Using Timelines

In my decendency research of the Lund family, I am currently focusing on Didrich and Karen’s oldest daughter, Christine, and her family. I have collected a lot of documents and know a lot more now than I did before. But, I still have a few questions I need to answer before I can keep going.

  • What do I know so far?
  • Where are there holes in the timeline?
  • Are there records available to fill in the holes?
  • Where can I go from here?

I think that making a timeline will help me answer these questions. So, using my Roots Magic software, I selected Peder Jensen and his wife Christine Funk Lund and their children to create a timeline report and saved it as a word document. This document includes the citations, so I can refer to them as needed.


Below I’ve added my timeline so far. I’ve also added ideas for further research.

Jensen Family Timeline

Date

Event

Person

Place

27 Aug 1839

Birth14

Peder JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Aug 1839

Chr3

Peder JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

6 Oct 1839

Church3

Peder JENSEN

brought to church; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

18 May 1840

Birth1,48

Christine Funk LUND

Akirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

2 Aug 1840

Chr7,9

Christine Funk LUND

Akirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

14 Jul 1842

Vacc1

Peder JENSEN

by Zahrtmann

14 Jul 1842

Vacc1

Christine Funk LUND

by Zahrtmann

Bef 1 Feb 1855

LDS Bapt10

Christine Funk LUND

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

30 Jun 1858

LDS Bapt

Christine Funk LUND

Confirmation – I should be able to find a confirmation record for Peder, and possibly for Christine. They would have been confirmed in their teens, prior to their 19th birthday.

Abt 1861

Marriage9

Peder JENSEN and Christine Funk LUND

Akirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

28 Apr 1865

Occupation

Christine Funk LUND

servant; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

28 Apr 1865

Occupation1

Peder JENSEN

farm hand; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

28 Apr 1865

Marriage1,1115

Peder JENSEN and Christine Funk LUND

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

3 Mar 1866

Birth4,1618

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

20 Apr 1866

Chr17

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

20 Apr 1866

Occupation17

Peder JENSEN

laborer; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Jun 1866

Vacc17

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

by Zahrtmann; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

16 Feb 1868

Birth4,1920

Laurits Peter JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

29 Mar 1868

Chr20

Laurits Peter JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

29 Mar 1868

Occupation20

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

22 Jun 1869

Vacc20

Laurits Peter JENSEN

by Zahrtmann; Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1870

Religion21

Peder JENSEN

Lutheran; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1870

Occupation21

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1870

Census21

Peder JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

6 Feb 1873

Birth15,2223

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

6 Feb 1873

Occupation15,23

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

10 Apr 1873

Chr15

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Dec 1878

Birth2425

Jacob Peter JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

27 Jan 1879

Death2627

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Pneumonia; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

Probate Certificate – listed on Sanna’s death record. Need to pull this up on mircofilm at FHL.

2 Feb 1879

Burial26

Sanna Caroline Dorthea JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

Confirmation – the Jensen children may also have been christened. I should look for these records in the Nylarsker Parish records.

2 Feb 1879

Occupation26

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1880

Occupation4

Peder JENSEN

day laborer in agriculture; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1880

Religion4

Peder JENSEN

Lutheran; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Feb 1880

Census4

Peder JENSEN

Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

9 Mar 1888

Death18

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

chest disease; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

Probate Certificate – listed on Annine’s death record. Need to pull this up on mircofilm at FHL.

16 Mar 1888

Burial18

Annine Margrethe Christine JENSEN

Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

16 Mar 1888

Occupation

Peder JENSEN

Fisherman; Arnager, Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark

1 Jan 1889

LDS Conf9

Christine Funk LUND

29 Jun 1892

LDS SealPar9

Christine Funk LUND

LOGAN – Logan Utah

11 Feb 1900

Death9

Christine Funk LUND

5 Mar 1914

LDS Endow9

Christine Funk LUND

SLAKE – Salt Lake

5 Mar 1914

LDS Init9

Christine Funk LUND

SLAKE – Salt Lake

18 Jan 1960

LDS Bapt9

Christine Funk LUND

30 Jan 1996

LDS SealSp9

Peder JENSEN and Christine Funk LUND

JRIVE – Jordan River Utah

  • Christine’s LDS baptism/confirmation — I have four different dates for Christine’s baptism. I need to see if I can find her in the Bornholm Branch records. Also, I’ll need to take a look at what Family Search has. It would not be surprising to find that she was baptized while alive and then had the work done for her as well.
  • All the “blue” facts come from the FamilySearch Family Group Record sheet for Didrich, Christine’s father.
  • 1888 is the last time I have real, verified information for the Jensen family.

