Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quentin James Weatherwax

pg:752 +5082 (8715)Quentin James Weatherwax should read as Quentin Louis Weatherwax. born: 9 Jan 1949 in Wexfod co. MI. further information on his family will be published when I do a complete update to The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Addition to The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

New research over this past week has provided additional information on this family:
Page539; +3449 (3542) Arthur W. Weatherwax
Arthur married c1930 Elsie R. Palmer, dau of John J. and Lena Palmer of MA and NY. She was born in North Adams,MA in 1916 and her parents appear in USC1920 in North Adams. In USC1930 she and her parents appear in Poestenkill, Rensselaer co. NY. On the same page appearing as a neighbor is her future husband Arthur W. Weatherwax. After marriage this couple settled in the Stephentown NY area of Rensselaer co. This family would later on migrate to California, they had the following children
1. Arthur William Weatherwax (1931-1985)
2. Shirley Weatherwax (1932-1969) m: Mr. Chamblis
3. Joan E. Weatherwax (1933-1980) married3 times last spouse Harold E. Gotcher
4. Lawrence Greene Weatherwax (1942-2007) m: R.Jean Willis
Both Arthur W. and Lawrence G. would go on to serve in the USMC. The first retiring as a GYSGT (Gunnery Sergeant) and Lawrence serving for 10 years during the Viet Nam war. Both are buried in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside,CA.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Guy D. Weatherwax +2539 (6716) page 602

The maiden name of Guy D. Weatherwax's second wife has been established as: Jennie Nelson (6717). Berrien co. MI marriages records show they married on 22 Jul 1906 in Berrien co. MI.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Family Special

Give the gift of Family History to your loved ones this year. For a limited time (Dec. 1,2010 thru Dec 24,2010) I will sell copies of The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930 for $70.00 postpaid.
All Orders received will be shipped via Media Mail with delivery confirmation. Normally this takes a few days up to 10 days to arrive depending on your location. For further ordering information scroll down my blog to place an order.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930 Book corrections

Recent research indicates a correction needs to be made concerning: +4360 (2715) Douglas Eugene Weatherwax found on pages 668 and 791 of my book.
His mother was Nancy Pearl Weathers; dau of Samuel H. Weathers.
She married1st Charles D. Fusha c1926 they had a son Douglas Fusha b: 13 Deb 1927 in Lauderdale co., AL.
before 1930 she divorced Charles D. Fusha and appears in USC1930, living with her father, and son Douglas Fusha.
She then married: Conrad James Weatherwax on 21 Jun 1931 in Lodgepole,Cheyenne NE. This information came to light because another researcher sent me an obit I had not seen. It clearly established that James Weatherwax is his half brother and his father was Charles Fusha. Further research now confirms he was adopted or switched to Douglas Eugene Weatherwax after his mothers marriage to Conrad J. Weatherwax. He continued to use the Weatherwax surname the rest of his life and his descendants carry on with the Weatherwax surname.

Friday, October 29, 2010

For those of you who use Facebook I have created a Weatherwax Genealogy Group. Just do a search for "Weatherwax Genealogy" group and join in
Wayne E. Weatherwax

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930 is now available. This 900+ page book covers ten generations of the Weatherwax family from our arrival in NY Colony in 1710 through documentation available in the USC of 1930. This is a sourced and documented Genealogy with a separate Source listing and all name index of over 18,000 names. It covers 6000 plus direct descendants of our common ancestor Henrich C. Wiederwach.

The book weighs a hefty 3.5 lbs, is Smyth sewn binding on 60 archival paper. Published by Penobscot Press this limited edition is only available directly from the author Wayne E. Weatherwax.

