Just some info:

Please keep in mind that I have lots of time and money invested in this project. Many of the names are family members... some a few (not usually very far) generations down the line. Others are names in my husband's family, brothers-in-laws families and my sons-in-laws families and daughter-in-laws families. Some are related to others in my family tree but not directly to me. All information I have personally gathered. I did not use any information from the Mormon Church's many sites. I have researched everything. Most photos belong to me directly, except the ones that I have given credit too.

My family lines are (note: the * are in my family tree {I still have many to mark.}) Jones, Pugh, Knowles, Prothero, Painter, Owens, Nash, Albright, Watkins, Hall, Edgerton, Willoughby, Draper, Charinsky, Aikin, Moore, Meers, Morgan, DalValley (DalVallee), Monson, Klaman, Breeden, Dora, Russell, Williamson, Arnold, Chism, Siddell, Weindenburner, Gill, Ames, Wallis, Chantos, Keller, Davis, Wilcox, Cox, Pate, Gruber, Palmer, Sullivan, Douthit, West, Butler, Reese, Balsley, Smallcomb and the list goes on.

Some folks, on this blog, are friends or friends' parents. Others are individuals that are on the same page as one of my family.

I am willing to do research for others, however I do charge for extensive research and for the cost of research items. To check in some of our local cemetery records they do charge. Birth and Death records also cost. Before I do that search I will require a deposit in my paypal account. Please ask ahead if I will be charged to help you. Also all of the articles I have, I have paid to make copies of .

Give me a Shout-out About Family History

I am not only looking for and posting my own family history, but others that I have found.

Blank lines means the individual is still living at the time that I post the article. I try not to publish any names of living individuals. This is not always possible, as some folks may still be alive and I don't know them. Sorry if I have posted a name of someone you know for sure is still living. Contact me and I will make their name a blank line.
I have the complete obit if you are related and need more information. Please state how you are related in your email.

Have Genealogy you would like to share?

Contact me at genealogist53@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lost and now FOUND

Doing research last night I came across one of my husband's cousins. This discovery has led to contact and now we are trying to get together. WOW. I quickly called James' brother David, who wanted me to forward the email. Then he talked to James and gave me more information. So I can say I had a great 24 hours! Welcome back Eddie, we may have lost you for a while, but now we have found you!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ethel Jones Pre-Nuptial Announcement*

*Ethel Jones is the daughter of John W. and Elizabeth Owens Jones.

Ben Aikin is the son of Frank and Laura Crockett Aikin.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Knowles - Newport, Indiana*

I am not sure at this time if this is my James E. Knowles or not. I found this information in source 2 page 54.
"James E. Knowles etal to James L. Hackelton Lot 10, block 2 in Knowles addition to Clinton - $150"
"James E. Knowles etal to John F. Walters Lot 2 & 3, block 3, Knowles addition to Clinton - $235"

Page 80: "James E. Knowles etal to Emma A. Ashley Lot 9, block 2, in Clinton - $100"

Page 121: Board of Commissioners December Term 1886 (Others are listed)
On account of highways
James E. Knowles 1.50

page 159: "James E. Knowles to J. A. Henry Lot 7, in Clinton - $110"

page 168: "J. E. Knowles to C. O. Kehve lot 10, in Clinton - $125"

On page 216 is an article were a man is injured that works for the Knowles Bros.
Source 3
Page 179: Thursday, October 17, 1872
"Charles Knowles to Collon James Part of lot 13 in Clinton for $200."

Page 16: Thursday. April 23, 1868
Warrant issued against Estate of Charles B. Knowles and James E. Knowles
Clinton, Vermillion County, IN
Court to be held May 16, 1868

page 55: April 8, 1869
Roll of Honor
Subscriptions to Hoosier State
Charles B. Knowles 1.00

page 274: Thursday, December 18, 1873
James E. Knowles & Charles P. Knowles vs Collon James
Note on foreclosure - demurrer to complaint sustained - continued to
amend complaint

page 172: Thursday, September 12, 1872
List of Premiums Awarded by the Vermillion Agricultural Society
Class B, Farm Products
Best Irish Potatoes E. Knowles $2.00

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Celtic Fest in Chicago

We went to the Celtic Fest in Chicago this weekend. While there I was given information on different Welsh organizations in America. They have given a list of some possible sources of information. Some I had already others are new to me. WAGS is the Welsh American Genealogy Society Inc. You can find them at www.rootsweb.com Also www.genuki.org.uk the British Isles Family History Society ~ www.rootsweb.com/bifhsusa and the National Library of Wales: www.llgc.org.uk

Check these places out if you haven't already.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Names, Pictures, and Memories Lost

I have taken pictures to my mother many times, hoping that she will remember something about them. At 91 she doesn't remember many of the people in the photo. I have done much research and at times I am able to name people only because I have another photo with some of the individuals in them.
Remember to name folks in your photos, maybe tell a little history of the day, and place.
Another great way to preserve your family history is to keep a journal, or write your memories to share with others.
I have started my outline of my research for future generations of my family. Why don't you begin yours?
By the way, blogging is a great way to share your thoughts, research and stories with others; however remember to journal the things you write about for generations to come.... blogs and computers may not be around in the distant future... remember reel to reel tape?