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June 2010 Blog Posts (65)

Changes to FamilySearch.org

With the upcoming BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy (BYU

Campus July 27 - 30, 2010) it is likely that FamilySearch will take the

opportunity to announce or introduce changes to either New FamilySearch or the older FamilySearch.org Website. The

FamilySearch.org Website is the best candidate for changes. There has

been a Beta test of a… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 30, 2010 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

Where was Dave Butler before 1900?

David S. Butler was my great-great-grandfather. I know that he was in Murray County, Georgia in the 1900s. Working backward, he died in 1938, and I have census records for 1930, (research gap: I don’t have 1920), 1910, and 1900. Each census gives Georgia as his place of birth. I have nearby Adairsville as his birthplace, . . . → : CONTINUE…

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Added by Tonia Kendrick on June 30, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bulking up Spanish Language Records at Record Search

What is the most widely spoken language in the world, outside of

Chinese? Well, it depends on how and who you count as a native language

speaker. On any list of top languages, Spanish is either number two

behind Chinese or very close to the top. Most estimates put the number

of Spanish speakers in the world at around 329 million. There are

estimated to be over 20 million Spanish speakers in the U.S. alone. See

study by the Summer Institute for Linguistics and other… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 28, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Where was the Ellis family in 1808?

Two hundred years ago my Ellis relatives were in Jackson County, Georgia, South Carolina, and possibly North Carolina.

Walter Ellis (5x great-grandfather) is my oldest Ellis relative who was alive in 1808. He and his wife, Mary (Parker) probably were in Jackson County, Georgia. In 1805, he appeared on the Jackson County land lottery list and in 1817, . . . → :…

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Added by Tonia Kendrick on June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lane Family Tombstone, Hampton, New Hampshire

Pine Grove Cemetery, Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, New Hampshire.

William Lane, junior. and his wife Sarah…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 28, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Dwell not on negative (writing)

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery." - Jane Austen

A heavy fog infiltrated my creative mindset ten days ago. I became discouraged and frustrated. But I was not alone, others felt it too. On Saturday, I followed a hash tag (#writers) on Twitter and found a steady stream of negativity:

  • 20 warning signs your content…
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Added by Jennifer Swan on June 28, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

Help needed

How can I delete a group that I started?
Thank you.
Doris

Added by Doris Wheeler on June 28, 2010 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Larison

Notable Kin

Added by Anne Kathryn on June 27, 2010 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Merriman and Fletcher

Notable Kin

Added by Anne Kathryn on June 27, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Phillips

Notable Kin

Added by Anne Kathryn on June 27, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Looking where the light is

Years ago there was a Bazooka Joe comic where Mort was looking around on

the ground under a street light. Bazooka Joe comes up and asks him what

he is looking for. Mort replies that he lost a quarter. "Where did you

lose it?" Over there! "Why are you looking under the light pole? Because

that is where the light is! This last week at the Mesa Regional Family

History Center I ran into this same problem, looking where the light is.

I was helping one of the patrons… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 27, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Unexpected Cemetery Find

As I was driving past Mount Sumach Cemetery this weekend, I happened to notice a headstone with my last name. I almost didn’t stop, because I could tell from the road that it was a relatively modern stone. However, it was Saturday afternoon and I had time, so I turned around. The stone in question turned . . . → : CONTINUE…

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Added by Tonia Kendrick on June 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Footnote Find: Mary Ellis Pension File

I’ve been toying with the idea of a Footnote subscription for some time and have even taken advantage of their seven-day free trial a few times. I finally decided to go for it. The item I found this morning makes it all worthwhile.

I’ve been researching my ancestor, Walter Ellis, Revolutionary War Veteran, in preparation for a . . . → :…

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Added by Tonia Kendrick on June 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Germany look ups.

Hello all lists, trying to find how i go about looking for deaths details on my Family in Germany (Mulheim an der Ruhr) Lebensorte,Family name is Giesen (giese) ,Many Thanks Albertus.

Added by Albertus Lang on June 23, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Death Certificate Discoveries

Death certificates can contain very interesting causes of death, or the “usual” causes of death such as heart disease and cancer. I discovered two certificates for my husband’s

Italian side that caused quite a stir in the family when I revealed how

these men died.



First we have Fortunato Fratto. Fortunato was born about 1854 in Taverna, Italy. He immigrated to the United States 21 November 1890 and set his…

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Added by Jennifer Holik-Urban on June 23, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

Princess Ka'iulani Visits MIT again!

Some historical facts:

Upon hearing of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Princess Ka’iulani left England for the United States. They landed at New York City. On March 4, 1893, the day before Grover Cleveland’s inauguration as President, the seventeen year old Princess Ka’iulani and her…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 23, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

RSS Feeds and Splogs -- a legal view

Note: I am a lawyer in Arizona but nothing I say here should be taken as

legal advice particularly about any specific legal issue or problem. If

you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer in the jurisdiction

where you live. I haven't been on TV for many years, but when I was, I

was on TV as a lawyer.



In a recent post John Newmark of TransylvanianDutch

raised a… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 22, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Most Wanted: Barbara Baxter Kendrick

My g-g-grandmother’s name was Barbara Baxter. I have very little information about her.

She was married to Francis Marion Kendrick on 16 Apr 1871. I can place the two of them, along with various children, in the 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses, always living in the Alaculsey District of Murray County, Georgia. She was born . . . → :…

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Added by Tonia Kendrick on June 22, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

More than a name

In a recent class at the Mesa Regional Family History Center, I had a

class member ask about one of her ancestors. She indicated that they had

been searching for his parents for a number of years. The first

question I asked was the geographic location of where they were looking?

She answered about a county in an Eastern state. I began a search for

the towns in the county as she continued to give me more information. As

the search progressed, she mentioned more than… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 22, 2010 at 8:42am — No Comments

Old Letters and New History

For a good part of my life, I had a tin cracker box filled with old letters. Most of these were letters sent to me by old boyfriends, away at college or otherwise separated from me and declaring their affections. There were also some letters from friends off on a big adventure somewhere and I found them so well written, the details of their experiences so juicy that I chose to save them. There were a few letters from one of my parents who…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on June 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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