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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Day 2 Activities at Jamboree

Day two at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree in Burbank was an expanded version of day one, but with more variety.


*  We started out with breakfast in the Blogger Lounge area.  They didn't have bananas!  Undaunted, I went over to the breezeway breakfast cart and bought one.

*  I was determined to attend more classes today.  I've looked forward to Thomas Jones talk on "Can a Complex Research Problem Be Solved Solely Online?"  This was a fascinating case study that starts out very much like any late 18th century research.  But then it got complicated as Tom went through the records found online in a methodical investigation.  I loved it!

*  The Exhibit Hall was opened so I went in and browsed a bit, took some photos, and then went ti hear Rev. Dave McDonlad's presentation on "Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma's Church Go?"  From the handout, I thought that this would be a church history talk, but it ended up being a description of the characteristics and beliefs of about 15 different (I didn't count) church systems.  It was fascinating.  The history in the handout is great too.

*  Now it was 11 a.m., and I knew I needed to do more in the Exhibit Hall.  Talked to Geoff and his team at Legacy Family Tree, to Rachel at Ancestry.com about DNA, Dean Richardson about Genlighten and their move to Orange County, and more.  Met Alice Kane briefly at the NEHGS exhibit.

*  Went out to get lunch in the breezeway carts, and ate with Virginia at a table there.  No hot dogs or burgers, only meatball sandwiches, so I didn't have a sandwich.  Then it was back to the Exhibit Hall.

* Attended the 12:30 p.m. prize drawing (didn't win anything) and then watched the Global Family Reunion on the big screen TV while the SCGS folks were handing bout the "I Am a Jamboree Cousin" papers.  Then we waited an extra 30 minutes as the emcee in New York said stupid things and finally Sister Sledge did her song and we sang along.  All through the time there were five beach balls in the crowd being batted around.  There was a GFR group picture and then a Blogger photo taken.   I took a lot of pictures ad posted some of them in the earlier post.

*  I went back to the Exhibit Hall and sat and uploaded several photos to Facebook and more to my email.  Then at 2 p.m. I went to George G. Morgan's talk on "The Genealogist as CSI."  This was a pretty good summary of working through a research problem following the Genealogical Proof Standard.  It suffered from a bit of confusion over primary/secondary source and original/derivative source, and it could have used some graphic images and a short case study.

*  Now it was 3 p.m. and I stopped to see Lisa Louise Cooke and compare grandchild notes, then talked to the Mayflower Society lady and she noted that it was almost time for the Belmont Stakes.  I went to the Blogger Lounge and watched the race.  On the way back to the Exhibit Hall, I ran into Jay Holladay and he asked me to take some photos of his Tech Zone and the volunteers there.  I took some standard photos and also a panorama which showed everyone in the room.  I will write a separate blog post about this.

*  I went back to the Exhibit Hall and took more photos, and talked to Anna at Ancestry about the indexed probate records coming to Ancestry working with FamilySearch.  This is really exciting for me.

*  Went up to the room and wrote the Day two photo post, then we went down to the Blogger Lounge and I took some pictures.

*  Dennis and Gloria came and we went out to dinner with them to Black Angus.  We had a great time.  My iPhone GPS worked well both ways.

*  We were back by 9 p.m. and I came up and wrote this post.  I will update the blog compendium post soon.

That was my Day Two - busy, educational and fun.  I attended, and managed to stay awake in, three classes (out of six on the schedule).  I took notes in Evernote on my tablet.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


Day 2 Wanderings at Jamboree in Photos

Day 2, Saturday, 6 June, at the SCGS Genealogy Jsmboree was a pretty full day.  I will report my activities in a separate post.  In this post are some of the photographs that I took in the Exhibit Hall and Conference Hall Concourse:

1)  The MyHeritage team at Jamboree - Mark, Kiara and Mike:


2)  The Legacy Family Tree team:


3)  Dr. Dave Dowell is here - he gave some DNA presentations:


4)  Paul Hawthorne and Virginia Taylor (CVGS President):


5)  GSNOCC President Ruth Govorchin and speaker Peggy Lauritzen:


6)  Crista Cowan (of Ancestry) and Janet Hovorka (of FamilyChartMasters):


The Global Family Reunion photo op was after the "We Are Family" sing-along, While we waited, Paula Hinkel made us practice holding the "I Am a Jamboree Cousin" signs and the crowd batted beach balls around.  Here are some photos from this gathering:

7)  Some geneabloggers in the enthusiastic crowd:


8)  Paul Hinkel on stage trying to control the enthusiastic crowd while we waited for the song and photo:


9)  "Cousins" and geneabloggers Sheri Fenley and Elizabeth O'Neal:


9)  More geneabloggers in the crowd:


11)  Bernice Bennett, Angela Walton-Raji and Kim Cotton with their signs:



12)  The official Global Family Reunion photo:


14)  The Geneablogger yearly photo (taken after the GFR photo and missing many geneabloggers because of the GFR being 30 minutes late):


There will be more pictures on Sunday!


Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver.  People in these photos can copy and use them as they wish!


Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Best Research Find In May 2015

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


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:


1)  I am away at the SCGS genealogy Jamboree this weekend, having too much fun (I hope!).

2)  What was your best genealogy research "find" in May 2015?  It could be a record, it could be a photograph, etc.  Whatever you judge to be your "best."

3)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, or in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or google+ post.

Here's mine:

While doing research to add content and context to my 52 Ancestors sketch of Humphrey White (1757-1814), my 4th great-grandfather, I found the following records:

*  Four deeds in Bristol County, Massachusetts for Humphrey buying/receiving and then selling two parcels of land in Westport on the west side of the (now) Westport River.  I wrote about two of the deeds (to date) in:

*  Amanuensis Monday - Post 269: 1794 Deed of Jonathan White to Humphrey White in Bristol County, Mass. (25 May 2015)
*  Amanuensis Monday - Post 270: 1792 Deed of Stephen Gifford to Humphrey White in Bristol County, Mass. (1 June 2015)

Then, I found the location of the Humphrey White house in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island based on an 1870 historical map, a vanity book article about the family, a photo in his profile on Geni.com, and Google Maps street view.  My post was:

*  Finding Humphrey White's House in Glocester, R.I. (27 May 2015)

That's it!!

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Surname Saturday - PERKINS (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1123 who is  Thankslord PERKINS (1645-1722) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through one generation of this PERKINS family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34. Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35. Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)


70.  Thomas Dill (1758-1836)
71.  Hannah Horton (1761-1797)

140.  Thomas Dill (1708-1761)
141.  Mehitable Brown (1714-1758)

280.  Thomas Dill (1682-1718)
281.  Mary Peirce (1682-1713)

560.  Peter Dill (1645-1692)
561.  Thanks Shepard (1651-????)

1122.  Ralph Shepard, born before 03 June 1606 in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England; died before 11 September 1693 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 21 May 1632 in St. Bride Fleet Street, London, England.
1123.  Thankslord Perkins, born about 1612 in England; died after 28 March 1675 in Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Ralph Shepard and Thankslord Perkins are:
i. Sarah Shepard, born before 06 August 1633 in Stepney, Middlesex, England; died 15 January 1679 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; married Samuel Tompson; born before 16 February 1630 in Lancashire, England; died 18 June 1695 in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
ii. Thomas Shepard, born about 1635 in probably Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 29 September 1719 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; married (1) Hannah Ensign 19 November 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born Bef. 06 July 1640 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died 14 March 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; married (2) Joanna before 1700 in probably Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
iii. John Shepard, born 26 October 1637 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 15 December 1699 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Sarah Goble before 1661 in probably Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born before 27 March 1638 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 30 November 1717 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
iv. Isaac Shepard, born 20 June 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 February 1677 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Mary Smedley 10 December 1667 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 07 June 1648 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 22 September 1697 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States.
v. Trial Shepard, born 19 December 1641 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died Aft. 1704 in probably Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Walter Power 11 March 1661 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born about 1639 in Waterford, Ireland; died 22 February 1708 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
vi. Abraham Shepard, born about 1647 in Massachusetts, United States; died 22 February 1716 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Judith Philbrook 02 January 1673 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born 1648 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 22 February 1715 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
vii. Thanks Shepard, born 10 February 1651 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Peter Dill 13 October 1669 in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

viii. Jacob Shepard, born June 1653 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 February 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Some sources say that Thankslord Perkins was the daughter of Thomas Perkins of London.  

I have no sources for the parents or siblings of Thankslord Perkins.  The Ralph Shepard family is treated in:

* John Brooks Threlfall, Twenty-six Great Migration Colonists to New England and Their Origins, ( Madison, Wis. : the author, 1993), pages 275-282.

*  Robert Charles Anderson (editor), The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), pages 262-269. 

