31 July 2010

New on sackettfamily.info

New pages added to The Sackett Family Association website in July include:
Many thanks to new members Barry & Meryl Axtens for the memoir of Barry's branch of Sacketts in New South Wales. Their joining the Association, together with the recent enrolments of other down-under members Jo Gillausseyn and Peter Sackett, has prompted the inclusion of various Australian databases on the website. The Australia birth, death, and marriage databases were published by Ancestry.com only this month, a timely addition to these researches. This Australian material should be read in conjunction with Sheila Phythian's "Sacketts in Australia" research paper posted on the website in April.
Thanks, too, to Dennis Gottier for the Oliver Perry Davis pictures.
I have made some improvements to the picture galleries so that full-size pictures may be viewed using a "lightbox" feature and, where relevant, have added descendant charts to the galleries so that family members appearing in the pictures can also be seen in the context of their family group. Names on the charts are linked to the individuals' pages and there is a link on the individual's page back to the chart.
Share your stuff!
If you have a collection of historic family photos in your Sackett line, do please consider sharing them on the website. Pictures should be sent to my direct email, not to the Sackett List as that does not allow attachments.
Any family bible records, or other documents, in your line? These often contain information not available in official sources and can add important details to our Sackett story.
I would also be pleased to receive further contributions towards the Adopt-a-newspaper research project, from both existing and new volunteers. It would be good to get to 1,000 records in the coming weeks. Any new volunteers, please take a look at the Research data > Newspapers page to see which states, cities, or newspapers, to adopt—or ask me!