This researcher has refrained from terms like “can of worms” and “thick as fleas.” Today, I was in a peculiar set of circumstances and I had the inspirational thought “Briar-patch.” It was so complicated, I won’t even begin to explain… or publish an image. Changing the subject: I had a very rewarding experience when I searched for the book titled Genealogy and History of Jacob Flora of Franklin County, Virginia. It was available for viewing on FamilySearch, I scrolled through 388 pages. I made a “screen print” of pages with valuable to me information. I marvel at the volumes of family information, perfectly detailed, at a time prior to computers. In 1996, I published 3,180 pages–Frantz Families–Kith & Kin–but I had the benefit of a genealogy software program in a computer.
Tenacious, obsessive, relentless… and weird? This was the third day devoted to individuals associated with my third cousin, Florence Etta Frantz. Ancestry has billions of records; we need to search for information.
Old lady Lorraine is “sticking her neck out.” A new slogan by FOX NEWS is “America is watching.” As many of my readers know, I watch FOX NEWS exclusively—every day, all day (listening, while “climbing the family tree”). One of my absolute favorites is Tucker Carlson. Yesterday, he was fired. A few days earlier, another program host was fired. Dan Bongino’s program was titled “Unfiltered” and he wasn’t afraid to talk about sensitive subjects. But I digressed… because my heartache is the loss of Tucker Carlson. ~~ As a “conservative,” I admire the people who speak out about America’s horrible state of affairs. “No more free speech?” ~~ On top of my sadness regarding those two men being fired for their statements, the TV news tells me that our incompetent President announced he is running again.
Lost my mind?? Two days, endless hours, researching cousins and their families. Thank goodness this branch of the tree is unusual. Most of my ancestors (families) had one marriage. Imagine, if you will, trying to locate information when there have been multiple marriages. There were a total of fifteen marriages. It’s four PM and I’ll finally make time for breakfast, lunch and supper.
Like a magnet, “old lady Lorraine” is drawn back to Ancestry.com. Yesterday, hours were devoted to the location, and documentation, of accurate information for a woman totally unrelated to me. “Detective Lorraine” feels compelled to document accurate data when Ancestry Member Trees (members) have repeatedly copied obviously incorrect information. In most cases, I’ll never know whether I influenced Ancestry members. ~~ Oh boy, oh joy!! Ancestry advised me of a comment with an individual I previously researched. I’m ecstatically happy!
Florence Frantz is my genealogy project for this Sunday—while listening to Christ-centered Sunday morning Church messages. Below is an image from yesterday’s research. Catherine Harris was always listed as Catharine Nonnemaker. Two women named “Catherine” married men with the Markley surname.
Postscript @ 8:00 PM: The image (below) as it appears in my Ancestry family tree. It was a challenge to find, and document, the many marriages.