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IDG Introduces their Newest of In-Brief Research Guide: “Researching in School Records” by Melissa Barker


October 10, 2017 | Utica, OH



IDG Introduces their Newest of In-Brief Research Guide:

“Researching in School…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 11, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

What are your genealogy goals? One of my most important is breaking down those Brick Walls!

As an introductory post, I felt this was an appropriate subject.  After all, as a genealogist or family historian, your overall goal is to fill in as much of the family tree as possible; to find out who the people were who are responsible for your very existence!  Brick Walls in your tree prevent that, which is obviously frustrating.  I want to talk about some of my own brick walls, and perhaps some things that have helped me break through previous brick walls.  Do you have information for…


Added by Dee Spencer on October 9, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Wade Hampton Borin-Saint Names on Marriage Certificates West Virginia

It is not possible that “John” was Oliver Burden’s saint name as has been suggested.  Saint names were never placed on marriage certificates according to the Director of Archives and Records, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in Wheeling, West Virginia.  

"Regarding Saint Names on Marriage Certificates

 Gilot, Jon-Eric (…


Added by Tom Driver on September 10, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Wade Hampton Borin

My great grand father was Wade Hampton Borin.  His father was John Borin, as indicated on Wade's marriage…


Added by Tom Driver on September 9, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Joshua Hewitts parents

I am related to the watchmakers in Prescot.  I have been able to sort about a few links, the main problem at the moment is that of Joshua Hewitt  1786-1839. his parents. I cannot find them anywhere.

Added by philip hewitt on August 30, 2017 at 3:06am — No Comments

New guy on the block

Hello to all of you in the genealogy wise group!

My name is Mike Napper and I have been doing research on my family for some time. I have learned that what is written is not always true and a lot of errors occurred in census data recording between the questions asked and interpretation of the answers received. It has been my experience to hit hot spots and really gain information and to turn around and crash into a  brick wall making no progress. I don't give up; but,…


Added by Michael Napper on August 15, 2017 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 15 August, 8:00 p.m. Eastern “Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors”

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 15 August, 8:00 p.m. Eastern

“Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors” by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG

This webinar will provide an overview of the probate process, the genealogical information that can be found in a slaveholding estate, and related records that a probate proceeding may point to.



Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 7, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform

MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform …


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 3, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Samuel Flint husband of Mary Morris

I cannot find anything on these two, my 3rd Great Grandparents.  When their son, Walter Morris Flint was born they were in Dracut, Billerica, Tewksbury area.  Birth date of Walter was Jan. 1, 1831-1833. It varies by record.  Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Meredeth

Added by Meredeth D Mann on July 14, 2017 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Walter Morris Flint son of Samuel Flint and Mary Morris

My 2nd ggfather Walter was born on Jan 1, 1831-1833, in either Dracut,  Billerica or Tewksbury Mass., depending on the document.  I can find nothing on his parents.  Any information on Samuel or Mary or suggestions as to where to look would be so helpful. Thanks,

Meredeth Mann

Added by Meredeth D Mann on July 14, 2017 at 11:52am — No Comments

Winmill / Windmill

Any one still working on the Robert & Eliza Winmill or Windmill Family Tree living in Buckingham. 1880's

 Would like any info you have found.

Added by Sue Windmill on July 11, 2017 at 9:14am — No Comments


I have looked for info on George a eichstedt born july 13 1851 in Germany, maybe danzig starting in 1999. I have come away empty. I still no not his parents names or if he had sisters and brothers. he left Germany in sept 1869 on ship combria to new York us. he married adalina garbe in Stillwater mn on march 1876. they moved to grafton ne in 1880. I am at a loss to who geore was and his life in Germany.

Added by judy eichstedt on July 10, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green, yes, I said 50 shades of Green. It is less than 10 miles from our home. 

It is a great drive to enjoy and take in the many, many shades…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 2, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Why I Believe Francis Cooke Was English


    The reason for this article came about after a rather public argument I had with a person who is considered the greatest authority on the history of all things Mayflower and the Scrooby movement and the Walloon church. I myself believe this to be true to an extent. I did find him to be mistaken in a couple of matters that I have researched most diligently. He had made the statement and published it in books that Francis Cooke of the Mayflower was a Walloon. I vigorously disagree…


Added by Gerald S. Hayes U.E. on May 12, 2017 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Mississippi Research by Susi

 Mississippi Research by Susi Pentico




Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on May 3, 2017 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Boleyn on BOTH sides...?

In reference to my previous post about the adult daughter moving in being short-term....uh...NO! She's still here! And I am showing my inability to set myself a routine, Guess I've always been a bit of a free-spirit, I'm adaptable and deal with life as it comes.

Recently, I've found myself spending less time on Facebook and more time on Ancestry. It's the best way to lessen the stress of living in a world gone insane....this sad, new America, Trump's version of America. For a few…


Added by Sue M Peterson on April 24, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Wandering around the Boards, Do you Pin?

     Good day to you all.  The sun is out here and breeze is calm at the  moment.   It will probably rise up around 2:30 or 

     3 pm and get much cooler. 

     Resting my shoulder and neck, so instead of trying to read lots of fine print, I did a a bit of wandering.

      I am just getting the hang of Pinterest.  But I am learning that there is lots of free information out there that is 

      commented on differently depending on what…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 23, 2017 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

Sentimental Sunday Easter and the changes.


 Easter and the changes.

Easter was a great event when I was small. It was still a great event as a young mother.  

I so enjoyed the getting together with Cousins, Aunts, Uncles  and friends.

As our family grew, and young adults married it was harder to get together but we did manage a few great events

with relatives and friends.  Most of my parents friends were treated equally as relatives.  We even called them Aunt

and Uncle or Grandpa and…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 16, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Notes and Information Shared at Saturday's Workshop. Susi Pentico

1 April 2017            Bonita-Sunnyside Library   Notes and Information


5 Generation Charts and Sharing of Information. By Susi Pentico


Much to my dismay, the computer system would not show up on the screen.  There fore, I started with what I was going to end with. Nor did we complete the helping of each other as intended but we did get names and places out there for us to think about.


Books mentioned:

  1. The Handy Book for…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on April 7, 2017 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Grandfathers Story: A Summery Of Two Canadian Gangsters

In the late 1800's in the town of Galatz, Romania a pogram against the Jews of that town took place. In the dark of night on a fall evening a 10 year old Lillian Rosenberg was secreted away from the burning and killing of the ghetto. After witnessing the killing of her parents a group of gypsies rescued her from certain death and smuggled her away never to see Rumania again.

I cannot to this day imagine the utter horror and sorrow she must have experienced. The anguish she must have…


Added by Gerald S. Hayes U.E. on March 23, 2017 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

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