Saturday, April 8, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Summertime Fun As a Child

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

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

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1) Let's talk about what we did as children (not teenagers or young adults) on our summer vacations from school.  

2)  Write about your life as a child in the summertime (say, any age between 5 and 12).  Where did you live, what did you do, how did it influence the rest of your life?

3)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine:

I grew up in San Diego, California, in the Burlingame neighborhood on 30th Street just east of Balboa Park.  Other than delivering newspapers on Thursday and Saturday, I, with my brother Stan, were free as birds.  And we flew all over the city, it seemed.  We rode our bikes, we went hunting for baseball cards at grocery stores, we played bike tag with other kids in the neighborhood, we played "Stop and Go" on our Flexy Flyers (sort of a Cops and Drivers game), we played hide and seek on the block, we went to the Morley Field swimming pool, we went down to Grape Street Park (4 blocks away) on our bikes or flexies and played baseball (Three Flys Up), we hunted golf balls down near the Municipal course, or created forts and paths in the brush.  

We always knew about what time it was because the carillon chimes in Balboa Park could be heard for miles.  They always chimed on the hour, so at noon we went home for lunch, and at 5 we went home for dinner.  My best friend's name was Noble Earl, and his mother's call could be heard half a mile away, it seemed.  

The scariest thing we did in the summer was on our flexies.  Ivy Street west of 29th Street was a two block long downhill run, with a barrier at the bottom of it.  The barrier had a decorative "hole" in it that was about ten feet wide and two feet high.  We had great fun racing the flexies down the hill and crossing the finish line.  One time, Stan didn't stop in time, hit the curb in front of the wall, and catapulted through the hole in the wall and landed about ten feet below the wall on the rocky ground surrounded by jacaranda trees.  It was a close call.  We never told our parents about it.  

At night, we listened to the baseball games on the radio - home and away (re-created by the announcers based on a telegraph feed).  Once in awhile, we would take the bus downtown to go to the minor league Padres games at Lane Field.  Sometimes, we played board games or word games with our parents before bedtime, or ran the Lionel model trains around the house.  

If I was bored, I would study San Diego street maps to plot my next bike adventure, or make imaginary street maps of a city, laying out the terrain, naming the streets, plotting stop signs and traffic lights, planning bus routes.  I wanted to be a city planner, I guess.  Or a baseball announcer - I made up a dice game to simulate baseball, made my own lineups (Padres vs. another PCL team), rolled the dice and somehow the Padres always won!  I announced the games to the whole house - my folks and brother probably thought I was nuts.

Our summers were pretty carefree.  We just played and competed and explored - it was a great environment to be a kid.  It was never very hot in San Diego in the summertime.  

How did this affect my later life?  I really enjoyed the freedom and the responsibility that went with it (e.g., be home on time) and tried to instill that into my children after I married.  I love having fun at home or at an entertainment center, or at a baseball game.  I have always had hobbies or interests outside of school and work to keep my brain active and always learning new skills or subjects. 


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Added and Updated FamilySearch Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 April 2023

  I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch ( every week.

As of 7 April 2023, there are 3,192 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Updated ---

Albania, Catholic Church Records, 1799-1967     (; 101 indexed records with 4 record images (was 45 records with 3 images), UPDATED 02-Apr-2023
Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (; 167,596 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 164,570 records with 102,718 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (; 88,244 indexed records with 87,969 record images (was 88,194 records with 87,919 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (; 443,590 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 442,478 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Argentina, Jujuy, Catholic Church Records, 1662-1975    (; 139,841 indexed records with 69,981 record images (was 138,329 records with 69,981 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023

Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (; 220,342 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 219,165 records with 83,087 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1914 (; 40,093 indexed records with 6,411,594 record images (was 39,554 records with 6,411,594 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 840,333 indexed records with 350,795 record images (was 838,525 records with 350,079 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (; 2,815,309 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,804,811 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995     (; 40,430 indexed records with 15,128 record images (was 39,415 records with 14,755 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (; 1,655,566 indexed records with 843,933 record images (was 1,653,128 records with 842,443 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012   (; 6,756,069 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 6,747,249 records with 5,100,470 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 648,244 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 646,768 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (; 6,497,148 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,497,097 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (; 7,572,516 indexed records with 948,064 record images (was 7,559,482 records with 946,361 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (; 26,087,267 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 26,057,039 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Connecticut, County Coroner's Records, 1883-1934        (; 3,177 indexed records with 1,695 record images (was 2,028 records with 1,027 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (; 4,174,482 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 4,172,431 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (; 6,168,769 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 6,163,089 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994        (; 2,985,041 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 2,984,991 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 04-Apr-2023

Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (; 2,271,669 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 2,271,533 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (; 6,087,338 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 6,079,571 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 2,258,323 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,258,201 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900    (; Index only (451,783 records), no images (was 451,783 records with 0 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
England, Cumberland Parish Registers, 1538-1990 (; 487,079 indexed records with 31,327 record images (was 484,616 records with 31,250 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023

Find A Grave Index      (; 226,613,568 indexed records with 226,613,568 record images (was 225,755,298 records with 225,755,298 images), UPDATED 03-Apr-2023
Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (; 111,359 indexed records with 3,009 record images (was 111,283 records with 2,477 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Florida, Funeral Home Records, 1887-1971        (; 32,179 indexed records with 19,306 record images (was 31,971 records with 19,202 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wuppertal, Civil Registration, 1810-1930       (; 3,312 indexed records with 3,173 record images (was 2,881 records with 2,743 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Census Lists, 1770-1934       (; 1,028,323 indexed records with 51,989 record images (was 1,028,307 records with 42,464 images), UPDATED 05-Apr-2023

Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 1,049,178 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 1,048,987 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Baja Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 318,288 indexed records with 24,503 record images (was 318,248 records with 24,503 images), UPDATED 04-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 816,343 indexed records with 3,075 record images (was 815,864 records with 3,075 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Chiquimula, Civil Registration, 1877-2008    (; 442,511 indexed records with 347,033 record images (was 442,418 records with 346,987 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994   (; 250,333 indexed records with 103,502 record images (was 249,622 records with 103,502 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023

Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 1,250,972 indexed records with 41,022 record images (was 1,250,932 records with 41,022 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 1,063,816 indexed records with 70,397 record images (was 1,063,813 records with 70,397 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Retalhuleu, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (; 446,316 indexed records with 550 record images (was 446,282 records with 550 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 355,993 indexed records with 63 record images (was 355,919 records with 63 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, San Marcos, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (; 1,129,040 indexed records with 16,730 record images (was 1,128,026 records with 16,730 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023

Guatemala, Santa Rosa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994    (; 456,246 indexed records with 97,101 record images (was 456,244 records with 97,101 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Sololá, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 497,528 indexed records with 70,746 record images (was 497,504 records with 70,746 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Suchitepéquez, Civil Registration, 1877-1994 (; 714,606 indexed records with 1,312 record images (was 714,541 records with 1,312 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Totonicapán, Civil Registration, 1930-2008   (; 606,854 indexed records with 467,007 record images (was 606,281 records with 468,553 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Guatemala, Zacapa, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 283,756 indexed records with 18,271 record images (was 283,706 records with 18,271 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023

Indiana, Military Discharge Records, ca.1864 - ca.1985  (; 6,027 indexed records with 765 record images (was 5,888 records with 1,026 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900   (; 2,439,717 indexed records with 87,831 record images (was 2,323,634 records with 82,526 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929      (; 19,879 indexed records with 1,759,182 record images (was 19,767 records with 1,759,182 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942       (; 26,020 indexed records with 8,794 record images (was 24,702 records with 8,350 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Italy, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1930      (; 3,438 indexed records with 628,744 record images (was 2,109 records with 628,744 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023

