view never changes"
Researching Family History of HOLMES (NY/CT), DEHART (STATEN ISLAND)
STAPLES(NY/NJ/CT), ELMS(NY), BANKS(CT) , WYGANT(NY)
1. Can anyone tell me where Kent Cliffs is?
2. Does anyone have a record of the markers in the cemetery of the Kent
Fishkill Baptist Church in the Town of Kent? I am seeking the headstone of
Laura (Lorain) Davis Washburn who died in 1859. The funeral services were
conducted by the Reverend Nathaniel Robinson.
3. In the Baptist Church what does "Dismissed by Letter" mean?
Appreciate any help.
Does anyone know if the film numbers of individual Federal census
microfilms are available on line?
Decided to order in films myself. [My local library wants nothing to do
with viewing or ordering.]
As requested by various mailing list members, I've transcribed and posted
the following sketches from Pelletreau's "History of Putnam County":
* La Fayette Post of Kent
* The Fowlers of Southeast
* Joel Conklin of Putnam Valley
* Oscar H. Speedling of Philipstown
* Warren S. Paddock of Southeast
To find links to each of these entries, go to the What's New page on the
Putnam web site.
NYGenWeb Putnam Cty. Coordinator
I have just read and signed the online petition:
"National Cemetery Protection Act"
hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
Susan R. Bedson
In case you haven't heard yet, the new ANCESTORS television series on PBS
in the States has begun to air this month.
In NYC, it begins Saturday, July 1, at 4:30 p.m. on WNET/Channel
13. However, in some other places around the country it may have began
earlier in June.
Info on the series can be found at:
The series is 13 weeks long and each segment tells a story submitted by an
amateur genealogist which details how specific records were used in the
research. Experts also give information on using the records. Details of
each segment are up on the web site along with photos, streaming video, and
links to other sites.