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, Little Genesee, 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 44 thousand individuals in my tree file to their memorials on Find a Grave. I leave a flower on each memorial for which I have submitted edits. My tree file is now back online (see homepage above.) You don't need an Ancestry subscription to access it.

A few years ago the Find a Grave editors transferred over 6,000 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.

As I continue my documentation quest, I transcribe obituaries from the Sabbath Recorder publication on an almost everyday basis. I send each one to a Seventh-day Baptist mail list. If you would like to follow along, you can subscribe for free at:

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