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Date of Last GEDCOM Import: 28 Mar 2020 18:06:28

Note that the category "Individuals" down below records the updates to names in alphabetical order, and therefore often only a partial list. Here are recent major updates to the database:

December, 2018: Much of the past year on the site has been devoted to cleaning and correcting place names, sources, events, cemeteries and other data. Names on many pages (including many of the links below) were often connected to dead links, dating in many cases back to the Summer, 2012 change in the site address. These have been largely repaired. The bigger project is a book, The Pitard Family of New Orleans, which is coming near to completion. It will include much fuller narratives than are possible on the site, where stories and events that involve many people and places are often divided up among a number of pages.

June 2018: The site has been updated to TNG v12. 12.0.2 includes updates for GPDR requirements.

January 2017: Site updated to TNG v11, which provides updated mapping and charting features, among other changes. 

June, 2014: Ancestors of the immigrant Alphonse Gamard, Sr. in Ghent, Belgium and Amiens, France have been added, again with many thanks to the generous help of David Quénehérvé.

February, 2014: TNG updated to version 10, which adds a number of new features and changes to the site's use and appearance.

January, 2014: Over the past months a number of ancestors in Saint-Domingue and France have been added, found from combing through many parish records. Thank you to Margaret Herritage for her collaboration while researching the Caribbean, and to David Quénehérvé for his extensive help with finding, deciphering, and teaching me how to find and decipher many dozens of parish records in France. New additions especially include ancestors of Pitard and Mahé families, which originated in the Brittany, the DeGrange family, which originated in Savoie and Haute Savoie in the French Alps, and the Couret family, which originated in the Pyrenees.

January, 2013:  Over the past few months, two updates have been happening.  First, many pages will now feature a map to show the where events have happened in people's lives, if the events are pretty localizable.  Second, dozens of obituaries have been added across the site where they can be located.  Pages of people on which they appear have an entry for "Obituary" in the left column.

October, 2012:  Added in descendants, and some of their relations, of George Dunbar Pitard.  He seem to have had three wives, and I'm not sure these relations are all correct.  This includes Mayorga, Faget, and Wynne families, among others.

September, 2012:  Added in many descendants of immigrant ancestor Daniel Maupay Sr. and Anna Campbell who stayed in the Philadelphia area rather than moving south to New Orleans.  Sons Daniel Jr. and Edward moved to New Orleans; all of the others seem to have raised families in the north.

Summer, 2012:  Site upgraded to new site addres at ancestors.pitard.net.  Media are being re-added as time allows.

June, 2012:  The family of the earliest Pitard ancestor, Joseph, has now been pushed back several generations.  It seems that his father, Louis Francois, served on a French warship, "Le Vengeur," during the American Revolution. His ancestors can now be traced back to France.

February, 2012:  TNG software upgraded to TNG version 9.

January, 2010: Major updates have been few over the past few years. There is still a long "to do" list, and there have been many smaller additions and corrections to branches, yet several major expansions have occurred.  I continue to be astonished at and grateful for the work of so many who have been in touch and donated time and material to the trees on this site.   Thank you. 

1. The ancestors of John Mannen have been one of the major puzzles on the tree, and I think now that his mother, at least, is known.  This line has been updated to include John Mannen's mother Mary Cushman and her ancestors.  The full story of why I think this is correct is on his page.  If it's so, it connects him back to the Cushman/Howland family that immigrated on the Mayflower. 

2. A second major wall has been the parentage of Joseph Pitard.  Thanks to a researcher who got in touch with help, the family of his mother, Amelie Hacker, has now been uncovered.  And Octave Pitard can be now probably identified as Joseph's brother. 

3. The McLellans in New Orleans descend from W.H.P. McLellan.  But his younger brother James Brackett McLellan, who had stayed in Maine and (apparently) fought for the Union side during the war (against WHP's children), moved after the war to Texas.  Later several of his children moved to Arizona. Thanks to the contact of another researcher, several generations of James Brackett's descendants have now been added to the tree.

4. The families of one of the children of Joseph DeGrange, George Edward Degrange, and his wife Minerva Davis have now been added to the tree, thanks to several of his descendants who have been in touch. They had four children and many descendants. This has been growing over several years now, with images and other information still being added.  

5.  The software which runs the site, TNG, has been updated to version 8.1, with lots of new features.

July, 2006: I have added in much about Maryland families, including the Bowies and the Contees, Quaker families allied with the Snowdens and the Thomases, and initial information about Delia Donovan's (apparent) ancestors from Harford County (note the query on her page). Information has been added about the Ohio family of Margaretta Lansdale and Samuel Williams. The addition of many census records about the descendants of Robert Franklin Sr. has been finished.

June, 2006: One quirk of the privacy policy for the tree was that if no birth or death date appeared for any person, that person's name would be hidden. A new functionality has been uncovered, however: if "Yes, date unknown" is inserted instead of a death date, the TNG software whose rules control the privacy will see it as a date, and unhide the person. This gets rid of the annoying problem that prevented non-registered users from seeing a 17th-century person's name just because vital dates were unknown. This update is happening across all of the trees for folks who are obviously dead; this means that many, many more names will appear in searches, and that information and queries under these names are now visible.

April 8, 2006: Added family related to James Dilworth and Ann Waln, who immigrated in 1682 to Pennsylvania on board the "Lamb" as colleagues of William Penn and his Quaker settlers to Pennsylvania. I have also been adding information from many census records across the trees.

February 3, 2006: Updated the Civil War page with fuller entries and new documents and photographs.

January 10, 2006: Added the direct ancestral lines for Mary Turner, the mother of Leonora Levensaler (wider relations and fuller stories will be added as time permits). Leonora was born in Maine and migrated to New Orleans with her husband W.H.P. McLellan. These folks are Leonora Levensaler's Puritan ancestors who immigrated to Massachusetts in the early and mid-1600s, living especially in Scituate and Hingham.

January 6, 2006: Added the direct ancestral lines for Katherina Zentner (wider relations and fuller stories will be added as time permits). All of these folks lived in Germany. These lines push the ancestors of Julie Groos, who married Johannes Carl von Rosenberg, back several generations. Also added several new people to the Civil War page.

November 13, 2005: Added a page for the Revolutionary War.

September 10, 2005: Filled out another set of Lansdales on the tree, the descendants of Charles Lansdale and Catherine Wheeler. This family includes, among others, Gen. Edward Geary Lansdale, whom Graham Greene used as his model in The Silent American. Along with this the Maryland Mysteries page has been fleshed out: how does this family related to other set of Lansdales, the descendants of Isaac and Margaret?

September 8, 2005: Added family connected to S287, One Hundred Years Ago: the Life and Times of Walter Dulany Addison, 1769-1848.

June 13, 2005: Added the bare bones of some Acadian ancestry (flesh will be added as time permits). Acadians (who become known as Cajuns when they immigrate to Louisiana in the 1750s) appear at the far ends of two branches: ancestors of the DeGrange family, and ancestors of the Tomlinson family. Jean Mouchon is a direct ancestor of the DeGranges via his daughter Isabella. Jean's son, Paul, married Adelaide Ferlot, whose ancestors were Acadian. For the Tomlinsons, Mary Leonese Theriot was a direct ancestor of Hendley Edgar Tomlinson. Her ancestry is thoroughly Acadian. (Interestingly, these two branches relate by marriage; you can trace this connection through the descendants of this family, one branch of which descends to Ferlot, another to Mary Leonese Theriot).

June 8, 2005: Added and corrected much about Gregg and Hamilton ancestors. All of these lines are direct ancestors of Minerva Hamilton. John Hamilton Sr. and his son, John Hamilton Jr. both served in the Revolutionary War; John Lansdale Jr. reached back to them to become a member of the SAR. The Greggs, who were Quakers, are a complicated bunch with many descendants; on this tree there are two different groups of them, descending from immigrant ancestors Samuel Gregg and William Gregg (which converge in Capt. Aaron Gregg, who was Minerva Hamilton's grandfather).

June 1, 2005: Added a number of Groos and related ancestors, the ancestors and relations of Julie Wilhelmine Christine Groos who married Johannes Carl von Rosenberg. Many are visible as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation maternal Grandparents of Metta Tomlinson. (More on this family added July 30, 2005).

May 25, 2005: Added a number of McLellan relatives from Maine, esp. the descendants of Richard Edwards. Updated the Civil War page, which now includes a number of Union soldiers, esp. from Maine.

