Jon Saunders

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

THEY CAME TO MILTON
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 www.seventhdaybaptist.org

So far I have been able to cross-reference over 49 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 online (see my homepage above.) You don't need an Ancestry subscription to access it.

I also recently started to contribute to WikiTree. I have cross-referenced my first thousand individuals, about 0.5% of my tree file. It has been a helpful undertaking as I have discovered several previously unknown (to me) connections, and added a lot of documentation to my file, mostly census data and vital records, in the process.

FYI:
As I continue my documentation quest, I transcribe obituaries from the Sabbath Recorder publication on an almost daily 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:
https://groups.io/g/Seventh-Day-Baptist

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

THEY CAME TO MILTON
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 www.seventhdaybaptist.org

So far I have been able to cross-reference over 49 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 online (see my homepage above.) You don't need an Ancestry subscription to access it.

I also recently started to contribute to WikiTree. I have cross-referenced my first thousand individuals, about 0.5% of my tree file. It has been a helpful undertaking as I have discovered several previously unknown (to me) connections, and added a lot of documentation to my file, mostly census data and vital records, in the process.

FYI:
As I continue my documentation quest, I transcribe obituaries from the Sabbath Recorder publication on an almost daily 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:
https://groups.io/g/Seventh-Day-Baptist

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