Monday, January 16, 2017

Finding Syllabus Material on the RootsTech 2017 Mobile App

The RootsTech 2017 mobile app for iOS and Android has been available for some time on the App Store and Google Play.

The RootsTech.org website doesn't say much about the mobile app, but there has been information on the RootsTech Facebook pages about it.  Some of the comments I've seen include (from geneablogger Lynn Broderick on Facebook):

""The speaker syllabi materials will ONLY be available on the APP. They will not be available via the website. You have the ability to download, email, and take notes on the electronic handout."

"Through the registration portal, you can select to purchase a printed copy of all the syllabi for $35.00. You pay for this in advance, and pick up onsite at the conference. There will be no printing available onsite - you need to order it in advance if you want one printed."

I downloaded the "RootsTech" app (note that it's not "RootsTech 2017") from the App Store to my iPhone and did not have to sign in with any RootsTech creds, but I did need to specify a credit card (which was not used) in order to download it (I have no clue if that happens to everyone).

I wanted to find the syllabus materials.  

1)  Here is the dashboard for the mobile app on my iPhone:


2)  The class list and the syllabus material can be found on the "Conference Schedule" page (top row, 2nd from right on the screen above).  I tapped on "Conference Schedule":


3)  The different tracks are shown.  I selected "Browse by Day," then selected Wednesday the 8th, and scrolled up and down to see the different classes and workshops.


4)   I chose one of the 3 p.m. classes and saw (two screens):



The page for each class includes the class location, date, time, speaker's name, brief class summary, the track, and resources.  If there is a Handout it will be in Resources.

5)  I tapped "Handouts (1)" and another line appeared:


6)  The handout is in the bottom link - I tapped that and saw:


The app gives me the option to "Take Notes on Handout," "Download Handout" or "Email Handout."

7)  Initially, I chose "Download Handout" and had to tap it again, then had to tap "Download App In ..." and saw the choices:


I could choose to put it in notes, Copy to iBooks, Copy to Adobe Acrobat or Copy to Dropbox.

When I selected "Copy to Dropbox" I could download it to a specific file folder, but it had a 24 digit file name that is not user-friendly.  There is a "Back to RootsTech app" link at the top left of the screen which I didn't see until just now.

8)  The better option, I think, is to "Email the Handout" to myself.  Before I did this, I created a RootsTech 2017 file folder on my computer, and then emailed them one at a time to myself.

When I received the email, I opened it, copied the presentation title and author (e.g., "Records Created at Death_Ackerson"), downloaded the PDF file to my file folder, pasted the title/author text as the file name, and saved it to the file folder.  After that, I was able to go back to the "Conference Schedule" page on the app and do the next class syllabus.  I was able to download over 40 class syllabi to my computer, and name the files something reasonable, in 15 minutes.

9)  When I go to RootsTech, and attend a class, I can download the syllabus item to Adobe Acrobat on my phone or tablet using the process above, and read it while watching the class, assuming there is wi-fi in the classroom.  However, it still has the useless 24 character file name.  I could also read it on my phone or tablet out of Dropbox, but I still have the file name problem.

I hope this helps!

The mobile app works fine, it's logical, and similar to the apps from past years.  There are several seemingly useless extra taps required.  The file name problem is difficult to overcome if you save a file to Acrobat or Dropbox or email, unless you change the file name when you save it to a file folder as I did in 8) above.

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Disclosure:  I received a complimentary registration pass to RootsTech 2017, and earlier RootsTech conferences, for being a RootsTech Ambassador.

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Amanuensis Monday - 1738 Will of John Metcalf (1648-1738) of Medfield, Mass.

