Re: [RI_Ancestors] Re:Jilson/Gilson
- Just a small comment. So happy to hear your all planning on sharing your information. I do have mine on Ancestry but I also, when appropriate, put copies of my research in the local county historical society for a particular family. In the past, some of the best information I have gotten is from volunteers who work in the small county historical societies. So many wonderful folks out there.
From: I <Jeanhaverhill@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2013 11:35 AM
Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Re:Jilson/Gilson
I think Sandy works on this Gilson/Jilson family.
Sandy, do you know of any sources on the Gilson/Jilon family in Groton?
I am trying to trace Abigail Sarah Blood Parker who married John Jilson/Gilson
New England, United States
Sandy I kind of dropped that Green/Greene line because it just "Boggled " my mind
From: Sandy Johansen <jenny_ologist@...>
To: RI_Ancestors <RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 2:16 pm
Subject: RE: [RI_Ancestors] Re: KNOWLES GENEALOGY
Hi, I agree with all of you, one reason I joined the Alden Society, DAR and
soon the Mayflower Society was because I was not only supporting a group
with similar interests, I was preserving my family research for the future.
In doing my DAR research I found that my Gr.Gr. Aunt had been a member which
no one in my family knew. Hopefully some gr gr grandniece or nephew will be
sending thank you's heaven ward to me like I did for my ancestor.
PS Sue Roe who is active on the MENDON list, has written a wonderful book on
the Chilson family that may be helpful.
My line includes descent from Richard KNOWLES b Eng. D. ante 1670
Eastham,Barnstable,MA his daughter Barbara 1656-1714 married into the Mayo
family. She is my 6th. gr. Grandmother.
Sandy from Colorado
From: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of mjbarnett23@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:08 PM
Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Re: KNOWLES GENEALOGY
You beat me to the punch. I was making a list of places in RI. I too have
loads of information on my Jillson family. What made me look twice was when
someone said dvds can self erase.I plan on having copies of Family tree made
when I finally give up the search, but the problem is what to do with
research notes, other information forwarded from other family members,etc. I
have loads of Jillson names as not yet connected to the main family in Ma
I keep that information in the hopes someday to connect to other lines not
yet connected, due to possible altered spelling of name and or no researcher
researching a line. There is Gilson, Gillson, Jilson, Jillson and I have
seen Chilson also in older records. In my case barely any research had been
done on my direct line, because no information is available anywhere that I
Everything I have found has been documented, three ways from Tuesday, there
are some holes I wish I could fill. Seems this line for reasons did not get
researched much but for the basics because all died before 1861 except for
my gr grandfather who we never knew about.
By the time I found his will written in 1925 in Rhode Island, I had all the
information that was entered in it and proved the connection to my paternal
grandfather who always told my father he "had no family" Can only guess what
that is about....... My father died in 1994 not knowing any of this
information. My sons are not interested in genealogy right now, but some day
they may be.At the very least the information is available and they will
have a much better start then I had.
I too plan to send copies at least to 2 local Historical Societies.
Good thought for all of us to think about.
--- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
, Linda Peloquin wrote:
>greater the chance it won't be forever lost at some point in the future.
> The more copies of this information that exist in different places, the
>compilation of Knowles Family genealogy & history.
> If it were me I would take a couple of steps to preserve this valuable
>write all the information in order that at some future point some genealogy
> First & foremost, since genealogy is & has become "big business", I'd copy
company or individual doesn't come along, take over/hijack/steal the
information & copy write it themselves and then hold it for "ransom" behind
a paywall somewhere.
>remains with you or your assignees since I doubt that your intent for the
> This action on your part will insure that control of the information
future of this information is for it to be secreted away behind a paywall
somewhere with some party/entity whose sole interest in it is making a buck
off the work of yourself and others.
>make multiple copies via microfilm as well as probably add it, at some
> How about creating a file & posting it here for starters? Then....
> I'd next print several copies of the information & spread them around to:
> Family History Library in Salt Lake - You know they'll keep it safe and
point, to their growing on line databases.
>it and make sure it's available to researchers although, to keep it free &
> New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), 101 Newbury Street
> Boston,MA - Another repository that will value the information, safeguard
out from behind their paywall on line, if you own the copy write you could
consider making, as a condition of donation, the requirement that they make
this information one of their free on line databases.
>families proved Revolutionary War patriots or does the possibility exist but
> Daughters of the American Revolution - Were any members of these Knowles
has yet to be proved that they participated in the War? consider donating a
copy to the DAR Library in Washington, DC.
> RI Historical Society Library, Hope St, Providence - Diverse collection of
>main collection of materials at the Greenville(Smithfield) Public Library as
> Rhode Island Genealogical Society, Hope (Scituate), RI - They have their
well as holding in public libraries in West Warwick & Portsmouth, RI.
>materials but you can always ask.
> RI State Archives although I'm not sure if they take private donations of
>concentrate, obviously, on Fre-Can research but they've recently become an
> American French Genealogical Society, 78 Earle Street, Woonsocket - They
affiliate of the LDS/FHC so that one can now get FHL films/materials sent
there for use so maybe they would welcome a copy. Again, you could ask.
>They've lots of RI related print materials. I don't know what the future of
> RI's Family History Center, 1000 Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, RI -
the FHCs will be as the LDS digitizes & puts their FHL materials on line but
I hope the FHCs will always be around because each holds materials unique to
the area they serve as well has having volunteer staffers who are skilled in
a variety of research areas & always willing to help new or established
> Historical Societies - State & local to the various areas these Knowles
>colleges/universities in the areas mentioned in this work where Knowles
> Higher education libraries - Brown University for one and other
families were concentrated.
>of the Knowles family were settled.
> Public Libraries - especially the ones local to where the various branches
>some of Knowles family were RI'ers hence the suggestions for RI
> I did make the assumption, since you posted to the Group, that at least
>probably be looking for a permanent home for all of it so you'd have to
> And with respect to the original documents & papers, at some point you'll
decide which repository would have the best resources to preserve the
information for the future & keep it available to future researchers.
>is to preserve the information for the future by not keeping all the Knowles
> Yeah, it could get expensive to spread this file around but then the idea
"eggs" as a lone single copy or in just one repository where a fire or
natural disaster could wipe it out & to keep it free, from behind a paywall
so genealogy business interests can't hold it hostage for profit.
>what to do with this collection of Knowles materials.
> I'm sure others here can make other suggestions and/or have other ideas
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