"Hi Margaret -
I will be happy to share what I have - My first LINCOLN'S are
Robert 4) LINCOLN c1496
+ Joan 1) COWPER c 1503
Robert -3) LINCOLN 1525-1556
+ Nargaret 1) ALBERYE 1529 - ?
Richard -2) LINCOLN 1550-1620
+Elizabeth 1) RENSCHING…"
"You're welcome, Mary! Sorry for the delayed reponse to your question above - the present intervened in the pursuit of the past. :) The contents page is computer generated. My hand writing is terrible, so I type as much as possible."
"Hi, Wilma! I noticed that you had both Lincoln and Bissell surnames listed under your research interests. I was wondering if maybe our research overlapped. Let me know if you're interested in comparing notes. Margaret"
"My filing system is rather complex, and I have separate filing systems for papers that are old and important (say my parents original marriage certificate or my grandmother's original divorce papers) vs. papers that are recently printed (say a…"
"Hi, Ann! I noticed your post regarding burials at the Highland View Cemetery in Big Rapids, MI. My GG Grandfather is from Big Rapids and a number of my relatives lived there. I just wanted to say "Thank you" for the information regarding…"
"First, let all key family members know that you have them. You are lucky.
The replies here are very helpful. For example, once digitized, you won't have to worry about having all of your valuable eggs/letters in one basket/home.
"If you have the wherewithal to afford professionally done preservation, that would be a way to go. Look under Archival framing in your yellow pages or google it for your location. I am doing a piece that way from 1838 that's a one of a kind…"
"I came across a box of old letters and some of them appeared to be completely blank. When I scanned them and adjusted the contrast and a few other settings, I was able to actually read what had been written! It was so amazing. So don't discard…"
My Lincoln's originally come from early Hingham, MA, later my line traveled to Rutland Co., VT arriving about 1830 in Ira, VT. I am related to 6 Lincoln's lines in Hingham. Glad to help you on the early lines.
Well, lol... I don't have much for other states besides MI. My Quebecers came in 1861; my Bohemian's in 1855 both to Grand Traverse County and my Wolfgram's in 1928. They are in WI and MN. Those are my 'other' states. 99% are all in Grand Traverse and adjoining Leelanau county. I don't have migration patterns ;( and all that fun stuff to do from state to state. I do alot for others and get my 'jollies' there! ;) Quebec folks go back to the first 7 families. Here they are Secor (Sicard), Jacques, Leguerre, Lavalle, Martin and about 2,000 others! They all go back to France but one. Kratochvil comes from Ondrejov, Bohemia darn if I am not drawing a blank on her name .. how can that happen! ;) Have you used the 1884 Mecosta Directory? That has my counties on it as well. Lots there! The earliest directory I know of for our area. Later, thanks for the chat!