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    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Last Day of This Group - New Location
    2. John Warther
    3. Randy, Thank you for writing. As List Owner, I did not set up a new list to replace this one. Instead, I want to draw people's attention to Pennsylvania groups that were set up in Groups.IO, particularly with new subgroups. I don't think there is a specific Pittsburgh group set up at this time, but there is an Allegheny County group. If you join one of these groups, you can also put a hashtag such as #pittsburgh in order to identify a specific question that pertains to the city. You can do this for other places. I joined the Pennsylvania group, and I joined the Allegheny County subgroup. I joined both of the groups you mentioned in your email. You might consider joining one or both of these groups to see if they work for you. You might have to join the Pennsylvania group as well as the Allegheny group. Farewell to everyone. After today, no one will be able to post to this group, although any messages that have been posted in the past will be searchable in the Archives of Rootsweb. Maybe we'll meet again in one of the new groups. John Warther List Administrator On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 5:58 PM RandyC <Randy@clanlore.com> wrote: > Does anyone know the official new location of this group? > > At this point I know of two lists at Groups.io where of subscribers to > this list have gone > > https://pennsylvania-gen.groups.io/g/PAAllegheny - This one has 25 > members so far > > https://pagenweb.groups.io/g/Allegheny - and this one has 10 members > > > Does anyone know of any others > > RandyC > >

    03/01/2020 07:26:52
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Last Day of This Group - New Location
    2. RandyC
    3. Does anyone know the official new location of this group? At this point I know of two lists at Groups.io where of subscribers to this list have gone https://pennsylvania-gen.groups.io/g/PAAllegheny - This one has 25 members so far https://pagenweb.groups.io/g/Allegheny - and this one has 10 members Does anyone know of any others RandyC

    03/01/2020 03:56:11
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Good bye Rootsweb
    2. Lynn Detrano
    3. -----Original Message----- From: RandyC <Randy@ClanLore.com> To: pa-pittsburgh <pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com> Sent: Fri, Feb 28, 2020 1:15 pm Subject: [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Good bye Rootsweb At this point I know of two lists of the Pittsburgh area of old rootsweb list subscribers https://pennsylvania-gen.groups.io/g/PAAllegheny   -  This one has 25 members so far https://pagenweb.groups.io/g/Allegheny -  and this one has 10 members For searching I try - Pennsylvania Rootsweb - and get 28 groups and Pennsylvania Genealogy  -  I get 41 groups Then there is this fellow https://groups.io/g/PennsylvaniaGenLists He is planning on listing them all out, but like all of us, he is just getting started RandyC On 2/28/2020 1:08 AM, find_family via PA-PITTSBURGH wrote: > I just looked at https://groups.io to see what Genealogy-related groups may exist, and discovered if any do they would be hard to find - unless one knows the exact names of the new groups being setup. > Too bad all genealogy-family history related groups didn't begin with "FH" and then the individual group names (state, city, country).  Or is that a way to group all the related new "lists" so that they can be found easily? > Mixed among the groups that begin with PA are the following: > Publicly Listed Groups  (Starting with P) > > PA-BLOOMING-GROVE > A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Blooming Grove settlement, a German Dunker settlement established in 1804 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and the ancestors and descendants of its residents. This is a replacement for the RootsWeb mailing list that will become defunct in March 2020 > pa-roots / Friends of PA-Roots >  This list serves as a Newsletter to keep visitors and friends of PA-Roots.com updated on what's happening at PA-Roots.com The premier source for Pennsylvania Genealogy. > > PABEAVER / Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group >  Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABEAVER. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Beaver County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of west central Pennsylvania and east central Ohio. >  Created: Jan 30 > > PABERKS / PABERKS Rootsweb Group >  PABERKS is now expanded to include PASCHUYL and PANORTHU Lists from Rootsweb. Researching these counties often overlap each other so it made sense to combine them into one group.Berks County, Pennsylvania. Also encompasses the counties that formed out of Berks County including Schuylkill and Northumberland. Also the Delaware Valley region. A discussion group for those interested in the histo... >  Created: Jan 12 > PABRADFO / Bradford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group >  Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABRADFO. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Bradford County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of northeastern Pennsylvania and south central New York State. >  Created: Jan 30 > > PABUTLER / BUTLER County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group >  Welcome to the Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group.PLEASE SAVE THIS INFORMATION so you have it for future reference.PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE of your fellow list members. Some folks are beginners at computers and some to genealogy. The world is a better place when we are all patient with each other. Personal attacks, criticism, or flaming are never permitted.HOW DO YOU POST? Send ... >  Created: Jan 12 > One has to scan through several pages (10++) to find all PA-related groups. > I hope there will be a directory where all new genealogy-related new groups will be easily found.  (Wonder if any of the country-related groups will follow suit. > > > -----I began checking all my Yahoo accounts, the ones I used for posting on various messages and answers for the last 20-30 years.  And discovered that one of them was "wiped clean" - no Contacts, no Inbox messages, not Folder messages - all GONE!  (All my Yahoo groups shared the same password - that still works - last year.  Since I  am not actively researching family history I don't check these accounts.)  And now Yahoo Pro help is a $5/month subscription. > Luckily I began checking other Yahoo accounts and discovered your messages and invitations only in this one.  (The other accounts are not actively registered in other message boards at this time.) > > > > > > Ralph from Chicago > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community >    _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/28/2020 11:17:55
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Good bye Rootsweb
    2. RandyC
    3. At this point I know of two lists of the Pittsburgh area of old rootsweb list subscribers https://pennsylvania-gen.groups.io/g/PAAllegheny - This one has 25 members so far https://pagenweb.groups.io/g/Allegheny - and this one has 10 members For searching I try - Pennsylvania Rootsweb - and get 28 groups and Pennsylvania Genealogy - I get 41 groups Then there is this fellow https://groups.io/g/PennsylvaniaGenLists He is planning on listing them all out, but like all of us, he is just getting started RandyC On 2/28/2020 1:08 AM, find_family via PA-PITTSBURGH wrote: > I just looked at https://groups.io to see what Genealogy-related groups may exist, and discovered if any do they would be hard to find - unless one knows the exact names of the new groups being setup. > Too bad all genealogy-family history related groups didn't begin with "FH" and then the individual group names (state, city, country). Or is that a way to group all the related new "lists" so that they can be found easily? > Mixed among the groups that begin with PA are the following: > Publicly Listed Groups (Starting with P) > > PA-BLOOMING-GROVE > A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Blooming Grove settlement, a German Dunker settlement established in 1804 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and the ancestors and descendants of its residents. This is a replacement for the RootsWeb mailing list that will become defunct in March 2020 > pa-roots / Friends of PA-Roots > This list serves as a Newsletter to keep visitors and friends of PA-Roots.com updated on what's happening at PA-Roots.com The premier source for Pennsylvania Genealogy. > > PABEAVER / Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group > Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABEAVER. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Beaver County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of west central Pennsylvania and east central Ohio. > Created: Jan 30 > > PABERKS / PABERKS Rootsweb Group > PABERKS is now expanded to include PASCHUYL and PANORTHU Lists from Rootsweb. Researching these counties often overlap each other so it made sense to combine them into one group.Berks County, Pennsylvania. Also encompasses the counties that formed out of Berks County including Schuylkill and Northumberland. Also the Delaware Valley region. A discussion group for those interested in the histo... > Created: Jan 12 > PABRADFO / Bradford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group > Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABRADFO. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Bradford County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of northeastern Pennsylvania and south central New York State. > Created: Jan 30 > > PABUTLER / BUTLER County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group > Welcome to the Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group.PLEASE SAVE THIS INFORMATION so you have it for future reference.PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE of your fellow list members. Some folks are beginners at computers and some to genealogy. The world is a better place when we are all patient with each other. Personal attacks, criticism, or flaming are never permitted.HOW DO YOU POST? Send ... > Created: Jan 12 > One has to scan through several pages (10++) to find all PA-related groups. > I hope there will be a directory where all new genealogy-related new groups will be easily found. (Wonder if any of the country-related groups will follow suit. > > > -----I began checking all my Yahoo accounts, the ones I used for posting on various messages and answers for the last 20-30 years. And discovered that one of them was "wiped clean" - no Contacts, no Inbox messages, not Folder messages - all GONE! (All my Yahoo groups shared the same password - that still works - last year. Since I am not actively researching family history I don't check these accounts.) And now Yahoo Pro help is a $5/month subscription. > Luckily I began checking other Yahoo accounts and discovered your messages and invitations only in this one. (The other accounts are not actively registered in other message boards at this time.) > > > > > > Ralph from Chicago > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community >

