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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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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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Not Really Day 2 - 15 Nov 2013

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Okay, so I did promise it wouldn't be a daily thing, right? We have developed all the forums we believe we have an interest in contributing any information. I was looking at advice from forums on forums (yes, there is such a thing) and it stipulates that you should have at least one topic for ea...
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Special Interest Articles

Historical Society, Oakland

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The mission of the Oakland Historical Society (Oakland, NJ) is to bring to life and help maintain the history of the Borough of Oakland by activating and preserving especially the Van Allen House site, with the Vygeberg Farm Office Building, and by keeping a museum there showing living displays a...
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Essex: Town, Municipalitites

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A Handy Directory of Past & Present Township Names to Help You in Your Search. NOTE: The names of places in this area have changed and continue to change so much that I had started a list. Some of the old names apply to communities in the bordering counties of Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Morris...
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Historical Society

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The Burlington County Historical Society stands at the crossroads of yesterday and tomorrow. Residents and visitors curious about Burlington County's past, present, and future are welcome to come here and explore. History isn't boring here!http://www.burlingto...calsociety.org/
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Surname: FINDLAY, Colonel James

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Colonel James FINDLAY was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, in 1770. His parents were Samuel and Jane (Smith) Findlay, who reared a family of six sons : John, William, James, Jonathan, Thomas and Nathan, all of whom became prominent and distinguished men. In politics they were Democrats, and...
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Historical Society, Northfield

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The Northfield Historical Society was founded in 1997 by a group of former and current residents whose mutual desire was to obtain artifacts and information about the city and to preserve them for future generations.The Society accomplishes this goal by supporting the Casto House and the Northfie...
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Quality Maps of early North America

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Need to find some quality detailed maps of 1600-1800 North America. Specifically the area of Pennsylvania and how it was affected by early claims of New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and New York.
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Town, Independence

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History of Independence, NJFrom History of Warren County, NJBy George Wyckoff Cummins, Ph. D., M. D.Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1911CHAPTER XXIII.INDEPENDENCE.Independence was named in 1782, the year in which a preliminary treaty of peace was signed giving us our independence from Great B...
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Hunterdon: Lambertville Cholera Epidemic

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The following is taken from "Early History of Lambertville, NJ. 1703-1903". It is an interesting account of how the populace attempted to protect themselves, care for others, and survive various plagues. Just below the present rubber mill on Main street a village of small shanties for fam...
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Bio: Jens Rassmussen, Rockville Resident

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Source 1852-1864, Sovind, Voer, Skanderborg, Kirkeboeger, Opslag 25 Birth record of Jens: Born 12 October, 1858Presented 23 December, 1858Baptised 17 January, 1859 Father, Farmer Rasmus Pedersen and Hustru Ane Kirstine Jacobsen of Aaes.Witnesses: Pigen Dorthea ....... Hansen of Aaes, Pigen Nielsm...
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Essex: County Basics

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Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 783,969, making it the third-most populous county in the state, having dropped behind Middlesex County. Its county seat is Newark. It is part of t...
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Historical Society

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The Bergen County Historical Society welcomes those who wish to support our mission which is to collect and preserve data and objects of significance to the history of the United States and to Bergen County in particular, while promoting historical awareness through our programming and publicatio...
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Tinsmans Be Here!

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I have found a link to my TINSMAN line in New Jersey. I am still not sure about whether I am a New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or New York TINSMAN. Only time and more research will give me the answer.
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Special Interest Forum Topics

Scope

Colonizing North America 20 Feb 2015
This area will focus upon those European settlers that came to America both before the Revolutionary War and up until the last states (Alaska and Hawaii) entered into the Union in 1959.  Most of the initial settlement of our states was begun prior to 1860, even Oklahoma was not officially pl...
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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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Gorin Genealogical Publishing

Books and Publications Yesterday, 04:16 PM
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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Generations Press

Books and Publications Yesterday, 04:14 PM
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ways for you to participate on GoAncestry

Website Information and Help 22 Feb 2015
We developed and maintain this website to assist with our family history research and to help others as well. Plus, we contribute to the American Local History Network (ALHN), offering up six (6) states to this community of history and genealogy professionals. These states are Connecticut, N...
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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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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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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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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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