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October 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Danish Cultural Perceptions Toward Oral History

Last week I was at an annual conference for the Association of Personal Historians in St. Louis, Missouri. This is my fourth conference to attend, and one of the highlights for me is catching up with people from all over the world that I communicate with regularly but don’t get to see in person all too often, as well as meeting new historians and learning about the work that they are up to.

This year I had the pleasure of having dinner with a Danish woman. She told me about a long…

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Added by Stefani Twyford on October 31, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Genealogy Research Project for Genealogists

Researchers with the American School of Genealogy, Heraldry, and Documentary Sciences are looking for participants familiar with genealogy to answer a survey for a research project. Respondents will receive free ad space in the school's next issue of their journal Altair. Please email me at Eklundj9@aol.com to receive a copy of the cover letter, survey, and the last issue of Altair. Please put in the subject line Genealogy Survey so I can recognize emails associated…

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Added by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS on October 31, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

How to Search on GenealogyBank

GeneaologyBank Ancestor Search Guide Infographic





Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 29, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments

Frederick C. Hart Jr., CG, FASG: Becoming a Genealogist

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 29, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

Cox Family in Greene Co, PA and WV

I am looking for parents of my ancestor, Isaac Cox, who married Mary Wise.  Isaac & Mary moved from Greene Co, PA to WV (then VA) sometime around the mid-1800's.  If you have any info on this line of the Cox family, please let me know.  Thank you.

Added by Brenda Cox Stetson on October 28, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Looking for parents of Charles W. Murray

Hi, Am looking for parents of Charles Wesley Murray, my Great-grandfather. He has had 4 wives,  Lora Story, my great-grandmother. They had that I know of at least 5 children. Bessie M. Murray, my grandmother, Denzell, Lucille, harry and Charles. Any info on his parents and siblins would be appreacaited. Thank you for your time, Gail

Added by Gail Annette Sawyer/Hinton on October 26, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Clara A Phelps Parrish

Hi,

I am the ggranddaughter of  Clara A Phelps Parrish and was wondering if some one would happen to have a picture of her they would not mind sharing.

Thanks so much.

Tracy

Added by Tracy M. Parrish on October 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wordless Wednesday, Looking for Kin of Harriet Lewis Scott,

Harriet Cynthia LEWIS SCOTT  b 1 May 1798 VA/NC border region? marries in 1815 in KY, to Shadrack SCOTT, b 22 Feb 1790 Pittsylvania, VA, dcd 11 Nov 1850 Henry Co. IA .

She passes 4 May 1887, Marion, Henry, IA,…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 24, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

CONNECT WITH FAMILY

I would like to contact anyone related to J Nelson Truitt.

Wes Truitt may be my first cousin but I cannot find him.

Also would like to talk with Barbara Truitt.

Thank you and aloha!

David

Added by David Lanz on October 23, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

ANCESTRY.COM TO BE ACQUIRED BY PERMIRA FUNDS FOR $32.00 PER SHARE IN CASH

ANCESTRY.COM TO BE ACQUIRED BY PERMIRA FUNDS FOR $32.00 PER SHARE IN CASH

 

Transaction Valued at $1.6 billion;

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 22, 2012 at 8:14am — No Comments

My discovery that Thomas Baker’s church in Milford had a gallery for Indian slaves led me turn learn more...



The Milford church, called the meeting house, were my ancestor Thomas Baker worshiped had a “gallery” where slaves presumably stood during the service. Native Americans had been enslaved following the Pequot War in the 1630s.  The gallery was probably for slaves of this origin.  In Connecticut and throughout New England, where, 350 years later, descendants of Indians and Europeans still have an uneasy relationship, Indian slavery remains a rarely recited part of our history. …

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 20, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Timeline for Virginia and West Virginia Born

 VIRGINIA TIMELINE - Key dates to recall

 Maps>   http://www.wvgenweb.org/maps.html

 Choose key years, or use the link above to access all dates.

Map of 1617 of Virginia--- ten years after the first permanent settlement at Jamestowne

They had been in and out of area for almost 50 years already.

Augusta and Frederick Counties formed, what will become West Virginia…

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Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 20, 2012 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine, Family Heirlooms Expert for New Promotion



Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine, Family Heirlooms Expert for New Promotion



The Heirloom Registry™ – a new service that helps…

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Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

A cemetery tells of Minnesota's pioneers era

The Richey family notes provided by Nancy Okeefe mention that the Layman family was involved in starting a cemetery known as the Layman Memorial Gardens. This information led us to discover the following remarkable and enriching story.

We don't often associate cemeteries with political movements, but the connection between Minneapolis…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 19, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Bertha B. Turner

http://nikirayvenfamilytree.blogspot.com/

Added by Niki Bass on October 18, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

Bean Bennett Connections Sought

I was raised in the Alexandria District by a mother who was a keen genealogist and her side of the family was well documented however my father's side were not really interested in the history of where they came from etc. As the eldest daughter who has married and had three sons, all of whom are now scattered on three separate continents I am keen to locate family members.

 

My grandfather was the eldest son who was something of a tyrant whom his mother found difficult to…

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Added by Gail Carolyn Hayes on October 17, 2012 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery and the anti-slavery movement; the Laymans Legacy

The Richey family notes provided by Nancy Okeefe mention that the Layman family was involved in starting a cemetery known as the Layman Memorial Gardens. This information led us to discover the following remarkable and enriching story.

We don't often associate cemeteries with political movements, but the connection between Minneapolis…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 14, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery and the anti-slavery movement; the Laymans Legacy

The Richey family notes provided by Nancy Okeefe mention that the Layman family was involved in starting a cemetery known as the Layman Memorial Gardens. This information led us to discover the following remarkable and enriching story.

We don't often associate cemeteries with political movements, but the connection between Minneapolis…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 14, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments

Slavery in New Netherlands according to its apologists

The United States Census of 1790 was the first census conducted in the United States. It recorded the population of the United States as of Census Day, August 2, 1790, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the…

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Added by Paul Barnett Lee on October 13, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

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