This week's documents for Amanuensis Monday are the 1738 Suffolk County, Massachusetts probate records for John Metcalf (1648-1738) of Medfield, Massachusetts:




The transcription of the three different probate records are:


[page 109, right-hand page of first image]

[in right-hand margin]
Probate
of
John Metcalf's
Will
7218

Josiah Willard Esq^r. Commissioned by His Excellency Jonathan Belcher
Esqr Capt^n General & Governour in Chief in & over His Majesty's Province
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England by and with the advice and
consent of the Council to be Judge of the Probate of Wills and for Granting
Letters of admin^acon on the Estates of Persons dece^d, having goods, Chattels
Rights or Credits in the County of Suffolk within the Province aforesaid. To
all unto whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Know ye, That upon
the Day of the Date hereof before Me at Boston in the County aforesaid,
the Will of John Metcalf late of Medfield in the County aforesaid Hus-
bandman dece^d, to these Presents annexed, was Proved approved & allowed.
Who having while he Lived, and at the time of his Death, Goods, Chat-
tels, Rights or Credits in the County aforesaid, and the Probate of the s^d
Wilol, and Power of committing admin^acon of all & singular the Goods,
Chattels, Rights & Credits of the said dece^d by virtue thereof appertaining
unto Me, The admin^acon of all and Singular the Goods, Chattels Rights
and Credits of the Said Dece^d, and his Will in any manner concerning, is
hereby Committed unto Jonathan Metcalf Sole Executor in the same Will
Named, Well and faithfully to Execute the said Will and to administer
the Estate of the said Dece^d according thereunto, And to make a true and
perfect Inventory of all & singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights & Credits of the
s^d Dece^d, and to Exhibit the same into the Registry of the Court of Probate
in the County afores^d at or before the 24^th day of January next Ensuing, and also
to render a plain and true accompt of his said admin^acon upon Oath. In
Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and the Seal of the s^d Court
of Probate. Dated at Boston the Twenty fourth Day of October Anno Dom^i 1738.
John Boydell Reg^r                                                              J. Willqard
                                 Exam^d SS John Boydell Reg^r

[page 110, top of left-hand side of second image]

[in margin]
John
Metcalf's Will
7218

In the Name of God, Amen, the Second Day of March
in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & thirty eight. I
John Metcalfe of Medfield in the County of Suffolk within His Majesty's
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Husbandman being
arrived & come to a considerable & great age in years but of a disposing mind &
Memory thanks be given to God therefore: Calling to Mind the Mortality of my
Body and knowing that it is appointed unto Men once to dye: Do make and
Ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is to say. In the first place and
Principally, I give & recommend my precious Soul into the hands of God who gave
it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buryed in a decent Christian
manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the Resur-
rection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as
touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless Me in
this Life (which remains in my hands) I Do give will & dispose in the follow-
ing manner & form hereinafter expressed. I Will and bequeath that out of my
Moveable Estate the following Sums & Legacies be paid viz to my Brother Joseph
Metcalf or his heirs the Sum of Twenty Shillings and to the Heirs of my
Sisters to wit the Heirs of Elizabeth Ellis and to the Heirs of Experience Wheeler
and to the Heirs of Hannah Bullen and to the Heirs of Mary Ellis to the
Heirs of these my four Sisters abovenamed they being dece^d I will & bequeath
the Sum of Four pounds To Each Family of the Surviving Heirs the Sum of
Twenty Shillings to be paid by my Executor after my decease in Bills of Publick
Credit or Equivalent thereunto. Item I give & bequeath to my Cousins Michael
& Samuel Metcalfe of the Town of Medway and my Cousin Jonathan Metcalfe
my wearing apparel to be Equally divided among them unto whom I have by
Deeds under my Hand & Seal my Real estate in Lands as therein may more
largely appear and since the Decease of my well beloved Wife unto whom
I gave my House & Improvem^ts in Lands reserved out of the above mentioned Deeds
I Do will & bequeath unto my Cousin Jonathan Metcalf the youngest of
my well beloved Brother Michael Metcalfe formerly dece^d My Dwelling House,
and all such Conveniences adjoyning to my House & Barn as are excepted in the
above mentioned Deeds referrence being thereunto had and I Do will & bequeath
unto him the said Jonathan Mercalf all my Moveable Estate Debts and
Funeral Charges and the aboves^d Legacies being first paid unto him and
and to his Heirs forever. And I do constitute name ordain & appoint the aboves^d
Jonathan Metcalfe to be the Executor of this my Last Will & Testam^t
and I Do hereby utterly Disallow and revoke all & every other and former
Testam^ts Wills & bequests in any ways before named Willed & bequeathed
Ratifying & confirming this & no Other to be my Last Will & Testam^t. In
Witness hereof I Set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year above written.
The Mark of JM John Metcalf & a seal