    02/28/2020 11:13:33
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Good bye Rootsweb
    2. There are actually quite a few genealogy groups hosted by IO Groups. If you are interested in groups relating to PA, there are several with names that begin with Pa-roots . Try searching on that term. There are others for counties in the state that have names set up using this format: PABUTLER. In some cases, the name of the county is truncated. You can find them with a search. Finally, there is a well-organized group with the Pennsylvania-GEN as the top level, a group that covers the entire state. There are also groups for counties tied in with it, and those groups are named using the format of Pennsylvania-Gen | PAAllegheny. This is just one of the groups; there are groups for most, and perhaps all, of the counties in Pennsylvania. If you are interested in the Scots Irish population in PA, there is a group on IO called Scotch-Irish-Gen . A search on the word "genealogy" in OI brings up more than 1500 groups. I agree that IO's searching leaves something to be desired. Regarding Yahoo, those groups went away a couple of years ago and many of those groups that were still active moved to IO. Cindy in Maryland who is originally from western Pennsylvania -----Original Message----- From: find_family via PA-PITTSBURGH <pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com> Sent: Friday, February 28, 2020 4:08 AM To: PA Mercer Co <pamercer@rootsweb.com>; pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com; FL-Pinellas - Post <flpinell@rootsweb.com> Cc: find_family <find_family@yahoo.com> Subject: [PA-PITTSBURGH] Good bye Rootsweb I just looked at https://groups.io to see what Genealogy-related groups may exist, and discovered if any do they would be hard to find - unless one knows the exact names of the new groups being setup. Too bad all genealogy-family history related groups didn't begin with "FH" and then the individual group names (state, city, country). Or is that a way to group all the related new "lists" so that they can be found easily? Mixed among the groups that begin with PA are the following: Publicly Listed Groups (Starting with P) PA-BLOOMING-GROVE A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Blooming Grove settlement, a German Dunker settlement established in 1804 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and the ancestors and descendants of its residents. This is a replacement for the RootsWeb mailing list that will become defunct in March 2020 pa-roots / Friends of PA-Roots This list serves as a Newsletter to keep visitors and friends of PA-Roots.com updated on what's happening at PA-Roots.com The premier source for Pennsylvania Genealogy. PABEAVER / Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABEAVER. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Beaver County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of west central Pennsylvania and east central Ohio. Created: Jan 30 PABERKS / PABERKS Rootsweb Group PABERKS is now expanded to include PASCHUYL and PANORTHU Lists from Rootsweb. Researching these counties often overlap each other so it made sense to combine them into one group.Berks County, Pennsylvania. Also encompasses the counties that formed out of Berks County including Schuylkill and Northumberland. Also the Delaware Valley region. A discussion group for those interested in the histo... Created: Jan 12 PABRADFO / Bradford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABRADFO. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Bradford County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of northeastern Pennsylvania and south central New York State. Created: Jan 30 PABUTLER / BUTLER County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group Welcome to the Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group.PLEASE SAVE THIS INFORMATION so you have it for future reference.PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE of your fellow list members. Some folks are beginners at computers and some to genealogy. The world is a better place when we are all patient with each other. Personal attacks, criticism, or flaming are never permitted.HOW DO YOU POST? Send ... Created: Jan 12 One has to scan through several pages (10++) to find all PA-related groups. I hope there will be a directory where all new genealogy-related new groups will be easily found. (Wonder if any of the country-related groups will follow suit. -----I began checking all my Yahoo accounts, the ones I used for posting on various messages and answers for the last 20-30 years. And discovered that one of them was "wiped clean" - no Contacts, no Inbox messages, not Folder messages - all GONE! (All my Yahoo groups shared the same password - that still works - last year. Since I am not actively researching family history I don't check these accounts.) And now Yahoo Pro help is a $5/month subscription. Luckily I began checking other Yahoo accounts and discovered your messages and invitations only in this one. (The other accounts are not actively registered in other message boards at this time.) Ralph from Chicago _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/28/2020 06:13:07
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Good bye Rootsweb
    2. find_family
    3. I just looked at https://groups.io to see what Genealogy-related groups may exist, and discovered if any do they would be hard to find - unless one knows the exact names of the new groups being setup. Too bad all genealogy-family history related groups didn't begin with "FH" and then the individual group names (state, city, country).  Or is that a way to group all the related new "lists" so that they can be found easily? Mixed among the groups that begin with PA are the following: Publicly Listed Groups (Starting with P) PA-BLOOMING-GROVE A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Blooming Grove settlement, a German Dunker settlement established in 1804 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and the ancestors and descendants of its residents. This is a replacement for the RootsWeb mailing list that will become defunct in March 2020 pa-roots / Friends of PA-Roots This list serves as a Newsletter to keep visitors and friends of PA-Roots.com updated on what's happening at PA-Roots.com The premier source for Pennsylvania Genealogy. PABEAVER / Beaver County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABEAVER. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Beaver County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of west central Pennsylvania and east central Ohio. Created: Jan 30 PABERKS / PABERKS Rootsweb Group PABERKS is now expanded to include PASCHUYL and PANORTHU Lists from Rootsweb. Researching these counties often overlap each other so it made sense to combine them into one group.Berks County, Pennsylvania. Also encompasses the counties that formed out of Berks County including Schuylkill and Northumberland. Also the Delaware Valley region. A discussion group for those interested in the histo... Created: Jan 12 PABRADFO / Bradford County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, PABRADFO. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Bradford County, Pennsylvania including the surrounding region of northeastern Pennsylvania and south central New York State. Created: Jan 30 PABUTLER / BUTLER County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group Welcome to the Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group.PLEASE SAVE THIS INFORMATION so you have it for future reference.PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE of your fellow list members. Some folks are beginners at computers and some to genealogy. The world is a better place when we are all patient with each other. Personal attacks, criticism, or flaming are never permitted.HOW DO YOU POST? Send ... Created: Jan 12 One has to scan through several pages (10++) to find all PA-related groups. I hope there will be a directory where all new genealogy-related new groups will be easily found.   (Wonder if any of the country-related groups will follow suit. -----I began checking all my Yahoo accounts, the ones I used for posting on various messages and answers for the last 20-30 years.  And discovered that one of them was "wiped clean" - no Contacts, no Inbox messages, not Folder messages - all GONE!  (All my Yahoo groups shared the same password - that still works - last year.  Since I  am not actively researching family history I don't check these accounts.)  And now Yahoo Pro help is a $5/month subscription. Luckily I began checking other Yahoo accounts and discovered your messages and invitations only in this one.  (The other accounts are not actively registered in other message boards at this time.) Ralph from Chicago

