Saturday, July 18, 2009

Family Tree Maker User

Family Tree Maker User: Marriage Notes, Version 16 to Version 2009: "These are notes from a Family Tree Maker user. This user has no affiliation with The Generations Network, only a user of this program. The use of this program enables me to manage my Genealogy Research for the Worthington Surname."
Blogger: User Profile: Russ
Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: User Home Pages: Searching the WORTHINGTON Surname

Friday, July 17, 2009

Chadbourne Family Association

Chadbourne Family Association: "This site shares knowledge of ancestors and descendants of Chadbournes who came by 1634 to the Kittery/Berwick area of southern Maine (incl descendants of daughters), as well as history of that area. Help is provided for those interested to learn more."

Family History Expos ::

Salt Lake City Family History Expo 2009 ::: "August 28 - 29, 2009"
(very slow connection)

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Why Cloud Computing Makes Sense for Genealogy:
. . . . "Looking at genealogy applications, we see that cloud computing is in its infancy. There are only two true cloud computing genealogy applications today: (formerly known as and has not enjoyed much commercial success in the marketplace. Indeed, most genealogists have probably never heard of has been more successful and continues to attract new customers.

While both products qualify as 'cloud computing' services, the two are very different in operation. The most notable difference is in the decision of whether or not to share data. has only one database, and all customers share it. Everyone can see everyone else's data and can link their families together when they discover information about common ancestors and other relatives that other customers of the service may already have entered., however, provides a separate, isolated database for each customer. There is no linking to pre-existing data in does allow the customer to grant access to others, if he or she wishes to do so. Nobody can ever see the customer's data, however, until he or she grants such access to others on an individual-by-individual basis.

No discussion of genealogy cloud computing is complete without a mention of, New, The Next Generation, or PhpGedView. These products vary widely in design and implementation, but all of them allow multiple people to run genealogy applications in distant computers. In addition, the latest versions of RootsMagic and AncestralQuest have the capability to exchange data with cloud computing databases.
However, neither of these last two products uses cloud computing for its core functionality."

and I would add any fanily tree you can edit and add to online

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: "database of slaving voyages - over 10 million Africans transported to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
It offers researchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover the reality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history."

Family History Expos

About « Family History Expos Genealogy Blog: "Welcome to the Family History Expos Genealogy Blog. This is your forum. Subscribe to our blog to stay in tune with the latest information about upcoming events, new research tools, the latest technology, new plus tried and true research and presentation techniques!"
fhexpos - Google Search seems to be down

FamilySearch Labs Blog

FamilySearch Labs Blog: "FamilySearch Alpha Design Concepts - Hot off the Press
23 Jun 2009 by Dan Lawyer

We’ve been working to refine the designs of the FamilySearch Alpha project. Thanks to so many of you that have provided feedback through comments on the blog or using our feedback links. Please keep it coming. Here are some almost-but-not-quite-ripe design concepts. Take a look and let us know what you think."

FamilySearch Labs: "FamilySearch Alpha

We're starting a major renovation to the website. We hope to make it a place where people can come together and work on their family history. We'll build it here on labs where you can monitor our progress and give feedback as we go. As always, please use the feedback link to tell us what you think."

The mysqli error was: Too many connections.

Genealogists and Social Networking

How Genealogists Use Social Networking | WorldVitalRecords Blog: "The advent of the Internet opened up a new world for genealogists. For the first time, genealogist could find the information that they needed at their fingertips. Like the opportunities that the Internet brought, social networking has opened up new possibilities that promise to enhance genealogy even more."

hardly news

many of us have been networking for many years via and AOL and older BBS and Usenet - Google Groups: "Lookup: 'genealogy'"

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Panoramio - Photos of the World

from my usenet email:-
Who can help me ?!
Are the photos
at the correct place ?
If not mail me the correct co-ordinates, please

now you could also post historic photos or even images of family trees - food for thought

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FamilyLink Launches New Genealogy Networking Site

FamilyLink Launches New Genealogy Networking Site: "Tuesday, July 14, 2009

FamilyLink Launches New Genealogy Networking Site

Provo, Utah-based FamilyLink, the new geneaology startup run by former MyFamily CEO Paul Allen, said Tuesday that the firm has launched a new web site,, focused on allowing people to research and share their family history with others. FamilyLink, which is venture backed by vSpring Capital, TTP Capital Advisors, and angel investors, said the new social networking site allows anyone to join and create social groups around family history. The site also allows members to upload photos and videos, share family trees, and chat with others.
posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009"

