Genea–Ramblings

 

Lisa and I are both actively researching our genealogy, and we both have our genealogy online…

Roger’s Genealogy Online

Lisa‘s Genealogy Online


Other items of genealogical interest on this site include a set of indexes I made to the Slave Schedules of the 1850 and 1860 Censuses of Copiah Co., Mississippi. They can be found here

1850 Copiah Co., Mississippi – Slave Owners Alphabetical

1850 Copiah Co., Mississippi – Slave Owners Enumeration Order

1860 Copiah Co., Mississippi – Slave Owners Alphabetical

1860 Copiah Co., Mississippi – Slave Owners Enumeration Order

and described here


  • 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 4 – I’d Like to Meet
    Still trying to get caught up – here’s Week 4 – hopefully only a few days late, with Week 5 hopefully back on time… “I’d Like to Meet…” There’s a loaded question. Can the list be (almost, at least) infinitely long? Or is it restricted to one person/family. I’d like to meet all my ancestors […]
  • 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 3 – Unusual Name
    For Week 2 I was barely on time with this – this one is now 2 weeks late… This week’s prompt was “Unusual Name”. I have a few in my family that might fit this requirement… Houliston is one – a fairly rare Scottish  name that made it to New Zealand in the 1860s and have left […]
  • 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 1 – Firsts
    For the last year I had been following Amy Johnson Crow’s series of prompts for blogging about your ancestors and genealogy research – 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – but never quite managed to get started, and almost before I knew it the prompt for Week 52 was upon us, and I hadn’t yet done […]
  • RootsTech 2016 – Day One – Innovator Showdown
    The main feature on Wednesday was the Innovator Showdown with its prize of $100,000 at stake. The 12 semi-finalists had been chosen from the 40 teams that entered, and today in front of 5 judges they presented the technology ideas they’ve come up with to the Judges and the audience in the room. Each contestant […]
  • RootsTech 2016 – Day One – Wednesday
    Wednesday 3 February 2016 – RootsTech 2016 – Innovator Summit Day The day started out shortly after 7am with the trek through the huge Salt Palace convention centre from the entrance right by the Radisson hotel to the far south end where Registration was taking place. Luckily at that hour, on the first day of […]
  • FGS 2015 and RootsTech – Friday
    Seventh day in Salt Lake City – it’s almost been a week already… On Thursday I had been given an “FGS Ambassador” ribbon for my name tag by some of the team at the FGS Booth, and Friday morning a message from Laurie Desmarais informed me that I could sit in the Media and Ambassadors […]
  • FGS 2015 and RootsTech – Thursday
    After the excitement of Wednesday, Thursday was going to be more of the same, albeit with a slightly later start. The Keynote was to start at 8:30am. At 8:15am there was a loooooooooong line of many hundreds of people still waiting to get their name tags and paraphernalia from the Registration Booth. The keynote started […]
  • FGS 2015 and RootsTech – Wednesday
    Dateline Wednesday 11  February 2015… Our 5th day in Salt Lake City (counting the Saturday we arrived), FGS Society Day, and the day before FGS 2015 / RootsTech gets underway. Up earlier than normal today since I had to get to the Salt Palace in time to check in as an FGS Volunteer, and then be […]
  • When the Undertaker isn’t the Informant
    I’m here in Salt Lake City for the combined FGS 2015 / RootsTech with Lisa (and many hundreds of our closest friends). We arrived a few days early so that we could do some sightseeing, and spend time researching at the Family History Library. Into the second day of research at the Family History Library at Salt Lake […]
  • Indexing the 1940 US Federal Census
    Today amidst massive hoopla, overly optimistic expectations, and totally unimagined demand, the 1940 US Federal Census was made available online. I’m doing my part towards this by helping out FamilySearch Indexing with getting this indexed. I’ve indexed 1 batch so far, and arbitrated 3 batches – first note: Make sure the “Highlights” are lined up correctly […]
  • 2012 Site Update
    Just in time for RootsTech 2012 and the imminent release of TNG Version 9 I’ve (finally I hope) completed an update to LisaAndRoger.com that includes a new theme – Suffusion – and the incorporation of TNG into the WordPress theme using the tng.php plugin for WordPress. So the kind of dated http://roger.lisaandroger.com/ will be going […]
  • RootsTech 2012 Live Streaming Schedule
    According to a post by Thomas MacEntee the sessions to be streamed live from RootsTech 2012 have been announced. I’ve consolidated them here into a single easy to view list… RootsTech 2012 Streaming Schedule Thursday 2 Feb Friday 3 Feb Saturday 4 Feb 8:30 -10:00 Keynote – Inventing the Future, as a Community – Jay […]
  • The Ancestors’ Geneameme
    From Jill Ball – Geniaus – and Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun we have this tonight… The Ancestors’ Geneameme The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional) Things you haven’t done or […]
  • Family History Quilting
    This quilt was made for Aunt Jean’s 70th birthday. It was a collaborative effort. Design by Lisa Some photo scanning by Roger Some photo scanning by Carol Photo work by Roger Printing them on fabric by Roger Putting the front panel all together by Lisa Putting the back on it by Aunt Bev
  • TNG 8 Released Today
    Congratulations to Darrin Lythgoe. TNG 8 – under development for about a year since the release of TNG 7 – was released today. New & Improved in TNG 8: Better Search: Hover over the results to see a dynamic summary of each person or family on the list. Look and Feel: Most pages have been […]
