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Aug 8 progress

I was laid up this week and could not do my therapies or shop puttering, so spent it on the family tree. It was good, we tackled the email project and made huge leaps forward. We have not been this close to being on target for the email goals since the beginning of April! Ho Ho Ho! We also got close to closing out the July 2014 emails, but alas, we did not make it. Maybe soon?

Project Work

Himmelsback

Quick changes

  1. Sebastian family news from Linda in 2009
  2. Thomas Green family in 1930 census! after page by page search in Logan County. The handwriting was crazy of course!
  3. Thomas Green family in 1940 census
  4. Thomas Green notes from James Isaacs
  5. Thomas Douthit notes from James Isaacs
  6. Eulalia Green grave
  7. Abigail Martinez photo from Daniel Macomber
  8. Photo of Glenda Douthit and Rickie Clark in band
  9. Rachel Elrod and wild dogs story from Adam Elrod
  10. Aaltje Elrod dates added
  11. Riverside Cemetery, Payette County, Idaho (cemetery 1881)
  12. Payette Idaho visits by Nelda Griffiths
  13. Mable Mead grave
  14. Leroy Mead grave
  15. Leland Mead grave
  16. Stanton Hall date of death from Barry Hall
  17. Mercy Perkins date of death from Barry Hall
  18. Stanton Hall grave
  19. Mercy Perkins Hall grave
  20. Robert Taylor (i162262) locations changed from Cathy Clark
  21. James Robinson death and parents from Chris Robinson
  22. Birth added to James Robinson and wife’s info added
  23. Other immediate family updates
  24. James Robinson children’s dates from Chris Robinson’s Ancestry tree
  25. Betty Rockwell tag changed to alive!
  26. Baldwin Middlebury Cemetery, Knox County, Ohio (cemetery 1882)
  27. Benjamin Franklin Shaffer parents wife, and graves from Robert Shaffer. Family expanded, but now an orphaned since wife connection was incorrect.
  28. Hunters Mills Cemetery, Frelighsburg, Quebec (cemetery 1883)
  29. William LaMoure information from Nathan LaMoure
  30. Mary Ann Douthit Rogers obituary from Nancy Wilhite
  31. John Taylor Cummins updates
  32. Grace Cummins family updates
  33. Blanch Cummings family updates
  34. Lula Cummins family updates
  35. Tillie Cummins family
  36. John Douthit Cummins family updates
  37. Ina Sharp Fox removed (i52127) she is mother of John D. Cummins
  38. John D. Cummins jr, birth year changed
  39. Leon Rogers family updated
  40. Roger (i23297) and merged with (i20018) removed 6 in pedigree to eliminate duplicate parents
  41. Hamah Parker to Hannah from Betty Hazard, and her marriage added
  42. Adeliade Hanson Macomber death date and grave from Melissa Ives
  43. George Elwin Macomber death date and grave from Melissa Ives
  44. Hira Alton Macomber death and his wife’s death changed and grave added from Melissa Ives
  45. Clara Maud Macomber info from Melissa Ives
  46. Brooklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Cumberland County, Maine (cemetery 1884)
  47. Clara M Macomber Emerson grave
  48. James Emerson grave
  49. Paul Emerson grave
  50.  Eliot Emerson grave
  51. Ralph Macomber grave
  52. Lillian HIlliard Macomber grave
  53. Pauline Rumery grave
  54. Arthur Rumery grave
  55. Charles D. Sedgley jr obituary
  56. Forest Grove Cemetery, York County, Maine (cemetery 1885)
  57. Charles Sedgley Sr in City Directory 1937
  58. Charles Sedgley family in 1940 census
  59. Charles H. Sedgley birth and death dates

General Data fixes

  1. Unused locations removed from website: 23
  2. Added Life Dates Mod to separate birth and death information into separate lines
  3. Submit PhotoDocument form updated and reinstalled
  4. Submit Photo/Document button reinstalled (Note had been removed due to excessive spam, so this is anot  her trial)
  5. Submit headstone updated and reinstalled
  6. Family Group Worksheet old version removed, new version installed and activated. Am glad to see this old friend back!
  7. Fixed topmenu and footer files so requested files are dynamic instead of static to fix page errors.
  8. Added Family Group Worksheet tab mod
  9. Added Mod for additional table backups

Email Situation

  1. Emails needing attention: 239 (14 emails behind on weekly goals).
  2. Emails cleared: 76
  3. June 2009 emails cleared
  4. June 2010 emails cleared
  5. June 2011 emails cleared

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 4
  2. Gravestones added: 0
  3. Faces added: 0
  4. Photos added: 3
  5. Locations added: 31
  6. Individuals added: 58
  7. Sources: 12
  8. New members: 1

Aug 2 update

Website update week! Whew! Its a big one and I’m excited about it!

Well, the week got extended. I went down hard with a serious infection, and now am just beginning to sit up again. Still very weak, but am feeling better, just a long way from being “good.” So, in short, this has taken three weeks to deliver, so I am REALLY behind on goals and correspondence efforts.

Project Work

  1. McCumber Cemetery inmates
  2. John Macomber 1735-1826

Quick changes

  1. Sarah Taylor nickname of Sally added per Rachal Grizzle
  2. Marvel Grizzle removed per Rachal Grizzle
  3. Lydia Shaw Durfee photo from Karen Thomas
  4. George Whiting Ingalls (I119431) death from Marilyn Roth
  5. George Ingalls grave from Marilyn Roth
  6. Julia Bard Ingalls added
  7. Adam Soule Elrod dates added
  8. Sarah Owen Moore name corrected and dates added
  9. Elizabeth Stanton Elrod dates
  10. Richard Tolliver Elrod name fixed, parents added, siblings added
  11. Richard T. Elrod Jr added
  12. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (cemetery 1876)
  13. Michael Powell death corrected and grave added from Peggy
  14. Gene Roland Douthit death location from Gene Alan Douthit
  15. Gene Douthit grave
  16. Blanch Douthit death location from Gene Douthit
  17. Ewell Douthit grave
  18. Blanche Douthit grave
  19. Ben Dwight Douthit grave
  20. Lawana Douthit and parents added
  21. Cole Douthit grave
  22. Davis Douthit grave and date correction
  23. Virginia Douthit grave and date correction
  24. Dickey Dane Douthit
  25. Don Douthit grave
  26. Mattie Elizabeth grave
  27. Sam Douthit grave
  28. Nadine Douthit
  29. Charles Stebbins
  30. Raymond Douthit enlistment index
  31. Raymond Douthit soc. sec. index
  32. Raymond Douthit in Veteran Burial index
  33. Estelle Douthit marriage to Cole Douthit
  34. Estelle Douthit marriage to Raymond Mathis

General Data fixes

  1. MacD uff to MacDuff: 8
  2. MacD owell to MacDowell: 1
  3. MacD onald to MacDonald: 6
  4. MacD ougall to MacDougall: 1
  5. MacC names removed space after: 12

Email Situation

  1. Emails needing attention: 311 (76 emails behind on weekly goals).
  2. Emails cleared: 44
  3. May 2014 emails cleared

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 0
  2. Gravestones added: 0
  3. Faces added: 1
  4. Photos added: 0
  5. Locations added: 58
  6. Individuals added: 132
  7. Sources: 4
  8. New members: 3

Cutbacks

Dear faithful Users,

As you know we are living on disability and well it has been a tough thing to do these past 14 years. The cost of everything has skyrocketed, and our government handout has not increased to stay in tune with the government caused inflation. There has also been decreasing revenue from ads on the website, but an upswing of the cost of the server service, meaning there is no income or cash flow from this project.

We have had to let several subscription services lapse, which means we can no longer monitor these for information, nor can we add information from them.  Among the cutbacks are:

Computer Monitor Loss

Loss of second computer monitor that enabled us to read data from one monitor and type information into the program that was open on the other monitor. This enabled us to handle emails, webpages, scans, documents proficiently. Having to go back to one monitor and constantly switch between all the open windows and programs a real burden, and now it takes at least twice as long to enter data, and twice as easy to lose track of the data found. With this loss, frankly, I’m not sure it is worth pressing forward, but we have been trying to do the best we can.

