The FamilySearch.org California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 has been updated recently, and now it finally includes the marriage of my maternal grandparents.
I’ve been reading up on my first cousin, four times removed, Albert Levi Fritz. He was born in 1877, and he died following a bad fall in 1903. Looking over his siblings, I noted they all passed away in the 1950’s and 60’s. And all his nephews and nieces passed away by the 1980’s and 90’s.
That’s kind of depressing to think about, somehow. At the same time, it makes me feel all the more that I must continue my recent project of writing a Fritz history book.
As I worked my way through reading a few genealogy blogs, I found one that had a lot of text at the very top, about payday loans and small cash loans. It was clearly not intended to be there. If you use WordPress for your blogging platform, here are a few things to help out on watching for and dealing with a spam hack.
I found a newspaper mention of a Fritz Harper Abernathy during a Google search while looking for information on people from my family tree. I strongly believe he’s part of my tree, but I haven’t yet found that conclusive evidence. Here’s what I do have.
In my Children of Austria posting, I listed out the siblings of my third great grandfather, Benedict Fritz, from a book profiling the residents of Wapello County, Iowa. The biography had incorrect information (such as stating Benedict was from Tyrol rather than Lech, Austria), and mysteries (mentioning Benedict was one of seven children, but only naming five and mentioning a sixth).
Recently, I found an index of probates from the Land Vorarlberg web site, which provides a more accurate look into the family’s names.