My Tangent - New Pieces To The Smith Genealogy Puzzle - Thoughts?

30 July 2011

Early morning,

My mind has been focused on the repairs of the all the lightning damage and screw-ups... and now I am dealing with the insurance companies. I need to remind myself… “It took 1 ½ years the last time it happened; it took 1 ½ years.” Also my Internet router has been replaced.  The lightning surge damaged the uploading function.

Patience is a virtue, I think.

I am now beginning to continue to put the pieces of the unknown puzzle together… bit by bit. The search for the origins and genealogy of my ggg-grandfather James Smith continues.

In my search for my ggg-grandfather James Smith, one of the books that I have been reading is Douglas J. Hamilton’s “Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, 1750-1820”, Manchester University Press, 2005.

Thanks Steve in Glasgow for the reference. As I have mentioned time and time again, any possible lead is fodder for my search. There are a couple of leads that are worth pursuing.

The first possible lead, on page 68 of the chapter “Scots On The Plantations”, I read:

“To prevent further delays, Baillie advised Home to grant Richard Landreth power of attorney: ‘Mr. Landreth is married to Mr. Fraser’s sister and in absence conducts all his business, and all others committed to his case’. 52”

The footnote 52 reads:

“NAS, GD267/5/32/8, Home of Wedderburn manuscripts, Evan Baillie to George Home, 28 April 1806. Papers relating to the case be found in GD267/5/9.”

Evan Baillie was one of the sons of Hugh Baillie of Dochfour.

“In the late 1790s, Alexander Fraser was in charge of the Baillie’s plantation of Hermitage in Grenada.”


From the site, Landreth History

The compiler recently received a copy of a letter written to Robert Landreth in New Zealand from Thomas Landreth Smith in St. George, Grenada. The letter was written 6 Oct. 1919, but most of the contents were excerpts from a letter written to Thomas Landreth Smith from Burnet Landreth in Philadelphia, PA in December 1909. Some to the contents as follows:

"The original Landreth family settled at Berwick-on-Tweed. The immediate ancestors of my grandfather, David Landreth, lived south of Berwick while other members of the family went north into Scotland.

"While my grandfather lived in Philadelphia, there was a resident nearby a certain John Landreth, a cousin, who was the State Surveyor, and a cousin of this surveyor was Richard Landreth, born near Stichell, a village northwest of Berwick, who was commissioned in 1781 a Lieutenant in the 94th Regiment, and in the course of duty was sent to the Island of Grenada, West Indies, and died in 1811 with the rank of Colonel. He married a Miss Fragier (or Fraser according to records) of Edinbourough."

"He had a brother, William, who was commissioned an Ensign in the 33rd Regiment, died in 1790."

"The two brothers were natives, either of Stichell or Hume. They had a sister, Mary, who married John Boyd of Peebles. They were sons of William Landreth of Stichell, who married Margaret, the daughter of Sir Thomas Brown of Stichell. William was a son of James Landreth of Hume."

Of one of the descendant lines of ggg-grandfather James Smith, the descendants have adopted the surname of Landreth-Smith.

The following cryptic note I received a couple of years ago from a family member. Thank you Steve in Wales for the copy.

“This is a copy of some notes Eileen Gentle (Smith) Carlisle gave to me. I believe the written by her father. I have them on a bad photocopy which will not scan properly. These notes go some way to explaining the Landreth connection.

Descent

Richard Landreth who was a Lieutenant in the army and afterward Col. In the local militia, a magistrate and member of the Kings Co. Had a daughter, Charlotte. Charlotte married Richard Collier in…
Their daughter married Thomas Smith who was the father of Thomas Landreth Smith

There are also some dates.
Richard Collier died 9.1.1840
Charlotte Collier died 9.1.1838
Thomas Smith died 184”

Enjoy these pieces to the puzzle, and search for ggg-grandfather James Smith. Please note that I am recording the above-mentioned quotes and excerpts exactly as I received them, spelling and grammar construction.

Jim

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My Tangent - 498882!

24 July 2011

Evening,

The answer to 498882?

See Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Number Three - 498882 Clue

Morning,

This is My Tangent...

What is 498882?

About 3.4+ miles to Portland.

Butter Rum


Next clue...

