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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mary Josephine (Hayes) White

I'm back to trying to track down obituaries. The file coding helps so much. All I have to do is look for obituaries and/or Find A Grave entries on people who have the Custom ID "D" for dead. My other codes are "L" for lurk, "F" for Find A Grave, and "O" for obituary. The ideal state for a Custom ID is "FO"; that is, I have an obituary and I've created a Find A Grave memorial.

Over the past few days, I've entered requests in Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK). I've also sent queries to a few libraries. Today the gracious Ava (Tipton County, Indiana RAOGK volunteer) sent me Mary's obituary. I've already put up the Find A Grave memorial (64397285). Virgil, Mary's husband, is in the Alexander McKee (b. 1827) line; so, she's an in law.

The Alexander line is the one that needs the most work. That's why I was so excited when Bryan contacted me; he a direct descendant. Alas, he's gone quiet. He's either digesting the reports I sent him (and I sent him a bunch) or he's distracted with his job (fixing helicopters somewhere overseas). Whatever the case, I'll be happy to hear from him when he gets back to me.

My next step will be using Pipl to track down info on Mary's children. I've already picked up an entry in SSDI on Mary's oldest child, a daughter named Ruby Thea (White) Bogue. With Mary's obituary, I'll take a stab at finding info on her other children.

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