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Monday, March 23, 2009

Ed and Fanny Friend of Riverside

I am working with the Genealogy Society of Riverside (GSOR) to try to identify descendants of William Edward Friend and Fanny (nee Hunter) Friend.

Hopefully a descendant will come forward and claim the two pictures we have, one each of William Edward Friend and Fanny Friend.

I am also working on a collateral line for Fannie (nee Hunter) Friend. In the 1920 census Saloma Paisley is listed as "Aunt in Law" to William Edward Friend. Saloma filed for divorce from an abusive husband (George Paisley) in 1891 (newspaper article), when she was awarded custody of her three children: Paul Paisley, b. 1880 (census in 1900 and 1930 tracked him to Los Angeles County along with voter registration). Saloma's other children were George Paisley(the second) (born after 1881 but before 1891) and Elizabeth Paisley (b. 1881).

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lost Treasures Placements April 2008 to March 2009

The Lost Treasures Group placed the following items for this year April 2008 to March 2009:
  • Two sets of newspaper clippings
  • Family Bibles: Samuel Clark, Edwin Clark / Butler, Britton / Moon and Mosher / Forbes Family Bibles.
  • Family Photos: The Edna Banta Photo Collection: Simmons, Harve, Simmons, Dodge, Barrow, Bunn, Galbraith, Walker and Wyatt; the Gulick photo collection; and the Blanchard photos.
  • Miscell. Documents: Lastly we found a home for the Jedediah Miller and Jonas Stevens document collection which included Land Deeds, an account passbook, a general inventory of documents, a will for Jedediah Miller. If you would like further information on these Documents please contact the San Diego Genealogical Society email
Our average time for placement was 3.5 months. This average will probably increase due to increased complexity of the miscellaneous documents and scanning and transcribing Family Bibles that have not yet been published in the San Diego Genealogical Society's publication "Leaves and Saplings". We will offer short term research projects for other researchers in the San Diego Genealogical Society.