Jeff Jeffries recuperates.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - The Parker Project - Italian Melt Grilled Cheese

23 July 2011

Morning,

My genealogy software, GenePro hiccup has not been fixed, but where there is a will there is a way. As I mentioned I am sure that it has something to do with the recent Windows Service Pak update. But in the meantime I have to continue with my Parker Project.

Based on the downloads of images of pages from the Chapelry of Downham, in Lancashire, England, Parish register, as found on the microfilm FHL [1278942], I have attempted to recreate some Parker family groups. These groupings are constructed on the foundation of the Baptism and Marriage registrations available in this publication. Accordingly the microfilm of the Registers include baptisms of 1653 – 1887 and marriages of 1653 – 1837.

The inserted image is the Baptismal Font at St. Leonard Church in Downham. From the site, Some Churches and Chapels Near Clitheroe in Lancashire and Yorkshire, England.

As per usual there is the happenstance of the images of the pages becoming more and more deteriorated and illegible as I move back in time. My prime transcription and reading problem is that the script of the surname Parker and a surname Tasker, at times, is somewhat difficult to discern. All be that, I continue with the Parker Project.

Circumventing my GenoPro/Windows issue I have found that once I add new data to my Parker Descendant Chart, I have been able to save my work. The “go-around”, I save each new update to a brand new GenoPro .gno file with an incremental different title or name.

And catching up with declaration of my Grilled Cheese Sandwich per week, the last one was out of this world. The sandwich was an Italian Melt. Ingredients – slices of freshly baked Italian bread; fried pancetta; creamy Gorgonzola and fontina cheeses; and mildly pickled sliced onions. An orange was zested and mixed with some butter which was then spread on one side of each slice of bread.

The sandwich was assembled and then placed to cook in a non-stick frying pan. Two minutes on medium heat; flip – carefully; cover pan and cooked for 3 to 4 minutes. Man was that different and fantastic.

The recipe actually called for thin slices of vinegar-marinated fennel… but as I have never had fennel and do not have a penchant for the taste of licorice, however mild, I substituted with pickled onions. A note: not cocktail onions; pickled slices of Vidalia onions.
And now back to work on my Parker and Transcription Projects.

Have you figured out the 498882 yet?

Clues thus far – 498882; 3.4+ miles to Portland; and Butter Rum.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Number Two - 498882 Clue

Morning,

What is 498882?

About 3.4+ miles to Portland.


Next clue...

Butter Rum

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Next - 498882 Clue

22 July 2011

Afternoon,

What is 498882?

Next clue...

About 3.4+ miles to Portland.

Enjoy,

Jim

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My Tangent - What Next? - 1768 LWT - James Smith

Morning,

Who was it that coined some sort of phrase that states that “things happen in threes”? Well, I swear that that soul must have dropped out of school when they began the numbers-that-come-after-three lessons.

Let’s see – (1) Heart; (2) Lightning Hit; (3) Upside down security; (4) Death of an icebox; (5) Late life paternity; (6) A Vicious Vespula vulgaris visitor in the shower… And now Number 7 – My mainstay genealogy software, GenoPro, refuses to save my work.

I’m not sure if it is GenoPro or something to do with the most recent Windows Security Pak update. This of course, I tend to believe has something to do with the Windows update and of it causing some sort of conflict.

The crash of GenoPro and not saving my updates sort of puts an immediate crimp in my Parker Project. I have been using GenoPro in my genealogy work and research since just about the introduction of the software. I use it to create my charts and visual analyses. I like the freedom it proffers me to create pictorial family relationships and the fact that I am not limited to the parameters of the dictates of a specific format.

Last night I downloaded the A’s and B’s of the Indexes of the Grenada Registers of Records for the years 1764 through 1871. All-things-being-equal I have a thought of creating a database to upload the information from the Indexes. The idea is nice, and the question is, when will I get to it?

I discovered an 1768 Will and Last Testament of a James Smith in the Grenada Registers of Records. There are three names associated in the document that bear investigation; his wife – Johanna; his witness – Hamilton Steele; and a friend and associate – Thomas Bennett.

After I spent some time on the 1768 Will, I then discovered a 1767 Indenture between James Smith and Thomas Bennett. Obviously I will be pursuing this tangent.

And now back to try and get my GenoPro application working.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - What is 498882?

Morning,

What is 498882?