    02/28/2020 02:08:22
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Institute Registration Dates for February: IGHR, GRIP, Gen-Fed
    2. Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
    3. IGHR is opening its registration this Saturday, Feb. 1 for the 13 courses offered July 26-31, 2020. The courses are held on the University of Georgia conference center in Athens, Georgia. Check them out at <https://ighr.gagensociety.org/> https://ighr.gagensociety.org/. You will see many of the same instructors as you see at other institutes and conferences. Gen-Fed has one course of 40 people taught at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Their registration opens on Saturday, February 22 for the forty seats. See <http://www.gen-fed.org/gen-fed-2020/> http://www.gen-fed.org/gen-fed-2020/ GRIP registration opens one week from today on Wednesday, Feb. 5 for the 20 different courses being offered this summer in three separate weeks in Pittsburgh. These courses are very popular so pay attention to the time that each week opens. (But don't be afraid of the wait list since we do accommodate most of it.) You can get the details at <http://www.GRIPitt.org/registration> www.GRIPitt.org/registration which was just revamped yesterday. So if you have read it before look again. There is new material there including a PDF of screen shots of the registration process. Each course has 18 sessions which are detailed along with any pre-requisites under the course name at <http://www.GRIPitt.org/courses> www.GRIPitt.org/courses. You can see that the last thing for each course is time to hand out certificates of attendance. GRIP is the most economical of the institute experiences with on-campus rooms and meals included in the housing package. The in-person experience means you not only benefit from the instructors' knowledge but the other students as well since you have all chosen the same course because of the same interest. There is a lot of camaraderie, sharing, and networking that benefits you even after you have left campus. Take a look at the courses and make your list of which one(s) you want to take from the top instructors in our field. These are the people you are reading their blogs and books and can give you insight into the subject that would take months or years to assimilate in other learning methods. If you want to learn on an accelerated path then institutes should be high on your priority list. See you there! -- Elissa Elissa Scalise Powell, Certified GenealogistR, Certified Genealogical Lecturer(SM) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania <http://www.powellgenealogy.com/> www.PowellGenealogy.com <http://www.gripitt.org/> www.GRIPitt.org - 20 different genealogy courses offered in 3 weeks: 21-26 June 2020, 6-10 July 2020, and 19-24 July 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA

    01/29/2020 04:00:24
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Pittsburgh List Ending, but New Option for Everyone!
    2. John Warther
    3. Dear Pittsburgh List, I am forwarding a message I received about our Rootsweb list ending. We haven't had an active list, but maybe you would like to be part of a list that has been set up for when our list ends on March 2. Please read through the following email from David Samuelson which tells about this new list. I have set up an account at this site (no charge), and I have joined this group. I think it has a lot more flexibility. Best wishes on your research. John List Owner, Pittsburgh List Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb In light of above announcement few days ago. New list set up to cover entire state as the start. https://groups.io/g/Pennsylvania-Gen You can see the description of the list Two ways to join scroll down to blue button "Join this Group" or Pennsylvania-Gen+subscribe@groups.io <mailto:Pennsylvania-Gen+subscribe@groups.io> David Samuelsen

