Monthly Archives: July 2010

ManyRoads Update- July 2010

A lot has gone during the past month or so. Not only have we added a lot of new material to ManyRoads but we have achieved some important milestones, as well.  Rather than bore you with a lot of details, I will outline most of the key happenings. But before I do that, a couple(…)

Genealogy Courses and Certificates (Tuition)

This list of Genealogy Courses & Certificates is by no means complete. If you know of certifications or courseware that you think should be on ManyRoads please use our contact page or email me directly. If you have comments to share on any of these they are also most appreciated. NGS American Genealogy: Home Study(…)

John & Isabella (Solomon) Musgrove Family- a brief history

John & Isabella (Solomon) Musgrove are in the Henss branch of our family lineage. We are in search of additional information and photos regarding John & Isabella that may be available. We are especially keen to find military information (for John’s service and death), gravestone images, marriage documentation and death certificates. Please use our contact(…)

Isaac Wade and Keziah (Musgrove) Allen- a brief history

Isaac W. and Keziah Allen are in our Henss family lineage. We are in search of additional information and photos regarding Keziah and Isaac Wade  that may be available.  We are especially keen to find gravestone images, marriage documentation and death certificates. Please use our contact page if you have any information to share. 1870(…)

Here today…gone tomorrow

Grab the data while you can.  I guess that is what every online genealogist needs to have as their motto these days. Today I uploaded a very useful (helpful) WordPress plugin called: Broken Link Checker- It checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.(…)

Robert & Jane (Vaughan) Owen- 1684

Robert Owen, of Dolserau, came over in the ship Vine, of Liverpool, sailing from Dolyserre, near Dolgules, Merioneth, with his wife, Jane, son Lewis, and a servant boy and four maid servants, and arrived at Philadelphia in Sep. 1684. He had been a Justice of the Peace at Dolserau, near Dolgelly, (and near Bala), Where(…)

John Hall- Revolutionary Mysteries

I am currently working on a portion of the Henss family and am ‘visiting’ Virginia/ Maryland at the time of the Revolutionary War. The person I am closely examining is a Mister John Hall; his wife is Mary Magdelene Smith. I just love it when the names are so incredibly unique! So here goes, I(…)

Keziah Hall (Musgrove)

This page is under development; research is on-going Note: additional source materials are currently being sought. Keziah Hall (Musgrove) 1782 In her father’s Will of 1794, Keziah, his youngest child, was given ‘one Negroe Girl named Patt at my wifes death Likewise one Feather Bed & Cow & Calf.’ Since her mother lived to 1833,(…)

25th Iowa Volunteer Infantry- Civil War

What follows is a brief history of the Civil War Unit in which John Musgrove 3. Sgt. fought and died. A brief visual tour of the Iowa 25th at Vicksburg is also available online on a National Parks website. source 25th Regiment Infantry Organized at Mount Pleasant and mustered in September 27, 1862. Ordered to(…)

Isaac & Jackson Allen Family History in 1888

Source[ref]ManyRoads Iowa Library see p.334 Original Text: Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Iowa, and of the Presidents of the United States. Chicago: Acme Pub., 1888. Print.[/ref] ISAAC(…)

Free Genealogy Forms, Software, etc.

Genealogy Free Stuff! Free Genealogy Forms, Clip Art, Books, and more Family tree templates are only available through a few select websites. Usually you have to have a membership to receive free printable blank family trees or purchase each family tree chart individually. Here you’ll find high quality charts that you can print on your(…)

Technology for Genealogy

Are you looking to establish a web presence for your genealogy work? Do you want to communicate more effectively to a diverse audience that is geographically dispersed? Communicating your genealogical facts to friends and family can be both rewarding and important. At eirenicon and ManyRoads, we pride ourselves in the quality and professionalism of our(…)

Personalized Genalogical Research Services

ManyRoads (an eirenicon llc group) is excited to announce that we now offer personalized, professional genealogical research services. Our areas of focus historically have been on those areas were we have researched for our own family genealogy and family history including: East & West Prussia (pre-1947; we have special expertise in the area formerly known(…)

Genealogy Webinars & Online TV- Free!

