By tim, 30 January, 2023
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Happy New Year! It's been an exciting month so far. First, I renew my membership to the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and pay a couple visits. Then I profile a pair of prominent business-owning families: the Corrs and the Dambachs. Lastly, I make some progress on a long-standing family history mystery involving the Donleys of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 14 January, 2023
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (GBT) β€” Tim G. attended the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania's first Special Interest Group on Saturday, January 14th. Entitled Genealogists Helping Genealogists, the group meeting was organized by Society Treasurer Frank Straup. Interim Executive Director James M. Beidler and President Valerie-Ann Lutz were also on hand for the event.
By tim, 6 January, 2023

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) β€” The Drupal Community released version 10 of its namesake software last month. Drupal 9 had been powering Genealogy By Tim G.'s landing page since shortly after the site's launch in 2020. After about a week of troubleshooting, Tim was able to update the site's Drupal installation to it's latest version, 10.0.1.Β 

By tim, 1 January, 2023
I'd like to note here the passing of Frederick W. Maurer, which occurred on the 12th of last July, 2022. Fred was an occasional contributor to the First Friday Genealogy Group which I've been attending to the best of my ability since about 2008, and he was a regular contributor to the Northeast Philadelphia History Network (NEPHN), which meets on the first Wednesday evening of most months at the Pennepack Baptist Church on Krewstown Road.

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By tim, 31 December, 2022
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I wrap up 2022 with a few short updates for December, including some new Find-a-Grave activity. I discuss some recent research into the Sarah Calvert, the mother of our line of Pickersgills in America, and I wrap up with some predictions/resolutions for the new year. I also threw a Christmas surprise in here from the vault. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 31 December, 2022
Ann Housel's monument
I took some casual photographs at Abington Friends Cemetery this fall because it is close to my apartment, and even closer to the supermarket where I do my grocery shopping. I just pop in, snap a photo or two, and then get on with my shopping!
By tim, 28 November, 2022
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This month I managed to get my web server to send emails. I tell you about the history of my web server, alternatives to running your own web server, the challenges or running a web server, and lastly what I did to get automated emails up and running. It's not for the faint of heart, but for me it is a labor of love. Links in the show notes.

By tim, 24 November, 2022

JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania β€” FamilyTreeDNA returned the results of Tim G.'s Y-DNA analysis last month. His confirmed haplogroup isΒ J-BY99034. No additional migration maps seem to have been provided to accompany the more detailed analysis results, but additional matches seem to include at least one fairly close relative.

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By tim, 24 November, 2022
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania β€” Tim G. has obtained two classic Chicago Cardinals videos from Rare Sportsfilms, Inc., each showcasing Joe Boland's sportscasting craft in the two years prior to his untimely death in 1960. The 1958 and 1959 Season Highlights videos were both originally sponsored by the Falstaff Brewing Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.
By tim, 31 October, 2022
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The Berry family is the next stop on my gallery reformatting tour. This month I detail all that I have recently learned about the Berry family, who were early cousins of the Harrisons going back to the late 19th century. I begin the detail with the results of my recent trip to Woodland Cemetery in West Philadelphia, where baby Joseph Berry was buried in 1871. Links in the show notes.