I have got to tell you, Donna Potter Phillips is just one of those amazing folks in the genealogy field. She offers us wonderful articles in numerous magazines, wisdom, attitude, humor – what can I say I’m a fan. I’ve been busy asking her for tips and ideas for our society’s newsletter. When she spoke to the Arizona State Genealogical Society last year she said to contact her anytime. Boy I have I abused her! If you have a chance to hear her speak go – she’s worth any price. I can still see the folks in the audience being shocked when she told us to throw out and weed through our research. It’s true, genealogist need to go through their paper work and get rid of the doubles, the stuff we know we don’t need, yet we save………………….
Ancestry.com. Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Baltimore, Maryland. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, 1820-1891. Roll M255_31 Ship: Strassburg
After years of searching I finally found the Miottel family in the 1900 census. They were just where I knew they should be in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. They were listed under Meottel. So far this family has been listed as Miottel, Miattel and Meottel in census records.
I also this day found the Skibbe’s in the 1900 cenus in Franklin, Pulaski, Indiana. I’m on a roll…
I received an email from a Skibbe cousin on a follow up to a letter I sent. It’s great to have someone to discuss the family with. Hopefully between the two of us we can find more clues for this family. Marge was able to share some vital stats. I’ve already shared some information and a copy of a death certificate. She is going to share some orbits and pictures. I am slowly entering in additional information info my Legacy program.
Chicago City Directory by the Chicago Directory Company for all listed below:
No records located in 1877, 1878, 1879, 1888, 1891
1867 Skibbe, William, bricklayer, home 775 State St
1883 page 1140
Skibbe, William, home 492 Paulina
Skibbe, William, bricklayer, home 38 Crossing St
1889 all on page 1651
Skibbe, Theodore, cooper, home 758 Elston Ave
Skibbe, William, laborer, 1083 W 20th St
Skibbe, William, laborer, 17 Bauwans
1890, page 2031
Skibbe, William, bricklayer, 690 W 19th St
Part of the homework for the NGS course was to write letters of inquiry. I sent mine in as homework and out to whom they were addressed. I received a response from my mother’s cousin. She stated that her mother told her Wilhelm Skibbe and a brother bought a farm in LaPorte, Indiana. The brothers had an argument and the brother moved away. She has a copy of the farm purchase but it only listed Wilhelm.
Arwen you catch everything! You are so right, the Arizona State Genealogical Society’s new website is www.AzSGS.org. I hope everyone logs on and checks it out. We are still working out the kinks but at least we have current content on the website! That in itself is an improvement.
I’ve been busy re-entering all of the genealogical information. It’s amazing how much more information can be gleaned from a source we obtained years ago. As we become more experienced in our ancestor search, we learn to look at what we have in a different fashion.