Saturday, April 30, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Several of the teens had asked if they could help me with the Porter surname web site, so yesterday afternoon we got together. I showed them what I was working on and let them have a go at it. Those young fingers went to work, just tapping away as fast as could be. The clicking of the keyboards sang a song you could hear through out the house. After a few hours, we all enjoyed some pizza before they went off home.
Later last night I imported the files from the flash drive they saved their work on and almost fell off my chair. Over 3000 records had been done!!!! What would have taken weeks for me to get in web page form, was perfectly done in a few short hours by those beautiful teenage fingers.
To my teenage helpers
THANK - YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
- 1837 England and Wales Civil Birth Registration Index
- 1838 England and Wales Civil Birth Registration Index
- 1837 England and Wales Civil Death Registration Index
- 1915 England and Wales Civil Marriage Registration Index
- Ireland's Memorial Records 1914 - 1918
- Over 500 new Ship records add to our Ship Collection
the Guild of One-Name Studies.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Ireland's Memorial Records 1914 - 1918
Being the names of Irishmen who fell in the Great European War, 1914-1918, compiled by The Committee Of The Irish National War Memorial with decorative Boarders by Harry Clark. Privately printed for The Committee of The Irish National War Memorial by Maunsel and Roberts, Limited 1923
(for full transcription of the below names go to Porter Surname Genealogy)
Alan Grey Porter
Edward Clifford Porter
Frederick Charles Porter
George D Porter
J J Porter
James Ingrey Porter
James Porter (4 listed)
John Grey Archdale - Porter
John Porter (5 listed)
Joseph John Porter
Joseph Porter (3 listed)
Lambert G F Porter
Reuben George Porter
Robert Cyril Porter
Robert Porter (3 listed)
Thomas Porter (2 listed)
W G Porter
Walter Charles Porter
Wilfred Norman Porter
William James Porter
William Porter (6 listed)
William Ridgeway Porter
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
So, what is a one-name study?
The Guild defines a One-Name Study as: "Research into the genealogy and family history of all persons with the same surname and its variants." A one-name study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree or descendancy. I prefer to describe it a little more simply... Researching a Surname World Wide.
The next question asked is usually "Why would anyone do a One-name name study?"
Most one-name studies are started by genealogy researchers who have hit a brick wall with the surname they are researching. They start collecting records with the same surname with the hope they will find a clue linking their family line.
I started on the Porter one-name study 12 years ago. Another researcher who had a website for the surname Porter was unable to continue the upkeep on it, and generously offered the information she had collected so it would not be lost.
I had been researching my own Porter family line for over 20 years and had collected a large amount of information on Porters who where not of my line. I figured I would just combine my records with hers. Over the years it has became my passion, and I collect every record relating to the Porter surname I can get my hands on.
With a surname as common as Porter, finding records to add to the collection is not as difficult as finding the time to record them all. I should note, most one-name studies are done on surnames which are much less common. I try and split my time between researching new records, entering the data on the computer, tracking the migration patterns when the records relate to it (a side project of mine), and posting records up to the website. But my favorite time spent is answering the emails I get from others who are researching the Porter surname, and that warm fuzzy feeling I get when I am able to help them. Even though we are not closely related, I figure somewhere back there, all our ancestors hook up.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
World War 1 records from The Anzac Memorial.
404 World War 1 Draft Registration Card records, 1917-1918.
175 Australian Birth records.
Porters listed in the 1850 Ashe County, North Carolina Federal Census
Porters listed in the 1870 Anson County, North Carolina Federal Census
New Census Name Index Page which lists all Porters we have in our online Census Collection and links to the family view.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Also a created a new Census Name Index Page which lists all Porters we have in our Census Collection online, and links them to the page with the family household view so you can see all others living with them.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Picture from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The Anzac Memorial published by New South Wales Branch Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia in Sydney, Australia September, 1919
Honour Roll - Soldiers & Sailors, Officers and Men, of the Australasian Imperial Expeditionary Forces. Died on Service from August 4, 1914 to June 30, 1919
Name, rank, unit, cause of death, date of death
Porter, O. E., Pte. 60th Battn. Illness 19/11/18
Porter, J. W., Cpl. 7th F.C. Engrs. K. in A. 5/17/18
Porter, J., Pte. 7th Battn. K. in A. 4/10/18
Porter, T., Pte. 46th Battn. D. of W. 30/6/18
Porter, T. H., Cpl. 10th F. Amb. D. of W. 20/5/18
Porter, S. E., Pte. 9th F. Amb. K. in A. 28/4/17
Porter, W. F., Pte. 1st Battn. K. in A. 5/11/16
Porter, S. G., Pte. 53rd Battn. K. in A. 24/9/17
Porter, J. H. C., Pte. 4th Battn. K. in A. 24/7/16
Porter, F., L.-Sgt. 19th Battn. K. in A. 12/11/16
Porter, F. M., Pte. 54th Battn. D. of W. 2/11/16
Porter, S. N., Pte. 15th Battn. K. in A. 9/8/15
Porter, A. E., Pte. 3rd Battn. K. in A. 27/7/16
Porter, W. J., Pte. 13th Battn. K. in A. 3/5/15
Porter, L., Pte. 30th Battn. K. in A. 30/9/17
Porter, J., Pte. 25th Battn. K. in A. 4/10/17
Porter, W. H., Pte. 53rd Battn. K. in A. 19/7/16
Porter, A. W., Pte. 58th Battn. K. in A. 10/5/17
Porter, W. R., Lieut. 18th Battn. K. in A. 3/5/17
Porter, S. F., Capt. 15th Battn. D. of W. 25/11/18
Porter, S. E., Pte. 9th F. Amb. K. in A. 8/4/17
Porter, C. A., Pte. 18th Battn. K. in A. 15/4/1?
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Chicago Daily Tribune
July 11, 1882
NEW YORK, July 10 - Frank Porter, a Criminal well known in all parts of the country, who has spent most of his time in prison, died this morning in the hospital of the Kings County Penitentiury from a complication of disorders brought on by debauchery and crime. The chief characteristic of the man was his absolutely pitiless nature. About a year ago he cut open a fellow convict's face from his ear to his mouth, simply because he took a dislike to the man. Some years ago, while in Sing-Sing, he tore out a fellow-convict's eye and threw it against the prison wall with a savage laugh. Porter was serving a five years sentence for burglary when he died. When he first became dangerously Ill he said he would just as soon go to hell from the penitentiary as anywhere else. Porter is an assumed name, and the man is not "Billy Porter," the well-known bank burglar.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
240 new Divorce records.
Query page added
Large number of Land records for given name beginning with A and B
Death records from NC State Archives. NC Deaths, 1908-67
151 Land records from Ireland Tithe Applotment Books
96 Ship records for ships arriving in Philadelphia, PA. 1883-1945
Friday, March 18, 2011
A place where Porter families, from Porter genealogy lines world wide share and find information. You will find census, birth, marriage, death, obituaries, wills, deeds, military, land, and many other genealogy records. If it's Porter family genealogy related, there's a place for it on the web site.