- New members 384 Gay Wernett, 385 David Staynor, 386 Walter Pogue, 387 Byra G Sackett, 388 William P "Bill" Sackett, 389 David Stupke, 390 Aleta Pogue, 391 Jenn Amundson, 392 Timothy Stemper
- Revised 253 Terri Carlson, 305 Terry J Sackett, 355 Charles Nelson Sackett Sr, 360 Kathleen Logan, 361 Cliff McCarthy, 375 Peg Eddy, 382 Tim Sackett
- Added sampler of Mehitabel Goodyear (1784–)
- Added Westfield 2012 reunion
- Newspaper abstracts, added page Recent additions
- Added Memoirs of Samuel Arthur Sackett (1841–1932)
- Added James W Hoard: Two Armies, Two Wives by Jean Carpenter
We spoke at the Reunion about the Newspaper research project. Peg Eddy has made a start on some extracts. There is plenty to do if others would like to contribute. The new page for recent additions will, it is hoped, make it easier for readers to keep abreast of items being added to the archive, and may also provide a spur to progress with the project. The page will show items added in recent months on a rolling basis.
The Samuel Arthur Sackett memoir was contributed to the mailing list in 2000 by Denzil Klippel. I came across it again in Thurmon King's database when compiling new member Byra Sackett's ancestry. This vivid memoir, as recorded by Samuel's daughter Julia in 1930, now appears in the History & Memoirs section of the website.
Also in History & Memoirs is Jean Carpenter's fascinating account of the surprise in store for her when she set about researching her great-grandfathers who had served in the Civil War. A great read!