Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker – 1935-2008

Long time office manager of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists has passed away.
A prolific genealogist and writer – she was a long time presence in Connecticut genealogical circles. She is best known for her republication of the Barbour Index to Connecticut Vital Records which was issued as a CD-ROM under the title: The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut Based on the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records and Other Statistical Sources.

Our condolences to the family.

Here is her obituary – posted by permission of GenealogyBank.com

Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY) – April 4, 2008
RICKER, Jacquelyn Ladd 1935-2008
Was born September 25th, 1935 in Elmira, NY, and passed away March 30th, 2008 in Payson, AZ. Mrs. Ricker graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY, and then attended Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. Mrs. Ricker returned to her native Elmira, and worked at the American Bridge Division of the U.S. Steel Corp in Elmira, where she met her husband.


After moving to Glastonbury, CT, she volunteered in several civic organizations while rearing their two sons. Then Mrs. Ricker began a career in genealogy and worked her way up to be Office Manager of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. During this time, she became an active member in several genealogy organizations. She also became a prolific researcher of genealogy archives and was a noted author and editor of several genealogy publications. After retiring from The Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Mrs. Ricker moved to Payson, AZ with her husband and continued her extensive Genealogy research and publishing.

She also has been active with the Library Friends of the Payson Public Library, The Gila County Historical Society and The Zane Grey Cabin Foundation. Mrs. Ricker was predeceased earlier this year by her husband of nearly 50 years, David T. Ricker. Mrs. Ricker is survived by her sons, David W. Ricker of Dallas, TX, and Dr. Jonathan E. Ricker (Nancy) of Danville, KY. She is also survived by her mother, Arthea Johnson of Prescott, AZ; two brothers, William E. Ladd (Mary) of Scottsdale, AZ and Gary A. Ladd (Vivian); two grandchildren, Jeffrey L Ricker and Rachel E. Ricker, both of Danville, KY; four nephews and one niece.

A celebration of life will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008, at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Dr., Payson, AZ. Memorial gifts may be sent in Mrs. Ricker’s honor to the Library of Friends, Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Rd., Payson, AZ 85541; Payson Humane Society, 812 S. McLane Rd, Payson, AZ 85541; RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541; and the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation, 201 N. McLane Rd., Payson, AZ 85541.

What newspapers are you adding for NC & SC?

One of our members asked today what North Carolina and South Caronlina historical newspapers will we be adding to GenealogyBank.com in the coming months.

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Since many of our members are researching in those States – I thought I’d share the list of North and South Carolina titles that we will be adding in the months ahead. We are constantly updating the list of titles to be added so – even more titles could be on the way – but these are the titles that are on the list right now. I don’t have an exact date when these new titles will be fully loaded on GenealogyBank.

There are already over 90 NC & SC newspapers in GenealogyBank.com

List of NC & SC Newspapers GenealogyBank will be adding in the months ahead.
Carolina Observer. Fayetteville, NC 1825 to 1863
Hillsborough Recorder. Hillsborough, NC 1824 to 1865
Carolina Centinel. New Bern, NC 1821 to 1837
Carolina Sentinel. Newbern, NC 1821 to 1827
Semi-Weekly Standard. Raleigh, NC 1861 to 1863

Camden Journal. Camden, SC 1840 to 1842
Charleston Courier. Charleston, SC 1822 to 1872
Charleston Mercury. Charleston, SC 1860 to 1868
Charleston Tri-Weekly Courier. Charleston, SC 1822 to 1867
City Gazette and Daily Advertiser Courier. Charleston, SC 1832 to 1834
Investigator. Charleston, SC 1812 to 1814
Southern Evangelical Intelligencer. Charleston, SC 1821-1821

States Rights & Free Trade Evening Post. Charleston, SC 1831 to 1832
Telescope. Columbia, SC 1815 to 1817
Georgetown Gazette. Georgetown, SC 1817 to 1824
Winyaw Intelligencer. Georgetown, SC 1825 to 1833

As you can see, it is a lot of newspapers.
For a complete list of North Carolina and South Carolina newspapers in GenealogyBank click on North Carolina or South Carolina.


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