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Jan Parsons Armstrong

The art work above is We The People Original Art by Karen Rae. A beautiful Christmas Card from a beloved Johns cousin in Shreveport, La.

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RESEARCHERS PLEASE NOTE!

Please look upon this site as a "clearing house" for genealogical data. Many generous researchers have donated their notes and their works-in-progress in order to share their data with others. Please do not assume that all information on these pages is absolute fact. Use this material as clues for your work, and if you feel any of this data is totally erroneous, please let me know.
Take advantage of the search engine...it is updated one - two times per week.
The buttons on your left will take you to some of my lines. Clicking on the highlighted areas below will take you to a great deal of genealogical material collected over a period of 40 years B. C. (Before Computers!) I have an enormous collection of data, but unfortunately, it's hardcopies and no one out there has access to it. So, my monumental goal is to upload it to the internet and share it with others. If a reference source is not cited, then please use the information as clues for your own search. Please be patient, check back often, and who knows, you might break through a brick wall! This information is to be used strictly for the purpose of personal genealogical research, and is not to be used for monetary gain. And please remember that human errors are possible.

I am an 11th generation descendant of CORNET JOSEPH PARSONS and his wife, MARY BLISS. For extended information on these, and related lines, please go to

PARSONS FAMILY ASSOCIATION

and

BLISS FAMILY IN AMERICA

and

THE WITCHCRAFT TRIALS OF MARY BLISS PARSONS

Scroll down to THE CROOM FAMILY by Doris Croom Outlaw. Although there appears to be 343 pages, due to Mrs. Outlaw's unique numbering system, there are actually well over 500 pages. It will take some time to complete the loading process, so please come back often.

Scroll Down to DIXIE DATA!!! These pages are increasing daily with information from all over the southern states!!

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ANCESTORS OF JOAN MARIE O'CONNOR ARMSTRONG
A new work in progress concerning the O'Connors and Schnellers and related lines of NY and NJ, Ireland, Germany and France.

BUSH - KIMBELL, COOSA CO, ALABAMA & JACKSON PARISH, LA.
Updated 2 January 2006 My Step-Father was LUTHER ROSCOE BUSH, b. 1920, Eros, Jackson Parish, La., d. 1995, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. He and my Mother, MARZEE JOHNS PARSONS, were married 9 March 1946 in Shreveport. Roscoe was not my biological father, but he was my father in every sense of the word. When he died in 1995, I fell heir to a box of keepsakes containing many genealogical treasures which I am now sharing with others via this site. For additional info on these folks, please use the surname buttons on the left, and don't forget the search engine!! Enjoy!! And, please, if you can identify any of these folks, or are connected to them, let me know...I'd really like to gather as much information as possible and share it on this site!!!

CONFEDERATE ECHOES 1964 -1966
Last Updated 20 January 2006 This is a tribute to Dorothy Ivison Moffett and William Armistead, the publishers of this monthly quarterly. Their desire was to preserve the stories of the Civil War as told by the South. This will be updated frequently until completed.

NEW! NEW! NEW!

THE CROOM FAMILY
COMPILED BY DORIS CROOM OUTLAW
Scanning completed 28 Feb 2006

DIXIE DATA
In 1960, when my interest in genealogy first began to spark, there weren't many available resources at the local level. If I had the opportunity to search a record, and copy it, I did. My feeling was that I had no idea who my ancestors were nor where they came from, so I was afraid NOT to copy something--I might need it later!! Well, here it is folks!! A gumbo of material from all over the south. Sources are cited and other genealogists are given credit when possible. This material is being put out here for everyone to share with no monetary gain for anyone. Enjoy!

OUR DUTCH COUSINS & ANCESTORS

PHOTOS OF EARLY DUTCH FAMILIES IN CHICAGO
Please help identify these folks!!

KAMPEL, VAN BRUGGEN, & RELATED LINES OF GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS
This material was graciously submitted by a Dutch cousin, Eric Meijer, a Kampel descendant.

HOLTEN CEMETERY IN THE VILLAGE OF HOLTEN IN THE NETHERLANDS
Photos taken 2004.

WILL THE LADY IN ENGLAND WHO CONTACTED ME

ABOUT THE HOLTEN CEMETERY RAF FLYERS

PLEASE CONTACT ME AGAIN!!

ALL THAT WONDERFUL INFORMATION HAS BEEN LOST!!!

NETHERLANDS CONNECTION/EXPERIENCE
UPDATED 6 December 2005--Please see the "face-lift" on this page!!! These old picture postcards which were found in the belongings of Hendrik Van Bruggen who died in 1945, depict the early days of Groningen...Enjoy! There is also a collection of very old, unidentified photos and my hope is that someone will be able to tell us the identity of these people.

EL PASO & OTHER EARLY TEXAS MATERIAL

EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS MARRIAGE BOOK I AND MARRIAGE BOOK II

A PICTORIAL OF EARLY EL PASO
Photos, some as old as 100 years, of old El Paso as seen by Henry Van Bruggen.

