Saturday, April 30, 2011

What's new for April

April has been a busy month. Finished putting the ship records online. We now have over 9000 Porter ship records online in our Ship Records Collection at Porter Surname Genealogy.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Over 5000 Porter Ship Records

Still working away at getting ship records online. Ellis Island passenger lists with Porter surname are done and searchable. This brings the Porter Surname Ship Records Collection to over 5000 records.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beautiful Teenage Fingers

For the past 6 months, I have been leading a genealogy group for members at my church. First it was just the women's group, then some men joined in, and then some of our young people from the teen's group asked if they could join. I was thrilled to have the younger ones join in, but to be honest, I didn't think the teenagers would stick around long. Surely they would want to be off with their friends, not hanging out with a group of older people digging through dusty old books. Members have come and gone, but every teen that joined is still with the group.

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

Plans for April - Porter Immigration Records

This month I will be working on putting online my collection of Porter Immigration records. These include over 8000 records from Passenger lists, Border Crossing, Crew lists, Citizenship and Naturalization, Passport applications, and several other sources.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

What's New This Week

New records added to Porter Surname Genealogy for the week of Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2011

Porters in
  • 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
We also are now the registered Porter surname project with
the Guild of One-Name Studies.