PictureThe Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Here is my post for Veterans Day on The In-Depth Genealogist ( . I didn't write a separate one here, because I think this one says it all.

The new issue of Going-In Depth is out. Cindy's article ison p.7 and mine's on p. 44.
Just a reminder that the ACGS workshop featuring Peggy Clemens Lauritzen is October 26th.  Pre-registration by October 19th gives a $5 discount on registration.  Pre-registration-$15, $20 at the door. Info and registration form is on the ACGS website at: .  Hope to see you there.
I don't know why I didn't think to post this until now.  Guess it's because the past few months have been so hectic and crazy.  Awhile back, I wrote a guest article for my friend, Derek Davey's blog.  If you missed it, you can read it here:
I'll be speaking in Urbana for the Champaign County Genealogical Society on September 26, 2013.  The program will be So You Want to do Your Family History? and is about how to get started doing your family history.  On September 26th, I'll be speaking for the Richland County Genealogical Society at the OGS Library.  The topic will be Copus Hill: A Tragedy in Ohio History.  I will be presenting the program for the Daughters of Union Civil War Veterans District Meeting on September 28th in Lima.  Finding Eliza Jane will be the topic.  Hope to see you at one of these events!
I can't believe that it's almost the end of August and the FGS Conference is this week in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.   It's been such a busy summer, I didn't get to give you as much information about it on here as I had planned.  I hope that you've been reading some of the other FGS Ambassador's blogs and the FGS Conference blog.  With so much about the conference online, everyone ought to be well-informed by now.  I'll fill you in on my conference experiences and what i learn after it's ove. 

If you haven't registered, it's not too late.  Registrations can be made at the door, however, the opportu nity for the pre-registration discount is over. 

I'll be working at the APG booth in the Exhibition Hall on Thursday from 12-1:45 and will be at the APG luncheon on Friday and the GSG/ISFHWE luncheon on Saturday.  Stop and say hi.  I'll be looking for you and hope you'll be looking for me.  It's going to be great so don't miss it!

This coming week is going to be crazy.  I'll be all over the state in just a few days.  On Wednesday, I'll be joining my buddies from the Allen County Genealogical Society to go to the Ohio Genealogical Society Library in Bellville, Ohio for our annual field trip.  Then, on Saturday, August 10, 2013, I'll be presenting Finding Eliza Jane's Family for the Montgomery County Genealogical Society in Dayton, Ohio.  The next day, Sunday, August 11, 2013, I'll be zipping to the other end of the state to Fremont, Ohio to speak for the Sandusky Kinhunters.  The program, 2 x 2 = 4 x . . . is a new one I'll be doing for the first time.  I'm going to be worn out, but it will be worth it, because I know I'll have so much fun!  Hope to see you somewhere this coming week! 
If you missed the latest issue of Going In-Depth, you can catch it here: My article begins on p. 47.

My latest blog article appeared on The In-Depth Genealogist blog the other day.  I've been so busy this month, I haven't had time to share it with you or write on my blog, as you've probably noticed.  Hope you enjoy it.   I've got a couple of August 1st deadlines to meet. I'll be back on here soon.
PictureBunker Hill Monument
Today is the birthday of the United States of America.  I had 3 6th great grandfathers, 6 5th great grandfathers, and 4 4th great grandfathers fight for our independence in the Revolutionary War.   These are just the ones I've been able to trace. There could have been more.  Now, add their sons, sons-in-law, brothers, and brothers-in-law, uncles, and cousins, and who knows how many of my earlier family members took up arms to defend this great land.  Of these, my 5th great grandfather, William Cheney was killed at Bunker Hill, while fighting along side of his sons, including my 4th great grandfather, Thomas Cheney. William was 58 years old when he gave his life that we may be free.

Today, I want to honor my Revolutionary War ancestors and those of every American whose forefathers fought for our country.

William Cheney, 1717-1775
Thomas Cheney, 1742-1811 or 1828
James Morris, 1763-1844
James/Nathaniel Neely, dates unknown 
Elisha Mason, 1756-1827
Joshua Hall, 1703-1789
William Hall, 1741-1824
Enoch Hall, 1764-1847
                                                                        James Raymond, 1729-1798
                                                                        Moses St. John, 1705-1785
                                                                        Henry Safley, 1759-1838
                                                                        Sebastian Mershimer, 1755-1845
                                                                        Noah Bowser, 1748-1831

Today, let us all honor our ancestors who fought to let freedom ring.  Happy Birthday, U. S. A.!



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