Gaylord Fact Finders Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1524
Gaylord, Michigan 49734
Volume 13, Number 4 April, 2000
|Officers for 1999-2000:||Committees:|
|President||Donna Marrs||Obituaries/Vital Records||Donna Marrs|
|Vice President||Marleah Muzyl||Marleah Muzyl|
|Recording Secretary||Mary "Dell" Krueger||Membership|
|Corresp. Secretary||Donna Marrs||Social||Patricia Moehring|
|Treasurer||Jackie Skinner||Newsletter||Donna Marrs
|Past-President||Uilani Clifton||Programs||Sue Giessel|
|Inter-Society Liaison||Donna Marrs|
|These officers and Past-President comprise our executive board.||MGC Delegates||Donna Marrs
Publisher of "The Keystone" is the Gaylord
Fact Finders Genealogical Society, a non-profit organization. Publication is in
January, April, July, and October.
Membership dues are $10.00 per individual (or $ 12.00 per family), and are due by the May meeting each year. If the dues are not received, that member will not receive the July issue of "The Keystone." Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (August - November, and March - June) at the Otsego County Historical Museum, 320 W. Main, Gaylord. Correspondence should be sent to the address shown at the top.
The first issue of "The Keystone", was prepared in July, 1987, by Marleah Muzyl. For the last several years, she has printed and distributed our publication. Now, after nearly 13 years, she is resigning from "The Keystone" staff!!! Patricia Moehring has volunteered to assume these responsibilities from Marleah. For all of these years, we can only offer our thanks to Marleah for a great job, well done in her usual efficient manner, and we also offer thanks to Pat for continuing the fine precedent set for her. We feel confident that she will also continue this responsibility in great form.
This issue includes some medical terms, a short family history, some unusual research sources, fifteen sources for maiden names, incorporation dates of some northern cities and villages, and some up-coming events.
Roots for Kids Call #J929.1 Bel
By Susan Provost Beller
"Many youngsters are curious about their heritage. They know their parents; if they are lucky, they are living with both of them. If they are very lucky, they know - maybe even live with - one or more grandparents. But the average elementary school boy or girl (in the fourth through sixth grades, say) only knows about living relatives. This book will help them learn more, to dig more deeply, to understand, how to do the research necessary to create a simple family tree. It will give them both the tools and the appetite to learn more about their roots, to uncover the stories and events that make them and their families unique.
"Roots for Kids" is based on a twelve-week course the author developed for her fourth grade class. Each chapter is based on a forty-five minute classroom session. While the book is suitable for adoption by teachers seeking to supplement their middle school social studies curriculum with material on family history, its principal use will be by and with individual young people. The book is written at a level appropriate to its audience. The author moves slowly and carefully, as she takes young readers through an introduction to genealogy, to discussions of their families and their parents' families ... learning how to ask questions (oral history) ... researching local state and national records ... using libraries and historical societies ... much more.
"A native of Bristol, Vermont, Susie Beller has been involved in genealogical research for more than sixteen years. In addition to her teaching experience with young people, she has taught advanced genealogy courses to adult education classes."
(taken from the jacket)
We Welcome New Members -
|#174||Donald R. Moss, 7806 Blue Grass Dr., Parkville, Missouri, 64152|
|Researching Moss, Grubbe, Schlienz, June|
|#175||Diana Joan Severns, Box 589, Cottage Grove, Oregon, 97424|
|541-942-0536 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Researching Grubbe, Lockwood, McCormick|
Patricia Moehring - email@example.com
Marleah Muzyl - We need yours now!!!!!
