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looking for info on John Henry Ehlenberg, from Venne, Germany

Both of my parents lived somewhat east of Pittsburgh. My mother's g-grandfather was John Henry Uhlenberg, who was born in 1822 in Hanover, and sailed from Bremen, arriving in Baltimore on 25 May 1840. He indicated his place of origin was Venne, Germany, but he was the only person of that name on that voyage, so I'm not sure that I would find any information about him in Udo Thoerner's Venne book.  Mr. Euhlenberg had at least one daughter, Mary Eva, who was born in Wexford PA in 1847.  One of…


Added by James Alexander Muir on July 25, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Author Jennifer Holik announces the release of two of her latest books.


July 22, 2014


July 22, 2014 – Chicago, Illinois. Jennifer Holik announces the release of two of her latest books. The Tiger’s Widow the second book in the Stories of the Lost series. And, Stories from the Battlefield: A Beginning Guide to World War II Research.…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 22, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

NC Genealogical Society Webinar to feature J. Mark Lowe

The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents:
J. Mark Lowe
NC Taxes: People, Places, Time, and Delinquency
LIVE Webinar 19 September 3:00 pm EDT, Free Viewing Period: 3-5 October 2014
Go to: …

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 21, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Reading About Women in Our Past

 Found this book at Barnes & Nobles.  It is called 4,000 Years of Uppity Women.

 It is by Vicki Leon.

  Talk about a genealogical adventure in many early lines of the past, it will curl your hair, tickle your funny bone and leave you amazed.  

  If one has early Turkish, Mesopotamian, Mid East back ground you might want to sneak a peak at it.

  Having a glimmer of one of these lines I thought it might be interesting.  That was an…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Announces Jimmy B Parker Scholarship Recipient

The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is pleased to announce Patti Gillespie

as the winner of the Jimmy B. Parker Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

scholarship for 2015. The competition was strong and many candidates

submitted worthy applications. The committee determined that Ms.

Gillespie's application exemplified the culture of giving back to the

community as demonstrated by Jimmy B.Parker.

Ms. Gillespie is the Virtual Professional Management Conference…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 17, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

From Denmark To America; Ane Christine and Hans Jacob, and Georgine and Soren (Part 2)


                   Raaby Church, where Georgine Vilhelmine Jansen was baptized 9 April, 1854…


Added by glenn peterson on July 16, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

"Call for Speakers" for The Ontario Genealogical Society's Conference 2015 - Tracks through Time

The Ontario Genealogical Society will host the Society's annual conference on 29-31 May 2015 at Georgian College Campus, Barrie, ON, Canada.  The conference theme -- “Tracks through Time” – originates from the 130th Anniversary of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada.  Many family historians have their roots in the immigrant laborers who built this railway across our vast country.  Other ancestors were tempted by the transportation routes and…


Added by Shirley Sturdevant on July 13, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Indiana Sneak Peak, Some help with Indiana


By Virginia Taylor & Susi Pentico

1)  Indiana Historical Society

480 W Ohio St

Indianapolis In 46202



2)  Allen County Public Library

900 Webster St

Ft. Wayne In 46805



3)  Indiana…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 12, 2014 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Mergers are happening

 Mergers are happening again in our world. Mocavo was just merged with another site.


 Have you heard of, suspecting it was a Family Search creation. Randy shared it at the research meeting today. 

 How many of you follow GenealogyInTime and are aware of a site they found, besides their search engine.…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 9, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Whitlock's decendants of Samuel and Lena Marie

My grandfather was Samuel Whitlock. He was born in Jackson Co, Missouri in 1878 to Robert and Laura A. Whitlock. He married Lena Marie Frost around 1907. They had 3 children that I am positive of. Sylvester Whitlock born 1908. Carmen Alvesta Whitlock born 1909, and Harold Leonard Whitlock born in 1913. There may have been one other child named Anna Mae. Samuel (my grandfather) was killed in the Athletic mine near Duenweg Missouri in 1917. Grandmother died in June of 1917. All of the children…


Added by Atishia Lamar (Whitlock) Becker on July 6, 2014 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Father's Mother's Father's Name

  My father was Ray Dee Jones born in Iowa died in Santa Rosa, CA. His  mother was Victoria Mae Foulk born in Iowa and died in Cheyenne, Wyo.

  Her father was Harvey Edward Foulk b 1867 in Illinios and died ??? no one knows.  He may have run away, he may have been murdered. Many stories and I have yet to find proof of any of it.

   His father was William Henry Foulk b 1846 Somerset Co. PA died 4 Jan 1940 Cedar Township, Blackhawk Co., IA

was a…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 6, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments

From Denmark To America; The Jansens of Schleswig (Part 1)

                         OerBaek Farm, Orum, North Djurs, Randers, Denmark

Introduction- The story of the Peterson Family has its roots and many branches in Denmark and in what is now the…


Added by glenn peterson on June 30, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments


For many years I have been searching for the answer to who my husband's ggg grandfather was.His surname was Marquis & he married Elizabeth Thompson. He had a son named Jesse Marquis born 20 May 1820 in Pa. Family history states that he died just before Jesse's birth. I don't know where he died or why. Anyone who could help me I would be very grateful. I have Marquis family history from Jesse to current.

Added by Ann Nepsa on June 25, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Southwest Pennsylvania and Surrounding areas.

Since we are doing various states at  different times and we need to increase the information, I have written about Greene Co. Pennsylvania on two posts on my other family blog.  Having learned that Facebook has a site for this county and we are now sharing pictures and data about our related and non related families. Facebook Book under Greene Connections.

Many years ago I had a webpage done by cousin Helen Durbin with the data I had accumulated and she had much also.…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 23, 2014 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Wandering East to Greene Co. Pennsylvania

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 23, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

findmypast buys Mocavo


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on June 23, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Now Accepting Applications for APG Young Professional Scholarship

APG to Honor Student and/or Young Professional with Strong Interest in Developing a Career in Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 23 June 2014-The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is now accepting applications for the APG Young Professional Scholarship. Requirements have been revised to reflect current economic and educational trends and to be more inclusive of young parents, military personnel, home school candidates,…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on June 23, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

findmypast Buys

London, UK, June 17,, the leading British family history company, announced today…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on June 23, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments

The BABY in the Picture. HOFFMAN/ FABER

The picture shows a baby in Mr. Faber's lap.  Is it the  first, second or third child.  I would think some of those in IOWA would know but so far no concrete answers.  

A clue would be the picture was taken in Illinois. 

So when did they live in Illinois?  Look for old letters, reports in newspapers and census information may give us a clue. 

I am sure that Lucy Faber's kin would surely know but I am not hearing that.  Isn't genealogy and family…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

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