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Yes, I'm on the Corrections/Findings Elf & sent it off to Don already.
Merry CHRISTmas, New YAWK!!!!!
From: Cathycowell <cathycowell(a)yahoo.com>
Not my family however you can contact IGG/GGG and they can add it to you to their lists. Just provide the same data as you have mentioned below.
> On Dec 25, 2015, at 4:06 PM, mizscarlettny via <nybrooklyn(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> I have a marriage certificate that is not my family.
> This groom's name is missing from the IGG/GGG Marriage Index,
> and this marriage is missing from the Brooklyn Homepage's "Marriages."
> If this is your family and you'd like the certificate, please email me off list.
> KINGS COUNTY MARRIAGE
> 1878/ March 19th
> GROOM: William Hall MACKIE
> 137 Yates Ave
> Age: 25y
> Occupation: Shoe business
> Place of Birth: N.Y.
> Father's Name: Andrew
> Mother's Maiden Name: Amelia BEBEE or BEEBER
> No of Groom's Marriage: 1
> Bride: Mary SCANDLON [may appear as SCANELLON]
> 137 Yates Avenue
> Age: 19y
> Place of Birth: Staten Island
> Father's Name: Bernard Cameron SCANDLON
> Mother's Maiden Name: Mary Ann BRADY
> No of Bride's Marriage: 1
> Officiant: Lewis Ray FOOTE, Clergyman
> Witnesses: Mrs. L. R. FOOTE [wife of officiant?]
> Miss Ella CRANDELL
> Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
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I have a marriage certificate that is not my family.
This groom's name is missing from the IGG/GGG Marriage Index,
and this marriage is missing from the Brooklyn Homepage's "Marriages."
If this is your family and you'd like the certificate, please email me off list.
KINGS COUNTY MARRIAGE
1878/ March 19th
GROOM: William Hall MACKIE
137 Yates Ave
Occupation: Shoe business
Place of Birth: N.Y.
Father's Name: Andrew
Mother's Maiden Name: Amelia BEBEE or BEEBER
No of Groom's Marriage: 1
Bride: Mary SCANDLON [may appear as SCANELLON]
137 Yates Avenue
Place of Birth: Staten Island
Father's Name: Bernard Cameron SCANDLON
Mother's Maiden Name: Mary Ann BRADY
No of Bride's Marriage: 1
Officiant: Lewis Ray FOOTE, Clergyman
Witnesses: Mrs. L. R. FOOTE [wife of officiant?]
Miss Ella CRANDELL
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
The NYC Municipal Archives has NYC Civil Employees' films, approx 1890 - 1920.
Before 1898, city employees are listed in alphabetical order by surname [New York County]. Results of these searches are just one line entries showing: name, job title, and annual salary.
In 1898, when five counties joined to form Greater New York City, these Civil Service films became more complicated to search. Searchers *must* know the specific county and department where your ancestor worked. When searching for teachers, police or fire employees, it helps to know their more specific school or district.
Films are organized by calendar year, then separated by county within the same film. Results for Greater New York City are very genealogically interesting. From a one name search you will glean: name and home address, job title and location, annual salary, start date and date of retirement. Each film begins with the Department of Education, divided by school name.
In the 1898 + section, thousands of city employees are listed at: NYC Board of Education including Evening Schools, City Hospital at Blackwell's, Randall Island, City Home at Blackwell's, Kings County Hospital, Cumberland Street Hospital, court employees, fire by engine and hook and ladder company names, Bellevue and Harlem Hospitals, to name a few.
A job title such as "stoker," one who keeps facilities heated, could be difficult to search as every building would have several such employees. Knowing the county and department where your ancestor worked will make your search time manageable.
The key to tracing your clan back to Poland is to determine their original Polish names, first and last-including maiden names for women. Follow these steps to establish their names!
Look for Changes in Spelling
The name you know your ancestor by from North American records may or may not be the same one he or she used back home. Like other immigrants, Poles sometimes "translated" their given names to the English equivalents (Jan becomes John; Katarzyna becomes Katherine).
Check for Misinterpretations
Because Polish orthography is so different from English, immigrants often altered the spelling or pronunciation of surnames to make them look and sound less foreign. The Polish alphabet has 32 letters - 9 vowels and 23 consonants (note that q, v, and x are not normally used). The additional letters with diacriticals (accent marks) were often misinterpreted:
It's not uncommon to discover the given name W��adys��aw transcribed as Wtadystaw. The surname Zdziebko is might be listed as Fdziebko because the Z was written in the European manner, with a crossbar through the middle.
Establish When the Change Occurred
These name changes generally occurred after arrival in the United States or Canada, so expect your ancestors to appear in earlier records, including passenger arrival lists, with their Polish names. This is where it helps to understand Polish naming practices. Roman Catholics, for example, would often name a child after a saint whose feast day was celebrated on or near the baby's date of birth or baptism. Books that can help you determine given names in Latin, Polish and German, and find surname spellings, include Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings by William "Fred" Hoffman and First Names of the Polish Commonwealth: Origins and Meanings by William F. Hoffman and George W. Helon (both from the Polish Genealogical Society of America).
Create a List
Use this information to create a list of the surnames and first names you're searching, as well as potential alternate spellings and variations to look for in online databases and print indexes.
I hope this brings you closer to yourancestors,