I have only been doing genealogy research for about a year and a half. But i also spend 20 hours or more a week on my research. I have become obsessed with genealogy like so many others who get the bug. I am constantly reading books, blogs, forums, etc to increase my knowledge. And one area of sources that i find is often overlooked or under appreciated is the land deed.
I have made several trips from Atlanta, GA to Johnstown, PA to get my hands on lots of documents and among some of… Continue
Added by Kevin Mayfield on July 16, 2009 at 2:38pm —
Thought I would post this here in my blog in case anyone happens to see it that lives in Clermont Co., Ohio.
I'm in need of a will for 2 gentlemen: Peter Frambes and his son Andrew Frambes. There could be an "r" in the surname "Frambers."
Peter left a will and Guardianship in 1873 and Andrew & wife Emeline left an estate in 1889.
If anyone in Clermont Co., Ohio would be willing to look these wills up for me please contact me privately at:… Continue
Added by Tammy Evans on July 16, 2009 at 12:56pm —
Norval Valentine Heskett/ Hiskett is my 4th Great Grandfather and his early life is a total mystery.The only information I have about his early years is from a family history written by my great grandfather in 1947, and of course he didn't cite his sources, so I have no clue how accurate the facts are. The information from ggrandpa states that Norval was born 15 Feb 1805 in Loudoun county, VA, to Benjamin Adam Heskett/ Hiskett. There is no… Continue
Added by Dawn Evans Stringer on July 16, 2009 at 12:12pm —
Mary Irma Lamka (ne Pogany). 1921-1994
Aunt marry was one of the sweetest people I've ever known.
She knew every Polish joke ever conceived and delighted in telling, without malice, each and every one of them.
She adored her cats and annointed the corner in her laundry room in which was kept the litter box the "Pooder room".
She was born Mary Irma Pogany 2 Sep 1921 just one month before she arrived in the United States. Her birth was either in… Continue
Added by M Lamka on July 16, 2009 at 11:44am —
Daniel Pate born ca 1812 NC, to Miss, then to Leon Co. Texas
he married Susanah Graham. Hopefully he had ancestors in the Rev. War. yDNA says he descends from Thorogood Pate. Have yet to be able to find the connections.
Added by Clovis Marie Byars Herring on July 16, 2009 at 11:23am —
Looking for Wheelden or Whealdon family
Added by Susan A. Moore on July 16, 2009 at 11:08am —
I started my genealogy hobby about 2 yrs ago. I was filling in ancestry charts and posting them all on ancestry.com. I was so deep into it that I started searching brothers, sisters, etc of all the family members that I knew about. I got to my great great grandmother Rachel Reed. I was researching her siblings. I got to her brother Henry Bell Reed and starting working down from there. Lo and behold several generations down the line there was a death notice for someone that had passed away in… Continue
Added by Holly Marquez on July 16, 2009 at 10:52am —
When speaking with relatives about genealogy, most have their eyes glaze over or give a low groan. Jennifer is going to start asking all of these questions about relatives because she is nosey or is going to put the family secrets or family blemishes or all out family craziness in the genelaogy. I actually had an aunt tell me not to discuss my uncle's "blemishes" in my genealogy reports, afraid that my genealogy was nothing more than gossip and a way to make the family blush. Oye!
Added by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS on July 16, 2009 at 10:35am —
i'm looking for some information on John Franklin Derby b 1800? time frame. Thanks. Tim
Added by Timothy Derby on July 16, 2009 at 10:11am —
I am happy to see genealogywise with a social network. I am a member of two genealogy groups and would very much love to know the other members better. However, no one wishes to misuse the group whose purpose it is to share information and help each other with research, so we don't share ourselves --- only our ancestors. But our ancestors are not alive now and we are. . . . alive here on this earth for a short time, with marvelous technology that knits the whole world together. Who more than… Continue
Added by Dixie Dellinger on July 16, 2009 at 9:44am —
Every now and them I have the chance to travel to United States for genealogy events and to give some lectures.
