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.

Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950951,48005 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-19502,246,24821 Feb 2014
Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952231,64124 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931Browse Images24 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940476,24505 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Case Files of Chinese Immigrants, 1900-1923Browse Images24 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-19061,022,16824 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-19152,442,46824 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-19511,830,46824 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger List Index Cards, 1883-19481,153,20724 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906Browse Images31 Jan 2014
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882489,49424 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945971,45924 Dec 2013
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Seamen's Proofs of Citizenship, 1791-1861Browse Images07 Feb 2014
Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905164,487 *04 Mar 2014
Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994Browse Images23 Dec 2013

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