Where can I go from here?
Besides looking up the records listed above in purple, I have some other ideas.

  1. 1890 Danish Census – Where are the Jensen’s? Are they still in Denmark or have they immigrated?
  2. Nylarsker Parish records – I will continue my search for future years to see if I can find death records for Peder and Christine as well as possible marriage records for their two sons.
  3. I know from Jacob Peter’s christening record that he immigrated to America … perhaps I could find a passenger list for him? Or, maybe find him in a US Census.
Obviously, I’d like to find children for Laurits and Jacob. But, I need to know more! Onward!

Endnotes:

1. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images, Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline(www.sa.dk/ao/ : downloaded 22 November 2011), marriage record for Peder Jensen and Christine Funch, 28 Apr 1865; Nylarsker Parish.

        2. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 8 November 2011); Danish National Archives. Gives Peter’s age as 30 as of 1 Feb 1870 and his birth place as Nylars.

        3. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Peder Jensen Christening Record.

        4. 1880 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Nylarsker Parish, p. 320, lines 45-49, Peder Jensen Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 29 March 2012); Danish National Archives.

        5. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], “New FamilySearch,” database, Family Search(new.familysearch.org : accessed 17 May), Diderich Funk (PID: KWJF-P6R) Family Group Record. Lists the incorrect date.

        6. 1850 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 54, 130, Didrik Jacobsen Funk Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 8 November 2011); Danish National Archives. lists birth place as Aakirkeby.

        7. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Christine Funk, Christening Record, 1840.

        8. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Gives Christine’s age as 29 on 1 Feb 1870 and her birth place as Aaker.

        9. LDS, “New FamilySearch,” database, Family Search, Diderich Funk (PID: KWJF-P6R) Family Group Record.

        10. 1855 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 200, 119, Didrik Jacobsen Funck Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 8 November 2011); Danish National Archives.

        11. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Peter and Christine are listed as Married in the 1870 Census.

        12. 1880 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Nylarsker Parish, p. 320, lines 45-49, Peder Jensen Family. Peder and Christine listed as “married.”.

        13. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen Death Record. Claudine Christine listed as Peder’s wife.

        14. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Jensen christening record, to be moved to 1873. Claudine Christina listed as Peder’s wife in their daughter, Sanna’s, christening record.

        15. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Caroline Dorthea Jensen christening record.

        16. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Gives Anine’s age as 3 on 1 Feb 1870.

        17. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Annine Margrethe Christine Jensen Christening Record.

        18. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Annine Margrethe Kristine Jensen death record.

        19. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family. Gives Lauritz’ age as 1, as of 1 Feb 1870.

        20. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Laurits Peter Jensen Christening Record.

        21. 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family.

        22. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen Death Record. Gives Sanna’s age at death as 5 years old. Supports her birth date.

        23. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Jensen christening record, to be moved to 1873.

        24. 1880 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Nylarsker Parish, p. 320, lines 45-49, Peder Jensen Family. Gives Jacob Peter Jensen’s age as 1 year old on 1 Feb 1880.

        25. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Jacob Peter Jensen christening record.

        26. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanne Caroline Dorthea Jensen Death Record.

        27. Danish State Archives, “Kirkebøger,” digital images Sanna Caroline Dorthea Jensen christening record. Priest marked “dead” on her christening record.

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 7 April 2012 | Posted in Jensen, Researching | Comment

1870 Census – Poder Jensen and Christine Funk/Lund

Christine Funch Lund

I don’t have a photograph for Peter Jensen – another good reason for decendancy research.