ISBN: 0 89725 879 7
Lib Cong: 2010922439

Price: $80.00 each

Order from: Wayne E. Weatherwax
47 Hopkins Road
Westfield,Ma. 01085-1213

Payments may be made by personal check or money order. All checks must clear my bank account prior to shipment.
The $80.00 price includes shipment via USPS Media Mail with delivery confirmation. Due to increased postage costs shipments requesting USPS Prioirty mail must add an additional $12.00 to cover Priority Mail cost.
So far all copies shipped have arrived with 10 days via media mail, so save yourself the extra postage

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Donate a copy of The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

I have just donated copies of The Weatherwax Genealogy to the New York State Library in Albany and to the Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy N.Y.
Both of these institutions were very instrumental in my research and were used extensively by me numerous times over 20+ year period of research within NY State.
A good tax deductable contribution to your local Historical Society can be made using my book or other Genealogies. Your local society will benefit and will gladly provide you with documentation to take a Tax deduction on your income taxes

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weatherwax spelling variations

A recent email received indicates that a family member who currently spells their surname as: "WITHERWAX" feels that my book is incorrect. This individual does not question the line of descent I present, only the fact that I have spelled their use of the surname as both WEATHERWAX, and WITHERWAX. They cite personal documentation (after USC1930) as proof of their spelling. I do not disagree with this person and acknowledge that their spelling is correct for them. But their records and documents after USC1930 were not available in the preparation of my book and fall into the area of personal privacy that I would not publish.
Please be aware that if you order my book the following is the surname header for all family members used in the index
Also be aware in the researching of this family Genealogy over 55 spelling variations were found and documented. These variations are all presented within the book to assist other researchers.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

June 17-19 PALAM Conference in Fishkill,NY

The New York chapter of the Palatines to America (PALAM) is hosting the 300th anniversary celebration in Fishkill NY. The venue is the Holiday Inn rte9, in Fishkill. Thats is just north of I-84 at exit 13n. The 17th is a field trip day to the area of East Camp. The 18-19 are fully scheduled days with speakers and a Vendor and Society dispalys. I will be there to meet with all Weatherwax's and any Palatine descendants. Come join us all and celebrate 300 years in America.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Weatherwax Genealogy is now Available

The bindery delivered as promised on Monday and all copies of the Weatherwax Genealogy are now available for order and shipment. This is a limited edition print run for the first edition. A sourced and documented genealogy in 6"x9" format, 959pages including all name index. This book weighs 3.5 lbs

To order send via mail to:
Wayne E. Weatherwax
47 Hopkins Road
Westfield,Ma. 01085-1213

Price is $80.00 ppd via media mail.
If you want priority mail add $10.50 to cover additional costs
Include payment via U.S. Postal Money order or check.
All personal checks must clear my Bank prior to book shipment
Include the complete shipping address and ZIP code

ISBN: 0-89725-879-7
Con: 2010922439

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weatherwax Genealogy Available

I was notified by the Bindery that the Weatherwax Genealogy will be delivered to me on Monday May 3, 2010. I will start taking orders on that date. This is a limited print run first edition. Price will be announced early the week of May 3rd, as soon as I get final cost figures from my Publisher. Payment will be accepted either by Check or U.S. Postal Money order only. Shipment of books will occur after personal checks clear my bank account.
Shipping and other information will be posted as well.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Weatherwax Genealogy is at the printer/bindery

Just a few words on the status of the Weatherwax Genealogy. It is currently being printed and prepared for binding. I am expecting to have the book in hand in May. I cannot confirm the price right now but it looks like it will be $75.00 for a 2lb plus book, 959 pages in length, with a source and all name index. I am doing my best to keep the price at $75.00 The new Proper family Genealogy Volume 2 will also be available at the PALAM conference, roughly 1000 pages and the price will be about $100.00 per book. Both Lewis Proper and I will be at the PALAM conference.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

My new complete Weatherwax Genealogy covering the period from our arrival in 1710 through to the US Census of 1930 has gone to the printers and binders today. I expect to have copies in hand for sale by late May 2010. This book covers 10 generations of Weatherwax family descendants of our common immigrant ancestor John Henrich C. Wiederwachs. Who arrive in NY in the summer of 1710 and settled in what was then known as East Camp. Near present day Germantown NY.
This is a sourced and documented Genealogy with a complete all name index and separate bibliography of sources used. Over 6000 direct descendants of our common ancestor with an index of over 18,000 names and spelling variations.
Additional document transcriptions covering early family Bible records, Wills, and Probate records are included. A short Palatine and family migration history.

