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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 31, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments
Explore your roots at findmypast day during FGS 2012
Join findmypast.com at the upcoming Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Birmingham, Alabama for findmypast Day.
Created for anyone…Continue
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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…Continue
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Ancestry.com Discovers President Obama Related to First Documented Slave in America
Research Connects First African-American President to First African Slave in the…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 26, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments
• Findmypast.com launches into U.S. July 24; seeks to become go-to…Continue
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From: Kohnke, Diana a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
All of us here at the Sutro are truly grateful for the patience you…
Added by Peggy Ruley on July 20, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments
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.
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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…Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 16, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 12, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments
Hello, anyone know where one can find a schedule of whena certain state will be digitized and availiable to the general public?
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on July 10, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on July 7, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Colleen Pasquale on July 6, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by Sherrie Mazon on July 6, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments
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…Continue
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