EL PASO 1914
Photos from a 1914 "Brag Book" about El Paso.

EL PASO HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK 1929
Photos from THE SPUR 1929 The yearbook of El Paso High School.

EL PASO HOMETOWN BOY TO WAR 1945
A tiny diary of a soldier's journey to war in The Phillipines, plus photos of a bombed-out Manila which were taken from the ship.

The Logans of El Paso
Who do YOU think killed Charlie Logan?

Concordia Cemetery, El Paso, Texas
Walked and copied by Jan Parsons Armstrong in 1965. There are approximately 450 inscriptions here and there are thousands more out there still to be copied. Concordia has many private sections, Jewish, Chinese, Catholic, Masonic, Odd Fellows, and more. Concordia's best known resident is the legendary gun-fighter, John Wesley Hardin whose inscription is not in this batch because that is a whole other story!!! If you have a missing ancestor who "went west" or "went to the Texies", then take a look here...these people were from everywhere. They came here looking for opportunities, land, blue skies and open spaces. Many also came for their health...El Paso had TB Sanitoriums which were famous. Jan Parsons Armstrong August 12, 2000

Masonic Cemetery, Lodge 130, El Paso, Texas

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lodge 284, El Paso, Texas

Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ysleta, Texas

Old Socorro Mission Cemetery, Socorro, El Paso, Texas

Brazoria County Texas Early Marriages

Some Matagorda County Texas Early Records

Fort Bend County Texas Early Marriages

L'MANDER LEWIS PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
A story of the Lewis Family from Connecticutt to Porter County, IN as told, and published by, the grandsons of L'Mander Lewis, MD, in 1912

The Wilkinson Button on your left contains the results of a major brick wall breakthrough, thanks to Cheryl Trowbridge-Miller & Gedcom data of Bill Summers. To see photos of John N. Wilkinson, his wife Louella Babcock, and her father George W. Babcock, please click on the Photos, Etc. Button on your left.

Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Tidbits

The Parsons Family Bulletins
Last Updated 14 April 2000
Published in the early 1960s. This material will be updated frequently until completed.

THESE SACRED PLACES
COMPLETED 6 January 2006! (Finally!!)
238 pages of Southern tombstone inscriptions compiled by Hazle Collins Ivison in 1965. This too is a tribute to another genealogist and her dedicated time and energy towards the sharing of genealogical data.

TUBBS BITS AND PIECES, SOUTHERN & NORTHERN LINES

Updated 13 January 2006. This site was formerly devoted to the southern lines, but now includes Tubb/Tubbs data from the south and the north. And although I cannot prove it, I have always believed that all these lines are cut from the same piece of cloth--but that's just my opinion. Today there is a newly found letter from Lora Lee Layne and an entire file on Jeremiah Tubbs of the northern Tubbs line. A collection of Tubbs material from the south gleaned from 35-40 year old correspondence with other Tubbs researchers. There are hundreds of these letters and I hope to upload all of them eventually. This section is dedicated to Lora Lee Layne and her intense efforts in Tubbs Research--I wish she had lived long enough to enjoy genealogy on the internet!!!!

OLD FAMILY BIBLE RECORDS

Benedict Family Bible
with an obituary from Fairfield Co., Ohio tucked inside

Records from an old Killingsworth Family Bible

Scriber - Miller - Wafer Bible Records

Johns - Cason Bible Records
These are my lines and you will find more information on these folks under the surname buttons on the left side of this page.

A STRIPLING FAMILY BIBLE & A LETTER DATED 1869
These Striplings came out of Ala. and into NE La., Ark. & Texas. I do not have a Stripling line and know nothing more about these folks..the records were entrusted to me in order to allow them to be shared with others. I hope you find what you want here!!

A WILKINSON - WILKISON - WILKERSON FAMILY BIBLE
Graciously submitted by Patricia Clark of Hale, Missouri.

GREAT LINKS

Go see for yourself, but don't forget to come back! (use your back arrow)
The First Century of the History of Springfield. The Official Records from 1636 to 1736. By Henry M. Burt.
Thanks to Kathy Leigh ALHN State Host NH; State Co-host MA County host-Hampden, MA; Hillsborough, NH, for granting us permission to link to this great site! She and Janice Farnsworth have done a remarkable job in getting this book out there for all of us to see! Thanks Ladies!!


Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Fort Bliss, El Paso County, Texas
There are over 34,000 inscriptions here! Wonderful Site!!

My Family Book
This is the web page of Nelda Buchanan and it is loaded with great information.

Dr. Judy's Home Page
This is a treasure trove of Perry Co., Alabama material.

If you have questions or comments, please email me at jan.armstrong@att.net

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This web page is authored by Jan Parsons Armstrong All material on this site is to be used for personal genealogical research only and may not be reproduced for monetary gain.




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