Category Archives: California

The challenge of incorrect information

Frequently, government information is incorrect. Census records will have relationships wrong, names misspelled, places of origin incorrect. This makes sense, given that interviewers may not have understood the person answering the questions and those answering the questions may not have … Continue reading

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Edwyn Carlisle Perry

Edwyn Carlisle Perry was born in Amboy, Minnesota on Nov 10, 1898 to George and Anna Perry. He was murdered on or about July 1, 1939 in Payette, Idaho. According to newpaper reports on his murder, Edwyn joined the “national … Continue reading

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John Manning, spouse of Bessie Nelings

Linda posted a great comment on an early post that is so full of helpful info I want to make it a post all on its own. I am still working on genealogy although I recently went back to college … Continue reading

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Canada, California, Washington

One thing about genealogy that I find fascinating is the connection between places and families.  Lethbridge Alberta is someplace I have never heard of until the Helmbolt affair. Now today I find out that another Perry connection lived in Lethbridge … Continue reading

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Thomas E. Helmbolt–Chiropractor, killer

My first cousin 3x removed is Eugene Gertrude Keith. She met and married Thomas Helmbolt in Idaho, where she grew up. During the First World War she and Thomas moved to Alberta, to Coronation, where they tried their hand at … Continue reading

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Tulare County

I finally made the genealogy trip to the central valley. Excellent libraries in Tulare, Lindsay and Visalia. Visalia has a local history room with a helpful librarian. Lindsay had the most complete set of Lindsay newspapers on microfilm, unfortunately their … Continue reading

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Dr. Allen W Perry, Lindsay California

Years of searching and more years of not even knowing, my dad finally uncovered information about his great-grandfather’s death. Allen Wallace Perry was born in Arlington MN on March 13, 1856. His twin sister, Alice, married Elbert Keith and moved … Continue reading

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