    01/13/2020 12:42:05
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Burris Doudney Wood
    2. Kelley Davis
    3. Hello Ralph and rest of the list, My apologies for being silent the past few days, as I have been busy with work and family. I also have been chasing down some leads. I have found of the records you sent me and then some. I have narrowed the time period for which Burris died to between 1892 and 1900. His wife shows up on the 1900 census as Emma Woods in Wilmerding, living with son Clarence Jones and adopted daughter Luella and three boarders. The family could have moved there before Burris passed but since the McKeesport (Pennsylvania) city directories, which listed Wilmerding for the timeframe of the missing years, is not yet available via digital images (it's microfilm number 2156913 via FHL library, and of course ordering microfilm has been discontinued) I cannot ascertain when the family moved there. I am searching the surrounding area for death records, as there is no listing for Burris in the Allegheny City death registrations. I am currently searching the Death records, 1874-1903, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.familysearch.org_search_catalog_255289&d=DwIBaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=XEqpOjH-lCjVoRfBEnzR4zwfZhP9gD3kp212qYKoXb4&s=vrz_xVEULQjr_ND31qhsvdI7PhoS-xXFooon0bXgD8k&e=> to determine if he may be listed there, but thus fair it's been a fruitless search. I plan to check Registration of deaths, 1887-1905, in the boro of McKeesport, Pennsylvania <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.familysearch.org_search_catalog_956932&d=DwIBaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=XEqpOjH-lCjVoRfBEnzR4zwfZhP9gD3kp212qYKoXb4&s=mWU1zTuvNG8aV5qUzji76OdJtSBqzwZfQliKEunRQHw&e=> in the off chance that he died there, but since those images are locked on FamilySearch, I will have to wait until I am able to get to my local Family History Library to do a search. I have been able to determine that Emma was Emma Hunter before she married Raymond Jones. They had one son, Clarence Raymond (also listed as Charles Raymond), before divorcing (and I am having trouble reading on Burris/Emma's marriage license when Emma and Raymond divorced). She shows up in several directories, which I have combed by scrolling from 1860 until 1915 for this couple (merely because I decided a search of Emma for years 1915-1923 could wait until I checked for area death records for Burris). Besides the two you sent, here is what I was able to find... again, I have perused the directories by scrolling, searching for Wood/Woods and Emma or Burris or any variation of the name. *Pittsburgh and Allegheny directory, 1901* (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: R.L. Polk & Co. and R.L. Dudley, 1901), 1448, "Woods Emma wid Burr 1840 Cliff" *Pittsburgh directory, 1910* (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: R.L. Polk & Co. and R.L. Dudley, 1910), 1629, "Wood Emma wid Burris 1403 Page" *Pittsburgh directory, 1913* (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: R.L. Polk & Co and R. L. Dudley, 1913), 1726, "Wood Emma wid Benres 1502 Buena Vista" - this is also the address she is listed as living at in the 1910 enumeration of the Federal Census, living with daughter Luella Woods and grandson Paul Jones *Pittsburgh directory, 1914* (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: R.L. Polk & Co. and R.L. Dudley, 1914), 1840, "Wood Emma wid B1502 Buena Vista" *Pittsburgh directory, 1915* (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: R.L. Polk & Co. and R.L. Dudley, 1915), 1920, "Wood Emma wid Benj 1502 Buena Vista" The Seneca address is also listed for her son for the years 1905-1907, and was listed as his address when he married. I am still working on research on Clarence/Charles Raymond Jones as well with hopes it will lead back to her and Burris. The 1920 Federal census enumerated Emma as living at 78 Strauss Street with her grandson Paul Jones. Her death record, in which the informant was her son C. R. Jones, lists her address as 79 Strauss. She died 13 Feb 1923 at the Presbyterian Hospital in the 22nd ward of Pittsburgh from senile dementia and was buried, as stated in a previous post by listers, at United Cemetery on 15 February 1923. A death notice appeared in *The Pittsburgh Press *on 14 February 1923, page 29 (per Newspapers.com) that makes no mention of her husband, her adopted daughter or her grandson, but that was pretty common for the era. While my original query has not yet been answered, I have a great deal to do still thanks to new leads - I am still searching some of the local areas in the off chance that Burris died in the area around McKeesport and Wilmerding.... I am also working on thoroughly researching C.R. Jones and Paul Jones,, I am going to see if I can find information on Luella Woods (and whether or not she was adopted before or after Burris' death), and track down the divorce records for Raymond Jones and Emma. The hopes is one of these will lead me back to a death record or date for Burris. He is the only one of his siblings for which I do not have a death record, and right now I am thankful that leads given to me by this list has helped me narrow down his death date window. Thanks! Kelley Wood-Davis Norwalk, Iowa Paternal side - Allegheny County

    08/28/2018 11:22:51
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Ben Avon - Avonworth High School
    2. Fontaine Wiatt
    3. Thank you. No luck with Ancestry nor findagrave. I'll try the school. William -------------------------------------------- On Mon, 8/27/18, find_family <find_family@yahoo.com> wrote: Subject: Ben Avon High School (Fontaine Wiatt) To: "pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com" <pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com>, "Fontaine Wiatt" <f.wiatt@yahoo.com> Date: Monday, August 27, 2018, 4:09 PM My 3C1R cousin from Pittsburgh came through with answers the school question. (I highlighted dates in yellow) https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.edline.net_pages_Avonworth-5FSchool-5FDistrict_Our-5FDistrict_Staying-5FConnected_Alumni-5F-5F-5FHistory&d=DwIFaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=tPeVzO0KAvhErgsFom9kOgvpNkMayaJd4aG3OSUsQZ8&s=meqpE00lYAsW43gzg6fFClfZobVH72GPdsxHyyCVeek&e= "On July 1, 1938 the former school districts of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth, and Kilbuck Township joined to form the Avonworth Union School District, it was the first Union School District in Pennsylvania. In 1955, Ohio Township closed their small schoolhouses and   joined Avonworth. By 1967, the Pennsylvania Department of Education formally approved the formation of the Avonworth School District and a new high school became reality in 1970 on 43 acres of the Crawford farm." Ancestry will probably have yearbooks covering the years wanted, or the school will have a library archive. Good luck with finding the elusive alumni Jane Wyatt (not the actress by same name). Oh, did you think to check obits, Find-a-Grave, marriage listings, .... Ralph from Chicago - in DIGEST mode (US and Chicago Research primarily)

