A Second Look at May


June CalendarHappy first day of June! I hope you’ve already noticed that May was BIG Improvement Month here at where2look4ancestors.

95 new obituary transcriptions was just the beginning. I also added 100+ new resources to the Places-United States page and 45 to the Things page. Then I sprinkled a few new resources on the Places-Worldwide page for good measure. Let me know which ones you find most helpful in your research and please share YOUR (not yet listed) favorites so I can add them.

In previous Second Look posts, I shared family history research I did based on events from my Family Tree Maker calendar. I didn’t have a lot of research time in May but my ancestors would still like their day in the sun so here goes:

04 May – Amanda Sofia (Karlsdotter Tolf) Peterson died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois on this day in 1940. Amanda was my 2nd great-grand aunt, born 01 May 1865.

06 May – Johannes Persson died in Vasterstad, Malmohus, Sweden on this day in 1867. Johannes was my 2nd great-granduncle and was just two years old when he drowned.

13 May – My 4th great-grandmother Britta Catarina (Isaksdotter) Tolf died in Sweden on this day in 1844.

14 May -My 2nd great-grandmother Maria (Bukmakofsky) Mangels died in Chicago, Cook, Illinois on this day in 1934.

15 May- My 4th great-grandfather François Schmitt died in Hellimer, Moselle, Lorraine France on this day in 1854. His grandson Jules François Schmitt died on the same day in 1895 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

18 May – My 3rd great-grandmother Marie-Anne (Gury) Schmitt (with nine of her 13 children!) followed her husband Nicolas from France to America on this day in 1854.

21 May – My 4th great-grandfather Thomas Walton died in Lonan, Isle of Man on this day in 1843.

28 May – Kristina Elisabet Karlsdotter Tolf died on this day in 1941. Christine (as she came to be known) was my 2nd great-grandaunt.

30 May – My 4th great-grandmother Elizabeth (Grosse) Schmitt died in Hellimer, Moselle, Lorraine France on this day in 1826.

I’m already sneaking peeks at my June calendar to see which ancestors would be fun to research!

 

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