Jon Saunders

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I've been hooked on this genealogy habit since I retired in late 1999.

Tracing the westward migrations of the colonial Seventh-day Baptists. Milton, Wisconsin was one of their most successful settlements. One of the reasons was the founding and support of Milton College. Other SDB settlements well represented in my research include Hopkinton and Westerly, RI; Berlin, Brookfield, Alfred, Verona, and Adams, NY; Albion, Utica, and Walworth, WI; Farina and West Hallock, IL; Garwin and Welton, IA; Dodge Center, MN; Nortonville, KS; and North Loup, NE. See

So far I have been able to cross-reference over 40 thousand individuals in my tree file (see homepage above) to their memorials on Find A Grave. I leave a flower on each memorial for which I have submitted edits.

A few years ago the Find A Grave editors graciously transferred over six thousand memorials to my account from that of valued deceased contributor Superkentman. I will be updating these memorials with additional information gathered from my research and post info received from others. I'll also gladly transfer any of these memorials for which I have no additional information or direct interest.

03 Feb 2021: RootsWeb support told me via e-mail they plan no further improvements in the display of "source" tags, which appears to include census tags, where the date and location aren't being displayed. Sad. I have entered so much census data and it really helps paint the picture of the lives of the people.

The homepage address above is to my most recent file. Unfortunately, this address changes each time I post an updated version of my file - usually monthly.

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