Mexico, Michoacán, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1996   (; 5,764,224 indexed records with 5,283,986 record images (was 5,763,382 records with 5,283,986 images), UPDATED 04-Apr-2023
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (; 8,454,932 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 8,433,087 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953    (; 13,184 indexed records with 24,810 record images (was 13,012 records with 24,638 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (; 21,846,280 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,838,558 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (; 1,077,862 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 1,077,604 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023

Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (; 3,342,899 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,341,696 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885      (; 276,859 indexed records with 128,317 record images (was 275,927 records with 128,317 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Russia, Tver Confession Lists, 1728-1913        (; 126,184 indexed records with 954,651 record images (was 87,144 records with 954,651 images), UPDATED 05-Apr-2023
South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970   (; 2,132,933 indexed records with 45,728 record images (was 2,132,933 records with 45,728 images), UPDATED 31-Mar-2023
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1880     (; 134,331 indexed records with 48,947 record images (was 134,319 records with 48,947 images), UPDATED 05-Apr-2023

Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (; 4,539,443 indexed records with 4,476,649 record images (was 4,539,443 records with 4,476,649 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (645,036 records), no images (was 638,876 records with 0 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 979,994 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 979,274 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 07-Apr-2023
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020   (; 56,801 indexed records with 28,554 record images (was 53,514 records with 27,856 images), UPDATED 06-Apr-2023

--- Collections with new images ---

France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (; 7,866,340 indexed records with 3,099,653 record images (was 7,866,340 records with 3,097,791 images), last updated 07-Jun-2021
Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971   (; 76,138,093 indexed records with 13,704,982 record images (was 76,138,093 records with 13,576,456 images), last updated 16-Aug-2022
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (; 527,525 indexed records with 226,446 record images (was 527,525 records with 217,228 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901      (; 1,711,973 indexed records with 91,032 record images (was 1,711,973 records with 90,802 images), last updated 31-Mar-2023

--- Collections with images removed ---

France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,237,336 indexed records with 1,906,443 record images (was 7,237,336 records with 1,973,293 images), last updated 30-May-2022
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 295,208 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 307,288 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Illinois, Church Records, 1837-1995     (; 16,710 indexed records with 1,164 record images (was 16,710 records with 1,183 images), last updated 13-Jan-2021
New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981 (; 486,930 indexed records with 22,165 record images (was 486,930 records with 22,680 images), last updated 25-Apr-2019
Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965   (; 379,489 indexed records with 307,774 record images (was 379,489 records with 360,816 images), last updated 07-Mar-2023
South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (; 441,574 indexed records with 315,746 record images (was 441,574 records with 316,616 images), last updated 05-Aug-2020

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,135 records), no images (was 875,610,137 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED, and to alphabetize the entries in each category. Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

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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Friday, April 7, 2023

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 1 to 7 April 2023

 The following genealogy record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections on during the period from  1 to 7 April 2023: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

Birmingham, England, Calendar of Prisoners, 1880-1913; indexed records with record images, Updated 4/6/2023

New York, New York, U.S., Tax Photos, 1940; indexed records with record images, ADDED 4/6/2023

Nova Scotia, Canada, Marriages, 1763-1945; indexed records without record images, Updated 4/5/2023

Nova Scotia, Canada, Deaths, 1864-1877, 1890-1970; indexed records with record images, Updated 4/5/2023

Nova Scotia, Canada, Births, 1840-1921; indexed records with record images, Updated 4/5/2023

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936; indexed records with record images, Updated 4/5/2013


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there was 1 NEW record collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,297 collections available as of 7 April, an increase of 1 from last week. 


Disclosure: I receive a complimentary all-access subscription from, for which I am thankful. has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Records Added for Essex, Montgomeryshire and More

  I received this information from Findmypast today:


Records for Essex, Montgomeryshire and more added this Findmypast Friday

This collection can help you uncover not only the final resting place of your ancestor, but how they were remembered. With these 7,412 new records, you could discover their biographical details and what was written on their headstone or urn.

