Tuesday, September 06, 2005

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

DeadFred Needs Your Help "Desperately"

Announcing A DeadFred.com Publishing Project:
The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors

Contact
archivists@deadfred.com

Deadline for submissions
October 1st, 2005

Submission guidelines
  • Original content preferred
  • 500 - 2000 words
  • Contributors to retain reprint rights
  • We'd be very grateful if you would wait a few months after the book is released to reprint any article you submit for inclusion, so we can promote it as a resource of information not available anywhere else.
Please note
  • We're releasing the book initially as an eBook, but we are entertaining grandiose plans for evolving the content into a print piece that you'll be able to resell, too. Wouldn't that be awesome?
  • We will publish your bylines, of course!
  • We're developing a publishing contract to protect your authorship rights. Please be patient with us because we're working on this project in addition to our day jobs AND maintaining DeadFred.com. We love you for helping, by the way. =)

Current expert consultants/contributors
  • Megan Smolenyak
  • Maureen Taylor
  • Emily Croom
  • Charlie Gardes
  • Craig Scott
  • Colleen Fitzpatrick
  • John Konvalinka
  • Lisa Alzo
  • Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  • Myrt of Dear Myrtle
  • Franklin Smith
  • DeadFred Archivists

Join this list! Read on for more details, and contact us if you're interested in helping us create an all-new, expert-driven resource for genealogists!

Topics spoken for
1) Best overlooked sites on the Internet
2) Learning about your ancestors from the people they associated with
3) Personal essay: finding an elusive female ancestor
4) Solving a mystery related to a family photo
5) Forensic genealogy
6) Solving mysteries by broadcasting
7) Family Bibles
8) Making the most out of DeadFred.com
9) Studying an ancestor in the context of family cluster despite absent records due to courthouse fires
10) Shortcuts to finding naturalization records
11) African-American ancestor case study
12) Determining whether a brick wall is for certain a brick wall
13) LDF Family History Center

Topics for grabs
1) Interesting ways to leverage bulletin boards
2) Unusual places to find genealogy information
3) Interesting new uses for your GedCom file
4) Unlikely experts/people to ask for research clues

Feel free to create your own topic or evolve one of the concepts listed above for your article submission. Be sure to relate to the topic of the book and to steer clear of topics already covered by our confirmed contributors.

Call for submissions
We DeadFred-ers have come up with a project to offset some of the expenses of running the Archive, and we'd like to ask for your help.

We've decided to release a book called The Desperate Genealogist Idea Book: Creative Ways To Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors. It will be a collection of articles that will help genealogy researchers find ancestors in places or ways that are "off the beaten path" or innovative or at least new to them.

This is where we need you. As one of the most recognized names in genealogy circles, we are hoping to persuade you to contribute an article to our book. You can pick whatever your current passion is and write about it. Any subject you would enjoy writing about. If you have time, you could write about more than one! The article(s) you submit would include a short biography at the end in which you can promote anything you like (your most recent book, your web site, etc.).

After nearly four years of investing time and money in DeadFred.com, we hope to use the proceeds of the book sales to fund the operations of the Archive and to make improvements that will benefit our visitors (currently 80,000 monthly). At the same time, we'll be offering a quality resource to all researchers from the most respected names in genealogy.

In our last newsletter we added a "teaser" that our readers should look for a big announcement in a couple of weeks. We'd love to report that you are one of the contributors to The Desperate Genealogist project.

Our initial release will be as an eBook. For your participation and to make it even MORE worth your while, we'd like to offer you a 30% commission on any sales you refer (we will be setting up referral tracking through ClickBank or similar affiliate program), and we will allow you to announce the eBook to your lists, groups, friends, etc., for one week prior to our official release.

Please let us know if you are interested. We're hoping to have all the articles pulled together by the end of September. Also, if you know anyone else who would be a quality contributor to the book, please let us know (so we can ask for their help as well).

We're really excited about creating a product that will help researchers, promote our favorite authors (and people--that's YOU) and help the Archive--all at the same time. Simply reply to this e-mail and tell us if you'd like to participate.

Let us know what you think!

Thanks in advance,
Joe, Amanda, Eric & Jeannette
Dead Fred Archivists


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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http://www.deadfred.com
Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive
P.O. Box 6937
Springdale, AR 72766-6937
479.973.9420

DeadFred.com aims to reunite you with your ancestors for FREE! Trace your roots with our searchable database containing thousands of identified and mystery photos for genealogy enthusiasts looking for long-lost relatives.

Anyone who finds a photo of a direct ancestor that is owned by the Archive will receive the photo for free.

Friday, June 24, 2005

For Your Interest

Must See Message


Keep an eye peeled in the next few weeks for some exciting things coming from Dead Fred! You might want to tell all your friends to sign up for Relatively Speaking too (just go to deadfred.com and click below the lady holding the newspaper). Also, be sure to add our newsletter email address (Dead_Fred@lb.bcentral.com) to your address book so you won't miss it!



