Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Crimean War vet and pioneer — some Orchard family adventures

    Posted on November 14, 2014 by Jill in Orchard Family.

    Just wrote up and added a couple stories to Orchard Family Stories and Research — one is a brief history I put together about Robert Knott Orchard (our Crimean War vet) and Eliza Clay, who were pioneers in two different countries. The other is a transcription of handwritten memories of Robert Clay Orchard by some of his great-grandchildren […]

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  • Added some Rigg family stories

    Posted on November 13, 2014 by Jill in Rigg Family.

    Stories give life to our heritage, and I so wish I was a better story teller.  (Too bad I didn’t work harder in my creative writing classes…) I thought I would start with the easiest, and share a few things about my father, Robert Williams Rigg, Sr.,  who passed away in August.  As it turns […]

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  • Orchard family photo gallery

    Posted on November 11, 2014 by Jill in Orchard Family.

    Looking through 100-year-old family photos is one of my favorite things — love the connection with the past. After testing out about 10 different photo gallery options, I think I figured out how to start sharing my collection of heritage photos.  Please check it out — just click “Gallery” on the main top menu. Let […]

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  • Family locations plotted on google maps

    Posted on November 9, 2014 by Jill in Rigg Family.

    Yay!  I figured out how to geocode the locations on all the people on our pedigree charts/family group sheets.  Now when you click on someone, you can see a google map showing where they lived. Very cool!

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  • Pedigree charts uploaded – hurray!

    Posted on November 7, 2014 by Jill in Rigg Family.

    I worked for a few days on cleaning up my pedigree chart and loading it to my site. I also started adding some basic photos. Then I learned to index it and submit to some genealogy search engines like gendex. Check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions to make it […]

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  • The Tipping Point

    Posted on November 6, 2014 by Jill in Rigg Family.

    I’ve made a few attempts from time to time over the years — tried to figure out how to share and collaborate on family history research.  I’ve dabbled in different sites and systems.  Nothing seemed to “do the trick.” However, these past few months our family was caught by surprise at the death of my […]

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