Saturday, September 27, 2014

Surname Saturday : Baldwin

The BALDWIN surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the family are likely English.  This particular line of Baldwins were Quakers. 

Stories and history :

Ahnentafel # 959 : Ann Baldwin (1750-    ).  Ann's birth was recorded on 5th month, 18th day, 1750 at New Garden MM, North Carolina.  She married Samuel Millikan (1742-1817) on 6th month, 10th day, 1767 at New Garden MM, North Carolina.  Samuel was born December 11, 1742 in Chester County, Pennsylvania and died November 3, 1817 in Randolph County, North Carolina.  They were the parents of 10 children, recorded at Center MM, North Carolina. I do not know when Ann died.

Ahnentafel # 1918 : William Baldwin (c1720-1802).  William was born circa 1720.  He married Elizabeth Smith (c1730-1773) circa 1750. Elizabeth was born circa 1730 and died September 19, 1773.  They were members of the New Garden Monthly Meeting of Friends in North Carolina.  William married secondly to Ann Hunt on June 18, 1788 at New Garden.  William and Elizabeth were the parents of twelve children.  William died August 19, 1802 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014


Recently I began mining the website for additional information about folks in my database.  I set up a search in my Rootsmagic database for anyone whose death date in not blank and whose burial place is blank.

As I'm making my way through the database, I'm searching at the site to see if anyone has posted a memorial page for the individual who matches the information in my database.  I'm then adding the burial place to my database.  I've created a source template for the burial information as well.

The finished source might look something like this:

FindAGrave Inc., ( : accessed 13 September 2014), Joseph Allen (1733-1816) memorial.

Nothing spectacular, but it's something that I should have been doing or could have been doing for several years.  I've been a member at for a long time and have been a contributor.  As a free site, it has a lot of information and many times additional clues that I didn't have in my database.

As I make my way through the alphabet (right now I'm still in the "A" section), I am adding the final burial location for folks in the database, but also am adding birth, death and marriage information as I find it.  I'm making sure I source it right away so that I know where I found the information.  This information will be helpful in leading me to new clues on these people.

My goal is to get through Rootmagic  first with everyone that doesn't have a burial location listed, then go back and check those that I did already have with a burial location to see if they have a memorial page, add sourcing from FindAGrave and add any additional information.