After spending several years writing articles - some of a genealogical nature, some not - for various Internet publications (some can be checked out on my professional genealogy website), I found the courage to submit an article to an in-print genealogy magazine, Family Chronicle. And guess what...
While they could not promise me a publication date, they are shooting for putting my article in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue. So be on the lookout for it! :)
One of the greatest online, genealogy resources I have come across is Find A Grave, a virtual cemetery where users can post memorials for their loved ones and ancestors. Thanks to the many volunteers who work tirelessly to walk cemeteries, taking careful transcriptions and photos of tombstones. also a super huge thank you to the volunteers who have gone out of their way to photograph a tombstone that I have not been able to personally visit. I appreciate all of your work!
John McKillop b. 15 Apr 1861 in Ireland d. 15 Jun 1897 in Danville, Vermont buried in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
His parents were James McKillop and Margaret Leslie. He immigrated to America from Ireland with his parents, sisters, Rose, Mary Ann and Margaret McKillop, and Roses boyfriend/fiancée, James Gamble, probably in 1883.
My 3rd great-grandfather, George Andrew Holcomb, of Panton, Vermont was a Private in company B of the 11th Vermont Infantry. His enlistment date was 17 Jul 1862 and he was mustered out on 24 Jun 1865.
My 2nd great-grandfather, Edward Balaw (Bailaw, Beland), of Peacham, Vermont was a Private in Company L of the 9th Vermont Infantry. His enlistment date was 09 Jun 1862 and he was discharged on 13 Jul 1965.
Edward's brothers, Simeon, Alexander, Joseph and William, also fought during the Civil War. Joseph was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia on 25 Mar 1865 and died on 04 Apr 1865. He buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.
Today (March 12) is Genealogy Day, a nationally recognized day to research your family's history and heritage. I wish I had the time to sit down and do some of my own genealogy today, but I have about a hundred things to do, and none of them involve family research. Instead, I put together a list of some of my favorite blog posts regarding my personally genealogy, as well as a list of articles I have written to help you in your own family history research pursuits.
As a descendant of Irish immigrants, I am excited to have discovered this book. One of my questions has been how my Irish ancestors lived and why they came here. Perhaps I can get some clues within the pages of this book.
Anyways, my follow friday recommendation this week is Michael Brophey's post, Vermont Irish.
I wanna take a small break in genealogy blogging today to pay respects to the lives lost during today's natural disasters in Japan and other countries worldwide. My heart breaks for their families, and my prayers are with them and everyone else who has been affected by these storms.
If you are looking for charities to donate to in order to help with the relief efforts of the earthquake and tsunamis, please consider one of the following excellent places: