Shortly before my great-grandmother Therese McGinnes Austin passed away, I was handed a privately printed genealogy from 1916 of my Putman ancestral line. My sixth cousin five times removed, George W. Putman, had researched the line back to Johannes Putman (b. 1661) who died in 1680 during the Schenectady Massacre.
Research expertise in New York, especially Northern New York. Expertise in technology, social media, marketing and genealogical society management and development.
Member, Association of Graveyard Rabbits (http://www.thegraveyardrabbit.com)
Member, Association of Professional Genealogists (http://apgen.org)
Member, Austin Family Association of America (http://www.afaoa.org)
Member, California Genealogical Society and Library (http://www.calgensoc.org)
Chair, Marketing & Public Relations Committee
National Publicity Chair – FGS 2011 Conference
Member, Long Range Planning Committee
Member, Membership Committee
Member, Technology Initiative
Federation of Genealogical Societies (http://www.fgs.org)
Member, Freer-Low Family Association (http://www.freerfamily.org)
MACENTEE / MCENTEE
PRESNER / PREZNER
My great-grandmother, Therese McGinnes Austin. Not only because I lived to know her until I was age 26, but because she had personality and was a woman to be reckoned with. Standing 6'1" with auburn hair, Grandma knew her way around a cocktail and was very opinionated. She loved life and lived it with gusto. She raised 12 grandchildren each summer at her farm in Grahamsville, New York and lived to tell about it!
I would love to visit Liepzig, Germany where my Henneberg ancestors lived prior to arriving in New York in the 1860s. I want to know more about their life and why they left Germany.
Old Fulton NY Postcards (a collection of over 13 million New York newspaper pages - all for free!) at http://www.fultonhistory.com/fulton.html.
Family Tree Maker 2011
Ancestry, Facebook, GenealogyWise, Geni, LinkedIn, MyHeritage , Twitter, WeRelate
http://www.geneabloggers.com, http://hidefgen.com, http://connectedgenealogist.com, http://fbbootcamp.blogspot.com, http://destinationaustinfamily.blogspot.com, http://nyruralcemetery.blogspot.com, http://lowvilleobits.blogspot.com, http://grandmaaustinsdiaries.blogspot.com, http://andihelped.blogspot.com
I enjoy cooking and entertaining for friends and family which I learned from my mother. Otherwise my interests are very genealogy-centric!
Listening to music
Universe Bends Toward Justice: A Reader on Christian Nonviolence in the U.S.
Be the person your parents, your family and your ancestors hoped you would be, struggled and fought for you to be. But be yourself and know that you are unique. Live life each day making the most of that hyphen between birth date and death date. Don't look back and live a life of regret; only look back to view the example your ancestors set for you.