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July 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Listing a Group of Blog's, Websites, that may be of Interest

 Look for Educational Information  for the society, thought sharing here may help others with their research.

 Researching German Ancestors - Guide to German Genealogy…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 31, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Findmypast Day at FGS 2012

Explore your roots at findmypast day during FGS 2012

Join at the upcoming Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Birmingham, Alabama for findmypast Day.


Created for anyone…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 31, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

UGA August Webinar: Finding U.S. Naturalization Records

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 31, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

John J Hagerman Born 1799 Dutchess County, NY

I found a John Hageman married to a Clerke in the 1600's does anyone have any idea of their offspring?  Also does anyone have any information on Clark's, Clarke's, Clerk's daughter married to a Hagerman(Hageman, Hegeman)  My ancestor John J  Hagerman named his oldest son John Clark I assume after his father, he follows naming traditions with the rest of his children.  He shows up in Ovid, NY in 1818 married Sally Terry and might have been the son of Isaac Hagerman (d1804)  His son Joseph…


Added by Allen Hagerman on July 30, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments Discovers President Obama Related to First Documented Slave in America Discovers President Obama Related to First Documented Slave in America


Research Connects First African-American President to First African Slave in the…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 30, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

Why Groups Tend to Falter

Why Groups Tend to Falter

Oh yes, they do falter, get stale and some even disappear. But why does this happen, we ask ourselves?

There is a multitude of reasons for this to happen, whether intentional or not, it can sneak up behind you and you do not even know your going to be hit.

I recall a President saying," we are at 65 members and slowly going backwards, what do we need to do to stop this?"

The many people at that board table…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 26, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Find My Past: British “David” Takes On Billion-Dollar U.S. “Goliath” For Share of U.S.’s Growing Online Genealogy Market



• launches into U.S. July 24; seeks to become go-to…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 24, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

The News is Out. Sutro Library to Open

From: Kohnke, Diana a href="">>

Date: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Subject: Re: Sutro Opening


Dear Researchers and Friends of the Sutro Library,

I am so very pleased to announce that we will be opening the Sutro Library

on Wednesday, August 1st. Our hours will be Monday through Friday 10AM-5PM.

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All of us here at the Sutro are truly grateful for the patience you…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 20, 2012 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

Gearharts, Garhearts

Hi everyone,
I am looking for any info about Henry A. Garheart, my great grandfather.
He was born in 1844 in Carroll Co., Md., died 1924 in Baltimore.
I cannot find anything about him before the Civil War, 1850 and 1860
Census readings which might have parents or siblings listed are
Nowhere to be found. Miles and Benjamin Gearhart are possible
Relatives, but nothing again to be found. Has anyone possibly researched any of these names?

Added by Peggy Ruley on July 20, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Gone But Not Forgotten – A Video Memoir

A couple of months ago, a good friend of mine’s brother passed away unexpectedly. He was in his late 30s and while he did have some medical issues, there was nothing that would have predicted a young and untimely death. Naturally his family was devastated.

A memorial was held and as is typically done, a photo slideshow was hastily put together and shown, along with poems, readings and other memorial elements our culture historically does when memorializing someone.

Not long…


Added by Stefani Twyford on July 18, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments

1881 and 1891 Scotland Census Indexes Added Millions More for Brazil, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Other Countries

Those with Scottish heritage benefited this week as two major index collections were added for Scotland—the 1881 and 1891 Censuses. Other free records were also published this week for Canada, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, and the United States. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 18, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Blogging and It's Challenges

Blogging and It's Challenges

Blogging can bring families together that were not aware the other existed.  Blogging sometimes makes people say please do not write about my family. Please, yes respect their wishes. 

Blogging is almost like a diary for some. They record their adventures as they move along. 

Blogging definitely has it's challenges. Some days we win and some days we lose. We all have our own set opinions on how to blog, what to blog…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 16, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Interesting Thing Happened on the Way to Blogging

  Interesting things happen when one blogs.  Someone said," use phrases that catch the eye and the mind, get the readers attention."  But my mind obviously does not work the way others do and it leaves some readers very confused, so I am told.  

I mentioned in the last blog having a home for your research questions to go to, to roost. To help you wind your way through the maze of documents and data and information that is today presented to a family historian or…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

More Society TidBits

  More Society Tidbits.

 Here is hoping that most of you have found a home to call home in Genealogy for a Society.  Whether it is a National Society or the local one down the road.  Maybe a Historical Society that fills the space for that region would be good also.  Many start as Historical and branch off to become Genealogical.

 A Society can so help you in your research: Surname files, 5 Generation Charts, Pedigree sheets, Family Group Sheets, Compiled…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 12, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

1940 census

Hello, anyone know where one can find a schedule of whena certain state will be digitized and availiable to the general public?

Added by James Bertis Wade on July 11, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Torrance: Who Do You Think You Are Event September 19, 2012

South Bay Cities Genealogical Society
4733 Torrance Boulevard, #814
Torrance, CA  90503…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 10, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Societies that are Expanded and the new Needs they Find.

  Societies that are expanded and the new needs they find for their society. This topic came up on a sidebar at our board meeting yesterday.  When the society is 65 people and under, almost everyone can remember everyone and share tidbits and make all comfortable.  When a society reaches over the point and is reaching the 80's, 90's and above, one has to make some changes. We learned that a Greeter at the door is very beneficial to the society. It helps to make the…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 7, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

The Coyle Sisters in the 1940 US Census

Mary Josephine (Mullane) Coyle died in 1927. After her death her unmarried daughters lived together. In the 1930 US Census the sisters were living at 2109 Walton Avenue in the Bronx. Marion, 28 [actually 30], was an operator in the telephone company. Marguerite, 25 [actually 28], was a supervisor in the telephone company. Lillian, 18, was a book keeper for a shoe company. Kathleen, 12 [actually 14], was still in school. They paid $40 a month for the rent on their apartment.

With the…


Added by Colleen Pasquale on July 6, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Joseph Burkholder will

I've been playing around with the Pennsylvania Probate files on Familysearch a lot this week. Been finding little gems left and right. Such as this will for Joseph Burkholder, my GGGGrandfather, who died in 1880. The copy I found is the will book copy, which is a transcription of the original. It reads as follows:…


Added by Sherrie Mazon on July 6, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Sharing Information by -- Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA 5 different things to do at the FGS 2012 Conference


  Sharing Information written by  Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. Paula thank you for this information. 

  It echos my sentiments and is well stated. 

  At Burbank Jamboree this year I did this very thing. As Educational Chairperson of our society, I felt I needed to 

  bring back as much information as I could to help our members doing their research.  Having attended new speakers,

  learning new search methods, and shared ideas with others…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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