    08/27/2018 06:28:46
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Burris Doudney Wood
    2. find_family
    3. Kelley/Kalita, did you discover the same info as my 3C1R who wishes to remain nameless? Isearched Ancestry.com and found twodirectory entries that suggest Burris D. Wood b1849 had died by 1904. Iconfirmed that 1850 showed residence with parents Burris D. & Julia in EastBirmingham, now South Side, Pittsburgh. Iconfirmed that 1860 showed residence with widow Julia in Temperanceville,opposite the Point of Pittsburgh. Iconfirmed that 1870 showed residence with widow Julia in McClure, now part ofNorth Side (old Allegheny City), Pittsburgh. Ifound the marriage record 29 Dec 1887 to Emma Jones. ThenI found 1904 City Directory "Emma wid Burr 2 Seneca" which is'uptown' Pittsburgh, now bordering Oakland, Pittsburgh. Andlastly I found 1916 directory "Emma (wid Burr D.) h 1502 Buena Vista"which is now in the Mexican War Streets, North Side (old Allegheny City),Pittsburgh. Idid not happen to find burial for any Burr Wood other than B.D. Wood, theSteamboat Captain. Isuggest Union Dale or Allegheny Cemetery since they were the biggest, nearest,most obvious locations to previous addresses. Contact Directly ($$). NOTE: many cemeteries no longer give away burial records for free anymore like they once did when I started family history in 1980s.  (They will provide location of grave to those who stop by, but will not reveal anything about the person or even if the grave is part of a family plat of graves, which is found on Platcards, without a per-grave fee.)  I've paid as little as $10 for information from a private researcher; and more than $25 for an official report extracted from the burial info by a cemetery employee.  (Recently local cemeteries and funeral homes have been bought and merged into large corporate chains.) Ralph from Chicago - in DIGEST mode (US and Chicago Research primarily)

    08/27/2018 02:25:35
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Ben Avon High School (Fontaine Wiatt)
    2. find_family
    3. My 3C1R cousin from Pittsburgh came through with answers the school question. (I highlighted dates in yellow) https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.edline.net_pages_Avonworth-5FSchool-5FDistrict_Our-5FDistrict_Staying-5FConnected_Alumni-5F-5F-5FHistory&d=DwICaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=DZF2MIMDV5J5E5pSH5_N-LZVgYEfybtI6hrrH_kekpg&s=k7E4i_rRumt8Pr4EhGW8MlLx9oMnCsU4A2n-se6oDO4&e= "On July 1, 1938 the former school districts of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Emsworth, and Kilbuck Township joined to form the Avonworth Union School District, it was the first Union School District in Pennsylvania. In 1955, Ohio Township closed their small schoolhouses and joined Avonworth. By 1967, the Pennsylvania Department of Education formally approved the formation of the Avonworth School District and a new high school became reality in 1970 on 43 acres of the Crawford farm." Ancestry will probably have yearbooks covering the years wanted, or the school will have a library archive. Good luck with finding the elusive alumni Jane Wyatt (not the actress by same name). Oh, did you think to check obits, Find-a-Grave, marriage listings, .... Ralph from Chicago - in DIGEST mode (US and Chicago Research primarily)

    08/27/2018 02:09:32
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: JOHN GOTTLIEB GAEMLICH
    2. Anne Gallagher
    3. Hi Dianna - The only references to the name GAEMLICH in the Pittsburgh papers (on newspapers .com) for that time period are a Register's Notice for the estate of 'Godliff' Gaemlich of Findley Twp and an ad for John G Gaemlich Boot and Shoe Maker. Clippings are here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__archives.post-2Dgazette.com_clip_23150689_registers-5Fnotice-5Festate-5Fof-5Fgodliff_&d=DwIFaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=Xd4VBG3QRQ1Dw6KETeXu76vF5Dij55mGH8awE_Fs7ZA&s=uPtBN9zpvJsLE5nsZfTeRnJscPBPKnGdNr3qKrEf2EI&e= https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__archives.post-2Dgazette.com_clip_23150652_john-5Fg-5Fgaemlich-5Fboot-5Fand-5Fshoe-5Fmaker-5F1844_&d=DwIFaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=Xd4VBG3QRQ1Dw6KETeXu76vF5Dij55mGH8awE_Fs7ZA&s=1Sq0XgcOKfVdXJPXIhloTQ2kx2FlhZpyeG3tGDOP_hE&e= Anne On Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 8:22 PM, dianna charles <diamonddi57@optusnet.com.au > wrote: > HI > > I hope I’m sending this to the Pittsburgh list!!! I am trying to find > any mention in the Pittsburgh newspapers re the John Gottlieb Gaemlich > estate please especially if there is a mention of the daughter Johanna > Rosina (married?? not sure). If anyone could advise me if this can be > searched at all I would be grateful to see what is mentioned in the > newspapers re Mr. Gaemlich who arrived from Germany to Allegheny county in > 1833 with wife and children. Kind regards and thanks Dianna (in AUSTRALIA) > > > > October Term 1838 > > Estate of John Gottlieb Gaemlich Dec’d > > Petition of John G. Gaemlich eldest son of J. G. Gaemlick late of > Allegheny County Findley Township. > > Respectfully represents that his Father died Intestate on the 18th day of > September eighteen hundred and thirty six leaving a widow named Mary and > [issue] six children to wit; Your Petitioner Johanna Rosina, now absent > from this state, Christina intermarried with Wm Fullum of Washington County > Pennsylvania, John Frederick, Theresa and Charles Earnest the three last > named of whom are still in their minority > > And now to wit, April 6 1839 Inquisition on this wit of partition being > returned and presented to Court; by which it appears that the lands and > tenements in said wit mentioned could not be parted and divided without > prejudice to or spoiling of the whole; On motion of D. [Pitchie] the Court > here grant and rule on all persons interested to come into Court on the > third Monday of June A.D. 1839 to accept or refuse the estate or a share or > portion thereof, which rule shall be served personally on those living in > the County of Allegheny at least ten days before the said third Monday of > June 1839 and notice thereof to be given to those interested residing out > of said County by their successive insertions in some weekly newspaper > printed and published in the City of Pittsburgh the last of which > insertions shall be before the said third Monday of June 1839. And the said > return is continued until next Orphans Court. >

