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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Busy Summer! Jamboree in June

I went to Jamboree in June. It did not seem to be as crowded as in past years.  I bought a paper copy of the syllabus but then I had to carry it! I was a hefty lug.
Some of the topics this year were:
Genealogy Cloud, WIKIs for Genealogy, Upstate NY Midwest, Flipboard, Wills and Estates, Navy/Marines, Google Search Strategies, Widows/Orphans, Low German Mennonite, Treasury Records, Eastern Europe, African American Genealogy, Writing, Manuscript Collections, DAR website, Colonial Migration, Land Records, Google Earth, Scottish Military, Copyright, Weather (and your ancestor), Goldrush, Mexico and Early Ohio.  This is not an exhaustive list but it gives you an idea of the topics.  Jamboree is usually held the first weekend of June. This year there was a separate DNA conference that preceded Jamboree. 

Prescott Arizona Library Genealogy Resources: City Directories

In August I visited the Prescott Library in Arizona: I posted some photos on Google + and found the following: 

PRESCOTT Library Genealogy Reference
 collection: second floor.
CITY directories for Prescott
1925, 1928, 1935,1937,1939, 1953, 1969,1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981 to 1990.
Combined Flagstaff and Prescott 1980, 1986, 1987 to 1989, 1990-2000.
Flagstaff Hill Donnelly 2001 to 2004,
Flagstaff reverse phone Directory 2005 to 2012.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Robert Jones 1835 Will of Hampshire County, Virginia (now Mineral County, West Virginia)

Will dated 18 May 1835
Robert Jones of Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
  • executor: Juhn kukuch (or Kabuck)
  • sister: Nancy Neal of Champagne, Ohio (who is married to Daniel Neal)
  • sister: Sarah Darling or Knox County, Ohio (who is married to Robert Darling)
  • brother: Daniel Jones of Warren County, Kentucky: possible suit in Hampshire County Chancery, Virginia.  
  • brother: William Jones of Hampshire County, Virgina
  • sister: Lucy Harrison (nee Jones) whose husband is Henry Harrison of Hampshire County
  • brother: Elias Jones
AND Layton J. Cundiff (see post for "Found parents of Edward Ward's: John (2))
witnesses are Michael Musutter and William H. Pool;
will proved 27 July 1835.

1807 John Ward Will

1807 Will of John Ward of Hampshire County,Virginia (Is not West Virginia): Principle Persons mentioned in will: (Knobley Mountain)
wife: Mary Ward
  1. Joel Ward
  2. Elizabeth Ward and John Butler (husband)
  3. John Ward
  4. Mary Ward and Abraham Rinehart (husband)
  5. Lydia Ward
  6. Hannah Ward
  7. Sarah Ward and Benjamin Barrett (husband)

Hampshire County, Virginia, Hampshire County, Volume 005: image 273 of 277 Will of John Ward; Family Search, Online.

Note John Ward is the father of Edward Ward my direct ancestor.