It mightn't really be a Christmassy subject, but as you know I am shoulder deep in genealogy, even though I haven't really done that much for several months now. However, I have lately been working on it again, albeit not my own family.
Anvilcloud in Canada also has family out there and he was wondering about when and where and how his forefathers made their way over to Canada. And of course where they came from to start with. So, since I am a paid member of several of those genealogy sites, I thought I might lend him a hand.
Most of the people are easy to find. Census records in England are great and you can find a lot more information about people than you can on any Dutch records I have found. So far, so good. And then I got to Stan. And as it says in the title: the elusive Stan at that. He is just not to be found.
|AC: look real close at the 4th line|
Granted, I did find his birth and Anvilcloud had provided me with his death date as well. And after some severe digging I think I found when he left the country. Which would be in about 1906. I think. And I even found a better link telling me when his future wife made her trip, which was great (she travelled with his elder sister a few years later). But other than that: Nothing!
How can somebody disappear so well? And don't worry, I tried everything. His first name, his middle name, his initial, his birthdate, his last name in several different spellings and every time I come up empty. I did find someone with his last name working at a place where Stan supposedly worked as well, but the first name is different, although it could of course be a brother.
I will crack Stan, I know I will. But by golly, it's frustrating!