Cincinnati Family History Center

July 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm Leave a comment

I went to the Family History Center in Cincinnati tonight and had my first experience with a roll of their microfilm that I had ordered about a week and a half ago. I found the number of the microfilm on the record of William Hall and Lydia Selina Ramsbottom’s marriage which I had found online on Family Search. I had to have someone help me thread the machine, and then I rolled through almost 75% of my roll to find the record I wanted. My primary goal was to confirm that Lydia’s father’s name was Samuel, and I was able to do that. It seems his name was not James as another record indicated.

I also learned the marriage took place in Holy  Emmanuel Church in Black Town. William’s residence was in Fort St. George and Lydia’s was  in Black Town. William’s condition was that of a bachelor and Lydia’s was a spinster (at 21 year of age!) William was a private in Her Majesty’s 69th Regiment. The names of the witnesses and chaplain were also included.

Here is where it got a little more interesting. The record right below the one for William and Lydia was for another Ramsbottom – Margaret Jane, who had married Thomas on the same day and with the same chaplain. Margaret Jane’s father’s name was George Ramsbottom. G. Ramsbottom was one of the witnesses to William and Lydia’s marriage. Another witness, M. A. Smith, was recorded for both marriages. To me, it seems there are additional familyl relationships here. Were Samuel and George brothers? Were Lydia and Margaret Jane cousins? These are questions I am determined to answer!

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