Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What do you see?

I'm still working on trying to either prove or disprove that one set of Badgley's is related to another and I keep finding Badgley's in Central New York that I can't identify. I found this at Family Search (Beta), 1850 census for Syracuse city, ward 3, Onondaga, New York. I am interested in lines 31, 32, and 33 (near the bottom) but have included of lines for handwriting comparison. The indexer and I agree on John, age 32, and James, age 1. What is the woman's name on line 32? The indexer and I agree only on the first letter. The last name? And where was the family born? This isn't part of the indexed information and I'm stumped. Any thoughts on occupation?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

When You Can't Go Yourself

I was searching for information on East Fox Lake Cemetery, Lake County, Illinois. I believe that my 3rd great-grandparents, William and Elizabeth (Badgley) Wisner are buried there, however I've yet to find anything that confirms that. Their son, Prentis Wisner is listed. One place I never would have thought to search was YouTube. The video doesn't give me any information on my family but it does give me a feel for what the cemetery is like.