Saturday, October 3, 2015

Five-minute Family History Fun - October 3rd

Happy National Family History Month!

In memory of-

Electa A. Nason
b. 3 October 1826
Rochester, Windsor, Vermont
d. 21 September 1867

Before searching:
Electa Nason was the daughter of Clark and Diana (Lyon) Nason. She had three known siblings: Olive Jane, Francis M., and Lora L., all of whom were also born in Rochester, Vermont. Electa is my first cousin five times removed.

To start my five-minute search, I opened FamilySearch Family Tree and searched for Electa. Immediately, I found a record showing her married to Chester G. Bliss. The vital information in the record was the same as that in my database.

Using the Record Hints, I located extracted information of Electa's marriage to Chester. They were married 16 September 1849 in Rochester, Vermont.

By looking at other records in the results list of the historical records suggested for Electa, I saw the 1860 United States census for the family of Chester and Electa Bliss. They were living in Rochester, Vermont. The household make-up looked like this.
Household          Role Gender      Age   Birthplace
Chester Bliss              M       41     Vermont
Electa Bliss                 F        33     Vermont
Dina Bliss                     F        9       Vermont
Jennie Bliss                 F        7       Vermont
Phinnie Bliss               F        5       Vermont
Charlotte Bliss            F        3       Vermont
Lodisa Nason              F        62     Vermont
Marsha Bedell             F        19     Vermont

The final record I consulted before my five minutes expired, was her death information from the "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954" collection. Interestingly, her middle initial is recorded as "N," which may be for Nason.

Time's up!

Obviously, this was a quick search, but it rendered results which may be used for learning more about Electa and her family. 

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