Story of the "Laux" family

Laux - Loux - Lauck - Louck - Laucks - Loucks - Louks


When I first started gathering data for the Peter Loucks-Anna Barkey book, I didn't know there were Data Sheets that you could purchase and thus, created my own form.  Thought I'd share it with you in case you need a starting point for your research. 

As you gather together with family, remember it's a great time to ask questions, share stories, and take those once-in-a-lifetime pictures!

If you have a Data Sheet you like to use, let me know and I'll add it here.

Ginger's Data Sheet is: SHEET.doc


Figuring out Dates

So you've finally found your ancestor's gravestone, but instead of finding the birthdate you find something like " Died March 24, 1785, aged 73 years, 2 months and 5 days. 

Example: Died 1785, March 24            17850324
73 years, 2 months, 5 days                   -  730205
Answer: 1712,  January 19                    17120119

Example: Died 1889, May 6                  18890506
71 years, 7 months, 9 days                   -  710709 
Answer doesn't make sense                 18179797
Use the "8870 Formula"                        -      8870 
Answer: 1817, Sept 27                          18170927


Or check out this site and let it do the math for you.