Friday, January 30, 2009

Genealogy Update for 29 January 2009

I continued today with the development of the manuscript Early History of the Creek Indians, especially the information pertaining to the Muskogee Indians. Judy worked on developing several different tribal pages at AccessGenealogy:
  • The Abihka Tribe
    The Abihka constituted one of the most ancient divisions of the true Muskogee, appearing in the oldest migration legends, and are reckoned one of the four "foundation towns'' of the confederacy.
  • The Holiwahali Tribe
    The first of all red or war towns among the Upper Creeks to appear in history is Liwahali, or, in the ancient form of the word, Holiwahali, a name which signifies ''to share out or divide war" (holi, war, awahali, to divide out).
  • The Hilibi Tribe
    Hill-au-bee; on Col-luf-fa-dee [kålofti="bluff "], which joins Hill-au-bee Creek, on the right side, one mile below the town. Hill-au-bee joins the Tallapoosa on its right bank, eight miles below New-yau-cau.

Judy's pages:

  • Se-Quo-Yah ~ George Gist/Guest/Guess
    In the year 1768 a German peddler, named George Gist, left the settlement of Ebenezer, on the lower Savannah, and entered the Cherokee Nation by the northern mountains of Georgia. He had two pack-horses laden with the petty merchandise known to the Indian trade.
  • Pushmataha, Choctaw Indian Chief
    A noted Choctaw, of unknown ancestry, born on the east bank of Noxuba Creek in Noxubee County, Mississippi in 1764; died at Washington D.C., Dec 24, 1824. before he was 20 years of age he distinguished himself in an expedition against the Osage, west of the Mississippi.
  • Cherokee Indian Tribe
    A powerful detached tribe of the Iroquoian family, formerly holding the whole mountain region of the south Alleghenies, in southwest Virginia, western North Carolina and South Carolina, north Georgia, east Tennessee, and northeast Alabama, and claiming even to the Ohio River.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Genealogy Update for 27-28 January 2009

The following pages were created at AccessGenealogy over the past two days:

A continuation of Judy's pages detailing the available historical and genealogical research material available at

The following pages were updated:

Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors is now being added to the Native Section. Since it is a very large and comprehensive work, it will take some time to completely be developed. At this time the following pages have been developed:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Genealogy Update for 26 January 2009

Todays update of the website involved the rebuilding of the world war 2 casualties pages.

We also updated the format of the following surname genealogy books:
  1. The Martin Genealogy
  2. Clore Genealogy

And added the following book to our surname collection:

  1. David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy

Monday, January 26, 2009

Genealogy Update for 22-25 January 2009

Much of this weekend was spent by Judy and myself in "rebuilding" sections of the site which had become "antiquated" in our eyes. I also took the time to completely rebuild one of the most popular areas of AccessGenealogy, our Native American Rolls. These pages were taking up a huge amount of resources everytime somebody landed on them, and the new format allows you to search them much more quickly, and reduces the load on our servers. In some case, such as the final rolls, or otherwise known as Dawes Rolls, we now require at least a partial surname in order to get results. If you want to search by card or roll number, then also insert a partial or complete surname.

Search Native American Rolls:

Native American Census Records:

Search Criminal Records:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Genealogy Update for 20-21 January 2009

Over the past two days, the following pages were updated at Access Genealogy:
  • Notes on the Caddo
    A premier resource for the Caddo tribal history, this manuscript is a memoir written by Elsie C. Parsons. Interviewing several Caddo tribal members, including Silver Moon, Parsons provides one of the most accurate tribal histories published.
  • Cherokee Cessions
    Proposals Made by certain Cherokee Indians, for the Cession of their Lands to the United States.
  • Biographies of the Cherokee Indians
    These biographies, each averaging a paragraph or more, are noteworthy for their focus on the genealogical events of birth, marriage, and death over a period of several generations, naming thousands of related individuals in a classic roll-call of family members.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Genealogy Update for 16-19 January 2009

It's been a few days since Judy and my last post. I have been busy with more technical and mundane tasks that have little to do with putting genealogy and history online. But that is part of being the webmaster of a large group of websites.

