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1 United States Midwest Beginning Research Series Lesson 3: A Case Study Welcome! This series of lessons will help you learn how to conduct genealogical research on an ancestor from United States Midwest region. Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

2 Objectives Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. West Midwest South Mid-Atlantic New England

3 Objectives Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. West  Identify which records to use to verify a specific event.  Locate information on a record.

4 Research Process Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

5 Pedigree Chart Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Lester Sharp B: ab Marie Patterson B: ab Jack Sharp

6 Gather What You Know: The Obituary Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

7 Using an Obituary to Gather Information  Death date is June 18, 1983  Burial date is June 21, 1983  Born May 27, 1893 in Clay County  Married Marie Patterson in Olney  Marie died January 30, 1979  Names of children

8 Filling out the Family Group Record Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

9 Choose What You Want to Learn Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Research Tip Answer one question at a time. Start with the most recent event, such as death, and work backwards.

10 Finding and Verifying Death Information Verified:  Death date is June 18, 1983  Death place Flora, Clay, Illinois  Buried June 21, 1983 in Clay City Cemetery New Info:  Father is George Warren Sharp Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

11 Family Group Record: Death Information Recorded Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

12 Finding and Verifying Marriage Information: Census Records Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc Census 1920 Census Approximate dates for when the children were born Places they were living Which can narrow the search for the marriage record

13 Finding and Verifying Marriage Information: Marriage Registers Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  Wife’s full name is Ada Marie Pattersen and was 24 years old  Marriage date is October 12, 1921 in Orney, Richland County  Lester’s parents are G. W. Sharp and Lula Travis  Ada Marie’s parents are Jacob Patterson and Anna Vanblaricum  Birth place

14 Family Group Record: Marriage Information Recorded Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

15 Finding and Verifying Birth Information Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  Full name is Lester Warren Sharp  Birth date is 27 May 1893 in Clay City Township  Mother’s full name is Luella Travis Sharp  Father’s full name is George Warren Sharp  Parents born in Indiana and Clay City, Illinois

16 Using Substitutes to Verifying Birth Information Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Social Security Application World War I Draft Card World War II Draft Card, or the “Old Man’s Draft”

17 Using Social Security Application  Full name is Lester Warren Sharp  Birth date and place is May 27, 1893 in Clay City, Clay County, Illinois  Parents are George Warren Sharp and Lou Ella Travis  Wife’s full name is Ada Marie Patterson  Employer is The Pure Oil Company Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

18 Using World War I Draft Registration Card  Full name is Lester Warren Sharp  Birth date is May 27, 1893  Birth place is Clay City, Illinois  A physical description Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

19 Using World War II Draft Registrations  Full name is Lester Warren Sharp  Residence is Clay City, Clay County, Illinois  Age is 48  Birth place is Clay County, Illinois  A physical description  Employment is farming Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

20 Family Group Record: Birth Information Recorded Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

21 The Completed Family Group Record Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

22 Congratulations! You have completed the Case Study lesson in the series. Please take a moment to complete a short survey to provide feedback on this lesson. Thank you! Copyright © 2011 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.


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