A further 6,233 records have been added to this collection for Hounslow Cemetery, between 1839 and 2022. You may find an ancestor’s birth and death year, place of burial and what was inscribed on their headstone. In some instances, this will include other family members too.

Rounding off this week’s new releases are 122,464 baptism records, which have been added to the existing Essex baptism collection. The records span from 1638 to 1922 and cover 154 churches. You should normally find an ancestor’s name, parents’ names, birth and baptism date, residence, and father’s occupation.

Five new titles and updates to a further 94 existing titles make the headlines this week.

New titles:

  • Flint & Holywell Chronicle, 1999
  • Hammersmith & Fulham Independent, 1998
  • Sheerness Guardian and East Kent Advertiser, 1858-1865, 1867-1893, 1897, 1912
  • St. Ives Weekly Summary, 1893, 1901, 1903-1905, 1907-1910, 1912-1913
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, 1881-1884, 1888-1889, 1891-1898, 1911, 1936-1938, 1940-1944, 1946-1950, 1969, 1971-1972, 1974, 1984-1986, 1989-1999
Updated titles:
  • Beaconsfield Advertiser, 1986
  • Bebington News, 1994
  • Billericay Gazette, 1986
  • Boxing World and Mirror of Life, 1905
  • Bristol Evening Post, 1987
  • Buckinghamshire Advertiser, 1955, 1989-1990
  • Callander Advertiser, 1885
  • Croydon Express, 1899
  • Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, 1889
  • Dublin Sporting News, 1897-1901
  • Essex & Herts Mercury, 1838, 1840, 1842
  • Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 1893
  • Greenford & Northolt Gazette, 1982, 1988
  • Grimsby Daily Telegraph, 1989
  • Gwent Gazette, 1969, 1975-1976, 1981-1984
  • Hammersmith & Chiswick Leader, 1988
  • Harrow Observer, 1989
  • Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner, 1880, 1883
  • Isle of Thanet Gazette, 1875, 1986
  • Kent Messenger, 1897
  • Lady of the House, 1890-1894
  • Leicester Advertiser, 1862, 1986
  • Liverpool Daily Post (Welsh Edition), 1978
  • Liverpool Weekly Mercury, 1876
  • Louth Standard, 1950
  • Macclesfield Times, 1931
  • Matlock Visiting List, 1889
  • Merioneth News and Herald and Barmouth Record, 1891
  • Newark Advertiser, 1986
  • Newmarket Journal, 1978
  • Northwich Chronicle, 1989-1990
  • Nottingham Guardian, 1861
  • Rhondda Leader, 1986
  • Runcorn Guardian, 1948, 1951
  • Salford City Reporter, 1986
  • Shepton Mallet Journal, 1975, 1988-1989
  • South Wales Echo, 1986, 1989
  • Staines & Egham News, 1986, 1992
  • Truth, 1938-1943
  • Walsall Observer, 1980, 1989
  • Weekly Examiner (Belfast), 1872, 1887
  • West Hull Advertiser, 1999
  • Western Daily Press, 1986
  • Widnes Weekly News and District Reporter, 1989-1990
  • Wilmslow Express Advertiser, 1988-1990
  • Woking Informer, 1986, 1993


Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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Treasure Chest Thursday -- Two Marriage Records of Christopher Champlin (1656-1732) of Westerly, Rhode Island

 I looked in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and   genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1682 marriage record of  Christopher Champlin and --?-- --?-- of Westerly, Rhode Island., and his second wife, Elizabeth (Whitehead) Davol in about 1721:
The two marriage records are in the middle of the page:

The transcription of these marriage records is:

"CHAMPLIN, Christopher (1656+-1732) & 1/wf __?__ ; ca 1682; Westerly, RI
CHAMPLIN, Christopher (1656+-1732) & 2/wf  ?Elizabeth DANELL, widow."

