John Martin

John Martin

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John L. Martin
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified 18 Sep 2019 | Created 16 Aug 2019 | Last significant change: 2 Sep 2019
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I first became interested in genealogy in the early 1980’s shortly after my father’s death. I took a few genealogy courses through my local community college, acquired some documents and hand written ancestry papers my grand aunt and other relatives had kept. I purchased some genealogy software from a company called Parsons Technology, back then software was in the form of what was called a floppy disc, and that was the beginning of my interest.

My local library had a genealogy section and since my work place was so close to the library I often went there during my lunch hour and sometimes after work to find as much genealogical information as possible. I also met with several relatives who had been involved with genealogy and shared information we had collected. I purchased a book that was referenced in my grand aunts genealogical notes called “A history and genealogy of the Comstock family in America”. It contained Comstock family history going back to the late 1500’s. My paternal great grandmother who was a Comstock was a direct descendent of William Goodman Comstock and his wife Elizabeth Daniel of England.

I interviewed several older relatives and acquired as much information as possible. I drafted my mother to take me to different locations around the Midwest to grand aunts and uncles residences and properties. I also visited more than two dozen regional cemeteries documenting and photographing hundreds of headstones.

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These are my paternal direct line ancestors. They are mostly located in the mid west Illinois and Iowa region
These are my wife's maternal direct line ancestors. They are mostly located in the South and Southeast US region
These are my maternal direct line ancestors. They are mostly located in the mid west Illinois and Iowa region. Most are of German descent.

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On 2 Sep 2019 at 01:35 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi John,

This is a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far?

I see that you uploaded a GEDCOM. Do you have questions about the GEDCOMpare process?

Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? Most of us still have some questions after reviewing them.

I'm here to help with issues and questions about how WikiTree works. Click my name to send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page.

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

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On 18 Aug 2019 at 14:14 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:

Welcome! You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree.

Start with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles. Check out Find -> Projects to learn of groups like Project: US Southern Colonies and Project: Germany. Also try clicking your surname tags to find other members following those names.

We are so happy to have you here in the WikiTree community. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

Karen Tobo

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On 16 Aug 2019 at 16:05 GMT Karen (Finnerty) Butler wrote:


This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

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