John Robert Turner

John Turner

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John R. Turner
Born 1950s.
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John attended school in Scotch Plains, NJ at Shackamaxon Grade School. He moved to the Charleston, WV area where he continued in Junior High and High School at George Washington HS. He moved again to Media, PA where he graduated High School from Nether Providence HS, now called Strath Haven HS.

He went on to attend college at Rochester Institute of Technology taking a Professional Photography science degree program. That knowledge served him well at his employment for Micor The Micrographics Corporation where he was elevated to the processing lab/QA manager position then to Technical Director for the corporation.

John Married Linda Kolb which provided a child, Gary Edward Turner born in 1988. He adopted Linda's daughter Jennifer which allowed for the name change for her to Turner. The marriage lasted 10 years before ending in divorce.

John then joined National Micrographics Systems where he specialized in digital imaging. He moved to Maryland where NMS had the largest customer base. His background in document conversion services allowed for him to spin off into a conversion company owned by the NMS owners also called NMS which was located in Charles Town, WV. He aided in the growth of that company through a move to Kearneysville, WV and a sale of the company and move to Martinsburg, WV. The company changed the name to Docutex. His position there was Operations Manager, then CEO.

John later joined National Industries for the Blind where he worked on programs using digital imaging which employed people who were blind or disabled.

When John's father died in 2011 he resigned the position at NIB after three years and rejoined the Maryland based NMS again where he was allowed to work from Pennsylvania while assisting his elderly mother Marie.

John's CompTIA certification was achieved as a Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA). He also assists the AIIM standards committees for micrographics and digital imaging.


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Member of; Dutch Colonial Society The Van Voorhees Association Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen Sons of the American Revolution The Society of the Sons and Daughters of World War II Veterans



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On 4 Sep 2017 at 11:21 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Hi John!

Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September -2 October 2017 ? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again, since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join our Team Flying Dutchmen Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Netherlands profiles ?

We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)


The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team

On 5 May 2017 at 10:55 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi John,

We have our annual Dutch Roots Liberation Day Challenge (5-10 May) you're very welcome to join us of course !



On 7 Apr 2017 at 16:19 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi John !

It's spring so time for some cleaning, perhaps you would like to help ?

See Join the Team Flying Dutchmen for the Spring Clean a Thon 2017

Greets from the Netherlands,


On 15 Sep 2016 at 23:57 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi John,

Did you know there's a Source-a-Thon organized for 1-3 October 2016 ? A big event and already 300 members have registered , to keep things manageable we decided to have teams, since you're a member of our project maybe you would like to join the Dutch Team and help get the Unsourced Netherlands profiles all sourced ?

We can use all help and there are prizes to win, but the best part of course is we all are working together on getting all Unsourced profiles Sourced and have some fun together ! :)

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team

On 9 May 2016 at 14:36 GMT Jan Terink wrote:

Hi John,

Welcome to the Dutch Roots Project! :)

One of the goals of our project is to Source and improve all Dutch Profiles, including our own of course !

To show you how we work and how it should be done if you are a member of the project :), here's the help page for it: Biographies. We also have some examples of profiles, in the Bio's of these profiles you can look how to add the ref tags and sources etc: when is a profile Template ready? Of course you'll reach your Pre-1700 ancestors. That's why all members need to take the Pre-1700 self certification quiz, like you already did. The Dutch naming convention is very important, all info about Patronymics you can find there as well.

And here's what you can do already: to join the project

Well I know it's quite a lot of info, so just take your time to read it all, and of course for all members of the Project it's very important to participate at the G2G because that's where we communicate about Dutch profiles, if we need help finding sources or other project related stuff :).

Thanks for joining John, we're very happy to have you as a member and if you have questions or need some help just ask, always happy to help!

Greets from Holland , Jan

On 17 Jul 2015 at 04:15 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

My closest one yet.

9th cousins through Joris Brinckerhoff.

On 18 Mar 2014 at 14:31 GMT John Turner wrote:

I have several ancestors who settled in New Amsterdam including Steven Coert Van Voorhees, Joannes Nevius, and Hendrick Rycken. Other Dutch family names include Scheneck, Wyckoff, Laenen, and Van Pelt.

On 28 Jun 2013 at 15:08 GMT Chris Whitten wrote:

Hi John. Thanks for joining. I'm glad you found us.

On 27 Jun 2013 at 16:03 GMT Debby (Barton) Black wrote:

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On 27 Jun 2013 at 15:38 GMT John Turner wrote:

I recently got involved in genealogical research for my family and have become immersed in the rich history or in some cases in the lack of information available. This site offers the perfect forum for collaboration. I would be pleased to offer any reliable information I have discovered.

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