Annette Killebrew - firstname.lastname@example.org
|MORE DISEASES (fatal and otherwise) -|
|Air swellings||Air or gas in intestines|
|Androsis||Too little perspiration|
|Aneurysm||A permanent abnormal, blood filled dilation of a blood vessel resulting from disease of the vessel wall|
|Anthrax||A carbuncle or boil which is larger and more painful than a boil.|
|Arachnitis||Inflammation of membranes in the brain.|
|Ascites||Dropsy of the belly; a collection of water in the stomach.|
|Barber's Itch||Ring-worm of the beard.|
|Bilious Colic||Tortuous pain in the belly.|
|Bloody Flux||Dysentery - inflammation of the bowels; colitis.|
|Blue Disease||A blue tint to the body. Body warmth is reduced to hampering breathing; usually fatal.|
|Bright's Disease||Albumen in the urine.|
|Brain Fever||Intense headache; fever, vertigo, intolerance to light and sound.|
|Brown Tail Rash||Rash on the skin caused by gypsy moth. Hairs are carried on the wind and lodge in the pores of the skin.|
|Bronze John||Yellow fever.|
|Childbains||Sore swelling on the foot or hand caused by exposure to cold.|
|Child-bed fever||Blood poisoning during pregnancy.|
|Cretinism||Abnormal condition marked by physical stunting and mental deficiency, caused by severe thyroid deficiency.|
|Devonshire Colic||Painter's Colic.|
|Dry belly-ache||Painter's Colic.|
|Dysentery||A disease characterized by severe diarrhea with passage of mucus and blood, usually caused by infection.|
|Endocarditis||Inflammation of the heart and its valves.|
|Erysipelas||An acute disease with fever, associated with intense inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by a shortage of red blood cells.|
|False Measles||Rose rash.|
|Flatulent Colic||Wind colic.|
|Gravel||A deposit of small masses in the kidneys and urinary bladder.|
|Green Sickness||A green tint to the skin of a young girl in puberty.|
|Grippe (or LaGrippe)||Influenza (flu).|
|Idrosis||Greatly increased perspiration.|
|Indican in the urine||Poisonous material thrown back into the system.|
|Infantile Spinal Paralysis||Polio.|
|King's Evil||Scrofula, swelling of the neck glands.|
|Lumbago||Rheumatic pain in the back.|
|Milk Crust||Red itchy pimples on face or scalp of infants, which burst and exude a sticky fluid forming a yellow crust.|
|Milk Leg||Phlebitis. Inflammation of the leg beginning two - seven weeks after giving birth.|
|Milk Sickness||Trembles - nausea, vomiting, debility, peculiar breath odor.|
|Mother's Marks||Dilation of minute blood vessels.|
|Mortification||Complete death of part of the body, changing it to black, stinking mass.|
|Neuralgia||Acute pain radiating along the nerves.|
|Osmidrosis||Perspiration with a peculiar smell.|
|Painter's Colic||Colic with slow lead poisoning.|
|Palsy||Uncontrollable tremor of the body or a part of it.|
|Pellagra||Diseased caused by eating spoiled corn. Vomiting, diarrhea, swollen and sore tongue and red ulcerated mouth, rash on the body, and body sores.|
|Phlebitis||Tenderness or hardness of infected vein.|
|Plague (Black Death)||Bubonic plague.|
|Pleurisy||Inflammation and mucus in lungs.|
|Pott's Disease||Tuberculosis of the spine.|
|Puerperal||Pertaining to childbirth.|
|Purple Disease||Rash of spots on body, small, round and bright red, changing to purple or dark-red in irregular livid patches.|
|Pyemia||Blood poisoning from pus in the blood.|
|Rheumatism||Inflammation of the joints.|
|Saint Vitus' Dance||Nervous disorder which creates involuntary contractions.|
|Sciatica||Painful condition in hip and/or thigh.|
|Spotted Fever||Spinal Meningitis|
|Saint Anthony's Fire||Erysipelas|
|Summer Complaint||Infantile Cholera|
|Typhus||Contagious disease transmitted to man by bite of fleas, lice, etc.|
|Uremia||Toxic blood in the urine.|
|Wind Colic||Distressing pain in the bowels.|
|Will Sorter's Disease||Anthrax.|
|(Much of these definitions came from the MGC newsletter of Nov. 1999)|
A short family history
by Annette Laflamme Killebrew
July, 1996 was the first time we came to
Gaylord. We moved here from Bellflower, California. We lived in California for
four years and three months. My folks were living in Atlanta, Michigan at the
time, and we came to visit them. While visiting, my husband was reading the
newspapers looking for a job. We liked Northern Michigan rather than southern
Michigan, were we used to live. He saw an advertisement for help needed at U.S.
