Friday Finds

Do you have any notes in your file without the title of the source or other information to write a citation? That’s what I found when going back thru some of my old files.

The notes in question were recorded by my father on a vacation when we stopped in Salt Lake City during a family vacation.

Based on the notes, I think these are notes of marriages, but that is just a guess. I’m also guessing that the surname for everyone in the first column is Crawford. However, unless I can find the source, I don’t know for sure.

Since I do have the call number, I was hoping that I could locate the source to verify the notes. Thankfully, FamilySearch allows one to search their catalog by call number.

Using these directions, I searched the FamilySearch catalog for 974.8/V2n. This search produced a list of six books.

Unfortunately, none of these books have been digitized.

Thus, I have some notes with no idea which book they came from.

AndrewJudith Smith10 Nov 1770
AndrewSarah James10 Oct 1761
AnnWilliam Shaw1 Feb 1763
ChristopherMary Culp23 Dec 1769
DavidLydia Lloyd (RM Record #11331)5 Aug 1766
ElijahElizabeth Stout1 May 1778
ElizabethJames Shannon10 Feb 1774
SamuelElizabeth Barnett2 Dec 1761
FrancesJames Kelly1 Dec 1770
JamesCatharine Howell (RM Record #22199)2 March 1762
JamesRuth Doyle4 Oct 1768
JaneRobert Poke24 Nov 1772
MarthaRobert Dodds29 Sep 1773
MaryRobert Cooper7 April 1763
MosesJane Jamison12 March 1767
PeterApril 1746
WilliamAnn Hines4 Dec 1771

A quick search of my RootsMagic file revealed that I already have two of these couples in my file: David married Lydia Lloyd; and James married Catharine Howell. Unfortunately, I don’t have any sources for the marriage fact.

When I looked up Lydia Lloyd and Catharine Howell on FamilySearch, both had sources attached to the marriage fact. Following the links for those sources, I think I found the source attached to Catharina Howell!

Thus, I think the citation for Catharina Howell may identify the source my father used.

“Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 July 2021), James Crawford and Catharine Howell, 2 Mar 1762; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, multiple County Clerks, Pennsylvania.

While I’m still not positive of the source my dad used, I can use the source, Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940, to document these two marriages in my file.