Posts Tagged ‘genealogy’
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.
As of this evening, there are 423 subscribers to GEN-NYS-L and
208 subscribers to GEN-NYS-D.
GEN-NYS list admin
Marc Nozell (email@example.com) http://www.nozell.com/blog/
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/
Be sure to check out the Bull Genealogy Wiki I set up also.
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.
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:
Memorial for Reuben Cummings — Merrimack’s only Revolutionary War Casualty (im000419)
Originally uploaded by marcn.
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
Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign
Originally uploaded by marcn.
geobloggers.com just does that.
When you click on the link, it will show that photo on a zoomable google map.
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.
A number of newspapers in northern New York state have digitized their archives —
Digitization 101: Northern New York Historical Newspapers — this could be a goldmine for genealogists researching in that area.
Now if only Orange County, NY newspapers were digitized I’d be in heaven.
Last week I bought an old letter on [Ebay](http://www.ebay.com) from Capt John Bright of Cambridge, MA to his brother in 1848.
[Last year other strangers pointed me](http://nozell.com/blog/index.php?s=gideon+taylor&submit=Search) to an Ebay auction for a [Gideon Taylor/Sarah Burr 1857](http://www.nozell.com/genealogy/gideon-taylor-sarah-burr-family-bible/), I was alerted to the auction by some stranger who suggested that it may be related to my wife’s BRIGHT line.
Seemed like a good deal at $15.
Here are some smaller versions of the scans I made tonight. Drop me some email if you want a copy of each of the 9M files.
The seller was nice enough to include a photo copy of some background info from “U.S. Naval Institute” by Carl C. Cutter (1961), pg 484 has a line from the “Queens of the Western Ocean”, Center line, Ripley Center & Co, 73 South St., Mobile Agents est 1824. (In Boston? NYC?)
Year Vessel Tons Masters
1824 Bg. Susquehanna 207 J. Bright
The column with the “Bg.” is untitled, but the other entries are “Sp.”, “Sch.”, and “Bk.” Some type of ship type? (eg. Schooner)
This week I whipped up a new report, register1-dot.ll, to use with Lifelines. It creates a directed graph of escendants from a particular individual. You then use ‘dot’ from the AT&T graphviz toolset to create a GIF, PostScript or other file.
Here is a graph from my immigrant ancestor Anthony Vincent Nozell.
I’ve removed the names of all living persons, but you get the idea.
“Descendant graph of Anthony Vincent Nozell (click for fullsize, it *is* legible)”
It is based on the existing register1.ll and register-tex.ll reports
and there is plenty of room for improvement.