Thursday, March 20, 2014
Patrick Cragun: No Results On This Trail: Pennsylvania FamilySearch Historical Records: updated
There are a lot of Craguns interested in family history. Some spell their name Cragan. Some even in a strange to me way Craughan. However you spell it cousin, lets work together. I will post my research trail on Patrick Cragun and and William Whitaker Jr; supposedly making us descendants of Elisha Cragun direct descendants of Lord and Lady Lisle. I know, every one of us want to be related to this great lady. But how about lets prove it.
Family Search Historical Records have 16 collections. Not a lot. Some had millions of records.
I found no sign of our boy Patrick within these: All different spellings searched in the family search unindexed portion of histgorical records. These records are found on line, some searchable, some only viewable. There are billions of non digitized records.
FamilySearch states that at the rate we are publishing digitized records (over one million a day) that it will take 300 years to index what we have, let alone what we will gather.
For example: the church has over 250 missionary couples out over the world photographing church and municiple records.
A true case for our giving back by indexing.