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January 2011 Blog Posts (21)

im in need of your help have posted picture and my story

my name is linda hodge davis and im trying to find my dads twin sisters and his parents,i knew my dad ,he died in 1989

please take time to read my letter,i believe my dad may have changed names around ect,

dads parents names are suposed to be.

his fathers name as carl hodge

his mothers name mary( brown)…


Added by linda hodge davis on January 29, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Preserving our research for future generations

I have just received an email from The Sprague Project. These updates used to arrive every month or so, but it is now two years since the last one.

I know the project is still alive and well, not least because of the webmaster, A. Arnold Sprague's, generous contributions to TNG users, but was becoming concerned that perhaps old age is creeping up on…


Added by William Douglas on January 28, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments


My name is Melissa White, I just downloaded your toolbar. I really like the look of it and should help me a lot.

Added by Melissa Dawn White on January 28, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Deadline Approaching for 2011 NH Mayflower Society Memorial Scholarships

Deadline February 15, 2011

The 2010 New Hampshire Mayflower Society Memorial Scholarships are available to any college student (undergraduate or graduate) or high school senior. You don’t need to be a member of the Mayflower Society, but members and relatives of members will receive preference (defined as members, junior members, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren). Applicants with no affiliation to the NH Mayflower Society are also invited to apply.

This is…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on January 28, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Genealogist's View -- More about memory cards -- Part two -- Public Domain

Digital memory is measured in bits and bytes. I am not going to get into a…


Added by James Tanner on January 27, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

Genealogist's View -- More about memory cards

The names chosen by the manufacturers of memory cards are not helpful. They seldom give you any idea what the product is or can do. Since, in my experience, genealogists are consumers of flash memory and purchase digital cameras, it would be convenient to know what you are looking at when making a purchase without doing a search on the Internet. Unfortunately the memory card landscape is just about as complicated as buying a new car (although they cost a whole lot less than cars). I think this… Continue

Added by James Tanner on January 27, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

Dispelling some myths about flashdrives

Back on January 11, 2011 I wrote a post entitled, "Update on the reliability of flashdrives." I am certainly not immune to believing Internet Myths. I am fan of the MythBusters program on TV (which I am too busy to watch) but interestingly some of the myths they set out to disprove actually turn out to be true. But the opposite is very much more likely. Information passed around on the Internet…


Added by James Tanner on January 25, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

DAR membership

I noticed that this thread has been inactive.  Did your application for DAR go through, or are you still working on it?


Added by Sharon on January 25, 2011 at 7:26pm — No Comments

How I Save and Archive My Digital Photos

I spend a lot of time flying back and forth between Houston and Los Angeles to visit my family. The flight is 3 hours and last year I made a commitment to spend that three hour time period working on sorting, identifying and tagging all of my digital photos. By the time we take off, get our complimentary beverages, prepare for the descent, it probably works out to about 2 hours but that time I have totally dedicated to this task. I decided to focus this time on this…


Added by Stefani Twyford on January 25, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Lost Family Found.....

Hi All,

This is my first time on this site so I hope I don't mess up too badly.....

this is my Family Tree on the Clark side.

Thomas Clarkston  md Ellender (Nellie) Feathers

Samuel Clarkston  md Nancy Reynolds

James Monroe Clark md Mary Elizabeth Rice

Samuel Henry Clark  md Leila Jane Watson

John Lindesy Clark bn 1900  md Lula Mae Barnes bn 1905

Ninalee Juanita Clark md  William Cecil Holder

William Bennett Holder bn 1955 d…


Added by Nancy Dell Holder on January 25, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

First time back in a while

Every now and then I have to take a break from the genealogy.  I don't know why.  I am addicted to the core, but I think it has something to do with interference from the present--children to raise, holidays to celebrate, new memories to forge.


The Nave/Naves branch of my father's family from Kentucky is a serious thorn in my side.  Even after a visit to Kentucky this summer I am not  much closer to finding the origins of Thomas Naves (1823-1866) who was married to Mary…


Added by Anne on January 24, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Whispers from the Dust Cemetery Grant Program

While working to preserve my own family history, I realized how rare records were kept of our loved ones burials.  How markers became faded, obituaries lost, the footprint we leave on this world vanished.  My great great Grandfathers records were completely missing, and hours on the phone with the Catholic Church finally resulted in answers. There was no exact location outside of an old photograph my grandma kept of her, with her father, and brother standing by his copper marker. This…


Added by Dawn Pratt on January 24, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

"Ariadne" 1863-1864 Voyage To Queensland

Listening to a audio reading of an except from the shipboard diary of Maria Steley aboard the "Ariadne" passage to Queensland in 1863-64 and detainment at North Stradbroke Island. John & Ann PARSONS and family were passengers on board. These are the gems that make genealogy interesting.

Added by Aussiemandas on January 21, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Matthew Taylor Descendants Reunion in Derry, August 2011

Matthew Taylor and his wife Janet Wilson came from Northern Ireland in 1721 and settled in Nutfield, now Derry, New Hampshire.   Matthew was one of the original proprietors of the settlement.  He was born in 1690 and he died 26 January 1770 near Beaver Lake.  They had ten children and many descendants who lived in New Hampshire and Nova Scotia.  Matthew and his sons, Adam and Samuel Taylor, are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry.

The descendants are planning a reunion for August…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on January 17, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

A Confusion of Lyons

I received an interesting enquiry today (through my website) regarding a connection between John Lyon of Ryslippe and the Douglas family.  I immediately recognised John Lyon (1510-1592) as the founder of Harrow School, but was not aware of his connection, through the Lyons of Glamis Castle to the Douglas family.

For those not clued up with British geography, Ruislip, to give it the modern spelling, is but a short ride on the…


Added by William Douglas on January 17, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

1686 Brooklyn Reformed Dutch Church Membership List


It was difficult to prevail upon any settled clergyman to leave his charge in Holland and brave the trials of a newly settled country of Nieuw Amsterdam, yet two newly ordained ministers--Hermanus Blom and Henricus Selyns--did just that.


Blom, a…


Added by Madehlinne on January 16, 2011 at 3:03pm — No Comments

To Soar with the Tigers is available for purchase





The Life and Diary of Robert Brouk

January 10, 2011 – Chicago, IL. Jennifer Holik-Urban announces the release of To Soar with the Tigers, The Life and Diary of Robert Brouk.

To Soar with the Tigers is the story of Flying Tiger Robert Brouk,…


Added by Jennifer Holik-Urban on January 16, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

Keep Searching - Perseverance pays off!

After scanning London baptism records multiple times for my Smith ancestors I was confused why I found every baptism record for my ancestors siblings but not for the record for my ancestor Mary Ann Smith? 

Well today I found it!  Her record had a hyphen in it (Mary-Ann Smith). This and several other hyphenated records did not show up with all the others. So, if you are searching Parish records, remember names are often mispelled or perhaps your missing record has a hyphen…


Added by Julia Coppard on January 14, 2011 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

One Letter from 1867= Dozens of New Names for the Family Tree

Boston July 24. 1867

Dear Aunt,

I received your letter dated May 22/67 and

It was gladly received day before yesterday.

We are having pretty warm weather here now

although it Is not quite as warm today as it usually

is. Sara has been married just one year ago last

Thursday, her husband’s name is William Pierce.

Grandma was very much opposed to the…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on January 11, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Cross brick wall

I have been research the following Cross family.  Can find no tract of Isaac or Ethans's parents.



Added by Kay Deuster on January 9, 2011 at 11:18pm — No Comments

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