Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mastering Genealogical Proof Delivered Today


Dear Myrtle is running a class about the Mastering Genealogical Proof book.  It's a +google site, since I won't be able to do the class online interactively so I'll just take the class at my own pace.  My book arrived today, and I've downloaded the schedules and finding out going back to class is difficult merge my calendar with the class one.  Oh well, teaching an "old" dog new trick?  LOL  not old, just out of practice.  Thank Mrs Myrtle for the class.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

WOW find... or UGH find ???

Going though some old files, I found a 3.5 in green floppy disc.  Yup a whopping 1.44mb floppy disc.  I don’t have a computer that view the data, what else is in the file.  I find the notes from a research trip from January 2006.  In the file are copies of misc death certificates, notes about missing headstones and plots of children that had passed away too early. A few notes about the missing bits of road blocks which I had long since forgotten about.  Now to find someone who had a working 3.5 floppy.  Off to texting and facebooking and social media I go.  Within a short period of time, I have a couple of possibilities….  Let’s hope the disc that has survived the house fire, has some wonderful information on it.

Find a Grave

This website www.findagrave.com is quite interesting.  It features multiple things for the researching genealogy. Things that I like, if I find someone whom is not there, I can add them. Then add them to a virtual cemetery for my family.  Then if someone would like to leave virtual flowers or a memorial they may do so.  The one thing I do not like is if the information is already there, then the person that put it there could have put misinformation on it, or incomplete information.  Keeping in mind you can request to “submit an edit request” if they are an aunt/uncle or cousin or more than a couple generation grandparent.  If that person is a relative and meets the one or two steps of a guideline requests the person that is handling the item has the option to transfer it to you. They don’t have to, because they “own” the information.  This is frustrating, because for me for the longest time, I’ve tried to keep the virtual closeness of my extended family private.  Now with technology being what it is, it’s awesome and scary at the same time.  I find myself in a pickle, do I start putting everyone into these sites, so no one else does it? So I can be like the hoarder of information like others?  Or work within the rules, and ask and hope that the request is honored?  What do you think? 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Help with Arthur Daniel Wheeler & Rhonda Rebecca Fanning Wheeler

Where’s Arthur’s Father, When did Arthur die? Where did he meet Rhonda Rebecca Fanning? Where and when did she die?
Facts: Arthur Daniel Wheeler born July 18,1866 in Wheelock, Parents:Vermont to Sarah L Wheeler of Wheelock, Daniel Wheeler, Farmer. Married Rhonda Rebecca Fanning – October 27, 1890, Rhode Island
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thomas Angell

Thomas Angell, the progenitor of the Angell family in America, was born in England 1618. There is but a little knowledge of this parentage. As late as the year 1870, he was the ancestor of almost all of the Angell’s in the U.S. with the exception of the comparatively few families of that name which had emigrated since his time, from various countries in Europe.

Not bad for a “servant/hired man” of the age 13 who came to the new world in 1631 with Roger Williams from London to Boston on the ship “Lion”. Then following Roger Williams and helping become part of what is now The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

This came from a family genealogy and part from Avery Angell's Genealogy

Blogging again

It amazing how many times you can start and restart a project because it's not just quite right. Here we go again...  Let's see if this time is the charm.