NGS Conference Thank Yous


Thanks to everyone who came out to visit with us at the NGS Conference in Nashville at the beginning of this month. We saw quite a few new faces and a few genealogy veterans as well.


Special thank yous go out to two ladies who are helping spread the word about DeadFred.com by mentioning us to others:


Joan Griffis, Illiana Ancestors Columnist, mentioned us in the Danville, IL Commercial-News last month and drove lots of traffic to Dead Fred. Thanks Joan! Hopefully some of those you sent our way have found family on our site.


Pamela Cooper of the Indian River County Library in Vero Beach, FL also gave us a nice mention in her newsletter a couple of months ago. Thank you Pamela!


Much appreciation also goes out to the two ladies who donated photos to the Archive while in Nashville: Lila Davis and Susan L. Bingler. Your photo donations are in the process of being added to the archive and hopefully will make it home to their rightful families very soon.



Vendor Appreciation


There were so many fantastic businesses represented at NGS that we wanted to mention a few that we spent some time visiting with "after hours". Not only do they offer fantastic products and services, they are all really great people as well.


Past Homes Limited - Irish Townland Maps


For those involved with Irish genealogy this is the most important map collection ever published. Surveyed between 1829 and 1843, the maps are packed with detail and are of superb quality and craftsmanship. They are both an excellent gift for anyone with an interest in Ireland and a wonderful source of information for researchers.







They are currently running a 3 for 2 special offer. Click here to find out more. (We're not sure how long they'll be extending the special, so hurry!)



Genealogy In Print & American History Imprints


Genealogy In Print is a website dedicated to providing resources for the genealogist and historian (http://www.genealogyinprint.com/).


American History Imprints is a specialty publishing house that specializes in American History and Genealogy, including reprints of American classics (http://www.americanhistoryimprints.com/).



Evansville Bindery, Inc.


Owner and all-around great guy, Gary Beshears offers complete offset printing and book binding. Have a family history project you'd like to have bound so you can distribute it? Call or email Gary at 812-422-5589, ebind@sigecom.net.

Words From The Reunited

Lynn Lukins - 540



I saw the photo of Lynn Lukins taken in Plainwell, Michigan that you posted to the Dead Fred website. I have information about a Lynn Lukins that I am pretty sure would be the same person. He was born in Allegan County, Michigan 29 March 1888 and died in Kalamazoo County, Michigan 24 March 1935. He married Margaret Norton in 1915.


Mr. Lukins' parents were John and Edith A. (Myers) Lukins. I am related to him through the Myers line. I am going to look at the other Lukins photos you posted to see whether I can see a connection. If you are interested in this family, please contact me.


Jerilyn


Gulliksen/Nygaard - 541 to 544



The photo shows sitting Sofie Gulliksdatter nygaard and her father gullik svendsen nygaard behind at the left side probably Søren Gulliksen Nygaard and to the right Gunnar Gulliksen Nygaard


Lars Rxmer-Nygaard


Katherine Scheffey - 545



Hi -
This is a picture of my grandmother, and I can give you the correct spelling of her name as well as a specific date for this photograph. Is there anyway to find out the history of this picutre? For instance, how it came to be on this site?

Thank you -
Elizabeth Purvis
Seattle, WA


Joseph Hatfield Bryant - 546



Joseph Hatfield Bryant is the brother of my husband's great-great-grandfather, Allen Riley Bryant. Joseph's and Allen's parents were Jesse Wilson Bryant and Sabrina Tackett.


Rench - 547 & 548



Hi


I am related to the Rench girls in your picture posted at Dead Fred's. I'll be happy to exchange info.

Rita


Ryan - 549 to 558



Joicy Wilmon Ryan is my ggg grandmother. I know she was born in Alabama in 1850, however, I am just beginning in earnest to research her. Can you help me with any information? I have some information, but it is scanty. Was Pliny Wilemon her father and Russ Wilemon, her uncle? Thank you so much for submitting the photographs. You made my day!
Robin.


Ethel and Elizabeth Feagley - 559 & 560



Dear Sir,

I am doing research on my family and I came across your website that had two pictures of my aunt's Ethel and Elizabeth Feagley. I would like to know if I can get a copy of both pictures for our family tree.

Should there be any cost please let me know....

Thank you
Margaret


George Gregory - 561



Hi,


This is a family member of mine, my g-g-grandfather. I would love to swap family
info. Thank you for your time.


Jill


Herman Rechtenbach - 562



I was very interested to see this on the web. AW Rechtenbach is also my great great Grandfather, so I would like to get to know you and share other information we may have.


Herman Rechtenbach, son of Gustave Rechtenbach was my grandfather.


Wealtha Ann Spafford Taylor - 563



Thank you for the picture of Wealtha Ann Spafford Taylor. I didn't have her picture. She was born 31 Oct 1831 in Upper Canada and died 7 Jan 1898 in Leavan, Utah. If you have anymore pictures, would love to see them.

Thanks again,
Cissy


Edmond Manning - 564



I have a similar picture of Edmond, along with his brothers Joseph, William, George, and sister Julia.


