Monday, June 4, 2012

Madness Monday

Question of the day.

Today's question of the day is: Who is Dorthy Langley?

I have talked to my Aunts and my father but all I have gotten is the name Dorothy.

Dorothy was an older daughter from a previous relationship that my grandfather Ben Langley had before he met my grandmother Berniece.  I have not been able to find her on ancestry or Family search. I don't have any information on her other than who her father is and that she would have been born before 1931.

I had hoped to find my grandfather Ben (Benjamin Franklin) Langley in the 1930 census and thus maybe find Dorothy there but have not had very much luck with that. Where would you look?

Thank you to all from Geneabloggers who have welcomed me to the blogger-sphere

 Update Edit:
I should have looked at Geneabloggers first because they had a better title for this day's post then I did.
Their description of Madness Monday :
             "Madness Monday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor who either suffered some form of mental illness or an ancestor who might be hard to locate and drives you mad. This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers."


  1. Brian what area of the country are you looking at?

    1. Oklahoma I would think, Ben Married my grandmother in Dec of 1931 In Clinton Ok.

    2. I have Ben in those days as having been born in 1905 in Shawnee Ok, a resident of Byan Ok in 1920 and getting married to my grandmother in 1931 in Clinton Ok. Every one agree's that there is a daughter and that her name was Dorothy, but that is it.

  2. Wild shot, and not sure it is something you can do from where you live and where you need to research. Many newspapers of that era had lists of children born, or even birth announcements. It would mean possibly reading newspapers for months, maybe a couple of years, day by day, column by column, and you may not find her anyway.

    ORRR, have you checked with the library in that area or genie society or historical society and ask them if they have any indexes for that sort of thing. Many societies to those kinds of extractions and lists and put them in some kind of book form.

    Desperate suggestions for a desperate researcher. Best suggestion I have at the moment.

    GOOD LUCK and welcome to Genie-bloggin'.

  3. perhaps the 1940 census will answer all your questions.
    At the rate transcription is going, it should be fully searchable soon. Good luck,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)