OMG, the interface from LOC is like, 1990s. I use http://oclc.org Now that's a book finder!
Was looking at the project page and see that doubtful same surname (male) descendants: Edward Rutledge. So was wondering if they do DNA testing to prove who you are a Descendant of?? My Family is very large my father was one of ten kids with only one being female.. soo there are alot of Rutledges that were male.. I remember when we went through my grandfathers things and he had a framed letter from the govenment telling him about being related to Edward Rutledge.. Wish I knew who ended up with that.
I tried some Harrison cleanups a few days ago, it was taking forever from getting tangled up, and I couldn't send the President to the correct generation because of the photo issue! You have to merge in all the dups together first, *then* break the connection, otherwise it doesn't take because the merge is incomplete. And if I finished the merge, the not so great photo would become the image, with no way I know of or currently have available to fix that. Oh, the tsouris ...
On the bright side, it looks like we've already gotten 27 out of 52 signers (and scribe) together? That's pretty good work, team, keep it coming!
New profiles to connect..sorry for the delay!
Stephen Hopkins: Gov. Stephen Hopkins, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Samuel Huntington: Gov. Samuel Huntington, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Richard Henry Lee: Richard Henry Lee, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Philip Livingston: Philip Livingston, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Thomas Lynch Jr: Philip Livingston, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Thomas McKean: Thomas McKean, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Arthur Middleton: Arthur Middleton, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Robert Treat Paine: Robert Treat Paine, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Will do the R's to the end this weekend.
Next project, should be easy, Signers of the Articles!
Wanted to get this in here for future reference for the wives of the signers: http://colonialhall.com/biodoiwives.php
This profile is private:
See if there's another General Lewis; maybe shoot the manager a note asking if she wants to make it make it public or just ignore it.
Erica...I sent the manager an email asking her to make it completely public for the project, or to let us know if she/he was not comfortable with that.
No R's for me tonight, sorry. Been up and going for 16 hours after a 14 hour work day yesterday AND the day before. Need to sleep then play tomorrow. Will be back at it either tomorrow night (hhhmmm, maybe...NASCAR race!), definitely will get R to the end done on Sunday at the latest.
I renamed the signers that are in the project and that didn't have the naming convention for the signers. I also added everyone to the wiki.
These need to be made into MP's and added to the project:
Matthew Thornton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Lyman Hall, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Maj. Gen. William Floyd, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
William Ellery, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Carter Braxton, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
We need profiles for these signers:
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Brendan...I will get the last name's starting with R thru Z over the weekend.
I have not found profiles for these people on my original search...will work on that after the R-Z's are done. These guys are all on the no descendants or no male descendants lists:
Button Gwinnett (don't you just love this name???)
Lewis Morris and Thomas Lynch Jr are above in my big list from earlier tonight...maybe the girls just missed them....?
Brendan... I am working on the profiles...have not gotten to anyone with last name starting with R-Z. I will get them done this weekend.
I found many references to Carroll, all as Charles Carroll of Carrollton...not sure if there was another Charles Carroll who was NOT from Carrollton, or if it is really part of the name.
This has the best explanation, I think: http://colonialhall.com/carroll/carroll.php
see also: http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/carroll.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton
And he signed as Charles Carroll of Carrollton....fourth below John Hancock.