Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of loose leaf papers, notebooks, composition books, rough drafts, and workbooks. It covers the years 1600 to 1995 and includes the following:

  • Pedigree charts
  • Family group sheets
  • Maps
  • Photos
  • Research logs
  • Census records
  • Cemetery records
  • Deeds
  • Land records
  • Pension records and applications
  • Marriage records, returns and certificates
  • Lineage records
  • Naturalization records

The collection also includes index cards containing individual vital, family, and biographical information.

The information in this collection is from various countries and U.S.A. States, including:

  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Wales
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Norway
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for .

Collection Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:

  • Names of family members
  • Birth, marriage, death, or burial dates and places
  • Relationships
  • Residencies
  • Family groupings

How Do I Search the Collection?

This collection is considered a secondary source, but the information in it can lead you to other primary records. Compare the information in the collection to what you already know to make sure that you have the correct family or individual.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the names, dates, and places as the basis for family groups or to build a family pedigree.
  • Use the dates along with places or residences to help you locate the family in other records such as census, church, and land records.
  • Use age listed to determine approximate birth dates.
  • Use burial information to locate mortuary or funeral records, which could include names and addresses of family members.
  • Use land records to track family migrations.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • You may need to search for both their Indian name and their English name.
  • Be aware that, as with any compiled source, transcription errors may occur.
  • Compile entries for individuals and families with the same surname.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same locality or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.

General Information About These Records

The compiler and owner, Paul Dingwell, collected historical and genealogical documents pertinent to his own ancestry. Each type of record was created for a different purpose. The collection as a whole was created as a record of Paul Dingwell's heritage. The reliability depends on the knowledge of the individual informants and each seperalte record type.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.