ANNOUNCEMENT!! The Research Report #2 – John Liming II has been delivered to the crowdsourcing participants today! It is now available on the main website store for those of you who did not pre-pay and wish to get a copy now. http://john-liming-society.org/store/ I am very happy with the report. A couple of new documents were found. There is a section on the analysis (and lineages) of the YDNA results for the many male descendants who have been tested.
I received the first draft of the research report done by our genealogist 2 days ago. We have been working on the final draft since then and it should be finished tomorrow!! Next I need to submit the copyright application, upload the cover and document to Bowkers. Once that process is done, I can deliver the document, first to the donors and then make it available on the website. I anticipate getting it available on the website by Sunday at the latest. I will say right now that no new records or documents were found for John the immigrant in Monmouth County. But a very throrough analysis was done of all the documents collected by family members over the years and of Sam K Leming's section on John the immigrant. Images are included, including new images of known sources from several repositories in Monmouth. I am very happy with the work done, the report and my experience working with Joan.
Founder – John Liming Society
So after a year of trial, error, failure and just not liking anything out there for a private Family Tree that could be only accessed by subscription of the society members. I have given up this model of income generation by the society. I am now suggesting that we use the open and free wikitree dot com where I already have a lot of the tree located anyway. I would like everyone to open an account there and message me your profile URL. I will add your profile URL to my Society member spreadsheet.
The goal is to then get you connected to the main tree on the site. The main way to do this is for everyone to get their lineage in front of them and then search wikitree to see who in your lineage is already there with a profile. The profile ID is at the end of the URL, mine is Lemons-34. Once you find a person in your lineage already on wikitree write their profile ID down. Now you need to connect your profile up to that person by creating a new person for every direct ancestor up to them. Once you get to the child of the existing person you do not create a new person but enter the Profile ID as the child's father or mother. Now you are linked to the existing ancestor. There should never be more than one profile per person. I think this will be the best way for us to have a family tree. As to what is on each profile page, we only want the bare minimum of detailed facts. Birth and Death dates/locations, marriage date, children, link to Find A Grave page.
The plan is to have professionally written research documents done for each person in the tree over time. As these documents are written they will be for sale on main society website. We can provide a link on the wikitree profile page for people to get the research document if they want more information about the person. This is how the society will earn income to stay sustainable. Here is John Liming's profile at the top of the tree. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Liming-117 You can also just search for Liming, Leming and all the other variant spellings.
So I was searching for more living descendants in my ancestry tree when I found a tree done by William Thomas Tuley, he passed away in 2010 and had written a book about his Tuley, Leming family. It is on FamilySearch.org at this URL https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE927926
His Leming connection starts with David Leming born July 25, 1793 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA and died November 7, 1873 in LaPorte, Indiana, USA. David was the son of Isaac William Leming and Ann Stevens. David's 2 oldest daughters married Tuley brothers, George Milton and Simeon Robinson Tuley.
His book details their family down to living people in 1994. This is a 400 page book with copies of all his documents and lots of photo's. As someone who has done this too, his effort is well organized and easy to follow.
I recently created a Find A Grave account under the societies name. I have been moving the profiles that I have created and manage to the society account and also asking for transfers from new profiles that I find that are descendants.
The goal is to have family members manage all the Find A Grave profiles of all the descendants in the master tree and to link the profiles together and add the society website to each profile. I always ask if the current person is related to the profile and invite them to register on the society website. And if they are not to please transfer.
If you manage the profiles of your family members on Find A Grave please keep doing so. But I encourage you to make sure the people are linked together. Also add this in the Biography section of your profiles. "Descendant of immigrant John Liming" http://john-liming-society.org" This will help people find the website.
Today I sent $250 for 10 hours of work to Certified Genealogist Joan Bentancourt in Monmouth County, New Jersey. I also sent all the documents and sources that have been found and collected by researchers for John Liming the immigrant. Joan’s task is to evaluate each source as to whether this is John the Immigrant. She will also see if she can find the original documents that have been sourced and get copies. And finally she will prepare an official report for John Liming the immigrant. I added the $120 to get this project off the ground and started. Those of you who donated will get a copy of the report when it is received from Joan. The report will go on sale on the site for those of you who will want to see it. These reports will be copyrighted and not to be shared for free online. You can reference facts as long as the report is sourced. The sale of reports helps us buy more time from Joan to do more reports of people in the tree.