Plywood. It was their two-week summer shut-down. He applied for the job, and
then we left for "down below" to my sister's to see if, by any chance,
someone had called him for the job. We were there a few days and he got a call
to come to work at U.S. Plywood.
We bought a small house east of Sparr, on the corner of Gibbs and Sawyer Roads. Our children attended Johannesburg School. In March 1975, U.S. Plywood Champion Paper had a lockout and many men were out of work. We sold our house and moved to Rogersville, Tennessee. His brother and family were living around there, and we did follow each other from state to state. Our oldest son did graduate from Johannesburg-Lewiston School in June of 1975. We moved to Tennessee in September. My husband took an early retirement from TRW the end of April, 1991, and we came back to Gaylord.
Most of our children had jobs, gotten married, and had children of their own and did not come back with us. Made me very home-sick but we were hoping in time that they would follow us, but never did to this day. We go visit them a few times a year and they enjoy coming back for a visit here, love the great outdoors in the summer as it isn't so hot, and hunting with their father in the fall. They miss not having us close, but like us up here, so they can come back to their "ole stomping grounds." In time we may move closer to get away from the snow and the drive down there will be getting to much. My husband was born and raised in West Tennessee, and our children are in East Tennessee. I was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. My folks are both gone now, but do have a brother and sister in Michigan and a few other states.
FOUND at Springfield, Kentucky court house, basement:
Marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks 10 Jun., 1806, on file at court house.
Surety: Richard Berry, Guardian; married 12 Jun., 1806 by Jesse Head.
Actual bond in locked security on first floor.
SOME unusual research sources -
City directories - Chamber of commerce - Voter's lists - Tax Roles - Officials' Biographies - School Records - School Census - College Alumni Associations - Society Registers (DAR, lodges, farmers, etc.) - Military claims - Steamship rosters - telephone directories - Railroad pension applications - labor union records - accident reports - geographical dictionaries - atlases - Prison admissions - State Dept. of Corrections - State Census - Court Records for name changes, guardianships, etc., - witchcraft trials - Doctor's journals - Medical licenses - World War I Registration Card Requests from National Archives, East, in Georgia.
6 DEADLY SINS OF RESEARCH -
(From Detroit Society for Gen. Research magazine, Vol. 48 #4)
1. Failure to make accurate references - from whom and where
they were found;
2. Failure to give credit to the source from which material was copied;
3. Failure to check out records in publications and proving the facts before including them;
4. Failure to identify towns, counties, and states, so locations mentioned are clear;
5. Failure to recognize the importance of researching all date of female lines;
6. Failure to use only standard abbreviations, and to be consistent throughout.
CLUES IN MILITARY MARKER REQUESTS - Military grave markers are not provided unless requested by survivor of the veteran. That request made for a deceased relative or ancestor could contain important genealogical information.
A copy of the marker request can be obtained from:
Office of Memorial Programs (402A), National Cemetery Systems, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20420.
Also that office can supply the location of a burial in any National Cemetery.
(From Niagara Co. Genealogical Soc., New York, April - June, 1997)
FIFTEEN WAYS TO FIND A MAIDEN NAME
All fifteen ways will not work on the same person; it depends on the time, place, and where the person lived. Try for three proofs, but get at least two. You'll find it may not be to difficult. (Jean Waller)
INCORPORATION OF SOME NORTHERN CITIES AND VILLAGES -
|Boyne City||1907||Elk Rapids||1900|
|(Extracted from East Jordan News Herald May 6, 1954)|
MAY ALL YOUR ANCESTORS BE LIKE
VEGETABLES IN THE FALL
April 29, 2000 "Ships' Passengers Lists" at Library of Michigan and Presidents' Workshop
May 6, 2000 Eaton County Genealogical Society presents Dr. George K. Schweitzer and Shirley Hodges at Holiday Inn South, Lansing, Mich. Cost is $30.00 including lunch.
July 20 -22, 2000 "Genealogy in the New Millennium" Conference at Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.