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DesertRose 
Posted: 19-Jan-2004, 12:46 AM
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Well, just wondering how everyone is doing with their search of their ancestors.

I am at a roadblock, but I am anxiously awaiting my book to be delivered to me by my historian cousin who can hopefully give me more information.

The thing I find about some of these paid sites is that you get just where you think you are going to find out something and then you come across the place that says you have to pay for more information! Do you all find that? I am finding that this can be a rather expensive hobby!


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Posted: 19-Jan-2004, 07:02 PM
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That's why I avoid those sites. Most of what the are offering is out there for free........SOMEWHERE, you just need to find it.

I haven't been doing much with the genealogy this past week. Had a touch of what was going around and straining my brain was to much. I spent most of my time jumping around on the forum and listening to the music. Besides, the weather hasn't been very good here in New Jersey, at all this week. So, I didn't even feel like going out much.

In other words, NO PROGRESS!!!

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Posted: 19-Jan-2004, 07:32 PM
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Yeah! I was hoping to get so much more from the paid site and then all I kept doing was hitting more brick walls by them telling me if you want more info, then subscribe to this site and so on...... In fact, I am thinking about canceling my subscription to the paid site.

Right now no progress for me either. I think I am going to take a break from the one line of family and start on another. Maybe that will make me feel better. unsure.gif
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Posted: 19-Jan-2004, 07:34 PM
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Forgot to say I hope you get to feeling better, Mike!
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Posted: 19-Jan-2004, 07:45 PM
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That's why I like hangin' here. Lots of nice people to talk to.
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Posted: 19-Jan-2004, 08:01 PM
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Me too! I am a member of several forums, but this one is my favorite. I really love it here and learn so much from everybody too. I am slowly doing away with some of the other forums I've been on anyway. Too much strife, condescending remarks and talking down to people is not my way of enjoyment. dry.gif This is one of the few boards out there that isn't like that. thumbs_up.gif
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Posted: 20-Jan-2004, 06:16 PM
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Well I am pretty excited cause today I received the book on the Whitaker family from my historian cousin! He even autographed it! thumbs_up.gif Anyway, the book is pretty thick and so much info in there on my family that it is going to take me quite awhile to work through it! book.gif At least I have that much accomplished!
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Posted: 20-Jan-2004, 09:33 PM
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Sounds like you need to take a weekend road trip someplace quiet, so you can read. Bring a notebook and some sipping wine with you. bye1.gif
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Posted: 21-Jan-2004, 12:37 AM
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Well remember the name of my great-grandmother I had been trying to hunt down with no luck? He says in the book that her name was Ellerson instead of Allison! So that could be my problem! I hope! I have been reading this book this evening and the research this guy did is incredible! He went to all our relatives and interviewed them, got documents of eveything he could, even photos of my ancestors are in there! But it is still going to take me awhile. I learned more about my Irish great-grandmother and the story of her. That was really interesting! I am so excited! thumbs_up.gif
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My greatest successes have been FREE from the Rootsweb Surname,
County, and Country lists. If it wasn't for the kindness of total strangers
with access to census indexes, etc. I would be nowhere!
I wish everyone success in their genealogy projects! walkman.gif
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Posted: 24-Jan-2004, 10:10 PM
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Thanks ballantyne! My most research has come from Rootsweb too! I was able to contact some cousins from there and that was how I found out I had a cousin in our family who was a historian and wrote a book about us! smile.gif
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Hello everyone! I just wanted to share in my recent search. I read the whole book of my historian cousin's book on our Whitaker family. It was extremely interesting and my cousin did years of research. There were signatures, letters, photos and diaries of my gx-grandfathers in there from 7 generations! They were all from English descent, several of them born in England and several of them having moved their families to Ireland. I have one gx-grandmother who was born and raised in Ireland and immigrated with her family to America. Another gx-grandmother (who I was told was Scottish) I discovered was really of English descent with her grand-parents having been born and raised in England.

Basically my ancestors were Quakers who relocated to Ireland for many years and then their children relocated to America. Once here, they changed their faith to Baptists.

Now I have one gx-grandmother who was a Walker I am working on as my current project.

Well that is my news. smile.gif
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Posted: 01-Feb-2004, 09:00 PM
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CelticRose, you are quite fortunate to have a family historian that was
able to write a book spanning so many generations!
I haven't found any family books for my Ballantyne family, but I am
lucky to have photos of my great-great grandparents and some
documents, all of which I treasure.
Have a nice evening!
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Posted: 01-Feb-2004, 09:20 PM
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Thank you Ballantyne! I was lucky indeed. Now I am working on the other lines and getting road blocks! sad.gif
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Did you know that Congresswoman Bono was a Whitaker?

From her website

"Congresswoman Bono was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. Two years later her family moved to South Pasadena, California, where she enjoyed a warm family upbringing. Bono's father, Clay Whitaker, is a retired physician and surgeon. Her mother, Karen, is a retired chemist."

I went to Jr. High, High School and USC with her older brother Steve. He definitely liked pipes and drove Land Rovers, the big old ones.


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