GenealogyBank.com

We were sorry to let this service go, although it was not producing well for us. They were really helpful when they first opened, but as the cost has gone up, the results have gotten fewer and fewer. We were planning to let it go anyway, and it was the easiest to let lapse. Their service is also available in part through NewsBank, when the county library decides to offer it (in other words, it is an on and off again service).

NewspaperArchives.com

Newspaper Archives was becoming more and more valuable as time went on, making them the clear leader. However, their prices are now really high and there is no way we can figure out how to afford it. It was a huge surprise to see our subscription had already expired on this service, but when we went to see about renewing, there was no earthly way we could possibly afford it, and no discounts that would help. Apparently the fee is now $99 for every six months? The charges are confusing.

Newspapers.com

I had forgotten I had this subscription, but it is the least expensive at $40 a year. Quite a few of us are miffed that we have to pay even more to get to the Ancestry newspapers we thought we were paying to be made available.  They did have some newspapers that others did not, but we have been doing OK without them. But again, it just means we cannot check as many newspaper archives now, with the third service loss.

Fold3.com

This was another Ancestry.com company that they spun off and require a separate subscription to, but of course will like with your ancestry tree! We thought our huge payments to Ancestry would keep records like this available to us, but alas, I cannot afford the extra $80 a year to keep US military records searchable. It was great while I had it, but the cost is too high, and how am I supposed to raise all this money when no one cares to pay for genealogy research?

Ancestry.com

This service is going to the the hardest to lose, and may mean I have to shut the website down as well. They have made record access the best, and their images are usually much better than FamilySearch. While Family Search is free, their information is spotty, and tough to handle competitively.  Because my research is international in scope, the most expensive subscription rate is used of $200 would let me get Fold3 and Newspapers.com back, but where does one find $200 when he cannot even buy the medications needed on the new Health Plan?

Others

There have been other services that we have either not been able to afford to obtain, or that we cannot sustain. This is enough so folks can begin to see the problem we have with trying to pay for all this! Yes it keeps me busy and out of trouble, but is that really a good enough reason? I am first and foremost a Bible Scholar and researcher, and this is way off the mark!

Conclusion

At any rate, it has been an amazing 14 years of formally doing this. I have learned a lot along the way. We are trying to get all our email backlog caught up, and it may be a good time to shut things down. I realize that nobody considers how much it costs to run a website this big, nor do they realize the cost in just having the website name address, or all the costs that come from answering emails and researching day and night.

Unless we can find a way to make this website pay for itself, or find sponsors or a foundation to support this project, this is too much for me to carry alone. Thanks for taking the time to read all this!

Clinton Macomber

Jul 18 progress report

 

Project Work

Physically, this has been a tough week, lots of suffering and pain, very little sleep. But we did break past some tough emails and wrap up some large projects. In fact, the plan was to not report on these updates until the website update next week, but the change list is now too long.

