Archive for June, 2011

I didn’t get much done on the book or research this past week. I was working on a class for the Dutchess County Genealogical Society (DCGS) on Immigration and Naturalization. Since I used so many family examples, I thought I would edit the slides for a family version:

Immigration and Naturalization Slides Family version

This Saturday I’ll be at the Hudson Valley Family Fest at the Dutchess Stadium with others from the DCGS.

Next week – back on track – I hope. I plan to work on the Ryan family and revise their story, then go through pictures and illustrations for the book.


I changed the title of this post since I keep getting spam asking me questions about naturalization proceedings

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This week I didn’t get too far on the book or the background research. I was busy preparing for the class on Immigration and Naturalization that I will be teaching for the Dutchess County Genealogical Society in about a week. It’s been interesting preparing and I did get to review a lot of my records. After reviewing the passenger list again, I am pretty certain I found the ship on which Johanna Ryan and her 3 children arrived, with her mother. It’s not an exact match – that happens so often in genealogy. You would think it would be easy to find a woman traveling with three young children, but no, the names of two of the children are wrong, but their ages are right. Instead of Margaret, Michael, and Mary, it’s Mary, Michael, and Pat. Oh well.

I did get some more information on Aunt Addie’s family, but I’m still missing details of 7 of her children – she had 13.

I’m still trying to figure out how to set up this blog, I keep trying new themes.

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