We have added a number of new free Family Resources!

Linda Eder contributed Reverend Nathaniel Clark, Pioneer Preacher. Clark, the first pastor of the First Congregational Church in Elgin, Illinois, in 1833, traveled as a preacher in the area, establishing Sabbath Schools and temperance societies. This volume not only includes a biography for Clark, but also an alphabetical list of the places where he preached, with dates and scripture citation, Letters Written to the American Home Missionary Society from 13 March 1833 to 3 Sept 1838, and a list of funeral sermons he delivered, with the deceased’s name, date and scripture citation.

Ann H. Emory has supplied Frederick Emory: Promise Unfulfilled. Frederick Emory was born in 1828 in Maryland, served in the Coast Guard, traveled to California during the gold rush, moving to Kansas during the contentious years in the last 1850s before joining the Confederate cause. He lived a quiet live there, dying at the Confederate Home in Missouri. This is a fascinating life told my an interested descendant.

Harvey Edison Hicks was born Dec. 27, 1879, Tahlequah (Reservation), Oklahoma, son of Homer Hicks and Sylvia Ann Bogle though his father's family were pioneer settlers of Clay County, Indiana. He became an attorney in Brazil, Clay County, and served in several capacities in public service. We are pleased to have Harvey Edison Hicks’ Journal for 1932, in which he kept notes on his various legal activities for the year.

“Holmes-Porter & Collateral Lineages” is a newsletter published by Paul D. Holmes, who kindly provided us permission to post volumes 1 through 4 (2013-2016). Each issue provides current family events, such as births and marriages, memories, Bible transcriptions, biographies, photos and more. We thank Mr. Holmes for his contribution, which should serve as an inspiration to anyone to create a family publication.

Connie Jean Ramsey and Dennis McClurg have provided several publications for the Free Family Resources: Jones and Related Families, Volume IV: Jones Ancestors;
Leland and Related Families, Volume II: Leland Ancestors; and  Ramsey and Related Families, Volume I: Ramsey Ancestors. All three detail the various lines of ancestors of Carol Jean Ramsey. Each volume provides an introduction and charts to explain how the fit together, and all are keyword searchable.

Jim Reinhart provided us with his work Schindler: Meine Reise Fur Meine Kinder: Stefan und Anna Maria Schindler, which details the family from Germany to Indiana, and includes Civil War pension documents, photos, various records and details of various family connections.

Finally, Family and Ancestors of Anna Adeline Johnson Wells details the family of “Addie’, who lived from 1865 to 1953, with details of her descendants. It, also, is keyword searchable.