Thursday, June 11, 2015

Do you "Google"?

You never know what you are going to find when "googleing" for something or someone.  

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According to Urban Dictionary the definition of googleing is "the act of looking something up on an internet search engine to include any people or background search to find out anything significant not previously known."

A few days ago I was searching for some information on Peter C. Hunter who is my 4th great-grandfather on my mom's dad's side.  I found a few links from a Google search that looked promising; one being a link to a Google book.  The book was Commemorative biographical record of northeastern Pennsylvania : including the counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and many of the early settled families.  So far the research I have done has not shown any Siegfried's in any of those counties but I figured it was worth a look.

What I found was information on a Peter Hunter married to Alice Siegfried.  {My grandmother's maiden name is Siegfried on my mom's side.}  Any time I see anything regarding the Siegfried {Seigfreid} name I have to investigate.  Another BOS!! 

I opened the full page and started reading.  The first column didn't ring any bells but when I got half way down the second column there were some Siegfried names I recognized.  It ended up being that the biography on this page was for Josiah Kresge who married my 2nd great great aunt Frances Siegfried.  Not only did it give the names of their children but also their siblings, parents and grandparents.  Some information was not new to me but it did verify what I already knew but a lot of it was new and I added a whole branch to my family tree.

Everything in orange has been added to my Legacy database to fill in more of the story!
I stayed up way to late adding information to Legacy and doing a little more research but it was so worth it!

What recent discoveries have you made??





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