I created a family hourglass chart to illustrate how the Schillinger generations go. I’ve also created a family group record as a .pdf file that has more information than last night’s post. To explain:
An hourglass chart shows both the ancestors and descendants of the couple at the center of the hourglass. In this case, I’m showing all the information about the known ancestors, but I have limited the descendants to 2 generations and blanked out the information on the one living person (my Pop) for privacy reasons.
A family group record is all the information about one family laid out in a very organized fashion and is a standard form in genealogical research. In this case, I’m only including the FGR for Louis F. Schillinger and his wife, which will include their children, but not their ancestors or their descendants beyond their children. I’ve only included notes from Louis and his wife.
While trying to find information on my 3rd great grandparents (James Jackson and Ellen Moore Johns), I came across the death certificate of their son, John Wylie Johns. I located this death certificate on FamilySearch.org. From their main page, I selected Search. Instead of entering in search terms, I scrolled to the bottom of the page and elected to search by browsing the records.
This is the church were my 2nd great-grandmother Sadie Donnelly married my 2nd great-grandfather John Reilly on April 30, 1893 in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY.
I have been unsuccessful in finding a lot of information about this part of my family. Vital records searches in Brooklyn have turned up with nothing. Now I found a reference to the church where they got married in some old records. So I thought, if the City of New York doesn’t have any information, maybe the church as the information.