Saturday, May 17, 2014

Calvin F (Fay) JONES

Calvin Fay Jones   CW Veteran.

Calvin F Jones
IL 36 Inf H
Oak Hill
Cemetery Location:
Nashua Chickasaw IA
Lot 24; s/o Noyes and Susan

# 7.    

His ancestors were  Christopher JONES of the Mayflower and his father Christopher Jones, shipbuilder in England.
His ancestresses were Josian Grey JONES who when Christopher died married the man who bought her husbands fleet and moved to America. 

worked in ship yards and some records said he had largest fleet of ships in world at the time of his demiss when Christopher Jones son took over the business.  English records

His Mom's line was from the Mattison's of VT and other places. Just learned new information and anxious to learn more.
Thanks to his Mom's brother who came to live near them in Iowa for a time.

Richard Sweet / Priscilla Carpenter line via Susanna Sweet b 11 May 1724 m to Silas Jones

Alice (unk) Berry wife  of Richard Berry daughter Elizabeth m Josiah Jones b 1652 Yarmouth Mass.  d1744 East Greenwich RI 

Rahamana, daughter of Indian Chief,  very little data,  The Irony was that the Nicholson Clan helped verify this by refusing 
a early marriage due to lineage. Proven 1993 by self and Nicholson cousin. Teague JONES wife.

Little done on this line:
Priscilla Hamilton (HAMBLIN)  depending on records she was one of these names. married to Seth Jones son of Josiah.

Silas marries Susanna Sweet.  '

Lots more work to be done and some to be retrieved from older computer.  

He is one of my many Military Men. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

From NGS Important News

Hoping you all find this as interesting as I did. Very Informative.  If you do not subscribe you may consider it as a vital link for informative information.  Susi

Date: Mon, May 12, 2014 at 4:37 PM
Subject: FW: UpFront with NGS

Hi Susi,

Definitely spread the word – I used the info they put out for the public!

Diane :-)

Diane L. Richard
Editor, Upfront with NGS, 

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From: susi c Pentico <>
Date: Mon, May 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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To: UpFront with NGS <>

IS there any reason I could not put this on our Genealogical web page for them to see?  I know copyright etc.  But with permission?  Or I will refer to here and hope they click over.  Susi

On May 12, 2014, at 10:34 PM, UpFront with NGS wrote:

RichmondVA, 12 May 2014: Jordan Jones, President of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), a sponsoring member of the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC), announced the Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights before a crowd of more than 2,500 genealogists attending the Opening Session of the NGS 2014 Family History Conference inRichmondVirginia, on 7 May 2014.

The Declaration of Rights is a statement advocating open access to federal, state, and local public records. The Declaration affirms America’s long history of open public records, which has been threatened the last few years over concerns about identity theft and privacy. The Records Preservation and Access Committee has worked with state and federal legislators as well as local public officials for more than twenty years in support of legislation and regulations that achieve a balance between access and privacy. The Declaration of Rights has been approved by the board of directors of the three sponsoring organizations: The National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).

During the NGS 2014 Family History Conference this week, genealogists from almost all fifty states have signed the Declaration of Rights. Over the next few months, the Declaration will travel to the 34th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake CityUtah, 27 July–1 August 2014 and the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in San Antonio,Texas, 27–30 August 2014. The Declaration will also be available for signature at by genealogists not attending one of the conferences.

Genealogists advocate the right of access to records held by government agencies including but not limited to vital records (births, marriages, deaths, divorces); land conveyances and mortgages; tax assessments; guardianships; probates of estates; criminal proceedings; suits of law and equity; immigration; military service and pensions; and acts of governmental entities.  Genealogists further advocate that they need to be allowed access to original records when photocopies, microfilm, digital images, or other formats are insufficient to establish clear text, context, or completeness of the record. The rights of genealogists specified in the Declaration object to numerous barriers created to deny them access to records.

Thousands of professional genealogists do research every day on behalf of clients, government agencies, and attorneys. Of particular note are the many forensic genealogists who assist the Department of Defense in locating heirs for the repatriation of remains from previous wars; assist county coroners in the identification of unclaimed persons; work with attorneys in locating missing and unknown heirs involving estates, trusts, real estate quiet title actions, oil and gas and mineral rights, and other similar legal transactions; trace and track heritable medical conditions where finding distant cousins can facilitate early treatment and possibly prevent a premature death; research stolen art and artifacts for repatriation; and identify American Indians, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians to determine eligibility for tribal benefits.  

The Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) is a joint committee of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) as sponsoring members. The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen), and the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) also serve as participating members. RPAC meets monthly to inform and advise the genealogical community on ensuring proper access to vital records and on supporting strong records preservation policies and practices at the federal, state, and occasionally the local level.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day to All Mom's

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a time of Celebration,

A time of Thanks,

A time for warm Memories

Thank You for Love you have given,

Thank You for the Love that you have shared

Thank You for caring and being there.

Thanks to all Mother's Everywhere,

The world is better because we care.

Thanks for being a friend, a consoler and a
hugger and lover.

Thanks for the laughter and the tears

Thanks for all the wonderful years.

New Mother or older, they are all so special

Each brings their own unique gift..

God Thank you for each and everyone.

Friday, May 9, 2014

SDGS Meeting 10 to 12:30 pm 10 May 2014

Gena Phllibert-Ortega, Saturday the 10th, Speaker for SDGS 10- 12:30

San Diego Genealogical Society Meeting

San Diego Genealogical Society will be meeting at St. Andrews Lutheran Church from 10 am to 12:30 pm. 8350 Lake Murray Blvd. San Diego, Ca

Our guest speaker will be Gena Philibert-Ortega.  She is a neighbor from the north of us, she wrote a cook book about Recipes and Ancestors.  So you have heard of her before, do come enjoy the morning.

The society has refreshments and raffles and it is always a great time to meet other genealogists.

Gena's topics will be:

1st Session

Many researchers use the digitalized form of research and they access is almost limitless.  They can come from free sites, subscription sites, websites, etc.
She will be discuss digitized book websites, how to navigate them and find the information you need.

2nd session

One of the best sources for information on your ancestors is the newspaper.  Newspapers are
great equalizers for the rich and the poor, they all get mentioned generally.  She will show us how to get more out of reading those papers, ie scanning the pages with the eye.  In this presentation we will look at where to find newspapers, search strategies and the types of articles that can help benefit your research.

Gena's Biography
She holds a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Religion.  She is the author of hundreds of
articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines.  Her writings can be found on her blogs,

Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera.