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The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
• New members 493 Sandra Bell, 494 Curt Klebaum, 495 Denise LaPare
• Added Byra Sackett's DNA results (see also Thanet line charts)
Featured Sackett this month:
• Sackett, Samuel Arthur (1841–1932), a Mormon, fathered 24 children by polygamous marriages to sisters Mary and Laura Peterson. He left a fascinating account of life in the Old West.
See Change Log for all updates to the website, including lists of new & revised genealogical sketches.
This message is also posted, with links, on the Association blog at
Longtime readers of the Sackett mail list and members of TSFA may recall
posts by Chris Sackett and Thurmon King during the past year or two that
asked whether someone was interested in being trained to continue
Thurmon's database efforts. To make a long story short, in order to
continue developing the database, we have moved it to a live database
development site where several people can work on it at one time.
The web address for the new version of the database is
The database software has new capabilities. For example, locations of
events can be displayed on a map. Tombstones in specific communities can
all be displayed on a web page. Relationships can be calculated online.
It will take some time to yank the data into an order where the map and
cemetery features will display for all database entries though. If you
are interested in helping in this reorganization effort, please let me know.
Anyone can view the information on the website. If you are interested in
contributing data and are a TSFA member, please visit the new website to
request an account and identify the family lines or locations that you
are interested in. Information on living individuals in the database is
hidden to the public and restricted to immediate family members.
For examples of the full capabilities, search for these individuals in
Leonard Atwater (1817-1908)
Edwin A. Adams (1848-1942)
George Franklin Hoard (1891-1968) [This is a good one to see how living
relatives are displayed in the tree.]
Wilford Eugene Smith (1926-1995) [This is a good one to see how living
relatives are displayed in the tree.]
In addition, click on Cemeteries / Massachusetts, Hampden to view how
headstones are displayed.
Finally, find some one in the database, then explore how to calculate
relationships. Tip: You can increase the number of calculated
relationships to 2 to discover how Leonard Atwater and his wives are
-- Ted Smith
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