After searching and testing many different social network products for the Society website, I finally found the plugin product WP Symposium and installed it. I am really happy with the implementation and how it is working on the website now. Now members can talk to each other through various channels; private messages, general community messages on the Posting Page, or by leaving messages in the forums. Each member has a profile page where they can edit their personal contact information, add or change a avatar photo, add photo's to a gallery, and enter their family lineage. There is a member directory and by clicking on a person's name we can see the public part of their profile. I have been enjoying reading all the lineages that have been entered so far, it is very interesting to see how we all connect to the tree.
Now that we can talk to each other, which has been one of the main goals for the society website, it is time to start inviting more people to the Society! I started this week working down my excel file of descendants I have found on ancestry. A couple of them have joined already. I have a list of over 1000 people in my excel file and they each have to be manually messaged on ancestry's internal messaging system, so it is going to take time.
If you have regisitered already but still having trouble, click on the Forum link and go to the Help Forum. There are instructions on how to change things in your profile, and email settings. If you want to get to know the other members a little, click on the Member Directory link and click on people, you can see what branch of the family and their lineage. To send a message/photo to all the members like a introduction or a hello, go to the Posting Page. If you have a question post it in a forum. If you start posting with someone and they are on at the same time you can take that conversation to the chat room. There is no limit to the amount of people that can be talking in the chatroom at one time. If you still need help come to my profile and send me a private message.
Some new features have been added this week:
- New registration and log-in process completed by hired programmer and installed. This was step 1 for being able to add subscription access for the Master Tree.
- Added new page called Projects.
- Added new project on the new page.
- Added a Paypal Donation button to be able to take in money for the project.
- Announcements posts now require a viewer to be logged in for member only viewing.
- Added September and October tree logs to the Announcement page
|10/22/15||I258||Elizabeth SOMMERS||1816||Jackson, Tennessee, USA|
|10/22/15||I259||Samuel Gray LEMONS||1854||Jackson, Tennessee, USA|
|10/22/15||I260||Nancy Jane CARTER||1848||Flynns Lick, Jackson, Tennessee, USA|
|10/22/15||I261||John Thomas LEMONS||1878||Jackson, Tennessee, USA|
|10/22/15||I262||Mary B BOWEN, Lemons||1888||Graves County, Kentucky, USA|
|10/22/15||I263||Albert Lee LEMONS||8-Dec||Bloomington Springs, Putnam, Tennessee, USA|
|10/22/15||I264||Alice Mildred COOK, Lemons||13-Nov||Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, USA|
|10/22/15||I265||Robert Lee LEMONS||3-Jun||Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA|
|10/22/15||I266||Joan Margaret CORRIGAN, Lemons||5-Jul||Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada|
|10/23/15||I268||Mary Jane LEMONS||1850||McMinn County, TN|
|10/23/15||I269||William F LEMONS||1851||McMinn County, Tennessee, USA|
|10/23/15||I270||Pearson LEMONS||1853||McMinn County, TN|
|10/23/15||I271||John B LEMONS||1857||McMinn County, Tennessee, USA|
|10/23/15||I272||Robert Samuel LEMONS||1857||Mcminn, Tennessee, USA|
|10/23/15||I273||Martha Alice LEMONS, Freeman||1858||McMinn County, Tennessee|
|10/23/15||I274||Julie Ann LEMONS, Summers||1862||McMinn County, Tennessee|
|10/23/15||I275||Sarah Elizabeth LEMONS, Ashby||1865||McMinn County, TN|
|10/23/15||I276||Elizabeth Delila LEMONS||1868||McMinn County, TN|
|10/23/15||I277||Thomas A LEMONS||1871||McMinn County, TN|
|10/23/15||I278||Oscar Vinson ROACH||1882||Paradise, Wise, Texas|
|10/23/15||I279||Alice Virginia ROACH||18-Oct||Denton, Denton, Texas|
|10/23/15||I280||Otis Daniel NEUENSCHWANDER||1898||Ewing, Holt, Nebraska|
