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Research Report #2 – John Liming II is available now!

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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.

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Research Report for John Liming, Immigrant has arrived!

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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. 

Kari Lemons

Founder – John Liming Society

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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.

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New Family Book Find!

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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.

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Society Find a Grave Account

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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.

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Project funded! Certified Genealogist Hired

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Greetings,
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.

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Communication has arrived!

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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.  

New Features

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

Tree log 10/22 – 11/4

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
10/22/15 I267 Stanley LEMONS 22-Mar  
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

Tree log 10/6 – 10/18

10/6/15 I208 Hiram H LEMING 1782 Tennessee
10/6/15 I209 Jesse LEMING 1787 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 I217 Unknown, Lemmons 1780 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 I223 Mary ALLEN 1773 Virginia
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 I233 Samuel LEMONS 1805 Tennessee
10/6/15 I234 Elizabeth LEMMONS 1808 Tennessee
10/6/15 I235 Isaac LEMONS 1810 Tennessee
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
10/18/15 I252 Mary LIMING 1758 Pennsylvania
10/18/15 I253 Jane LIMING 1759 Pennsylvania
10/18/15 I254 James LIMING 1760 Pennsylvania
10/18/15 I255 Rachel LIMING 1780 Pennsylvania
10/18/15 I256 Isaiah LIMING 1782 Pennsylvania
10/18/15 I257 Rebecca LIMING 1784 Pennsylvania