In keeping with my theme on Free Genealogical ‘education’; here are some webinars and Web TV no-cost options. If there are others you would recommend I list, please use our Contact page to let me know, or leave a Comment. Webinars NEHGS Online Seminar Series. Lectures are presented by our staff of genealogists. We offer(…)

Free Genealogy Podcasts & Internet Radio

Below are some of the Internet’s most popular genealogical ‘broadcasts’. Please use our contact page if there are other podcasts or Internet Radio programs you would like to see listed here. Podcasts Dick Eastman offers “radio broadcast” (podcast) interviews of many of the world’s leading genealogy experts (on the world’s most popular genealogy BLOG). “The(…)

Wenger Bros. – Wayland, Iowa

original source: by Dick Barton Wenger Bros., general merchants. The most enterprising firm of young men in the village of Wayland are the brothers, Joseph and Christian C. Wenger, both born in Washington County, Iowa, and are the two eldest sons of Christian and Elizabeth (Goldsmith) Wenger. Christian was born in Switzerland and is a(…)

25,000 plus Visitors!

ManyRoads just passed our 25,000th unique site visitor; we began counting on: 13 December 2009. Thank you! Thank you! We hope you have found the information, pointers, etc. on ManyRoads to be of value. I know that I have learned a lot, made many new new friends, found ‘new’ (not ‘lost’) relatives, and kept very(…)

Hundreds of Free Genealogy Courses

Major revision Date(s): 20 October 2013 For those wishing to learn ‘more’ on how to conduct Genealogical research, acquaint themselves with the basics, or just see ‘how things are done’; there are numerous sources of on-line training. Hopefully you will find these Free courses to be of value as you develop your skills, knowledge, and(…)

Swiss Mennonite History

From The European History of the Swiss Mennonites from Volhynia Schrag, Martin H 1956 source web document The early Anabaptists were educated and urban–but the persecution drove them from the cities and towns to the remote and relatively inaccessible highlands and mountain fringes of the fertile areas of the Canton Bern. Here they hid and(…)

Anabaptist Mennonite Tradition & Background

Much of the Robert Henss family background is rooted in Swiss and Iowa Anabaptist Mennonite traditions.  Many of our forebears were active participants and members of the following congregations. [Please note that this post will be updated as more information is uncovered]. Basel-Holee (Basel Switzerland) Basel-Holee, a Mennonite congregation with a meetinghouse at Holeestrasse 141(…)

Senger Land und Großen Buden Kampe

The Senger Family appears to have had a long term link to the lands around Zeyer (see below). I guess it is no wonder that my mother is still so ‘mentally’ attached to this land and region (Es war einmal…). Thank you to Rainer Mueller-Glodde for this note & excerpt: Two years ago (2008) a(…)

The Raphael Robidoux Family of Altona, NY

This area may be augmented in the future as I attempt to uncover additional Census and/or photographic information for inclusion here. The Raphael (Russel) Robidoux & Family- 1880 The family lived in Altona, NY; their exact location is unknown as the street information was left blank on 1880 Census. At that time, Raphael (40) was(…)

Lacolle, Quebec- A brief history

Lacolle is the area from which the Joseph Dion family emigrated to the United States.  Historically both Rabideau and Dion/ Deyo family members lived and traversed this region. Click here to read about the Lacolle Military Battles. source [minor edits and corrections made by ManyRoads] First written mention of Lacolle can be traced back to(…)

Lacolle Battles

Both the Rabideau & Deyo families have roots in the area surrounding Lacolle Quebec. In the early to mid-1800s Lacolle was an area that saw numerous battles and skirmishes, both in the war of 1812 and the Patriotes Rebellion of 1837-1838 including: Battle Of Lacolle Mills (1812) Second Battle of Lacolle (1814) Battle at Odelltown(…)

Pro Basketball in Easthampton

Professional Basketball in 1920s Easthampton, Massachusetts. I found this interesting tidbit of Easthampton history on the web.  These events occurred about the time of my father’s birth and seemed informative of the the time and place that was Easthampton, Massachusetts. Easthampton Basketball images by: Edward Dwyer (source article- article has been removed from the web)(…)

Free- Basic Family Tree Service

I just stumble upon a free service for those looking for a simple online Family Tree website. To quote the service itself: Family Tree Guide Family Tree Guide is about convenience. Placing your family tree online with your own website and website address could never be simpler then what we offer. Our goal is to(…)

Prussian and Polish Royalty

The following documents covering Prussian and Polish Royalty lexicons and histories are now available on ManyRoads. Der polnische Adel und die demselben hinzugetretenen andersländischen Adelsfamilien Band. 1 Der polnische Adel und die demselben hinzugetretenen andersländischen Adelsfamilien Band. 2 Die polnischen Stammwappen: ihre Geschichte und ihre Sagen Geschichte des polnischen Adels: nebst einem Anhange der Vasallenliste(…) queries in seconds.