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About glamberson

I am an amateur genealogist and a professional technologist, having experience in both areas that goes back to the 1980s (at least). My genealogical interests really began in 1979 when my grandfather died. Computers & technology have been primary interests since the early 1980s. My first personal computer was an Apple IIe bought shortly after they first became available.

1818 Immigration Story: From England to the American Frontier

This got to me: I am reading “Notes on a journey in America from the coast of Virginia to the territory of Illinois,” by Morris Birkbeck, an Englishman who decides to settle in the American frontier and essentially writes a … Continue reading

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MDLandRec.Net A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland

Did you know you can view ALL Maryland land records online!?!?!? REALLY!!!! MDLandRec.Net A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland A Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives The Maryland Judiciary, the … Continue reading

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Why share your genealogy on

I am considering adding this tool to my genealogy toolbox. This seems like a good way to collaborate on dead-end relatives with multiple researchers. It also looks like a good place to gather stories of a common ancestor from descendants … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Hay Baler, circa 1920

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Amanuensis Monday: Simon Lambertson (wife Laura Upright) Revolutionary War Pension Application File from Ulster Co., NY

This is no known relation to me, but I run a Lamberson surname website, and this is my first foray into documenting some of the Dutch Lambertson families who populated New York State for it. I have seen a few … Continue reading

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Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter: President Obama Descends from 14 Revolutionary War Soldiers

President Obama Descends from 14 Revolutionary War Soldiers An article by Rosemary E. Bachelor in the web site claims that President Obama can count 14 Revolutionary War soldiers in his family tree. Indeed, the further back you go, the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary: Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Andrews

This was originally published in the newspaper of Vandalia, IL, approximately the last week of December, 1939: THOMAS J. ANDREWS DIES AT HIS HOME NEAR MULLBERKV GROVE Thomas J. Andrews, father of Mrs. Murl Henderson of this city, who had … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Sunday: Edmond Henderson

The Family Of Wayward Edmond And Saintly Sarah First, let me tell you the facts, then I’ll mix in some fiction, and hopefully then come back around to find some truth in this, my family’s tale…  Edmond David Henderson was … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Friday: Grandma’s Devil’s Food Cake

Before we found this recipe after my grandmother’s death, there was serious talk of bulldozing her house in hope of finding this recipe, which perhaps was stored in some secret chamber underneath the floorboards. Looking at this recipe today, it … Continue reading

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NSSAR Research Library, Louisville, KY: Almost Done! Watch The Video

The NSSAR is on track for their members-only ribbon cutting ceremony on the 25 of September and their goal of opening to the public in the latter half of October! This library, which is made up of a significant number … Continue reading

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