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March 2011 Blog Posts (40)

Update to "What Do You Do ?"

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…


Added by Ken Jones on March 31, 2011 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

Share Your Food Heritage for a New Book

**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

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jacqueline Musser

(513) 531-2690 x 11467 or…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on March 31, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Finding Your Family Online

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…


Added by Stefani Twyford on March 30, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Win a 12 month Pro Account, but Hurry!

The good folks over at have given me a 12 month Pro Account to give away for free! Please visit my blog, Relatively Curious About Genealogy, for the details. Drawing is this Friday, April 1. Hurry, and Good Luck!

Added by tami osmer glatz on March 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

She Walked This Earth

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…


Added by Katie Heitert Wilkinson on March 30, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Elam Roll Call

Mary Elizabeth Elam

Herman Palis Elam

Richard Henderson Elam

David S. Elam

Reps Jones Elam

Solomon Harmon Elam

William Elam


That is as far as I am sure of but I think the following are also in my ancestral line:

John Elam

John Elam, Sr.

Martin Elam Jr.

Thomas Elam

James Elam

Added by Mary Elizabeth Elam on March 27, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments

conarty family

Thomas and Mary Jane Conarty came to US in 1882 from Cavan maybe, anyone know anything

Added by Beth Prosl Salsedo on March 27, 2011 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day



 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…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on March 27, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Johann Adam Acker, Lunenburg NS

I am seeking any information about Johann Adam Acker b. 12/04/1722 Palatine Region, Bayern-Pfalz, Germany.  I have info on him coming to NS on the ship Gale in 1752 but nothing before.  Parents could be Peter and Anna Madelena.  Any info  would be appreciated.

Added by Shirley LeBlanc-Beek on March 27, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Looking For George's Father

George died in 1867 in Brown Hill Workhouse in Liverpool, his marriage certificate says his father was William and he was a plumber. I cannot find George on any census, his occupation in 1865 according to his sons birth certificate is seaman also on his death certificate. In 1861 again on one of his childrens birth certificate he was an Engine Driver, I suspect from where his family was living in 1861 he might have worked at the docks.

Added by William Paul Featherstone on March 26, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Looking for a featherstone family in Lancashire

Here is one to get your teeth into

Certified copy of an entry of Birth in the Registration District of Chorlton

1867 birth in the sub district of Ardwick in the county of Lancaster

Entry number 242 20th May 1867 in School Street , Gorton.

William a boy, father Henry a Iron Turner, mother Eliza Featherstone formerly Cooke.

Registered 20 June 1867 by the mark of Eliza Featherstone of School Street, Gorton.

Can you find the family in the census or a marriage for Henry and… Continue

Added by William Paul Featherstone on March 26, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

My fascination with computer genealogy will be the death of me yet!

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

Charles Clarence Batchelder

If C.C. Batchelder is related, my daughter may be eligible for a needed scholarship. I haven't found anything re his kids or parents. Can he be traced to Stephen? Any help would be much appreciated!

Added by Thomas Harvey Batchelder on March 23, 2011 at 4:34am — No Comments

Rachel Floyd

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…


Added by Kathy Boody on March 22, 2011 at 6:11am — No Comments

What Do You Do ?

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…


Added by Ken Jones on March 21, 2011 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

Preserving Your Family History

Most genealogy researchers will tell you that they are searching not only to find out about their history but also to keep their family’s history alive for future generations. So, now that we have those research documents, bits of scrap paper, newspaper clippings, photos, e-mails and other assorted bits of “research”, how do we preserve them for future generations? There are a number of options. Here are a few:
1.) Scrapbook - take those precious old photographs and preserve…

Added by christine woodcock on March 21, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

On Loss, Impermanence and Personal History

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…


Added by Stefani Twyford on March 21, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

What Does it Mean to be Connected

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.…


Added by christine woodcock on March 20, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

My first blog post.

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…


Added by Ginger Roshelle Banyai-Riepl on March 20, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments


Now back to the (now the fun begins) for the other lineage.…

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on March 19, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments

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