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July 2009 Blog Posts (382)

Wikipedia map tricks help genealogical searches

Check out the latest map tricks for using Wikipedia to find places... See

Added by James Tanner on July 28, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

Michael John Neill's Casefile Clues Column Moving...

For over ten years, I have written regular columns about my research experience, first for Ancestry and most recently for Dick Eastman. Starting this week, my weekly "how-to" column "Casefile Clues" will be available exclusively through subscription through my website I am very excited about the move. Our first issue will be sent out the first weekend of August.

I have written over 400 columns about my research experiences both in the United States and… Continue

Added by Michael John Neill on July 28, 2009 at 7:35am — No Comments

Featherstone and Variants

Looking for Featherstone Information worldwide, willing to share some 12 years of collecting information.
Founder member of the Featherstone Society a one name study group for Fe(a)therston((e)haugh) You can join via

Featherstone Castle in Northumberland, England

Added by William Paul Featherstone on July 28, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Looking for Sandercocks

My main genealogical activity in the last couple of weeks has been chasing up our Sandercock - Saundercock families. I've just blogged about the earliest ancestors, William Sandercock and Mary Verran, with a picture of their tombstone in Cardinham churchyard in Cornwall, England, over on our main family history blog.

I started a new genealogy database file where I've tried… Continue

Added by Steve Hayes on July 28, 2009 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel HAWTHORNE Jr (1804-1864), U.S. consul to Liverpool, England (1853-1858), surveyor for the port of Salem (1845-1849), Boston customhouse weigher (1839-1841), writer (1825-1863), graduated Bowdoin College 1825. Published a number of volumes of short stories and novels, notably Twice Told Tales (1837 and 1842), Mosses from an Old Manse (1846), The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851), Tanglewood Tales (1853), and The Marble… Continue

Added by Anne Kathryn on July 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Added another generation - discovered my g-g-g-grandfather today

Today marked a very important day. Armed with the knowledge there was a reference to my great-grandfather, Dan Kelly, in J. Sterling Morton's 1905 Illustrated History of Nebraska, I took off for the local library (just one block from my workplace), found the book, opened it to the biographical section and right before my eyes saw the name of William D. Kelly who was married to Mary Casey. These were Dan's parents.

Little did I know that the biographical sketch would tell me that… Continue

Added by Susan in Nebraska on July 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Grooms Family Research

Today I did a search on Grooms family in S.C. and Grooms Family in America.I found a lot of imformation that needs sorting through.Maybe I will find family connections to Chesterfield County , S.C. Alligator Province prior to 1850.I have a Grooms family there in 1820,1830 and 1840, but not sure which family is mine.

Added by Carole Ann Jordan on July 27, 2009 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Free RootsMagic Classes, Cool Prizes, and Fun Buttons at BYU Conference

Come see us at the BYU Family History Conference this week (Tuesday July 28th – Friday July 31st). Visit our booth, attend our classes, or take away one of our $1,000 worth of prizes! You don’t even have to be registered for the conference to attend the class or be eligible for the prizes.

Free RootsMagic Classes!

Come learn about the new features in RootsMagic 4 ( including our award-winning integration with… Continue

Added by Bruce Buzbee on July 27, 2009 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Looking For Relatives Of Margarie Farren

I recently Order a Birth Certificate from NARA Looking for Winifred Farren Of which they did not have but what i did

get was a Birth Certificate Of Margarie Farren Who was born the same year my Grandmother was born .

Margarie Farren Was Born March 4 1894 Her Parents are Mary McElkinney and James Farren . He Has the same exact name as my Great Grandfather But not the same person.

I want to E-mail or Mail it to the rightful owner in this case Her Relatives Please contact me… Continue

Added by Barbara Bosy on July 27, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Salt Lake Family History Expo ‘A Massive Family Reunion’

A massive family reunion will descend on Sandy, Utah, Aug. 28 and 29. All relatives – dead and alive – are invited to the 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah Family History Expo! This event is an opportunity for everyone to connect with the past, present and future through family history research.

You really can hang out with your great-great grandmother by reading the journals she kept and shared through… Continue

Added by Holly T. Hansen on July 27, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Ellis Island Immigration Journal- John Peter Bowden Roberts 1915- Leeds, England to Beverly, Massachusetts

Although I have many ancestors who came from England on the Mayflower or with the Winthrop Fleet, I also have some ancestors who came to Massachusetts via Ellis Island in 1915. My grandmother, Bertha Louise Roberts, was just nineteen years old at the time, and she traveled from Leeds, Yorkshire with her parents and her older brother, Horace. My great –grandparents were John Peter Bowden Roberts and his wife, Emma Frances Warren. John Roberts had a job… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on July 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mikruta Family

I'am looking for family members. They include GUMUKA, MIKRUTA, KNAPIK, NISKI(Niskey) families. We
settled in Amsterdam, the early 1900's. My Grandfather was Jakob Mikruta, his wife was Helene Gumuka.
My Grandfather (maturnal) was Wladyslaw Niskey, his wife was Malgozata Knapik.

Added by Gary E. Mikruta on July 27, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

Looking for lost siblings conrad, parker, trueblood

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 — No Comments

RICHARD TAYLOR born 1880's to 1899

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 — No Comments

Egbert Family

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 — No Comments

Deaf: Alice Cogswell

Alice COGSWELL (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 — 1 Comment

Family Tree Connection - Update (26/Jul/2009)

Family Tree Connection

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 — No Comments

Best of the Genealogy Blogs - July 19-25, 2009

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 — No Comments

Knupp Family

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 — No Comments

Rebholz Family

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 — No Comments

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