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 545p – Smith Robertson Genealogy – The Parker Project – 1809 GGG-Grandfather John Parker - Downham

20 July 2011

Greetings and Good Morning,

As in any project I undertake in my genealogy and ancestor research, I have to be careful that I keep a focus in mind. My objective of the Parker Project, apart from discovering those persons who may be of my blood line, is to try and identify and sort out the Parkers, Walkers, Kendals, et al of whom I have found birth, baptism, marriage, and death registrations. This Project could well be called my Downham Project…

The Church which seemed to be the family Church was St. Leonard in Downham. The above photo of St. Leonard Church is from Google maps.

All-things-being-equal I have been able to narrow, or should I say pinpoint a starting location for my search of these families to Downham in Lancashire, England. This will include towns and villages of the surrounding area, to include Clitheroe, Twiston, Worston, Chatburn, Waddington, etc.. Downham is approximately a 4 ½ hour, about 240 miles drive today east-northeast from London.

And this morning, I include as background to the start of my Parker Project the 1809 Baptism Registration of ggg-grandfather John Parker. See Part 186p.

The inserted map from Genuki.org, Downham Township Boundaries, is extracted from: Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.

And now I am ready to continue. I will be presenting birth, baptism, marriage, and death registration entries as I proceed along with my search.

Enjoy,

Jim


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Part 544k – Smith Robertson Genealogy – The Parker Project – GGG-Grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker

19 July 2011

Early Morning,

Continuing with my Parker Project, the next on my anthology of ancestors is great-great-great-grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker.

The inserted map from Genuki.org, Twiston Township Boundaries, is extracted from: Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.

GGG-Grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker was born in Twiston, England.

According to her Baptism Registration she was baptized 17 December 1809, at the Chapelry of Downham in Lancashire, England. The Registration also indicates that she was born 27 November 1809.

Here is the Page, (image), of the Parish Register as downloaded from the Item 7 of the microfilm FHL [1278942].

My attempted transcription from the faded copy –

December
17 Elizabeth daughter of George and Isabella
Kendal of Twiston. born Nov 27th 1809

My next entry will be ggg-grandfather John Parker. Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim

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Part 543p – Smith Robertson Genealogy – The Parker Project

18 July 2011

Evening,

Today is the beginning of the Parker Project. I need to ascertain and gather that information that is critical to my Parker Family Line and genealogy. To initiate my research I will begin my maternal line and relate a quick genealogical synopsis.

I start with my mother and her mother was Madge (née Goodey) Robertson. Grandmother Madge was born in England 1891 and passed away in Jamaica in 1975. Please refer to Part 76g.


The inserted image is grandmother Madge Goodey's 1891 Birth Registration as recorded in the General Register Office.

Great-grandmother Mary Alice (née Crossley) Goodey, her mother, was born in England. According to her Birth Registration she was born 23 December 1864, at Square, Walsden and registered in the District of Todmorden in the Counties of York & Lancaster. Detailed information can be cross-referenced at Part 140c.



Her mother, my great-great grandmother was Elizabeth Crossley formerly Parker. Here is the Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth as Given at the General Register Office. GG-Grandmother Elizabeth was born the 10th of February 1841 in Twiston. Her birth was registered in the Registration District of Clitheroe in the Counties of Lancaster and York. See Part 154p.


And as you can see in the Birth Registration, gg-grandmother Elizabeth’s mother was ggg-grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker.

Here is a quick Ancestral Lineage, which at the same time is representational of my mtDNA; my Haplogroup H1a1.

Me – Jim Smith
My Mother – née Robertson
My Grandmother – Madge (née Goodey) Robertson
My Great(G)-Grandmother – Mary Alice (née Crossley) Goodey
My GG-Grandmother – Elizabeth (née Parker) Crossley
My GGG-Grandmother – Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker

The Parker Project continues. Next is the Baptism Registration of ggg-grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker.

Enjoy,

Jim

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My Tangent - Wet Blades - Parkers, Kendalls, & Dubucs Genealogy

15 July 2011

Morning,

Don’t know where the energy came from… but I decided this early morning that I should start up roller-blading again. Of course, I almost went back to bed when I say the condensation of the humidity on all the windows. But my thought process was that I have been putting it off for this past seven months.

That’s right I hadn’t donned the roller-blades since last year November. Well here I go again. It took me 20 minutes to go three miles. I need to get back, slowly to my 50 miles a week… with the next goal of 60 miles a week by December.

