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Family Tree Project - how New FamilySearch evolves

The LDS Church is already “redesigning” the New FamilySearch (NFS) in its Family Tree Project.
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Castle Garden - Immigrant Depot, 1855-1890

The processing center in New York which came before Ellis Island. As errors about it are already on GenyWise, let's use this specific topic to test GW improvements.See More
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Personal History is Where Genealogists Start

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Reading Early American Handwriting

Since genealogy is 95% about reading original historical documents, we include is a class outline you may use for early American handwriting. The principles apply elsewhere. Word lists for Latin and other languages are cited.See More
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Those 43 million who served in volunteer units or regular armed forces, in peacetime and numerous American conflicts, often left pension papers in a state or federal archive: applications, payments, vouchers and related post-service files.See More
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Dyer, Gagon, Gibbs
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
United States, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
all U.S. states and primary emigrant nations;
chronologies and historical context;
genealogical and historical societies;
historical sources from all levels of record keeping;
indexing of original and secondary sources;
organization and preservation;
personal and family history;
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For what reason did you start genealogy research?
My research activity started in the landmark year of 1977, in the summer of “Roots”. Soon I was in pursuit of my ancestors in an endless quest I organized with green round-cornered genealogical forms I designed under my banner of Families Forever. Now in 2009 I sit before a computer as I wear a National History Day shirt.

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A family historian reads American history: variation on a poem by Brecht

A FAMILY HISTORIAN READS AMERICAN HISTORY



Who sailed the seas to the colonies?

The books all hail the Mayflower.

Do others have ancestors venturing besides?



And many slaves, so many times maligned, who sold and bought them up each time?

In which of Boston's houses, that city bustling with churches, lived those who built it?



In evenings when General Washington crossed rivers

where did the rowers go?



City Washington is full of… Continue

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 12:48pm

Nightmares About Genealogy

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 11:50pm — 2 Comments

Greetings to my fellow pilgrims

Greetings to my worldwide kin, near and far in time and place. It appears we are all pilgrims on the same genealogical journey.

I dream of the day you will know me enough to love me. You will identify me, document my life, and share my story in its genealogical and historical context. You will celebrate our connections. We are everyday people who nevertheless have a noteworthy personal and family history. You will find a reward in the chase… Continue

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

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At 3:17pm on October 11, 2009, Barbara Bosy said…
ellis island did not open until 1892 my grand mother came in 1882 i try castle garrden what would be my next option
At 3:12pm on October 11, 2009, Barbara Bosy said…
She did not immigrated from Ireland she immigrated From England and was born there
At 1:50pm on September 28, 2009, Peggy said…
Yes, I have specifics on some of them. Castle Garden sounds unlikely, but Serious Queries and Naturalizations sound like they'd be of interest.
At 4:16pm on September 20, 2009, robyn anderson said…
try going though ellis island .org that shows you where your ancestor came from and what ship they came in on
At 4:44am on September 19, 2009, jennifer suzanne dawson said…
Thank you for that . I will try it now.
Regards Jennifer
At 4:16am on September 17, 2009, jennifer suzanne dawson said…
I must be on the wrong track with the Mormon site . I clicked on the leader at the side of the Genealogywise web site and came up with Ancestry . com. What aam I doing wrong .
Jennifer.
At 7:59pm on August 30, 2009, maggie said…
my dyer was Col john Dyer of canterbury ct
At 9:46am on August 30, 2009, maggie said…
who are your dyer?
At 8:19pm on August 13, 2009, Glenda Osterhout said…
My direct ancestor was Orval B. Frazier(listed as Orvilla on the census) he was my great grandfather beleive his father was Waitman born 1810 Hawkins Co. TN. I am having alot of problems tracing this line. Seems to be a brick wall for me. Thanks for any help you can offer.
At 9:59am on August 4, 2009, Kelli Davis Underhill said…
Re: Hester Jester. I can only document one of the marriages. The rest is family hearsay. She moved around so much I am not even sure where she died and when. So any ideas for the weary brain to move forward with?
 
 
 

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