Wandering Roots

Ramblings about Genealogy, Faith, and Family

Archive for March, 2012

To Index or Not to Index- to borrow a phrase

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Okay, you say what is the fuss? Maybe you are thinking to yourself, what a daunting task indexing the 1940 census is. The fuss, genealogical speaking, is that we will shortly have a look into our own grandparents and parents lives. The 1930 was awesome, but the 1940 census enumerated 18 yrs before I was born (you […]

Surname Saturday/A Wee bit o’ Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Long ago and far away. Lived a young man named Michael and himself  born in Northern Ireland about 1710. When himself ventured to this country fair and left the Isle of Green it is not sure, but we find Michael and his clan in Allentown (Craig’s Settlement) PA as early as 1747. On Find A […]

Those Places Thursday/Southwick House

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

  I am a 10th Great Granddaughter of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick, through Henry and Mary Southwick Trask. There is not much more that I really can add to this post.   The picture I believe is the Southwick home The picture is a gift from a friend of mine and sadly I can’t recall […]

1940s Transportation, Science & Technology/Willow Run and Rosie

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

I though long and hard what to present when writing about Transportation and Science and Technology that would be found in 1940. I could have talked about the great vehicles  built in 1940. GM, Ford, Hudson, Nash and many other automobile makers made many improvements to the automobile. Then I thought maybe I’ll write about the […]

Friday Family History/Happy Birthday William Cabell 9? March 1699

Friday, March 9th, 2012

William Cabell was born in Warminister England in March of 1699 to Nicholas and Rachel Hopper Cabell. William was a prominent man in the colony of Virginia to say the very least. William was surveyor, magistrate, farmer, trader, vestryman, churchwarden, and pioneer. I’ll not go into full detail here, but I will send you  to visit the  Cabell […]