The source citation for the marriage records is:

"U.S. New England Marriages Prior to 1700," indexed database with digital images,   (, page 143, Christopher Champlin and __?__  marriage entry, about 1662.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriages of Christopher Champlin (1656-1732).  

Christopher Champlin (1656-1732) was the son of Jeffrey and Ulalia (Garde) Champlin of Newport, Rhode Island.  He married (1) --?-- --?-- (c1658-c1718) in about 1682, and they had six children.  Christopher married (2) Elizabeth (Whitehead) Davol (1670-1722), widow of William Davol, and they had no children together.

Christopher and --?-- (--?--) Champlin  are my 7th great-grandparents. I am descended through their son, William Champlin (1687-1778) who married Joanna --?-- (c1692-c1762) before 1720 in Rhode Island.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Genealogy Education Bytes - Week of 30 March to 5 April 2023

Welcome to Genealogy Education Bytes, posted on Wednesday afternoon for the past week, where we try to highlight the most important genealogy and family history education items that came across our desktop since the last issue.

1) Upcoming Conferences, Institutes and Seminars

Conference Keeper Calendar

2023 GSNJ Spring Conference - 22 April 2023 - In-Person (West Windsor, New Jersey)

Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS) 2023 Conference - 26-29 April 2023, Virtual and In-Person (Sandusky, Ohio)

New England Regional Genealogy Consortium (NERGC) 2023 Conference - 3-6 May 2023, In-Person only (Springfield, Mass.)

2023 National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference -- 31 May to 3 June 2023, Virtual and In-Person (Richmond, Virginia).

International German Genealogy Partnership 2023 Conference - 9-11 June 2023, Virtual and In-Person (Fort Wayne, Indiana).

2 ) Upcoming Seminars, Webinars and Online Classes (times are US Pacific):

Conference Keeper Calendar

Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series

MyHeritage 2023 Webinar Series

Legacy Family Tree Webinar’s 2023 Mexico Research Series

Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree 2023 Webinar Series

Utah Genealogical Association Pro Talk Webinar Series

RootsTech 2023 On-Demand Sessions

* Family Tree Webinars - Friday, 7 April, 11 a.m.:  
Tick Marks and Number Counts: Understanding and Using the Slave Schedules, by Renate Yarbrough Sanders.

* Family Tree Webinars - Tuesday, 11 April, 11 a.m.:  DeepStory – Your Visual Storytelling Tool, by Janna Helshstein

* Family Tree Webinars - 13-14 April:  24-Hour genealogy webinar marathon

3) Recent Podcasts/Radio Shows:

*  Ancestral Findings:  
AF-737: A Closer Look at Prison Records, Part 1 | Ancestral Findings Podcast

4) Recent YouTube and Facebook Videos:

* Aimee Cross - Genealogy Hints:  
Top Genealogy Hints - Build Your Family Tree Right

*  Ellen Thompson-Jennings - Family History Hound:  MyHeritage cM Explainer™Demo

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*  Just Genealogy:  The History of Genealogy - JG0290

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Here Comes the Bride -- Post 762 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

 I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite photographs:

"Here comes the bride, all dressed in white.  Sweetly, serenely in the soft glowing light.  Lovely to see, marching to thee, Sweet love united for eternity."  

Linda and I were married on 21 March 1970 at Chula Vista [Calif.] Presbyterian Church in a traditional wedding.  This photograph shows Linda and her father, Lee Leland, just before they walk down the church's center aisle to the marriage ceremony.  The groom, of course, was at the front of the church awaiting the love of his life.  Linda smiled throughout the ceremony.  Her father is trying to avoid the taped-over cord at the start of the aisle, and hoping he doesn't trip.  They made it and the rest is history.

This is all part of our family history!

P.S. - this is probably a good candidate for upgrading the coloring and  sharpening using the MyHeritage photo tools.


Note: The photo is on the website - click the URL below. Feedly isn't showing my images now.

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