Monday, July 23, 2007

Would you like to contribute?

My brother Robert has set up a family website on for our family, meaning both Paloutzians and Goldens. He took the information from my tree on (thief!! just kidding, we're all about sharing information here!) It doesn't have the research component and document attachment found on Ancestry, but it does have several really fun tools. There is a map feature that shows all your relatives either by birthplace, or current location. There is a calender feature that allows you to see everyone's birthdays and anniversaries. Anyone who has been invited can add to their profile and upload pictures. I also like the way you are able to scroll around the tree. It is all very easy to use.
Speaking of pictures, photos can also be added to the Ancestry site. If you add pictures to the site, I will copy and add them to the Ancestry tree for you. Also, if you have been invited to Ancestry by me (and if you want an invitation, just let me know) I have upgraded your status to contributor. This allows you to add pictures and leave comments. If you haven't visited the site, besides the basics of names and dates, I have added references and documents such as US Census records, birth and death notices and military records.
And please do leave comments on Ancestry if you see something missing, or incorrect. Add your birthday, anniversary, name of spouse or children, etc.
As always, please share this blog, and with other members of our family who have not yet received notice of what we've got going on.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Missing information - do you know?

A few of the many pieces of information I don't have:

wedding anniverary dates for:

  1. Peeps and Pop Levenberg
  2. Ernie and Mary Paloutzian (11 Sep 1932)
  3. Frank and Louise Paloutzian
  4. Roy and Violet Paloutzian
  5. Vern and Zabel Paloutzian
  6. Jack and Julia Golden, 29 Jun 1931 (Thanks, Fr. Paul!)
dates of death for:
  1. Miriam Keshishian (d. 18 July 1925)
  2. Peter Thompson (brother of Manoug Paloutzian) (d. 24 Oct 1936)
  3. Harold (Paloutzian) Paulson, b. 1903 (d. 14 Sept 1999)
  4. Ann Doherty (mother of Peeps, Elizabeth Levenberg) (d. 14 Oct 1999)
  5. John Thomas Doherty (brother of Peeps) (d. 5 Dec. 1936)
  6. William P. Doherty (brother of Peeps)
updated 11 Nov 2010

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

In the beginning...

I've been wanting to communicate more with my family about our family tree and the genealogy work I've been doing. When I discover new things, I like to share! And also, you can help me out with any information you have. Please share this blog with anyone in our family!

My tree is on; if you'd like to see it, send me an e-mail and I'll send you an invitation to view the tree.

I work on different branches of my family as I find new information, and one piece of information can lead to others, and that will keep me going in a direction for awhile.

On Memorial Day this year, my parents, Grandma Golden, Aunt Bernadette and I visited our relatives at cemeteries in Fresno. We "collected" digital pictures of headstones on both sides of my family and I added those to the tree on Ancestry. I also found the headstones of Giragos and Altoon Tatoian at the Ararat cemetery in Fresno. They are my great-great grandparents; my paternal grandfather's maternal grandparents (Ed Paloutzian's mother's parents).
A few weeks ago at my cousin Becky Golden-Harrell's wedding, I was reintroduced to Bill Golden, son of Walter, Jr. He was able to provide some information I didn't have about his family, and that led me to do some more digging on the Golden side. Ancestry recently added a California marriage and divorce index (from the 1960's-1980's, so somewhat helpful), and I found some useful records there.
Random Google searches also turn up interesting things. I found Keith and Ellen Golden's wedding pictures on Ellen's blog recently and was able to add Keith's siblings to my tree. Keith is the son of Jim Golden, and grandson to Jack Golden.
As always, I am pleased to hear from everyone, and especially if you have family information I am missing.