[page 111, top of right-hand page of second image]

Signed Sealed published & declared by the said John Metcalf as his Last
will & Testament in the presence of us the subscribers Jo9nathan Plimpton
Elisha Bowers James Bowers Elisha Barbur.
                                                      Exam^d John Boydell Reg^r

[in right-hand margin]
John Metcalf
Evidence
7218

The within written Will being presented for Probate by the Execut^r therein
named, Jonathan Plimpton Elisha Bowers & James Bowers made Oath that
they saw John Metcalf the Subscriber to this Instrument Sign & Seal & heard
him publish & declare the same to be his Last Will & Testament and that
when he so did he was of sound disposing Mind & Memory according to these
Deponents best discerning and that they (together with Elisha Barbur now
absent by reason of Indisposition) Set to their hands as Witnesses thereof
in the said Testators presence.                                                   J Willard

Boston Octo. 24 1738              John Boydell Reg^r

The source citation for these documents is:

"Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital 
images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2016), Suffolk County > Probate Records, Vol. 32-34, 1734-1739:  Volume 34, pages 109-111 (images 664-665 of 938), 1738 Letter testamentary, will and evidence for estate of John Metcalfe; Original data from Suffolk County [Mass.] Probate Court clerk books.

John Metcalf (1648-1738) had two wives.  He married his first wife, Mary Bowers (1648-1707), in 1676, and they had three children, one died in infancy and the other two died in 1707 in the same month that their mother died.  They did not marry or have children.  John Metcalf married his second wife, Sarah (Turner) Plimpton (1663-1738) in 1708.  They had no children together, but Sarah had two Plimpton children from her first marriage, but one of them died as a child.  The other child, Elizabeth Plimpton (1702-1725) married Jonathan Metcalf (1690-1758) in 1719, and they had three children.  Jonathan Metcalf married twice more.

In the will of John Metcalf (1648-1738), he names his heirs as the heirs of his brother, Joseph Metcalf ((1658-1741), the heirs of his deceased sister Elizabeth (Metcalf) Ellis (1654-1735), the heirs of his deceased sister Experience (Metcalf) Wheeler (1661-1730), the heirs of his deceased sister Hannah (Metcalf) Bullen (1664-1719), the heirs of his deceased sister Mary (Metcalf) Ellis (1668-1727), and the heirs of his deceased brother Michael Metcalf (1650-1691), naming them as "cousins" Michael, Samuel and Jonathan Metcalf.  He named his "cousin" (actually his nephew) Jonathan Metcalf as his executor, and left all of his real property and moveables to Jonathan Metcalf, who was to pay the legacies to the other heirs.

This Jonathan Metcalf (1690-1758) was the one who married his step-cousin, Elizabeth Plimpton, in 1719.  

John Metcalf (1648-1738), Michael Metcalf (1650-1691), Elizabeth (Metcalf) Ellis (1654-1735), Experience (Metcalf) Wheeler (1661-1730), Joseph Metcalf (1658-1741), Hannah (Metcalf) Bullen (1664-1719) and Mary (Metcalf) Ellis (1668-1727) were all children of John Metcalf (1622-1690) and Mary Chickering (168-1698), who married in 1647 in Dedham, and resided in Medfield, Massachusetts.  

This will names all of the known children of John and Mary (Chickering) Metcalf, and three sons of John Metcalf's brother, Michael Metcalf (1650-1691)..  

This is a probate record of a man who married twice, had three children who died before he died and had no children, and whose two wives died before he died.  Having no heirs, his will bequeathed money and property to the heirs of his six siblings.  One of them, Jonathan Metcalf (1690-1758) had married the daughter of John Metcalf's second wife.  So in this will, he is essentially providing for the only living heir of his two wives.

I still need to search the Suffolk County, Massachusetts probate court index books for the inventory and account, and any other papers, for the estate of John Metcalf (1648-1738).

John Metcalf (1648-1738)  is not my ancestor;  his parents are my 9th great-grandparents, his brother Michael Metcalf and his wife Elizabeth Bowers (1654-1724) are my 8th great-grandparents, and his nephew Michael Metcalf (1680-1761) and his wife Lydia White (1686-????) are my 7th great-grandparents through their son, Michael Metcalf (1706-1771), who married Melatiah Hamant (1704-1751).