Temperature in Tampa is right now 88°F (31°C). And this is the part that I don’t understand. The humidity is slated at 67%... but it is raining, and thundering. By definition humidity is the “dampness, especially of the air.” But if it is raining, how can the humidity as announced by the National Weather Service be at 67%? Doesn’t raining, wet water falling from the sky, mean that the air that I pass through is 100% wet and damp? Guess, I must be “meteorologically-deficient”?

Yesterday I began an further study of my Parker and Kendal(l) Lines. I stumbled across a number of new bits of information pertaining to both Family Lines of Lancashire, England. This is going to have some effect and change to my Parker Descendant Chart.

I received a mystery comment to my Posting Part 514d this morning from an Anonymous writer. It read “I possess the de BUC genealogy (600-ca. 1450) about this family originating from Lille, which established in Brabant, Flanders and in Norman England later on.” And you can imagine my piqued interest. This could be some, and I reiterate, may be some classic and pertinent information for my Dubuc Family Line. When I move my cursor, in my email listing, over the “Anonymous” I am presented with a dialogue box reading “mafarr noreply-comment @ blooger.com” Did you write this comment? Does anyone have any idea? Will the Mystery Guest please stand up?

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Indenture Cleaning and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

13 July 2011

Afternoon,

Sixty of the 75 pages/images of the cropping and cleaning of the latest 1801 Indenture from the Grenada Registers of Records have been completed. I wish there was something out there that could hasten the job a wee bit. It certainly is a tedious part of my genealogy search for clues to the origins of ggg-grandfather James Smith. But I am willing to do the work as I really do not want to miss that iota of information that just may be hidden someplace on some early contract and writing.



The last supper recipe jumped a bit further than a plain ole grilled cheese sandwich.

Got me a book, Grilled Cheese, Please! by Laura Werlin, and I decided that I will try to duplicate all her recipes presented. Hell there are 50 recipes… and that means Grilled Cheese Sandwiches once a week for the next year.

The first attempt – Hog Island Grilled Cheese… Tell you what, you cannot devour more than just one of these babies. Four types of cheese: Gruyère; Cheddar; Havarti; and Fromage Blanc… all on sourdough bread.

Well the only one I couldn’t find at the local markets, Fromage Blanc. The Assistant Cheese Person at one of the local cheese counters had no clue as to what type of cheese is/was Fromage Blanc. I even pronounced it “Queso Blanco”, but still no luck. And so I substituted a creamy cottage cheese. I suppose I could have used a replacement of cream cheese…

The four cheeses melted on pan-fried sourdough bread was excellent. Decadent, but delicious. One down… and 49 more to go.

I enjoyed,

Jim
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My Tangent - Lightning and Genealogy Progress

12 July 2011

Evening,

And now the next thing... The Electric Co installed another surge protector. I think the One upstairs will look on our house at 4216 like a "Where's Waldo?" puzzle searching for the one opening to zap. And we thought that that was it, that is, the after effects of the palm tree lightning hit. No way, three weeks later they still continue.

The water dispenser on the refrigerator started spewing forth cool, clear water from the TURNED OFF dispenser. Not to be sacrilegious but didn't some Dude smote some rock and some beverage came forth. Seriously, not a funny situation.

Seriously, not a funny situation. Yesterday the appliance electrician did once again replace the control boards, for the third time. His opinion; the refrigerator is no longer fixable. The lightning bolt certainly screwed up the inner workings. His advice, which we followed, was to turn off the water and ice dispenser. We did that.

Today the ZapCap people were out to replace the ZapCap surge protector on the house. Concurrently the refrigerator, even though the dispenser was OFF, decided to geyser-forth with a stream of cool, clear, filtered water. The next we knew, the refrigerator was smoking and the dispenser unit was on fire. Luckily someone was home!!!

A quick call to the appliance repair man and he was on the door-step. Ding-dong the refrigerator is DEAD! Hell, the lightning hit was on June 22nd past. That is almost three weeks passé. You never know. And to top it all, we now have to replace an Anderson Hibiscus Tree on the easement and four 12-foot Ligustrum hedge plants. The poor Anderson bloomed today but without any green leaves, she looks like a burlesque dancer covered in pink flowers.

Lightning is a fact of life in Tampa and in Central Florida.