Annastacia Foery Herbert - 565



Hi, submitter. This is a picture of my maternal aunt, Stasia Herbert. I was wondering who you are and how you happened to get this picture.

Please let me know.
Virginia


Walter B Stroup - 566



You have a photo titled Alexander Stroup in your file. The submitter is not identified as far as I can tell. The older gentleman in the photo is my Gr-grandfather, Walter B Stroup, not Alexander. The younger people in the photo are unknown to me.

Thanks,
JADyer


Have a reunion story to share? Write to us at mailto:webmaster@deadfred.com.

Letters To The Archivists

Is there any way to post a photo and not send it to you? Or can I send a scanned copy and not the original?


Thanks,


Jackie
West Fork, AR



You may upload a digital copy of the photo here: http://www.deadfred.com/submit_05.php
You may also click here for instructions.





I wanted to tell you that I enjoy your website. It is a lot of fun.


Thank You
Dee





Dear Joe at Dead Fred -


I have about 12 pictures of dead folk who, according to the older gentleman who gave them to me, might be Pratts, Squires, or Munsells. I've been posting messages in various bulletin boards of these names in an attempt to identify these for this man.


Is Dead Fred an option for posting pictures heretofor unidentified hoping that someone who looks to Dead Fred might recognize a picture and email me?


Jim Blair



Hi Jim,


Yes, Dead Fred is for exactly that. Here's the link to post the photos: http://www.deadfred.com/submit_05.php


On the submit form leave the surname field blank. This will automatically file them as mystery photos. In the first name field enter: Possibly Pratts, Squires, or Munsells. Add as much information as you can to the other fields especially the comment field as this is keyword searchable.


Good luck!





I have a funeral photo of a gentleman, probably 1900 or earlier, the name card says Theodore Giese. How would I find out more about him?


Viv
Bolivar, OH


Viv,


Post it to DeadFred.com. Also, you might post a note to our message board, or check out these sites:


Ancestry.com
Rootsweb.com
Cyndislist.com
Familysearch.org





Good morning,

I am from Czech Republic. I am find much old photo. There is a woman with her son on the photo. The lady was photo in your atelieru Pleschner's photo studio 3506 W. 26th St., Chicago, about 1870-1890. If you have any information about old orders, please, about more detailed information about custom. Her name is Catharine Bodlak and her son is George Milton Bodlak. He is 15 months old. She stands by black commode [probably a movable stand or cupboard containing a washbowl] and her son George stands on the commode. Thank you for any news of those photographs or this woman.


Thanks,

Renata Draekova


Whether you have a bone to pick or a eulogy to offer, email us at mailto:webmaster@deadfred.com.

Photo of the Month



William Dwyer Tavern
From the Dwyer Family Photo Album
(click link above for full record)

Pick and Shovel Highlights

Subject: RE: Bataan, POW's
Author: Chris Young-Crate
Date: 5/25/2005 4:53 pm CDT

Hello, Pam,
I found a site I think you may like. Or you may already have it. It is located here

If you have any problem that is PEARL1(one). I had entered it as PEARLL the first time. Tried several ways and finally got it right.

I had a cousin who was captured and survived the Death March. We lost contact after the funeral of his father in 1957. But I heard he died a few years ago in Carmel Valley, CA.

Hope this site will be some help to you. There are a few photos and a lot of historical text on there.
As Valerie Johns said, " God bless us all".

chris





Subject: Discharge papers from 1970
Author: Kathleen
Date: 5/25/2005 8:56 pm CDT

We found the honorable discharge papers for a Robert C. Prill while going through my mother-in-law's house after she died. We have no family connection to them and no idea why she had them. Any help in getting them back to their rightful owner would be appreciated. Thanks.





Subject: Earl Harris Information
Author: Mary S Hale
Date: 5/26/2005 11:32 am CDT

Hi I am looking for inmformation on Earl Harris. He was from Massac Co. Metroplis IL. He was my uncle from my birth family. my father was only known as Scrooge Harris.He was Earl's brother. If anyone has any information please email me at ilgirl146@yahoo.com





Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURES OF A FEMALE RIDING IN PARADE
Author: MICHAEL L. FRENCH
Date: 6/11/2005 5:39 am CDT

HELLO ALL:
THE PICTURES I SAY MAYBE 35 YEARS AGO WERE IN COLOR, HOWEVER I AM STILL NOT SURE WHAT YEAR IT MAY HAVE BEEN. SO I AM SAYING THE YEAR RANGE BETWEEN 1957 AND 1965.

THE PICTURES WOULD BE OF A PARADE AT JACKSONVILLE BEACH FLORIDA, THE PERSON I AM INTERESTED IN SEEING THE PICTURE OF MAY BE MY BIRTH MOTHER, POSSIBLE FIRST NAME OF "MAY/MAE". SHE A STRAWBERRY BLONDE, DRESSED IN A FANCY COWGIRL OUTFIT , WITH THE PARADE STYLE SADDLE AND BRIDAL, SHE WAS ALSO THE FLAG BEARER.

