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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

Historical Society of Henry County

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http://www.henrycoun....org/index.html
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Historical Society of Rocky Point

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To promote and encourage historical research:To gather, preserve, display and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of the State of New York and particularly of Rocky Point and its environs, fro...
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Historical Society

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Whatever your interest in the society, feel free to contact us. Members of the staff are especially eager to help students and scholars of all levels with research. If you are interested in conducting research in the society's artifact collection you should make an appointment with the curatorhtt...
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Historical Society of Yorktown

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The Yorktown Historical Society is an incorporated educational organization that was established to bring together those people interested in the history of the Yorktown area. We believe every community has a story to tell and the preservation of the past helps to define the individual character...
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Historical Society

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Founded in 1882, The Somerset County Historical Society is dedicated to discovering, procuring and preserving the history of Somerset County. The Society believes that history is the irreplaceable link in the chain that binds the future with the past and provides coming generations with a basis f...
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Records: White Oak Church Records Lost

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The records of the White Oak church in Lancaster county were found by Rev. D. C. Tobias in 1874, but are now again lost.
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Record: The Two Brothers Arrives In Philadelphi...

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Upon looking over the "Names of Foreigners who took the oath, I findJohan Theiss DURSCHMANNMichel DURSCHMANNList of Foreigners imported in the Ship Two Brothers, Thomas Arnot, Master, from Rotterdam Qualified Sept. 14, 1749.Based upon the above, the ship should have arrived on the 12th or 13th of...
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Historical Society

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Museum visitors discover the story of Frederick County from the Colonial period, through the Civil War, to the present day with the help of trained docents. Permanent and special exhibitions draw on the Society’s rich collection of historical artifacts, photographs and documents.http://www.freder...
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Historical Society, Dedham

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The Dedham Historical Society was founded in 1859 by a group of citizens concerned that the town’s history not be forgotten. The Society was incorporated for the “purposes of collecting and preserving such … records … and traditions as may tend to … perpetuate the history of New England and espec...
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Cemetery, Blair Pa

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County Cemetery Allegheny Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania Submitted by: Blair County Genealogical Society, Hollidaysburg, PA NOTE: This cemetery is on the grounds of the old county almshouse (and its successor institutions.) No records were kept of deaths in this poorhouse. But from 18...
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Historical Society, Chester

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Located at an historic 1860s mill site overlooking a waterfall, Chester Museum at The Mill features two floors of award-winning permanent and seasonal changing exhibits. While the Society has been active since 1970, the building was purchased in 2000 and opened as a museum in 2009. Located in Che...
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Misc: New Jersey Militia, 1792

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First, I found this publication in its digital format on Ancestry.comAlso in print:Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, VOL IXThe Somerset Press Inc., Somerville, New Jersey March 1926, for Hiram Deats, Secretary of the Hunterdon County Historical Society.Seems to be about 37 pages including all...
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Special Interest Forum Topics

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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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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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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The Quakers

Religion 18 Jan 2015
It seems I have a lot to learn about this group.  I believe some of the Tinsmans aligned themselves with practicing Quakers and I will need to explore this religious group to better understand my past.   Here is a primary link site with further information.   http://www.quaker.org/
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Focus

Original Settlers 20 Feb 2015
The term "original settlers" is just a phrase to attempt a grouping of what many might consider the native american population, this category will contain interesting information regarding these populations segments and how they interacted with each other and the arriving European settlers....
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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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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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Gorin Genealogical Publishing

Books and Publications 28 Feb 2015
We have been in business in Glasgow, Kentucky since 1990, with several years of south central Kentucky experience under our belts before that time.   We are a small business and try to give prompt service to the satisfaction of our customers. Our business is managed out of our home. Due to s...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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