|10/23/15||I281||Jean NEUENSCHWANDER, Pennington||18-Nov||Imperial, California|
|11/4/15||I282||Virgil Francis LEMONS||1895||Roff, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory|
|11/4/15||I283||Eunice Ira LEMONS||1885||Pauls Valley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Terrtory|
|11/4/15||I284||Thomas E LEMONS||1886||Pauls Valley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Terrtory|
|11/4/15||I285||Carl Vance LEMONS||1890||Pauls Valley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Terrtory|
|11/4/15||I286||George Everette LEMONS||1891||Pauls Valley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory|
|11/4/15||I287||Ruby Mae HUTCHERSON, Lemons||22-Feb||Gail, Borden County, Texas|
|11/4/15||I288||Wanda Jean LEMONS||7-Apr||Plainview, Hale County, Texas|
|11/4/15||I289||Carl Norman LEMONS||19-Mar||Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA|
|11/4/15||I290||Walter Warren LEMONS||22-Jun||Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA|
|11/4/15||I291||Wilma Ruth WYKES||18-Feb||Texas|
|11/4/15||I292||Keith David LEMONS||14-Jan||Hale, Texas|
|11/4/15||I293||Brent Steven LEMONS||22-Jun||Hale, Texas|
|11/4/15||I294||Timothy LEMONS||1960||Hale, Texas|
|11/4/15||I295||Suzanne Warren LEMONS||14-Aug||Denton, Texas|
|10/6/15||I208||Hiram H LEMING||1782||Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I210||Joshua John LEMING||1788||Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I211||Catherine, Leming||Abt 1781||Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I212||John LEMING||1803||Ironsburg, Monroe, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I213||Hiram LEMING, Jr||1808||Monroe County, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I214||Mahala LEMING, Carter||1811||Ironsburg, Monroe, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I215||Harrison LEMING||1816||Ironsburg, Monroe, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I216||Elizabeth, Leming||Abt 1762||Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I218||Holden LEMONS||1801||Rhea, Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I219||John LEMONS||1802||Rhea, Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I220||Reuben LEMMONS||1805||Rhea, Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I221||Samuel LEMING||1780||Washington County, North Carolina Colony|
|10/6/15||I222||John LEMING||1783||Jefferson, Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I224||Rachel LIMING, Fox||1795||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I225||Robert T LIMING||1797||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I226||John LIMING||1798||Cocke, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I227||Mary Ann LIMING||1801||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I228||Nancy LIMING, Broderick||1804||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I229||Daniel LIMING||1806||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I230||Washington LIMING||1811||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I231||James LIMING||1813||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I232||Martha LIMING, Painter||1815||Greene, Tennessee, USA|
|10/6/15||I236||James LEMING||1818||Jackson, Tennessee|
|10/6/15||I237||Caleb LEMONS||1819||Jackson, Tennessee|
|10/17/15||I238||Nancy GILES, Leming||1786||State of Franklin, TN|
|10/17/15||I239||James Harrison LEMING||1822||Povo, Monroe, Tennessee|
|10/17/15||I240||William LEMING||1820||Cocke, Tennessee|
|10/17/15||I241||Moses LEMING||1825||Monroe, Tennessee|
|10/17/15||I242||Mary Ann LEMING, Charmichal||1832||Monroe, Tennessee|
|10/17/15||I243||Joseph W LEMING||1834||Monroe, Tennessee|
|10/18/15||I244||Sarah MITCHELL||1795||North Carolina|
|10/18/15||I245||Enoch LEMING||1817||Monroe, Tennessee|
|10/18/15||I246||Eljah LEMING||1819||Blount, Tennessee|
|10/18/15||I247||Hiram Chandler LEMING||1821||Monroe, Tennessee|
|10/18/15||I248||Nancy LEMING, Turman||1824||Monroe, Tennessee|
|10/18/15||I249||Lewis LEMING||1827||Monroe County, Tennessee, USA|
|10/18/15||I250||Samuel LEMING||1833||Monroe County, Tennessee, USA|
|10/18/15||I251||Elizabeth, Leming||Abt 1742||New Jersey|