Schwallbach updated

Schwallbach MORFARS FAMILIE: "Hans Schwallbach og Alexandra Eichfuss

Da Hans Schwallbach og Alexandra Eichfuss traf hinanden, var han en velrenommeret borger i Arensburg på øen Ösel. Men sådan var det ikke fra begyndelsen. Han var bondesøn fra en lille landsby under godset Stein-Fickel i den vestlige del af Estland, mens hendes far var ’ Arendator (godsforpagter), Accise-Beamter (noget med skatteinddrivelse), Bürger und Hutmachermeister (hattemagermester), Postcommissair’ og oprindelig stammede fra Øen Mohn, eller Muhu, som den hedder i dag, nabo til øen Ösel, eller som den nu kaldes: Saaremaa."

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Musselwhite The Musselwhite Name in History: The Generations Network: Books: "The Musselwhite Name in History (Paperback)
by The Generations Network (Author)"

Product Description
The Musselwhite Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Musselwhite name.

The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history,

This particular book follows the Musselwhite family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Musselwhite name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the Musselwhite last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Musselwhite name settled and where they may reside today in the United Kingdom and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your Musselwhite family name book.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: (October 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.2 inches

TATAM one name study

"I'm related to the Walnut Whip Poisoner!" - Spalding Today: "A MAN'S desire to trace his family tree led to him discovering that he is related to the infamous 'Walnut Whip Poisoner'.
Spalding resident Michael Shepherd was inspired to trace his ancestors after watching the BBC programme 'Who do you think you are?' and was shocked to uncover a murky episode in his family's past via genealogy website

For Michael (42) is the second cousin, thrice removed, of Walter Frank Tatam, famous for attempting to kill the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police by sending him Walnut Whips laced with arsenic in 1922.

The commissioner, Sir William Horwood, collapsed in agony after eating the sweet, which he believed to have been from his daughter, only to be saved by a glass of brandy and some quick work by police surgeons.

Tatam, of Balham, London, was charged with intent to commit murder, but while in court he claimed to have heard voices coming from his garden hedges and was found to be insane.

Mr Seymour, who was born in Harlow, Essex, said: 'When I started my research three years ago I had no idea that I would discover an infamous ancestor like Walter!

'I had a basic family tree for the Tatams within three months of starting my research. I knew there had to be a connection due to the relatively small number of Tatams living in England."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Looking 4 Kin Genealogy Blog

Looking 4 Kin Genealogy Blog: World Vital Records: "World Vital Records

Now this is a subscription site but I will recommend that you check out this site on a regular basis. As they add new databases to their site they allow free access to them for 10 days.
Sure this is a great way to drum up business but also a very good way to get some very good information for free when on a tight budget.
Though I now have a subscription to this site, I used the free access for almost a year and found lots of information to make it well worth my time.

So here is what you do click on the following link and when the home page opens up click on view all databases the free ones show you how many days are remaining."

Estonian genealogy

Gutshöfe Estlands - der beste Reiseführer in die Welt der Gutshöfe

from my email:-
This link is useful if you do Estonian genealogy

Here is the link to Danish herregårde:

Catholic Church Local History and Ancestors Genealogy Research

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birth, Death and Marriage in New Zealand

Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records: "The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:

* Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
* Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
* Marriages and eventually Civil Unions that occurred at least 80 years ago
* Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago."

Kew archives cuts

Historians furious as Kew archives are 'dumbed down' - Home News, UK - The Independent: "concern is growing that public access is under threat after an announcement that it is to reduce opening hours, limit access to original documents and lay off a number of specialist archivists.

Leading historians, including Antony Beevor and Saul David, have this weekend expressed anger and dismay at the proposed cuts. Professor David told The Independent on Sunday: 'The future history of our country is at stake" . . . .

Managers closed the facility on 30 June 2009 for a special meeting in which they informed staff of the proposed changes. These include reducing opening hours from six days per week to five from March 2010 – the chosen extra day of closure, apart from Sunday, being Monday – and getting rid of 35 of 105 specialist posts to shave £4.2m from the budget.

But job cuts will not affect those at management level or in the press or marketing departments. The closure represents a 16 per cent reduction in public opening hours.
Yet according to sources at TNA, that will make savings of only around 3 per cent in terms of recruitment because staff will still have to come in on that day to fulfil other functions.