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The Build Your Ancestor's Identity piece is not complete. Needs the FAN club principle and other factors of identity.

This article also needs links, further editing. AdkinsWH 17:41, 28 July 2010 (UTC)


This was in a table in Research Guidance. Needs to be formatted.

See the following time line for an example of known information:



MY ANCESTOR Time Line for My Ancestor: Samuel Richman/Richmond (name)


Date
Information About My Ancestor

1816, Nov 16
Samuel Richman was born in Woodstown, Salem Co., NJ. Source: biographical encyclopedia entry for son, S. Luther Richmond.

1819
Jonathan Richman, brother of Samuel Richman, was born in Woodstown, Salem Co., NJ. Source: Census 1850, 1860.

1843, Apr 11
Samuel Richman married in Bridgeton, Cumberland Co., NJ. Source: Family Bible record.

Samuel Richman had 7 children. Source: biographical encyclopedia for son, S. Luther Richmond.

1850
Samuel Richmond made shoes in Salem City, Salem Co., NJ. Jonathan Richmond was listed as being in the household. Source: 1850 Census.

1899, Jan 13
Death of Samuel Richmond. Source: biographical encyclopedia for son, S. Luther Richmond.


For help in making a time line, see Tip 1.

For a working copy of a time line, click here.

Use an analysis chart to help you identify what you already know about your ancestor and to evaluate what that information may suggest. The following chart is a sample:



MY ANCESTOR Analysis Chart for My Ancestor: Samuel Richman/Richmond (name)


What Do I Know About My Ancestor?
Analysis and Conclusions

Biographical encyclopedia says the father of Samuel Richman/Richmond was Isaac Richman and that they lived in Woodstown, Salem Co., NJ.
Look for records associating Samuel Richman/Richmond with Isaac Richman in Woodstown, Salem Co., NJ.
Samuel Richman/Richmond may have been a Methodist because there is a Methodist hymnal in our family artifacts.
Check Woodstown and Salem City Methodist church records.

Samuel Richman/Richmond and his brother lived in Salem City, Salem Co., NJ and were shoemakers, according to the 1850 census.
If the family did come from Woodstown, they must have moved to Salem City at some point.


To print a working copy of an analysis chart, click here.


More charts AdkinsWH 00:09, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

POSSIBLE MATCH One Record Time Line for a Possible Match: Samuel Richman and others (name) <br>

Date<br>Record: Woodstown Methodist Church, Salem Co., NJ (name of record)<br><br>1839, Apr <br>Sybilla Richman and Samuel Richman, members of Class No. 3, Woodstown Methodist Church, Salem Co., NJ.<br><br>1839, Nov<br>Isaac Richman and Jonathan Richman "Joined on probation," Woodstown Methodist Church, Salem Co., NJ.<br><br>1840, Oct 4<br>Isaac Richman and Jonathan Richman "Received into full membership," Woodstown Methodist Church, Salem Co., NJ.<br><br>1841, Sept<br>Jonathan Richman "removed" from Woodstown Methodist Church, Salem Co., NJ.<br><br>1842, Apr <br>Samuel Richman "removed' from Woodstown Methodist Church, Salem Co., NJ.<br>

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