Connect, Belong. RootsTech 2018
We are still getting reverberations from RootsTech 2018. I hope to see you all next year.
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Virtual Pedigree allows you to navigate your family tree with a new and revolutionary fluid interface. Simply click (or touch!) and drag, and begin exploring ancestors and their descendants! It gives you hints and help as you explore your tree, and now includes LDS Ordinance information. Take it for a spin!Since it is entirely graphically oriented, it is impossible to describe exactly how it works. You just need to try it and see for yourself. By the way, you either love it or find it difficult to use. This depends on how familiar you are with using a mouse or touchpad.
In 1654, Maryland's General Assembly passed An Act Concerning a Register of Births Marriages & Burialls, requiring inhabitants of the province to bring notice of all births to the clerk of their county court. The clerk would then record the birth date, the child's name, the father's name, and sometimes the mother's name in a register. Arranged chronologically, the registers were self-indexed to make searching for a particular name easier. Only a few of these old registers are extant today.Holly thought that perhaps her ancestor was a Catholic because of his name, but I have found that Biblical names are fairly common in old Maryland Records. Since my wife and I have been serving as FamilySearch Record Preservation Missionaries/Volunteers, we have see a lot of names. In Maryland, the Court recorded birth records began in 1865. The responsibility for recording the earlier records was changed in 1695. Here is another quote from the Maryland State Archives website:
In 1695, the General Assembly passed a law which transferred responsibility for registering births to the clerk of the Church of England (Anglican) vestry for each parish.
For a short time, the clerks of the county courts continued to register births concurrently with the clerks of the vestry. By the early 1700s, the registration of all births, regardless of a person's denomination, was the sole responsibility of the Anglican (now Protestant Episcopal) Church. Because of this law, church records are the main source of birth records from the colonial period through the late nineteenth century. Although the Church of England was the government sanctioned church in Maryland during the colonial period, churches of other denominations (such as Catholic, Quaker, Prebysterian, Methodist, and Lutheran) existed as well. Like the Anglican churches, these churches recorded births or baptisms occurring among their members. The 1695 law lost its effect in 1776 when Maryland enacted its first constitution. Most churches, however, continued the practice of registering births through the nineteenth and into the twentieth century.
The Maryland State Archives holds church records for many churches in Maryland. Please see Special Collections for a list of church records available at the Archives. Another resource is Edna A. Kanely's book Directory of Church Records in Maryland published by Family Line Publications. This book lists Maryland churches, the records that exist for them, and the institutions that hold the records. It is important to note that the records for some churches have been lost or destroyed over time. Also, not every Marylander was associated with a church, and therefore births and baptisms in non-church-going families may never have been recorded.Only certain counties' records are available. It looks like from the Maryland State Archives website that I will have spend more time in the Archives, but doing research rather than digitizing documents. There are, however, a huge number of digitized records from Maryland alread on FamilySearch.org and other websites. I will start with a search in the Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 on Ancestry.com. This index contains more than 200,000 birth, baptism, and christening records. I only find seven (yes 7) records with the Gilpin surname.
Document: Telamon Cuyler Collection, Manuscript #1170 [Hargrett Library, University of Georgia]; Call Number: Box 42, Folder 2; Page Number: 1; Family Number: 1
Source InformationHere is another record from the same database:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Navigating such a large tree to connect with your ancestors can be tricky. We recently added a new feature called “Labels” that will, as it continues to develop, provide a new way to place your ancestors in better context.
You’ve used labels on other sites and in apps to easily organize and view similar types of things. You can now add labels to your ancestor’s listing in Family Tree to honor their accomplishments, signify their involvement in a group, or memorialize their profession.Here is where the label function shows up on my Grandfather's page.
Ursine is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. It is located in the foothills of the White Rock Mountains on Eagle Valley about two miles downstream from the Eagle Valley Reservoir and Spring Valley State Park. The population was 91 at the 2010 census.Well, now, in 1918 William was living in Ursine in Lincoln County. The county seat is Pioche, Nevada. Let's see who is in the 1920 U.S. Census for Ursine, Nevada. I will search in FamilySearch for Warrens in Ursine or Lincoln, County. Not too helpful. I will switch over to Ancestry.com and do the same search. I find Frank's Social Security Application and it has 1877 as his birth date. I am beginning to believe that he himself didn't know how old he was.
Willesden (/ˈwɪlzdən/) is an area in north-west London which forms part of the London Borough of Brent. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Charing Cross. It was historically a parish in the county of Middlesex that was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Willesden in 1933 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. Dollis Hill is also sometimes referred to as being part of Willesden.I can use FamilySearch.org to find a copy of the marriage information which, unfortunately, is not attached as a source.