Yes, I am planning another trip back to Germany. I hope to have a bit of fun while there and hopefully find a few more things to source my family tree.
I plan on going to Boppard and see what I can prove from the church records there. I will start with Almersbach and possibly Altenkirchen as those towns have been referenced in some genealogy works as the home of the Dünschmann family line. some early documented research in the area places Johann Peder Dünschmann in the town of Giel
The Westerwald and Colonial America
I have been working on an effort for a few years now, but never really understood it was to become such a major project. I guess a little more thoughtful consideration about my efforts might have helped to understand what I was really doing and what I was about to take on.
Mostly, I began to look at records from an area of Germany called the Westerwald. For me, this area represented the most likely source of German an
I am considering a trip to New Jersey in the hope it will help me find the records I am lacking to prove my Tinsman lineage. I am well aware of the family being the in Alexandria, Franklin, Alexander Tract, Barker Tract and being in the region in the mid 1700s.
I browsed the Hunterdon County Historical Society webpages earlier today and found that their Library is open on Thursdays from 1200 until 1600. I also noticed they are also open on the second and fourth Saturdays from 10-4.
I have never gotten past a few of the early Tinsman references to decide which ancestor is mine in the 1700's. Today I started an effort to document all of the Tinsman families in the USA and Canada in the hope that it will allow me to narrow the available options. I have begun at the 1940 census and will continue to build the trees based upon only hard evidence found in records.
It is actually fun to explore all of these variant lines. I hope it leads me to an answer as to whic
I have been researching my family for quite a period of time. Some of the information has come easily to me, and other ancestors seem to be quite stealthy and hidden from me. I am sure you have probably experienced these same things while conducting your own research. Many records exist when searching for items of interest that occurred after 1900, but before that can come with varied challenges. I will try to document some of my challenges and experiences to see if it jars a memory of mine,
When you are interested in joining the Sons of the American Revolution the following information may assist you.
If you meet eligibility requirements, the next step is to find a SAR sponsor in close proximity to you (often the local SAR Chapter Registrar). This person will help guide you through the SAR membership application process and can help review information assembled to enter into SAR membership application forms. Visit the link below and click on your state of residence. This will help you get the sponsor needed to proceed.
Start Your SAR Membership Application Form An applicant can start entering the necessary data for their SAR membership application form by going to the NSSAR Online Application Form Data Entry System: https://members.SAR.org. Click on "Sign Up," create a login (your email will be your "user name"), create an account password, wait to receive an account creation confirmation email, from the confirmation email login again to your account, click on "My Applications," and "Start" an online application form. A step by step pdf file guide to entering data into the system can be provided by the chapter Registrar. Once an applicant has started an SAR online application form and designated an SAR chapter, the designated chapter Registrar will be able to view online the applicant entered application names, dates, places and reference citations and will be able to provide guidance to the applicant and collaborate online with the applicant to achieve a complete SAR membership application. Some SAR chapters and SAR state societies do not use the NSSAR Online Application Form Data Entry System and instead use the PDF, Microsoft Word or SAR APAID SAR membership application forms described on the "Join Now!" "Start Your Application" page of the SAR . org website.
If your relative is already in the SAR database you can go to this link.... to request the official papaerwork.
Through the Rhode Island History Online Directory Initiative (RHODI), the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) is determined to fulfill its mission as a platform for connectivity and participation by using digital technology to increase the history and heritage sector’s visibility, access to peer networks, grassroots support, fundraising capacity, transparency, and the dissemination of messages ranging from education to advocacy.
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The RIHS holds the largest and most important historical collections relating to Rhode Island. These collections include 25,000 museum objects, more than 100,000 printed books, 110,000 photographs, 3,400 sound recordings (including oral histories and music), 9 million feet of moving picture film, over 1,100 manuscript collections (measuring over 7,000 linear feet), 3,400 maps, 20,000 prints, 16,000 pieces of ephemera, 15,000 architectural drawings, and several smaller, miscellaneous categories of historical holdings. These collections grow every year, due to gifts and purchases.
The RIHS owns and maintains the John Brown House Museum (52 Power Street, Providence), a National Historic Landmark built in 1788; the Aldrich House (110 Benevolent Street, Providence), also a National Historic Landmark, built in 1822; and the Library (121 Hope Street, Providence). The organization also maintains the Museum of Work and Culture (42 South Main Street, Woonsocket), a regional history museum devoted to the history of northern Rhode Island.
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There is created a permanent advisory commission to study the location, condition, and inventory of historical cemeteries in Rhode Island and to make recommendations to the general assembly relative to historical cemeteries in Rhode Island.
There are 39 cities and towns in RI and all have historic cemeteries within their boundaries. These historic cemeteries are a template of the developmental patterns of each community and demonstrate the social and economic growth, as well as the changes throughout each community.
It is our hope to formulate and develop plans and programs to restore, rehabilitate and maintain historical cemeteries and locate sources of funds such as grants and individual or corporate sponsors.
With this web site we hope to inform the public on where to go for help in regarding historical cemeteries. As an example, if anyone should "find" a cemetery that is not marked or they think not "registered" it should be reported to a Commission member. Along with the information on where this "found" cemetery is should have particulars such as stones with names on them, and possible GPS location. If not GPS than at least street, telephone pole etc. The member would then contact the Historical Cemetery Database to see if it might be on it. If it is not on the database there would be a number given to it. Member would then notify Town Clerk, Planner and Assessor with particulars so they, the Town can register the cemetery.
Rhode Island Historic Cemetery Commission Chairperson:
Email Pegee Malcolm
PO BOX 8993
Warwick RI 02888
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