Saturday, February 16, 2008

Karl Dane: family tree updated

Karl Dane: family tree for Karl Dane

and typically I forgot to enter one newly discovered date of death

DSC02981 Copenhagen Kommune hospital church book listing dead males

DSC02985 wonderful binding and the maker's label
in a couple of years time these danish records will also be on line up to about 1925
Statens Arkivers Arkivalieronline the present cut off date is about 1892
and we will no longer have easy access to the originals

you may search Daisy: "Statens Arkiver Arkivalieinformationssystem"
and the hospital records too here STARBAS: "Københavns Stadsarkivs Arkivdatabase"

Kindred Konnections

Genealogy, Ancestry and Family History Search, Family Tree
has anyone tried these trees?

MyTrees Online - the first FREE Internet based Genealogy program features:
  • Upload a GEDCOM
  • Enter your Family Tree Online
  • Add Pictures & Notes
  • Share Your Research with Family & Friends
Kindred Konnections - Google Search

Friday, February 15, 2008

Openings in Copenhagen

Nyhedsbrev #403 - uge 7 2008
going to see some art this evening

Thursday, February 14, 2008

variations of the VADEN surname

Index: "Vaden Family Genealogical Research Center. . .
For the time being, my data is stored in a database in the Worldconnect project section in In order to view the data that I have to date, you can click on ‘DATABASE’ above or you can click on ‘SURNAMES’ above. The SURNAME option will take you to pages where you can select the individual in which you are interested. As I create the Family Group Sheets, I will be changing the link under the Surname/Given Name page from the Worldconnect page to this website

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: The Vaden Family Genealogical Research Center

see also:-
The Vaden Family Genforum Board, The Vaden Family Message Board at Rootsweb, and The Vaden Family Mailing List at Rootweb. For the purpose of this Research Center I have chosen to use The Vaden Family Mailing List.

but is is also best to maintain a prescence on WorldConnect as well

One-name study Mauchline

"The Mauchline name can now be found all over the English-speaking world however, its origins are truly Scottish, most likely originally from the area around the present day village of Mauchline, in Ayrshire. Today Mauchline is famous Worldwide for the antique transfer printed wooden objects called Mauchline-ware.

There are two main family groups, one based in the West of Scotland and the other in the Borders. The name is primarily spelled ‘Mauchline’, however variants with just about every conceivable spelling exists including: Mauchlan, Mauchlin, Mauchlen, Mauchlain, Mauchlyn, Maughlin and Maughlyn. In most families the spelling changes between generations due to illiteracy and probably some heavy accents. Today most of the variants have survived in distinctive groupings."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Library search tools

25 Beta Research Tools from Libraries Around the World - College "Tools Used at College and University Libraries

Check out this list for academically-minded beta search tools sponsored by universities around the world."

  1. Quick Start: Brigham Young University: This program, used at BYU's Harold B. Lee Library, lets students tailor their search to books, articles, or a combination of the two. Powered by the GoogleScholar Beta, Quick Start points researchers in the right direction from the very beginning.
  2. Google Scholar: Google Scholar and Google Advanced Scholar Search are popular beta tools that allow researchers to search academic journals, books, articles and other materials.
  3. New Search (BETA) -- Library of Congress: This simple tool lets researchers search just the Library of Congress website, U.S. historical collections, LofC online catalog, prints and photographs online catalog, the THOMAS Legislative Information System, or all 5 at once. It's the first time the library has given its users a chance to search all areas of the site by typing in keywords only once.
  4. WorldCat: WorldCat connects libraries all over the world with information on the Internet. Many university libraries like the University of Washington, Trinity College, Wheaton College, the University of Minnesota and the University of Arizona all use WorldCat to enhance student, faculty and personal research abilities. Features like custom-designed search lists, shareable search results and browser plugins have made this beta a success so far.
  5. Sustainability of Digital Formats: Planning for Library of Congress Collections: This project aims to redesign and evaluate a new system of describing content with appropriate digital formats, making it easier for users to search through catalogs and databases.
  6. Google Book Search Library Project: Google's popular Book Search is now working with libraries to incorporate their card catalogs into Google's beta tool. Users will be able to find copyrighted books as well as books that are out of print.
  7. THOMAS: The Library of Congress is developing another search tool, called THOMAS. Researchers seeking legislative materials like the Congressional Record, U.S. treaties and more. Users can search the entire database with only one search box and choose to search by sponsor or topic.
  8. LibWorm: This beta helps you "search the biblioblogosphere and beyond." When you want to start your search on the Internet but only want to find library-related material, this tool can help. By pulling information from over 1500 RSS feeds in categories like academic libraries, government libraries, law libraries, podcasts: librarianship, medical libraries and more.

