I have been Irish Genealogy blogging for
www.Irishroots.com since 2006, and as of
today, have been named Irish Roots Opinion
Blogger at www.IrishCentral.com
Should be able to reach a lot of
new Irish families there ! Irishcentral is
a very large site, covering all aspects of
Irish news. I am starting with a series on
those just beginning to discover Irish Roots.
Hopefully some of these folks will find there
way to GenealogyWise, I will be sure… Continue
Added by Mike O'Laughlin on August 6, 2009 at 9:15am —
Brigham Young University is working on a new website (currently in Beta) called Historic Journals
) where historic journals are being digitized and posted online. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and have registered for the New FamilySearch program, you can sign in to the website, and automatically, your pedigree chart from NewFamilySearch is compared to the names that… Continue
Added by tami osmer glatz on August 5, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Okay, so I must admit that I do not use any genealogy software right now. I once had Family Tree Maker around 2004 but when my computer crashed and I lost all of the data (thankfully I had backed up everything with paper due to me being very paranoid) I just couldn't find the time to retype everything. It just sounded like such a pain in the butt.
So, because of this, genealogy software is one of those areas of genealogy I am quite uninformed about. Many of you are experts and some… Continue
Added by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS on August 5, 2009 at 5:41pm —
As A child growing up and being the first grandson I was always told by my grandfather that "I was the most important Sheaffer" as it was up to me to carry the name on, and until I was 16 I was the only grandson. My grandfather always said he had no other Sheaffer cousins or at least those with the name Sheaffer. This stuck with me throughout my childhood often wondering what happened to all these other Sheaffer's. At around 13 I had a school project on family history, this was exciting to me… Continue
Added by Michael Sheaffer on August 5, 2009 at 4:58pm —
How do you work with Legacy and the new FamilySearch?
Added by Jacqueline Wortham on August 5, 2009 at 4:51pm —
The Boyd Farm in Londonderry, now Rolling Meadows Town Houses
A few years, ago two portraits were donated by a descendant to the Londonderry Leach Library, and their story was printed up in the Derry News. They were primitive style paintings of Robert W. Boyd and his wife, Mary Lund Towne painted by the itinerant portrait painter Horace Bundy in 1851. In the days before photography it was common to hire these roaming self taught artists to… Continue
Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on August 5, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Well after a basically a week as a member to this site I think I have it figured out. It's been a exciting week too. Meeting people in chat has turned out to be great. I now have info on 2 different people that I didn't have plus some great sites for furture use.
The groups are good too. Hopefully I will be able to provide help as well as get help.
I highly recommend joining the scheduled chats they are very informative.
Added by Bob Mooney-Pa on August 5, 2009 at 8:00am —
The letter in my last post indicated that my grandma had moved back in with her dad at the age of 18 in June of 1927. On October 10 of that year she was married to the son of a Baptist Preacher who lived next door to her foster parents. His name was Richard Lemmy Meherg. I was able to find them in Fayette County, Alabama in the 1930 US Census. Finding anything in the census is a lot of work. There are usually indexes, but they often have spelling mistakes due to the poor quality of the… Continue
Added by Michael Talley on August 5, 2009 at 12:00am —
I came across another really interesting website today, called Odessa
). The Odessa website is an absolute goldmine
of information about Germans who emigrated to Russia (and to other places after that) in the 1800s, and their descendants. There are digitized books and transcribed and indexed microfilm from the Family History Library for dozens of different areas and topics.
One of the main… Continue
Added by tami osmer glatz on August 4, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I have run up against a stone wall in my search for my great grandmother Tipton. The only name I know is "Nettie", she married my great grandfather Edmond Pinkney Harrelson about 1889 in Alabama or Florida. She is on the 1890 Florida census and the 1900, but she died shortly after the census was conducted. My grandmother, Fannie Lou Harrelson Hart, was born in 1892 and was 8 years old when her mother died. Great Grandpa Harrelson soon remarried Luretha Harrelson Robbins Harrelson and they had a… Continue
Added by Marion Johnson on August 4, 2009 at 5:00pm —
One in 200 men alive today is a relative of Genghis Khan
Aug 12, 2007 - by Chris V. Thangham
An international team of geneticists have found an astonishing statistic; one in every 200 men alive today is a relative of Genghis Khan. These men have the same male Y chromosome as the great… Continue
Added by Johnny on August 4, 2009 at 4:59pm —
This is about all the missing ancestor's we seem to accumulate.
