In Search of A Magnifying Glass

I have to stop at OfficeMax on the way home today to pick up a magnifying glass. No I am not going blind and I don’t need it to read the newspaper — at least not yet!

What I do need it for is to examine some new immigration documents I found on the internet. My irish relatives from Jenkinstown can be traced up until the late 1800’s and then— poof! They fell off the map. Immigration to the states might be the reason. I have a document dated 1894 that notes a 6 year old Ellen Archer arrived in New York…this could be my great aunt but the names listed with her are very fuzzy and nearly unreadable… thus the reason for the new glass of magnification.

This genealogy thingy is quite addictive… a bit of a mystery map leading where?

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Chris Columbus
Chris Columbus
11 years ago

Sometimes it’s better to just concentrate on where you are headed. It’s obvious your ancestors got to where they were going. : -)

Daffyhill
Daffyhill
11 years ago

I hope someday someone wonders about us…do you suppose we could plant a few bits of information to be found a hundred years from now…like we were beautiful, rich and well endowed………with intelligence of course.

oldcontidude
oldcontidude
11 years ago

Keep aiming at the Archer and your quest shall be fulfilled !

Salander
Salander
11 years ago

Have you been to the National Archive center in Waltham? They may save you from eye strain.

Chapman
Chapman
11 years ago

Salander — I have in fact been to the Waltham center… must go back soon.