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Isaac Cox in West Virginia

I am back to doing genealogy research after having to take a break of several years because I just didn't have time to spend on it.  I'm starting with my Cox line and have come upon an interesting book online called The Cox Family in America that gives a lot of history on the several Coxes that came to America from England, Sweden, Holland, Scotland to name some.  And even includes early genealogies for many of them.  From what I understand Coxes from these different lines spread far and…


Added by Brenda Cox Stetson on February 13, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments

Twile is now completely free for everybody


Doncaster: 7th February 2017

Family history timeline Twile announces its service is now free for all users.

The UK based company, who will be exhibiting at RootsTech in Salt Lake City this

week, have revised their subscription in order to fully embrace their mission of

making family history more engaging for the whole…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on February 7, 2017 at 8:35am — No Comments

Looking for surnames: Anderson, Knight, Leach, Norris

I am very new to genealogy research.  My welcome email from this site suggested I join surname groups.  I didn't see any of the above names on the surname lists.  Any comments are welcome to help me find info on the 4 names in my post title.    Thanks.

Added by Carol Dismukes on February 2, 2017 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Cox family saltillo ms

I'm trying to find some of my uncle's kin folks

Added by Amanda wilburn on January 26, 2017 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Finding John Gilleland

Am hoping to network with those researching the Gilleland/Gilliland name.  I have a John Gilleland buried in Decatur Coiunty Indiana about 1834.  Marker says 5th PA Regiment Rev War and thats about all I know.  I do know he originally came into Indiana and settled in Union Couinty, then moved to Decatur County.  Buried adjacent to him is my 5th Great Grandfather John Gilliland. He was in the War of most likely is to young to be old Johns son.  I do know young John married Susanah…


Added by Julian Smith on January 6, 2017 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Randy Seaver &,"Finding Your Elusive Ancestors: The Genealogical Proof Standard and Performing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search."

This event is free for all to attend.

Next CVGS Saturday Workshop – 7 January 2017

The January 7th Saturday Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bonita-Sunnyside Library (4375 Bonita Road).

“Are you familiar with the five elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard GPS)? It deals…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on December 29, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments

First Vidunas blog

I started a blog about my research on the Vidunas name, whether related to me or not. Here is the link to the first post.

Added by J'Anette Vidunas Scott on December 28, 2016 at 4:55am — No Comments

Looking for Albert Barnett 1823-1900


Just joined the site and was excited to see so many people searching the Barnett clan.  It's been very helpful in my search. person seems to be elusive and that is my 3rd gg, Albert Barnett born in Spotsylvannia, VA in 1823 and died in Kirksville, MO in 1900.  He married Sarah Elliott and had two children, James Thomas Barnett and Harrietta Barnett.  He was in the Missouri Malitia and before that he went to California for the Gold Rush.  I did notice that Ambrose…


Added by Patricia Thompson on December 8, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments



December 4, 2016 | Utica, OH

Email Terri O’Connell for contact details, review copies, photos, and an author bio.



The fourth in a series of guides to popular research destinations 


The In-Depth…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 5, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

Leahy / Lahy / Lahey / Laghy - County Cavan

After 6 years of research I’ve finally complied my research report on the Leahy family of County Cavan.

For anyone named or associated with the Leahy / Lahey / Lahy family of County Cavan, the report, and Notes made on Land Deeds can be accessed here:…


Added by David Leahy on December 2, 2016 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Ann McBride Fisher, ggggg-mgm

I descend  from Frederick Fisher, Jr. and  Ann McBride Fisher's daughter, Christiana Fisher, sister of Congressman Charles Frederick Fisher. Williamson Sr.'s parents were Colonel West Harris, Jr. and Edith Ledbetter [ d/o Charles Ledbetter and Frances Randall].

She married Williamson G.Harris, Sr. and had Wm'son G. H. , Jr. who married Sarah Parker who died in childbirth with Sarah " Salley" Ann Elizabeth Harris who married Anderson Joseph " Joe" Rouse who are my mg-gpts.



Added by Dorothy Ann McComb on November 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fisher , Miller Family, NC

The John Cyrus Miller information is in my maternal grandmother's nephew's book [Two Gentlemen From France]

pp. 53-56.

Chapter tiltled: ' Henry Sossamon.' It includes the Harris and Fisher Families.

Added by Dorothy Ann McComb on November 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Our HIGGINS lineage...

  Our Higgins Lineage

Rev. John Higgins is your 10th great grandfather.

You …


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 12, 2016 at 12:11am — No Comments

William Edmon Gardner (abt 1823-abt 1868) of Mason county, great, great grandfather...and my brickwall.

Due to one of our daughter's moving in temporarily, kids in tow, I am finding free time to work on my tree and my blog to be in short supply... so, today will be a very short look at my great, great grandfather.
I am DESPERATELY searching for information on my great, great grandfather...major brickwall. I have been beating…

Added by Sue M Peterson on November 7, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Seminar with Thomas Mac Entee SDGS

San Diego Genealogical Society

January Annual Meeting


With Guest Speaker

Thomas MacEntee






Session 1: Genealogy Do-Over:

A Year of Learning from My…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on November 6, 2016 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Genealogy Wise and Surname's For Finding Kin I have used for several years now. I never see anyone writing about the great advantages of using for posting for a surname or for attending a chat.

Chats  many time have leaders that present classes. I have done this in the past myself. At one time I was very proficient with Pennsylvania Research, Maryland Research and Virginia Research.

Having done classes for almost 10 years for the Golden Gate Forum owned by George F., it helped me to…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 29, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Preserving my Past

This is my first blog post, so please bear with me. I've been digging up both my husband's and my own family history since about 1985, but blogging is new to me. I hope to use this blog to help me organize and clarify my discoveries...I tend to be a bit ADD in my research, I set a goal to focus on and inevitably find myself side-tracked, digging into an entirely different person or branch than I had intended!

Since I am currently typing this (PAINSTAKINGLY) on an on-screen keyboard,…


Added by Sue M Peterson on October 26, 2016 at 1:22pm — 2 Comments

Facebook and Finding Kin

Facebook and Finding Kin

I have been busy with family and more family and more family. Now is that great or what.  We have had  Iowa Visit.

A daughter visited her home state of Hawaii.  Northern California came to visit family.  Dear friends from Colorado.

O how my husband and and I miss them.  Prayers for their family, their child needs prayers for survival back to normal.

I knew this person since infant.  

 Yesterday I was chatting with a…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 18, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments

New Surname Query Forum

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our new Surnames Forum Page! This is a place to post your genealogy queries. We will be linking to Facebook and Twitter regularly, so we hope to get a lot of traffic and participation! We're very excited to bring this new service to you!

Lower Bucks Genealogists

Added by Lower-Bucks Genealogy-Club on September 27, 2016 at 8:27am — No Comments



August 23, 2016 | Utica, OH

Email Terri O’Connell for contact details, review copies, photos, and an author bio.




Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 24, 2016 at 7:49am — No Comments

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