Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time to Write: Hold Everything!




My mother’s family has been the focus of my genealogy recently. My editor, my daughter Alyssa J Pasquale & I have spent long hours fine-tuning the book I am writing about the family. My daughter has made my research look very professional.




Yesterday I went off to Staples to get the 364 pages printed out. I work better with printed pages than images on my laptop screen. I have been going through, page by page finding little things (punctuation & capitalization) we missed as we went through it the dozen times before.




Then I was reading the obituary for my great great grandfather, Patrick Coyle. In reading the list of survivors my great grandfather, Michael Coyle, was shown in Texas. I have not discovered what happened to Michael after he left his wife & children. I thought I’d look once again.

No, I did not solve a big mystery. I still do not know when or where he died. However, I did find Michael and family in a census report I had not found before.

The 1915 New York State Census, NY, NY, AD 28, ED9; ancestry.com

Michael Coyle family living at 2033 Third Avenue
Michael, WM 44 b Ireland; citizen, in USA for 28 years; Baker
Mary, wife, WF 44 b Ireland; citizen, in USA for 20 years; house keeping
Helen, dau WF 18; b USA; high school
Marion, dau WF 15; b USA; school;
Margaret, dau WF 13; b USA; school
Tom, son WM 11; school
Lillian WF 3

If you hear loud noises coming from Illinois, don’t worry. It is just my editor daughter learning we have to make more changes to the book!


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    1. I know you won't mind the editing, not too much. Ha!

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  2. I know this too well. Although I haven't written a family book yet, I can't believe how quickly I discover a missing tidbit when I am writing for my blog and then I'm off researching again and making changes when I thought I was done. Exciting news that you found a new piece of information and I'll look forward to hearing if it leads you to more!

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    1. Michelle, it is those discoveries that makes genealogy exciting. We just don't know when the next bit of information will be uncovered, hopefully before publications!

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  3. You know as soon as it's published you will find something new.

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    1. Charlie, of course. At least my blog can keep the family informed of new discoveries.

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  4. Charlie is right. I have printed a book (just for family) with a big fat error. Now I want to give everyone a sticky note.

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    1. Wendy, I understand. Maybe our own writings help us to understand those who have written family histories before us.

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