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June 2010 Blog Posts (65)

Finding my past UK FREE

For anyone with UK interests. Finding My Past UK is have free access during the World Cup when England play.

And here's the time table for the World Cup

12 June… Continue

Added by Bob Mooney-Pa on June 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

mtDNA Testing

I chose to use Family Tree DNA, which purports to have 90% of the genealogy DNA market share. I ordered the mtDNAPlus test kit. It’s a little more expensive than the basic mtDNA kit, but I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied with lesser results and . . . → : CONTINUE READING

Added by Tonia Kendrick on June 12, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Family Line

Francois Daragon LaFrance and Marie Guillemette
Francois Daragon LaFrance and Josette Lefebvre Laciseraye
Jean-Baptiste Daragon LaFrance and Marie Francoise Desjardins
Pierre Daragon LaFrance and Hypolite Legault
Joseph Odile LaFrance and Marguerite Theoret
Joseph LaFrance and Malvina Blanche Dupuis
Lionel Joseph LaFrance and Henrietta LaRoux

Added by Jennifer McNair on June 12, 2010 at 12:59am — 2 Comments

Bobet in U.K./Wales

I have not made the connection between Ed Bobet and his UK ancestors. Info to date shows his birth as Wales 1626 to UNK and UNK. Is there any info out there wrt to his ancestors (names, BMD data, locales, etc).??

Added by Robert B. Hicks on June 11, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Plaskett, Plasket- Cumberland, England UK, St. Croix and St. Thomas Danish West Indies, Denmark, Canada, USA

I am the grandaughter of Victor Augustus Plaskett b, March, 1888 in St. Croix, Danish West Indies and d. August, 1984 in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Based on research it is my understanding that all Plasketts are related regardless of where they are from. There is a black side and a white side of the family which some may not know.

It appears that John Plaskett c. 1751 and Isabel Sergeantson, c. 1749 of Cumberland England had at least 8 children that we know of.…


Added by Lisa Williams Phillip on June 10, 2010 at 6:52pm — 5 Comments

Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County, Volume I

I found a great source record last week at the library. It’s a book called Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina: Burke County, Vol. 1. The author is Emmet R. White and it was published in 1984 by Southern Historical Press, Inc. of Easley, S.C.

It has biographical sketches on many soldiers, including summaries of military . . . → :…


Added by Tonia Kendrick on June 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Isle of Axholme genealogy

If you have Ancestors from the Isle of Axholme (north-west Lincolnshire in England), a very good site is Axholme Ancestry. There's more about it here.

The site actually covers a bit more than the Isle of Axholme itself, and includes south-east Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire as well -- Humberside, in fact. So if you have any ancestors or other relatives… Continue

Added by Steve Hayes on June 10, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

Who owns the genealogy? and Why?

In my last post, I addressed the question of who owns the genealogy?

Ownership of the information is an interesting question. As an example,

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) microfilmed the

Swedish Church records. A copy of the original microfilms is in the

Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Another copy went to the

Swedish National Archives. The Archives then "sold" the rights to these

films to Genline then digitized… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 10, 2010 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

From the Slush Pile to Publication. Do purple ravens exist?

Randomness can be defined as events that happen outside predictability, prior knowledge and beliefs. I’ll start with an example. What has Paris Hilton done for the fine arts? The answer: NOTHING. And yet, she became the next big thing.

Now let’s take this concept to the world of publishing with the idea that a writer’s manuscript, deep within the bowels of the slush pile, is discovered at random – regardless of whether you are Hemingway resurrected or just another…


Added by Jennifer Swan on June 9, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Ed Bobet and his UK ancestors?

I have not made the connection between Ed Bobet and his UK ancestors?
Born in Wales 1626 to UNK / UNK. Do you have any further info?

Added by Robert B. Hicks on June 9, 2010 at 9:15am — No Comments

Who owns the genealogy?

