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I have completed the change over from the old forum software to the new forum. for those of you geeks that are interested, the original forum was built using a program called Agora Forum. this software, originally free, was sold to a new company which promptly turned around and began charging for it. The new package is from the folks over at Kunena.org

While I have completed the transition, there may still be a few glitches as I thy to get all the settings correct. Iwill also be adding categories. I would ask that everyone give it a try. Remember that you need to be a registered member of the stie to actually post, but that should not be too difficult as registration is free!

We now have two sets of results to report out. They will shortly be posted in the DNA Project section, which is undergoing significant additional work over the next few weeks. When complete registered members will be able to see summary information. Remember though that to see detailed information you will need to Join the DNA Project. How do you do that? simple, request to join by emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I will then send you an email with a link so that you can submit a DNA sample via Family Tree DNA, once your results are returned you will be given access to the entire DNA Project. For those of you concerned about what happens to your DNA info, please check out the information available on the DNA Project pages.

I have added to the 1790 census images. There are now 68 images available for viewing. Simply clik on the icon to the right of the person in the list, you are interested in seeing. I have also added a new database. There are now 300 source records online for viewing by registered members. The Marriages database is now online as well. So far there are 22 entries in it. Additionally I have begun adding the Henry number for the marriages to help you locate the right person. Want to know what a Henry number is? well click on the "Identification" link on the top menu for more info. There are also 13 new photos in the photogallery for everyone to view. You will however need to log in to see the marriage database and the 1790 Census images.