Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cemeteries, Headstones, TNG integrated

As of 6/10/2008, all cemetery headstone images are now uploaded onto Picasaweb AND each person is linked through the TNG database, allowing quick reference to hires headstone images, should you so desire.

In total, I have 24 cemeteries in 5 states, 13 counties, and each is mapped with the Google app making it even EASIER to find them.

To get started, go to this link...

Be sure to leave a comment.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Upgraded to TNG 6.2.0

As you can see, I have upgraded from 6.1 to 6.2 on the TNG software. The changes and enhancements are most powerful. For further details on TNG, please go to


I strongly recommend this software for others considering or currently doing online publishing of genealogy research. It is by far the best I have seen.

Records, Records, Records

I have been a member of Ancestry.com for nearly 2 years and in that time I have been collecting and downloading the Federal and State census records for reference in our family genealogy. I have posted those individual records that pertain to our family on my digital library, located at


You will find the census records located under family surnames. For example, if you are looking for a surname of Johnson, you can locate our Johnson family relatives under the "Records - Census - Johnson" album. These files are high resolution images that allow you to peer into the past and see your ancestors from as far back as the 1790s (in some cases).

As of June 4 2008, the list of census documents if nearly 375. The list is shown at the bottom.

Each census image is stored as a filename that includes the year, family name, head of household, and location. Unfortunately, the filename is not searchable (in picasaweb) at this time, so you need to do the following.

Go to the surname folder and select the first image.
At the right, you will see some photo information, example
  • Photo 1 of 6
  • Records - Census - Shriver
  • Jun 3, 2008
  • 1525×1600 pixels – 769KB

Select the link "more info" and you should get further details on the image, including the filename and other details about the image. Now you can scroll through the images and find the "family head of household" you are looking for.

  • Photo 1 of 6
  • Records - Census - Shriver
  • Jun 3, 2008
  • 1525×1600 pixels – 769KB
  • Filename: 1900_shriverjohn_kansas_atchison_benton_district12.jpg
  • Camera: n/a
  • Model: n/a
  • ISO: n/a
  • Exposure: n/a
  • Aperture: n/a
  • Focal Length: n/a
  • Flash Used: n/a
  • Latitude: n/a
  • Longitude: n/a

In case you find yourself overwhelmed by this task, send me an email of who you are looking for and I can point you in the right direction (assuming I have it).


Surname # of Census Records
Adams 4
Bohr 1
Buchanan 4
Ellis 9
Foy 127
Harper 10
Harvey 1
Heitman 12
Johnson 54
Konen 8
Leabo 3
Maloney 32
McGinley 2
McKenzie 4
McKibben 13
Milner 23
Sanders 13
Seyler 2
Shriver 6
Stinnett 1
Strauss 2
Streff 6
Todd 1
Vencill 3
Weber 25
Wood 7
Yahn 2
Total 375

Sanders Genealogy Project Update - May 2008

We now have 1000 families, 3087 individuals in the family name database. I know that might sound like a lot of names/families, but I have seen other genealogy database that have over 10,000 names.

Here are the stat:
Total Individuals: 3087
Total Living: 78
Total Families: 1000
Total Unique Surnames: 600
Total Sources: 273
Average Lifespan1 64 years, 149 days
Earliest Birth ( Morrill) Abt 1565
Date of Last GEDCOM Import 01 Jun 2008