User:Donjgen

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I add things to the wiki when I see a need.  
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<p>My first experience of volunteer work came in 1999 when I adopted a county in the GENUKI network.  My ancestors came from Kirkcudbrightshire in Scotland, so I volunteered to develop the county page and the parish pages.  Since then I have put my own genealogy on the internet.  I use TNG (The Next Generation) which is a PHP website, and it is like having a genealogy program on the internet.</br>
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My ancestors can be traced to Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  I have traveled to the United Kingdom a number of times and Switzerland one time with the sole purpose of visiting their home towns and gathering records at the archives and record offices.  <br>
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My father side of the family immigrated from the small towns of Recherswil and Melchnau to the United States in the early 1900’s being converts to the Church. <br>
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My mother’s side of the family can be traced to the United Kingdom.  The earliest roots can be traced to Suffolk, England; Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland; and Ireland.   </p>
  
Donjgen,
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I have created and or managed the following websites:
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*[http://donjaggi.net/winnifred/index.php  Scogings Mckenzie Genealogy]
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*[http://donjaggi.net/gottfried/index.php  Jaggi Stettler Genealogy]
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*[http://donjaggi.net/  DonJaggi.net]
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*[http://donjaggi.net/winnifred/histories/mckenzie/johnjames.html  John James Mckenzie 1868 to 1920]
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*[http://donjaggi.net/galloway/index.html Urr Parish Page] with transcribed records pertaining to the parish
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*William Bye Scogings 1822 to 1886 - yet to be completed
  
I never intended to hurt anyone. I change things when there is no source or if it is obvious that it has been copied and pasted, because that violates copyright laws. I also go down parish by parish and much of it has not been done, and what was there had no references. I will find another county and return to this one later and check on your progress.
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Every year over the years I have attended various conferences:
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*BYU Family History and Computer Conferences
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*Utah Genealogical Association
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*ICAPGEN and APG Conferences in Utah
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*Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
  
Djbrewer
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Over the years I have belonged to various Genealogical Society’s:
 
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*Association of Professional Genealogists
 
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*Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
 
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*Suffolk Family History Society
Donjgen,
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*Utah Genealogical Association
 
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The consultants at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are the ones who have asked us to use the gazetteers. They only want basic information so that as you look at the page you see the jurisdictions, whether it is a parish or chaplry as well as hamlets and nonconformist churches. Those things you can see at a glance and help you in furthering your research. Longer entries are nice but are considered fluff. Which is why we keep them short then refer them to the web site that has more information. We do occasionnally use other gazetteers and resources. My favorite is Wilson's because it gives the registration district which we use a lot&nbsp; in our research. I like google books but it is more difficult to enter a reference for them. I have also used books we have at the FHL. You do good work, I can tell you spend a lot of time on it. Good as you continue your work.
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Revision as of 20:51, 22 December 2012

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My first experience of volunteer work came in 1999 when I adopted a county in the GENUKI network. My ancestors came from Kirkcudbrightshire in Scotland, so I volunteered to develop the county page and the parish pages. Since then I have put my own genealogy on the internet. I use TNG (The Next Generation) which is a PHP website, and it is like having a genealogy program on the internet.
My ancestors can be traced to Switzerland and the United Kingdom. I have traveled to the United Kingdom a number of times and Switzerland one time with the sole purpose of visiting their home towns and gathering records at the archives and record offices.
My father side of the family immigrated from the small towns of Recherswil and Melchnau to the United States in the early 1900’s being converts to the Church.
My mother’s side of the family can be traced to the United Kingdom. The earliest roots can be traced to Suffolk, England; Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland; and Ireland.

I have created and or managed the following websites:

Every year over the years I have attended various conferences:

  • BYU Family History and Computer Conferences
  • Utah Genealogical Association
  • ICAPGEN and APG Conferences in Utah
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

Over the years I have belonged to various Genealogical Society’s:

  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
  • Suffolk Family History Society
  • Utah Genealogical Association