So have I been working on my genealogy and search for the origins for ggg-grandfather James Smith. Yes, a bit… Spoke with Stephen in Scotland regarding the history of Smiths and Scots in Grenada and the Caribbean. Great chat. The next three FHL microfilms of the Grenada Registers of Records have arrived, and a new database project is formulating in my head. More on that later…

I’m keeping my eyes opened for any documentation regarding my ggg-grandmother Mary Ann (née Doret) Smith. Logic rules that if she owned property in Grenada there should be some paperwork on file, hopefully.

I have been working on the cropping and exposure clean-up of the next Indenture of the 1801+ Grenada Registers of Records. The next Indenture in my Transcription Project has 75 pages. That’s some bit of work… and two Smith’s are included.

I have been reviewing my data of Downham and Clitheroe, England. This is where I have got a line on the possibility of some ancestors of ggg-grandmother Elizabeth (née Kendal) Parker. I have found a birth registration from the same vicinity that could, that is may be, ggg-grandmother Elizabeth’s mother Isabella. Have to check that out.

Still a lot to do… and I continue, lightning or thunder.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Thunderstorms, Enfamil, & Genealogy

08 July 2011

Morning,

Today I am using the new Google Blogger Dashboard format. It really is slick.

The rainy season is most definitely here. The forecast for above my house, the one that GPS somehow believes is 4266 instead of the real number of 4216, is “Thunderstorm, Heavy Rain, Fog, and Mist”. Well, my head and the Pack all know it is dark and wet, and we've got all four.

The above image is Childe Hassam's 1890 wonderful "Rainstorm, Union Square."

It is so wet that the electric company just called and excused themselves today from installing the new surge protector which goes on the surge protector which is already on the house. Make sense? Of course not. I wonder if the powers that be upstairs enjoy watching the tiny peons on this planet scurry around trying to outsmart the force of Mother Nature.

Tinker in her enthusiasm, yesterday decided that my left middle finger was a part of her 10am treat. Five bandages later that finger still hurts... and Tinker just wants to sit in my lap to avoid the tremors of the portending thunderstorm.

Marketing firms today sometimes drive me around the bend. When I arrived home from my volunteer work at the local Family History Center there was a package waiting for me, addressed to J.K.L. Smith. I opened the package I let out some choice words. With mouth open I extracted a box of Enfamil. That is baby formula. Hell, who do they think I am?

Somehow I have been targeted to increase the population of this planet, in the throes of connubial bliss. I think not. And the package of Enfamil has the audacity to read; “I am not a baby – I am a newborn.” Say what?

This JKLS does not at this young age have any intention of adding to the population statistics. And the damn thing is some marketing strategist has got my JKLS on their list and keeps sending me information on the how-tos and where-fores of conception and motherhood. Damn, must have been the lightning hit on this house!!!

Well back to my research and search for the origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith. I wonder if he's up there somewhere just sitting on some cloud having a good time.

Enjoy,

Jim
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Part 542s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – Another New Smith Indenture Study Matrix – In Progress

07 July 2011

Morning,

The next new Smith Indenture Study Matrix is the beginning of my current work with regards to the Grenada Registers of Records 1785-1797 (v. K1-T1). These Indentures are entered on the Registers microfilmed on FHL [1563320].


If you are new reader to A Genealogy Hunt, the purpose of an Indenture Study Matrix is to present a visual and consolidated summary of those Postings of transcriptions of Records associated with specific Smiths. This Matrix presents cross-references, by Part number to the associated Postings of the microfilm which is a copy of the Grenada Registers of Records.

To view the Matrix, click on the image and increase the viewing aspect per your viewing software or application. Please note that I have not segregated the Posting numbers by unique individuals only by unique names, as encountered in each Record.

I have only listed the singular Smith names. In other words, there may be more than one individual with the same name, for example, James Smith. I have only recorded those names as single entries if and only if there is a unique prefix or suffix added to the name. For example, James Smith and James Smith, Junior each may be represented on separate, single lines of the Matrix. The listed Smith may or may not be the same individual but the transcribed Record(s) may not have any clues or hints as to that fact.

In order to see a specific Part, please enter the Part number, e.g. Part 538s, into the “Search This Blog” box. You can also see a copy of this Matrix by clicking the Matrices tab at the top of the page under the header and choosing the corresponding title on the pull-down menu.

All Matrices can be used in conjunction with each other. Check out other Matrices by clicking on the Matrices tab at the top of each page.

