This is an update to an earlier post "What Do You Do ?" where I talked about finding a gedcom online and not knowing the resources or who posted it. Well I contacted the "poster" and got a reply,but he didn't exactly elaborate on his sources or the work overall. The answer's I was looking for sort of went "unanswered". Kind of makes me suspicious but hey,genealogy…Continue
**The following is a press release from F + W Media, they publish Family Tree Magazine. This press release has to do with a book that I am writing for them.
March 31, 2011
Contact: Jacqueline Musser
(513) 531-2690 x 11467 or
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In the news yesterday is a story about a couple who are engaged and planning to wed soon. What makes this story really unusual is that they have the same name, Kelly Hildebrandt, and they met on Facebook.
One night (female) Kelly was bored and typed her name into Facebook to see what came up. Up popped Kelly Hildebrandt but it was a guy and he was in Lubbock Texas. She sent him a note that said “Hi, We had…Continue
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I've learned from my research over the last two years that my paternal great great grandmother Catherine Josephine Connelly Jones was a survivor of the first degree. Born in County Leitrim, Ireland, about 1829, she endured the Great Hunger. A letter found in her Civil War Widow's Pension file came all the way from Mohill, County Leitrim, from the priest who married Catherine and her husband James R. Jones in 1849. Nearly 15 years later, her remebered them both well. The information that…Continue
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Mary Elizabeth Elam
Herman Palis Elam
Richard Henderson Elam
David S. Elam
Reps Jones Elam
Solomon Harmon Elam
That is as far as I am sure of but I think the following are also in my ancestral line:
John Elam, Sr.
Martin Elam Jr.
Added by Mary Elizabeth Elam on March 27, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments
We just received this information in our mail and I wanted to share since we are also promoting various holiday and veteran events. I am biased my husband and my brother and many cousins were Vietnam Vetersans
The US Congress has designated March 30, 2011 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in remembrance of March 30, 1973, the day all military personnel were ordered to depart…Continue
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I signed up to take the class on Social Networking for Genealogists. A couple of days ago, I received Drew Smith's book, Social Networking for Genealogists, and I have already read the first chapter on RSS feeds, and I am off and running. I have already started my Google Reader page, and have accessed numerous feeds, some genealogy and some political. I suspect that I will have to live very long to read all of these RSS feeds.
Added by Ellen Rowan Taylor on March 26, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments
I am searching for descendants of Candis Hedgepeth (abt 1841) & her husband Jerry (aka Jeremiah/Jessie/Gary) (abt 1841) Floyd who were born in the Robeson, NC area (unsure). According to the last census record I could locate, Candis' father's name was Robert Stephens (yr or area birth is unknown). Candis & Jerry's children: Charity, Winnie (aka Winney), Andrew, Susan, Malsey, Mollie, Henry, Henrietta, Robert, Elisabeth, Gloston, William, Aretty, & they had a grand daughter…Continue
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Im looking for Rachel Floyd she was born 1806 in Centre Co Pa. and died in Wheatland Barton Co Kansas. Im trying to find out who her parents were. Rachel married John Zeigler in 1830 in Connoquenessing Pa. He was born in 1803 in Baden Germany and died in 1843 in Punxtawney Pa.they had the following children Margaret Zeigler born 1831 in Connoquenessing Pa and married Joseph Wilson Pierce. then there was Braden Zeigler he was born 1834 in Connoquenessing Pa and married Susan Spencer. He is…Continue
Added by Kathy Boody on March 22, 2011 at 6:11am — No Comments
While searching for some information on my paternal side I stumbled across a gedcom that had been uploaded on Ancestry.A familiar name caught my eye that was my 2nd great grandfather so upon closer examination of the gedcom I discovered it covered a section of my paternal line all the way back to my 9th great grandfather.We're talking over 400 years and a trip to Scotland and England probably and years worth of research…Continue
Added by christine woodcock on March 21, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here and while I have been very busy with work and new clients, I have felt a missing of my creativity and inspiration. It occurred to me over the weekend that the source of my ennui was the recent deaths of 4 people I knew within the time-span of two weeks. These were not old people, peers of my parents, who were battling long illnesses and the gentle creep of old age, but my own peers, (give or take a decade) that left suddenly, with little…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on March 21, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments
I recently had the honour of putting a family history book together for a friend. Her uncle was turning 80 and this was to be a special gift for him. His sister is edging towards 80 herself and as an aging grandma, was eager to get her memories into a format that would preserve them for her grandchildren and generations yet to come. Their father was a soldier in both world wars. An amazing story in and of itself. He was wounded in WW1 so was not able to go back into the field in WW2.…Continue
Added by christine woodcock on March 20, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Not really sure what to write here, but I guess I will start at the beginning. I have been doing family history research since I was in high school, but I wasn't the least big organized or educated about it. Of course I kick myself now for not having been more methodical then when my grand-parents were still alive. But, going through life feeling regret is no way to get anything done. So, I've just get to nip that in the bud and forge ahead.
I am now 41 years old and definitely have…Continue
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