Learn More | "a single, shared family tree built by people all over the world.

The OneGreatFamily Tree is a powerful genealogy database that is shared and built by people like you from all over the world. Everyone's genealogy ties into the OneGreatFamily Tree."

Internet-Based Collective Family Tree
Examples: OneGreatFamily

Everybody works on one single on-line family tree, but each user maintains a unique view of how his or her family lines connect into the single on-line family tree. All duplication is automatically eliminated. System automatically searches for new connec-tions and ancestors for you, and automatically merges them for you.

Only one in the world. Greatly reduces tedious work and time spent, focusing you on key decisions. Full chaining occurs, so that tying into the core tree often results in tens of thousands of ancestors automatically added to your tree.

Linked Family Trees
Examples: Ancestry OneWorldConnect(sm)

Each submitted tree is maintained separate from the other trees in the collection, but links are formed between apparently identical people. Links may lead to other family trees or proprietary genealogy content.

Because trees aren’t automatically merged, you have to review and accept even completely obvious matches. Links sometimes require an additional paid subscription.

A Collection of Family Trees
Examples: World Family Tree Ancestry Family Tree GenCircles

Each submitted tree is maintained separately and distinctly from other trees in the collection. You can manually search for your ancestors in the trees in the collection. If you find an ancestor, you must download the tree and merge it into your tree using PC software.

You do all the searching and merging work yourself. Sometimes older versions of a newly submitted tree are still present.

How We're Different | "Six important differences between OneGreatFamily and other online family tree collections . . . ."

the only problem is that GIGO and guesswork may corrupt the data

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Genbox Family History Genealogy Software: "offers you all the tools, with all the power and flexibility, that you have been wishing for in your genealogy software. Family tree charts, genealogy research reports, search, media, full source citations, and much more. Genbox puts you in control!"

recommended by:- - printed family trees showing your ancestors. A beautiful way to show your heritage, family history and ancestry.: "With thousands of satisfied customers we are without doubt the Number One family tree printing company in the U.K. We specialise in printing your Family Tree onto one piece of paper. We offer a world wide 24 hours a day service. We also offer family tree printing in a variety of different languages. Our company is run by genealogists for genealogists."

but I stick with FTM 16


Genealogical Society of South Africa | GSSA Website

My Biggest Genealogy Breakthrough.
 Eight Speakers. Eight stories.  Five minutes each.

It sounds like great listening. Thereafter follows questions and talking.

This is what will happen on 16 February 2008 during the monthly meeting of the West Gauteng Branch of the GSSA. The eight persons who will share their stories are all members of the branch.

Other detail of the meeting is: Place: Dutch Reformed Church, Philips Avenue, Discovery, Roodepoort; Time: 14:00; Entrance fee: R5,00 for refreshments. Everybody welcome. Map at

which sounds like a concept for a meeting worth taking up world wide

Kew News

News | Births, marriages and deaths indexes free online at The National Archives: "14 January 2008

In response to growing demand, The National Archives has agreed free onsite internet access to the birth, deaths and marriages indexes, through, the UK family history website.

From 1 November 2007, users at The National Archives´ Kew site, and on the first floor of the Family Records Centre in Myddleton Street, up until 15 March 2008, will have free access to the digitised indexes, for an initial one-year trial period.

James Strachan, Head of Public Services and Marketing at The National Archives, said: 'The National Archives is always looking to improve its services, and develop customer experience. Following numerous requests from the public, we have come to this agreement with which enables us to get even closer to providing a comprehensive family history service.'"

News | Surplus used microfilms and microfiche offered for disposal: "Due to the relocation of our Family Records Centre services to Kew, The National Archives is offering the following batches of redundant microfilms and microfiche, free, on a first-come, first-served basis:"

News | Significantly reduced seating capacity in reading rooms at Kew until late spring 2008: "Improvement to services provided at Kew, including critical building work will continue until late spring 2008"

Transfer of The National Archives' services from the Family Records Centre

All services provided by The National Archives at the Family Records Centre (FRC) are transferring to Kew. These will no longer be available at the FRC after 15 March 2008. The fully integrated services will be available at Kew from 25 March 2008. Access to microfilm/microfiche and computer terminals at Kew will be particularly limited during the period 17-20 March 2008 inclusive.

