Friday, October 27, 2006

Sanders Genealogy Research Since 1975

Hopefully this information is helpful in detailing the time and energy that it can take to manage and maintain this hobby. I must say that it is one of my favorite hobbies, but not the oldest... in case you were wondering, that oldest would be motorcycle riding and astronomy, but not at the same time! Some may differ on the idea of riding as being more of a passion, but then again, depends on your point of view.

Here is the graph in table form:

Date Individuals Familes Sources File Size (KB)
1975-0101 10 1 5 0
1978-0101 50 10 5 0
1980-0101 100 30 na 0
2000-0101 150 120 na 0
2002-0101 200 140 na 0
2003-0101 260 200 na 0
2004-1213 382 250 na 0
2005-0112 645 598 43 469
2005-0313 2146 1515 103 1096
2006-0628 2183 1544 120 1152
2006-0820 2405 1688 175 1729
2006-0827 2417 1698 188 1733
2006-1024 2579 1820 218 2165

Research Status - 10/27/06

Created two (2) new cemetery websites for Missouri, linking in the cemetery pictures taken at those locations AND ready for upload. Have not uploaded yet... pending final touches and approval from website owners.

Created "descendant" webpages for Foy, Maloney, Johnson, Milner, Sanders and Weber. Each family descendant webpage link has earliest known relative, showing name/spouse, birth, death, and link through each generation.

Created two (2) "tree" webpages (over 100 pages) that allow for movement in the FOY-WEBER family and JOHNSON/MALONEY family lines. These "tree" links detail facts in "person sheets", showing notes/census/residence and much more.

Re-formated one (1) "register" report for WEBER family, modifying nearly 40 webpages for better viewing and consistency of website.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Research Status - 10/26/06

Well, since my last update, things have been fairly busy. Most work has been focused on the Johnson line and organizing all data from census records, other vital records, and enabling the various website tools, features, etc.

Here are the stats in my database:

As of 08/20/06:
Individuals - 2405
Families - 1688
Sources - 175
File Size - 1729 KB

As of 10/26/2006:
Individuals - 2579 (+174)
Families - 1830 (+132)
Sources - 218 (+43)
File Size - 2165KB (+436)

On the website, we have the new integrated message board/forum with 2 total members (it is free to join... tell all your friends), a new hi-res image library with 57 albums containing a total of 741 images using 325MB of space. There is now a Google search tool and plans for a new portal/interface in the works.

Plans are to continue to catalogue and organize by family folder all vital records, allowing access to them through the library link.

Continuing to investigate the family connections from the early 1800's as they pertain to the TN Johnson clan and identifying the names with the numbers. Have new updates included in documents submitted by Stevie Hughes, which were added to the website. Believe that Riley M. Johnson, who was originally suspected to be a son of Joseph Johnson Sr, may in fact not be... comparing the 1830/40/50 census numbers to names. Not sure exactly what relation Riley M. Johnson from TN is at this time, but work continues.

Until the next update!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Research status - 10/10/2006

I am currently in the process of uploading many digital records/images of my family to a NEW creation, called Picasaweb. I get 250mb of space free and for a mere $20/year, I get 6000mb of space.

The tool is still in "beta" testing, but already I see tremendous potential and with my past website experience, other image storage site use (, and current capabilities on this beta tool, I can recommend it as a means to facilitate a true digital library.

The location of the digital record library is

I managed to also bring up (recently) my message board/forum, located at

One of my current projects to index ALL records and make them easily available through my website and library, for all to see. Do post a comment if issues, questions, or just to say hi!

Take care and talk with you later.