April 6, 2005 - Added a
photograph of Charles William Mann to Gwendolyn's Album.
October 31, 2004 - Added
a Roll of Honor page to the Ninety
Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry as well as making a number of small
corrections and additions.
June 1, 2003 - Added the
Archives page and put the first addition
to this page the elaborate Poundstone family tree completed by George
Poundstone in 1933. Reworked the The Moses Cummins
Mystery page so that it is easier to follow but did not add any
new information. Made some additions to First
Missouri State Militia
February 1, 2003 - Added
some information to the Military Secrets
Page about Jacob and George Washington Kreiger in the Revolutionary War.
Did some editing of some of the pages and spruced up the Bamberger Electric Railroad
January 1, 2003 - Added a
long list of Squire and Squires etc. to the GEDCOM over in WorldConnect
Site including a Squire who lost his head for trying to
assassinate the Queen of England. Updated and removed some dead links added a link to
the Squire genealogy site. For
these we have opened up a new page called the Skeleton Closet, just for
fun, not to embarrass anyone. Added a list of Kreigers to the GEDCOM
over in WorldConnect
Site, including Jacob Kreiger a veteran in the
Revolutionary War. Also added Jacob to the Military Secrets page.
Added a cemetery page for Gratiot, Ohio
and the general location of the former Kreiger Cemetery. Over in Ninety
Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry we added a map showing Vicksburg,
Millikin's Bend and Youngs Point, all of which were important locations in
the history of this unit. We added lots of information from Ohio
county histories concerning the ninety sixth including a cemetery page
with the know dead from the unit at the Vicksburg National Cemetery and a
June 18, 2002 - Completed
uploading the roster for the Ninety
Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and made a number of cosmetic
changes in the Ninety Sixth's web site. At this site we added some information
in the cemetery pages including Bountiful, Utah,
Greenwood Memorial Park, CA,
Osage City, Kansas, and Simes Cemetery, Howard, Indiana.
May 26, 2002 - Added the Winthrop Fleet to the Immigrants and
Ships page. Added a roster of members to the First
Missouri State Militia in time for Memorial Day and moved some
information to a new page called Organization.
April 13, 2002 - We made some additional
corrections of links imbedded in the Cemeteries
pages and also updated the navigation bars on these same pages.
Currently I concentrating on getting the muster rolls for the First
Missouri State Militia and Ninety
Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and getting our census data in
March 24, 2002 - We split the "links"
to other web sites out of the Sources page into a new page called Missing Links.
We edited out the broken links and made the interface on the page more
March 10, 2002 - We now have two separate sites
one devoted to the First
Missouri State Militia Cavalry at a slightly new address and one
devoted to the Ninety
Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry . We added quite a bit of new
material to the Ninety Sixth Ohio site and a new look to both of the sites. In the process of establishing the two new sites we have
removed the duplicate material from this site, but the links are all
updated so when you double click on any First Missouri or Ninety Sixth
Ohio link you will be taken to the new sites. You will also notice
that we decided to go with the theme navigation buttons on the left hand
side of the page. It looks better and it is automatic so it is
easier to update. In addition we put "back to the top"
buttons on the bottom of many of the longer pages to speed up getting
January 28, 2002 - I have added some minor
changes to the site and created a Immigrants and Ships
page. I moved the photograph of the "Minnesota" and
added the photograph of the "William Tapscott" to this new page. By
the way this is the 102nd birthday of James S. Sims.
January 20, 2002 - The entry below is not quite
true. I did make changes to this site on January 1, but I made them
to the wrong directory, so you could not see the changes. It took me
several weeks to find the problem. All was not wasted time, however,
because I decided to make a new companion site just devoted to the First
Missouri State Militia Cavalry. You can get to the new site simply
by double clicking on this name
Missouri State Militia Cavalry I think you find that this is a lot better arrangement.
I will leave what I have on the First at this web site for a while then
edit them out and just provide links to the new site. I will
eventually do the same thing for the 96th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
January 1, 2002 - Made a number of additions and
cosmetic changes to First
Missouri State Militia Cavalry page and expanded the unit
history into 1861 to 1863, 1864,
and 1865. A little beyond genealogy but
interesting as it must have had a great impact on the life of James A.
December 15, 2001 - Combined Ancestors Discovered
and the "Surnames Index Page" to simply the
navigation to the WorldConnect
Site. I subsequently deleted the Surnames Index Page.
Added a good deal of information to the First
Missouri State Militia Cavalry page and divided it into
three page. Lots of verbatim military reports involving the
unity. I am still working on this so there will be some additions in
the near future. As you can see I divided the What's New? and Site
Map page into two separate pages to give both a little more room.