I'm using SmartDraw VP to create the Matrix and hopefully, sometime soon, I hope to provide immediate links to relevant Posting as indicated within the Matrix. At some point, I hope to present the Matrix with working links. The nice thing about SmartDraw VP is that it has this capability in a SmartDraw form.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Jim
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Part 541s – Smith Robertson Genealogy – The Next New Smith Indenture Study Matrix

06 July 2011

Evening,

Continuing my organizational work and setting some semblance to the many works of transcription that I have completed here is the next new Smith Indenture Study Matrix. This Matrix begins the highlighting of Smiths that are found in the Grenada Registers of Records 1799-1811 (v. M4-W4). These Indentures are entered on the Registers microfilmed on FHL [1563378].


If you are new to reading A Genealogy Hunt, the purpose of an Indenture Study Matrix is to present a visual and consolidated summary of those Postings of transcriptions of Records associated with specific Smiths. This Matrix presents cross-references, by Part number to the associated Postings of the microfilm which is a copy of the Grenada Registers of Records.

To view the Matrix, click on the image and increase the viewing aspect per your viewing software or application. Please note that I have not segregated the Posting numbers by unique individuals only by unique names, as encountered in each Record.

I have only listed the singular Smith names. In other words, there may be more than one individual with the same name, for example, James Smith. I have only recorded those names as single entries if and only if there is a unique prefix or suffix added to the name. For example, James Smith and James Smith, Junior each may be represented on separate, single lines of the Matrix. The listed Smith may or may not be the same individual but the transcribed Record(s) may not have any clues or hints as to that fact.

In order to see a specific Part, please enter the Part number, e.g. Part 524s, into the “Search This Blog” box. You can also see a copy of this Matrix by clicking the Matrices tab at the top of the page under the header and choosing the corresponding title on the pull-down menu.

All Matrices can be used in conjunction with each other. Check out other Matrices by clicking on the Matrices tab at the top of each page.

I'm using SmartDraw VP to create the Matrix and hopefully, sometime soon, I hope to provide immediate links to relevant Posting as indicated within the Matrix. At some point, I hope to present the Matrix with working links. The nice thing about SmartDraw VP is that is has this capability in a SmartDraw form.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Jim
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Part 540s - Smith Robertson Genealogy - New Smith Indenture Study Matrix

04 July 2011

Evening,

Thunderstorm's approaching. I thought I should get my work Matrix posted before I take another lightning hit on the house.

Please note that there is a new Header; "Matrices". As I have four new Matrices on the make I thought this work justified its own menu listing. All-things-being-equal the total number of Matrices completed and in progress will total eight.


The new Smith Indenture Study Matrix is associated with the microfilm FHL [1563379].

If you are new to reading A Genealogy Hunt, the purpose of an Indenture Study Matrix is to present a visual and consolidated summary of those Postings of transcriptions of Records associated with specific Smiths. This Matrix presents cross-references, by Part number to the associated Postings of the microfilm which is a copy of the Grenada Registers of Records, 1811-1825 (v. W4-H5).

To view the Matrix, click on the image and increase the viewing aspect per your viewing software or application. Please note that I have not segregated the Posting numbers by unique individuals only by unique names, as encountered in each Record.

I have only listed the singular Smith names. In other words, there may be more than one individual with the same name, for example, James Smith. I have only recorded those names as single entries if and only if there is a unique prefix or suffix added to the name. For example, James Smith and James Smith, Junior each are represented on separate, single lines of the Matrix. The listed Smith may or may not be the same individual but the transcribed Record(s) may not have any clues or hints as to that fact.

In order to see a specific Part, please enter the Part number, e.g. Part 377s, into the “Search This Blog” box. You can also see a copy of this Matrix by clicking the Matrices tab at the top of the page under the header and choosing the corresponding title on the pull-down menu.

I'm using SmartDraw VP to create the Matrix and hopefully, sometime soon, I hope to provide immediate links to relevant Posting as indicated within the Matrix. At some point, I hope to present the Matrix with working links. The nice thing about SmartDraw VP is that is has this capability in a SmartDraw form.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Jim
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My Tangent - Happy 4th of July - Genealogy Research Matrixes



Good Morning, and a Happy Fourth of July,

This morning, I opened the house after basking in the glory of ac for the past couple of days. The current temperature at 8:00 am is just 75° F, and the humidity is 84%. Psychologically as I can now “depend” on closing the windows and cranking up the ac, I do not feel as clammy and hot.