    08/25/2018 10:44:25
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] JOHN GOTTLIEB GAEMLICH
    2. dianna charles
    3. HI I hope I’m sending this to the Pittsburgh list!!! I am trying to find any mention in the Pittsburgh newspapers re the John Gottlieb Gaemlich estate please especially if there is a mention of the daughter Johanna Rosina (married?? not sure). If anyone could advise me if this can be searched at all I would be grateful to see what is mentioned in the newspapers re Mr. Gaemlich who arrived from Germany to Allegheny county in 1833 with wife and children. Kind regards and thanks Dianna (in AUSTRALIA) October Term 1838 Estate of John Gottlieb Gaemlich Dec’d Petition of John G. Gaemlich eldest son of J. G. Gaemlick late of Allegheny County Findley Township. Respectfully represents that his Father died Intestate on the 18th day of September eighteen hundred and thirty six leaving a widow named Mary and [issue] six children to wit; Your Petitioner Johanna Rosina, now absent from this state, Christina intermarried with Wm Fullum of Washington County Pennsylvania, John Frederick, Theresa and Charles Earnest the three last named of whom are still in their minority And now to wit, April 6 1839 Inquisition on this wit of partition being returned and presented to Court; by which it appears that the lands and tenements in said wit mentioned could not be parted and divided without prejudice to or spoiling of the whole; On motion of D. [Pitchie] the Court here grant and rule on all persons interested to come into Court on the third Monday of June A.D. 1839 to accept or refuse the estate or a share or portion thereof, which rule shall be served personally on those living in the County of Allegheny at least ten days before the said third Monday of June 1839 and notice thereof to be given to those interested residing out of said County by their successive insertions in some weekly newspaper printed and published in the City of Pittsburgh the last of which insertions shall be before the said third Monday of June 1839. And the said return is continued until next Orphans Court.

    08/25/2018 06:22:02
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Ben Avon High School
    2. Fontaine Wiatt
    3. Does anyone know what was the final year for Ben Avon High School and the first year for Avonworth High School ? I am trying to find a senior picture for Jane Wyatt. I am not sure but I think she graduated in 1938. I had no luck with Ancestry. Thank you, William -----------

    08/25/2018 06:16:04
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: PRIEST FAMILY in Pittsburgh
    2. John Warther
    3. Hi Ralph, Yes, this list is restored, as I think you already discovered. I hope you find some Priest connections. Also, thank you for your very detailed emails you sent today to help us all in our research. By the way, I am researching the Sheekey and Mullen families who came to PA between 1840 and 1870. They were in and around Pittsburgh through about 1930. They all came from Ireland and were Roman Catholic. Wishing you success in your research. John Warther List Owner On Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 8:55 PM find_family via PA-PITTSBURGH < pa-pittsburgh@rootsweb.com> wrote: > I've been looking for anyone researching the Priest family and their > descendants in the Pittsburgh area, and include Mae Jones and Edward > Frances Priest in your family tree. > Mae Jones was born (as Marie) on 12 Apr1876 in Chicago to Benjamin > Franklin Jones; she was listed as Maria in US 1880 census (Chicago); Mae > died on 1 Apr 1956 at the age of 79 inPittsburgh > Edward Francis Priestwas born in Apr 1876 in Virginia > > Mae Jones and Edward Francis Priest were marriedin 1897, and had the > following children:Anna Mae Priest,born 31 Aug 1899, Pittsburgh > Edward J. Priest Jr.was born on 24 Dec 1903 in PittsburghRaymond Benjamin > Priest,born 28 Jul 1905, Pittsburgh, PA > Elizabeth I. Priest,born 12 Jul 1909, Pittsburgh > > Some of Raymond Benjamin Priest's descendants settled in Florida, but > they know nothing about their Pittsburgh origins when I contacted them last > year - or about the Jones connection; they've only researched the Priest > line. > > There are many PRIEST family trees on-line that include Edward Frances > Priest or Edward J. Priest and list all/most of their children; but none > includes a Maria/Mae Jones. > > I've researched Benjamin's other children: daughter Elizabeth (born > Ohio); sons Evan and Thomas (who remained in Chicago). As well as > Benjamin's siblings (most of whom lived in the Chicago area). Benjamin was > the eldest (living) son who emigrated to Chicago with his Welsh parents and > Scotland-born siblings; my great-grandmother Elizabeth was one of his > younger (US-born) sisters. > > PS, I hope this Rootsweb list is still active and restored. > > Ralph from Chicago - in DIGEST mode > (US and Chicago Research primarily) > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__bit.ly_rootswebpref&d=DwIBaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=fuhBL-9QeCZO40HFzILkG3-mnLTba5AEUzK7vskRSN4&s=GQ8GJj4fxsNNVJ7DZqKClDZ2BiWJeQRdInSxzKBXmaI&e= > Unsubscribe and Archives > https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/search/pa-pittsburgh > Privacy Statement: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ancstry.me_2JWBOdY&d=DwIBaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=fuhBL-9QeCZO40HFzILkG3-mnLTba5AEUzK7vskRSN4&s=MqEuREPakBu8UPaTQn6T5r9FoR6f6Ggo7RMrltFrK30&e= Terms and Conditions: > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ancstry.me_2HDBym9&d=DwIBaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=fuhBL-9QeCZO40HFzILkG3-mnLTba5AEUzK7vskRSN4&s=SSaZeXHejU2TVfPQk5qNkaF0HcgoVtH1y3GP__FEKfE&e= > Rootsweb Blog: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__rootsweb.blog&d=DwIBaQ&c=kKqjBR9KKWaWpMhASkPbOg&r=jAIeifbLj2pxvj6LmxVqKG9_YxpXNrvDpjAYOmQNL60&m=fuhBL-9QeCZO40HFzILkG3-mnLTba5AEUzK7vskRSN4&s=SZOPK03jWG6S3lsCNNWozE6qafBr4WpufxBzo_8ldt0&e= > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    08/25/2018 04:21:26
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] If you know how to use Church records, you might discover more people.
    2. find_family
    3. Over the years of researching the various branches of my family, I have discovered Church records beneficial.  (If a marriage or death license doesn't exist, it may be recorded in a church record.  I never found the marriage record of my Norwegian great-grandparents in Chicago, but I did locate it on-line in transcribed records of  "old Norwegian" church. From my experience, for each address where you find the family living, there isprobably a church nearby that they may have attended.  (Differentdenominations keep records different ways.)  Some denominations keep the records of closed congregationson a state by state basis at the denomination-supported college or seminary in that state; METHODISTS andtheir prior denominations (United Brethern, ...) do it this way.  (I paid a small fee to someone to help metrace Methodist/Evangelical United Brethern records of a pastor in Iowa.)  If two or more congregations merge, thesurviving congregation stores the records of the others.  (My 3C1R in Pittsburgh was helping a mancollect church records for Methodist churches in Alleghany County; he actuallylocated the PRIEST family that I tracking now in one of those congregationswhose record he was helping to collect.) Other denominations keep records of closed congregations atcentral headquarters/archives; LUTHERANS and their prior denominations do itthis way.  (Wisconsin Synod records are in Milwaukee; Missouri Synod records are in St Louis; ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) records are in Chicago (or actually in a suburban archives). You can usually view record in person for free; but if you want the archives to research them for you, it will cost a fee. I forget where Episcopalian church records are kept, or Baptist records since I didn't have to trace any. Evangelical churches may have older records in house, eventhough the current congregation is ethnically different (and probably can'tread them).  My grandmother attended an Evangelical church when she lived in the Norwegian neighborhood of Humboldt Park in Chicago (a former German neighborhood).  I located in her aunt's retirement home records (for a $Donation) that named the church and where she was buried.  I contacted the Evangelical church (now with a Puerto Rican congregation); and they still had the Norwegian language records collecting dust on the shelves; I was able to get the marriage dates for her, and her two sisters (for a $Donation). So don't just depend on Ancestry, Family Search, on-line databases to uncover your ancestors; be creative.  Old Nursing/Retirement homes (especially if ethnic) and churches have have the answers? Ralph from Chicago - in DIGEST mode (US and Chicago Research primarily)

