Thanks for posting your objective here! Remember what I said in class about working from the “known” to the “unknown?” Be sure to study your parents and grandparents on your journey back to previous generations.
As far as your Civil War veteran, I think you are right about his having served for the Union. I guess the newspaper gives the soldier’s name? You might want to begin by searching for the soldier using Fold3 or Ancestry Library Edition, both of which you could use for free at the Tulsa City County Library’s Genealogy Center, 2901 S. Harvard. Ancestry Library Edition is also available at any of the branches in the TCCL system. Go to http://www.tulsalibrary.org to find your nearest library.
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System might have your answer, too, although if your veteran had the same name as any other veteran, then you won’t have a definitive answer, but you could take the information you find and then find other records to help you identify your guy. Here is the link: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ and you can access this site for free. Barbara]]>
Did you know your grandfather Schmitt? Finding his place of burial (and place of death) can be a big help because it can lead to key information on the person who died and frequently on other family members. I think you told me that you are already familiar with http://www.findagrave.com, so I’m betting that you have tried that neat website. We should talk more about what you do know.
If you don’t know his place of death, do you think he died after about 1962 and in the United States? If so, then odds are pretty good that you could find more about his date of death and clues to his last place of residence by locating his record in the Social Security Death Index. To find a link to the index, go to RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees at http://rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/lesson10.htm where you can also read much more about the Social Security Death Index. The RootsWeb Guide to Tracing Family Trees has other good lessons too. Let us know what you find out!
Thanks for posting your objective here. Roughly when and where did Green Gibson live? Have you put much together on his family members – spouse and children, brothers and sisters (I’m assuming that you don’t know his parents)? See you in class tomorrow. Barbara]]>
I want to know when and where Green Gibson was born and when and where he died.]]>