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BIOGRAPHY, 1989-DOTTIE BENNETT

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

BIOGRAPHY, 1989-DOTTIE BENNETT

The biography below was written by Dottie Bennett in 1989. “For most of my life I have been working with young people and women, assisting their growth and adjustment.  It has been challenging, exciting, interesting and rewarding. At age ten I ran a neighborhood nursery; at age twelve I was a junior counselor at the Episcopal Camp and later a co-sponsor of Girls’ Friendly Society of Teenagers and a Sunday School Teacher.  As my three girls grew I became active in the local PTA as an officer and Newsletter editor, in the community on the Farmington Public School Advisory Board, in Girl...

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Michigan City Directories

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Michigan City Directories

City Directories        City directories, including Michigan’s can help family history researchers find success in tracking down these “lost relatives.” Since many of them are published annually, city directories can give historical perspective on a family’s residence within a particular community. They can also identify when and where they moved into a city, list a spouse’s name, a resident’s occupation and/or place of work, and even narrow the possible date ranges of an ancestor’s death. City directories can also serve as an effective substitute...

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Cetnar Family from Jaslo, Poland

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cetnar Family from Jaslo, Poland

Emigration from Jaslo, Poland The Cetnar family came over from Jaslo, Poland by traveling on the ship Capella which departed Hamburg, Germany on April 1, 1881 and arrived in London, England.  The family more than likely traveled by rail from Jaslo, Poland to Hamburg, Germany.  Jaslo is in the Southeastern part of Poland.   From the Hamburg passenger list, the family is listed as: Peter (Piotr) with his occupation as farmer, Maria, Adam, Justine, Ladislaus (Wladyslaw/Walter), Carolina, Kataryna and Vinenz.  Their accommodations were not listed on the passenger list which meant they more than...

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William C. Helme- Providence, RI

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

William C. Helme- Providence, RI

William C. Helme (1805-1865) was a master machinist in Providence, Rhode Island.  He was part owner of Helme & Dorrance, Manufactures of Jeweler’s and Machinists Tools.   He married Celinda Elizabeth Gould in 1857, in Providence, Rhode Island.  They had 8 children, one of which was George Edwin Helme.   George had a son named Arthur Helme (picture on the left) whom is my Great Grandfather. Arthur moved to Michigan for a job.  William and his family resided at 26 Halsey Street, Providence, Rhode Island for many years.  This house was built in 1814 (somewhere unknown) and was moved to 26...

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Billington Descendants of the Mayflower

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | 14 comments

Billington Descendants of the Mayflower

John Billington family I am related to this Billington Family that came over on the Mayflower.  This family has some interesting stories.  Have you ever wondered if you are a descendant of the Mayflower? John Billington was born in England, about 1580 and was executed, more than likely by hanging, at Plymouth in September 1630.  His wife’s name was Ellinor who was also born in England about 1580.   The Billington’s came over on the Mayflower to become independent of the Separatist church group from Leiden. The ship had 102 passengers and a crew of about 30-40 in extremely cramped conditions....

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