ANY BODY HAVING ANY PICTURES, INFORMATION OR RESOURCES WHERE I COULD OBTAIN A LIST OF NAMES OF PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADES IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH DURING THE LATE 1950'S AND EARLY 1960'S PLEASE DROP ME AN E-MAIL.


THANK YOU VERY MUCH

MIKE FRENCH
MF90992346A@AOL.COM





Subject: snodgrass family
Author: kme
Date: 6/15/2005 1:24 pm CDT

I am looking into my father's family. They will not tell anyone anything, and they have no photos. I know his fathers name was Ray or Raymond and his wife's name was Violet leonna. They both passed away in the 80's. I know they lived in Iowa, Nebraska and Idaho. If you have any info on them I would really appreciate it.


Join the Pick & Shovel Community here.

What's New In The Database






Abbey
Abraham
Alden
Andrews
Arensdorf
Argo
Arnold
Avery
Bailey
Baird
Baker
Bally
Banta
Barefoot
Barker
Barnett
Barnhart
Bassett
Baumer
Beale
Beecher
Bell
Berg
Black
Blalack
Blew
Bliss
Blood
Bonnes
Bonney
Bowers
Bowles
Bowser
Brady
Brewster
Brown
Brownell
Brush
Bryant
Buckel
Bundy
Burkhard
Burtner
Caldwell
Caligiuri
Campbell
Carmichael
Carnahan
Carney
Carns
Carrier
Carter
Carter
Castle
Cauffiel
Chalfant
Charlton
Chase
Christensen
Christian
Clanton
Clement
Cleveland
Cochran
Coffin
Cogdill
Coldell
Collier
Colucci
Congdon
Cook
Coomer
Counts
Cox
Crater
Crider
Crim
Cummings
Curtis
Daniels
Davidson
Dawson
Dean
Delano
Denniston
Diver
Dodge
Downey
Drake
Dubel
Dubose
Dunlap
Durflinger
Dysinger
Ellis
Fairchild
Fay
Feagley
Fette
Fleckenstein
Foery
Foley
Forlano
Foss
Foster
Fouche
Fraser
Frey
Fridel
Frost
Fuller
Fyock
Gay
Gibbs
Gibson
Gilson
Gleason
Goff
Goodrich
Goodyear
Green
Gregory
Grigsby
Grosvenor
Gunkel
Hall
Hammer 
Hampton
Hartnett
Hawkins
Hayes
Hays
Hazen
Helm
Herrod
Hickenlooper
Hiftline
Hobson
Hodgens
Hodgins
Hooper
Hott
Hoyt
Hunter
Huston
Hutchinson
Hylton
Jacobson
Jencquel
Jenquel
Johnson
Jones
Jordan
Kempf
Kinsing
Knightly
Knipp
Kraus
Krise
Kuhn
Kyle
La Riccia
Lance
Larkey
Larkin
Larsen
Larson
Lassiter
Lathwell
Latin
Latino
Latwinski
Laubshire
Laughlin
Laurel
Lauren
Laurenzi
Laurino
Lavenburg
Lazar
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Lazor
Lazzara
Lazzari
Leathers
Lee
Lewis
Leyenberger
Linn
Little
Lockwood
Loury
Luckhardt
Lukins
Maclaghlin
Malone
Maranville
Marot
Martin
Martin
Mauldin
Mauldin-quinn
Mcalarney
Mccandless
Mcclain
Mckee
Mclaughlin
Mcmaster
Mcmath
Mcnary
Mcreynolds
Meader
Miller
Morison
Mosher
Mullins
Myers
Newell
Newkirk
Nielsen
Niemeyer
Noe
O'conner
O'neil
O'neill
O'quinn
Olney
Olsen
Ostler
Owens
Padgett
Paris
Park
Parker
Patterson
Perrin
Pezukat
Philhower
Phillips
Puffer
Pullen
Purdy
Quinn
Ragland
Raines
Rechtenbach
Reed
Rench
Renchan
Rendhonff
Rice
Rickey
Rickles
Riddle
Robbins
Roberts
Rodrigues
Rose
Rouse
Ruggles
Rush
Ruston
Ryan
Sanford
Saxton
Scalise
Scheffey
Schlicher
Schlotterer
Sexton
Shadduck
Shaffer
Sharp
Sharpe
Sheldon
Simmons
Skvarenina
Slang
Slape
Smith
Snell
Sorell
Soroka
Spalding
Statler
Sternhagen
Stewart
Stobart
Stone
Strange
Strauss
Strong
Stroup
Sunderland,
Sutfin
Swink
Taylor
Thompson
Trixler
Troy
Tucker
Vanderbeek
Vann
Von Lunen
Wagner
Wagoner
Wasson
Way
Webster
Welch
White
Whitney
Wickham
Williams
Williford
Wilson
Wood
Wyatt
Wyeth


Photo Album C1910 Glenridge Nj
School Annual 1891 Wellesley College Wellesley Ma

Collections:
The Mike Kane Records
Antique Stores - Mn
Antique Stores - Mo

Recognize These Faces


Full archive record may be found here.
Photo Number: 32565
Bullhead City, AZ United States
Comments: Photo was found inside mobile during clean out. Inside old wooden oval frame.



