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We are presenting an interactive work space for those that are researching or are passionate about genealogy, history, or their family tree. In researching our own family tree, we quickly learned that there is so much information that can be found on the internet, some good and accurate, some not. Therefore, we thought to integrate our passion for history and ancestry with another, web development and the internet. I hope you will spend some time here and join in the discussion.

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Wonderful Day! - 30 Dec 2013

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Spent a wonderful day yesterday updating all the Forums on "GoAncestry". I have sent numerous emails to family members regarding my research on both the ROBINSON and HOY family lines and wanted these copied to our Forums section to be able to search on this data and respond to it when I get more...
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Where Is Your Family Eliza?

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I have some wonderful people on the "Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland Genealogy" Facebook Group helping me to find family that were supposedly from the upper eastern part of Maryland. With all the questions they are asking which (by the way) has me thinking of all different theories and paths to f...
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Weekend of Research!

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Ron and I just got back from the Family History Center, examining microfilm we had ordered. Perhaps "examine" is too strong a word, for me anyway. Since we had just 3 hours, I opted for another tactic...take as many pictures as I could of all the records (on just one microfiche) from 1694 to 1752...
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Valentine's Day - Coming Up!

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I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep....
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Use of published material and microfilms

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My search has been continued over the last months and I feel as though I am making some limited progress. I have been very lucky to find the correct Microfilms from the LDS archive and have had them in my local facility for the last three months. This portion of my effort has been very...
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U.S. Postal Service Birthday!

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Here is a fun article on Ancestry.com, titled "Special Delivery: Postmasters in the Family Tree": http://blogs.ancestr...61&o_sch=Social.We happen to have one (that we know of) postmaster in the family; James Robinson. He was John Robinson's brother; both John and James moved from Pennsylvani...
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Tinsman hunting begins

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I have been searching to find specific information that will align my ancestral tree to those original immigrants in the Tinsman line. It has been a very arduous journey to say the least and I have already hit the proverbial brick wall a few times. So, now what? Blog, of course! I am determined...
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THE ROGERS CONNECTION-- MYTH OR FACT

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By Sharon R McCormack December 30, 2003 I started to research this page with information based on a story that has long been a part of McMinn County Folklore. This is one story I would love to prove. Behind every myth is a grain of truth and I hope to find it. McMinn County's Myth The famous h...
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The Luck of the Irish

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I have had many conversations with my Grandpa Robinson over the years. I was so fortunate to have all my grandparents alive when I was born and even some great grandparents as well. And it was a true gift to still have my grandparents alive through my teenage and young adult years. I was truly bl...
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The Five Ds

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My husband's cousin posted a picture on Facebook which I have copied on to this Blog. It is one of the (probably) many pictures of these five sisters who spent many hours playing in their father's, Frovin Rasmussen, bands. In the picture (from left to right) is Delayne, Darlene, Delores, Donna, a...
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Tagging Trouble

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Ron and I have spent quite a bit of time this morning...probably more than we would like to...discussing tagging. I have searched "best practice" sites, he and I have both wrangled over the naming convention for tagging the Forums, Gallery Albums, and Project Pages. We also wondered upon whether...
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Some Work To Do

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Another morning at the Family History Center. On one of the microfilms, I found a treasure trove of indexing (meaning a typewritten manuscript in alphabetical order) someone did in 1980 and 1984 for Rohrbach. I have 120 pages of Taufen (Baptism), 36 pages of Heiraten (Marriage), and 52 pages of T...
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Random Act of Kindness

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Recently, my husband and I visited Germany on vacation during the Winter Holidays. We had a wonderful time attending many Christmas markets and visiting the villages where our ancestors (before emigrating to America) lived long ago. We met many kind and helpful people during our journeys and cons...
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Postcard Heaven!

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Ron purchased more old books for genealogy research and, in this batch (by his design of course) are stacks of postcards. How many I do not yet know. One of the albums of postcards has a cover which cites it as being "The Winfred Grandy Collection". Here is a website with information on this gent...
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Obituaries

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I made an interesting observation today; I have more biographies than obituaries. I suppose this is a good thing, just based on the titles alone. However, I do want to point out that both tell a story of the person's life. What it also means is that the biographies (not all of them) are compiled...
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Special Interest Articles

Surname: HOY, Philip (1792-1879)

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The story of Philip HOY, founder of the family of that name in Hancock county, is interesting because so typical of the early pioneer period. Born in Pennsylvania in 1793, he made his way to Kentucky at a time when the " dark and bloody ground " was still unsettled in its government and not the m...
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Historical Society of Westerville

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The Westerville Historical Society (WHS) dates back to 1941 and today has 200 dues-paying households. It descended from a successful community drive in the 1930s to preserve the home of the Hanby family, an Underground Railroad stop, as a state memorial on West Main Street. Eldest son, Benjamin H...
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Misc: Huntingdon NY, early Quaker and Indian is...

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PETITION FROM HUNTINGDON, L. I. AGAINST THE QUAKERS AND INDIANS.To the Right Honorable Edmond Andross Esquire Governor. The humble petition of the Inhabitants of Huntington upon Long Island.Your petitioners humbly desire your honor that your honor will be pleased that some Care may be taken That...
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Historical Society, Northborough

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Around here we like our history. At the Northborough Historical Society we like history so much that not only have we been preserving Northborough's history for more than one hundred years, but we have also been learning it, enjoying it, teaching it, and making it! When the Society was founded in...
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Historical Society, Medford

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The Medford Historical Society is local historical was organized in 1896 by concerned citizens from the city of Medford.Their purpose was to collect and preserve the history of this historic city, to correct the myths that had grown up over the years, to build a historical library, to collect the...
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Historical Society of Kensington

