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.
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania (GBT) — 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.
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.
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.
JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania — FamilyTreeDNA returned the results of Tim G.'s Y-DNA analysis last month. His confirmed haplogroup is 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.
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.