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October 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Serious Distant Kin Outlaws

 I was doing research for a family history newsletter I send out to my kin on Mom's side of our family when I discovered we have some rough characters on our kin list.

I was checking the Blanton line back and remember Martha Shepherd marrying one of my Blanton g-grandfathers (George)back in the late 1700's or early 1800. It seems Martha had a brother, James Pendleton Shepherd or Shepard as it was sometimes spelled, who moved to Kansas and he had two or three grandsons who grew up to…


Added by Doug Kretzer on October 31, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

My Reality of Attending a School Reunion

I recently attended my 40th class school reunion out in Southern California. There was a whirlwind of activities, two parties on a Friday night, the real reunion on Saturday night and then a brunch picnic the following Sunday morning. I didn’t attend the brunch, choosing instead to have breakfast with a small group of woman I have known since I was a very young girl. It was a good choice. It allowed us an intimate time to reflect on our lives and the past two days, and I didn’t want to…


Added by Stefani Twyford on October 30, 2013 at 5:52pm — No Comments

My grandfather was adopted and I want to know who my real great grandparents are. I need help!

My grandpa, Henry Redeker, was adopted when he was young. No one knows who the real birth parents are. The only information I have is that his last name would have been Weber. He was born in Wisconsin in 1925. His adoptive parents are Minnie and John Redeker. After doing some research, I potentially have a match to who his birth parents are. I checked out the 1930 census and discovered there was a Henry Weber Sr. and Regna Weber with a son named Henry living together. Henry would have been 5…


Added by Kelly Redeker on October 29, 2013 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

A Word of Warning,and my Thoughts, Our WebPage

Our Family Histories  the second site is: Eastern United States Research

 If you have a webpage that is paid by a credit card, any time that credit card has problems, ie someone trying to hack account or use it illegally, your bank will fix the problem. What you have to watch for is did they notify your people that are paid monthly from that Credit Card.  I…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Heartbreak & Hope: New Blog Launched to Tell the Stories of Ellis Island Immigrants

New York, NY – In honor of the reopening of Ellis Island on Monday, October 28, 2013, Statue Cruises is pleased to announce the launch…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 28, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

A Topic I Keep Speaking Up About - Our Separating Methods

  Our Separating Methods

  Not wanting to harp, growl and howl, I have been saying for at least four years and each year it gets worse, we have created a Separating Method for doing Genealogy.

  Today, having received my UpFront with NGS, I wanted to leap for joy that someone else noticed.…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Do You Use Social Media? Facebook or Pinterest for Genealogy?


 Having found many relatives on Facebook how about you?  Filling in the blanks has become fun and interesting because you can see their faces right away and that is so much fun.

 Recently receiving a picture of hubbies Great Grandfather I know where his eyebrows probably came from.  It is a young man of 19 in the picture. The only other one he is in 60's, and side profile.

  Not gotten the hang of Pinterest but others are constantly talking about the…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 22, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Vision to Action Publishing announces the release of "Christmas at the Homeplace," by William Leverne Smith, aka, Dr. Bill

Hollister, MO, October 25, 2013 -- "Christmas at the Homeplace" is the fourth book in "The Homplace Saga" series of historical fiction family saga stores set in a rural river valley in the southern Missouri Ozarks near a fictional western branch of the Current…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 22, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

researching the Stouffer/Stauffer familys of Franklin Co. pa.

I have been researching the Stouffer/Stauffer familys of Franklin Co. Pa. for about 20 yrs. Seems I can find everything except what I am after! If anyone is researching these families pleas let me know.


Added by Jim stouffer on October 21, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

Samuel Casper, A Great Grandfather of Many

 On the back of the picture it says Samuel Casper was 19 years old.  Taken about? 1868. A tintype photo shared by cousin Dick Thomas.  Thanks Dick.

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 17, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

MyHeritage and FamilySearch Enter Significant Strategic Partnership to Advance Family History



Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 14, 2013 at 5:16pm — No Comments

National Archives (UK) burial records from closed cemeteries added to Deceased Online

The first tranche of burial records from another set of data held by The National Archives has been added to the Deceased Online website,

The dataset…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 14, 2013 at 8:29am — No Comments

The Secret Is Out

Last year I shared some of my family tree with a friend. After a few days they sent me an E mail. One sentence stood out. "Did you know that you are a descendant of Don Juan Ponce de Leon, Adelantado de la Florida?"

I was a little surprised then I wrote my friend back. No? Do you have any details?

They sent me a family tree that was documented up to Antonio Maldonado y Nieves married to Dona Manuela Montalvo.

Antonio was born 1795 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. 

I sat…


Added by Ayesart on October 10, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

New Student Chapter - Utah Genealogical Association Is Growing

Oct 2, 2013– Salt Lake City, UT - The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) is pleased to announce the formation of a Student Chapter to serve and support…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 8, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments

Christian JIPP b 1835 Germanic Region

Christian Jipp was born 18 Sept 1825 in Germanic Region of today's Germany. His death took place 4 Feb 1881 in Gramdorf, Germany  which is a region of Schleswig-Holstein.  He was only 45.  He married Sophia Johanna Henrietta 

Hammerich in Germanic region of Schleswig-Holstein we believe. She was born 16 Sept 1835 Gramdorf , and died 10 Feb 1900 in Wilton, IA.  

She came to the USA after her husbands' death. Bringing all her children we think. Charles Jipp was their…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 5, 2013 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Jipp- Nanke Family

 Charles Jipp and Lena Nanke had several children.  If by chance any of you are related would you please sign in or get back to Mary Pentico Nelson or I. 

Or if any of you are related to Grandpa Jipp from the old country or Germany we would love to hear from you.

I have little information on Grandfather Jipp due to his death shortly before MOM Louise Jipp Pentico born.  Fred's Mom never knew her father.  Her older siblings knew him a bit.  



Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on October 4, 2013 at 9:19pm — No Comments

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