  • Michigan Center for Innovation and Reinvention Board 19 May 2010
    Today – 19 May 2010 – was the 5th public meeting of the Michigan Center for Innovation and Reinvention Board, and the 4th one that I’ve attended. I had expected that this would be the last meeting before the Governor’s deadline of 1 June, but apparently that deadline has been pushed back a bit. There […]
  • Randy Riley – 2010 Filby Award Celebration
    When: Wednesday evening, 12 May 2010. Where: Archives side of the Michigan Library and Historical Center, Lansing, Michigan What: To Celebrate the 2010 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship Winner Who: Randy Riley is the winner of the 2010 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship The Michigan Genealogical Council, in conjunction with the Michigan State Archives and […]
  • 2010 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship
    Congratulations to Randy Riley, Special Collections Manager at the Library of Michigan on his receiving the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City last Friday. Here is the list of previous winners of the Filby Award: 2009: No nominees met the qualifications for the Filby Award in […]
  • Who Do You Think You Are
    So we’ve now completed the 3rd week of the NBC series Who Do You Think You Are – based on the remarkably popular BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) series of the same name that has been running for some years now. Sarah Jessica Parker – a good story, but too many “un-be-liev-able”s for me. It apparently […]
  • Funding Public Libraries in Michigan
    Over the last several weeks we have heard several times that the proposed funding of $7,500,000 for Michigan libraries is only 50% of what is required by law. What law? And if it’s a law, why is not complying with it subject of legal action by someone – there’s no shortage of lawyers that’s for […]
  • MLA Rally at the Capitol
    Thursday 10 September 2009 was the day of the Michigan Library Association “Rally at the Capitol” where Librarians and other interested parties from across Michigan rallied to express their displeasure at the proposed funding cuts to Libraries in Michigan overall and specifically the plans to dismantle and disperse the collections of the Library of Michigan, […]
  • Meeting the great great grandmother…
    After our trip to The Henry Ford Museum (a separate post with photos of that is a day or 2 away yet), we stopped at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan on the way back to show Kyle and Zoe, and their second cousin Kathy where their great great grandmother Marie Christensen is buried. […]
  • Pure New Zealand
    Following on from Randy Seaver’s 8 August Saturday Night Genealogy Fun where he asked people to list their 16 great grandparents [sic] (it should be great great grandparents), and figure out what percentage of each ethnicity/nationality they are, I thought of a twist on this that I’ll suggest he offer next week (since far more […]
  • 16 Great Great Grandparents
    Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings asks: List your 16 great-grandparents (of course there are only 8 great grandparents, so since he mentioned 16 I’m assuming great great grandparent) in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places. Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them. Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or […]
  • Hands Around the Library
    This is a photo gallery of some pictures taken during today’s “Hands Around the Library” Rally at the Michigan state Capitol, and the Michigan Library and Historical Center. The count of 494 in the circle didn’t include everyone who was there, so it’s safe to say a crowd in excess of 500 was there to […]
  • Library of Michigan – Whither not wither
    Michigan, like most other US states is in dire economic troubles. For Michigan perhaps more than other states, it has been going on for a long time, perhaps too closely tied to the US auto industry. In early July, Governor Granholm issued her Executive Order 2009-36 breaking up the HAL – the department of History, […]
  • FamilySearch Indexing on Macintosh
    A few hours after I wrote the below… FamilySearch Indexing support replied to my eMail(s) to them with this link https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/202/104450_f.SAL_Public.html which covers both Mac OS X 10.4 and Mac OS X 10.5. ======================== I noted with some excitement last evening that FamilySearch Indexing had a project underway with a New Zealand flavour to it […]
  • An Ancestor Honoured…
    Yesterday in my partial stupor of fever and other side effects induced by an insect bite, that looks likely it was a deer tick bite with the ensuing Lyme Disease I watched “Gods and Generals” – the first of the 3 epic parts of the book series by Jeffrey Shaara and his father Michael Shaara […]
  • Giving a little back…
    During February 2008 I spent a couple of weeks furiously researching the genealogy of a friend of my wife’s from her work. Pat is a descendant of slaves that lived in Mississippi, and the occasion was “Granny’s” 91st birthday (Granny is Pat’s mother), with a big celebration planned for her at her home in Copiah […]
  • Updates to October 2006
    13 October 2006 – well a surprise from “Cousin Anne” in Australia today – a death entry for George Moffat, son of John Moffat and Jean Bogue – only trouble is he’s not “our” George Moffat. So my line of Moffats as currently known ends at George Moffat who died in 1844. 9 October 2006 […]


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