31 August 2011

New on sackettfamily.info

This month's update to the Sackett Family Association website http://sackettfamily.info/ includes the following new pages:

• British Postal Service appointment books, 1737–1969
• UK Railway employment records, 1833–1963
• Probate index, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1761–1900
• Births, Guernsey
• Deaths, Guernsey
• Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett
• Adopt-a-newspaper research project (39 records added; total 1,225)
• New members 329 Donna Grote, 330 Peggy Lockwood, 331 Nigel "Ollie" Sackett, 332 Anna Shaffer
• New and revised profiles 132 Jean Carpenter

Thurmon King has transcribed Andrew P Sackett's book Ancestors and Descendants of Frederick Plummer Sackett. By coincidence, one of this month's new members, Peggy Lockwood, is a descendant of Frederick Plummer. We welcome her and all new members.
Karen Gerke has contributed more extracts from Minnesota newspapers. Any member willing to help with the newspaper project, do please get in touch. There are thousands more to be researched and transcribed!

23 August 2011

Sackett Family Association President's Message—Member Profiles

Some of us have had the pleasure of meeting other Association members at one or more of the Sackett reunions. But many of us have not met and we know little about each other.
Space is available on Member's Pages on the website to include a short profile. This is a great way to share a few personal details with other members, and help us to get to know each other. Some suggestions for information likely to be of interest are: occupations or former occupations, where you live, where you were born, how you became interested in Sackett family history, details of any particular Sackett research you are engaged in, and any other hobbies or interests. A couple examples which may give further ideas are on Glenna Hertzler's page and Thurmon King's page.
Please send your profiles to me (or if you prefer send them to the Sackett mailing list and I'll pick them up there). I will post them on your Member's Page with the next website update, and will include a link in "What's new?" on the home page. Photos to accompany your profile should be sent to me, not to the list, as the list cannot process attachments.
Members who already have profiles may like to review them to see if they need updating.

Chris Sackett
TSFA President