I caught the genealogy bug in 1990 at a Jordan family reunion. The reunion brought together cousins who had not seen each other in years (my father and his generation), as well as the later generations who had never met (my generation and younger), and a few of the remaining older generation. We took pictures spanning four generations that weekend!
I'm back on Team Tennessee with race #422 for the 2017 Source-a-Thon!
I've been assigned to Team Tennessee with race #413 for the 2016 Source-a-Thon to kick off Family History Month!
I have had the most luck researching my Swedish lines, as Swedish church records are excellently awesome! So far my only known famous relative is my 5th cousin 2x removed, astronaut Buzz Aldrin. I am continuing to work with my Swedish relatives on the Sweden Project.
With access to the 1866-1929 Civil Registrations image collection on Family Search for my great-grandfather's hometown of Omignano in Salerno, I have been able to make some progress on my Italian ancestry. Since the town is rather small, and a lot of intermarrying occurred, I have been working on something of a One Place Study on the town of Omignano, manually indexing the records into a spreadsheet. So far I have completed the deaths from 1875 (start of the printed forms) through 1929. Now I need to update my Italian profiles for the Italian Roots Project.
I am also very excited about using DNA for genealogy, and have had myself and my parents tested. DNA has confirmed that I am the daughter of Joseph Jordan and Janet Jurgens. Now I am working through my match lists to find new relatives.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.
On 8 Oct 2017 at 22:29 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
On 8 Oct 2017 at 21:38 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
This is the email I got: Hi there!
Thank you for participating in our 2017 Source-a-Thon! If you haven't seen the results yet, we were able to source over 53,000 profiles in 72 hours. Pretty awesome.
Also awesome, the National Institute for Genealogical Studies generously donated a free course to everyone who registered.
See the message from them below for details on how to claim your course:
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies is proud to participate in the WikiTree 2nd annual Source-a-Thon. As a thank you, we are giving one free genealogy course to all Source-a-Thon participants. Choose from one of the following courses (valued at $89 each): • Connecting Families-Online and Virtually • Google for the Wise Genealogist • Social Media for the Wise Genealogist
To redeem your free course, go to the web page for one of the above courses and at checkout enter code: wiki765 at the registration page. Hurry! This free course code is good until October 10, 2017. If you have questions or need assistance please contact us at 1-800-580-0165 ext 1 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! The WikiTree Team
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On 2 Oct 2017 at 02:18 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
On 1 Oct 2017 at 21:37 GMT Deborah (Turner) Dunn wrote:
On 1 Oct 2017 at 19:50 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
On 1 Oct 2017 at 15:34 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
On 30 Sep 2017 at 21:49 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
On 30 Sep 2017 at 18:59 GMT Deborah (Turner) Dunn wrote:
On 28 Sep 2017 at 02:46 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
On 6 Oct 2016 at 08:42 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
I've added the Irish Roots project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Clicking on the link Irish Roots Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to the link for Irish Roots Members Interest where I've added your good self. Here you can let members know your Counties, clan/family names etc you are researching.
Thanks again for joining and good luck with your research.