Posts Tagged ‘genealogy’

Genealogy Resources @ Merrimack Public Library

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Tonight I gave a presentation on using the Genealogy Resources at the Merrimack Public Library. (and internet in general)

Here are the slides:

They are available under the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Using GRAMPS for your Genealogy Project

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Tonight I gave a presentation on Using GRAMPS for your Genealogy Project at the Merrimack Public Library. (and internet in general)

Here are the slides:

They are available under the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Getting started with your Genealogy Research talk

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Tonight I gave a presentation on getting started with your genealogy research at the Merrimack Public Library.

Here are the slides:

They are available under the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Over the next two weeks I’ll give a talk on using GRAMPS for managing your genealogy information and one on using genealogy resources at the Merrimack Public Library such as the ‘Library Edition’ of Ancestry.com, other databases at the library and internet resources.

Photos from Peter & Kayla’s wedding last weekend

Monday, December 26th, 2005

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Peter & Kayla Corazao Wedding [18-Dec-2005]

10 years of GEN-NYS-L mailing list

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

Makes you feel old when the mailing list you started
has been around a decade.

Genealogy in New York State (Gen-NYS-L) is still going strong, but most of the action
seems to have moved off to various websites now that the internet is more accessible.

Just sent this birthday note to the list:


Today is the 10th Birthday of this mailing list!

Below is part of the first message I sent through to
the mailing list. It was initially hosted on my $2000
Pentium 386/33 with 4M of memory and 120M disk running
a very early version of the free, open source operating
system Linux and connected to the internet over a 56kb
dialup, usually in the evenings after work.

———-


Marc Nozell (nozell@wildcat.MV.COM)
Mon, 4 Dec 1995 21:41:40 -0500

Hi, I'm the gen-nys-l mailing list owner.

At the request of Jerry Dafoe <jcdafoe @ix.netcom.com>, I've created
the GEN-NYS-L mailing list for the discussion of genealogical research
in New York State.

———-

Since then it moved to RootsWeb.com in 1996 and has had over
27,721 messages distributed to subscribers. Thanks to RootsWeb.com
for supporting and allowing it be so productive.

As of this evening, there are 423 subscribers to GEN-NYS-L and
208 subscribers to GEN-NYS-D.

Congratulations everyone!

-marc
GEN-NYS list admin


Marc Nozell (marc@nozell.com) http://www.nozell.com/blog/

138th Annual Bull Family Picnic

Saturday, August 20th, 2005



Bull Stone House (1722), Campbell Hall NY

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Today was the 138th picnic for the William Bull and Sarah Wells family at
the family homestead in Campbell Hall, NY.

Check out all the photos I took: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/sets/790281/

Or if you too attended, join Flickr.com,
join this group, “138thBullPicnic” and contribute some of your own photos.

Be sure to check out the Bull Genealogy Wiki I set up also.

Steadily working on the Turkey Hill Rd Graveyard

Saturday, August 13th, 2005



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Originally uploaded by marcn.


The last couple of weekends have been busy, but Griffin and I found some time today to continue documenting the Turkey Hill Graveyard.

We are about 1/4 of the way through with 94 photos and with the school year rapidly approaching, this looks like a multi-year project.

Bull Surname Genealogy

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

The 138th Annual William Bull & Sarah Wells picnic is coming up in the next few weeks and I’ve been exchanging email with some distant cousins about ways to improve participation with the Bull Association and contribute genealogy info.

If you have any photos or scans of images having to do with the Bull picnic or any of the Bull descendants, please get a free flickr.com account and join the groups below. Once you have joined those groups, you’ll be able to add your photos to the following groups:

Additionally, there is now a Bull Surname Genealogy wiki for contributing genealogical information. Of course from the wiki you can display and link to images you have uploaded to flickr.com

Memorial for Reuben Cummings (Merrimack, NH)

Monday, July 4th, 2005



Memorial for Reuben Cummings — Merrimack’s only Revolutionary War Casualty (im000419)

Originally uploaded by marcn.


In Memoriam
Reuben Cummings
June 25, 1761 September 13, 1776
Merrimack’s Only Casualty of the American Revolutionary War
At age 14, enlisted as Minute Man
Fought at Battle of Bunker Hill june 17, 1775
Promoted to Drummer July 20, 1776
At age 15, he died and was buried
in the area of Ft. Ticonderoga


In Merrimack’s Turkey Hill Graveyard
Lat: 42.85776
Lon: -71.52103

Geotagging gravesite: Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign

Sunday, May 29th, 2005



Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Geotagging is a way to tag your photos with a latitude/longitude on flickr.com and have them mapped using Google Maps.

geobloggers.com just does that.

Basically you add the tags “geotagged“, “geo:lat=xx.xxxx” and “geo:lon=xx.xxxx” to a photo and optionally (but I’ve not see it work otherwise) put a link to geobloggers.com in the photo description.

When you click on the link, it will show that photo on a zoomable google map.

This afternoon Griffin and I took some photos around Matthew Thornton’s gravesite. Drill down can you can see the relative location of all the gravestones. Don’t know who Matthew Thornton was?

I’m trying to convince Spencer and Griffin geotagging a cemetery closer to the house would make
a great summer project — using digital camera, GPS, using the PC, helping genealogists, and of course, the possibility of fame — hopefully will be enough to get them interested.