Judy has completed over the past few days:

  • Alabama African American Cemeteries
    While many cemeteries contain a few African American graves, some are comprised of only African Americans. This page shows African American Cemeteries in Alabama.

Judy added 19 New Tombstones to Haines Cemetery and 6 to Rock Creek at Oregon Photos.

Judy also updated the following page:

Friday, January 16, 2009

Genealogy Update for 15 January 2009

We updated the following page yesterday at Access Genealogy:

  • Indian Tribal Histories Macapiras-Munsee
    This page provides an overview of the information available on AccessGenealogy for any tribe that alphabetically falls between the Macapiras Tribe and Munsee Tribe (any tribe that starts with a M).

The following book was added to the Native American section of Access Genealogy:

  • Iroquois General Ethnology of Western New York
    This is an incredible resource for the Iroquois Tribe that Judy has been working on lately. You will find information on the following in its pages:

    Historical and Ethnological Minutes
    A Sketch of the Iroquois Groups of Aboriginal Tribes
    Ethnological Suggestions
    Indian Cosmogony
    Gleams of their General Ancient History
    Origin and History of the Iroquois, as a Distinct People.
    Origin and History of the Oneidas
    Onondagas Indians
    Cayuga Indians
    History and Origin of the Senecas
    Tuscaroras Indians
    Necariage Indians
    St. Regis Colony, or Band
    Epoch And Principles Of The Iroquois League
    Era of Confederation
    Principles of the Iroquois Government
    Ancient Worship
    Wife s Right to Property
    Vestiges of an Ancient Fort or Place of Defense in Lenox, Madison County
    Ancient site of the Onondagas in the valley of the Kasonda, or Butternut creek of Jamesville.
    Antiquities of Pompey and Adjacent Parts of Onondaga County.
    Ancient Fortification of Osco at Auburn, Cayuga County
    Vestiges of an Ancient Elliptical Work at Canandaigua
    Ancient entrenchments on Fort Hill, near Le Roy, Genesee County
    Antique rock citadel of Kienuka, in Lewiston, Niagara County
    Circular Fort at Deoseowa, Erie County
    Ancient Work On Buffalo Creek
    Ancient State of Indian Art.
    Relics Of Aboriginal Art In Western New York
    American Antiquities
    Oral Traditions Of The Iroquois Historical And Symbolical
    Ancient Shipwreck of a vessel from the old world on the coast
    Forays into the Country of the Cherokees and Catawbas
    Exploit of Hi-a-de-o-ni
    Embassy of Peace to the Cherokees, and Daring Feat of a Seneca
    The Graveyard Serpent and Corn Giant
    Allusion to the Siege of Fort Stanwix and the Battle of Oriskany
    Defeat of the Kah-Kwahs on Buffalo Creek
    Era of the Confederation
    Traditions of their Wars with Monsters, Giants and Supernatural Phenomena.
    Topical Inquiries
    Who were the Eries?
    Building of the First Vessel on the Upper Lakes
    War with the Kah Kwahs
    Miscellaneous Traits
    Infant Atotarho of the Onondaga
    Red Jacket and the Wyandot Claim to Supremacy
    Anecdote of Brant
    The County Clerk and the wolf-scalp
    Moral and Social Condition and Prospects
    Abstract of Census Returns
    Deaf And Dumb, Idiots, Lunatics And Blind
    Extracts from a Rough Diary of Notes by the way.
    Extracts from a Rough Diary of Notes by the way.
    Letter from J. V. H. Clark to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from Mr. Cusick to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from S. A. Goodwin to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from Frederick Follet to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from C. Dewey to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from Rev. Gilbert Rockwood to Henry R Schoolcraft
    Vocabulary of the Tuscarora
    Letter from Rev. Asher Bliss to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from Rv. William Hall to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from Rev. Wm. McMurray to H. R. Schoolcraft
    Mohawk Vocabulary
    Cayuga Vocabulary
    Letter from Mr. Richard U. Shearman to Henry R. Schoolcraft.
    Oneida Vocabulary
    Letter from Mr. D. E. Walker to Henry R, Schoolcraft
    Letter from H, C. Van Schaack, Esq. to Henry R. Schoolcraft
    Letter from L. T. Morgan, Esq., to H, R. Schoolcraft