I'm already packing my suitcases for my next trip on the month of August, where I will be combining some work with a little of family vacation. My schedule includes:
- July 27, Genealogical Society of Bergen County
, New Jersey
- July 28,… Continue
Added by Daniel Horowitz on July 16, 2009 at 6:30am —
I am not associated in any way with GenealogyWise or FamilyLink.
I have noticed in the groups that I created and participate in some confusion as to the emails that people are receiving automatically announcing comments, discussions, and replies. In the absence of a "help" or "FAQ" document for me to point them towards, I thought I would write up a post on my understanding of them. I spent several years in an IT environment and what seems a lifetime on computers,… Continue
Added by John Newmark on July 15, 2009 at 11:20pm —
I have been doing genealogy research with my grandmother and parents for years. The research has been handed down over a couple of generations. I want to get as much done as possible so when it is time to pass it along to my children all they have to do is update it with their spouses and children.
Wouldn't that be great if you had to provide your genealogy back 5 or 6 generations before you could get married? It would at least let you know if you were getting ready to marry a… Continue
Added by Jason Fulford on July 15, 2009 at 11:19pm —
Just joined up. Are we allowed to post requests? Am looking for a Mross line. This name was shortened from Mrossowsky or some similar spelling. Was in MO and IL before coming to AR. Thanks.
Added by C.S.M. on July 15, 2009 at 10:46pm —
Singer Linda Maria Ronstadt was born the daughter of Gilbert and Ruth Mary (Copeman) Ronstadt, 15 July 1946 in Tucson, Arizona. Her descent from Frederick Augustus Ronstadt—native of the Kingdom of Hanover and resident of Sonora, Mexico—is well documented in her grandfather's memoirs. Her maternal line has some interesting characters as well. Continue
Linda's mother was the daughter of…
Added by Chris Dunham on July 15, 2009 at 10:00pm —
From Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog
The geneablogger community went through Facebook fantasy, followed by Twitter twisting.
This past week has been a whirlwind of wise guys (and gals) setting up shop at GenealogyWise.com.
If you haven't heard about Genealogy Wise, it is likely because your cave in the hills is still waiting for an Internet… Continue
Added by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on July 15, 2009 at 9:27pm —
Bradford Argus; Thursday, January 5, 1882
Photo copy from the Bradford County Historical Society, 1997.
-James Jeder (colored) having the last few days exibited signs of insanity - by telling everybody how much money he had made, and singing in the streets, &c., - was on Monday taken to the insane department of the poor-house, where the pure air of the country may restore him.
Bradford Reporter; March 23,… Continue
Added by George Geder on July 15, 2009 at 9:06pm —
This is starting with the oldest known McLEAN that I have. Please contact me for more information.
1. John McLEAN
2. Ephraim McLEAN
+ Elizabeth DAVIDON
3. Samuel Mortimer McLEAN
+ Elizabeth IRVINE
4. Charles McLEAN
+ Mary DUNCAN
5. Melchesedick McLEAN
+ Mary McLAREN
6. Mary McLEAN
+ James BONDURANT
7. Virginia BONDURANT
+ John RUSSELL
8. Martha RUSSELL
+ Ammon HIGDON
9. Living HIGDON
+ Living… Continue
Added by Cathryn Hensley Smith on July 15, 2009 at 8:32pm —
I got to thinking about it some more, during a rare moment of solitude today - what I would like to see in the time capsule that I hope to do at our reunion next year (please read my blog about reunion fundraising for more information): A copy of our local newspaper for the week of the reunion
Birth announcements/wedding invitations/graduation announcements/etc. for events that happen around that time
A record of the price of gas at that… Continue
Added by Tara Pfarner on July 15, 2009 at 8:30pm —
So, I'm sure that I'm not the only person who has hit a wall in their genealogy research at one point or another. Most of the time, a lack of record is what results in it, but what about when a record gives little to no useful information?
Also, has anyone ever run into a record that either displays false information? For instance, I found a death record from the early 1900s that referred to one of my relatives by a nickname, as well as reporting false information of the… Continue
Added by Joseph Davis on July 15, 2009 at 4:42pm —