Two Heads Are Better Than One

Yet again, my genealogical experiences bear this out.


Kate found me through my website. She relates to Walter Joseph Micklethwaite who emigrated to Maryland in America in the 1860s. We compared notes. She corrected me on my acceptance of Ancestry’s transcription of Deane – examining the census image showed it should be Diane. Then she pointed me to a FindAGrave entry which confirmed that Rev Franklin Clark Micklethwaite of New York (see my earlier post) is related to this family.


I started to type in reply that I hadn’t found Walter’s emigration, and decided t have another go. Within a few minutes I had turned up the entries in the Castle Garden site which has emigration entries for New York pre-dating Ellis Island. Walter and his brother Alfred emigrated in 1865. Walter’s bride-to-be followed in 1867, followed a couple of months later by Alfred’s wife and children.


So between us, we’ve filled in a bit more of the picture.

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