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February 2010 Blog Posts (83)

Census Destruction Please advise everyone.

From: Patricia Max <>

>> Subject: [IAJASPER] FYI

>> To:

>> Date: Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:41 AM

>> The archivist, David S. Ferriero, can

>> be reached by email at


>> The website listed below has addresses for others

>> that you may contact.


>> Patricia Max



>>> The… Continue

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 28, 2010 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment, Google Books and more... is a major international connection to over 10,000

libraries worldwide and catalogs over 1.5 billion items. Google Books

contains over 10,000,000 digitized books and magazines.

and Google Books are now interlinked
. If you search for a book on

Google Books and find the item, one of the options is to find the item

in a library. Clicking on this option gives you a link to… Continue

Added by James Tanner on February 28, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Edwin Lee - The Lost Great Great Grandfather finally found.

Edwin Lee was born January 14,1814 in Green, New York, Broome County. He married Harriett French in New York February 15, 1840. They had 4 children - Alamanson, Polly Jane, Charles and Morris. Morris is my great grandfather.

Trying to locate Edwin and his family in census has not been alot of fun. They just simply cannot be found. Edwin was a barge canal captain on the Chenango Canal so I'm wondering when the census was taken they were on the barges.…


Added by PD Vasil` on February 28, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Worldwide Top Genealogy Sites

Hey there!

This will only take a few seconds. They reset the Worldwide Top Sites for Genealogy again. If you click on the following link, Worldwide Top Sites, you can vote for, my free genealogy website. Just click on the underlined link on the window that appears.

I'd greatly appreciate it, and it will help put ShoeString in the top ten, thus enabling more people to visit and…


Added by Dae Powell on February 26, 2010 at 12:23pm — 2 Comments

New FamilySearch Questions finally get public airing


article in Mormon Times
, opens the door for almost the first time,

to a main stream airing of some of the most glaring problems with New FamilySearch.

Although the article is low key, it points out some of more difficult

issues with the program. If you have been following the development of

the program at all, you will… Continue

Added by James Tanner on February 26, 2010 at 8:22am — 2 Comments

Golding Family House Painters

I am the great-great-grandaughter of James Golding and Maria Humphris. They married in 1849. He was a house painter. They had I think 8 surviving children - Maria, Elizabeth, James (my grandfather) Jane, William, Emily, Sarah and Anne. James employed his 3 sons, James, William and Edwin as housepainters, until James immigrated to Australia in 1883. They lived variously in Charlton Kings, Guiting Power, and Bouron-on-the-water. In the 1870s they settled more permanently in Regent St Cheltenham.… Continue

Added by Anne Golding-Ross on February 25, 2010 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Faces of America and GenealogyBank comments

Today we were able to watch a segment on Faces of America. The hope to encourage people to learn more about whom they are and whom in their back ground helped to make them whom they are.

It was great with the diversity of the people interviewed and researched, to learn that there was even an interconnect between two of them. No I will not tell the whom's.

Then in the blog by Thomas Kemp there was a great start of how to start your Genealogy. It was labeled… Continue

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 24, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Canada's Black Settlements & The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was neither Underground, nor was it a Railroad. It was in essence a series of conductors, safe houses, trails along rivers, secret routes, sometimes walking, and other times hiding in wagons. Before Europeans arrived, North and South America was comprised of thousands of Native American Tribes. Native Cultures date back at least ten thousand years, having traveled over the Bering Strait into North…


Added by Anita Wills on February 23, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Researching genealogy at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress, now over 200

years old, is recognized as the largest library in the United States and

has claims to being the largest library in the world. Its collections

are described as follows:

In 1992, the Library acquired its 100 millionth item. The collections now include

approximately fifteen million books, thirty-nine million manuscripts,

thirteen million photographs, four million maps, more… Continue

Added by James Tanner on February 23, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

New Book on German Emigration

Udo Thoerner’s History of Emigration…


Added by Carolyn Bening on February 23, 2010 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Personal History Projects with Memory Loss Patients

