What's New (past 30 days)


Here's a list of What's New...Use the drop down menu to view the specific family.

The notes below are specific to the Gross file.

Updated vital information on Tina Thomas, Dorothy 'Dottie' Gross Clark, Alice Gross Nichols, Randal Seaver, Kelly Seaver, Helen Gross Triplett and Karen Gross Woodard


The notes below were received from Janie Kimble and are specific to the Jackson file

July 7, thru July 14, 2017

I was slow to get the news but will pass on the news that Darrell Jackson died in 2013.  Darrell did most of the Morgan County, Tennessee research and encouraged me to copy his online work when he became ill.  I eventually lost touch with him as he no longer responded to emails.  A relative, Robbie Wilson,  who has posted many Morgan County family histories and obits, responded to my email and let me know about Darrell.   Robbie gave me permission to publish his family histories and obits that he has posted to Find-a-Grave and I will copy them as I have time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

I continue to research our Jackson relatives and connections.  But access to the most current data is available on Jerry Gross' Quilted Family Trees website.  Later, data will be posted to rootsweb and some to WeRelate, but for now see Jerry's site.  This is an effort to get updated info to everyone much quicker and an attempt will be made to update Jerry's site more regularly.  I hate to break-up the research in a family just because it is time for an update.  But that has resulted in unacceptably slow updates.    I've continued to work on the family of Joseph Tompkins (1820-1879 TN), grandson of Elizabeth Jackson and James Tompkins.  This was started before the last update and just needed finishing. I've discovered that I cited but failed to transcribe census work for early Warren County, Ohio Jacksons. So I've filled in some census records into the notes. A beginning but more could be done. 

You may notice that my Jackson Family Genealogy site is still 'Under Construction'.  Note the addition of more detail about how DNA is resulting in finding more cousins!  And more is planned so stay tuned. 
I know new software and websites are sometimes difficult to get used to but we've found another good feature of The Next Generation software!  A few days ago, Jerry ran a 'Validation Report' on the whole Jackson data base and it is embarrassing to say there were many things that need fixing!  Mostly typos that caused folks to be born after they died or married before they were born.   We'll work on these problem areas but they are not yet fixed and will take some time.   Jerry will run this report rather regularly to catch and correct this type of thing earlier.