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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Allen Erwine

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1) We're going to do a little bit of Semi-Random Online Research tonight...

2)  Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like RootsMagic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the very first person on your list of E surnames is.  Or the first person on your list of I surnames.  Or Q surnames.  Or any other name you need to research.  Your choice!

3)  What do you know (or not know) about this person based on your research?  It's OK to do more research if you need to - in fact, it's encouraged!

4)  How are you related to this person, and why is s/he in your family tree?

5)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook Status post or Google+ Stream post.



Here is what I know from my database about my great grandfather:


Information

Source

NameAllen W. Erwinefrom my grandmother
Birth16 Nov 1916 in Shickshinny, Luzerne, PennsylvaniaNo
Death10 Jul 1970 in Shickshinny, Luzerne, PennsylvaniaNo
Burial1970 at Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn, Luzerne, PennsylvaniaNo
SpouseCharlotte Masonfrom my grandmother
ParentsHoward Oliver Erwine
Myrtle H. Houseknecht
No
Residence20 Mar 1950 at 29 N. Main St, Shickshinny, Luzerne, PennsylvaniaVeteran Compensation Application from WWII 
DaughterMy grandmotherfrom myself
SonAllen W. Erwinefrom my grandmother



Allen's individual information screen in Legacy Family Tree
I went to Allen in my tree on Ancestry.com and reviewed my hints.  

1920 Census -- They are living at 91 Railroad St, Shickshinny, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.  Allen's birth year is listed as 1916
  1. Howard Erwine age 33
  2. Marthel Erwine age 33
  3. Sheldon Erwine age 10
  4. Karrie Erwine age 8
  5. Ella Erwine age 6
  6. Howard Erwine age 5
  7. Allen Erwine age 4

1930 Census -- They are living at 24 Susquehanna Ave, Shickshinny, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.  Allen's birth year is listed as 1916.
  1. Howard Erwine age 43
  2. Marthel Erwine age 43
  3. Sheldon Erwine age 21
  4. Carrie Erwine age 18
  5. Edith Erwine age 17
  6. Howard Erwine age 16
  7. Allen Erwine age 14
  8. Bobbie Erwine age 3
1940 Census -- They are living at 43 North Main St, Shickshinny, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.  Allen is not with the family.
  1. Howard Erwine age 53
  2. Marthel Erwine age 53
  3. Carrie Erwine age 28
  4. Howard Erwine age 26
  5. Robert Erwine age 13
  6. Harry E Kester age 52 is a lodger
A search for Allan Erwine and All* Erw* in the 1940 Census gave nothing.
A search for Charlotte Mason in the 1940 Census has her living at 44 North Main St, Shickshinny, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.  She is living with Allan's brother Sheldon and his wife Rebecca and their son Sheldon.

I also took another look at Allen's WWII Veteran Compensation Application (below) and found there is a LOT of information that I need to add to my database.



Not bad for an hours worth of work and I only used Ancestry.com.  I added some new information with sources, I still have some to add and I need to find out where Allen is in the 1940 census.

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How I Use Evernote for My Genealogy.

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Today I did a Google+ hangout on air about Evernote for Genealogy.   Once I watched the video I saw that I was not a very good cameraman!

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How I use Evernote for my genealogy.

I use Evernote to store everything including my genealogy research.
You want to use Evernote in a way that makes sense to you.  Tags, notebooks, no tags or no notebooks; do whatever works the best for you.
Notebooks (the blue box)
Notebooks are sorted alphabetically so if there are notebooks you want at the top of your list you can use ! or @ or ~ in front of your notebook title.  In my image, for example, I have my INBOX notebook with an ! in front to keep this notebook at the top of the list.  I use a ~ to keep my GENEALOGY notebook stacks together.  I have an ARCHIVE notebook and in front of that I put an x to keep it at the bottom of …