Friday, April 17, 2015

Mentioning something Dick EASTMAN wrote about last Fall. BACK UP DATA

Dick Eastman wrote an interesting article about DropBox and the troubles it was having last fall October 2014.   Dropbox Has Deleted a Bunch of User Files From the Cloud | Eastman

Why bring it up now, because in the last of November my Back Up system died. No warning, no reason why, just quit. Where it was purchased was asked to send  it out to see if data could be recovered.  They forgot to do it, when I showed them the paper we had agreed on and I had paid to have it done.  Because it was pre Christmas Holiday I just brought it home I did not want it lost.

I have three books started on it and some very important files.  I fortunately had another back up drive I had connected earlier in the Fall because, just because my tummy said so.
It did not have all the files I prayed it would.

I had used another program no longer accessible.   So I am happy some of my Genealogical Research is on a Cloud Program, where other  programs are not.

When one is technically challenged, you can make errors quickly without realizing it.

Did you read the article about the thumb drives the other day and the risk taken there also?

(+) How Long Does a Flash Drive Last?   Also by Dick Eastman

Some how as an old paper and pencil person, it still seems to be the best over all system, except for flood and fire.

Having lost probably 7 years of intense research I wanted to let all this blogs followers think about making sure they run a back up system for you Research Data and a blog that is stored in the Cloud.

I have Reunion on my Mac computer and I have MyHeritage on my computer, I have a tree on Ancestry. I had PAF  for Mac in the Beginning, wish I could open that old program it was the largest program I had  filled out for about 10 years.  I do have it on discs.

I have considered getting a mini computer PC  orientated so I can use Roots Magic.  What an awesome program that is.  I gave it to my family members with PC's.

20 years later and I am still stumbling around in Reunion. A distant cousin created that program long ago and I am thankful he did because we had MAC not PC and could not use FTM which my cousin had and used. I learned to do genealogy on her PC and FTM program so long ago in early 90's.
Then on PC's at LDS Library's.  I used MAC at the Schools and taught the children how to use them in the 70's yup so long ago.  like suitcases on a desk.  Could not afford one back then at all.

Having gone to the NGS in San Diego in 1995, is where I met up with Reunion creator.
I snapped it up because LDS kept saying PAF for MAC was going away not enough people using it.

That was a shame I could maneuver around in that program with out getting lost.

Enough rambling, but make sure you have some back up associated to what research you are doing and have done.  I do not care if it is a Thumbdrive with a tree, another for notes etc,   Disc, Back Up Drive, (which are not expensive like long ago).  I think the Cloud is a great way to go. Which means  choosing a program to back up your regular program that would be Cloud based.

I was able to attend various talks not lectures at Jamboree my first year to be aware of need of a quality and of ease to use program.  I had Reunion in 1995  started with  PAF for MAC, 1989, then, not a bad program, liked the ease of even better. Won an subscription to Ancestry and then put tree there.  I do most of my work on and

 I read what kin puts on, just do not comprehend what some people are doing there.
 Not sure I care at this point about 800 A D.

My goal was to get my surnames across the water and then fleshing them out if time permitted.
Fortunately, some lines are done by others and are accurate, some are done but definitely not accurate.  Each person I have entered I have verified each time at least 3 times solidly long before others created new guidelines.

On our Family webpages what Helen and I put up is documented well. What some other lines added
sharing their resources, we can not verify them it is up to them to do it. I recently learned at least four distant cousins systems are no longer viable or work.. A shame all that work is mote now.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bring Your Brick Walls to Meeting. 6 to 7:50 pm Lemon Grove Library

You asked for a Brick Wall meeting, it is almost here.  If you know your coming and what Brick Wall you want to attack a note ahead of time would be nice but not necessary.

I can be reached at .  We will cover the basics and then get into the
gristle and muscle of digging for answers.

Having been constantly told the answer is in front of  your face and yet we never see it, when we share the Brick Wall with others many times the answer stares us in the face.

Let us hope that we all have some success and we will probably do this more often.

Also today having received this note about an acquaintances blog post, am sharing the
site for you to go read.

Where do you store your stuff topic.  

See you Wednesday evening, tomorrow by 6 pm.  Lemon Grove Library. It is FREE.

Monday, April 13, 2015

From Cliff Lamere, New York Research... Remember Brick Wall Working on Wed eve 6 to 8.

Two items of note, Lemon Grove Library 6 to 8 pm  Brick Wall Breaking.

Vital Information on Church Records in early New York. Thanks Cliff.

Cliff Lamere has saved some great NEW YORK files and has authorized me to post notice here.

On Apr 11, 2015, at 10:34 AM, Cliff Lamere via wrote:

Betty Fink has allowed me to put her church vital records transcriptions 
back on the internet.  As I worked with her transcriptions, I realized 
that the one for a Lutheran Church in New York City contained at least 
eight baptisms which took place in Albany. 

The first churches in the Dutch colony of New Netherland were Reformed 
Churches, often referred to as Reformed Dutch Churches.  The Albany 
Reformed Church, the first church in upstate NY, formed in 1642 and 
began its vital records in 1643 (although the records before 1683 have 
been lost).  In the Albany area, Lutherans were not allowed to build 
their own church until the English took control of the colony in 1664.  
The first Lutheran church in Albany was built in 1670.  There must have 
been no Albany minister in the period of 1725-1727, or the church was no 
longer in use, because eight Lutheran baptisms were performed in Albany 
during those years.