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Day 1 Activities at Jamboree

Friday at Jamboree was a typical Jambo-day for me.  I attended a few classes, wandered the Exhibit Hall, and saw quite a few geneabloggers and Genea-Musings readers.  A fun day.


(photo courtesy of J. Paul Hawthorne)

*  We ate breakfast in the lounge just between the lobby and the elevators - I had my banana and blueberry muffin.  Paul, Sheri and Elyse were there and we took some pictures.  Then I saw Laurie and Beverley and we took some more pictures.

*  Then it was off for the first Genealogy World roundtable discussions at 8:30 a.m.  I chose to sit at Butch Hibben's table, which was about Technology.  Butch reviewed a long list of mobile apps like Evernote and CamScanner to a full table.  There were lots of questions.  I talked to Laurie a bit about some of her research too.

*  I was going to go to the second roundtable session but it was pretty full and I hung out in the conference center for awhile.  I went to hear Drew Smith at 11 a.m. on Crowdsourcing, but it was mainly about RootsWeb message boards and mailing lists, so I left and had lunch in the breezeway between buildings - a hot dog, chocolate chip cookie and an apple.  Got to take to Janet, a beginning genealogist from Baltimore, about her research and education opportunities.

*  The Exhibit Hall opened at 12 noon, and I made a quick tour of all of the aisles.  There were several exhibit spots that were open - perhaps they will be filled on Saturday.  I took some pictures, and ended up staying for the 1 p.m. class sessions, mooching candy and water from the MyHeritage team.  I heard some interesting things, but can't recall them now 8 hours later.  Went up to the room because I had a headache, but Linda and her friend were there, so went back downstairs without a nap.

*  Went at 2:30 p.m. to Michael Lacopo's class on Finding Your German Ancestors.  It was very good, but I was really tired and sleepy. There was no handout in the app or CDROM, but apparently is in the printed syllabus.  I was counting on that!  At 3:30 I went back to the Exhibit Hall and took more pictures, then talked to Denise at her book tabled and that cleared my headache somehow.  Talked to the NEHGS team and Michael Provard of FamilySearch about search, the tree and the tree add-ons.

*  Went up to the room at 5:15 p.m. and wrote the Exhibit Hall picture post.  Linda came back and we went down for dinner at The Daily Grill, since we don't have a car or want to walk.  We ate alone.  I had the big Chicken Pot Pie and Linda had a chicken and cheese dish.  We had ice cream with strawberries for dessert.

*  We went back to the room at 8 p.m., and I updated the Blog Compendium post.  Then I came downstairs to write this post on the Blogger Lounge table.  It sounds like many folks are back from dinner and the banquet, so I'll go see who is there.

I'll check in again on Saturday night.

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Day 1 Wanderings at Genealogy Jamboree

I wandered around the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree hotel and Exhibit Hall today, and took some photographs.  Here are some of them:

1)  Yesterday, after we arrived, my Linda met Linda Okazaki, the current President of the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland:


2)  This morning at breakfast, Paul Hawthorne and I had our picture taken with two of the more outgoing geneabloggers, Elyse Doerflinger and Sheri Fenley.


3)  There was a big commotion in the registration area of the hotel this morning - Laurie Desmarais and Beverley Fieg arrived and were greeted by Amy Urman and Leslie Carney very enthusiastically, since Laurie recently had a birthday.


4)  The doors to the Exhibit Hall opened at 12 noon and it was a mad rush in - folks found about 70 exhibitors and their stands with genealogical treasures.  The RootsMagic exhibit right at the entry door:


5)  Turning 90 degrees, here is the view to the southwest, with the Genealogists.com exhibit near the entrance:


6)  Two of my favorite people were really bust at the Family Roots Publishing exhibit - Leland Meitzler and Bill Dollarhide.  They don't even know I took their picture - don't tell them:


7)  The Sons of Norway had a display opposite the NEHGS exhibit:


8)  The HistoryLines team was there demonstrating their product - I had a good talk with Adam:


9)  Ron Arons modeled his 3D mind map thinking cap:


10)  I had a good conversation with these two fellows with a new product, Documenting Your Past:


11)  MyHeritage has some comfortable chairs (and candy) at their display, I talked to Mark Olsen and Kiara and Mike Mansfield (shown below):


12)  Denise Levenick was selling her books at Lisa Louise Cooke's exhibit:


More photos to come!


Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver





52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 75: #90 Simon Wade (1767-1857)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2015 to 104 Ancestors in 104 Weeks. Here is my ancestor biography for week #75:

Simon Wade (1767-1857) is #90 on my Ahnentafel list, my 4th great-grandfather, married in 1790 to Phebe Horton (1772-after 1820).



I am descended through:

*  their daughter 
#45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850), who married #44 Jonathan White (1805-1850) in about 1823.  

*  their son, #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married #23 Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864) in 1848.
*  their daughter, #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913), who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868. 
*  their daughter, #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962),  who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
* their son, #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Birth Name:               Simon Wade[1–7]   
*  Sex:                            Male   
*  Father:                       Simon Wade (1731-1800)   
*  Mother:                     Deborah Tracy (1730-1800)   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                        22 November 1767, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[1]
*  Census :                    1 June 1790 (age 22), Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[2]
*  Census:                    1 June 1800 (age 32), Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[3]
*  Census:                    1 June 1810 (age 42), Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[4]
*  Census:                    1 June 1820 (age 52), Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[5]
*  Census:                    1 June 1850 (age 82), Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States[6]
*  Death:                      26 April 1857 (age 89), Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States[7]
  
4)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Spouse 1:                 Phebe Horton (1772-1820)   
*  Marriage:                 before 1790 (before about age 23), probably Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[1]
*  Child 1:                   James Wade (1791-1838)   
*  Child 2:                   Catharine Wade (1793-    )   
*  Child 3:                   Sarah Wade (1798-    )   
*  Child 4:                   Arnold Wade (1800-    )   
*  Child 5:                   Olive Wade (1802-    )   
*  Child 6:                   Miranda Wade (1804-1850)   
*  Child 7:                   Fenner Wade (1807-1842)   
*  Child 8:                   Lawton Wade (1814-1905)   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

The book Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut by William R. Cutter (published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1911) provides some information on this family on page 2125[1]:

"(VI) Simon (3), son of Simon (2) Wade, was born November 22, 1767. He married, before 1790, Phebe Horton, born May 7, 1772, and lived at Foster.  Children:  James, born December 10, 1791; Catharine October 12, 1793: Sarah, October 23, 1798; Arnold, June 26, 1800; Olive, September 23, 1802; Miranda, June 25, 1804; Fenner, March 30, 1807; Lawton, mentioned below."

The source for this information is probably Henry Lawton Wade, son of Lawton Wade and grandson of Simon Wade, who is the subject of this biography.

According to the Connecticut book, Simon Wade married Phebe Horton before 1790[1].  They had at least eight children between 1791 and 1810, all probably born in Foster, Rhode Island.

In the 1790 United States Census, Simon Wade, Junior was a head of household listed in Foster town, Providence County, Rhode Island[2].  The household included:

*  1 free white male over age 16
*  1 free white male under age 16
*  1 free white female

Simon Wade Jr. was a head of household in Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island in the 1800 U.S. Census[3].  The household included::

*  1 male aged 10 to 16 years (probably son James (1791-1838), but the age range is wrong)
*  1 male aged 16 to 26 years (perhaps a brother of Simon Wade Jr., or a worked on the farm)
*  1 male over age 45 (it must be Simon Wade (1767-1857), the head of household, but the age range is wrong.
*  1 female aged 0 to 10 years (either daughter Catherine (1793-????) or daughter Sarah (1798-????))
*  1 female aged 26 to 45 years (almost certainly his wife, Phebe (Horton) Wade (1772-????))

In the 1810 United States Census, Simon Wade was a head of household in Foster town, Providence County, Rhode Island[4].  The household included:

*  1 male under age 10 years (probably son Fenner born in 1807)
*  1 male aged 10 to 16 years (probably son Arnold born in 1810)
*  1 male aged 16 to 26 years (probably son James born in 1791)
*  1 male aged 26 to 45 years (probably Simon Wade born in 1767)
*  1 male aged over 45 years (perhaps Simon's father Simon (born in 1731) or a brother or uncle of Simon or Phebe)

*  1 female under age 10 years (probably daughter Miranda born in 1806)
*  1 female aged 10 to 16 years (probably daughter Catherine born in 1793 or daughter Sarah born in 1798)
*  1 female aged 26 to 45 years (probably wife Phebe born in 1772)
*  1 female aged 45 years or over (perhaps Simon's mother or a sister or aunt of Simon's or Phebe's).

