Archie Earl Buchanan/Florene Davis Genealogy

Vol. 7, No. 2 - June 2010
Prepared by

Joseph F. Buchanan
7472 Silver Circle
West Jordan, UT 84084
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joseph.buchananatutah.edu


Buchanan/Davis ancestors in new.familysearch

This issue focuses on how to make sense of the family ancestry that appears in the new FamilySearch system.

I assume some of you have taken a look and possibly have had some questions. I have quite a bit to explain concerning what I have learned and what we all need to know about our information that is shown. So here goes...
1. Go to https://new.familysearch.org

2. If you have not ever been in the system, you need to create a new login and password. You do this by clicking on "Register for the new FamilySearch." Be sure to choose the LDS option. Fill out the form there and set up a login and password. You will need your church membership number and your birthdate. These systems are eventually going to be synchronized so that the same login and password works for all LDS websites (e.g. ward and stake, mission application, etc.).

3. Log in and see your personal page.

Notice that there is a place called, "Sign in to Help Someone Else." This is where you can enter in as a family member or friend. Normally, you will not see any living people names in your area, except for your spouse and children - not even your children's spouses, so to help anyone else who does not share your ancestry, you will need to sign in as that person. You will need their membership number and their birthdate as well.

4. Click on "See Me and My Ancestors."

This is where the fun begins. You can go anywhere in the system here and see generations and families. There are a number of links, buttons, etc., where you can see things, add information and even submit names for temple work.

This, however, is also where a lot of confusion can come. This system contains a composite of many different kinds of records that the church has, all put together in one. The problem, is that is some areas, particularly in Scandinavia, there are many similar names, so the system brings a lot together that should not be brought together. They are always marked with symbols that indicate additional spouses, parents, etc. There are also cases where many extra people are added to families who do not belong.
The options you have for these incorrect names are to dispute them, or the just select the one you want to use (mark as the one you always want to see), but there is no option for deleting them, even when they are so obviously incorrect. In theory, you can contact the person who placed the records in the first place, and have them (if they agree with you) remove them from the family. In all cases, the "owner" us either the LDS church, or an unknown person, usually from the ancestral file. The system seems to place these people in families when there are similar names, because usually the details are very minimal (e.g. no exact birth date, and little else).
When there are multiple sets of parents listed for someone, for example. Ane Nielsen (see below), I can mark the correct parents as the ones I wish to view, but it does not affect anyone else in our family. Therefore, I am going to work through all of the genealogy of the family and note these incorrect family members and indicate to you all how to set the correct people so you can see the correct ancestry as you go into the system.
The following are directions for what you do to make these corrections in your own new.familysearch.org directory. After that, and in future notices, I will show which ones you need to fix for your view.

5. Go into the Family Pedigree with Details view (possibly the default for you as you start - see "Change View" at the top left).


Click on the asterisk that appears to the left of the parents' names. (In this case, first click on the right arrow to move Hans Sorensen/Ane Nielsen to the left. Then click on her parents asterisk.)

6. The following screen shows the parents listed for that person.

Choose the correct set of parents and click on "Always show the selected parents." then click Continue.

From now on those will be the correct parents for our family.

You probably need to do these in order, or else it may not be possible to easily find the correct people as you go up the pedigree chart. I hope to give them to you in proper order.

NOTE: before you start working on temple ordinances for those that show us as needing them, I have temple ordinance dates on pretty much everyone in the ancestry. It will take me a while, but I hope to get these people matched up with some other duplicates where the temple work has been done.

Here is the first batch.

1. Find Archibald Waller Overton Buchanan. Archie Earl Buchanan's father
The parents of Archibald Waller Overton Buchanan (chosen parents marked with X), are probably pointing correctly, but to be sure, here is the choice:

X	John Buchanan III 	11 January 1786	Ramelton, Donegal, Irln
  	Female Nancy Ann Bache 	23 February 1790	Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
	Male Isaac Morley 	 	 
  	Female [Unknown]	 	 

2. Find John Buchanan III, father of Archibald Waller Overton Buchanan.
The parents of John Buchanan III are probably pointing correctly, but to be sure, here is the choice:
X	John Buchanan II 	1754	Of,Donegal,Donegal,Ire
  	Female Nellie Reid 	1758	Of,Donegal,Donegal,Ire
	Male William Buchanan 	1755	,, Virginia
  	Female Sarah Reid 	about 1757	, Augusta, Virginia
	Male John Buchanan II 	1759	Blairlush,Tyrone,Donegal,, Ireland
  	Female Jane Trindle Russell 	about 1729	Rathmelton, Donegal, Ireland

A lot of work needs to be done on the Buchanan line itself, so I don't have any definitive directions there yet.

3. Find Nancy Ann Bache, mother of Archibald Waller Overton Buchanan.
The parents of Nancy Ann Bache are pointing correctly to the father, but the mother is not correct. The top one is the best for him. I tried to fix the mother link, but the system won't let me. The mother is Martha or Margaret, but that is all we know. I am certain the mother is NOT Margaret Hoffman. She is really Nancy's aunt. I am still working on this one.

