On December 31, 2017, I treated myself to some new genealogy resources.
I cancelled my membership to the Illinois State Historical Society. A great resource, with two great publications for their members. But after being a member for two years, I just did not find any information for local or family history. I decided to renew my membership at the NEHGS (New England Historical and Genealogical Society), and to join NYG&B (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.) I also joined Ancestry for 6 months on their recent offer of half-price memberships. And in 2017 I upgraded to the new Family Tree Maker 2017.
So I am ready to do some Arnold Family research and possibly some Runyon research if I last that long.
I still like to post and comment on the Roberts Illinois History page in Facebook and the Roberts History blog. There is just enough hours in the day.
So this morning I started entering the siblings of Amos Arnold (my great, great grandfather) in my new Family Tree Maker (FTM) program. I was stumped on Amos's sister, Mary Lovicy Arnold's birth and death exact dates. I decided to try out all my new researching tools.
I found Mary's death date. I also found a short notice of her death in a Plattsburgh newspaper. I am still hoping to find a formal obituary, but . . .
Mary Lovicy Arnold died March 5, 1911. Schuyler Falls, Clinton County, New York.
--New York State Death Index. 1911.
--Plattsburgh Daily Press. Plattsburgh, New York. 6 March 1911. Page 4.