Since I already had Peter and Christine’s marriage record from 1865 in Nylarsker parish I thought I might try to find them in the 1870 Census. I guessed they may have stayed in Nylarsker, but since I didn’t know where Peter was from I wasn’t sure. Instead of looking through the 49 pages of census records for the parish–which I would have been willing to do–I decided to use the online index first to see if they were even in that parish. Using the Dansk Demografisk Database I looked for “Peder Jensen” in “Bornholm” in the “1870” Census. I further restricted his age to “30-39.” The first entry looked promising, so I selected “Show Household”:

I had seen Christine’s name listed as “Claudine Christine” in various online databases so I was okay with the name variation, particularly since her birth place matched what I had. So here we see two children born into the family.

Feeling good about this entry I decided to go ahead and pull up the original image:

Source: 1870 Danish Census, Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, population, Arnager, Bornholm, p. 123, line 15-18, Poder Jensen Family; digitial images, Statens Arkiver (www.sa.dk/ao : downloaded 8 November 2011); Danish National Archives.


Transcription / Translation:
Byernes eller Stedernes Navne med Anførsel af Gaarde, Huse, o.s.v.

The towns’ or the Places’ Names with Information off Farms, Houses, etc.
Arnager

Huus House

Familiernes Antal
Number of the Families 
1

Personernes Løbenummer
The Persons’ Sequence Number
[see next column]

Samtlige Personers fulde Navn
(Udøbte Børn anføres as ”Udøbt Drengebarn” eller ”Udøbt Pigebarn”)
All the Persons full Names
(not Christianed Chrildren are to be listed as “not christianed boy child” or “not christianed girl child”)
 
15) Poder Jensen
16) Claûdina Christine Jensen
17) Anine Margrete Jensen

18) Laûritz Peter Jensen

Kjøn
Mandkjøn (M.) eller Kvindekjøn (K.)
Gender
Male Gender (M.) or Female gender (K.)

15) M Male
16) K Female
17) K Female
18) M Male

Alder
Alderen anføres med det f y l d t e Aar, men for Børn, der ikke have fyldt 1 Aar, anføres ”Under 1 Aar”
Age
The age is to be listed with the filled year, but for childrem who are not 1 full year are to be listed as “under 1 Year”
15) 30
16) 29
17) 3
18) 1

Ægteskabelig Stilling
Ugift (U.), Gift (G.), Fraskilt (F.) Enkemand eller Enke (E.)
Marital Status
Unmarried (U.), Married (G.),Divorced (F.), Widower or Widow (E.)
15) G Married
16) G Married
17) U Unmarried
18) U Unmarried

Trosbekendelsen
Confession
15) Lutheran
16) do. Same
17) do. Same
18) do. Same

Fødested, nemlig Kiøbstadens eller Sognets og Amtets Navn,
og for de i Bilandene og kolonierne Fødte samt for Udlændinge Landet, hvor de ere fødte
Place of Birth, namely the city’s or the name of the parish and County and for those born in the colonies*) as well as for foreigners the country, where they are born.
15) Nylars
16) Aaker
17) Nylars
18) do. Same

*) Bilandene and Colonierne are two words for the same thing: Colonies

Stilling i Familien
Huusfader, Huusmoder, Børn, Slægtning, Tjenesteydende, Logerende o.s.v.
Position in the Family
Housfather, Housemother, Children, Relation, employees, Lodging etc.

15) Huusfader Housefather
16) Huusmoder Housemother
17) Dater Daughter
18) Søn Son

Titel, Embede, Forretning, Næringsvei eller af hvilket Erhverv de leve af
(som Hoverperson eller som Medhjælper (Forvalter, Svend eller Dreng o.s.v.)
eller om de forsørges af Fattighuset
Title, Office,Business,Livelihood of of which occupation they live from
(as Main Person [self-employed] or as Employee (Manager, Employee or Lad etc.)
or if they are supported by the Poor House

15) Fisker Fisher
16) [blank]
17) [blank]
18) [blank]

Hvorvidt vedkommende er:
Whether he or she is:
Døvstum| Døv (Hørelsen aldeles berøvet)| Blind (Synet aldeles berøvet
Deaf and Dumb | Deaf (Hearing completely deprived) | Blind (sight completely deprived)
[blank]

