Saturday, August 11, 2007

Trees on rootsweb and ancestry

HelpDesk: Common Questions: "Family trees submitted to (WorldConnect Project) and (Ancestry World Tree and Online Family Tree) were recently merged into one master database, which can be viewed from either site. You must use the tools at the original upload site to edit or remove any of the family trees appearing in the database."
more How do I edit or delete my family tree? How do I remove duplicate files?

and Rootsweb HelpDesk: Common Questions


Cyndi's List - Podcasts for Genealogy

Cyndi Howells wrote 03-Aug 2007
I just put a new category online:
Podcasts for Genealogy
It is small, but gives you a few ideas of what some people are
thinking to do with them.

genealogy podcast - Google Search


Old North Burying Ground, Middlefield, CT: "Middlefield is so named so because it's halfway between Middletown and Durham, Middletown and Meriden. For such a small community, Middlefield has an abundance of wonderful history that goes back to the late 1600's and many first settlers of Connecticut. The Old North Burying Ground was established for those living west of Middletown and the first burial was in 1738."

link from Blog which is mostly full of vandalization stories

BTW in Denmark heavy rains are causing sink holes of up to half a meter when coffins collapse under the weight of the saturated soil. . . so walk carefully between the graves.

Cambrian newspaper Wales

City and County of Swansea - Cambrian Index Online: "he Cambrian was the first English-language newspaper to be published in Wales, running from 1804 - 1930. Swansea Library Service is proud to announce that a computerised index to the contents of a large number of the newspaper's issues is now freely available - follow the links below for instructions on how to use the search, what to expect and the search itself

Cambrian Index Search

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How do I use the Cambrian Index Online?

Information on how to use the online Cambrian Index

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The Cambrian Indexing Project

An introduction to the Cambrian Newspaper and the Cambrian Index

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Using your results

What do I do next?

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Alan Phipps

Alan Phipps, Genealogist. English Genealogical Research / English Family History
" Alan PHIPPS was Accredited in English genealogical research in 1971 by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and has traced the history of over 5000 English families for over 1350 clients using records at the library and on location in England. He offers professional services from performing a single search to tracing complete English pedigrees.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

specualtion about Albert Edward Collingridge

Collingridge (1875-1945):
"1871 Philip LITTLE possibly identified in English census (Little_censuses)

1880 Albert Edward immigrates to the US as noted in census (1910 census)
1880 US census shows no sign of Philip and Jane LITTLE, nor Albert Edward
1880 Albert Edward, with Philip and Jane LITTLE emigrates from England, probably via Ireland,
bound for Canada
1881 English census shows no sign of Philip and Jane LITTLE, nor Albert Edward
1886 Albert Edward immigrates to the US per obit years in US (Obit)
1886 Albert Edward, with Philip and Jane LITTLE, enters the US (Obit)
1891 English census shows no sign of Philip and Jane LITTLE, nor Albert Edward
1896 Albert immigrates, joins army. Speculation from age ~21 & possible 10 yr error in obit."

"Albert Edward" Collingridge - Google Search
"Albert Edward" Collingridge - Google Groups: "Results 1 - 100 of 425"
I remember this endless thread driving me crazy - Search Immigration Records which have been updated

California Genealogical Society

California Genealogical Society and Library: "The California Genealogical Society, organized in San Francisco on February 12, 1898, is one the premier genealogical resources in Northern California. The Library is rich in genealogy reference materials, both standard and unique, covering people and places in California and the rest of the country. The Society offers research services, online one-of-a-kind genealogical indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 30,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and from around the World."

Peterson, Nancy Simons.

Raking the ashes :
genealogical strategies for pre-1906 San Francisco research / Nancy Simons Peterson.

Oakland, CA : California Genealogical Society, 2006.
204 p. : illus., maps ; 28 cm.

California Genealogical Society and Library
A California Resource for Genealogy
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3017 USA
510-663-1358 fax: 510-663-1596

Peterson, "Nancy Simons" genealogy - Google Search

genealogical holidays

Trace your family tree during travels - Travel - "When budding travellers meet history buffs it is a perfect union for tracing a family tree.

The intriguing business of constructing a thorough history of descendants is easier than it sounds with the endless resources just a mouse click away.

VisitBritain in conjunction with the genealogy website found that about five per cent of North American, Australian and New Zealand tourists to the United Kingdom were embarking on ancestry tours last year.