Full archive record may be found here.
First communion girl
Photo Number: 32638
United States
Comments: first communion girl Maybe: ARENS, SCHROEDER, HOMAN, KREMER, KOOB, MARSO, STREFF, HENTGES, WAGNER, HENDEL, SCHARTZ, LANG, MOLITOR



Full archive record may be found here.
Photo Number: 32770
Pitcairn, Pennsylvania United States
Comments: this photo was left in a house my inlaws about in the late 1960's. The house' previous owners last name was Hawkes?, and they were cousins of J.F. Corsin, who was involved with the Pitcairn Railroad.



Full archive record may be found here.
Photo Number: 32542



Full archive record may be found here.
Photo Number: 32616
Sioux City, IA United States
Comments: 2 young sisters in Sioux City, IA. Maybe ? Arens, Schroeder, Homan, Kremer, Marso, Streff, Hentges, Wagner or Gates.



Full archive record may be found here.
3 yr old girl
Photo Number: 32839
Pond Creek, OK United States

Dead Ringers

Joe thinks the subject of this archive photo looks a lot like... Well, we'll let you decide for yourself:



Send your guesses to mailto:webmaster@deadfred.com?Subject=Dead


Last month's Dead Ringer:
The overwhelming response was Ingrid Bergman (but we thought she looked like Isabella Rosellini).



Other guesses:

June Carter Cash
Loretta Lynn
Gweneth Paltrow
Laura Bush
Queen Elizabeth II
Robin Weigert
Heather Matarazzo
Judy Canova

Friday, May 20, 2005

Dead Fred's Relatively Speaking: Volume 5, Issue 5


For Your Interest
From the Archivists
Words From The Reunited
Letters To The Archivists
Photo of the Month
Pick and Shovel
What's New In The Database
Recognize These Faces
Dead Ringers





For Your Interest

Protecting Your Computer from Adware and Spyware

by Amanda Huber, Archivist


Recently, while checking our web site statistics, we noticed a number of referrals from gambling and pornography sites. Since we are certain these types of sites would not house links to DeadFred.com, we investigated further and determined that some of our faithful visitors may be the victims of adware or spyware.


What is adware?


Adware, in it's most sinister incarnation, is a program that runs on your computer (like a virus) and occassionally pops up ads or redirects your browser to websites you had not chosen to visit.


What is spyware?


Spyware is software that collects personal information from you without your knowledge or permission. The information spyware collects can range from all the web sites you visit to sensitive information including user names and passwords.


How can I make sure I don't get these on my computer?



  • Never download programs or files from a website you don't trust.

  • Never open email attachments unless you know what they are. If you receive an email from a friend, but the text is strange and you don't know what the attachment is do not open it. Write to your friend and make sure they sent the email.

  • Keep an antivirus program running on your computer at all times. You may also want to download Microsoft's Spyware program which can be found free here: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

More comprehensive articles on adware and spyware may be found here:


http://cexx.org/problem.htm
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/malware.ars?72460
http://www.adware.info/


From the Archivists

NHPRC to Receive No Funding in Fiscal Year 2006


The following is an announcement from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC):

The President's budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2006 slash or eliminate more than 150 federal programs. In that budget, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has been targeted to receive NO funding. This includes no funds for the grants program and no funds for staffing to support the NHPRC programs. It effectively eliminates NHPRC.

The Council of State Historical Records Coordinators, the Society of American Archivists, and the National Association for Government Archivists and Records Administrators are working collaboratively to address this threat to NHPRC and NARA. Archivists across the U.S. are rallying to save NHPRC while also ensuring that NARA has sufficient funding to sustain its current programs and continue to advance in areas that benefit all archival repositories and every citizen of the United States

As part of our efforts to continue to express to Congress interest in restoration of funding for NHPRC, we have created an online petition. Please consider signing this petition, and please forward it to any listservs, e-mail groups, or organizations and people you feel would be interested in helping with this effort. It is a quick and easy way for many people to assist. The petition will be forwarded to the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Treasury, Transportation, HUD and the Judiciary in late May. The petition can be access at: www.savearchives.org

Click on the "petition" button.

If you have not received a previous action alert on this issue, we encourage you to also write a letter to your members of Congress. For information on writing letters of support, see any of the following websites:

www.savearchives.org
www.coshrc.org
www.archivists.org

Thanks for your efforts to save this important program for archives!

Members of the NHPRC Joint Advocacy Task Force Council of State Historical Records Coordinators:
David Carmicheal, Sandra Clark, Kathleen Roe

Society of American Archivists:
Nancy Beaumont, Peter Gottlieb, Rand Jimerson, Joan Krizack, Richard Pearce-Moses

National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators: Timothy Slavin


Words From The Reunited


Rogelio Leguillou - 519








What a shock to see my grandfather's picture! Thanks for finding it--and posting it!