X	Harman Bach Jr. 	about 1738	Culpeper, Orange, VA
  	Ann Margaret Hofmann 	about 1748	, Culpeper, VA
	Harmon Bach 	1745	Culpepper,, Virginia, USA
  	Ann Margaret Hofmann 	about 1748	, Culpeper, VA
	Harmon Bach Jr. 	8 September 1719	Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
  	Ann Margaret Hofmann 	about 1748	, Culpeper, VA
	Thomas Barbar 	about 1589	of Pulloxhill, Beds., Eng.
  	Mrs. Thomas Barber or Barker 	about 1593	of Pulloxhill, Beds., Eng.

4. Find Ane Nielsen, the mother of of Caroline Sorensen Buchanan (Archie's mother).
The parents of Ane Nielsen (chosen parents marked with X), Always show the selected parents.

 	Niels Christensen 	19 May 1777	Gaanstrup, Skt. Olai Parish, Hjorring, Denmark
  	Mette Marie Sorensdatter 	16 August 1778	Hormested, Hjorring, Den.
X	Niels Nielsen 	27 February 1799	Assentorp, Stemangle, Soro, Denmark
  	Ane Marie Olsdatter 	5 August 1798	Terslose, Holbaek, Den.
	Niels Christensen 	20 March 1797	Vognsild,Aalborg,Denmark
  	Johanne Marie Soerensdatter 	9 September 1796	Gedsted,Viborg,Denmark
	Niels Nielsen 	 	Denmark
  	Mrs Niels Nielsen 	about 1641	of Siem, Torup, Aalborg, Denmark

5. Find Niels Nielsen, father of Ane Nielsen (#4 above).
The parents of Niels Nielsen are probably pointing correctly, but to be sure, here is the choice:

	Niels Pedersen  	1751	Assentorp, Stemangle, Soro, Denmark
  	Anne Nielsdatter 	1741	Denmark
	Niels Pedersen 	1751	Assentorp, Stemangle, Soro, Denmark
  	Ane Marie Nielsen 	27 February 1752	Hvidbjerg, Thisted, Denmark
	Niels Pedersen 	 	 
  	Anne Nielsdatter 	 	 
X	Niels Pedersen 	 	 
  	Anne Nielsen	 	 

Note: the parents for Niels Pedersen here are not correct. I need to work on this one. To make sure you got the right Anne Nielsen mother, be sure her father shows as Niels Bendsen. I just now attached that into the system. Also, It shows that she (this Anne Nielsen) needs temple work, but I have record of all her temple work.

6. Find Soren Nielsen, father of Hans Sorensen, Archie Earl's paternal grandfather.
The parents of Soren Nielsen:

X	Niels Sorensen Quist 	2 October 1727	Orslev,Holbaek,Denmark
  	Dorthe Larsdatter 	1727	Orslev, Holbaek, Denmark
	Niels Hansen 	 	 
  	Inger Madsdatter 	 	 
	Niels Hansen 	 	 
  	Inger Madsen

It is really Quistes, but this is close enough.

7. Find Niels Soren Quistes, father of father of Soren Nielsen (#6 above).
The parents of Niels Soren Quistes:

	Soren Andersen 	1700	Havrebjerg, Holbaek, Denmark
  	Zidse Jensen 	1704	of Orslev, Holbaek, Denmark
	Soren Quist 	about 1700	Orslev Sogn Lova, Herred, Holbek, Denmork
  	Karen Jensdatter 	18 June 1818	Terslose,Holbaek,Denmark
X	Soren Quist 	 	 
  	Karen Andersdatter 

8. Find Ole Svendsen, maternal grandfather of Ane Nielsen (#4 above)
The parents of Ole Svendsen are:
 	Hans Tonnesen 	about 1715	Of,, Soro, Denmark
  	Eisbeth Olsen 	about 1719	Of,, Soro, Denmark
	Hans Tonnesen 	about 1715	Of,, Soro, Denmark
  	Eisbeth Olsen 	about 1719	Soro, Denmark
	Hans Tonnesen 	about 1715	Of,, Soro, Denmark
  	Eisbeth Olsen 	1719	 
	Hans Tonnesen 	about 1715	Of,, Soro, Denmark
  	Eisbeth Olsen 	1739	Soro,Denmark
X	Svend Jensen 	8 February 1728	Gyrstinge, Alsted, Soro, Denmark
  	Karen Hansdatter 	about 1735	of, Pedersborg, Soro, Denmark

7. Find Niels Soren Quistes, father of father of Soren Nielsen (#6 above).
The parents of Niels Soren Quistes:
	Soren Andersen 	1700	Havrebjerg, Holbaek, Denmark
  	Zidse Jensen 	1704	of Orslev, Holbaek, Denmark
	Soren Quist 	about 1700	Orslev Sogn Lova, Herred, Holbek, Denmork
  	Karen Jensdatter 	18 June 1818	Terslose,Holbaek,Denmark
X	Soren Quist 	 	 
  	Karen Andersdatter 

