Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection (FamilySearch Historical Records)

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 01:20, 19 May 2012 by Maceviss (talk | contribs) (fix location)

Jump to: navigation, search
FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at

Collection Time Period

The collection covers the years 1600 to 1995.

Record Description

The collection consists of loose leaf papers, notebooks, composition books, rough drafts, and workbooks. It 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

Record 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 to Use the Record

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.

Using the Information

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.

Record History

The compiler and owner, Paul Dingwell, collected historical and genealogical documents pertinent to his own ancestry.

Why the Record Was Created

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.

Record Reliability

The reliability depends on the knowledge of the individual informants and each seperalte record type.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Finding Genealogy Collections

Contributions to This Article

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.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ( September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ( April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection." ‘’FamilySearch’’ ( Paul Dingwell, Chesterfield, Virginia. FHL digital images, 46 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.