Quick changes

  1. John Baugh Atkinson (i6216) grave photo note added from Joyce Atkinson
  2. William J. Atkinson (i88395) death index
  3. William J. Atkinson death certificate
  4. William Atkinson family in 1930
  5. Photo identification of Sarah Ada Atkinson family from Joyce Atkinson
  6. Willie Atkinson grave
  7. Robert S. Atkinson grave
  8. Forsyth Memorial Park Cemetery, Forsyth County, North Carolina (cemetery 1866)
  9. Mark Claud Myatt information and grave
  10. Mary Myatt grave
  11. Coy Pfaff grave
  12. Ursula Kelso birth date
  13. Hulda Kelso dates and husband
  14. Kelso family added to Ancestry tree
  15. Idaho Springs Cemetery, Clear Creek County, Colorado (cemetery 1867)
  16. Anna Rose Kelso grave
  17. Charlotte Isabel Kelso Janes grave
  18. Charlotte Janes husband
  19. William Bell Kelso grave
  20. William Bell Kelso dates changed per Ralph Bradt and employment added
  21. Lydia Schlotthauer death date from Kathrin McKissock
  22. George H. Darrow Soc. Sec. index
  23. George Darrow in veterans death index
  24. Lydia Darrow in Washington death index
  25. Lydia Darrow in Soc. Sec. index
  26. Lydia Darrow in veterans death index
  27. Sarah Deuel multiple marriages removed
  28. Several Hugh Mosher family updated and fixes
  29. Fairview Park Cemetery, Cuyahoga County, Ohio (cemetery 1868)
  30. James Jordan grave
  31. Almira Burdick Jordan grave
  32. Stephen Jordan grave
  33. Mary Chesebrough Jordan grave
  34. Susan Jordan grave
  35. Harlough G. Landphair grave
  36. Philip Jordan grave
  37. Hepsibeth Gallup Jordan grave
  38. Almira Gallup Jordan grave
  39. Ruth Jordan Barry
  40. Henry Jordan grave
  41. James Jordan grave
  42. David Jordan grave
  43. Union Cemetery, Otsego County, New York (cemetery 1869)
  44. Janette Prosser Jordan
  45. Alger Cemetery, Cuyahoga county, Ohio (cemetery 1870)
  46. Chauncey Jordan grave
  47. Julia Presley Jordan grave
  48. Brookfield Rural Cemetery, Madison County, New York (cemetery 1871)
  49. Samuel Jordan grave
  50. Mary Jordan
  51. Alta Jordan
  52. Evergreen Cemetery, Cuyahoga County, Ohio (cemetery 1872)
  53. Lake View Cemetery, Cuyahoga County, Ohio updated
  54. Matthew Barry grave
  55. Helen Barry grave
  56. Josiah Sears Kendrick additions from Lainey Kenrick
  57. Audry Anderson marked living from Keith Thornton
  58. Riverside Cemetery, Franklin County, Vermont (cemetery 1873)
  59. Prospect Cemetery, Addison County, Vermont (cemetery 1874)
  60. Rev. Sylvester Donaldson grave
  61. Phebe Ann Donaldson grave
  62. Madison Donaldson grave
  63. Susan Donaldson grave
  64. Grace Donaldson grave
  65. Mary Ann Pomeroy Donaldson grave from L Johnson
  66. William James Strong grave
  67. John Cipperly Strong grave
  68. Phebe Stillman family added from Diane Miramon
  69. Birth and photo of Peter Deforest Kaiser from Christina Kaiser
  70. News on her brother in Chad
  71. Elizabeth Macomber is still alive!
  72. Thomas Macomber marriage
  73. William Booth birthdate
  74. Bowdon was redone to new standards of being in Greater Manchester England
  75. Sheriff Richard Brooks dates
  76. Christian Carew dates
  77. Thomas Brooks dates
  78. Christina Carew Brooks dates
  79. Thomas Martin and Margaret Clevedon dates
  80. Unable to find means to make corrections suggested by Carol MacDonald regarding Robert Martin and family, so included her correspondence in research notes.
  81. Other adjustments made to Martin family and line to Macomber, but found a couple wild assumptions in the data. Time ran out on issue.
  82. Jack Melton dates from Randy Melton
  83. Ruth Kelly Parker added from Paul Gipson
  84. Rev. Orin Parker gravestone from Paul Gipson
  85. Sarah E. Falk Parker gravestone from Paul Gipson
  86. Jonathan Mosher grave from Linda Calahan
  87. Sarah Palmer Mosher grave from Linda Calahan

Email Situation

  1. Emails needing attention: 307 (52 emails behind on weekly goals).
  2. Emails cleared: 36
  3. May 2013 emails all cleared!

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 2
  2. Gravestones added: 3
  3. Faces added: 1
  4. Photos added: 1
  5. Locations added: 31
  6. Individuals added: 132
  7. Sources: 10
  8. New members: 4

Jul 11 progress report

This report covers two weeks. In order to clear an email, we had to stop everything and really study the McCumber family for Dawn Coleman. This is at least our third attempt at it and we broke through!

Project Work

Macomber

Quick fixes

Mission Burial Park South, Bexar County, Texas (cemetery 1865)

General

Had to shut off the photo/document submit system due to excessive spam entries. Every one has to be examined to see if valid, and in a day that is a lot of entries to reject!

