Let's look at The Transactions of the Rockefeller Family Association by Henry Oscar Rockefeller mentioned a few posts back. How much of my genealogy is in the book? I have a diagram to illustrate.
This is my most recent direct ancestor mentioned in the book. Using this information, I found a record of her second marriage to James Miller in Jersey City on the date mentioned. I have not found a record of her first marriage. I suspect another marriage in 1898, which is not mentioned in the book, nor are her children by these marriages mentioned in the book. Plus, the parents of spouses are omitted, understandably so, but they need researching also!
|A kind soul tipped me off that Annie Hyser was married again in Albany in 1898.|
See why genealogists prefer to look themselves?
|Is this William H Cumming 1856-1882 the William H Cummins who married Annie Hyser in 1877?|
The compiled genealogy does not tell us.
Catskill Village Cemetery, Catskill, Greene County, New York
These compiled genealogies are just another part of your research.