John F. Montran
This has been a really good week for me. I continued working on my great grandfather, John Montran.
John F. Montran & Ida Birth Registry entry.Michigan, Births, 1867-1902
Dept. of Vital Records, (Lansing, MI, )
I learned his middle initial was “F”, and not “H”, through a birth register entry for my grandmother, Madonna (Donna).
I have also ordered a microfilm of another record regarding the birth. I am hoping it is a full certificate and not just the same image from the register. If you have never ordered a microfilm from Family Search and had it sent to your local Family History library, you should. It is a fantastic service and inexpensive — only $7.50/film for short term use. I’ll let you know the results when it comes in.
The exciting thing about learning his middle initial is “F” is that I’ve been unable to find anything about John H. Montran. Whenever I researched, I kept running into John F. Montran. If my John F. Montran is the same person as I’ve seen many times before, then Madonna (Donna) has at least one half sister, maybe two that we’ve never known about before.
I’ve begun researching the other two daughters of John F. Montran. Thelma M and Ruth Grace Montran. If I can find a descendant and can convince that person to have an atDNA test, I can prove that the two John’s are the same person.
These are exciting times in genealogy.