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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dutch Origins, My Genealogical Writing Project

I am writing a genealogy of female line in Kramer/DeYoung/ Nauta/Dahlberg/Sankey family. So far I have completed the first chapter on Susan DeYoung (Sietske DeJong in Dutch). The chapter includes her parish Sint Jacobeparichie, Het Bilt, Friesland, Netherlands and her subsequent immigration and life in Racine, Racine County, WI. I am researching several books acquired from local universities to see if I am able to gain more insight into immigration from Friesland. I want to add insight to develop a sense of place but I don't want to be to wordy.

Bergin/Brockman and Gulick photo research

One of the SDGS Lost Treasures talented researchers, Bonnie Fago is tackling the research of our photos from the Bergin/Brockman and Grover Gulick families. She has some good leads for direct descendants.

Time for more Inventory of our collection

Just when I thought we have inventoried all of our photos... I just found some more! We also have some miscell. documents which need to be inventoried, scanned and put on the SDGS Lost Treasures website .
We also have two binder volumes of original documents with records listed on fading (photostat..purple paper) which need to be transcribed. Our Raw Notes files have some original documents and photos as well.

Assisting SDGS with the San Diego Genweb site

I was asked by the SDGS president last week to assist in a redesign of the San Diego Genweb website.

Status of Banta and Simmons photos

Due to the large number of photos from the Banta family and related surnames. I am attempting to donate them to the UC Riverside Special Collection archives (which requires a gift deed). Sonoma State University, Special Collection seemed interested in the Simmons related photos and I am in the process of figuring out an estimate for postage required to send the photos. I have been told that I can get the library rate from the USPS.