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website, the most recent change
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I have returned from vacation and have LOTS to add to this site! I’ll do my best to update all
items within the next few weeks… I have new info of the Andersen, Christensen,
Dickerson, Gibson, Huston, Kennett, Larsen, Logan, Powers, Seaman, Sheets,
Shinn and Welton lines!
Family history of Kristen Pedersen Dreier and
Else Jensdatter of Bćlum Parish, Aalborg County, North
Included in this bio are the census records for 1801,
1834, 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855 and 1860. Also included are the Arrival and
departure records of Bćlum Parish and arrival records of Sřnder Kongerslev of
Poul Andersen and Jensine Christensen (Kristensdatter).
Newly updated family history of Poul Andersen/Paul Anderson.
LOTS of more info! His parents,
sibling, baptism records, parish records and census!
Revised the page “For No Good Reason” with
Both of the above updates would
not be possible without the help of Martin Andersen of Denmark! Although not
related, he has been a great help in my research of the Andersen/Christensen
families! Thanks Martin!
GenUtil a GREAT shareware/free program to calculate age and
birth date from gravestone info! And will convert surname to soundex for you
too! Download here!
Thanks to Mary June Butler I am able to add these obits,
photos and also the bio of Matilda and Cyrus! Thanks so much for sharing Mary
Obit of Hulda Carson-Gibson
Obit of Valentine Kennett
Obit of Cyrus C. Gibson
Obit of Anna M. Crabbs
of Matilda Gibson-Kennett…This is a MUST READ!! So
Headstone photo of
Cyrus Gibson & Annie Missouri Crabbs-Young-Gibson
Photo and Bio of Cyrus Gibson &
wife Anna Crabbs
Gibson-Thompson Cemetery of Greene County, Iowa Transcribed!!
1840, 1850, 1856, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Census records for
Miller Cemetery, McPherson Co, NE “
listing for Michael Mann
Bio of Albert Gibson & Mary Seaman
Family researcher Mary June Butler has identified everyone
in this Gibson photo!
Mary June also supplied this photo of Archelaus’ headstone
and the photo of
Hulda Carson-Gibson, wife of
Additional researchers’ and their surnames listed on the “Family Researchers” page
A HUGE “Thank You” to Dorothy Gibson Tuttle who has been
researching the Gibson line for several years. We now have 3 more
generations! (About 700 people!), added to the Gibson line, starting with
Thomas Gibson 1674-1734 Virginia. All because of the many years of hard work
and dedication Dorothy has devoted to the Gibson line! Details coming soon!
Betty Martin, researcher of the Huston line has added MANY
new names to our Huston branch using the “Family Group Sheet Input Form”. Most I
have been able to add to the family tree located at World Connect, and the
rest will be added shortly! Thanks again Betty!
We have a “new found” family member, Mary June Butler! She
has photos and information of the Gibson and Kennett families, which we will
be adding to this site as fast as I can prepare them! (See photos mentioned
I have redirected the family tree link to the World Connect site,
for the time being, while I update my gedcom to include all related documents
and records of each individual and all the new additions! The family tree has
now grown to almost 4,000 relatives, and more will be added soon!!
I have also added a “Quick Link” to this website. You can
now reach this site with the address of http://committed.to/familyhistory A lot
less typing and MUCH easier to remember!
Obituaries of Benjamin, Lucille
& Walter S. Batson
Obituaries of John T. Huston and Sarah E. Watts-Huston
Linked the “Family Researchers” Page, (*See who
is working on what branches!)
***I have recently discovered from fellow researcher Betty
Martin, an error in the tree! John Thomas Huston married Sarah Elizabeth
Watts…. NOT Sarah
Elizabeth Mann as previously thought. This of course changes the tree
considerably!!! As you know I am in the process of updating the gedcom and
hope to have the new version posted shortly. I will of course be including
this new information!
***I originally thought the Gibson family photo (used
for entry page) included a family friend T. Ryon, from the caption “T. Ryon to Nebraska 15 days”…in
reality the other man is Albert Gibson, father
of Fred. The caption correctly reads, “Tyron, To Nebraska in 15 days”. Tyron
is the township in McPherson Co, NE where Albert & Fred purchased 640
***I have recently located the graves of Albert J. Gibson and
wife Mary Seaman-Gibson in Miller Cemetery, McPherson Co, NE.
Janice and her mother Crystal have been a great help in researching
the Batson line. Crystal’s recollections of growing up in the Batson Bottoms
area of Worth Co, MO have been a priceless addition to our family history. I
have sent a letter but would also like to add here my condolences to Janice
daughter of Crystal Batson-Herndon. I am truly sorry for your loss Janice.
Created & posted a homestead land diagram for McPherson Co, NE
showing Albert J. Gibson & Fred Garfield Gibson’s homesteads, as well as
the surrounding neighbors in 10 Sections of Townships 19 & 20.
Received for site content, the “Top 10 Sites” Award from Site
Critique.net, for month of July 2001.
