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December 2013 Blog Posts (14)


 (Effie Ann Post, Born in Hope, Michigan, USA on 24 Apr 1890 to Frank C Post and Flora Hitchcock. Effie Ann married Ray (mond) Thompson and had 8 children. She passed away on Apr 1973. Parents: Frank C Post 1866-Unknown, Flora Hitchcock 1867-Unknown  Spouse: Ray (mond) Thompson 1889-1959 Children: Buelah Flora Thompson, Burt Thompson, Dorothy E Thompson, Elsie Thompson, Ivan Thompson, Mervin Thompson, Norma Thompson, Frank L Thompson 1912-1984)

Added by Brian Thompson on December 31, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

New Perspective

I've been working on my maternal line for years and I come up empty handed at every turn it seems like. I think I've found something only to find out that the information isn't right or it doesn't match the person in my tree. I've got a few 90 year old great aunts who have given me as much information as they can on the family, but the details are starting to get fuzzy. My grandpa (these are his parents I'm researching) was the baby of the family and knows next to nothing about how his…


Added by Brandi M Layton on December 30, 2013 at 1:50am — No Comments

Rev Joseph Patterson, found, Thank You to all who Helped.

 I posted to find a Rev Joseph Patterson in Washington Co. Pa, 1780's.  

  A Genealogical Friend, posted some information back to me, confirming the tidbits I had heard and yet could not find.

  Data was given in his own words to family.  

 John Patterson, to Robert Patterson b 1685 County Down, Ireland to Joseph and Robert his sons.

  Rev Joseph Patterson, 2 Mar 1752 County Down, Ireland death 4 Feb 1832 Pittsburg, Alleghany Co. Pa. Minister



Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on December 28, 2013 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Joel Thomson Kent CT 1775

Joel is my earliest Thomson relative. His birth date is listed in an Estes genealogy as March 19 1775 in Kent CT.

Unfortunately, I have never found any record that confirms this date or place. He married Mary Estes in Dutchess County NY in 1800, also according to the Estes family.  The Estes records say his father was a John Thomson without further explanation. Sigh.

Added by Teresa E. Shirley on December 24, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Blessed Christmas to All who Worship Him,

Wishing Blessings on all.  May your new year be full filling and many new leads found in your research.

Remember to make a goal of two to help guide you on your way.  Stay safe on the roadways, and in your homes as the storms are wreaking havoc all over our land.  

To All whom Love God may this Time of year bring you peace and joy. Christians, Jewish, and others.

Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on December 23, 2013 at 2:55am — No Comments

Skeletons in the Closet

When you're searching and you come across something totally unexpected, it can shock you for a moment. Even when you think you have the whole picture all figured out, it can still surprise you. That happened to me the other night. I was sitting here looking through some old military records on the website when I checked the name of someone who served in the Mormon Battalion back during the Mexican War.

It's a great great grandfather of my husband.…


Added by Brandi M Layton on December 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Board for Certification of Genealogists: Genealogy Standards Updated in New Manual

Washington, DC, December 12, 2013 - In honor of its fiftieth anniversary, the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (“BCG”) has issued Genealogy Standards, a…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 13, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments

Urgent Shared Information for Genealogists and Military People

Judy Russell has posted on her blog about our losing SSDI again with it being attacked in part.

The Legal Genealogist: Vote looms on SSDI closure…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on December 12, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Perfect Holiday Gift for Genealogists: GenealogyBank Membership

Christmas is less than two weeks from today; are you looking for last minute Christmas gifts? Perhaps you’re looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the genealogist on your shopping list? Maybe a Christmas gift for grandma...or something for the whole family?




Here’s a great genealogy gift to give this holiday:…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 12, 2013 at 9:12am — No Comments

MyHeritage launches major family history initiative in the Nordic countries

Popular family history network adds millions of historical records and extends its market leadership in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, OSLO, Norway, COPENHAGEN, Denmark, HELSINKI, Finland…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 11, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

Digging For Ancestors book release announced by The In-Depth Genealogist


The In-Depth Genealogist


December 6, 2013; Utica, OH:

Our very own, Michelle Roos Goodrum has been working with The In-Depth Genealogist to take her many blog posts, articles, and research…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 6, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments

New Year is Coming, Are Your Goals Set?

New Year is Coming, Are Your Goals Set

Oh yes,  in the middle of all your hectic paced days, you should be thinking of January and what your Genealogical, Family Goals will be. You can do this mentally but make sure you write it down so as you do either a large goal or small you can cross sit off and feel more fulfilled at the end of the year.

Why you ask?  Because have goals propels you to accomplish more and possibly be more organized.  

You can…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on December 5, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

APG Names Kimberly T. Powell President

Association of Professional Genealogists Names Kimberly T. Powell President

Executive Committee, Board Members, and Nominating Committee…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 3, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Registration Opens for the National Genealogical Society's 2014 Family History Conference

Contact: Courtney Holmes

Phone: 703-525-0050 ext. 221

For Release: 2 December 2013

Registration Opens for the National Genealogical Society's 2014 Family History Conference Richmond, Virginia, 7–10 May 2014 Virginia: The First Frontier

ARLINGTON, VA, 2 DECEMBER 2013: Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s thirty-sixth annual family history conference, Virginia: The First Frontier, which…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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