May 16, 2005: the web-page format for the site has been entirely rewritten, and TNG software has been updated to version 5, with lots of new features to access the database.

May 2, 2005: the McLellan family from Maine (beginning with immigrant ancestor Bryce) has been completely updated, including the addition of source references, documents, and images.


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
Cormier, Donald Rudolph 
   28 Mar 2020
Omstott, Howard 
   28 Mar 2020
Roberson, Carol 
   28 Mar 2020
Sikes, Charlotte 
   28 Mar 2020
Simms, Walter Eugene Jr. 
   28 Mar 2020
Skinner, Ann 
b. 27 Jun 1797   28 Mar 2020
Skinner, Elizabeth 
b. 20 Nov 1800   28 Mar 2020
Skinner, John 
b. Abt 1742   28 Mar 2020
Skinner, Mordecai 
   28 Mar 2020
Skinner, Philemon 
b. Abt 1740   28 Mar 2020
Skinner, Samuel 
   28 Mar 2020
Sweres, James 
   28 Mar 2020
Thompson, Henry Stephen 
   28 Mar 2020
Towns, Ruth 
   28 Mar 2020
Weiskopf, Derek L. 
   28 Mar 2020
   28 Mar 2020
Wimberly, John 
b. 14 May 1655  Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, England  28 Mar 2020
Pitard, Dr. Cecil Edwin 
b. 30 Jul 1917  Mississippi  27 Mar 2020
Pitard, Lucianne 
   27 Mar 2020
Pitard, Robert Copley 
b. 11 Oct 1873  New Orleans, Louisiana  27 Mar 2020
Tonry, Clair 
b. 25 Feb 1904   27 Mar 2020
Chatoney, Joseph A. 
b. 21 Dec 1902  New York City, New York  26 Mar 2020
Kavanaugh, Mary 
   26 Mar 2020
Tonry, John S. 
   26 Mar 2020
Tomlinson, Thomas (?) 
   23 Mar 2020
McLellan, William Henry Paine 
b. 30 Sep 1811  Warren, Knox Co., Maine  17 Mar 2020
Miller, Henry 
b. 6 Sep 1893  Blockton, Bibb Co., Alabama  15 Mar 2020
Coffee, Evelyn Ross 
b. 27 Nov 1898  California  13 Mar 2020
Comfort, Beulah 
b. 3 Jan 1895  Gainsborough Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada  12 Mar 2020
Galdzinski, John 
b. Abt 1891  Poland  12 Mar 2020
   11 Mar 2020
Cristofaro, Josephine M. 
b. 15 Jun 1920  Waverly, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts  11 Mar 2020
Cristofaro, Luciano "Lucian" 
b. 13 Dec 1895  Rapolla, Potenza, Italy  11 Mar 2020
Cristofaro or Christopher, Nicholas Thomas 
b. 25 Jun 1922  Waltham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts  11 Mar 2020
Freyman, Helen Aileen 
   11 Mar 2020
Kenville, Nora Marguerite 
b. 23 Nov 1892  Ontario, Canada  11 Mar 2020
la Scola, Agostina 
b. Abt 1856  Trabia, Palermo, Sicily  11 Mar 2020
Reeve, Hannah 
b. 15 Nov 1717  Whitby, Yorkshire, England  11 Mar 2020
Saunders or Sanders, Joseph 
b. 8 Feb 1713  Farnham Heath, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire, England  11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Anthony Leonard 
b. 6 Nov 1912  Brockville, Ontario, Canada  11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Antonino 
b. Abt 1893  Trabia, Palermo, Sicily  11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Eileen 
   11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Filippo Or Philip 
b. 27 Dec 1887  Trabia, Palermo, Sicily  11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Maria 
b. 7 Dec 1898  Trabia, Palermo, Sicily  11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Philip Brendan 
   11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Raymond Anthony 
b. 23 Nov 1916  Canada  11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Salvatore or Samuel 
b. 1891  Trabia, Palermo, Sicily  11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Theresa Alice Mary 
   11 Mar 2020
Taormina, Vincenzo 
b. 30 Dec 1878  Trabia, Palermo, Sicily  11 Mar 2020
Fisk, Mary. C. 
   10 Mar 2020