Email Situation

  1. Two week stall, so progress also stalled
  2. Emails needing attention: 330 (65 emails behind on weekly goals).
  3. Emails cleared: 4

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 11
  2. Gravestones added: 0
  3. Faces added: 0
  4. Photos added: 0
  5. Locations added: 66
  6. Individuals added: 305
  7. Sources: 12
  8. New members: 0

Jun 28 update

This is a good update. The last few weeks we were able to get a lot of stuff added and fixed.  This week, was tough, partly because I was ill for several days, and partly because I hit some hard projects that stalled the progress. I did however managed to get a couple extra emails cleared from the weekly goal, but not enough to get caught up.

Project Work

  1. Johnathan M. DeWitt
  2. Mary Macomber placement

Quick changes

  1. Kirkestue family notes from Linda Sebastian
  2. Griffiths family notes from Nelda Griffiths
  3. Burrow family marriage note from Linda
  4. Simeon Burgess family upgraded with expanded dates
  5. Daniel Franklin Smiley family upgraded
  6. Sulfur Springs Cemetery, Searcy County, Arkansas (cemetery 1834)
  7. Lois Graham grave
  8. Wilbur Ralph Graham added
  9. Name fixed for Sarah Porter Burgess, not Sara Ann, from Travis Graham
  10. Nelda Griffiths legislative work
  11. Spec Daniel’s Diner additions from Deborah Goff

General Data Cleanup

Removed second submit gravestone setup

Email Situation

  1. All May 2011 emails cleared
  2. May 2012 emails cleared
  3. Emails needing attention: 321 (36 emails behind on weekly goals).
  4. Emails cleared: 19

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 5
  2. Gravestones added: 0
  3. Faces added: 0
  4. Photos added: 0
  5. Locations added: 19
  6. Individuals added: 76
  7. Sources: 6
  8. New members: 0

Jun 20 progress report

Tough week, but we really worked on those emails. Cut down a whole bunch and am sorry to see we did not cut the backlog down very much. Not sure why, but we cleared almost 40 emails!  In so doing we added quite a bit of information to the family.  The problem was there was a hidden folder of 16 emails I had not counted before this week! Oh well! At least I know I cleared a lot of emails this week!

Project Work

  1. Burrow family

Quick changes

  1. Martin Douthitt in SS index
  2. Bessie Mae Douthitt added
  3. Dale Memorial Park Cemetery, Chesterfield, Virginia (cemetery 1832)
  4. Martin Douthitt grave
  5. Bessie Mae grave
  6. Milo Sebastian middle name from wife
  7. Linda Johnson obituary
  8. Rev. Thomas Stott Keough biography from Ross Keogh
  9. Jabez Bunting Keough biography from Ross Keogh
  10. Jabez Keough wife name and two girls from FS and the usual merging and merging, and fixing, etc!
  11. John T. Hanson in Alabama Marriage index
  12. Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Blount County, Alabama (cemetery 1833)
  13. Fixes to Frank Erhardt family from Jamie Erhardt
  14. Expanded Milo Sebastian resume from Linda
  15. Charles Jacobsohn sisters and little facts from Fay Jacobsohn
  16. David Barton job in 2009 from Nelda Griffiths
  17. Onion Creek cemetery address upgraded
  18. Kitto family notes from Gloria Perryman

General Data Cleanup

Event Definitions cleanup

Email Situation

  1. All March 2013 emails cleared
  2. All Apr 2013 emails cleared
  3. All March 2014 emails cleared
  4. All Apr 2014 emails cleared
  5. May 2009 emails cleared
  6. May 2010 emails cleared
  7. Emails needing attention: 336 (41 emails behind on weekly goals).
  8. Emails cleared: 39

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 17
  2. Gravestones added: 0
  3. Faces added: 0
  4. Photos added: 0
  5. Locations added: 21
  6. Individuals added: 31
  7. Sources: 3
  8. New members: 1

