James to John to James Arbuckle. HELP!

question markThese three individuals are really giving me problems.  These three are all that stand in the way to me proving Thomas Arbuckle as a patriot for myself and the NSSAR as well as my mother and grandmother for the NSDAR.  I am looking for any and all information that can be credibly sourced to help me document these Individuals.

Here is what I know:

2 more NSSAR Supplementals Approved

Some of you may know that I am an active member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).  To be a member you must be able to prove direct descent from an individual that either fought for or in some other manner supported the American cause in the Revolutionary War.  I became an approved member on April 12, 2008.  The patriot that I used to join with is Joseph Towler.


Learning from Who do you think you are (US)

One of the shows that I like to watch if I get the chance is the American version of “Who do you think you are”.  It’s a show that traces the family history of the subject of the episode.  The American Version of the show to date has focused on celebrities, and the subject of this week’s episode was the actress Kim Cattrall (Samantha from Sex and the City).


Genealogy and Personal Websites

I have been doing genealogy for around 6 years now, and one of the most important tools in my research has been the internet.  One important aspect of the internet is the ability to get to sites like ancestry.com or Footnote.com at any time of the day, as long as I have an internet connection.  Another aspect of the internet as a tool for genealogy is the ability to share and get the word out.

How many people are in your Genealogy Database?

After reading a blog post on Dick Eastman's website (EOGN), I was interested to see where my database sits in comparison.  The table originally posted on Mr. Eastman's Blog is slightly different than the one have posted below.  Mine is setup to include myself (or yourself) in the calculations.  So for generation 1 you have 1 person in the tree, yourself.


Dropping Ancestry.com for 2011

This year I will not be renewing my Ancestry.com membership.  Partly because of the Expense, but mostly because I am not using it enough to justify the cost of roughly 160.00 (or a little more than 13.00 a month).  I currently have a backlog of items to get done on my own Familytree site, and I have a toddler in the house, so extra time for using Ancestry.com is not likely.

The Importance of Sources in Genealogy

It Happens over and over again, you catch the genealogy bug and you are itching to get started.  In the rush to get started, you add people to your tree, but you forget to add source information.  Ideally every single person in your tree will have at least one source record, indicating where you got the information on the person.  Dates of birth, dates of death, marriage, Census information all should have source information attached.  Adding an individual to your tree without adding the information about where you learned about the individual weakens the credibility of your data.

Goals for 2011

Like every year I am going to post my goals for 2011.  These are not resolutions, but rather goals.  What's the difference you may ask?  Well if it's a resolution, it is easier to fail or quit on.  For example, if the resolution is to stop drinking coke, if you have a coke, then you failed, and may think about giving up on the resolution entirely.  If it is a goal, having that coke is a "slip" and you can get back to the plan the next day. So., like 2009 and 2010... I am working on Goals for 2011 and not resolutions. 

The Goals: 

Lose weight