Tag: Palmer

The Church

My great-grandparents on my mother’s side lived in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York for some portion of their married life, and are buried there. They appear on the 1880 census in Chatham, and in 1900 in Hoosick Falls, so they arrived in Hoosick Falls sometime between those dates. They were members of the Methodist …

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DNA, Another Step in the Search

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series DNA in Genealogy Research

If you haven’t read about my search for my great-grandfather’s surname, you can find out more here, here, and here. After I found my grandfather’s family, I was thrilled, and did quite a few happy dances, visited the cemetery, got his will and every record available about him and his family in his hometown of …

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Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games Task 4E

Javascript required. Made with WordItOut I used Word it Out to create this graphic which shows the surnames in my family. Somehow, just the names seem very incomplete, so here is a little more. The Johnstons and the Rapiers arrived in Huron County, Ontario from Scotland, where they married. Long and Myers arrived in Ontario, …

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What is Happening in the Genealogy Department

I am lucky enough to have collected a group of internet cousins along the research path. One of them is an especially meticulous researcher, who uses (heaven forbid) older methods and new technology to produce amazing results. Let me say that again, she uses all the avenues available to her to facilitate her research. I …

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North Bennington Cemetery, North Bennington Vermont

This entry is part 49 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

Papa and I visited this cemetery in 2002. Glenn William Palmer was my second cousin. Edwin E. Palmer and Augusta A. (Wolf) Palmer. Edwin was my granduncle. Augusta L. and John G. Wolf, parents of Augusta A. (Wolf) Palmer

Maple Grove Cemetery (new), Hoosick Falls, New York

This entry is part 18 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

The “new” portion of Maple Grove is across the road from the “old” sections. The hill continues, from the top of the new section to the bottom of the old section is a considerable drop. buried part way up the hill in the new section is my grandmother’s twin sister, her husband and their son. …

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Maple Grove Cemetery (old), Hoosick Falls, New York

This entry is part 17 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

Maple Grove is divided into “Old” and “New”. This cemetery is located within the city limits of Hoosick Falls. The old and new sections are on opposite sides of the street. Here is a picture of the old section as it looked in the fall of 2003 when we visited. Through the gate, down the …

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Helen is Found!

A couple of days ago, I noticed that a check I’d written to the Social Security Administration for the original application of one Helen Potwine, born August 28, 1891 and died in September, 1966. This was the only Helen on the SSDI at Rootsweb.com that matched the birthday of my grandmother, Helen L. Palmer, and …

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Where is Helen?

Will ever find out where my maternal grandmother went, and why? Helen Lois Palmer was born in Hoosick Falls, NY on 28 August 1891. She was baptized 7 August 1892 at the Methodist church in Hoosick Falls. Helen was counted on the 1900 census with her family, including parents Orlando W. Palmer and Libbie Winn, …

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