Data cleanup

  1. Fact 3 fixed
    1. Miranda (i138862)
    2. Ephraim Macomber changed (i48056)
    3. Thomas Macomber fixed
    4. Mary Macomber fixed
    5. John Macomber fixed
    6. Elizabeth Macomber
    7. Abiel Macomber
    8. Pearl Lebo (i138892)
    9. Little Saline Cemetery, Saline County, Illinois (cemetery 1831)
    10. James Hancock (i138891)
    11. William Robert Hancock
    12. Perry Otis Hancock
    13. Leuna G.
    14. Rebecca Dunn (i138869)
    15. Ottis Dunn
    16. Lemons Dunn
    17. John L. Dunn
    18. James L. Dunn
    19. Fact 3 event definition removed!!!!!
  2. Military event definition removed
  3. Fact 2 removed from Harry Hancock
  4. Fact 2 event definition removed
  5. Fact 1 fixes
    1. Samuel Yates
    2. Yates
    3. Anderson, Eva: i71417
    4. Anderson, John W.: i67818
    5. Andrews, Ike: i136789
    6. Andrews, John Herman: i136714
    7. Arkenburg, Elizabeth Irene: i135963
    8. Asher, Nancy J.: i136675
    9. B., Margaret: i166462
    10. Ballard, Martha Jane: i137136
    11. Barton, Jeannette: i124065
    12. Basse, Aileen: i137162
    13. Basse, Bill Ethridge: i137161
    14. Basse, Earl: i137046
    15. Basse, Edward D.: i137043
    16. Basse, Hugh Humphrey: i137045
    17. Basse, Hugh Otto: i137167
    18. Basse, James Edward: i137163
    19. Basse, Linda Joyce: i137180
    20. Bateman, Clarence Rudolph: i40082
    21. Bateman, Clarence Rudolph: i41233
    22. Bible, Sarah A.: i137951
    23. Bouleware, Susannah: i137111
    24. Carter, William Thomas, Junior: i137516
    25. Chambers, Tressie Fay: i137174
    26. Cleveland, Arthur Leroy: i48090
    27. Cleveland, Grafton Eael: i41663
    28. Cleveland, Grover Frank: i41714
    29. Coone, Catherine Kuhn: i137469
    30. Cooper, Elizabeth: i181236
    31. Daughtery, Johnny: i136098
    32. Daughtery, Willie: i136100
    33. Davis, Polly Mary: i138116
    34. Elrod, Jacob: i136979
    35. Elrod, Jacob: i137069
    36. Elrod, John Henry: i137068
    37. Elrod, Richard: i137062
    38. Elrod, William: i136950
    39. Elsea, David: i138086
    40. Elsea, Eathan: i138084
    41. Elsea, Jeremiah: i138085
    42. Elsea, Nancy Jane: i138083
    43. Fisher, Emery E.: i136653
    44. Fisher, Homer Everett: i136656
    45. Fouts, George: i165997
    46. Fouts, Richard C.: i165979
    47. Frazure, Mary: i137138
    48. Giles, Elizabeth: i137810
    49. Giles, George W.: i138011
    50. Giles, Geroge: i125402
    51. Giles, James A.: i138002
    52. Giles, John A.: i137812
    53. Goben, Charles Milton: i136731
    54. Haneline, Abram: i137479
    55. Haneline, John Edward: i137525
    56. Haneline, Sarah Elizabeth: i137513
    57. Haneline, Sidney Samuel: i137523
    58. Hardy, Bird: i137843
    59. Hardy, Clark Austin: i137826
    60. Hardy, John W.: i138159
    61. Hardy, Martin Church: i138154
    62. Hart, John S.: i41257
    63. Hart, Mary Edith: i38654
    64. Henderson, Betty Imogene: i47438
    65. Henderson, James Joseph: i43590
    66. Henderson, Lily May: i47465
    67. Henlein, Johannes: i137468
    68. Hoffa, Jacob H.: i136676
    69. Hoffa, John Cleveland: i124058
    70. Holland, Mattie: i136872
    71. Holland, Pearl: i136875
    72. Holmes, Mahala: i137877
    73. Jones, Elizabeth: i138073
    74. Kendrick, Minnie: i165894
    75. Lawrence, Benjamin F.: i136777