I have been working on preparing a presentation I am giving on March 2 at the Abundant Living Conference at Camp Allen. The conference spans 3 days and is billed as “Explore aging as a spiritual journey-grow mentally, socially and creatively. Come, relax, enjoy… celebrate the years!” The setting is a beautiful one, deep in the Piney Woods. I have never been to Camp Allen. In fact, it’s been many years since I’ve been to any ‘camp’ at all so I’m looking…


Added by Stefani Twyford on February 22, 2010 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments

More Hawaiian Relatives via the Chronicling America Website

John Dominis AKA Aimoku…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 22, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Testamento 3

3 Testamento.
Zacatecas, 23 de abril 1678. Ana de Chirriaga, hija legítima de Martín de Chirriaga y Ana de Covela, difuntos, mineros, vecino fueron de esta ciudad y ella originaria de ella, sus hermanos fueron María de Chirriaga, y el bachiller Nicolás de Chiriaga cura propio beneficiario de esta ciudad a quien nombra albacea. Sus herederos son Martín de Chirriaga, hijos de su hermano Martín. Firman como testigo Juan Antonio Bernal. fjs.(48-48v)

Added by Salvador Cabral Valdes on February 22, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Testamento 2


Zacatecas, 17 de mayo1673. María de Chirriaga, vecina, hija legítima del capitán Martín de Chirriaga, y Ana de Zavala, difuntos, vecinos fueron de esta ciudad, y ella originaria de la misma. Otorga testamento y declara por su hermana a Ana de Chirriaga legítima mujer de Juan Cenlargo, pide que se funde una capellanía y capellanes sus sobrinos Martín y Andrés de Chirriaga, hijos legítimos de su hermano Martín de Chirriaga difunto y de Francisca Rendón. Albacea el bachiller Nicolás… Continue

Added by Salvador Cabral Valdes on February 22, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Testamentos 1

1 Testamento.

Zacatecas, 1 de agosto 1659. El capitán Martín de Chirriaga, vecino y minero. Hijo legítimo de Pedro de Chirriaga y María Martínez de Sanobre, difuntos, vecinos fueron de la villa de Hernani en Guipúzcoa, de donde es originario.Otorga testamento y declara que tuvo en arrendamiento la hacienda de minas de Juan Guerrero Villaseca. Tiene una estancia de ganado mayor, llamada Buenavista. Y su hacienda de minas con 3 molinos, 100 mulas. Su cuñada Matiana de Zavala, mujer de Pedro… Continue

Added by Salvador Cabral Valdes on February 22, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Algo de los Muro de Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, y Jalisco

tenemos a Pedro del Muro y María de Chirriaga. Pedro y María tuvieron seis hijos, todos bautizados en la Parroquia de la Asunción de Aguascalientes:

Christobal del Muro, bautizado 16 Sept. 1663 en Aguascalientes. Contrajo matrimonio con Gertrudis de Avila Medina, hija legítima de Cristobal de Medina y María de Avila (Gertrudis tomó el apellido de su madre).

Francisco del Muro, bapt. 16 Ene. 1665 en Aguascalientes.

Luisa del Muro, bapt. 05 Abr. 1666 en Aguascalientes.

Pedro… Continue

Added by Salvador Cabral Valdes on February 22, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Descendent of George Lapp from Blankenheim Germany

Looking for descendents of George Lapp who migrated from Blankenheim Germany to USA approx 1863?.
Jim Lapp

Added by Jim Duane Lapp on February 22, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

Additional thoughts on the revolutionary challenge of New FamilySearch

New FamilySearch

(NFS) is

much more than a simple database of names, it is a revolutionary way of

presenting genealogical information that has far reaching and even

revolutionary consequences to the way family information is stored,

displayed and maintained. One aspect of the program (if you can call it

that) is the extensive help system.… Continue

Added by James Tanner on February 22, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

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