I enjoyed your blog. Your tip about using Windows 10 to edit those documents with black edges is so simple, yet very useful. I also like your pedigree, but couldn't find where you got the program to do that. Can you tell me? Also loved your photo of the fall leaves. Jim Cooperwww.TrailsToTexas.com
James. Please see my response to your comment, below. I entered it as a comment instead of a reply. Silly me :)
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James,Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed it and found it useful. The program I used to create the pedigree is Legacy Family Tree software. A great program I have used for some years now. Once I had the pedigree up on my screen I just grabbed a screen shot, saved it as a JPG and then posted it. I hope that helps and that you will visit often. I am trying to post about 3 times a week. I appreciate your comments. Sincerely,Diane
Welcome to Geneabloggers. You blog looks great and I'm not saying that because I am from Michigan - I don't see any ties to our familys. I love the pedigree idea you have here. I've been wanting to do the same thing but just could not figure out a good way until I've seen how you have done it here. I was focused just on .pdf files and did not even think of just doing a screen shot. Thanks - I also use Legacy Family Tree and love it.
Thanks Christopher. What part of Michigan are you from? I was trying to come up with an easy way to post my genealogy, so others can see it. It didn't want it to be complicated and I didn't want to have to type it all. This seemed like a simple solution. I'm glad you liked it. That's my first feedback, so I really appreciate it.
Hello Michigan Girl;My Maternal Great-grandmother was a Sarah Elizabeth Milne (1876-1950). Her direct line is mostly Lancashire (& Yorkshire), England upto Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - into mid/late1600's. I know my mother would appreciate knowing what you have on the Milne family (she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org).I saw your blog link through Legacy Family Tree and appreciate your tips (I just wish I can find that berries2 image you showed again for I have not seen it in Legacy 7.5).
Hi - thanks for visiting my blog. I don't recognize the Sarah Milne you mentioned, but that's not to say she isn't related somehow. My great grandfather, Andrew Charles Milne came over from Scotland in 1868 to Canada and then to Detroit, Michigan. There is only one further generation back from the pedigree view you see here. That would be the parents of Charles Milne - Alexander Milne, whom I have no dates or info on and Elspet Leslie about 1790 - possibly 1860. She may be buried at Nellfield Cemetery in Aberdeen. Other than that, not much else.As far as the berries2 in Legacy. I have the latest build, which is 22.214.171.1248 and it is still there. 2nd or 3rd down on the list. Wonder why you don't have it? I don't really use it, but it was a perfect example for the screen shots because it showed up well.I hope you'll visit my blog again. And, please have you mom contact me if she thinks we have any Milne's in common. She can contact me at email@example.com.
DianneIf his parents remained in Scotland then you should be able to get the death of his parents of Alexander Milne and Elspet Leslie As Charles was born in 1856 then his parents were still alive after the start of Civil registration. Using family search I came up with a Charles, and Alexander living in Skene [which] is just outside Aberdeen and a possible census in 1851 in Free Census Search same place I Scottish death certificates are very good they do ask for the names of both parents. It then depends on who registered them. However you might already have all of this
Haz - thank you for your comment. I too have found the Scottish vital records to be incredibly useful. As far as the death of Charles' parents, Charles Milne was born about 1822 ( it was his son, Andrew Charles who was born in 1856). I have the death certificate for Charles Milne from 1877. On it, his parents Alexander & Elspet are listed as deceased. So, at least I know that much. I will take a look at the 1851 census you refer to. Any new information is always welcome and I appreciate you taking the time to contact me. I'll let you know what I find. Thank you for visiting.Diane
Hello Diane!I just found your work on FamilySearch! I am the great-granddaughter of Blanche Thorpe (ie Slavin), and I haven't until now been able to trace past her parents. Thank you so much- I can't wait to share this with my family! If you are interested, I do have more information about Blanche and her descendents.Dana Chudy
Dana - thank you for leaving me a message. Any connections I make to this part of my family, always makes me happy. My paternal side is not as readily available as my maternal side. So, I appreciate the connection. Blanche's mother Catherine "Kittie" Thorp, as you saw, is my great grand aunt. It took myself and a cousin a while to figure out there wasn't an error and she actually married a Thorpe. Not too confusing huh? I am more than interested in exchanging information with you. I research nearly every day. Please contact me at michiganfamilytrails(at)yahoo(dot)comI look forward to hearing from you.
strictly for security reasons - not a good idea to post yourself. should be labeled as "living" or generic name. hackers and identity thieves use one of the basic security questions to gain access to your identity---mother's maiden name.
Point taken. Thank you.
We have a Lunsford genealogical study group and are attempting to find our origins through comparison of autosomal DNA and Y dna.We have about 20 members and are showing autosomal dna links to your family members. It is thought that our John Lunsford 1783 is descended from your Reuben Lunsford 1765 from his first marriage or relationship. Do you have a kit number at Gedmatch? It would be wonderful to compare results. I see by the names in your lineage that our families were in the same place, Augusta/Bath, Virgina at the same time. Gedmatch kit #A028990 Thanks so much! Cousin Nan
It's me, Lexa, again. Documents for Reuben Lunsford turned up at the Bath Courthouse in Virginia proving his death in 1800 and his 3 heirs, also a land deed and a marriage document for Mary (Margaret) Lunsford to John Higgings in 1800. If you are interested, the copies of the original can be posted.Thanks, Lexa
Hi Lexa, Not sure why I didn't respond to your comment back in April, but please forgive me. Yes, I do have a GedMatch kit number as does my Mom, and both of my brothers. All of us are descended from the Lunsfords. Here is my kit number A918842. Now, whether our DNA traveled down far enough, that's the question. I'll be checking our match as soon as I send this. As to the documents you located. Yeah! I'd love to have copies. Where would you be posting them? Or, do you want to send them along via email? You can contact me at Michiganfamilytrails(at)yahoo.comLet's talk soon.Thanks,Diane
I look forward to reading your comments. If you have any connection to the people mentioned in this blog, please let me know. I write about mine and my husband's ancestors and would welcome new information or meeting a new cousin or two. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.