News | Operational Selection Policies for public consultation: "The National Archives has issued two draft Operational Selection Policies (OSPs) for public consultation. One is for government case files relating to competition (OSP 43) and the other for OFWAT, the Water Services Regulation Authority, (OSP 47). You"

News | 30-year rule review - independent consultation launched: "The Prime Minister announced on 25 October that he has commissioned a review of when historical records are transferred to The National Archives and largely opened to public access. This currently happens 30 years after an event, and the Prime Minister's review will look at whether this period should be reduced."

The review team has now launched the 30-year rule review website. You can contribute your views to the 30-year rule review until Friday 29 February 2008 by filling in the online questionnaire.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Linkpendium old news

Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA > North Carolina > Statewide resources > Ethnic
Linkpendium: "The Definitive Directory with Genealogy Links (6,529,198)"

January 27-29, 2008:

  • We've had so much snow up here during the last week (24+ inches, which is a lot for Pine Mountain Club) that the telecom infrasture collapsed and we lost both our Internet T1s and our plain old voice telephone service for about 38 hours. We're back now.

Linkpendium's first public facilities are in production now. We expect to be rolling out further functionality at a rapid pace.

Linkpendium is being developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian Leverich, founders of the extremely popular RootsWeb genealogical community site. At the time of its merger with Ancestry in June 2000, RootsWeb had about 600,000 registered users, was serving about 100,000,000 Web page views monthly, and was delivering about 160,000,000 pieces of email monthly to the subscribers of its 18,000 mailing lists. The company had more than 40 employees and operated its own 7,000 square foot network operations center in Bakersfield, CA.

Before founding RootsWeb, Karen was a member of the research staff at The RAND Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Karen's hobbies include genealogical research, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. She is a rated leader of the Sierra Club and past Chairman of the Hundred Peaks Section.

Before founding RootsWeb, Brian was a member of the research staff at The RAND Corporation. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Southern California and as Director of Statistical Systems and Credit Marketing Research at The Zale Corporation. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy Analysis from The RAND Graduate School. Brian's hobbies include genealogical research, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. He is a rated leader of the Sierra Club, Chair of the Hundred Peaks Section, and Adminstrative Chair of the Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Committee.

Anyone who wants to see pictures of Karen, Wolf (Brian), and their mountaineering friends at play are welcome to visit

Both Karen and Brian have been active on the ARPAnet / Internet for more than twenty-five years. They live surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest in a mountain cabin 60 miles north and 5,000 vertical feet above Los Angeles. The cabin is equipped with indifferently reliable indoor plumbing, an elderly and incontinent German Shepherd Dog named Eve, a white Siberian Husky named Pecos, a black kitten appropriately named Diablo, and a T1 data connection direct to the Internet backbone.

Contact Information:

Mailing address Linkpendium
P.O. Box 6798
Frazier Park, CA 93222-6798 USA

they kindly include some of my stuff:-

ªLapham Family: Surname Genealogy, Family History, Family Tree, Family Crest: "Linkpendium Lapham Family: Surname Genealogy, Family History, Family Tree, Family Crest"

unfortunately there is no LAPHAM family becasue it is topographic from North or South LOPHAM

north south LOPHAM - Google Search

LAPHAM Name Meaning and Origin: "
English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Somerset or Wiltshire, where the surname is clustered, but perhaps a variant of Lopham, a habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + ham ‘homestead’.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4"

and the arms used in USA is of the Freemasons or the Guild of Masons

LAPHAM arms: "Amor, Honor et Justitia"

about the "LAPHAM" crest

a better description might be:-
an arm in armour embowed to the sinister holding a sword
I have not found an example sinister but dexter is seen in several irish or scottish arms

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspaper Collection -
"You can now use quotation marks to search for exact phrases.
Example: 'Lincoln Assassination' or 'World War'"

which works in Keyword(s) field for census too

Dunfermline Journal, 1851-1931 -
"this database contains images of the Dunfermline Journal, the main local newspaper of Dunfermline, Scotland, dating from 1851-1931.

Newspapers are a rich source of information for genealogists, and often contain information not possible to get elsewhere. Local newspapers are famous for publishing as many names and details of local people as possible, covering events such as births, marriages, deaths, wedding anniversaries, personal achievements, and personal tragedies.

Dunfermline is the ancient capital of Scotland and home to the world’s first Carnegie Library (it was the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie). The newspapers contained in this collection come from Carnegie Library."

Paul Allen writes about his

“World Collection” from

The worldwide reach of the internet never ceases to amaze me. Earlier this week, after the announcement of our World Collection, containing genealogical data from more than 30 countries, I received an internal company email that said:

We now have subscribers from 48 countries. We increased our country count by 5 in January.
The bolded countries are new in January.

Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, East Timor, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Wallis and Futuna Islands

useful links

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