    76. Lawrence, Benoni: i136649
    77. Lawrence, David: i136709
    78. Lawrence, Goldie: i136836
    79. Lawrence, Samuel: i119290
    80. Lawrence, Samuel: i136724
    81. Ledford, Carl: i165930
    82. Ledford, George W.: i165932
    83. Ledford, John A.: i165893
    84. Ledford, John A.: i165895
    85. Ledford, Leonard: i165931
    86. Ledford, William Boss: i165896
    87. Lee, Katharine G.: i124060
    88. Margason, John: i137387
    89. Margason, John William: i137126
    90. Margenson, Joseph: i137305
    91. Markland, George W.: i137620
    92. Markland, Jonathan: i137098
    93. McGowan, Millicent C.: i135924
    94. McGrew, Herbert: i48021
    95. McGrew, John Oliver: i43418
    96. Mitchell, Mell: i136643
    97. Moore, Stephen A.: i136597
    98. Moore, Thomas W.: i172669
    99. Morley, Griffith: i137900
    100. Morley, Katharine Mary: i137902
    101. Morley, Margaret: i137530
    102. Morley, Thomas: i137901
    103. Murray, John: i124057
    104. Newell, Hannah L.: i138077
    105. Newell, Mable Alberta: i137897
    106. Norton, Walter Clawson: i137184
    107. Otto, Addie Mae: i137041
    108. Payne, Pawny: i125249
    109. Peachey, Effie Irene: i41841
    110. Peachey, James, Junior: i137376
    111. Peachey, Jannie Ethel: i38706
    112. Riddle, Alice L.: i119291
    113. Riddle, Alva Hart: i38910
    114. Riddle, Andrew Jackson: i136609
    115. Riddle, Asberry: i84377
    116. Riddle, Benjamin: i1672
    117. Riddle, Calvin Sam: i136625
    118. Riddle, Cecil Berthena: i41259
    119. Riddle, Clarence Arthur: i41258
    120. Riddle, Dora L.: i136665
    121. Riddle, Emma Lavern: i41262
    122. Riddle, Gertrude Elizabeth: i41263
    123. Riddle, Herman A.: i136663
    124. Riddle, Ida E.: i136644
    125. Riddle, James L.: i136669
    126. Riddle, James W.: i84374
    127. Riddle, John: i137137
    128. Riddle, John A.: i136587
    129. Riddle, John W.: i137955
    130. Riddle, John W.: i84373
    131. Riddle, Jonathan Hartman: i119286
    132. Riddle, Laura Jane: i119239
    133. Riddle, Lewis: i137139
    134. Riddle, Margaret Maria: i41265
    135. Riddle, Mary Polly: i137134
    136. Riddle, Melvin S.: i136664
    137. Riddle, Melvin Scott: i38673
    138. Riddle, Mollie Edith: i41260
    139. Riddle, Oscar: i136646
    140. Riddle, Paul: i136670
    141. Riddle, Rena: i3740
    142. Riddle, Ruth Emila: i41264
    143. Riddle, Seymour: i136591
    144. Riddle, Stella May: i41267
    145. Riddle, Stephen A.: i41080
    146. Riddle, Viola: i124059
    147. Riddle, Viola Maxine: i38696
    148. Riddle, Violet Nadine: i38684
    149. Riddle, Zora: i124063
    150. Rouse, Preston James: i137514
    151. Roxanna, Mary: i165982
    152. Rush, John Clark: i137876
    153. Rush, Sarah Fatima: i136606
    154. Russell, William W.: i136827
    155. Searings, Clyde: i135920
    156. Searings, Garle: i125438
    157. Searings, Gladys: i125440
    158. Searings, Jimmie: i125431
    159. Searings, Raymond: i125437
    160. Searings, Vernie: i125441
    161. Short, Ray: i136095
    162. Tatum, Samuel: i137314
    163. Townsend, Benjamin: i136805
    164. Townsend, Seymore: i136718
    165. Turner, Margaret: i124056
    166. Webster, Mary Elizabeth: i41239
    167. Weisman, David M.: i136638
    168. Wilson, Howard W.: i136658
  6. Fact 1 event description removed!!!!