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Genealogy Update for 14 January 2009

My theme today was the Mohawk Tribe. I added the following book:

  • Monuments To Six Nation Indians
    One early dawn of the Moon of New Grass a group of young Awkesasne warriors started on a tour through the eastern country, their destination, every known marker or important monument erected to Six Nation Indians. The young Mohawks did not travel on foot as did their ancient forefathers. They traveled by car upon hard paved highways, that traced the well worn paths of the old Iroquois. Follow their path through the old Six Nations territory.

I also have been working on an original page that details the known Mohawk Villages:

Judy updated the following manuscript:

  • Wrangell's Trip through the Russian River Valley
    In the summer of 1830, Ferdinand P. Von Wrangell made a long and difficult journey across Siberia accompanied by his wife and infant daughter, to cross the North Pacific to New Archangel (Sitka). This was Von Wrangell's third visit to Russian-America. In 1836 he returned to Russia by way of Mexico. He tried unsuccessfully to negotiate and enlargement of Russian possessions in California. He visited the tribes of Northern California during this trip.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Genealogy Update for 13 January 2009

The following manuscript was added to Access Genealogy's Native American pages today:
  1. Social Life of the Blackfoot
    The readiness with which a Blackfoot changes his band and the unstable character of the band name and above all the band's obvious function as a social and political unit, make it appear that its somewhat uncertain exogamous character is a mere coincidence. A satisfactory comparative view of social organization in this area must await the accumulation of more detailed information than is now available. A brief resume may, however, serve to define some of the problems
We were quite active in updating many of our Native American pages today. Enjoy!
  1. Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Offices
    This page provides the addresses and phone numbers for all of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional offices around the United States. You can direct your Indian policy questions there.
  2. Heart Butte District, Blackfeet Indian Reservation
    Field survey and individual indian report accompanied by briefs and pictures.
  3. Native Cemeteries and Forms of Burial East of Mississippi
    David M. Bushnell provides an intricate look into various Native American burial rituals and practices for specific tribes: Algonquian, Powhatan, Seneca, Huron, Natchez, Sioux, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole and Choctaw.
  4. The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St. Tammay Parish, Louisiana
    From December 1908 until April 1909 David Bushnell was in lower Louisiana, the greater part of the the time being spent in St. Tammany Parish, on the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain not far from New Orleans. During this period frequent visits were made to the few Choctaw still living near Bayou Lacomb, in same parish. The notes obtained as a result of these visits are now presented on the following pages.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Genealogy Update for 12 January 2009

Another day has come and gone, and the following item was completed on Access Genealogy:

  1. History and Condition of the Catawba Indians of South Carolina
    The Catawba Indians present a wonderful example of faithfulness and devotion to the American people, but history has never done them justice, nor has a full account of them appeared even in a newspaper or a magazine. Indeed, this people, which once made the woods of Carolina ring with the war-whoop as they went forth against the enemies of the early settlers, have been allowed to dwindle away unnoticed, until now the very fact of the existence of an Indian in South Carolina is, perhaps, not generally known, even in counties almost touching the Catawba Reservation.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Genealogy Update for 11 January 2009

Today, Judy took the day off. Though she wouldn't say that. :-)

Actually, she was working on an online volunteer project she's heading up for USGenWeb:

I also worked on a website other then Access Genealogy, by adding some pages to our Mississippi Genealogy website:

  • American Domain
    One of the most difficult questions facing the early Congress was the fact that it was doubtful under the articles of confederation whether the United States congress had a right to treat regarding Indian boundaries in the wilderness claimed by any one of the states. That state, in particular, was Georgia. Georgia laid sovereign claim over all lands west to the Mississippi River, irregardless of which Indian tribe may be occupying that land at the time.
  • Early Agricultural Organizations of Mississippi
    Agriculture Orgnizations have been around for some time in Mississippi. This page outlines a history of some of the earliest organization in Mississippi.
  • History of Agriculture in Mississippi
    Agriculture itself, has been the bedrock of commerce for Mississippi since it was first settled by caucasians. Even the early Indian tribes farmed the Mississippi delta, albeit on a much smaller scale. This manuscript provides the early history of agriculture in Mississippi.
  • 1541 Battle of Alabamo
    An early battle in Mississippi fought between the Spanish and Native Americans. A brief history of this battle can be found on this page.

