Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dear Shipton Family,
Some of you may know that there is a record floating around our home entitled "The Genealogy of the Schnabel and of the Benz Families". It's a record of our ancestry on Grandpa Keith Shipton's side from 1700 to 1947 compiled by Frederick August Benz. It's a beautiful record and I am currently trying to retype it in its entirety so that it will, being a digital copy, be better preserved and more accessible to generations to come. After retyping the record, word for word, as is, I plan on creating a record that also has added notes of clarification, actual census records, marriage, death, and birth certificates, immigration records, maps, photo's, and anything and everything I can come up with on these individuals! I have yet to really decide what means will be best for sharing and adding information, possibly a document in google where many can be a part of one dialog and add and edit and comment as they please. For now I thought a blog might be useful, as I am just starting the process of retyping the 52 page record!
There you have it!

I plan on uploading interesting things that I find in my research on this blog, but in the future I mean to have some sort of copy for everyone to access of all records that I find. Hopefully some of you will help me to do this! :) (or else it will be a long long long way in the future.... lol)

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