I am a little closer to locating (I hope) the Nat. papers of Paul
Anderson & Samuel Larsen.
Received this week the first (of many more hopefully!) additions to
out family tree via the new input form. This information is from a newly
found cousin, Diane Higgins! Thanks Diane!
I have been collecting information of Mordecai Batson of VA, trying
to see if an actual connection can be made between Mordecai and possible son
William Batson Sr.
Should soon be receiving the probate papers I ordered of the
Robison/Dickerson connections in Sauk Co, WI. They are of Benjamin Calkin,
Henry Dickerson & Thomas Dickerson. Hopefully this will lead to new
I am in the process of creating a page listing of those who are
researching our family (that’s you!) and listing the surnames and your e-mail
address and/or web address. If you would like to be included on this list,
please e-mail me the information, as you would like it posted. I will NOT add
you to the list unless you do request to be added, so please don’t forget to
If you have made any new connections or discoveries within our tree,
please let me know and I will post the information here!
Today I added a "Family
Group Sheet Input Form”.
You can access the form from my home page or here, from the "Contribute
or Correct" link. It took some doing, but looks as though
it will work out great!
Now .... how do you use this new "thingy"!!
Just fill out the form with any
information you have on your branch of the family, which I don't have already
posted. If you find I have something in error posted, please make the
correction here. I will then be able to compile all our information into one
group effort. The whole family working on the family tree! We should be able
to soon have a clear picture of our tree and it will be much easier to see
where we need to gather more info.
Quick note…This site has just been highlighted
in the Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter! Posted on Ancestry.com, Inc. You can see
the posting at
I have located the marriage certificates of Emily Robison
(m. 1860 John M. Baker) & Eunice Robison (m. 1865 James Caukin) and the
land purchase record of their father Joseph Robison for the land in Sauk Co,
WI 1858. They are on their way to me. Once I get them I will post them
I ordered the marriage certificate of John Wesley Anderson
& Alta Elizabeth Robison m. 1906, Hall Co, NE. and will be posting it
Mostly this week I worked on the html code, to allow
Netscape browsers to view my pages correctly. I am almost done, but not
I have added a new section which will be posted shortly,
“Who, What, Where, When & Why”. This section will document the locations
and timeframe of my main surnames.
New winners to my “Awards Presented” page; please visit them when you
get the time!
You might have noticed the little transition code to the
entry page, just something to perk things up a bit…please let me know what
you think! I have been toying with the idea of adding a “jukebox” to the home
page. This would allow you to choose IF you would like to listen to music
while viewing my pages, and if so you can choose the titles or let it play
randomly. Please offer your thoughts.
I have added a section for “Family History Publications”,
but the link is not yet active…will be soon!
Well that’s about it for this week… Hope everyone is
Created a listing of the websites who have qualified for my
“Genealogy Award of Excellence”. Please check out their sites, all are worth
viewing! (Link on my home page)
Added the "Genealogy Pages Web
Ring" to this site.
Today I am posting my full-site revision! I hope
you will now find it easier to navigate and more pleasing to the eye! Once I get all the kinks worked out I will
again start adding new content.
family tree (gedcom) is currently being revised, and will have an updated
version posted to this site shortly!
let me know if you come across any broken links (or other problems) and I
will try to correct them quickly!
graphics and backgrounds used on this site as well as the photo frames you
will see in my family photo section are my creations, I hope you like them!
Section… “Web Site Awards”. This is a site award I offer to web site authors
recognizing all their hard work and efforts. Everybody deserves a pat on the
back from time to time!
section…”Family History Publications”. This link will be active shortly!
the larger categories have been divided into smaller sections for faster
loading and a navigation link has been added to the bottom of each page to
make it easier to get around.
(for the time being) the “Surname & Researcher” list from this site, as
it quickly became too large to easily handle in its current format. I will be
reformatting and adding it back to the site soon. Until then, all the
messages are still available in my guest book; just use your “find” feature
in your browser to locate a particular surname.
love to hear your comments and any suggestions on my site revision, please
let me know what you think!
Updated my family tree
& added over 100 people!
"Funnies" page with "old time era" jokes.
Added article of the
1876 Richland Co, OH, Pioneer Re-Union- LOTS of surnames!
"How to read and
understand legal land descriptions" from the research tips link on my
letters written to Blanch Anderson-Gibson 1920-1930's
of John Melrose, Wood Co, W VA
of all major Indian Wars and Conflicts in US
of the "Mad Stone" added to "Truth & Lore"
debate of Anderson-Andersen spelling added to "Truth & Lore"
more photos to the Gibson family index
more photos including;
Batson School 1910 Class photo (with most identified!) also photo of the
Batson Bridge 1915, both in Worth Co, MO.
& Death Certificates, some now and more to come!
listing of all early land purchases 1824-1848 of Mt. Pulaski, Logan Co, IL
Family History Reports
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Site created March 20th, 2001.