Entries by Kenneth R. Skillman

Family Tree University – Winter 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference

Get an intensive dose of genealogy education at Family Tree University’s Winter 2016 Virtual Genealogy Conference. At this weekend workshop, you’ll learn research strategies and resources to boost your genealogy knowledge —and because it’s web-based, you can participate from anywhere! Course Runs: Mar 11th 2016 – Mar 13th 2016 Hurry now to save! Use coupon […]

The Reverend William Jones Skillman Collection: The Early Letters

  Author’s Note As previously mentioned, the Reverend William Jones Skillman original letters, and other documents were found, digitally photographed, and then the originals were placed in the Archives and Special Collections at Rutgers University. As magnificent a work as is “Skillmans of America and Their Kin”, the Collection contains even more. The best of […]

Remembering John E. Skillman III (1939-2014)

It is with sympathy we announce the passing of John Earle Skillman III, the Skillman Family Association’s President. As the Association’s first President, John pursued his vision of creating a Skillman family presence on the internet as a means of enhancing dissemination of the family’s substantive history. With that goal in mind, he worked diligently […]

Cemeteries of the Early Skillmans

Have you ever wondered where our early Skillmans are buried? The general answer to that question is New Jersey, and Somerset County in particular. However, clusters of Skillmans relocated in later generations to New York, Ohio and Indiana in a general northern and western migration. Surprisingly, few Skillmans migrated south. Now, of course, later generation […]

RootsMagic™ – A Leader in Genealogical Software

The President, Vice President, and Genealogist of the Skillman Family Association all use RootsMagic™ to organize and store data on their respective family trees, and we heartily recommend this software to all Association members. It can be downloaded for $29.95 from the RootsMagic™ website at www.rootsmagic.com. There is also a free version, which I do […]

Historical Societies: The often overlooked source for valuable information

One area in genealogical research often overlooked is historical societies for individual research purposes. While staffing of such organizations is often limited, a clear and concise question can sometimes lead to exciting results. Frequently staffed by volunteers who have an expert knowledge of the community, they can be knowledgeable about local records, such as vital […]

Ancestry, Heritage Quest or FamilySearch: Which do you prefer?

There are number of interesting developments in the world of genealogy, but perhaps nothing as important than the introduction of online genealogy databases. A subscription database like ancestry.com®, Heritage Quest Online provides a wealth of information and is mandatory for the researcher looking for primary source materials. Both of these databases are marketed as comprehensive […]