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LoriAnn Pawlik
15-04-05, 23:14
Hi everyone,
Anna Elina was born 1878-07-31, Lepplax Pedersöre. I'm looking for her parents. She married Matts Vilhelm Nilsson/ Nelson and the family lived near Olympia, Washington. I do have the children's names, but I am curious as to who these particular children married & what became of them:
Irene, b. ~1904
Ellen, b. ~1908
Edna, b. ~1910
Thomas W., b.~1913 (believe he died Aug. 1996)
Andrew E., b. ~1915

I have the census info of 1900-1930, but I'm trying to figure out how to decipher more current info. We are distantly related.
Thanks for any tips,
Lori Pawlik

granskare
16-04-05, 00:44
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/search.aspx

This is a nice one for the state that Jeanette told me about.

http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/indexe.htm
And this from gen in Finland. when you get there, to go United States and then click indexes


She probably has more places for you to check into.

Chuck:)

LoriAnn Pawlik
16-04-05, 21:21
Thanks, Chuck. I had not seen the Washington site before (why don't all states do that?!) and it is a goldmine - lots of good info there & I have more trails to follow with also some concrete answers!
Have a great day,
Lori :)

granskare
19-04-05, 21:35
Swenson pnw4 and pnw3 yielded nothing for you. I looked at members indexes - other indexes such as baptismal and marriage began at 1922 which seemed out of the timeframe.
Closest name I could come up with was a confirmand of 1924 named Elin Linnea Nelson but because the other kids of the family were not listed, I believe this is not your Ellen born 1908.
But not finding anybody is the usual because only about 35% of immigrants joined a church.

Glad those WA sites are maybe going to be useful.

Chuck:)

jeanette
25-04-05, 04:16
Hi Lori,

Have you tried the Social Security Death Index
http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/

or the California Death Index
http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi
this site often lists both parents surname.

You can also try the Obituary Daily Times
http://obits.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi
this lists the maiden name or middle name if mentioned in the obituary so its possible to search not knowing the married name.

Jeanette