New Collections on Ancestry.com

April 23, 2012

Having hear of the agreement between the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Ancestry.com, I was wondering IF or when I might find something of interest to me.

Was cleaning up my mother’s record in my file, adding Photos of the houses that I had taken on Friday, I noticed a shaky leaf, in fact 4 hints to look at. A record from the U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection [database on-line] Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2011. That was cool, had that. But I was totally taken aback with the next hit.

This is the entry, on the page, from the Church Registry, of my mother’s Baptism.

LSW_Baptismal

The very interesting thing here, is that on Friday, past, I took this photo:

Church_WC_HolyTrinity-Font

I know that Font, both my brother, father and I were Baptized at this same font in 1949. I just happened to take this picture and to find this Church Record is awesome.


1940 Census–Joseph Worrell Strode

April 23, 2012

312 Price Street shows up in the 1930, 1940, and referred to for where the family lived in 1935. Joseph Worrell Strode is my 1st Cousin, twice removed.

1940_312Price

As the house is today (04/20/12)

House_WC_312Price


1940 Census–Franklin Brinton Strode

April 23, 2012

311 South Walnut Street was listed with this family in 1920, 1935, and 1940. It’s also on the same street that will appear as other family members over time

1940_311SWalnut

Franklin was a 1st Cousin, 2 times removed on my mother’s side of the family.

House_WC_311SouthWalnut-1

The house is across the street and less then half a block from where my mother’s parents lived, when I knew them. I may have actually been inside of this house.


1940 Census–Henry and Louise Worthington

April 22, 2012

Their first, rented house for $35.00 / month. Didn’t even know they lived here:

1940_Census-WorthingtonHenryjr

At first I couldn’t find them. I started with looking for them with their parents, but they had married in 1939. I knew that Dad had built his house on the farm in Lionville.

House_WorthingtonHenryRussellJr-2010

So, I really had to look for them.

The right half of the building is 223 South Walnut.

House_WC_223SouthWalnut

Oh, it’s for sale.


1940 Census – Ellwood Palmer Strode

April 22, 2012

This is the first in a series of blog posts of Photos relating to the 1940 Census.

Here is the 1940 Census for this household:

1940CensusEPS

There is a couple of issues here: The wife’s name is not Louise. Louise was not 45 at the time. I will find the wife, my mother, elsewhere in the 1940 census.

Two people are missing, my grandmother and my aunt, as can be seen in the 1930 Census.

1930Census-EPS

Mary L Million was a maid in 1930 and was confirmed to be by my mother before she passed away.

I confirmed with my aunt, that she was still at the above address in 1940, as she was in high school and living at home.

Here is a photo taken in 2012 of that house as recorded in the 1940 Census. Will have to work to get a better one.

House_EB_145Lenape

However, here is a picture of the same house in 1929, which would be just before the 1930 Census as reported above.

House_Strode_House-1929

Next to the house is a barn and this was taken in 1938, just before the 1940 Census.

House_Strode_Barn-1938

In 1999, the barn looked like this.

House_Strode_Barn-1999a


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