They expect this figure to double over the next 12 months.

PR Director for Simon Ziviani says the team wasn't surprised at the increasing interest in family history.

Mr Ziviani says that the internet has made it much easier for people to access massive amounts of historical information."

creativematch: Leger looks to Ancestry: "Leger Holidays, provider of European Battlefield breaks, has partnered with online family history website,, in a number of cross promotions that will benefit both parties by sharing audiences and increasing brand awareness.

The first stage of the promotional work has already kicked off, which includes a Leger offer on marketing material, event leaflets as well as a promotional block and the link on the website. This will provide’s audience with a 10 per cent discount off Leger breaks.

In return, Leger has given space and a link on the Leger website, as well as in the latest battlefields brochure, providing a 20 per cent discount off the family history subscription.

Huw Williams, Marketing Director at Leger Holidays, said: “Over the past few years there has been increasing interest in retracing family footsteps and what was once a specialist subject has been catapulted into the mainstream.

“Traditionally, Leger’s battlefield tours have attracted enthusiasts and war veterans, however in recent years we have seen this offering become more appealing to a wider audience, and this deal with allows us to attract a raft of new customers who already have an interest in history.

“With several high-profile war anniversaries and our biggest ever selection of battlefield"

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Denmark Rootsweb list

Welcome to the Denmark Rootsweb list FAQ site!:

"The Denmark list at Roots Web is primarily intended to help descendants of Danish emigrants to get started in Danish genealogy. It is not intended to do for them what they could and should be doing for themselves. It is intended to help them establish a 'foothold' in Denmark and to give advice as to methods for proceeding both backward and forward in time. However, postings to the list may be very broad in scope, including nearly anything involving Denmark and Danish descendants anywhere. Topics may include travel, humor, costs, history, geography, language, mythology, etc.

Postings to the list are usually in English as that is the language spoken by most descendants of Danish emigrants. Where it suits anyone's purpose, there is no reason a posting cannot be in Danish. But postings in English should be in good English! Remember that the subscribers to the list who are able to provide the most help learned English as a second language. Excellent though their English may be, there is no excuse for burdening them with misspellings, bad grammar, omitted words, wrong words, improper punctuation, and improper capitalization. Please read through that which you have written and correct mistakes before hitting the 'send' button.

One of the problems in genealogy is the deciphering of abbreviations in old records. There is not much that can be done about the fact that our ancestors abbreviated but we don't have to encumber the present with our own abbreviations. For the benefit of Danes and older Americans, please spell out the names of American States.

The postings which are most likely to result in a successful outcome are those which provide the most information. Tell everything you know and how you came to know it.

The postings which are least likely to result in a successful outcome are those which say something like "I am researching the surname Jensen; I would like to be contacted by others researching the same surname." Only in very unusual cases can a search by surname have any meaning in Denmark -- and then only for names not ending in -sen. Through most of the 1800s and earlier, the vast majority of Danes did not have surnames. Their last names were patronyms which changed from generation to generation. For a more detailed explanation on patronyms see the links page "Starting Research"."

useful url

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Family Tree Maker OLDER

Family Tree Maker - Find Answers Family Tree Maker - (Page 1 of 28): "We've got answers
Get answers to the most frequently asked Family Tree Maker questions."

this old and vital knowledge base has moved to make room for FTM 2008

USGenWeb Project

Jackson County, Indiana: "Jackson County on map

Jackson County was the 14th county to be organized in Indiana Territory. It was formed from Washington and Jefferson counties, and named after General Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. Fort Vallonia was the first county seat, but it was moved to Brownstown that same year. Brownstown remains the county seat today. Jackson County is divided into 12 Townships; Brownstown, Carr, Driftwood, Grassy Fork, Hamilton, Jackson, Owen, Pershing, Redding, Salt Creek, Vernon and Washington. It covers an area of 509 square miles. In 2000, the population was 41,335.

Surrounding counties are; Bartholomew, Brown, Jennings, Lawrence, Monroe, Scott and Washington."

and a related blog Jackson County Site on Blogspot

INGenWeb - Indiana Genealogy Online -- Free Genealogy and Family History Online - The USGenWeb Project: "We are a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well"

lots more USGenWeb Project - Google Search

Monday, August 06, 2007

Irish Genealogy

Irish Genealogy on the NET :: Index

1796 Irish Flax Growers List.
All the Irish Flax Growers records that I can find are posted here. If you have more please post.