In 1710, the Palatine Germans settled in two "camps", one in Germantown 
(East Camp in Columbia Co.) and the other near Saugerties (West Camp in 
Ulster Co.).  They were nearly across the Hudson River from each other.  
I suspect that the need for marriages and baptisms there resulted in a 
traveling minister sent from the Lutheran Church in NYC to fulfill the 
need for the Palatines as well as the Germans in other upstate communities.

Five of the baptisms were conducted in the English Church in Albany.  
That would be the forerunner of the present St. Peter's Episcopal Church 
on State St.  At the time, it was in the middle of the present State 
St., just below Fort Albany which was also in the middle of the street.  
Fort Albany was the fort built by the English to replace Fort Orange, 
the Dutch fort that flooded periodically (due to its nearness to the 
Hudson River).  The church, which was very near the English fort, was 
built to serve the soldiers at the fort, visiting dignitaries to the 
fort, and the English families in the Dutch community. 

The eight baptisms/christenings are below.  Note:  Herryes and Klauw 
would sound close to Harris and Clow (similar to cow).  A name ending in 
-jte was a Dutch spelling of a female name and sounded basically like -chuh.

Because tables are not allowed in these emails, be aware that the 
records below are in the following format.

Names of Parents
Child, plus age or date of birth
Location where the baptism took place
Sponsors (witnesses)

Nov 6, 1725
Johannes Beus

Abraham, 2 mos. old

at the house of Samuel Brouwer near Albany
Johannes Brouwer and Seidje Brouwers


Nov 6, 1725
Johannes Beus

Abraham, 2 mos. old

at the house of Samuel Brouwer near Albany
Johannes Brouwer and Seidje Brouwers

Dec 28, 1725
Unknown black man
Betty, negress
Servants of Rienier Van Euvere

Jannetje, 3 years old

at Albany
Betty, the grandmother, widow and servant at Willemtje Braadt's

Apr 5, 1726
Johan Jacobson Van Hoesen

Abraham, born Apr 1

at the English Church, Albany
Klass Van Loon and wife, Racheltje

Apr 5, 1726
Johan Jacobson Van Hoesen

Isaac, born Apr 1

at the English Church, Albany
Jurge Klauw and wife, Maretje

Oct 2, 1726
Thasm Dewit

Isaak, 2 mos. old

At the English church, Albany
Isaak Vryer and wife, Elisabeth

Oct 3, 1726
Isaak Lagrangie

Koenraad b 23 Sept

at the Noormans-kil
Koenrad Borghard, Annatje Lagrangie

Oct 9, 1726
Peter Born
Liesabeth Herryes

Johannes abt 11 mos. old


chr: English Church, Albany
Gerrit van Hoesen
Maretje, wife of John Donbaar

Oct 26, 1727 
Tobyas, slave of Hannes Symes at Normans-kil

At the English Church, Albany
Barend Ebbersen and wife, Elsje


Cliff Lamere

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cemeteries, Coal Mine Disasters, Timelines and much more Information.

After wandering over to one of my webpages, my cousin and I have I offered you a great tool to help you with your southwestern Pennsylvania Research.

We have lots of cemetery records on this site for Greene Co. PA , Washington Co. Westmoreland Co. Fayette Co. and other areas.  Not everything needs to be a blog page.

Web page address is here.

Eastern United States Research

This site can share data with you to help you see why Timelines are important.

 Who was in office when, where and what was happening.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Roger Eastman posted this.Mind Maps for Genealogy

MindMaps for Genealogy sounds awesome so hop over to  Mr. Eastman's site and read his review.

Book Review: MindMaps for Genealogy

Sounds like it will shake up our research and the fall out might be really helpful.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Look What I Found, Stumbling Around DAUPHIN CO. PA and PA

Looking for  my old queries I found some neat things for us all to look at.

Alas, I have to remember how to use the WAY BACK  MACHINE for a specific sight that is not showing up.

If you go to this link and click away as you read you find general links for PA, Cyndi's List Links,
historical links, map links, and the lists go on.

Explore Pennsylvania 3

Baptismal Records

Henry Myers unknown if related to mine but they have WILLS, OBITS, CEMETARY data.

Dauphin County Regional Resource Center is the title of the pages. Under the Explore  Pennsylvania


If your looking for this region of PA it would pay you to take a look.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

9 April 1865 The Civil War Ended ? ?

9 April 1865  the Civil War ended.  Yes on paper and in the battlefields it finally stopped. The blood shed was horrid.

Today historians still argue over whether it was about Slavery or Economics.  I have read books that tend to make it sound like both played a  major part in it happening.

Our Servicemen from the Military Academy had fought on both sides, many were excellent men of integrity.

Some families had fought on each side against each other. The loss was staggering to our peoples of the United States.  The payment by the men and women who served and children was staggering.

I hope you rang a bell at 3:15 eastern time to remember this event.

Not hearing bells in our area makes me think, the government here ignored it and went on in oblivion to the importance of remembering the fallen.

As you do your research, you may suddenly realize, moves were because of the War and the devastation it caused to that family unit.  Burned homes, destroyed fields and fences, not to mention the mangled bodies of the people involved in this War.

Every state was affected though many bury it and never think of it. Others are reminded of this War  often.