Stuart Bloom
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Stuart Bloom

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Stuart E. Bloom
Born 1940s.
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Stuart "Stu" Bloom was born in New Jersey and grew up in Pennsylvania. He served as an enlisted man in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1976. He earned a bachelor's degree in management from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1976, and an MBA from Roosevelt in 1984. He worked as an IT consultant and technical training consultant from 1976 to 2002, and in 2002 he and his wife Andrea founded a weekly community newspaper, The Earlville Post, in Earlville, LaSalle County, Illinois, and then two other (no longer published) weekly papers in LaSalle County. He is currently (as of 2032) the editor and publisher of The Earlville Post.

Stu has been married twice and has two children from each marriage (one of the children from the first marriage died in infancy). In April 2021, Stu and Andrea moved from a home overlooking the Rock River outside of Edgerton, Wisconsin, to a house built in 1790 in the quaint village of Alstead, New Hampshire, and he is using the wonder of the Internet to continue to publish the Earlville newspaper remotely.

Stu got interested in genealogy when he was helping his mother sort through his father's papers after his father's death in 1990 and came across a family tree that this father had created. From then until the early 2000s, he spent a great deal of time documenting his parents' ancestries. He first worked mostly on the ancestry of his father, who was descended from 18th Century German, English, and Scotch-Irish immigrants to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, but after several years began concentrating mostly on his mother's New England ancestry (she was descended 100% from 17th Century immigrants to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine). The time commitments of publishing three newspapers then caused him to lay the genealogy aside for about 15 years. He resumed work on his mother's ancestry in 2017 and on his father's in 2023.


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posted by Azure Robinson
Hey Stu,

Do you know if you are connected to a Johann Peter Blum who migrated to New Jersey sometime between 1752 and 1754? I ask because I am a Bloom on my paternal great great grandmother's side descended from him. I tried to move through your family links, but you have connected this far back in time yet on your Bloom relations.

posted by BB Sahm
Yes, I am a descendant of Johann Peter Blum, thorough his son Peter (1758-1841) , grandson Johannes Wilhelm (1780-1851), and then Aaron (1815-1859), William Polk (1849-1889), and my grandfather Louis (1879-1936). I haven't spent a lot of time on this line, and I haven't added them to WikiTree because what I have doesn't meet my personal standards for evidence, although I know that solid sources do exist. Perhaps some day, or maybe someone else will beat me to it.
posted by Stuart Bloom
Hi Stu!

Thanks for contributing to Puritan Great Migration profiles over the last six months. Every little bit helps, so please keep those edits coming!

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members twice per year and it's that time again. Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  1. If you'd like to continue as a PGM project team member
  2. If you're happy with the team you're on (Research and/or Profile Improvement) or if you'd like to make a change
  3. Optionally, what you like since the reboot back in May or what you think could be improved. This could be something about Discord, or Google Groups, or managed profile spreadsheets, or challenge participation or really anything. If you like everything the way it is, you can let me know that too :)

If you'd like to tell me about a particular project or family you're working on, I'd love to hear about that as well.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Brad Stauf, PGM membership coordinator

posted by Brad Stauf
Hi Stu. Thanks for working on those Whitten cousins of mine! Excellent profiles. Really perfect.
posted by Chris Whitten
Welcome to the Puritan Great Migration Project Stu, congratulations on your badge!
posted by Brad Stauf
Adding a child to a mother with no husband attached, the default bio does not include a link to the mother's profile.

Adding a spouse and entering a marriage date and place, either the date or place doesn't get saved (don't remember which).

Change is made to a profile while adding a spouse or child, can't save the spouse or child.

posted by Stuart Bloom
Hi Stu.

Number 1 will be fixed soon. It's related to significant new changes released this morning.

Numbers 2 and 3 are new to me. I will point Jamie Nelson here and ask if she is tracking these bugs on our Trello board. If not, she may need to ask you for more details.

posted by Chris Whitten
Hi Stu. When you say, "problems with the site that have existed for years and that people have requested be fixed over and over never seem to make it to the top of the priority list," which problems are you referring to?
posted by Chris Whitten