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The Kensington Historical Society (KHS) was founded in June 1977 to safeguard and promote the heritage of the Community of Kensington. The Society, furthers its mission by:1. Preserving a record of its cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history;2. Promoting the preservation,...
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Misc: Vedder Research Library

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Vedder Research Library (VRL) collects, preserves, interprets, and makes accessible original material which records the history of Greene County, N.Y. It is not a lending library. VRL promotes public interest, understanding and enjoyment of the county's rich heritage. The Library aims to be a rep...
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Historical Society, Dover

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The Dover Historical Society, an all-volunteer association, was organized in 1895 and incorporated September 1, 1900 to collect, preserve, and exhibit such artifacts, information, and documents as will throw light on our local history. Any person may become a member by paying the dues. The object...
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Historical Society of Alliance

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The City of Alliance finds its beginnings in 1850 when two major railroad lines, the Ohio & Pennsylvania and Cleveland & Wellsville Railroads intersected in Liberty, once known as "The Crossing". Three small communities, Williamsport (founded 1827), Freedom (founded 1830), and Liberty (fo...
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Surname: ROBINSON, John Milton (1909-2013)

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Obituary Transcription: J. Milton Robinson, 103 of Findlay passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. He was born on September 6, 1909, to the late Richard "Willie" and Maude (Dipert) Robinson in Marion Twp., Hancock County, OH. He married...
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Historical Center

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The Somerset Historical Center is a 150 acre rural history museum located 4 miles north of the town of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The Somerset Historical Center preserves the history of life in rural southwestern Pennsylvania from the times of the region's first farmers to the present day through ex...
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Historical Society of Garfield Heights

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The groundwork and foundation for the Garfield Heights Historical Society began in 1967 and twenty-seven years later their dream, their vision, their hope became a reality when the Historical Society Museum was established and settled in their first permanent home in 1994. We are proud of our...
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Special Interest Forum Topics

Searching

Website Information and Help 21 Feb 2015
To Search in the Forums, click in the box at the top right and enter your search string.
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Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Society

Transportation and Industry 08 Mar 2015
The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society is a nonprofit, 501©(3) organization, whose mission is to collect and preserve the history of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad in personal recollections, photographs, documents, memorabilia, and models. We seek to promote the di...
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Purpose

Prominent People 20 Feb 2015
We are going to begin posting topics that are fundamentally looking at various well known names in American history.  We that over time we will also include things such as basic ancestral trees for these influential people along with some of their biographical history.  In our regional...
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Search Functionality

Website Information and Help 12 Jan 2014
The Search Functionality means that I can isolate all the Forum Topics which relate to a family surname or a location. Then I can provide updates to the specific Topic which I am researching and, once completed and if applicable, apply it to My Family Tree. Love it!   In order to capture all...
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Why Do I Have To Be A Member To Post Content?

Website Information and Help 14 Feb 2014
We want to restrict the website to genealogy and historical topics only.
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Ohio Civil War Sesquicentennial

War 14 Mar 2015
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is upon us. The Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015) provides a fresh opportunity for a new generation to rediscover the many ways in which Ohioans played a key role in the war and in which the war – “this mighty scourge,” as Lincoln described it...
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How to Calculate Birth Date from Death Date & Age

Ancestry 12 Apr 2015
My Great Grandmother (Alta Mae THOMAS HOY) was adopted so I do not have a birth certificate for her in my records. The death record shows the date of 16 Sep. 1959 and the HOY Bible lists her age at that time as 66 years, 10 months, and 26 days. In order to calculate this, I imposed upon my wonder...
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The Church of Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saints

Ancestry 31 Aug 2014
I have found their website to be especially helpful in some ways, and of course just as challenging as other sites regarding the accuracy of some data.  Here is the primary link to the website.   https://familysearch.org/   The data that is in question to me, would be the trees upl...
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Mennonite Church USA Archives

Religion 21 Mar 2015
A research site for those interested in Amish and Mennonite families. This site contains obituaries from the Herald of Truth (1864-1908), the Gospel Witness (1905-1908), and the Gospel Herald (1908-1998), the weekly newspapers of the Mennonite Church (MC) in North America. In addition, obituaries...
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Local Library

Clubs and Organizations 09 Nov 2014
Title  and Author York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Volume 1 Marlene S. Bates & F. Edward Wright York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Volume 2 Marlene S. Bates & F. Edward Wright York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the...
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Best Practices for Tagging

Website Information and Help 07 Mar 2015
Use lowercase Be specific and descriptive Use singular form Hyphenate when using more than one word Think of tags as index items in a book/ingredients in a food item A tag should apply to more than one post, picture, etc. Don't duplicate Forums, Gallery albums, or Project names   Some good i...
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Blogging

Website Information and Help 06 Sep 2014
First, you have to be in the right member group to have permissions to create a Blog.  If you do not have that feature enabled, please contact the admin of the site to see if you can have one created for you.   If you do have permission and are already in the Collaborator or Moderator g...
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Moravian Timeline and Settlement in America

Religion 11 Feb 2015
  I want to bring together some information about the Moravian society of early American times as a way of exploring the interaction my ancestors had with this religious group.  Though I know very little about it, other than the high level historical reasoning, I thought that by pulli...
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Generations Press

Books and Publications 28 Feb 2015
Generations Press offers a variety of genealogical books and research tools in the areas of Jewish genealogy, Southern California resources, immigration research, and map reproductions.  Our first book was published in 2001, but we also sell a wide selection of new and used books from other...
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National Railway Historical Society

Transportation and Industry 20 Feb 2015
Nobody questions the importance of our railways to the history of America, and yet our shared legacy is being threatened by rust, dust, the passage of time and neglect. With its roots in the past and its eyes on the future, the NRHS is transforming rail preservation in the U.S.   The Nationa...
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