Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Still around

Good morning!!! Still around, there are good things in the winds. Look for announcements and more information in the future!


Friday, January 2, 2015

A new start, A Do Over, A new year.


A new start/new year Lets do a Do-Over!!
Welcome to 2015!!
       To start, welcome to the dusting off of my Genealogy Blog "Working Tree Hunter".
            I started this blog years ago and did not get very far with it. My hope for the New Year is to be better about using this as I work on my family tree. Please bear with the writing as it is not something that I am very good at.
            Thomas MacEntee has challenged us all to a 2015 Do-Over as listed at http://genealogydo-over.com. You can find a list of topics at http://www.geneabloggers.com/genealogy-doover-schedule-top…/
            I thought this was an amazing idea and reactivated my Ancestry.com account looked at my tree and boy do I need this do-over. I joined the Facebook Do-Over website that Thomas started that at this publishing has 1236 members. Boy did the posts start flying as people joined. Many great conversations where started, and talked about as people got excited about moving forward with their own personal do-over. Questions were asked about software, websites, researching techniques. A lot of great ideas have been shared since it was first announced.
 I posted early on about “if I do this where should I do it at?” In years past I had primarily used Ancestry.com, but had also used Wiki, Family Tree Maker, and Family Search. I started a Myheritage.com tree but in the end at least temporarily decided to use Ancestry.com. I did the first thing I could think and started a new tree. One of the things that I wanted to do with this new tree is not use other personal ancestry trees as a source as I have done in years past. So I have been hitting ignore these hints as they have come up.
The next thing I did while interacting with the group on Facebook was to come up with an excel spreadsheet to track the census that I found. I started with a master name list so that I could list the family names when they were born and died. By doing this I could then track when they should have shown up on the census. This list is being populated in order that I find the people in the Census. I created a page for each year that the census has been published and though there hasn’t been any released after 1940 I included the years to come to track people that lived after 1940 that I might include in my tree. It had a lot of good responses and I used one of the first idea’s proposed and that was to instead of an “X” to track that I had found a census for someone on the master list I could put the age that the census listed them at in that column.
That is what I have today Hope everyone has a Great New Years!

Monday, December 29, 2014


Where has the time gone.  Let's shake off the dust and look around.  Is anyone still out there?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Madness Monday

Question of the day.

Today's question of the day is: Who is Dorthy Langley?

I have talked to my Aunts and my father but all I have gotten is the name Dorothy.

Dorothy was an older daughter from a previous relationship that my grandfather Ben Langley had before he met my grandmother Berniece.  I have not been able to find her on ancestry or Family search. I don't have any information on her other than who her father is and that she would have been born before 1931.

I had hoped to find my grandfather Ben (Benjamin Franklin) Langley in the 1930 census and thus maybe find Dorothy there but have not had very much luck with that. Where would you look?

Thank you to all from Geneabloggers who have welcomed me to the blogger-sphere

 Update Edit:
I should have looked at Geneabloggers first because they had a better title for this day's post then I did.
Their description of Madness Monday :
             "Madness Monday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor who either suffered some form of mental illness or an ancestor who might be hard to locate and drives you mad. This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers."

Friday, June 1, 2012

Miles Files 11.5

I live on what is called the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We are fortunate enough to have a Genealogist / author Moody K. Miles, III, who has posted on the website linked through the local library his data base that he calls the Miles Files.

This has been an enormous help to me as I have been researching my wife's father's family who has been here since the 1600's.

The Miles Files website is best described by his into:

"The MilesFiles, Version 11.5, December 2011, contain about 63,000 names from the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, Virginia and Worcester and Somerset, Maryland. It includes the first 6 generations of descent of the First Families of Virginia from the Jamestown era (listed in the Muster of 1624/5) that settled in these four Eastern Shore counties. "

I also have several of his books.

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

Thought this was an interesting idea. Wedding Wednesdays as a suggestion by Geneabloggers
 So my aunt Eileen Cagle (she's a Langley and my dad's sister) sent me my grandparents Marriage Licenses
 Dec 29th 1931 Berniece M. Fowler(1913-1971 married Benjamin Franklin Langley(1905-1959)

70 years later to the day my dad Roger G Langley married my step mom Cynthia A (Kulow) Oemig.

My dad had been unaware of this till I got this License.

So I hope everyone has a great Wedding Wednesday!

I also want to welcome my new followers and a special thank you to my cousin Fran for recommending Geneabloggers to me!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Gas station

So this is an attempt to post a picture. I have to thank Fran Ellsworth who has truly been a great source of information on the Langley side of the family as well as Genealogy as a whole. So Fran posted a picture of Charlie D Langley's gas station along with this caption "  Lynn Sneed labeled this as Charlie Langley Gas Station Clinton OK. She did not indicate he was in the picture" Anyone having this picture or information on it please contact me.  Charles D. Langley(1881-1834) Was my great Grandfather on my days side

It goes Charles D. Langley -- Benjamin Franklin Langley(1905-1959)---Roger G Langley(1950-)--to me your host.