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A genealogy and history website in motion.

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A digital work space

A digital work space

I have been working on my family tree for a number of years now.  During that time I also worked on the trees of others, the brick walls of others, and those other aspects of life that are not genealogically related.  I still work outside the home.  I would find different clues while researching, and each of them would open a new door to possibilities.  Many times I would have to chose ONE of them and pursue that option for what seemed like weeks.  Then upon a successful or unsuccessful outcome

Ronald

Ronald

GoAncestry continues to evolve

GoAncestry continues to evolve

Things have been progressing nicely for the site and for our personal efforts in Genealogy and History.  We believe we are on the right track and that over time we will have a wealth of information posted here that will help others.  While it will be time that is the judge of that opinion, I am comfortable in continuing our efforts on our current path.   We do have the basic constructs built for the US States and their respective counties.  Efforts to create this infrastructure has pro

Ronald

Ronald

Next steps in a long journey

Next steps in a long journey

Things have come along well in the past weeks.  Over the last days part of our team has been working to add more research related content to pages from Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, and even a few other entries here and there.   My dilemma is now trying to decide what gets worked on next. A part of me is considering that I keep working on with the foundation, those page constructs, databases, and the mechanics of the site presentation. Though it is a bit less rewarding than bringing a regi

Ronald

Ronald

The GoAncestry adventure continues

The GoAncestry adventure continues

I thought to add a bit more detail to this long GoAncestry journey.  The webiste has some more features that were added this last year.  FLAG COUNTER I enjoy the flag counter as I get a glimpse into the location our visitors are coming from.  I am not sure it really tells me anything more than that, but that is enough for such an easy to use application. SECURE Spent some time getting the site into a more secure state.  It wasn't insecure to begin with, but the method used to

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    • A really cool digital project is going on in Rhode Island.  Part of the Historical Society, but wow, they have a lot of records coming on line.  So very exicting!
    • 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. https://www.rihs.org/rhodi/ View full record
    • 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. https://www.rihs.org/library/reference-services/   View full record
    • 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. http://rihistoriccemeteries.org/Default.aspx Rhode Island Historic Cemetery Commission Chairperson: Email Pegee Malcolm PO BOX 8993 Warwick RI 02888 Phone: 401-467-8142   View full record
    • Although Rhode Island is a small state, we have a rich history and heritage.  RIGS is focused on helping our members research their ancestors and preserve their family histories. Please browse the abundance of resources and services that RIGS provides our members, and, if you have not already joined, please consider becoming a member.  https://rigensoc.org/   Contacting RIGS Mailing Address Rhode Island Genealogical Society P.O. Box 211 Hope, Rhode Island 02831 Email General Inquiry: info@rigensoc.org View full record
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