Rogelio Antolino Leguillou came to New York from Puerto Rico, married Maria Mercedes Estremera, and in due time had three children, the oldest of whom was my father, Rogelio Emmanuel Leguillow, the surname being Americanized courtesy of typists at Ellis Island. The information on your photograph fills in some gaps that Dad can no longer provide, having died in 1999.

Thanks again. Please feel free to contact me with questions--or additional links!

Sincerely,

Neil Leguillow



William Henry and Susan Adeline Izell - 520 & 521









William Henry and Susan Adeline Izell are my great grandparents! Let's get in touch!

Mary Frances Izell Hodges



Gerald Dean Baccus - 522









Hi there! Just saw the pic of my 4th cousin, Gerald Dean Baccus. Thanks for posting.

Joseph Boren



Harry Flood - 523









Hello

My last name is Flood and I showed this picture to my ex mother in law because I knew her husband had an Uncle Harry. She claims the man in the picture named Harry is him. I know he looks a lot like my ex's father in the pictures that I have seen of him. I know they lived in Illinois when younger and then moved to Dearborn Mi, I believe sometime in the 30's. The dates would correspond with his age being he was probably born somewhere in the late 1890's. I just thought you might like to know that one person might have been identified. Thank you for submitting it and your time.

Debbie Jo Flood



Willis - 524 to 527








Picture of Rufus and Mary Willis and two daughters. I am daughter of Josephine Willis McNabb. I assume photo was placed on internet by one of David's, Helen's or Shirley's children. I met some of them when I worked in Northwest Arkansas but do not remember their names. What a wonderful surprise to find this on my internet, just by chance. My sister Imogene lives in New Jersey. I live in Gettysburg Pa and I am a retired Lutheran Medical Missionary from India. Wouldlike to hear from y'all.

Love,

Kitty (nickname)



Vincent Moyer - 528








The photo of the track team, Central Manual Training High School, Philadelphia, PA. The student in the chair is my grandfather, Vincent Cassel Moyer.



Cordillia Cox - 529








Do you have any more of Cordillia Jane Cox? She is my gggreat grandmother.

Lanetta



Lowe - 530 & 531








Have information on A. J. Lowe and wife photo. He is Andrew Jackson Lowe and his 2nd wife Ann Loyd Lowe and he was a brother to my great-grandfather. Is there any way I can obtain the original photo?

Faye (Lowe) Francis



Baccus - 532 & 533








Wow!

Gerald Dean Baccus (1917-1995) was my father. The good looking woman holding him is his mother Mabel (Hudson) Baccus. He was born March 30, 1917 in Garland, Texas.

Mabel was one of 5 chidren born to Emory Ballard Hudson and Cynthia Garrett. Emory was a Rancher near Lingle, Wyoming.



Park Mason - 534








Hello

Just stumbled on your site after doing a search for my family name mason. You have two photos of my g-uncle Park Carmen Mason. One is a yearbook photo and I am still trying to figure out which one he is.

I can tell you though that Photo #25469 Park Mason is the on the far left with a middle part.

This is such a cool website! Thanks for putting this together!

Regards!

Ian



Milfred Buker - 535








Just thought I'd let you know that Milfred Buker (photo in your archives) is a distant relative of mine, we are descendants of James Buker & Mary Elmes, he from one brother me another! Was fun finding him, thanks.

Emily



Copeland - 536 & 537








This is a Copeland from my Copeland's:
ID#47081

He is from my Copeland's line:
ID#47082

Barbara Williams



Cleveland - 538 & 539








This is a photo of my great-grandfather. My Daddy is the baby in the lap of my grandmother the second from the right. I would like any information on this photo.

Thanks

Mary N Cleveland Broom



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You are asking here if I have a family reunion to share and yes I do. It all started in 1998 when a friend of mine had a computer and she listed my grandmother on there who we knew had lived in stamford, CT. and she died there. She had three children and we thought she had died in childbirth but when I got her death certificate it had been TB. She was 26 in the death certificate, Filomena Colangelo Facciuto, but last year in sept., 2004 when I made my trip back to CT. she was 28yrs. on the gravestone. It was great to finally find my grandmother who had started this family. She was buried in the old part of the cemetery and they had no maps at St. Johns Catholic Cemetery on Hoyt St. in Darien, CT. I got in contact with Barbara Kaye who had her listed in the Hale survey from 1935 and gave me the name of the people who were in front of her grave and behind it. Along with a friend Marcia who I had met on classmates.com before our sept. trip we searched the cemetery and found the LaSalle grave in front, but no grandmother and finally my husband noticed a small patch of cement and started to uncover dirt and grass and there she was a 4'x 2' slab right on top of the grave and she is buried with her maiden name (common for italians) Filomena Colangelo, Anni (age) 28 yrs old, morta (death) July 4, 1915. After that I proceeded to call some Faccinto's in CT. and found out they were related to me. Francesco had a brother Vito and a sister Egidia (Facciuto) Morlino, who came from Forenza with two children, Antonia and Maria. I got to meet the granddaughter to Egidia. She showed me pictures of the family.