In the 1820 United States Census, the Simon Wade family resided in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island[5].  The household included:

*   one male under age 10 (probably son Lawton)
*  one male age 10-15 (probably son Fenner)
*  one male age 16-25 (probably son Arnold) 
*  one male over age 45 (certainly Simon Wade)

*  two females age 16 to 25 (probably daughter Miranda)
*  two females age 26 to 45 (probably daughter Olive or Sarah)
*  one female over age 45 (certainly Phebe)

There were no listings for Simon Wade, born about 1767, in the 1830 or 1840 United States Census records.  Perhaps he was enumerated in the household of one of his married children.

In the 1850 United States Census, Simon Wade was in the Lawton Wade household in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut[6].  The household included:

*  Lawton Wade - age 34, male, a machinist, $100 in real property, born foster, R.I.
*  Aleph Wade - age 37, female, born Killingly, Ct
*  Lewis Wade - age 16, male, born Killingly, Ct.
*  Lucy A. Wade - age 14, female, born Gloucester R.I.
*  Julia A. Wade - age 13, female, born Killingly, Ct.
*  Henry L. Wade - age 8, male, born Bendville R.I., attended school
*  Mary A. Wade - age 4, female, born Killingly, Ct., attended school.
*  Simon Wade - age 82, male, a laborer, born Foster, R.I.

Simon Wade died 26 April 1857 in Killingly, Connecticut at age 89 years, 5 months, of old age.  He was white, a farmer, resided Killingly, born in Foster Rhode Island[7].

No burial record for Simon Wade has been found.

5)  SOURCES
 
1. William R. Cutter, et al (editors) Genealogies and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume IV (New York, N.Y. : Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911), Wade Family, pages 2124-5, Simon Wade sketch.

2. 1790 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Foster town, Page 283 (penned, top of page), Simon Wade Jr. household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M637, Roll 10.

3. 1800 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Cumberland town, Page 152 (penned, top right), Simon Wade, Jr. household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M32, Roll 45.

4. 1810 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Foster town, Page 34 (stamped), Simon Wade household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M292, Roll 58.

5. 1820 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Glocester town: page 33, Simon Wade household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, Roll 117.

6. 1850 United States Federal Census, Windham County, Connecticut, population schedule, Killingly town; Page 339, dwelling #279, family #313, Lawton Wade household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 51.

7. Killingly, Connecticut, "Killingly Births, Marriages and Deaths" (Register at Killingly Town Hall, Danielson, Connecticut), Volume 2, page 480, Simon Wade, age 89, entry.



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Thursday, June 4, 2015

We Made It to Burbank!! UPDATED!

We made it to Burbank on the 9:25 a.m. Amtrak out of San Diego today, arriving on schedule at 12:47 p.m.  Then we had to wait awhile for the Marriott Hotel van to pick us up, but we're in our room and ready to go.  Let the Genealogy Jamboree begin!!


I have no clue what we'll do this afternoon, but I know we have a dinner planned with some genealogy friends.  Maybe I'll add a photograph or two after we return.  Or not...it depends on the hour and what is happening in the Blogger Lounge between the hotel registration desk and the bar.  Usually, a number of us sit there and type on our laptops or tap on our mobile devices.  And some genea-celebrities come through - one year it was Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanied by CeCe Moore.

This was the DNA Day, which I didn't sign up for because I would miss half of it.  Friday is the first day of the Genealogy Jamboree, with classes and the Exhibit Hall opens after lunch.

Stay tuned!  I will try to keep track of the genea-bloggers I see and meet throughout the Jamboree.  And probably post some pictures every day.

UPDATED 6:30 p.m.:  We went to lunch, and from about 2:30 p.m. on we sat in the Blogger Lounge with a number of folks, including Thomas MacEntee, Kim Cotton, Jay Fonkert, Linda Okazaki, Ron Arons, Drew Smith, Jay Holladay, and several others, plus those who stopped briefly to say hello,  and now I can't recall all of them.  I didn't take many pictures, either.  Thomas had the geneabloggers beads and he gave one to Linda too, presumably for being a long suffering geneablogger's spouse.

I went over to the registration area and picked up my bag and put my name tag together, and saw Jane Van Tour.

When the DNA presentations were over, every 90 minutes, the area was flooded by geneabloggers, and I was able to speak briefly with Judy Russell, Angie Bush, Blaine Bettinger and Kitty Cooper.  Then they headed back in for the next session.  I saw Amy Urman and Leslie Carney in the restaurant, they were attending DNA Day.

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