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March 2010 Blog Posts (85)

Genealogy e-Book publishing

You have your genealogy book already to publish and then start finding

out the cost of self-publishing a bound book. It is sort-of like the

sticker shock of trying to buy a new car. Now all that is in the past.

With the advent of the new e-readers like the Amazon

, Apple… Continue

Added by James Tanner on March 31, 2010 at 9:18pm — No Comments

The Mystery of Jonathan Batchelder, Chichester, New Hampshire

The Batchelder name is liberally sprinkled over New Hampshire. There are eight Batchelder/Bacheller families listed in the white pages for the Londonderry area. There are Batchelder Roads in towns from Hampton, to Strafford, to Raymond, to Nashua. The first Batchelder immigrant to the New World was…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 31, 2010 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Any other person researching Portarlington Ireland Huguenots.

Is anyone researching the Huguenots that removed to Portarlington, Ireland. Some of those Portarlington Huguenots moved in 1732 to Williamsburg, South Carolina, America. Does anyone know if there is a list of those people that left?

A Richard Cassel, (AKA Richard Castle ) a prominent architect in Dublin, Ireland. Stated that his family were French Huguenots that escaped…


Added by Dale Castle on March 30, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Finding Kerlin's Well -- the search continues

After finding a picture, a video and a few other references to Kerlin's Well,

we drove north out of Phoenix by way of Prescott to the small community

of Ashfork

which is west of Flagstaff on I40. The only directions we had to the

rock where my great-grandfather carved his name in 1877 was the brief

description of "9 miles north of… Continue

Added by James Tanner on March 30, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments

Several new features in update of New FamilySearch

The March 2010 update of New FamilySearch includes several changes to

the program in addition to the mandatory use of the LDS Account and

User Profile. See previous post. These new changes are outlined in the PDF document,

"What's New in the New… Continue

Added by James Tanner on March 29, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Looking for any information I can find

I have done pretty extensive research in the past 6 months and found out quite a bit in regards to my maternal grandfather's family. Neal Hobbs is my great-great grandfather. He had a VERY interesting relationship with his wife, Ellen's, sisters. He had MANY children by more than one of his Ellen's sisters, my great-grandmother being one of the sisters, Delia. So needless to say its been an interesting background to trace. Incidentally because of his infamy, he is the one that the family has… Continue

Added by Lana Walton Hernandez on March 29, 2010 at 11:52am — No Comments

New FamilySearch password upgrade mandatory today

As of today, 29 March 2010, you must register for the new LDS Account to

gain access to New FamilySearch. Quoting from the New FamilySearch startup page,

We are changing the sign-in system…

Added by James Tanner on March 29, 2010 at 8:36am — No Comments

Changes in New FamilySearch's API force updates to connecting programs

If you are using a program to connect to New FamilySearch,

you will likely see a notice of an upgrade. Programs connecting to the

New FamilySearch

program are all being substantially changed by changes in the API or

application programming interface. Quoting from… Continue

Added by James Tanner on March 29, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

Still searching

I went searching for an ancestor, I cannot find him still.

He moved around from place to place and did not leave a will.

He married where a courthouse burned, he mended all his fences.

He avoided any man who came, to take the local Census.

He always kept his luggage packed, this man who had no fame,

And every 20 years or so, this rascal changed his name.

His parents came from England, they should be on some list,

but for unknown reasons, somehow they got… Continue

Added by William Douglas on March 29, 2010 at 5:53am — No Comments

Family Tree Connection - Update (28/Mar/2010)

Family Tree Connection

Family Tree Connection has added the following genealogy items to its database:

American Friendly Society Officers - American Friendly Society, Incorporated Under Massachusetts Laws, 1889, For Men between Ages 18 and 55 years. Supreme Office, No. 20 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. [This item is undated]

Algard's School 1911-12…


Added by Illya Daddezio on March 29, 2010 at 12:57am — No Comments

Developing a metageanalogy

As metaphilosophy

is the study of the nature, aims and methods of philosophy. I would

submit that, in the same vein, a metagenealogy would be the study of the

nature, aims and methods of genealogy. I did not originate the term "metagenealogy"

but its previous use, as far as I can… Continue

Added by James Tanner on March 28, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Finding Kerlin's Well -- I begin the search

Kerlin's Well, where my great-grandfather carved his name into the rock in 1877,

turns out to be very elusive. March in northern Arizona is an

interesting month. Warm sunny days can turn icy cold and very windy. Our

first expedition turned out to have all types of weather.

Read… Continue

Added by James Tanner on March 28, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

New Book on German Immigration: Venne in America

Udo Thoerner’s History of Emigration…


Added by Carolyn Bening on March 28, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

Are Your Ancestors from Venne, Osnabrück region of Germany?

I became solidly hooked on Genealogy when our friend and historian Udo Thoerner showed my husband and me the Büning ancestral home, a farm cottage, in the village of Venne, Germany with the names of his 4th-ggrandparents inscribed over the door and the year 1704 by the builder's name . What led us to this discovery was Thoerner's twenty years of curiosity and research about what happened to over 2000 emigrants from his home village of Venne and neighboring farm communities in Westfalen,…


Added by Carolyn Bening on March 28, 2010 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Emphera Items Posted Online Saturday, March 27, 2010

# J. Newman and Sons, Undated, Trade Card

# Mease, Chas, 1911, Cradle Roll Birthday Greeting

# Deranja, Ann, 1965, Obituary Clipping

# Rothermel, Laura, 1898, Certificate of Confirmation

# Sanders, Rachel, Undated, Photograph

# Keeling, C. F., 1936, Political Campaign Card

# Eyrich, Elias, 1878, Marriage Certificate

# Beverly Hills O. E. S., 1949, Installation of Officers

# Fannie Farmer Cooking Class, Undated, Postcard

# Schrack, Sallie, 1896,…


Added by Illya Daddezio on March 27, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

My favorite genealogy websites

Because I found I was going back to the same great websites over and over, and am constantly sharing web addresses with other people, I put together a toolbar for my computer so that I can easily access all my favorite genealogy websites. Its is set up so anybody can download it and use it for free, too. a I constantly update it when I find new sites, or if somebody suggests a good solid one to me. There is… Continue

Added by tami osmer glatz on March 27, 2010 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

"Who do you think you Are " & White Glove Preservation

Just a reminder that the TV series "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE" , is airing again tonight.

The series seem to get better with each episode. I want to comment on the white glove situation.

I recently was handling a book and felt the white gloves were stressing the pages so this is what

I did. I put the gloved hand on the page that was holding the pages and gently used the end of my

finger (ungloved) to move the pages. I think it did the book much less harm. …


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on March 26, 2010 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

Where is Beryer Wales?

Would anyone know where "Beryer, Wales" is? This is the birthplace given by my great great Robert Lloyd on the 1851 census. He was a servant for the Weldon family in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. As I have been unable to find it in any gazeteer I feel that the spelling was corrupted by accent and/or illiteracy on behalf of Robert. He was born about 1793 and married Elizabeth Phipps in 1814 in England. Any ideas as to what area or townland he was born in would be most

Added by Maree Luci on March 25, 2010 at 10:46pm — No Comments


Just saying hello right now and I am really loving doing this research for a friend! I will probably work on my own Family Tree as well :)

Added by Danette Devlin on March 25, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Londonderry's Royal Connection

The Duchess of Alba, the grandest grandee in Spain, is said to be able to cross the country from north to south without leaving her estates, and to possess more titles than the Queen of England. She is one of the wealthiest women in the entire world. She has 44 noble titles and 150 hereditary…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on March 25, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

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