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;

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!


AJP said...

Thanks a lot!

Michelle Ganus Taggart said...

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!

Charlie Purvis said...

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

Wendy said...

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.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

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