Sunday, May 11, 2008

NGS, Leavenworth & Kentucky

OlMyrt here is leaving before the crack of dawn tomorrow to pick up Holly Hansen of so we can drive to the 30th NGS Conference in the States and Family History Fair in Kansas City, MO to be held 14-17 May 2008 . It will be my honor to speak in place of Tom Kemp regarding, and OlMyrt will have Halvor Moorshead’s Memory Book for attendees to sign at the Genealogy Bank booth.

Though I’ve recorded several podcast interviews, there just wasn’t enough time in the day to accomplish all I wished to do this past week. But the three challenges with my desktop computer are resolved, so I'll have lots to blog and podcast about on my return.

I’m bringing my laptop, so I will be able to blog from time to time about the conference.

Following the conference, I'll be traveling to Ft. Leavenworth to view the grave of my maternal 2nd great grandfather William Gist FROMAN, whose Civil War Pension File is #8424237 for the Company D Division 3 Provisional Enrolled, MO Militia. The complete copy in my possession contains:
  1. Marriage Certificate Louse Higgins and William Gist Froman, 30 June 1897, Clinton County, Missouri.
  2. William G .Froman's references to 1st marriage to Mary Sherrard, and children of issue.
  3. Proof of Lowell S. Froman as oldest son in affidavits from his father, mother, uncle and grandparents.

At Ol' Myrt here located a database titled U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 which has the following listing.

  • Name: Wm G Froman
  • Veteran's Rank: SGT
  • Branch: US Army
  • Last known address:P. O. Box 1694 4101 S. 4th St, Traffic Way Leavenworth , KS 66048
  • Cemetery: Leavenworth National Cemetery
  • Buried At: Section 32 Row 4 Site 21
  • Cemetery URL:

One new bit of information – at tonight’s FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE voice chat in Second Life, one of the participants pointed us to:

Kentuckiana Digital Library

Currently featured is the Lysle Family Photographic Collection described on the site as having “over 80,000 photographic images, 100,000 newspaper pages, 230,000 book pages, hundreds of oral histories, and maps documenting the history and heritage of Kentucky." See also:
· Finding Aids
· Books
· Newspapers
· Images
· Oral Histories
· Maps
· Manuscripts
· Journals

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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