Filomena and Francesco Faccinto had 3 children. One was Father (Biaggio) William Paul Facciuto,catholic priest b.May 5, 1910 in hartford, CT. Same place Francesco and Filomena were married in 1909, my dad Anthony Joseph Facciuto b. Oct 9. 1911 and Rosa Faccinto b. Sept 4, 1913 (all deceased) were born in stamford. CT. I got the ship manifest on both Grandparents and they came from Forenza, Italy. Francesco was sponsored by an uncle/friend in 1903 Rocco Palmieri/Palmer from Stamford, CT. and Filomena Colangelo came with her sister-in-law Philomena Palmieri Colangelo and two children, Venice and Inez., in 1913, Filomena Colangeo was only 17. They were meeting their father Rocco Colangelo in Hartford, CT. who was Filomena's brother. As time went on I found a death notice on Ancestry.com for a Helen Colangelo williams, with parents Philomena Palmieri and Rocco Colangelo. Helen had died in NM and left a son who I found the address for and the ball starting rolling as Helen was one of 10 children and had one living brother Henry, who I got to meet last Sept. 2004.


Henry is 82 and has a son Kenny 52. I got quie a lot of information from Ted, Helen's son, who told me about his cousin Antoinette and I got to meet her in Sept. 2004, and before I left her house she told me I looked like the Colangelos. It wasn't until I returned from my trip and looked at the pictures we had taken of henry and his son Kenny, that yes I do favor the Colangelo side of the family. How proud I am sure my grandmother would have been to see that I favor her side of the family. My grandfather Francesco has never been found after his wife died in 1915. He put the children in an orphanage in New Haven, CT. and the story is that he tried to go back to Italy. We do not know what happened to him.


The Fahey family from Darien, CT. went to Highland Heights orphanage and got my dad and his sister and raised them.


My uncle William while studying in Rome tried to find his dad but never did. William was at a childrens home in Stamford, CT. Francesco wanted the children to stay together but in 1915 the family was willing to take one but couldn't take all three, and that is why Francesco put them in the orphanage. Told to me by a family member.

Now my next step was to find the Palmieri family that sponsored my grandfather Francesco to come to America. I was told by Antoinette that her mother Crisanne Palmieri Mobilia had an uncle in Stamford, CT. who was Rocco Palmieri changed the name to Palmer and this July I will be going to visit his only living daughter Lucy who is 97 years old. She has many nephews and nieces and the Palmer Market that Rocco started in 1903 has been passed down to generation after generation.


Since that time I have been to the http://www.italianrus.com/ website and found more Palmieri's who are my cousins, one family who lives in NJ. will be visiting me while I am in CT. this summer, we are also cousins. I have a cousins in FL. and some in GA.


I would like to end this letter by telling you that I am an only child of divorced parents and never knew about my family until I started that one search in 1998 and I am now 62 and this has been the most rewarding time of my life and exciting to say the least.


Thank you for letting me share this information with you. I must give a lot of credit to another website, I visited because they helped me a lot, Italian Genealogy On Line Message Board http://anzwers.org/free/italiangen/


Betty Facciuto McLaughlin

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Joe
Break out the balloons and pass me some cake!!! Very nice new look for the website. Classy.


Best regards,


Donna Hitz


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Joe

Love the changes to the site. The new lay out is great.

Helen Smith


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McCracken Photography is still in business. I think the current owner is a grandson of the studio's founder. They may have records that can help you identify the people in the photo. The studio is at 813 N. 10th St. Fargo, ND 58012 phone# (701) 235-5602 You might also try the NDSU library at http://www.lib.nodak.edu/. They have a web page with data on Fargo photographers that might be useful.


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I am doing research on the Perry family. I am desperately seeking info on an Allison Perry born in Allison Park-Uniontown, PA. She might of been born in the 1900's. I am also looking for any info on a Harry Perry born in 1883 from Bobtown, PA and his sister, Jennie, who lived in Allison.


Kris Valentine


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Looking for information on a photographer named C M Johnson Emmetsburg, Iowa and info on Reed and Son Emmetsburg, Iowa who operated Sunbeam Art Studio. Could you help with the time frame that they were in business. I have a couple of photos taken by these photographers and need help dating them. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks from Canada


Lillian McCrimmon


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I saw something on your site that floored me but there was no contact for this person they were looking for Maleski Rose.

The name use to be Chmielewski and they changed it to Maleski.

How do I get in touch with that person?

Barbara Maleski
former name Chmielewski


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My mother died when I was a baby and no one had any photos of her but the obituary which was old and not visual. Is there anyway you could help? Carlotta Laswon 1966-1983


Sam Lawson


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Subject: Looking for Photo of Great-Great-Grandfather







Author: Roberta Campbell Hopper
Date: 4/27/2005 6:26 pm CDT
Robert McMillan Campbell..B.26 Nov 1822 in PA. D.12 Jul 1899 Mercer Co. IL.