Specifics are:
Title: The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930 ten generations of descendants
of Henrich Weatherwax A Palatine Immigrant
ISBN: 0897525-879-7
Lib. Congress: 2010922439
Copyright 2010 Wayne E. Weatherwax
Printed on 60lb archiaval paper, Smyth sewn binding
6" x 9" format 959 pages including all name index
estimated weight: 2-1/2 lbs
End paper are reproductions of the 14th Albany milita payroll roster, and a hand bearer pay voucher naming some of our ancestors who had pay due from Revolutionary War service.

This book is only available through me. I will be presenting it at the PALAM Conference in Fishkill NY on June 18-19, 2010. And again the first weekend of October 2010 at the Germantown New York Palatine 300th anniversery Conference.
Price and shipping as yet to be determines. I will post further information when available

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Germantown NY Palatine weekend October 1-3, 2010

The Germantown website is up and running for the 2010 Celebration of the Palatine Migration.
Their new website is:
The schedule for Friday October 1, 2010 includes talks by both Henry Z. Jones and David Jay Webber, Philip Otterness. All three of these gentlemen are the primary researchers and writers of the Palatine Migration and New York Colonial period.

The Schedule for Saturday October 2, 2010 include: Seminars by all of the above speakers 11:00 am- 3:00 pm. From 3:00-6:00 pm additional Historians will be available to discuss genealogy with seminar particpants.
This is part of a week long celebration by Germantown NY. culminating on the weekend of October 8-9, 2010 when a community Octoberfest and Harvest festival take place. See the above website for more information.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

2010 is the 300th Anniversary of the arrival of Palatines to NY Colony

The PALAM Society via the New York Chapter will be holding a Genealogy conference on June 18-19, 2010 in Fishkill NY. This two day conference will include guest Speakers and workshops covering not only Palatine families of 1710, but all German speaking immigrants that arrived later to America.
The Town of Germantown NY will also be hosting one event on October 1-3, 2010
to honor the Palatines arrival in East and West Camps with Guest speakers, workshops and imformation on this historic immigration.
The Palatines were primarily a group of German speaking immigrants that arrived from the Rhine Palatinate (present day Germany) to New York colony in 1710. Some 847 families comprising over 2700 people arrived in this one group. Their arrival in NY city in June-July of 1710 created a panic. The entire population of the city at that time was only about 3000 people.
These immigrants were quarentined on Nutten Island where an additional 250 more died of illness and disease. Finally in the fall of 1710 they were moved to one of two camps on the Hudson river to be settled. West Camp was located in present day Ultser county near Saugerties. East Camp was located originally in Dutchess county near present day Germantown NY which is now part of Columbia county NY.
This immigration was huge for its time. It was in fact the largest single immigration of German speaking people all ariving in a group of 847 families.
There are two good books to read about these immigrants

The first is" The Palatine families of New York 1710" pub: by Picton Press of Rockland,Me. written by Henry Z. Jones jr. FASG. This two volume comprehensive genealogy is the standard research source for all Palatine families.

The second book is a general history of the Palatine Migration " Becoming German the 1709 Palatine Migration to New York" written by Philip Otterness. Pub by: Cornell University Press
This book deals with the migration to North America and the onward migration of some of these Palatines into other areas of New York in colonial times, but it does not address the migration of the majority of other Palatines who chose not to go to Schoharie county or settle along the Mohawk river in any detail It is and excellent background and overview of the migration and early settements of these Germans.