1851 Co. Antrim Census
Contains the remnants of the 1851 Census of Ireland for Co. Antrim as they appear on the microfilm at the FHC of the LDS
Moderator irishgen

Contains the remnants of the 1851 Census of Ireland for Co. Antrim that are being converted to make an index.

Griffiths Valuation 1861-62 of Co.Antrim--by Parish

Liam wrote:-

The Forum is for all Ireland but my main input is Co. Antrim you are welcome
to add data for any of the 32 Counties.
Otherwise the Forum is open to all viewers and like everything I do FREE

missing knowledge base - Family Tree Maker software Board - Vista Update "Page not found": "Just purchased Family Tree Maker 16 Deluxe. Unfortunately I also have a new computer that has Windows Vista. The install prompted me that there' a known compatability issue, but could get the fix from the vendor website. Directed to a 'page not found'. Anyone out there know if the fix is really being provided?"

The exact web page that Vista directs us to is:

This produces the message:

"Page Not Found
The page cannot be found.

Are you looking for a resource on our old site?
Try clicking the link below, or visit."

And there is NO link below!! See the attached .jpg showing the page.

TGN is in disgrace already

genealogy conference season :: MONTANA State genealogy conference set: "The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum will host a statewide genealogy conference on Oct. 5-6.

'In Search of Our Ancestors' will be at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana.

The program includes several national speakers as well as representatives from the National Archives, Bureau of Land Management, Montana counties and a local researcher of pioneers and area history.

A tour of Billings cemeteries will be Oct. 4 before the conference starts."

Montana State Genealogical Societyfooter: "The 18th Annual MSGS Conference will be held at the “Holiday Inn Grand Montana”, in Billings on October 5th & 6th, 2007. Review the schedule, print out page 7 and send in for registration."

Indiana Genealogical Society: Elkhart Hosts Genealogy Workshop: "The Elkhart County Genealogical Society ( will hold their annual Genealogy Workshop on October 27 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Rush Memorial Center (304 Vistula St., Bristol IN). Shirley Gage Hodges will be the featured speaker. Her topics include:

* 'Maps, Gazetteers, and Directories'
* 'Church Records'
* 'Newspapers: A Valuable Research Tool'
* 'The Internet: Blessings and Curses'"

Family Tree Maker 2008 RC1

ThinkGenealogy » Easter Egg in Family Tree Maker 2008 RC1: "Mark Tucker is a software architect by day and a family historian on as many nights and weekends as possible."

Ancestor Search Blog: Family Tree Maker 2008 Beta WebSearch: "FTM has had a complete program rebuild from the ground up. If you have been using FTM for a long while as I have (about 12 years), you will see that the FTM 2008 interface looks completely different. I believe that with version 2008 they are building a strong foundation for the next generation of FTM. Because it is a new program, and not just an add-on upgrade to the old version, some things are done differently than before, so you might consider downloading the beta to check it out.

. . . I like FTM2008 but everyone has different needs and wants in a genealogy program . People have different sized family tree files and different computer configurations. People may use different features than I do. For example, I didn't try the merge feature of FTM 2008 since that is something I never use, but if it is important to you, consider downloading the beta to see if it works for you the way you want.

I think it is great that the FTM 2008 beta has been made available for the public to try before they buy. Because this program is different from previous versions, give yourself time to give the program a good workout to see how things function."

I found the difficulty of entering data in the family view completely discouraging

"family tree maker" - Google News

"family tree maker" beta - Google Search

Sunday, August 05, 2007

FreeREG updated

FreeREG - Somerset and Bristol

french reviews

From time to time reviews of interesting software already announced on the French version of GeneaSofts.

Latebreakingnews - GeneaNet: "Searching your ancestors in the GeneaNet collaborative database: 3-Cross-Database Search"

The Generations Network

The Generations Network - Provo, UT on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Picture 4, originally uploaded by Sean at

text blog2

Member Activity by Age Group (contribution of content) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: " 2.0 member activity by age group. Enthusiasts are people who contribute 4 or more times a month, where a contribution means upload anything, comment on anything, create anything new on the site (News post, SnapGenie Story, etc.)."

Flickr: Photos from Sean at

the guys in Provo share stuff
Flickr Photo Download: Forms

Forms, originally uploaded by Sean at

test blogged from flickr