31 January 2013

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website sackettfamily.info has been updated with the following new and revised pages:
Helen Jeffries has contributed more pictures of descendants of John Hogbin and Phoebe Sackett. Genealogical sketches have been added for some of these Sackett descendants. The sketches are linked from the gallery & descendant chart.

Thurmon's online database has topped 30,000 individuals, with records of 30,023 Sackett descendants, their spouses, and spouses' parents.

06 January 2013

"Saket" place in India

Association member Nigel "Ollie" Sackett has spotted a Saket place in New Delhi, India. The name would appear to have a distinct Indian derivation and would not therefore be related to the Sackett family.

Wikipedia has two mentions:

        1. "Saket is an upmarket residential colony located in the South Delhi district, of Delhi, India. The name Saket in Sanskrit means a place that is close to the heavens and Saket was the ancient name of the city of Ayodhya."—see Wikipedia: Saket (Delhi).

        2. "Saket District Centre is a commercial centre located in Saket, New Delhi."—see Wikipedia: Saket District Centre.

01 January 2013

New on sackettfamily.info


The Sackett Family Association website sackettfamily.info has been updated with the following new and revised pages:
The page for Weygant's The Family Record has transcriptions of Sackett entries in issues 1 (Jan 1897), 5 (May 1897), and 9/10 (Sep & Oct 1897). These are the only issues of the magazine of which I have copies. Other members having complete sets may like to check to see if there is more Sackett data in other issues.

Thank you to Betty-Jeanne Grant and Helen Jeffries for pictures and documentation on their ancestors. Charles "Chuck" Sackett has sent a picture of Nelson G Sackett, and Terri Carlson has provided additional data on the transcriptions of Pittsfield Families (specifically entries 3:225 Capt William Francis, and 4:98–99 Oren Goodrich).

The documentation sent by Betty-Jeanne Grant appears on Patricia Gwendoline White's page (see links to images in Notes and Citations). Other members may wish to send images of documents relating to their Sackett ancestral lines. As a general rule documents for publication should be items not otherwise easily available on research websites. Please send to Chris Sackett, not to the Mailing List as the list cannot handle attachments.