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Sunday, January 17, 2010
Lets Bury Mabel Twice, Once Was Not Enough
So, lets take stock, I have 3 census reports here to input, I did copy the summary to the individuals text file, but there is more data to record. I found the maiden name of a couple of my (mnu) chicks (yea, I know, some of you HATE MNU, but, it works for me and hey this is MY data base and MY research! LOL). I have several obituaries that I have found, and they are ALL typed in. I have several more articles of color and interest to work on.
At first the search was dragging, painful, slow. OUCHIE. Then, I happened upon a cemetery database for Vicksburg Mississippi. Wahhoo. Now we are talking! I found several of the clan I was searching for, maiden names were there. I even found a gal that I had just today decided probably was not buried there. They say she is! Yaaa, good stuff.
Back to Ancestry, some more snooping. Because of that census work I now had the given name of a daughter. Before I had the names of her hubby and son, but, could not find her. With the new found given name of Mabel, I searched, and was quite surprised to find her listed in a Jewish data base. I have Catholics, I have Lutherans, I have Methodists, but, up to this evening I don't believe I have any Jewish heritage on my data base. I welcome all, I find it fascinating. I know I am gonna learn something from this lady!
There are not a lot of hits on Ancestry for Mabel Mayerhoff. One of them is that Jewish database. She is listed in a Jewish Cemetery in Vicksburg, with her husband and some other Mayerhoffs, his siblings, possibly his parents. BUT, the Vicksburg website has her listed in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
I guess I should be happy dancing all over Tana, the net held up, Ancestry delivered some of what I wanted, IE is currently allowing me to do this blog post and I now know Mabel Mayerhoff is buried somewhere in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi. So, why would I care WHICH cemetery??
AH, tomorrow is a new day, a fresh start. Me, the computer I love, the web, Ancestry and two cemetery lists that have Mabel Mayerhoff. Wahhoo, can't wait!
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