Happy 4th! A nice day to have off, excepting for the quadrupeds; they do not relish the swooshes, the bangs, and the pops of the humans’ celebration.

I will be adding a new header at the top of A Genealogy Hunt shortly. The new header will be “Matrix”. This will include a drop down menu of tables and summary charts of work that I have been conducting in my genealogy research. Currently there are four “Smith Indenture Study Matrix…” under the header “Analyses”. There soon will be a total of seven, plus a couple more.

Enjoy the day,

Jim
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My Tangent - AC and Reading - Genealogy Transcription Project Continues

02 July 2011

Morning,

AC is up and running and the house is comfortable… and now to start the paperwork to deal with the insurance companies, to recoup that which I had to fork out to repair. My stash is on the desk, but I really want to give myself a couple of days just to sit back before I begin writing that tome.

I’ve noticed a couple of glitches with my PC, but and with that one I will wait another couple of days to see if the issues continue. And then I will take it in for a check-up. At least this one is a different set of insurance agencies.

Last night I began working on my next set of Indentures of my Transcription Project. This next work is a set and is, I believe, 74 pages long. It was entered to the Grenada Registers of Records 2 April 1801 and begins “This Indenture of ten Parts made the twenty fourth day of July… 1800.” I have finished cropping and cleaning 40 of the downloaded images. Thirty-four more pages to go.

The following are some books that I am currently reading.
  • Jewish Pirates of The Caribbean by Edward Kritzler, published by Doubleday, 2008. My expectations are the hopes to understand the whys and the possibilities of connections to my Abraham Family lines. I not implying that my Abrahams were pirates. I am reading and searching the time frames and all possibilities to find any portal of hints and family connections.
  • Scotland, the Caribbean and The Atlantic World, 1750-1820 by Douglas J. Hamilton, Manchester University Press, 2005. All-things-being-equal this writing could open some more doors to the search of origins of my ggg-grandfather James Smith and Grenada. Of course there is a possibility that there may be some Robertson connections as well.
  • Dining in the Raw by Rita Romano, 1992, published through Kensington Books. And no I am not becoming a naturist. The book is of “the Techniques of Macrobiotic, Vegan, Allergy-Free, and Raw Food Disciplines.
  • The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain, Loyola Classics, 1952. I just finished Costain’s The Tontine, thank you Miss P. and I thought that I would like to read another one of his novels.
  • Kimberly Einmo’s Jelly Roll Quilts & More, AQS Publishing, 2010. We are using Cross Bows techniques to create another new quilt. This of course means we have 11 now in progress.
I added a new App, Evernote. Evernote allows me to synchronize documents, etc., between my PCs and Notebook, my iPad, and mobile phones. I really like it but my only issue, I believe, is that it is a power-hog when it is in the process of synchronizing between the different components. Something to check out.

Enjoy,

Jim
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My Tangent - Happy Canada Day - I Keep Searching

01 July 2011

Morning and Happy Canada Day y’all up North,

From the house sans AC, but now with a portable air conditioning unit that is supposed to work on 500 square feet and a sealed window for the exhaust, set with Dick Cheney’s duct tape, I am still not up to par in my element of genealogy research. The replacement parts for the air conditioning unit still have just arrived and I am learning just how much tolerance an increase in body heat over a slow period of time can cause to my own personal psyche and overall energy.

The refrigerator is now fully operational and the garage door opener. I’m just waiting on the replacement of the new parts for the ac unit. This is where nail-biting begins.

And now it is July 1, 2011; half the year has passed.

As a quick update, I haven’t as yet discovered the origins or ancestry of my ggg-grandfather James Smith but you can guarantee that I am going to continue to look. My Indenture Transcription Project continues and there have been some gems that I have chanced upon. Also, there have been some leads that have caused me to ask more questions and continue my search into some different directions.

At the local Family History Center I have been reviewing the Grenada Registers of Records of 1764 through 1881 that have been preserved on microfilm. Contacts in Australia, Canada, England, Grenada, Scotland, Sweden, Trinidad, United States, and Wales have all been helping with the work, research, and search. Thank you to everyone.

And I keep searching,

Enjoy,

Jim
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