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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

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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Location: The Horseneck Purchase

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In 1701, 13,500 acres west of Newark was purchased for $325 (or about 2.5-cents an acre) from Loantique, Taphow, Manshum and others. The original deed burned in a house fire in 1745. Descendants of the signers of the original deed promptly signed a new document. These deeds were challenged as bei...
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Historical Society of Geneva

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Mission By actively connecting Geneva’s past and present, the Geneva Historical Society is an integral part of the community. To achieve its mission, the Geneva Historical Society: Collects, catalogs, preserves, and studies artifacts which provide a visual and tangible connection to Geneva’s past...
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Historical Society of Franklinton

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The Franklinton Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, except July, August, and December at the Franklinton Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 1061 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43223.http://franklintonhi...calsociety.org/Over the years, many people in...
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Historical Society, Halifax

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http://www.halifaxvthistory.org/Halifax Historical Society, Inc.PO Box, 300Saxtons River, VT 05154
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Biblio: Digital, County History

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The history of Fayette County, Iowa, containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, camps, a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest, history of Iowa, map pf Fayette...
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Historical Society

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The Lorain County Historical Society is an incorporated non-profit educational organization recognized by the State of Ohio, and has tax exempt status as a 501©(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. The society is governed by an ( 11-27 ) member...
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Biblio: Digital, County History

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History of Floyd County, Iowa : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens. History of Iowa, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races,...
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Misc: Cultural and Heritage Commission

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Shippen Manor Museum will again be closed through February 2015 permitting Curator Andy Drysdale to accomplish some much-needed interior and roof repairs as well as to host the annual meetings of several living history organizations.http://wcchc.org/
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Misc: Kings County Militia 1715

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THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS BELONGING TO THE REGIMENT OF MILITIA IN KINGS COUNTY, 1715Richard Stillwell Col.Joust Van Brunt Lt. Col.Jeromas Remsin MajorSamuel Garrison (agett) (maybe this is adjutant?) The TroopDaniel Remsen CaptainRick Vunsudam LieutenantJohannis Sebring CorttMarten Adr...
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Historical Society

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The Trumbull County Historical Society owns and operates the John Stark Edwards House and Museum at 303 Monroe Street, NW, in Warren. Built in 1807, it is the oldest home in Trumbull County. Several rooms in the Edwards House depict the lives of its residents at various periods, from pioneer days...
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Historical Society, Somers Point

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The Somers Point Historical Society was established in 1987 by some concerned citizens when several buildings in our community were slated for demolition. A group of about eight people banded together and incorporated as the Somers Point Historical Society with the goal to preserve older building...
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Special Interest Forum Topics

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Quakers of New Jersey

Religion 22 Mar 2014
         West Jersey, which became decidedly Quaker, did not remain long in the possession of Lord Berkeley. He was growing old; and, disappointed in his hopes of seeing it settled, he sold it, in 1673, for one thousand pounds to John Fenwick and Edward...
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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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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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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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