My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

RootsWeb -- Have You Used This Source?

This past week has been busy, as I helped 12 people who contacted me via the FREE RootsWeb site. Below is a screen shot of my email archived files for this week. The six queries are for various surnames, others were placed in individual labeled files; two in the Westover file, one in Canadian and two in the Scrambling file, so a total of 11. I never paid much attention to totals or how many I helped until yesterday. Just recently I began asking people if they found me through my Blog or RootsWeb. All of them said RootsWeb. If you help people, you know the conversation thread usually goes back and forth with the exchange of information, so the entire process can take days to come to a conclusion. All my RootsWeb correspondence is archived, so in the past five or so years with Gmail, I've helped about 560 people.

If you don't use RootsWeb, I hope you try it. It's a nice place to put your GEDCOM, for others to see, and 72 Saturday Surname entries for my Blog was done through RootsWeb, I prepare their Register report and copy my data to the blog. Easy, easy.

An example of a RootsWeb report using their Register format is below.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1.ALEXANDER F. FARMER was born 5 MAR 1814 in Canada or New York, and died 27 JAN 1864 in Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married HULDAH S. LAY ABT 1833 in (Prob.) New York, daughter of DANIEL LAY and ANNA BROWN. She was born 5 SEP 1817 in Niagara Co., New York, and died 11 SEP 1902 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan.
  
Children of ALEXANDER F. FARMER and HULDAH S. LAY are:
+2  i.Louisa J. FARMER was born 25 OCT 1835 in New York, and died 8 JAN 1912 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan.
+3  ii.JOHN NELSON FARMER was born 3 MAR 1839 in Wilson, Niagara Co., New York, and died 27 JUL 1892 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
+4  iii.Charles M. FARMER was born 21 NOV 1842 in Michigan, and died 6 JUN 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
 5  iv.Emily A. FARMER was born 14 MAY 1845 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 29 JAN 1866 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
+6  v.Daniel Emory FARMER was born 14 MAY 1846 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 23 AUG 1907 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

2.Louisa J. FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 25 OCT 1835 in New York, and died 8 JAN 1912 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan. She was buried in Banfield Cemetery, Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan. She married Seneca P. IDEN 1856. He was born MAR 1830 in New York, and died 5 APR 1903 in Bedford, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in Banfield Cemetery, Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan.
  
Children of Louisa J. FARMER and Seneca P. IDEN are:
 7  i.Francis E. IDEN was born OCT 1858, and died 22 AUG 1869 in Hohnstown, Michigan.
+8  ii.Clarence E. IDEN was born OCT 1859 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan, and died 23 DEC 1924 in Bedford Twp., Calhoun, Michigan.

3.JOHN NELSON FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 3 MAR 1839 in Wilson, Niagara Co., New York, and died 27 JUL 1892 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried 29 JUL 1892 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married LANY \ LANA A. SCRAMBLING 18 SEP 1862 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of JACOB S. SCRAMBLING and SARAH VAN WOERT. She was born 14 AUG 1841 in Otsego Co., New York, and died 9 SEP 1872 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 26 SEP 1872 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married MARY C. SCRAMBLING 9 NOV 1873 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Henry William SCRAMBLING and Mary P. JOHNSON. She was born 18 FEB 1843 in Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 16 JUN 1913 in W. LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 18 JUN 1913 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
  
Children of JOHN NELSON FARMER and LANY \ LANA A. SCRAMBLING are:
+9  i.SARAH BELLE FARMER was born 26 SEP 1864 in Battle Creek area, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 4 JAN 1931 in Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois.
 10  ii.Mary Nancy FARMER was born 3 MAR 1867 in Michigan, and died 14 APR 1868 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
 11  iii.Elsie FARMER was born 27 AUG 1871 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 8 SEP 1871 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

4.Charles M. FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 21 NOV 1842 in Michigan, and died 6 JUN 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery/aka Kelsey Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married Arcena Estella ALDRICH 18 MAY 1870 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Amos Nelson ALDRICH and Margaret A. HEATH. She was born 1 MAR 1851 in Charleston Twp., Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 1 APR 1920 in Newton Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan.
  
Child of Charles M. FARMER and Arcena Estella ALDRICH is:
 12  i.Clayton F. FARMER was born 5 DEC 1879 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 3 MAR 1899 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

6.Daniel Emory FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 14 MAY 1846 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 23 AUG 1907 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married Belinda MUTTON 6 JUL 1887 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Charles MUTTON and Anne HARVEY. She was born DEC 1857 in Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada, and died AFT 1938 in of Stohrville Twp., Harper Co., Kansas. He married Nancy A. HOAG 17 NOV 1867 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Charles HOAG and Polly w\o Charles HOAG. She was born 10 MAR 1850 in Michigan, and died 29 JUL 1879 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. She was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan.
  
Child of Daniel Emory FARMER and Belinda MUTTON is:
+13  i.Francis Arthur FARMER was born 6 AUG 1895 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 22 APR 1969 in of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

Children of Daniel Emory FARMER and Nancy A. HOAG are:
+14  i.Frederick Emery FARMER was born 14 AUG 1868 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 4 MAR 1951 in Los Angeles Co., California.
 15  ii.Burton W. FARMER was born 12 JUL 1870 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 24 AUG 1872 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan.

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