He had 10 children (one died at 2mos) with his frist wife Rachel Morgan (she died 13 Mar 1874) one of his children Matthew Fairman Campbell is my great-grandfather and would like to find picture of him too. Great-Great-Grandfather second wife was Amanda Malvina Lanterman (her frist husband was James Cantrall) now Robert and amanda had one child Eugen Roy and he married a Bessie Froster. With all those children someone must have a Picture of Robert McMillan Campbell

Thank you for any help.

Roberta Campbell Hopper
mamahop@pioneer-net.com







Subject: Bataan,POW's







Author: Pam Cranston
Date: 4/28/2005 5:30 am CDT
Looking for anyone with knowledge/pic of this part of the war.







Subject: robert hipkins jr







Author: marian
Date: 4/28/2005 11:35 am CDT
i am in search of my birth father robert joseph hipkins jr
birthdate 04-20-1941 in washington,dc.use to also live in pa.his parents last know address was 1008 kerlin st
chester,pa.he did have a sister name helen which married so i dont know what her last name is now.







Subject: Family of Jenkins & Brock







Author: Betty Felton
Date: 4/29/2005 9:44 pm CDT
Looking for any photos of Jenkins and Brock especially in the Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Texas states.







Subject: Forensic Photo Identification







Author: Colleen Fitzpatrick
Date: 5/3/2005 4:44 am CDT
Hi,

I have just published a book called Forensic Genealogy. You can read about it at www.forensicgenealogy.info. One of the important sections has to do with photogrpah identification. In connection with this, we have been posting contests involving old photos - asking our visitors to answer certain questions about them. It is amazing what we have been able to come up with.

If you send in a photo to us and we feature it, we will give you a free analysis of it plus a prize - either a 10% discount on the book or a free Forensic Genealogy CD (that also comes with the purchase of a book). The discount is transferrable and never expires.

So have a look at our site, and write into us if you think you know the answer to the current quiz.

Colleen Fitzpatrick
Forensic Genealogy
www.forensicgenealogy.info







Subject: Photographers







Author: Midge
Date: 5/5/2005 6:37 pm CDT
Another tip for possibly identifying our unknown photo subjects: Some libraries, colleges, universities and/or historical or genealogical organizations, are preserving the business records, negatives, photos and any other things relating to photographers who are no longer in business. Some of these might be real gems and may include the records of photographers who were in the business years before at that location.

Most of the old studio pictures I have, have the photographer's name and town and sometimes location either on the back or at the bottom of the picture. It certainly wouldn't hurt to contact (or do an Internet search) of area libraries, historical organizations or universities, just to see if there is by chance any information about the photographer you're interested in. You might even find something unexpected by simply searching for that photographer's name.

Don't limit your search to the standard search engines. Try www.answers.com.







Subject: DIVER family photo album, suburban Philadelphia







Author: Sherry Nelson
Date: 5/8/2005 5:06 pm CDT
I found a family photo album from the 1930's & 40's , from Delaware County, PA (near Philadelphia). Most of the photos are unlabeled, but one contains the surname Diver was on the back. There are too many photos & negatives to post here, so contact me for more info.







Subject: Looking for Searls/Searles Photos







Author: Ginny
Date: 5/8/2005 8:15 pm CDT
Am looking for photos of the Searls/Searles families of New York and Ohio. Resided in central and northern Ohio after 1850.







Subject: Marriage liscense







Author: Cassandra Wong
Date: 5/16/2005 5:43 pm CDT
Hi

I have an orginial copy of a marriage lis. for
Paul E. Dybdahl to Mabel V. Gustafson married on 2 Jan 1919

Trying to find the folks that are looking for them.

I was in an antique store and saw this and couldn't leave with out it.

Contact me via email with Marriage lis in the subject

Thank you

Cassandra







Subject: Lookin' for Photos







Author: Gerrie
Date: 5/18/2005 4:33 am CDT
Lookin' for photos of the Litton's (Louisanna & TX area)
Also Dennis family members (Alabama & TX & Portland Oregon area)







Subject: COVEY FAMILY







Author: Bernie Schwindt
Date: 5/18/2005 2:54 pm CDT
Looking for photos of PHEBE ANN COVEY, born Oct. 1815 in New York state to Rev. James Covey and Phebe Smith.
Phebe ann married Joseph Charles Sibley and lived Nunda, Livingston County,New York(1836-1840) & (1854),prior to migrating to Marshall, Calhoun county, Michigan,(1845-1850) then on to Mazeppa, Wabasha county, Mn.(1855-1859) and finally settling in Rock Falls township, Dunn County, Wisconsin, where she died as Phebe Ann COVEY SIBLEY BROWNING, Feb.1901. Her third husband was Alexander H. BROWNING whom she married July 2, 1861, at Pepin, Wisconsin.
Buried Rock Falls cemetery,Rock Falls, Wisconsin, with the burial records simply stating "Mother" no marker on the grave.
Phebe's youngest daughter, Naomi Ann Sibley Youngs, had descendants in Oakes, Dickey county, North Dakota, and Naomi appeared to care for her mother as late as the 1900 census.
Given the late date of 1900, a YOungs descendant could likely have photos of Phebe...
Any help appreciated.

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