RECORDS JUST ADDED 2020

Memories from the early ’70s.

Anyone remember the clacking of the telex, dictaphones, gestetners? The electric typewriter in the photo had a central ball one could change for another with a different font. The metal filing cabinet behind me held individual card files for a subscription to a monthly newsletter, all names having to be typed twice: to a file card,  then to a metal addressograph plate to print the addresses on envelopes.

I had been working for the Federal Government in Northern Canada (Indian Affairs),  but had returned to Three Hills, Alberta to take on the challenge of running a new office for the Western Representative of the OMF , who was often away travelling. I loved arranging itinerary of missionaries,  attending conferences, dealing with correspondence and all office routines. 

Beginnings – reviewing interest of visitors to this site; established goals for this New Year; preparing publications for print. Answering inquiries; researching library systems.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

January

USA

New Mexico (69 more records) ; North Dakota (71) Oregon (44); Rhode Island (9); South Dakota (62);  Utah (80); Vermont (49); Washington State (102) Wisconsin (94); Wyoming (2) ; Alabama (71); Alaska (3); Arizona (44) Arkansas (54) Colorado (135); Connecticut (275); Delaware (57); District of Columbia (1); Florida (62); Georgia (89); Idaho (3) Iowa (17) Kentucky (85)

MILITARY:  Jan 2020 Military Might Chart added to main Military Page. Adding names of vets from death records found in some states.

My note to Islay, Scotland Researchers:  Just found a  child, H H Gillespie in Arizona Deaths, of Donald Gillespie & Mary McNeil of Simcoe Co, Ontario, CANADA. He was born Michigan. Did they just visit, or live there for awhile? Parents buried in Collingwood, Ontario.

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February

USA

Continuing USA records (most are Death Records):

Arkansas (1); Maine (202); Maryland (44); Massachusetts (11); Michigan (40); Minnesota (44); New Jersey (37);  New York (270); North Carolina (160); Pennsylvania (174); Tennessee (155), Texas (84); Virginia (106); West Virginia (75)

Current Obits: Virginia (1); Ohio (1) NC (1)

Note: found terrible history of Civil War Pt Lookout Prison for Confederates in Maryland-  Gillespie listed on Maryland Death Records.

Germany (2); Jamaica (2); Japan (1); Norway (new) 1

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March

USA – 1 obit for California

AUSTRALIA – 333

  • Capital Territory Deaths (10)
  • New South Wales Marriages (26)  NSW Deaths (18)
  • Northern Australia – 2
  • South Australia Marriages (18)
  • Queensland Marriages (216) Deaths (1)
  • Tasmania (1) Death
  • Victoria Deaths (16)
  • Western Australia Deaths (1)
  • Australia Miscellaneous Death Records (24)

NEW ZEALAND – 180

  • Marriages (164)  Deaths (16)

AFRICA – 87

 South Africa:  (80)

  • 2 immigration records,  3 births, 1 marriage, 74 deaths.

Sudan – new (5)  military medals 1884-1886 UK campaign

Tunisia – (1)

Zimbabwe:  (1)

ASIA – 69

Afghanistan – new (1)

Pakistan – new  (1)

China: (67)- new Passenger Lists to and from China between 1876 to the late 1950s.  .

CARIBBEAN – 2

Antiqua – new  1814/1815   British Military record

Cuba (1) new

CENTRAL AMERICA – 27                                                                                                                                      

Mexico:  7  births; 11 marriages; 9 deaths

EUROPE – 29

Austria- (1)

Finland – new (1)

Germany – (15) new Passenger Lists to and from Germany. Indicates Gillespie  sailors living in Hamburg.

Greece – (6) records

Moldova (1) – new. b 1823    What led a Gillespie family to this isolated location above Greece, when the movement in that time period was to North America? A puzzling find. Irish names

Norway – new (1)

Poland – new (1)

Spain – new (2)

Sweden – new (1)

IRELAND – 8

Co Tyrone Deaths & Marriages. (8)

MIDDLE EAST – 9

Palestine (Israel) 6 military records

Turkey -(3)  births

SOUTH AMERICA – 13

Argentina (1) new

Brazil –  (10)

Chile – new (1)

  • Consul David Ross Gillespie 1801-1868 from Scotland.

Uruguay – (1)

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Due to the coronovirus outbreak world-wide, work on this website has slowed down during self isolation. May we all find the capacity to turn this pandemic  into one of life’s greatest moments –a war against an invisible virus.  Thank you all front line workers,  and everyone who is showing social distancing and respect for others.

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CANADA -221

  • Petitions for Divorce 1848-1968 – (4)

Ontario: (129)

  • Births (37)   Marriages (87)     Deaths (5)

Quebec: (88)

  • Marriages (50); Deaths (29) Early Land Records (9)

April

USA  – (1 ) obit for Missouri

MILITARY: (7) Loyalist & British Soldiers, 1771-1784

ENGLAND:  Marriages (392)

IRELAND:

  • Early Marriages (16)
  • Co Donegal Deaths (18)
  • Co Fermanagh Deaths (6)
  • Co Tyrone Deaths (43)

 Records Just Added

Beginning Total                                         35,025

January                         1,475                    36,500

February                      1,412                    37, 912

March                               979                     38,891

April                                   483                    39,374

 

Link to Web Work of 2019 and earlier,  with year end summaries.

 

 

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