Headstones and Graves

Recently I joined findagrave.com, a web site dedicated to cemeteries and the people who inhabit them. It started with a google search for David Thompson, an ancestor and soldier of teh revolution; my current brick wall. The search brought up a historical cemetery in Belknap, NH. FindAGrave lets you request photos of grave sites, and volunteers take photos… Read More »

Has Anyone Seen My GG-GF? SUCCESS!!

A couple weeks ago I received a gift. It came in an email from someone I had corresponded with in the past, and whom I now know to be my second cousin, once removed. From James Hamlin: Have a couple of leads for you in attached docs. Several years ago I joined the NE historical & genealogical society.… Read More »

Has Anyone Seen My GG-GF? Part 3

I was very excited when I got home a few minutes ago to find an envelope from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Archives. It was the documents I requested: I am looking for my GGGF, and would like to request 2 death records: Last Name First Name Town Years Thompson Charles Boston 1893 Thompson Charles Boston 1897… Read More »

Has Anyone Seen My GG-GF? Part 2

It’s been a while, I know. Well, the search for great great grandpa Thompson goes on. As previously discussed, I believe Charles H Thompson died before 1900. This based on a Census record listing his wife and children, but not him. I WISH I had data from the 1890 census, but such is life. Looking at the records… Read More »


OK, I know, its been 6 months? 7 months? Ouch. I have been working on something though… Want to manage a Family Tree online? Create a map of your ancestors using WordPress? Announcing a new plugin, rootsPersona. rootsPersona is plugin I wrote to manage and present Genealogy data for a family website run on WordPress. I looked at… Read More »

Edward Thompson