    08/25/2018 01:15:15
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Re: Burris Doudney Wood
    2. find_family
    3. I have added my 3C1R who lives in the Pittsburgh area who might have suggestions on other Pittsburgh-area resources that may not be accessible on-line.  If he has any suggestions, I will  post here (or them forward directly to Kelley if specific to her family). Kelley wrote: "I seem to have "lost" a relative and am trying to find him" "I can find him on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses  as he was living with his mother (his father disappeared in 1854),  but he is not on the 1880 census" .... Did he appear in any later US Census (1900) for example? From personal experience, the fastest way to lose track of a person is if (a) They moved (different city or state); (b) they went West where everyone could "remake themselves"; (c) they changed names - not necessarily legally but rather because the enumerator's handwriting was incorrectly interpreted by the transcriber so the name index is wrong.   (One reason to use "sounds like" option or partial name to locate more possibilities.) (I was helping someone 15 years ago trace their Scandinavian relative who moved to Colorado but disappeared. We had him listed twice in one census (his parents listed him as away at college; also he was enumerated living in the school dormitory out-of-state).  His surname was LANNSON but I stumbled across him listed as LAWSON living with his sister and her family after he went "missing". (If you practice handwriting LANNSON and LAWSON, you can appreciate that the up-down way you squiggly write a NN can be easily misinterpreted as a W.) Also could the father (missing since 1854) have enlisted in the Civil War (Union army presumably) and died in battle, been captured and switched identities with another prisoner who later died, and deserted under a different name? Many men often just deserted their wife and families when they couldn't support them; the wife often was enumerated as "widow" (to maintain respectability) rather than as "divorced" .... "I can also track him through a number of city directories as living in Allegheny City (both wards 11 and 9 depending on the year) until 1892 (and with his name spelled as Burriss, Burrows, Burns, Berris, and Berns), after which he mysteriously vanishes." City directories, especially the older ones (pre-1900) often listed tradesmen/business owners by their home street address as well as business address.  (Sometimes even listed widows of same.) Did Burriss, Burrows, Burns, Berris, Berns have similar occupations?  (He may could appear as a laborer in one city directory, then learned a skill and appear under that skill in another, maybe even gotten into management (as foreman).)  Were you searching scanned images manually, or using one of the on-line search engines.  (Some City Directory databases are searchable - I forget the links to the ones I've used for Chicago.) "To add to the wonderful confusion, Burris had a first cousin also named Burris Doudney Wood (1836-1902) who was a steamboat captain based in New Orleans but born in Pittsburgh (buried there too), so any search brings up stuff for the first cousin rather than my distant uncle." You definitely have a challenge, Kelley.  In my JONES family, the older (UK-born) children were named after their parent's parents, siblings, ....  (followed a naming pattern) so there are several males named Thomas in different generations: my Thomas, his father-in-law Thomas, his second son Thomas, his grandson Thomas.  (In my JONES family, Thomas Jones married a daughter of another Thomas Jones.) There were also common girl's names, like Sarah, Elizabeth, ...that reappeared in the same generation often with a second first name (aka middle name), because it was the habit of naming a later child for a deceased elder sibling. "Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!" I used to spend hours helping others locate their relatives for the challenge before I focused on researching my own multi-ethnic family and was on several Rootsweb lists simultaneously (and as a result I made many "internet research buddies" around the US while doing it).  I stopped doing research for others years ago when the lady I was helping with her LANNSON/LAWSON puzzle kept asking me to find additional folks (rather than try to do it herself).  So I only offer suggestions now - unless the puzzle related to someone I am researching. Feel free to reply directly off-list.  (My wife is a Siouxlander, so I actually know where Norwalk NE is.) Ralph from Chicago - in DIGEST mode (US and Chicago Research primarily) Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:27:00 -0500 From: Kelley Davis <kelitawood@gmail.com> Subject: [PA-PITTSBURGH] Burris Doudney Wood To: PAALLEGH@rootsweb.com, PA-PITTSBURGH@rootsweb.com Message-ID:     <CADnubw-wBvkfoKPura5p-qPn-Qyrz288dt6qefJ1mASpwXp5bQ@mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8" -- Kelley I seem to have "lost" a relative and am trying to find him. My second great-granduncle was named Burris Doudney Wood. He was the son of Burris Doudney Wood and Julia Ann Blachford/Blackford, He was born 27 May 1849 in what was then East Birmingham, now South Side Pittsburgh. I can find him on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses as he was living with his mother (his father disappeared in 1854), but he is not on the 1880 census as far as I can find (and I have tried searching by all sorts of parameters). I can also track him through a number of city directories as living in Allegheny City (both wards 11 and 9 depending on the year) until 1892 (and with his name spelled as Burriss, Burrows, Burns, Berris, and Berns), after which he mysteriously vanishes. He married Emma Jones in Allegheny County on 29 Dec 1887 according to the marriage record I have found (as well as the newspaper listing announcing they applied for said licence) and according to family lore he had two sons, Harry and William, for whom I only have names (and am now thinking they may have been his stepsons, but no leads on that yet). Any paper trail of him disappears after the 1892 city directory, and I don't have a paper trail at all on his wife aside from their marriage certificate. Anyone have any ideas? I have searched all of the Allegheny City death registrations by hand via FamilySearch digital files for a death record for Burris with no such luck. Ancestry and Newspapers.com also give me no leads. He's the ONLY one of the six kids of Burris and Julia Wood that I can't find death info for, and I have documented all of his siblings extensively hoping for a lead on him. To add to the wonderful confusion, Burris had a first cousin also named Burris Doudney Wood (1836-1902) who was a steamboat captain based in New Orleans but born in Pittsburgh (buried there too), so any search brings up stuff for the first cousin rather than my distant uncle. The name Burris Doudney Wood appears in my extended Wood tree 5 times (as well as a number of variations of the name Burris as a first or middle name), so making sure the correct documents and sources end up with the correct Burris on the tree is always "fun". Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions! Kelley Wood-Davis Norwalk, Iowa Kelitawood@gmail.com ------------------------------ Subject: Digest Footer To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to %(real_name)s-admin@rootsweb.com. 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    08/25/2018 12:57:26
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] Burris Doudney Wood
    2. Kelley Davis
    3. -- Kelley I seem to have "lost" a relative and am trying to find him. My second great-granduncle was named Burris Doudney Wood. He was the son of Burris Doudney Wood and Julia Ann Blachford/Blackford, He was born 27 May 1849 in what was then East Birmingham, now South Side Pittsburgh. I can find him on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses as he was living with his mother (his father disappeared in 1854), but he is not on the 1880 census as far as I can find (and I have tried searching by all sorts of parameters). I can also track him through a number of city directories as living in Allegheny City (both wards 11 and 9 depending on the year) until 1892 (and with his name spelled as Burriss, Burrows, Burns, Berris, and Berns), after which he mysteriously vanishes. He married Emma Jones in Allegheny County on 29 Dec 1887 according to the marriage record I have found (as well as the newspaper listing announcing they applied for said licence) and according to family lore he had two sons, Harry and William, for whom I only have names (and am now thinking they may have been his stepsons, but no leads on that yet). Any paper trail of him disappears after the 1892 city directory, and I don't have a paper trail at all on his wife aside from their marriage certificate. Anyone have any ideas? I have searched all of the Allegheny City death registrations by hand via FamilySearch digital files for a death record for Burris with no such luck. Ancestry and Newspapers.com also give me no leads. He's the ONLY one of the six kids of Burris and Julia Wood that I can't find death info for, and I have documented all of his siblings extensively hoping for a lead on him. To add to the wonderful confusion, Burris had a first cousin also named Burris Doudney Wood (1836-1902) who was a steamboat captain based in New Orleans but born in Pittsburgh (buried there too), so any search brings up stuff for the first cousin rather than my distant uncle. The name Burris Doudney Wood appears in my extended Wood tree 5 times (as well as a number of variations of the name Burris as a first or middle name), so making sure the correct documents and sources end up with the correct Burris on the tree is always "fun". Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions! Kelley Wood-Davis Norwalk, Iowa Kelitawood@gmail.com

