Introducing myself - Jeff Zarend in New Ipswich, NH
- Hi there,
I just joined, and wanted to introduce myself.
I'm Jeff Zarend. I live in New Ipswich, NH. I'm 45, been
(attempting) to do serious genealogy for 5-10 years, and been
dabbling for > 15 years. About 5-7 years ago I switched from "enter
everybody" to proving/sources/citing/serious research. I realize
I've got a long way to go, but, realization is the first step.
I moved from NW Ohio to New Hampshire in 1998 (aren't divorces & jobs
wonderful?). Happily (and too muchly) employed in high tech fields.
I'm actively researching the following direct relationships:
Zarend (and many variations)
Burkhard (and many variations)
My web site has tons of research.
My email is:
- I am divorced and retired(?) from day to day jobs. I live near Lebanon
NH and take a bus and subway to get to NEHGS.
I have been doing genealogy for a long time, but like Jeff have only
recently decided to document more intensely. I used Roots and Ultimate
Family Tree in the 1990s and became a member and then officer of the
Arlington RUG. In about 2000 I began the switch to TMG. I still have a
great deal of documentation and cleanup to do. There is so much to do
and so little time
My roots and those of my former spouse are in New England. My
genealogical interest is in collecting the genealogy that I can and
documenting it for my son, siblings, and cousins as well as my former
wife and her siblings.
I missed the Arlington RUG and its exchange of information. So I
joined together with a few others in the Boston Area to start this
group, successor to one in Framingham, MA. and another on the South Shore.
We have been fortunate to have Jim Byram and John Cardinal as
interested persons from the start. They are truly TMG experts.
Our first meeting went well and we were fortunate that Bob Velke and
Dick Eastman could both attend.
Some families I am interested in:
- I am also divorced and live in Bellingham, MA. I commute everyday by
(the unreliable) MBTA commuter rail to Boston and work as a legal
assistant/paralegal in a law firm.
I have been collecting information for all four sides of my family
for the past 15 years and just recently started doing more and more
research and organizing. I have printed "Journals" and given them to
my relatives - who just love reading about our ancesters. I can't
wait until I retire in 397 weeks so that I can do this all the time.
If only I could support myself researching geneology full time, I
would do that!!
I attended the first Boston area TUG meeting and it was great. I am
still a beginner with TMG program and I have a lot to learn. I asked
a question on how to do a search on the program for certain
information, was told how to do it, but when I got home - forgot what
to do. Now I have another chance to ask the question, write it down
more clearly and hope it sinks in.
I am researching my Dad's family, all Italian (immigrated in the
Boston area) and have gone to Italy twice in the last 3 years to
obtain records - What FUN trips those were.
My Mom's side is Austrian/Czechoslovakian (her mother), who
immigrated to Shamokin, PA and her father is English, immigrated to
MA. Would love to get to those countries too.
Some of the family names I am researching are:
See you all on 11/17/2007!!
- Hi, I'm a new member of this group and am planning on attending the
meeting on November 17th. I live in Falmouth, Maine and lead TMGSOME
The TMG Users Group of Southern Maine. I've been doing genealogy
since 2000 almost all of it over the internet. My Father's family
roots are Woodford and Anderson Counties in Kentucky and that's where
I have done the most work. My Moms Family is from Naugatuck,
Connecticut but I have reached several dead-ends there.
My son got married a month ago so I've begun working on his wife's
family, most of them are from Northern Maine or Canada, so it has
opened up a great deal of new research possibilities for me.
I have been using TMG almost from the begining of my interest in
genealogy, started with version 4.0a, and now am anxiously awaiting
I work in IT at the Maine Medical Center, Department of Emergency
I look forward to meeting y'all next week.
On the rock bound coast of Maine
Some Families I am interested in:
Massachusetes and Vermont