Monthly Archives: August 2012

Second Correspondence with Margaret McGregor Posted

In reviewing our site stats for pages visited, it has come to my attention that only one individual has reviewed the page titled “Correspondence with Margaret McGregor” in the month our site has been up and running, while the “Home” … Continue reading

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One thousand twenty nine and counting…

We have nearly doubled the number of James West descendants that were in the tree at its inception.  Thanks to all of you who are actively working on the tree (you know who you are!): I hope you find watching … Continue reading

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Cooper, Coates, Milnor, Fisher, Wagner, Wharton, Allen and others: Schuylkill Fishing Company

“An authentic historical memoir of the Schuylkill Fishing Company of the state in Schuylkill. From its establishment on that romantic stream, near Philadelphia, in the year 1732, to the present time.”  Author: William Milnor; Publisher: Philadelphia, J. Dobson, 1830.  This work … Continue reading

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Unlikely Resource for Families with Ties to Mariners, found in the Trees

While researching the other day, I stumbled upon a book titled, “Some Accounts of the Tree Family and its Connections in England and America”.   This book was printed for private circulation by J.B. Lippincott Company in 1908 and contains … Continue reading

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Have you seen Elizabeth Drinker’s Diary?

“[Drinker’s] diary, which spans the years 1758 to 1807, is the most substantial woman’s diary that survives from eighteenth-century America; and it ranks with the diaries of Samuel Sewall, William Byrd, Landon Carter, John Adams, and William Bentley in its … Continue reading

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Have you noticed the “Overview” web links? The “live” map?

Well, not all of the “Overview” pages have web links: at least, not yet.  Part of the problem is that the links from my original tree must be carried over manually. *sigh*  Right now, I’m starting at the top of … Continue reading

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Our tree continues to grow…

As of today, we have 900 descendants of James West in our tree!  Nice work!  There are also 224 photos.  If you have old photos that need a “bit of help” to make them visible, feel free to alert me … Continue reading

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