    08/24/2018 08:27:00
    1. [PA-PITTSBURGH] PRIEST FAMILY in Pittsburgh
    2. find_family
    3. I've been looking for anyone researching the Priest family and their descendants in the Pittsburgh area, and include Mae Jones and Edward Frances Priest in your family tree. Mae Jones was born (as Marie) on 12 Apr1876 in Chicago to Benjamin Franklin Jones; she was listed as Maria in US 1880 census (Chicago); Mae died on 1 Apr 1956 at the age of 79 inPittsburgh Edward Francis Priestwas born in Apr 1876 in Virginia Mae Jones and Edward Francis Priest were marriedin 1897, and had the following children:Anna Mae Priest,born 31 Aug 1899, Pittsburgh Edward J. Priest Jr.was born on 24 Dec 1903 in PittsburghRaymond Benjamin Priest,born 28 Jul 1905, Pittsburgh, PA Elizabeth I. Priest,born 12 Jul 1909, Pittsburgh Some of Raymond Benjamin Priest's descendants settled in Florida, but they know nothing about their Pittsburgh origins when I contacted them last year - or about the Jones connection; they've only researched the Priest line. There are many PRIEST family trees on-line that include Edward Frances Priest or Edward J. Priest and list all/most of their children; but none includes a Maria/Mae Jones. I've researched Benjamin's other children:  daughter Elizabeth (born Ohio); sons Evan and Thomas (who remained in Chicago).  As well as Benjamin's siblings (most of whom lived in the Chicago area). Benjamin was the eldest (living) son who emigrated to Chicago with his Welsh parents and Scotland-born siblings; my great-grandmother Elizabeth was one of his younger (US-born) sisters. PS, I hope this Rootsweb list is still active and restored. Ralph from Chicago - in DIGEST mode (US and Chicago Research primarily)

    08/16/2018 05:25:17