Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monroe County, Ohio Photographs

Here's a link to 38 Monroe county, Ohio tombstone photographs shared with us by researcher, Darlene (Pittman) Bacon.  They are hosted on my Box account.  Thank you Darlene for sharing these photos taken on your research trip.

Darlene's Photos

Dick Henthorn
2 September 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Henthorn Articles by Catherine (Foreaker) Fedorchak

There are several articles about the Henthorn(e) families of Monroe county, Ohio, written by Catherine (Foreaker) Fedorchak, hosted on the website of the Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (MCC-OGS).

Henthorn Articles:

Henthorn Family Articles

Dr. Nimrod Henthorn & Lemuel Rucker Family Article

Adam Henthorn(e) Family Articles

Yockey & Lang Family Articles
(Some details about the family of Mrs. Fedorchak and brief mention of a link to a member of the Henthorn family)

MCC-OGS Homepage

The homepage of the MCC-OGS lists links to other articles by Mrs. Fedorchak that were of particular interest to yours truly.

MCC-OGS homepage

Dick Henthorn
1 September 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ralph Higginbotham, Sr. and Mary Henthorn

Ralph Higginbotham, Sr. and Mary Henthorn


There is a link from the Higginbotham and Henthorn families to the Ice family. This couple had daughters, Margaret and Mary.  They both married William Galloway "Indian Billy" Ice.  He was also married a third time.

I am sharing a four-generation (9-page) Descendant List for Ralph Higginbotham, Sr. and Mary Henthorn, in the PDF format, which summarizes what is known about the descendants in this family. The PDF is stored on my Box account.


If you know anything about the members of these three families and are willing to share, I'd appreciate it.


Dick Henthorn
31 August 2014



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sharing a File

There are some genealogy files stored on my Box account. I restrict access.

Today I'm test sharing a link to a document in my Box account. This is a Hardesty piece about John Devaul of Monroe Co., OH. It's a "text" file of one page. 

John's first wife was Elizabeth Henthorne, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Rachel Henthorne.

I also shared the link on Facebook.  That worked.

John Devaul Biography

Dick Henthorn
30 August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Who Is "Place Holder?"

Here's a problem you might encounter when you are ready to prepare an Ahnentafel (Ancestor Chart).  What do you do if the couple of interest didn't have any children?  If you have data about the ancestral lines of both members of the couple and you choose one or the other you will only have half of the data in your report.

Here's my solution to this problem.  I create a child record for the couple.  I name the child "Place Holder."  I can even include some information in the Note of this record to explain what I'm doing. I select "Place Holder" as the starting person for my report and the problem is solved. After I generate the report I delete the record for "Place Holder."  If I forget to delete the record I can always easily find any records for "Place Holder" by searching for that name or looking at the sorted name list in the RootsMagic display.

Dick Henthorn
29 August 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two Screen Computer Setup

This is not a photo of my setup

I have a two-screen computer setup. The larger screen is a ViewSonic 1080p which is elevated behind the screen of my Toshiba laptop.  The larger screen has the best resolution of the two.  My eyes are still good enough to allow me to easily read the display even though it is about two feet away.

I've found this two-display setup to be very useful, especially when I am working on genealogy.  I display my genealogy program, RootsMagic on the big screen and I display my  free "text editor," EditPad Lite on the laptop. This is very handy when I want to add information from a text file to my genealogy file. For example, right now I am working with some information I found in a GEDCOM file on the Internet.  I loaded the GEDCOM into a "new" genealogy file and then opened that file in RootsMagic.  When I find some information in the Notes of the new file I copy the Note and paste it into my text editor.

The genealogy program allows me to have more than one genealogy file open at a time.  I have the "new" genealogy file open and I have my own file open, the one that I am updating. I select my own genealogy file as the "active" file and I refer to the laptop screen to see the information I want to enter into my own file. I'm using this technique to add records to my file. The GEDCOM file often has census and obituary information that includes information about people who don't have records in the GEDCOM.

Dick Henthorn
28 August 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Marriage Notes

I discovered that some of the records I'm importing from a GEDCOM file have Marriage Notes. This field is new to me.  None of the records I created with Personal Ancestral File (PAF) have this field.

I discovered that the Marriage Notes print just below the marriage data in the RootsMagic descendant report. That's good. For readability in the descendant reports I like to see a blank line before and after the Marriage Notes.  To make this happened I needed to add two blank lines before and after each Marriage Note. I don't understand why two lines are necessary. It doesn't matter, once I figured out that I needed to insert the blank lines.

Dick Henthorn
27 August 2014