Families of Early Norfolk Co VA &
of Southeast USA
Families of Giles
ELLIS & CURTIN
Genealogy (VT, NY, MN, WI)
PACE Families of Jefferson Co IL
ROWAN Descendants of Andrew Rowan
of York Co PA
YOUNG Genealogies of Giles Co TN
PICTURES of People, Places,
COUSINS Latendresse & Drapeau
From Quebec to the Northern USA
When you open a large file
and want to search for a name, most computers will understand the following
method for searching: Hold down the Ctrl key, and press the F key. A small
window will pop open. Type in the name of the person you want to find.
Once the name is entered, hit the Enter key. For that search feature to
remember the name after it searches one time, press the Cancel at the
bottom of the search panel.
Many biographies are multi-generations. When this happens,
the children, grandchildren, etc are not in alphabetical order. If you
know the parent's name, then search for him / her in alphabetical order,
or else use the above method to find your person.
Keep in mind that if a person has many given names,
I may not know all of them. So be imaginative when searching for a person.
If you can't find Martha Elizabeth Jones, perhaps she is listed as Mattie
E Jones, or just as Martha Jones.
Don't forget that many biographies have the word (Picture)
in them. This indicates that there is a picture of the person, a grave,
or a place. Go to the Pictures
window to see those pictures.
Most biographies have an ID number for the main person.
These numbers are in [square braces] following the person's name, and
consist of alternating Letters & Numbers. This was done to identify
people with similar names. Also, at the end of most biographies are Source
Codes (in parenthesis). To see where the information was obtained, check
the Source Code window for that set of biographies.
Updates and corrections can be added by contacting John
When sending updates to me, any
of the following formats are acceptable:
FTM, GedCom, PAF, HTM, WPD (WordPerfect; my favorite), DOC (MS-Word),
PDF (Adobe), TXT, RTF, JPG, TIF BMP (Best is to convert to JPG and
not attach any BMP files; they are just too big to send if you don't have
For census searches, there are a few notes
to keep in mind. Check the Census Info