Hvorvidt vedkommende er [column continuer]
Forstanden Berøvet
fra Fødselen| fra et senere Tidspunkt
Deprived of Sanity
from birth | from a later time
 
[blank]

Anmærkninger
Remarks

[blank]


Interesting:
  • They are listed as “Lutheran” while I know that by this point Christine’s family have all joined the LDS Church and are listed in the same census–in fact on the very next page–as “Mormon”. I’ll have to take another look at the Bornholm LDS Branch records and see if I can find any information about Christine or Peter’s baptism.
  • If Peter and Christine were still Lutheran then their children would have been christened and should be found in the parish records. Both are listed as being born in Nylarsker.
  • Peter’s occupation is “Fisher” and so is his father-in-law Didrich’s. Do they work together?
  • I now know that Peter was born in the Nylarsker parish so I can search for his christening record. He would have been born about 1840.

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 30 March 2012 | Posted in Census, Denmark, Funk, Jensen, Lund, Photograph, Researching | Comment

Lund Family – Descendancy Research

Regular family history research has you go back in time to find your ancestors. By doing this, you find your direct line family — grandparents, great grandparents, great-great, and so on.

Decendancy Research on the other hand has you choose an ancestor a few generations back and work your way forward in time to find all their descendants. I’ve decided that will be one of the things I work on … in this case for the Lund line, starting with Didrich and Karen Funk/Lund.

Didrich Funch Lund
Karen Kathrina Christine Hansdatter Funch Lund

Here’s one question I got from my husband Troy – Why?
I have many reasons but one of the biggest is that I want to find out if family documents/artifacts ended up with other lines of the family. Also, I’d like to see if there are others out there doing research on this same family so we can collaborate. I even suggested we hold a “Lund Family Reunion” next summer (2013) and invite all the living descendants we could find. (Case in point – Those photos I have of Didrich and Karen came from a completed Family Group Record Sheet from my father-in-law’s aunt. Who has the originals?)

So, now I’m focusing on Didrich and Karen’s oldest child – Christine Funk Lund and her family. I started by using new.familysearch.org to see what was already out there.

I then created a separate database for all this un-sourced information and called it “Reunion_Lund”. As I find sources I can add facts to my “real” database.

For more information about descendancy research check out this free course available from FamilySearch.

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 28 March 2012 | Posted in Funk, Lund, Researching, Roots Magic | Comment

How I Add Sources into my Database

I’ve said this before, and I’ll proably repeat it again in the future — my side of the family is hard to research! Since I was born in Brazil, to Brazilian parents and Brazillian grandparents all our records are there, and Brazil is not the easiest place to do genealogy work. Not only do I struggle with the language (I can speak and read it mostly) but there just isn’t as much available to me here at home (in Utah) as there would be for any other place in the US. I’m sure if I really took some time at the Family History Library I could do a lot, but I have two young boys and just don’t have that kind of time…I’ll just have to work slowly, but surely, I guess.

Anyway, all this is to say that I did find a record for my Maternal Grandparents’ marriage in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil. So, I thought I’d use this document to show my process for adding documents and citations to my database (which happens to be RootsMagic5).

Source: Family Search, “Brazil, Catholic Church Records,” digital image, Family Search (familysearch.org : downloaded 14 March 2012), Joao de Sousa Lima and Lindalva Ferreira da Silva Marriage Record, 30 Sep 1950; Nossa Senhora do Rosario parish, page 35, entry 131.

Citation
Whenever I post an image of a document to the blog I like to cite the source so y’all know where it came from and that it is legit. I just enter in the information I know about it. I try to do this right when I find the source if I’m at home, but if I’m at the Family History Center or Library I take extensive notes so I can add it when I get home. I normally use the “footnote” version of the citation on the blog because it includes a lot more information.

File Naming and Organization
I’ve talked about the organization of my file structure before, so I won’t go into that here. But, I will mention that I recently decided to change how I named the files themselves. I followed Calvin Knight’s file naming conventions for the most part and am slowly renaming my files. So this particular file got the name:
          Lima_Joao_b1925_&Lindalva_19500930_MarriageRecord_01

Transcription / Translation
I like to transcribe most documents using Microsoft Word. This way I can easily add the text to my database program and to my blog…making it easier for people to search for the names, dates, places etc found in the document image. If the document is in a foreign language then I make sure to transcribe and translate it into English. I also copy and paste the source citation onto that document as well. So, for the above Marriage Record here’s what I have:

131 – João de Sousa Lima e Lindalva Ferreira da Silva

Transcription:

Aos trinta dias do mês de Setembro de mil novecentos e cinqüenta, na Matriz do Rosario, perante as testemunhas justo Lacerda Ferreira e João Cabral Batista, o Revmo Frei Inocencio ofm. assistiu ao recebimento matrimonial de João de Sousa Lima e Lindalva Ferreira da Silva, o nubente con 25 anos de idade, filho legitimo de Manuel de Sousa Lima e Hosana Maria da Conceiçao, natural e batizado em Cajazeiras, a nubente con 17 anos de idade, filha legitima de Joaquim Pedro da Silva e Ernestina Ferreira da Silva, natural e batizada em João Pessoa, residentes nesta frequezia. E, para constar, mandei fazer este fermo que assino.
(signed) Frei Jorge [Bolchaus.?] ofm. Vigário

Translation:

On the thirtieth day of the month of September of nineteen hundred and fifty, in the Mother of the Rosary, as witnessed by Lacerda Ferreira and João Cabral Batista, the Reverand Frei Inocencio [ofm.?] performed the marriage rite of João de Sousa Lima and Lindalva Ferreira da Silva, the groom with 25 years of age, legitimate son of Manuel de Sousa Lima and Hosana Maria da Conceiçao, born and baptized in Cajazeiras, the bride with 17 years of age, legitimate daughter of Joaquim Pedro da Silva e Ernestina Ferreira da Silva, born and baptized in João Pessoa, residents in this parish. And, for the record, I had this [fermo] sign.
(signed) Frei Jorge [Bolchaus.?] ofm. Vigário

I make sure to copy the transcription/translation into my RootsMagic “Detail Text” tab for this source and to add the image of the original document under the “Media” tab. (Hint: do this for the first citation you make for this document – in my case, for the marriage of Joao and Lindalva. Once I have added all the relevant transcriptions and media I can choose “Memorize” and add this exact citation to any other fact. If I want to add any comments specific to the fact, I’ll go in and do that as well.)

Facts and More Facts
When adding information to my database found in the document I like to have the transcription/translation open next to my database so I can read it as I go, like in the image above. You could also print it out if you’d like. So for this particular document I was able to add this source citation to the following facts:

  • Marriage – Joao de Souza Lima & Lindalva Ferreira Da Silva – date and location, as well as adding the names of the witnesses (they may come up later).
  • Birth – Joao de Souza Lima – made a note that the marriage record gave the groom’s age as 25 at the time of marriage which supports the birth date I have of 4 Jun 1925. It also lists the birth place.
  • Relationship to parents – Joao / Manuel and Hosana. I added a note to this citation that they are listed as Joao’s parent’s in his marriage record. Because this “relationship” source shows up for any of the children, I wanted to specify that it only proves they are Joao’s parents…not necessarily true for any of the other children. (this is an item I’ve requested RootsMagic look into as I’d like a better way to distinguish the relationships I’m citing)
  • Birth – Lindalva Ferreira da Silva – I added a new birth fact because her marriage record states that she was 17 years old but the birth date I have from family recollection would mean she’d be 15 years old at the time of marriage. Either I have the wrong birth date or she lied on her marriage record (was there a certain age she needed to be?). Either way, I now have both facts listed in my database with their corresponding notes so as my research continues I know where these “facts” came from. (See yesterday’s post about dealing with false information.)
  • Relationship to parents – Lindalva / Joaquim and Ernestina.

Depending on the document you may have more or fewer facts associated with it. By citing everything you can get out of a document you can decide how true a fact is.

Posted by jullianalund@gmail.com on 27 March 2012 | Posted in Da Silva, Lima, Marriage Record, Organization, Researching, Roots Magic, Sources | Comment