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October 24, 2015

Today we heard from Argentina! Isabel Cristina Finger sent us this message:

Mi padre se llamaba Felipe Amadeo Finger, hijo de Felipe Amadeo Finger hermano de Laura Finger, Ana Maria Finger y muchos mas. Me emociono leer este articulo...mi bisabuelo vino a la Argentina en barco en epoca de guerra. Saludos!!

When loosly translated into English it says:

My father was Felipe Amadeo Finger, son of Felipe Amadeo, brother of Laura Finger, Ana Maria Finger, and many more. I was excited reading this article... my great-grandfather came to Argentina by ship in time of war. Cheers !!

This is the article she is referring to.

October 18, 2015

The database has been updated. This update adds the line of Antonius Finger (b.1821 Bohemia) to our web site. This line of the Finger family lives primarily in Wisconsin.

Also I have developed a method to add a zoom feature to documents, and for starters, have added a number of death certificates. Give it a try by clicking on the 'death certificate' link in the record of Alda Finger. I'll be adding more images as time permits.

September 21, 2015

The database has been updated. This update adds the line of Sam Finger (b.1872 Russia) to our web site. This line of the Finger family went on to found the Finger Furniture stores in Houston, Texas. One descendant, Hyman Finger, along with his sons, formed Finger Enterprises, builders of homes, apartments, and shopping centers, etc.

July 16, 2015

The database has been updated. This includes updated information about Harlow Finger (b. c.1832). In 1850 and 1855 he shows up on census records as William H. Finger, but as Harlow after that. We had thought that Harlow and William H. were 2 different persons.

Also his son Harlow, born in 1868, shows up as Oliver and Ollie on the 1875 and 1880 censuses.

They each had a difficult life, Harlow Sr. served in the Civil War. His wife died in 1880 and later he was admitted 4 times to the New York Soldiers and Sailors Home, where he died in 1895.

His son Harlow was often in trouble, and died in the Yates County Poor Home in 1931.

Also we found some information about Oscar Houghtaling (he is related to the Finger family through the Best and Stall lines). Seems he ran off with a young servant girl (Sarah Bathrick). Here is the account.

June 29, 2015

We have found and added another Finger family line, Kurt Finger who came to the Bronx, New York from Germany in 1926. His grandson, Armin Arthur Finger, Jr. recently passed away, on June 12.

February 22, 2015

We were saddened to receive the report of the passing away of Shirley Mickle, the wife of Robert H. Finger, on February 13, 2015. We have included her picture and obituary. Thanks to Cheryl Morrison for sending us the information.

February 1, 2015

Larry Boddy gave us permission to post some pictures of his family members. So far we were able to post pictures of Bertha Verbeke, Samuel Boddy, and Mae Boddy. Larry is the son of Robert Boddy and Lois Fingar.

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