My Aunt Mary , my mothers older sister, has gone missing. She was borne Mary Adelaide Rowe in late1910
in Kent Co. Maryland . Her Parents were Daniel Russell Downey And Julia Rowe. Julia Died in 1915 and aunt Mary
was taken to England to live with family .
Added by Russell Ivens Parsons on August 4, 2009 at 4:29pm —
What will follow will be a series of articles that I've been writing on my main web page, The Halberium.
I decided to reproduce them here so as to get a wider audience (I hope). Some will just be my rantings, some will be family discussion. Hopefully I can find some connections out there!
Added by Dixie Jack Halber on August 4, 2009 at 2:50pm —
A book was published in 1988 chronicling the genealogy of several Bath County Virginia families including the Jack line. This was the first and thus far only record the Bath county Jacks published and is used by Jack researchers around the country and the trees from it are published on various genealogy websites for researchers. Unfortunately, with all apologies to Cathy Smoot Carson, it is also wrong.
Matohe - A Labour of Love
traces the Bath County Jacks back to a German… Continue
Added by Dixie Jack Halber on August 4, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Jan Davenport, FGS/AGS Conference Chair, just got word from the Peabody Hotel that there are only a few rooms left at the FGS Conference rate and they will be gone after August 10th at that price. She won't be able to add to the room block again at the FGS price as another group will be coming to the hotel.
Bottom line -- reserve before August 10th to get a room at the FGS price. After that the price will be much higher.
The Peabody is the hotel connected to the Statehouse… Continue
Added by Paula Stuart-Warren on August 4, 2009 at 1:27pm —
We've just returned from one of the most successful genealogy conferences ever in Provo, Utah where we gave away numerous prizes including an Acer Netbook computer. Congrats to our netbook winner - Christine Baird!
The highlight of the conference was our Thursday evening class where, for the first time ever, we demonstrated our highly-anticipated FamilySearch integration software. There were so many of you attending the class (over 300) that we had to move everyone to the big… Continue
Added by Geoff Rasmussen on August 4, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I just attended my first chat session at Genealogy Wise. If you weren't there, you missed a great chat. The chat started at 8:00 pm MST and was called GENTREK-Genealogy Research & Resource Notebooks, Part 1. The chat was presented by Jayne McCormick and Dae Powell. The Genealogy Wise chatroom is available for chats 24 hours a day. GenWise Chats is a group on GW which has begun scheduled chats to educate members on different topics. This is a terrific resource for members and I encourage all… Continue
Added by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS on August 3, 2009 at 9:10pm —
If any of you are into collecting watches, you know that watch prices can run from a few dollars for a drugstore watch that serves merely as a timekeeper to hundreds of thousands for jewel and precious metal combinations valued for their craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal. While purchasing and collecting watches is a hobby for many people, the gifting of a watch has come to hold a great deal of symbolism depending upon the occasion and the relationship between the giver and… Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on August 3, 2009 at 12:43pm —
My weekly summary of what I consider the best of the Genealogy blogs is available at http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/08/best-of-genea-blogs-26-july-1-august.html
Enjoy -- Randy
Added by Randy Seaver on August 3, 2009 at 10:51am —
looking for any help to find a Brandon Platt who tried to contact me David Morris through my ancestry.ca account.
Unfortunately I'm unable to renew my subscription and so I unable to communicate with him.
Anyone who has an access to ancestry.ca will forward my information to him to contact me directly through my e-mail address or through this web page initially.
He uses the handle of scorehome, and Lives in Wallsend, Northumberland, England.
Our connections are through the… Continue
Added by David L Morris on August 3, 2009 at 8:59am —