I am looking for lost siblings that were adopted about 30 years ago. Their names at the time were kevin john conrad, terry joe conrad and joyce ann conrad. now they go by the name parker. they lived in colarado at the time of adopttion. joyce was born oct 31, 1971.
Added by kevin trueblood on July 27, 2009 at 7:44am —
cannot find any trace of my great uncle Richard Taylor born in Bolton, Lancs, England and emigrated to either New Zealand or Australia in ? early 1900's. siblings were George, John William, Elizabeth? and Emma?.
Any leads much appreciated John Taylor
Added by John Taylor on July 27, 2009 at 5:35am —
I start a Egbert Surname list. I know that I'm not the only person research the Egbert name, sometime I feel like I'm. My Egbert came from Staten Island, New York to Ohio to Iowa. But where were they before Staten Island ? Maybe someone can help.
Added by Debra Egbert-Foster on July 26, 2009 at 11:02pm —
(1805-1830) was the inspiration to Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet for the creation of the now American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut.
At the age of two years, she become ill with 'spotted fever' (cerebra-spinal meningitis). This illness took her hearing and later she lost her speech as well. She was met, at age 9, by Gallaudet, who seized the opportunity to teach the deaf girl. He and Alice's father, Doctor Mason Cogswell, decided that a formal school… Continue
Added by Anne Kathryn on July 26, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Family Tree Connection has added the following genealogy items to its database:
The Metropolitan, Volume XXI, No. 7 - Published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (Incorporated) of New York, Home Office, No. 7 Madison Avenue, New York City. Includes Recent Death Claims Paid in the States of Illinois and Iowa, Ed. 22, 7-7-00.…
Added by Illya Daddezio on July 26, 2009 at 9:56pm —
I posted my weekly Best of the Genea-Blogs post for July 19-25, 2009 on the Genea-Musings
blog. See the blog post here.
This is my opinion of the "best" - if you think you have written a great post that I'vem issed, please let me know!
Added by Randy Seaver on July 26, 2009 at 7:00pm —
My gggrandparents Henry and Margeat Shank Knupp came from Bavaria, Germany. 1870 U.S. census shows them in Monroe county, Ohio. They were were born approx. 1835-1836.
If someone can find anything about them before coming to U.S. let me know.
Added by linda s. beckwith on July 26, 2009 at 5:43pm —
My ggrandparents came to United States in 1884 from the port Havre. They were from Germany, Their names were Ambrose and Tekla Rebholz, They had a baby with them, Karl and a daughter Zazilia?
Tekla's parents were John and Mary Ann Rapp Goetz. This was noted on Tekla's death certificate.
This is all I know about them.
On the U.S. 1920 census it notes that Carl (Karl) was born in Wurttemberg, Germany.
If anyone can find birth records for him in Germany please let me know..
Added by linda s. beckwith on July 26, 2009 at 5:37pm —
"There is only one day left, always starting over: It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk."- Jean-Paul Satre
This is the day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
What was the song that the character played by Bill Murray woke up to everyday in Groundhog Day?
Added by John A. Hoda on July 26, 2009 at 1:03pm —
It was a great surprise when I discovered just how far back teaching goes in my family especially through my Moody ancestors.
My mother (Ozie Mae Moody Hunt aka Koko) was proud that all three of her children went to college, graduated, and became teachers. Her goal, spoken to us time after time, was that we would go to college “one way or another.” I don’t know if she wished all to be teachers, but she always spoke highly of her cousins who were teachers. After both of my children also… Continue
Added by Deason Hunt on July 26, 2009 at 1:00pm —
When I first decided to start researching my family history in earnest, I was totally under the belief that I wouldn't get very far. My paternal grandparents were immigrants from Sicily, so I didn;t expect to get much on that side.
The only hope I had was on my mother's side. I knew my grandmother was born in 1895 in Colorado. I am still kicking myself for not realizing the significance of this and asking her questions before I lost her. Nevertheless, I set out to see what I could… Continue
Added by Katrina Haney on July 26, 2009 at 9:30am —
Broadly I find two catagories of marriage entries in newspapers -
The normal Mr.X son of Y married Miss Z daughter of .... at .... on so and so date.
And then we have the more uplifting one's. For example this came from one of my recent transcriptions of the Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 1786.
"A few days since was married at Compton, near Shaftesbury, John Jeanes, aged 83, to Elizabeth Fisher, alias Rideout, alias Thrifty, a brisk young widow of 25. They were… Continue
Added by Richard J Heaton on July 26, 2009 at 7:30am —
Thought I would mention this as I have found some instances where folks say the spelling of surnames and place names are not correct and can't be their ancestor. But when you go back in time and folk learnt to write they all wrote the words phonetically, i, e, o and y can all be transposed. Gibbins, Gibbons, Gybbons, Gebbens. etc. So keep an open mind and think about the local dialect, the speaker may have a cold, or a lisp!! In old wills and documents you will often find the same name with a… Continue
Added by Christine Gibbins on July 26, 2009 at 1:42am —
Gerald Rudolph FORD
(1913-2006), Vice President, Representative, and attorney, married Elizabeth Ann BLOOMER Warren (b. 1918). Adopted by and re-named for his step-father, he was born Leslie Lynch KING Jr.
♦ Dorothy Ayer GARDNER (1892-1967) and Leslie Lynch KING Sr (1882-1941)
♦ Adele Augusta AYER (1867-1938) and Levi Addison GARDNER (1861-1916)
♦ Amy Gridley BUTLER (1848-1916) and George Manney AYER (1840-1914) [see below]
♦ Elizabeth Ely GRIDLEY (1826-1921)… Continue
Added by Anne Kathryn on July 25, 2009 at 9:30pm —
I am trying to find Kate Pink youngest daughter of Benjamin Pink and Agnes Williams she was born 1867 at 9 King Street, Camden Town, England. After Agnes died, Benjamin came to Australia with his two oldest children leaving Kate with her maternal grandparents Thomas and Mary (Martin) Williams in Herdford. I have traced her to the 1891 census but since then have not been able to find her. I have bought 3 marriage certificates for Kate Pink that thought were going to be the ring ones but of… Continue
Added by Gwenda James on July 25, 2009 at 9:03pm —
I guess I just needed to post my vent in order to find my missing Mathieu. He was born July 4 1807 to the parents I suspected him with. I am just so happy ya'll don't know!
Added by Randi Rountree Mathieu on July 25, 2009 at 6:27pm —
I have looked through all the Drouins for St Ours for the 1810 time frame and have not come across any Michel Mathieu. I did find a Michel Mathieu born in 1810 in Yamaska which is 30 miles from St Ours and one born in 1805 in St Ours. I am hoping to obtain a copy of his death certificate soon so that I can see it for myself to verify dates and who gave the information.
Added by Randi Rountree Mathieu on July 25, 2009 at 4:25pm —
When I'm searching the internet for people or even just background information on the area they were in, I look for genealogical societies and historical societies at the state, county and individual town level to see if they have a website available. Often these smaller, more local groups will have great collections of written information and if you're really lucky, photographs as well.
I just scored big on a family I have been researching… Continue
Added by tami osmer glatz on July 25, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I'm glad I found this site. I was wishing for a site like this. Now I can talk to other people who are researching their family trees.
Added by Debra Egbert-Foster on July 25, 2009 at 1:38pm —
Well since I'm new I figured I better say something.
Been doing genealogy for abt 5 yrs now. Oneof the most rewarding things I've ever done.
Mooney is my main line of research but have more.
Added by Bob Mooney-Pa on July 25, 2009 at 10:53am —