During the past few posts, I have been examining who owns the genealogy

companies. What I find is a mixture of huge multinational corporations

and family owned businesses. I did have an ulterior motive in examining

the ownership however, I had several larger issues to discuss and needed

to know a little background before I jumped into the controversial

arena. When you realize the diversity of the ownership of the larger

genealogy companies, you can imagine… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 9, 2010 at 8:43am — No Comments

Cox Family of SC/NC

1 John Cox Abt. 1660
2 Charles or John Cox 1686 ?
3 Benjamin Cox 1720
4 John Cox 1750
5 Jesse Cox 1790
6 Needham J. Cox 1814 Horry County SC GGGFather
7 Needham J. Cox Jr. 1861 Horry County SC GGFather
8 Austin B. Cox 1898 Horry County SC GFather

This is my work in progress. Anyone else working this line?

Added by Brenna Cox on June 7, 2010 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

Who owns the genealogy companies? Part Eight

Down the home stretch on who owns the genealogy companies. This time I

look at Another of

the non-U.S. companies, headquartered in "the beautiful village of Bnei

Atarot, near Tel Aviv, Israel, founded by German Templers in 1902 under

the name of Wilhelma." See MyHeritage. Unlike

some of the other genealogy companies I have recently reviewed,

MyHeritage is… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 7, 2010 at 10:29pm — No Comments

A Post Card from a Stranger

Sometime in February 1945 my…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Who owns the genealogy companies? Part Seven

Today I consider, this is

the second of the bigger online genealogy businesses located outside of

the United States. It has 18,224,911 images consisting of about 36.1

million pages of Swedish Church records. Genline is located in the

Globen area of metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden. Unless you have a direct

interest in Swedish ancestors, it is unlikely that you have ever even

heard of Genline. Quoting from their… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 7, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments

Angus Douglas-Hamilton, the 15th Duke of Hamilton, dies

Duke of Hamilton One of Scotland's most senior noblemen, the Duke of Hamilton, has died, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Angus Douglas-Hamilton, the 15th Duke of Hamilton, died in his wife's arms in his home in the early hours of Saturday.

He was the premier peer of Scotland. The Duke's eldest son and heir uses the courtesy title Marquis of…

Added by William Douglas on June 7, 2010 at 3:47am — No Comments

What is going on with FamilySearch?

In the not too distant past, I had a lot of news to share about

FamilySearch. There were upgrades to New FamilySearch, new additions to

Record Search and whole lot of other things going on. Recently, things

have apparently, at least from the perspective of an outsider, slowed

down considerably. I thought it might be a good idea to take stock and

evaluate each of the more accessible websites from FamilySearch.

First, let's take a look at the parent… Continue

Added by James Tanner on June 6, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

roll call surnames I am researching, Harrison, Fayette, Marion, Preston Co WV and Pa, GreeneCo

researching Miller, Matheny, Bosworth, Boggess, Breakiron, Lewis, Johnson, Short, Runner, Kennedy, Brailsford, Robinson, Dorsey, Stiers, Hill, Fittro, Murphy, Loughry, Laughery, Thompson, Cox, Gain, Hickman, Hurst, Plant, Wentworth..... these are on the paternal side of my family.

Added by Diana Jones on June 6, 2010 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Archie Kelley Family in Kansas City Kansas early 1900's

I have found Archie Kelley with wife Berniece in the 1930 Census in Quindaro, Kansas City Kansas with Children and other family. He is age 26 and born in Kansas. I can find no other information on this Kelley family. There other Kelley families scattered in Kansas and an archibald Kelley in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri but the information on them does not match Archie and Berniece Kelley Family.

Any Help would be appreciated..

Added by Glenn Dunavan on June 5, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Strange names from the Family Tree!

An assortment of interesting names pulled from my database. Every one of them is an actual name!

I suppose that some of these names were fashionable in their own time. My name, Heather, is now a popular name, but when my mother first named me the pediatrician said “That’s a dog’s…


Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on June 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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