October 31, 2001 - Pruned some branches from the
family tree on the WorldConnect
Site . These included the unsubstantiated connection between
Mary Sims and Peter Putman and unsubstantiated connection between Elizabeth Reynolds and Harvey
Reynolds. These connections look good but according to other researchers it
not so or totally unsupported by hard evidence. We did added the names of the individuals in the
Simes Cemetery, Howard, Indiana. We
added a page on The 96th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
and pages on the main battles that this unit was involved in during the
Civil War. In addition we added a page on the First
Missouri State MilitiaCavalry and pages covering the battles in which this unit was engaged.
September 1, 2001 - Added a page under Military Secrets
related to The 11th Airborne Division.
Gwendolyn's brother was a member of this division in World War
II. We have again made a lot of little editorial
changes to the WorldConnect
April 29, 2001 - Added two pages under the Military Secrets
page related to the Indian Wars in which our 9th and 10th Great
Grandparents in the Seeley line participated. Added a page under Old Places
showing the lot given John Sweet in the original plat of Providence.
March 11, 2001 - Added two new ancestors to the Military Secrets
page, Robert and Nathaniel Seeley. Also added these to the WorldConnect
Site along with some closely related individuals. We
have started to update the Surnames Index Page
, so that it shows the same numbers and surnames as the WorldConnect
February 11, 2001 - Added new photographs of Alfred
and Christiana Cummins in James' Album and
added substitute obituaries for William and Frances Sims on the same
page. We have also made a lot of little editorial
changes to the WorldConnect
January 1, 2001 - Added World War II and Post
War and Vietnam sections to the Military Secrets
page. Added two pages (Albert Cummins Place)
to the Old Places section on the Albert Cummins Homestead between Strawn
and Hartford, Kansas.
December 10, 2000 - Did some edits to
Site, including finding and eliminating three "islands" that
resulted from edits to the data base done over the last two years. Also
made some corrections to the Dumbauld/Poundstone lines. Added
photographs James' Album and better
copies of some existing, thanks to Tess Conklin. Added Helen H.
Mann's obituary to Gwendolyn's Album.
The big new is the passing of one of our last links to James' generation,
Esther Sims. We will be doing a few things to honor her and her
husband, Albert, in the next few months.
October 6, 2000 - August and September were busy months in Idaho due
to the fires so we did not do a lot of genealogical work. We did make some
corrections on the Military Secrets
page and added James Cahoon for the War of 1812. Also added a link
in the Hancock Cemetery, Ohio page to
another site with photographs of the cemetery. Over in the World Connect
site on RootsWeb
Sims at WorldConnect
we did a little pruning. Some information about the
Sweet line that we obtained from the FamilySearch site is in error and so we
dropped it. We added the site map to the left to give a single
view of all of the site. This should help you all to navigate to where
you want to go.
July 30, 2000 - Added a photograph of Gwendolyn's
great grandfather, Edward Thomas in Gwendolyn's
Album. Added obituaries for Edward Thomas, Sarah Thomas and Edward
Knowles Mann. Added line drawing of James' 8th great grandfather Philip
Edelen, and a substitute obituary on James' Album.
On the Home Page we added a photograph of the three of
us as we now look. On the Military Secrets
page we added some information on Isaac Brown. We also started to use hot
links in the What's New page, or is it over use?
July 16, 2000 - Spruced up the Cemetery page and added
the Simes Cemetery, Howard, Indiana.
July 9, 2000 - The big news is the photograph on the Home Page
of Gwendolyn, Eric, Allen and Patricia. We have also added photographs of
Ulla LeMain Sweet, J. F. Hirschvogel, Helen and Edwin Mann in Gwendolyns
Album. Thanks to Sharon Mann for sharing these with us
all. We also added a little about the Bamberger Electric Railroad
that Edwin Mann was working for when he died.
June 29, 2000 - We added still more cemetery
pages. These include Pleasant Hill, MO
Oxford, Missouri, the Dumbauld-Miller Cemetery, PA,
the Hancock Cemetery, Ohio, and the
cemetery. We have also made a number of small changes to spruce up the
site in general.
June 10, 2000 - Moved to RootsWeb. Added a
photograph of the steamer "Minnesota"
that Joseph L. and Marie Hirschvogel came to the United States on in 1869.
June 3, 2000 - We added new cemetery pages and
found out that Amos Sweet is buried in Old Kirk Yard, Attleboro
May 14, 2000 - This What's New? page is what is
new. Rather than plow through the pages to see what I have added just take
a look at this page to see what I am up to these days.
Nothing happened for a while because we took a trip to Egypt and
in getting ready for this trip and recovering from it took a lot out of the
genealogical effort. Right now I am working on the Cemetery pages. I
am adding USGS quads and photographs where it is appropriate. This time I
added Barclay, Kansas and some photographs to the Minneapolis, Kansas page.
Long term we will add pages on the Old Places section and
start on summaries of family histories. We plan to move this site to
RootsWeb as it will soon be too large for MSN.