After being so completely wrapped up in trying to connect my various Sip families, a short break was welcome and profitable.
I took time to read blogs that had been waiting for me get around to them. Found a lot of interesting stuff, but I hit paydirt with this tip about Google Books:
Because my own peasant ancestors are fairly recent immigrants, they’re not likely to appear in books except for city directories. But I did search for one of my husband’s ancestors and one of my chlldren’s paternal ancestors.
My husband’s 7X GGfather came to The Colonies in 1702. It was a time when Britain was shipping convicts to the West Indies and The Colonies. Library research had told me That Francis Foxworthy was shipped to the colony of Virginia having been pardoned of his conviction for murder. A juicy detail like that demands more research but I set it aside at the time because I didn’t know where to look.
Search Google Books for Francis Foxworthy and here it is. Now I know where to get more information.
I’ve struggled making the correct Rose family connections before 1812. Search Google Books for Solomon Rose and find what may be the perfect resource: The Rose Family Bulletin
I found the Rose Family Association site which has a list of family reports available for purchase. I’ve ordered Solomon Rose (w Mary/Polly) Oneida Co., NY; Rock Co., WI
If you haven’t used Google Books as a genealogy resource, you may be missing out on some good information.