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
     I6836  Wilhelmina    28 Mar 2020
     I7576  Mary E.    28 Mar 2020
     I10782  Mary    28 Mar 2020
     I12062  Honor    28 Mar 2020
     I14158  Sarah    28 Mar 2020
     I15463  Elizabeth    28 Mar 2020
     I15417  Anthonette Lesaveur    28 Mar 2020
     I11417  Julia Marie Maloney    28 Mar 2020
     I11418  Marya Joan Wrenn    28 Mar 2020
 I14919  Robert  I14918  Lynn Norman    28 Mar 2020
 I9756  Nicholas (Maccubbin) Carroll  I9758  Anne Jennings    28 Mar 2020
 I9366  William ? Brown        28 Mar 2020
 I9628  Peter ? Janzen Meet  I9576  Styntje Jacobs    28 Mar 2020
 I5217  Daniel ? Lambdin  I5214  Artridge Chew    28 Mar 2020
 I4838  Ed ? Means  I4812  Andrea Gelpi    28 Mar 2020
 I13487  Abbot  I13486  Mary Frazee    28 Mar 2020
 I1925  William Otto Achilles  I1910  Clara May von Rosenberg  10 Nov 1920  28 Mar 2020
 I6116  Joshua Adams  I6171  Nancy Gray    28 Mar 2020
 I4538  Rev. Lancelot Addison        28 Mar 2020
 I4539  Rev. Lancelot Addison  I5997  Dorothy Danvers    28 Mar 2020
 I4433  Thomas Grafton Addison  I4533  Henrietta Maria Paca    28 Mar 2020
 I4419  Col. John Addison  I4420  Rebecca Wilkinson    28 Mar 2020
 I8255  François Agert  I8257  Germaine Caylat    28 Mar 2020
 I15532  George Smythe Aiken  I15531  Elizabeth Hutchings Coffee    28 Mar 2020
 I14986  Christian Albers  I14987  Margaret "Maggie" Crangle    28 Mar 2020
 I891  Robert Allen  I867  Dorothea Hutchinson    28 Mar 2020
 I10735  William Allnutt  I7793  Sarah Mears    28 Mar 2020
 I12664  Antoine Amy  I9603  Philomane Zulmee Hacker  1871  28 Mar 2020
 I12665  Gilbert Amy, Jr.  I12668  Elisa "Elizabeth" Landry  16 Nov 1824  28 Mar 2020
 I15062  Peter Anastasio  I15063  Mary Valenzino    28 Mar 2020
 I14562  David Anderson  I14561  Ruth Anne Ryan    28 Mar 2020
 I11232  James Anderson  I3994  Mary Bowie Sprigg    28 Mar 2020
 I14045  Charles Anderson  I14041  Agnes Umland    28 Mar 2020
 I5356  John Anderson  I4954  Anne Waters    28 Mar 2020
 I11861  Thomas S. Andrews  I12732  Mary T. Levensaler    28 Mar 2020
 I14284  Robert N. Andry  I13871  Brooke Schneidau    28 Mar 2020
 I4111  Ezekial "Zeke" Arnold  I4109  Jessie Turney    28 Mar 2020
 I2344  Pere Aucoin        28 Mar 2020
 I2909  John H. Austin  I2885  Ann "Annie" Hixson    28 Mar 2020
 I5593  John Ayleworth  I5594  Elizabeth Ashton    28 Mar 2020
 I5586  Ashton Ayleworth  I5587  Ann Fleetwood    28 Mar 2020
 I9806  Brady Babcock  I9801  Christine O'day McLellan    28 Mar 2020
 I10638  Richard Bache  I10639  Sarah Franklin    28 Mar 2020
 I14560  Barry Bagert  I14559  Gerry Pat Ryan    28 Mar 2020
 I2774  David Baker  I2734  Fanna Johnson    28 Mar 2020
 I11339  Anthony Baldwin  I11373  Elizabeth Harlan    28 Mar 2020
 I11722  Dr. James Kendall Ball  I11723  Anna Eliza Blackwell    28 Mar 2020
 I8304  Louis Barbard  I8305  Marie Calo    28 Mar 2020
 I10390  Robert Barker  I10391  Catherine Ackworth    28 Mar 2020
 I12049  John H. Barker  I12023  Sarah Demoss    28 Mar 2020