Genealogy Update for 10 January 2009

Judy added the following manuscript to our Canadian Genealogy site:

  • Canada and its Provinces
    An absolutely wonderful book on the early history of Canada, providing histories of the early voyages, seignour system,
My theme today was Hawaii, and I added the following book:

  • Hawaii, the Sandwich Islands
    This is an outstanding manuscript on the early history of Hawaii. To supplement the manuscript, there are images and maps.
  • Speech on the Annexation of Hawaii
    A speech delivered by Hon. James H. Davidson of Wisconsin in the House of Representatives, 14 June, 1898 on the annexation of Hawaii by the US.

I also updated the following pages:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Genealogy Update for 9 January 2009

I took the day off today to work on non-publishing items for AccessGenealogy. Judy, however, put up the following new book in the Native American Section:
  • Chickasaw Nation in the 1890 Census
    Soon after the 1890 Federal Census was taken, the US Printing Company published a series of books on the census. Some of these manuscripts contained Native American history and data. This is the information presented for the Chickasaw Nation.

And edited and cleaned up the folloing book:
  • Autobiography of Black Hawk or Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak
    Embracing the traditions of his nation, Various wars in which he has been engaged, And his account of the cause and general history of the Black Hawk War of 1832, His surrender, and travels through the united states. This manuscript is great if you wish to read the other side of the story.

Blog Post Worth Mentioning

Access Genealogy was mentioned in a non-genealogy blog on Thursday, that I felt deserved mention here, due to the posts quality and use for genealogical research. Laura Milligan blogged about 100 terrific sites to download free books from. In that post she included Access Genealogy as a resource site for historic books.

You can read more about her post here:

Friday, January 9, 2009

Genealogy Update for 8 January 2009

Yesterday I had to spend some of my time away from the computer. I did manage to find time to put online a new manuscript for Virginia, and Judy added and updated several of our Native American manuscripts.

I added the following manuscript online to our Virginia section of AccessGenealogy:

  • A Portrait of Georgetown
    This portrait is not a detailed history, but rather a memoir of Grace Peter and her memories of George Town. In it she brings alive people and places, and provides a vivid depiction of how things were while she grew up. Plenty of names, images, and a couple of maps, makes this a great resource for early Georgetown.

Judy added the following original manuscripts to our Native American Section:

Judy added or corrected the following pages in the Native American area of Access Genealogy:

Enjoy the pages!

Dennis and Judy

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Genealogy Update for 7 January 2009

Judy added the following manuscript online to our Native American History section of AccessGenealogy:

The information presented here came from a surprising source for Judy and I, the 11th Federal Census, or rather, the 1890 census. Soon after the 1890 Federal Census was taken, the US Printing Company published a series of books on the census. Some of these manuscripts contained Native American history and data. This is the information presented for the Eastern Cherokees and the Eastern Band of Cherokees of North Carolina.

Alabama was my "theme" today, and the following pages were added and/or updated:

This last page is relatively new, and only a couple of states presently have pages. I am working on developing pages for all 50 states.

On top of adding the new manuscript for Native Americans, Judy added or corrected the following pages in the Native American area of Access Genealogy:

Enjoy the pages!

Dennis and Judy

Genealogy Update for 6 January 2009

Judy and I are starting the new year off busy as bees! We've updated and corrected the following pages today at Access Genealogy. Kentucky was a theme for my updates:

I also repaired some links on the following pages:

Judy continued development of the Native American portion of Access Genealogy by editing:

We hope you enjoy todays treats!

Dennis and Judy