Kinsearching January 15, 2006




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825


     If you have an ANSLEY ancestor, you may want to plan to attend the twenty-ninth annual ANSLEY family reunion scheduled for March 24 - 26, 2006. It will take place in Thomson, GA. Persons attending will automatically become members of the Ansley Family Association with no dues payment required. Individuals who cannot attend but would like to get the organization's twice yearly newsletter can receive it for a $10 annual subscription. The periodical publishes data on recent Ansley births, marriages, anniversaries, and deaths throughout the country. For more details about the reunion or the newsletter, write to AFA Membership, Attn: James (Jim) Ansley, Jr., RR 1, Box 229, Brevard, North Carolina 28712-9770.

     With the increasing use of the World Wide Web in family research comes the frequently asked question: "How do I accurately document the information?" Distinguished genealogist Elizabeth Mills comes to the rescue with her new publication QuickSheet, Citing Online Historical Resources.

     Published in the form of a laminated folder, Mills's QuickSheet presents a series of sample citations which show the proper way to document common online sources such as digital books and articles, images of censuses, and databases. Based on the premise that online sources are publications that share the same characteristics as printed publications, the template furnishes rules and examples for resources like vital records, newspapers, and passenger lists. Because a website is the online equivalent of a book, the reference sheet demonstrates how to specify the author/creator/owner of a website, title of the website, URL address, date the information was posted, and other aspects of citation.

     Valuable to all genealogists, whether amateur or experienced, Mills's QuickSheet supplies data about documentation not found in standard citation guides. The arrangement of examples makes them easy to find at a glance. With the material in folder form, the template can be stood up or lain down, making it convenient for prompt reference at home or the library. Its lamination prevents it from tearing and helps to keep it clean and readable. Serving as a companion piece to Mills's classic citation manual EVIDENCE! CITATION & ANALYSIS FOR THE FAMILY HISTORIAN, the handy QuickSheet is destined to receive much use.

     As item number 3849, QuickSheet may be purchased for $5.95. To the price of the template, buyers should add the cost for postage and handling charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $4 for one item and $1.50 for each additional copy; for orders totaling $10 or less, the cost is $2.00. For UPS, the cost is $6 for one copy and $2.50 for each additional copy; on orders totaling $10.00 or less, the cost is $6.00. The reference sheet may be purchased by check, MasterCard, or Visa from Clearfield Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, Maryland 21211 (for phone orders call toll free 1-800-296-6687; fax 1-410-752-8492; website

     Charles N. Ferguson, 811 South Market, Shawnee, OK 74801 is seeking information about these individuals who lived in Hopkins County, TX, in 1850:

George W. GRACE, age 58, b. in TN

Martha J. GRACE, 52, NC

James GRACE, 30, TN

Matilda GRACE, 17, ILL

Mary GRACE, 14, TN

Sary C. GRACE, 10, AR

George W. McGEE, 7, AR

Riley McGEE, 4, AR

     Mary Grace married John SMITH in 1859 in Hopkins Co., TX.