Jun 13 progress report

We accomplished a great deal last week finally getting those old emails cleared. We were able to roll back the missed goals by almost four weeks! Unfortunately that did not even reach half the goal mark for the week, and now the goal just jumped forward for this week. I also got caught in a project at the end of last week, and now have to start the week off trying to get that project finished. Oh! Well! So much for progress!

Project Work

  1. Egbert Macomber family

Quick changes

  1. Obit for Mary Bryson Gambrell from Jim Bryson
  2. Robert and Mary Gambrell 60th anniversary from Jim Bryson
  3. Robert and Mary Gambrell 65th anniversary from Jim Bryson
  4. Guntown area locations from Jim Bryson
  5. Anna Mae Newton obituary referred by Linda Sebastian
  6. Eleanor Walker Anderson biography from Vincent Anderson
  7. Vernon Anderson marriage license
  8. Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Lucie County, Florida (cemetery 1828)
  9. Vincent Grant Anderson biography from Vince Anderson
  10. Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Hennepin County, Minnesota (cemetery 1829)
  11. Vincent Anderson pedigree added to see if we could reach Sir Robert Anderson (we did not!).
  12. Vincent Anderson, b. 1828 biography from Vince Anderson
  13. George Cemetery, Fayette County, Iowa (cemetery 1830)
  14. Vincent Anderson grave
  15. Hannah Anderson grave
  16. William Anderson biography from Vince Anderson

General Data Cleanup

None

Email Situation

  1. All Apr 2011 emails cleared!!!
  2. Emails needing attention: 352 (47 emails behind on weekly goals).
  3. Emails cleared: 10

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 19
  2. Gravestones added: 0
  3. Faces added: 4
  4. Photos added: 1
  5. Locations added: 23
  6. Individuals added: 52
  7. Sources: 13
  8. New members: 0

Jun 6 progress report

We did five weeks of work update last week, trying a new method that only updated the information online instead of deleting it all and starting over! We hope that this works out better in the future, and if the bandwidth usage is low enough, we might go back to weekly updates again!

Project Work

None

Quick changes

  1. Rick Newcomb source expanded
  2. Rick Newcomb’s website for George Blalock added
  3. Griffiths family notes from Nelda in Mar 2010
  4. Mary Ellen Mead Neese dates expanded and husband added
  5. Shelton Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason County, Washington (cemetery 1824)
  6. William Edward Mead grave and dates
  7. William Mead grave
  8. Allen James Mead grave
  9. Earle Allen Mead death month and year
  10. Several notes to the Mead family from Nelda Griffiths
  11. Emma Mead family in 1920 census
  12. Giffiths family tidbits from Nelda for Mar 2011
  13. Nancy Smith Booth parents linked
  14. Various Gambrell notes from Jim Bryson
  15. Robert Larkin Gambrell obituary from Jim Bryson
  16. Susannah Smith obituary from Jim Bryson
  17. Tishomingo’s monument photo from Jim Bryson
  18. Dr. Foote grave
  19. Margaret Fleshman grave
  20. Jeremiah Elrod II children from Elaine Elrod
  21. Ephraim Leach family expanded from FS
  22. Ephraim Leach probated will record from Heidi Higgenbotham

General Data Cleanup

Removed 405 unused locations in website

On checking media saw most photos had many duplicate links and events also had many duplicate entries. Other tables also looked bloated. In order to purge all the garbage and hopefully help improve loading times, we truncated most of the tables and then uploaded the data again as a clean start.

Disabled about 50 users who have not logged in for years

Email Situation

  1. All March 2010 emails cleared away!!!
  2. All Apr 2010 emails cleared away!!!
  3. All March 2011 emails cleared away!!!
  4. Emails needing attention: 355 (40 emails behind on weekly goals).
  5. Emails cleared: 31

Data Stats

  1. Documents added: 4
  2. Gravestones added: 0
  3. Faces added: 0
  4. Photos added: 1
  5. Locations added: 36
  6. Individuals added: 58
  7. Sources: 1
  8. New members: 0