It was fun untangling this puzzle.  

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NOTE:  Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

My list of previous Amanuensis Monday posts is at  http://www.geneamusings.com/p/amanuensis-monday-posts.html.  

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Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 8 to 14 January 2017

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list).

As of 15 January 2017, there were 2,181 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of  1  from last week):

The added or updated collections are:

*  Russia, Tver Church Books, 1722-1918; 846,696 indexed records with record images, Updated 13 Jan 2017

*  Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912; 71,388 indexed records with record images, Updated 13 Jan 2017

*  France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1894; 143,047 indexed records with record images, Updated 13 Jan 2017

*  Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records; 2,803,546 indexed records with record images, Updated 13 Jan 2017

*  England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004; 565,588 indexed records with record images, Updated 13 Jan 2017

*  Ghana Census, 1984; 1,432,819 indexed records with record images, Updated 13 Jan 2017

*  Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939; Browse Images only, no indexed records, Updated 12 Jan 2017

*  France, Dordogne, Censuses, 1856; 530,930 indexed records with record images, Updated 12 Jan 2017

*  Georgia Deaths, 1928-1940; 462,877 indexed records with record images, Updated 11 Jan 2017

*  South Africa, Cape Province, Civil Deaths, 1895-1972; 648,837 indexed records with record images, Updated 11 Jan 2017

*  Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015; 523,456 indexed records with record images, Updated 11 Jan 2017

*  France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789; 63,715 indexed records with record images, Updated 11 Jan 2017

*  New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998; 384,625 indexed records with record images, Updated 11 Jan 2017

*  North Dakota, County Marriages, 1882-1925; 115,141 indexed records with record images, ADDED 10 Jan 2017

*  Venezuela, Diocese of San Cristóbal, Catholic Church Records, 1601-1962; 688,577 indexed records with record images, Updated 09 Jan 2017

*  Australia, Queensland, Immigration indexes, 1864-1940; 64,508 indexed records without record images, ADDED 09 Jan 2017

This week, one record collection was deleted:

*  Michigan, Eastern District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1995

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

In order to select a specific collection, go to https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of 8 to 14 January 2017

The following databases were added or updated on Ancestry.com during the period from 8 to 14 January 2017:

The databases added or updated include:


*  England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/12/2017

*  South Africa, Occupational Index, 1864-1918; indexed records without record images, ADDED 1/12/2017

*  Gloucestershire, England, Prison Records, 1728-1914; indexed records with record images, Updated 1/12/2017

*  England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1988; indexed records without record images, Updated 1/12/2017

*  Ohio, Naturalization Petition and Record Books, 1888-1946; indexed records with record images, Updated 1/11/2017

*  Antwerp, Belgium, Civil Registration, 1796-1906; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/10/2017

*  Namur, Belgium, Civil Registration, 1800-1912; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/10/2017

*  Brabant, Belgium, Civil Registration, 1582-1914; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/10/2017

*  East Flanders, Belgium, Civil Registration, 1541-1912; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/10/2017

*  Liège, Belgium, Civil Registration, 1676-1700, 1798-1901; indexed records without record images, ADDED 1/10/2017

*  Washington, Petitions for Naturalization, 1860-1991; indexed records with record images, Updated 1/10/2017

*  London, England, Stock Exchange Membership Applications, 1802-1924; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/9/2017

*  Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/9/2017

*  London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1930; indexed records with record images, Updated 1/9/2017

*  London, England, TS Exmouth Training Ship Records, 1876-1918; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/9/2017

*  London, England, Gamekeepers' Licences, 1727-1839; indexed records with record images, ADDED 1/9/2017

The recently added and updated page on Ancestry.com is at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections.

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at  http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx. 
 

By my count, there were 10 NEW databases ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,812 databases available as of 15 January, an increase of 9 from last week.  The count is off by 1, I wonder why?

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Disclosure:  I have a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription.  Ancestry.com has reimbursed me for travel expenses to meetings and has hosted meals in Salt Lake City in past years.