8. Find Henry William Davis, mother of Florene Davis Buchanan.
The parents of Henry William Davis are probably pointing correctly, but to be sure, here is the choice:
X	John Johnson Davies 	28 December 1831	Carmarthen, Carmarthen, South Wales
  	Rachel Maria Davies 	15 April 1833		Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
	John Johnson Davies 	28 December 1831	Carmarthen, Carmarthen, South Wales
  	Elizabeth Davis 	23 November 1829	Ferryside, Carmarthen, South Wales
	John DAVIS 	1819			Wales,,, England
  	Rachel Maria Davies 	15 April 1833		Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
	John Davies 	4 April 1826	 
  	Rachel Maria Davies 	15 April 1833		Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
	John Davies 	6 January 1819		Carmathenshire, Wales
  	Rachel Maria Davies 	15 April 1833		Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
	John DAVIS 	1819			Wales,,, England
  	Rachel Maria Davies 	15 April 1833		Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
	John Davies 	about 1826		, Cadoxton, Glamorgan, Wales
  	Rachel Maria Davies 	15 April 1833		Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales
	John DAVIS 	1819			Wales,,, England
  	Elizabeth Davis 	23 November 1829	Ferryside, Carmarthen, South Wales
	John Davies 	about 1826		, Cadoxton, Glamorgan, Wales
  	Elizabeth Davis 	23 November 1829	Ferryside, Carmarthen, South Wales
	John DAVIS 	1819			Wales,,, England
  	Elizabeth Davis 	23 November 1829	Ferryside, Carmarthen, South Wales
	John Davies 	6 January 1819		Carmathenshire, Wales
  	Elizabeth Davis 	23 November 1829	Ferryside, Carmarthen, South Wales

9. Find Rachel Mariah Davies, mother of Henry William Davis (#8 above)
The parents of Rachel Mariah Davies:
	Henry DAVIS or DAVIES 	1788	Carmarthen, Carmarthen, Wales
  	Sarah Davies 	1804	Carmarthen, Carmarthen, Wales
X	Henry DAVIS or DAVIES 	1788	Carmarthen, Carmarthen, Wales
  	Martha Morris 	1795	Ferryside,Carmarthen,Wales

10. Find Annie Isadore Roundy, mother of Florene Davis Buchanan
The parents of Annie Isadore Roundy are pointing correctly. There are two listed that really are duplicates, but the system does not allow me to combine the duplicates, saying "The combined record would be too large."
X	Lorenzo Wesley Roundy 	18 June 1819	Spafford, Onondaga, New York
  	Pricilla Parish 	20 March 1833	Elizabeth, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
	LORENZO Wesley Roundy 	18 June 1819	N.Y.
  	Pricilla Parish 	20 March 1833	Elizabeth, Leeds, Ontario, Canada

11. Find Shadrach Roundy, paternal grandfather of Annie Isadore Roundy (#10 above)
The parents of Shadrach Roundy are probably pointing correctly, but to be sure, here is the choice:
X	Uriah Roundy  	27 October 1756	Norwich,New London,Conn
  	Lucretia Needham 	9 September 1760	Norwich,New London,Conn
	Prophet Joseph Smith 	 	 
  	Lucretia Smith 	 	 
	Uriah Roundy 	27 October 1756	Norwich,New London,Conn
  	Lucretia Smith

12. Find Betsey Quimby, paternal grandmother of Annie Isadore Roundy (#10 above)
The parents of Betsey Quimby are:
	Moses Quinby ~ 	29 September 1755	Kingston,Rockingham,Nh
  	Sarah Morgan 	1700	,, Pennsylvania
X	Moses Quinby ~ 	29 September 1755	Kingston,Rockingham,Nh
  	Hannah Kennedy 	1756	Kingston, Rockingham, New Hamp.
	Prophet Joseph Smith 	 	 
  	Hannah Kennedy 	1756	Kingston, Rockingham, New Hamp.
	[Unknown Name] 	 	 
  	Hannah Kennedy 	1756	Kingston, Rockingham, New Hamp.

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That is it for now. Most of these do require you and everyone in the family to find and select the correct set of parents. A few, as noted, are OK, but if at some point the order of the possible parents in the list gets changed or some other parents get added to the list, the correct one may not continue to be the one you see as you go into the pedigree chart on new FamilySearch.

A lot of these problems are found in Danish lines. I believe that the way the common names are so often used, and the patronymics confuse things as well - that is probably why this is the case. Also, our ancestry has been known for so many generations and so many family members have turned in 4-generation sheets, so the Ancestral File has many, many duplicates with slight differences. That probably accounts for the problems in the non-Danish lines. Something I can do if you are interested, is to perhaps print up a copy of what I have for direct line pedigree charts and family group records for some of you so key family members and see for themselves what the lines are supposed to look like. Also, I am sure that many of you have some collection of pedigree charts, etc., so mine may yet differ from yours. I expect that some questions may come up as to the veracity of my records and I expect to do some continuing research in microfilm records to help correct these errors. Correcting them in new.familysearch.org, however will be another task. I will be able to fix some of these by combining some duplicates, but in most cases, this will not remove the obviously wrong names. Look for future newsletters for additional guides for adjusting your family view of New Family Search.