Tag Archives: research

Versa E Buchanan

Documented History According to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Versa E Buchanan was born 24 July 1910 in St. Francisville, Illinois to Maurice G. Buchanan and Pearl Wilton. In an effort to be transparent to our visitors, please understand that we may get small commissions from purchases made through the links in this article. Please review our full disclosure at the very bottom left side of this page. According to the 1920 United States Federal Census, Versa lived with her parents […]

Buchanan Family History

Buchanan Surname The Buchanan Family is what sparked my interest in researching our family history.  When I was a little girl, I heard that former President James Buchanan was my 5 x’s Great Uncle.  So, naturally, I set out to see if that was true…and how he was related exactly…more on that later.  And now here we are today. I did a quick search on Ancestry.com to find the origin of the surname Buchanan.  Buchanan originated in Scotland.  Interestingly, my great […]

Weekly Recap – March 27 – April 2, 2017

What’s New This Week? My hints have increased a bit this week but I was able to work through enough that they didn’t increase significantly. One major obstacle with the hints is that for each person you research, you wind up finding a wife and several children.  Finding multiple people adds several more hints to work through. As I find these additional people, I add them to my list of people to research.  Naturally, as I research those people, I will work […]

Applegate Family History

Applegate Surname With John Edward Beyl marrying Edna Mae Applegate, this gives me a whole new line of ancestors to research.  My initial search on the Applegate surname looks promising. I did a quick search on Ancestry.com to find the origin of the surname Applegate.  It appears to be a variant of Applegarth which seems to come from the northern Middle English word gate or road. Fortunately, Ancestry seems to have hundreds of thousands of records for the Applegate surname […]

Weekly Recap – March 6-26, 2017

Where I Started When I started this website, I had already been working on my family tree on Ancestry.com for several years.  The problem was that I started off as a beginner and I did a few things I wish I hadn’t done. For example, I attached a lot of personal family trees to my own thinking that it was getting me further in my research.  I guess you could say it was a shortcut.  But it led to many […]

Edna Mae Applegate

John Edward Beyl |  Edna mae Applegate Margaret Louise Beyl Viola Mildred Beyl Charles Edward Beyl Mary Lou Beyl Frederick Eugene Beyl Documented History Edna Mae Applegate in my most recent ancestor from the Applegate Family.  She was born on 16 December 1894 in Crothersville, Indiana, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Edna lived with her parents and siblings in Jackson County, Vernon Township, Crothersville, Indiana on 19 June 1900. Her parents were […]

John Edward Beyl

John Edward Beyl |  Edna Mae Applegate Margaret Louise Beyl Viola Mildred Beyl Charles Edward Beyl Mary Lou Beyl Frederick Eugene Beyl Documented History Viola Mildred‘s father was John Edward Beyl.  John was born in Columbus, Indiana on 15 February 1887, per his Death Certificate.  His parents were Jacob Beyl and Mary E. Kern.  I was also able to confirm his birthdate on several historical documents including the Federal Census records, the Indiana Select Marriages Index, the U.S. Social Security […]

Viola Mildred Beyl

In an effort to be transparent to our visitors, please understand that we may get small commissions from purchases made through the links in this article. Please review our full disclosure at the very bottom left side of this page. Documented History For the Beyl family,  I’m going to start with Viola Mildred Beyl.  As I explained in my About Me page, I am not going to reveal my relationship to Mildred.  This is to protect myself and those family […]

Beyl Family History

Beyl Surname I haven’t found much about the Beyl surname online yet.  I am still very early into my research on this line.  Quick searches on the history of the name Beyl are yielding very few results, if any.  This makes it difficult to determine where the name came from. I’ve only found one website that provides any kind of description for the name, but it isn’t a reliable site for genealogical purposes.  It is more of a touristy site […]