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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 8 to 14 January 2017

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.


My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


*  DNA Testing for Adoptees: 2017 by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  Judy reviews the tests and best practices for Adoptee DNA tests and results.

*  German Genealogy Research - The Basics German Research - Getting From Here to There;  German Research -- Using Maps by Miles Meyers on Miles' Genealogy Tips blog.  Miles has an excellent series on German research.

*  FamilySearch Reviews 2016 Accomplishments -- Part 1 and Part 2 by the writer of the Ancestry Insider blog. Mr. AI highlights the FamilySearch stats and compares them to the 2015 accomplishments.

*  Marrying of Cousins by Wayne Shepheard on the Discover Genealogy blog.  Wayne reviews this issue in the world, UK and the US.

*  Family Tree Maker (R) -- Goodbye Ancestry -- Hello MacKiev by Dave Robison on the Old Bones Genealogy of New England Blog.  Dave explains how Software MacKiev fixed his Family Tree Maker installation issues.

*  What to do When Your @FamilyTreeDNA Autosomal Results Come In by Louis Kessler on Louis Kessler's Behold Genealogy blog.  Louis got his FamilyTreeDNA results and used a spreadsheet and tree to analyze it.

*  Go Ahead, Contact That Courthouse! by Janine Adams on the Organized Your Family History blog.  Great advice.

*  My Living DNA Results Part 1: Family Ancestry Maps by Debbie Kennett on the Cruwys News blog.  Debbie shares her biogeographical ancestry from this test which concentrates on British Isles ancestry.

*  Working on Wednesday: William R. Phillips (1818-1890), Merchant - The Presidential Pardon Application, August 1865 by Christine Manczuk on the Ancestry Island blog.  Christine has a fascinating document about her ancestor.

*  Geni.com at 10 Years -- The Challenges Ahead by E. Randol Schoenberg on the Schoenblog.  Randol discusses unified trees in general and compares them, and has a wish list for Geni improvements.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking 13th Jan 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.


*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 12 January 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.


*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Friday Finds -- Week 2, 2017 by Martin Roe on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

  Friday Finds 13 Jan 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.


 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 14, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (January 14, 2017) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 1600 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.




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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best Find of 2016, and Research Challenge for 2017

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
1)  What was your best research achievement in 2016?  Tell us - show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph.  Brag a bit!  You've earned it!

2)  We all have elusive ancestors.  What research problem do you want to work on in 2017?  Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post. 


Here's mine:

1)  My best research achievement in 2016 was finding many of the extended family members of Elizabeth Auble (1814-1899) after receiving her will in an Ancestry Hint.  She was the sister of my 2nd great-grandfather, David Auble, and through this will I added four more siblings to my database, and identified many Auble line relatives.  I wrote about this in a series of blog posts:

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 1: Finding Elizabeth's Will (25 April 2016).
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 2: Transcription of Elizabeth Auble's Will (28 April 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 3: Identifying Elizabeth Auble's Heirs (29 April 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 4: The William Auble Challenges (3 May 2016)
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 5: The Sophia Auble Challenges Part 1 (5 May 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins -- Post 6: Solving the William Auble Challenge (6 May 2016)
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 7: Sophia Auble's Descendants (10 May 2016)
*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 8: Nathan Auble's Descendants (17 May 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 9: Was Sarah Auble Elizabeth's Sister? (24 May 2016)

*  Making Progress on My Auble Cousins - Post 10: The Strubles (10 June 2016).

2)  For 2017, I anticipate adding to my RootsMagic database using information found online and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City in February.  In the process, I may get a breakthrough on a brickwall ancestor, or perhaps another researcher will find my blog posts and be able to extend one or more lines. 

I don't anticipate being able to travel much to do onsite research in 2017 due to my and Linda's health and mobility limitations.  We will go to RootsTech in Salt Lake City in February and to the Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank in June, and perhaps fit in a cruise in the fall.  


In the future, I want to return to Massachusetts again to do onsite research, especially at the NEHGS and in local libraries, historical societies and cemeteries.  I want to go to southern Ontario to do onsite research on my Kemp and related lines.  I also want to visit northern New Jersey to try to find information about my Auble and Knapp and related lines.  

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