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.

Robin Dombrowsky, 1951-2007

Robin Dombrowsky a well known genealogy librarian has passed away. She was an active promoter of genealogy through her many articles and popular lectures. She was active in genealogy even while getting her MLS at the University of South Florida. She was the Supervisor of the Reference Department at the Palm Harbor (FL) Public Library.

She will be missed.

Her obituary appeared in the St. Petersburg Times – courtesy of GenealogyBank

St. Petersburg Times (FL) – December 7, 2007
DOMBROWSKY, Robin Dianne, 56, of Clearwater, was the Supervisor of Adult References at the Palm Harbor Public Library. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Gregory Dominguez; her sister, Ann Boray; and nephew, Connor Boray, of Carol Stream, IL. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 7, from 2-5 pm, at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, with a Memorial Gathering at 6 pm, at the Palm Harbor Public Library. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000

¡Hola! – Hispanic Newspapers added to GenealogyBank

GenealogyBank has launched the Next Big Thing in genealogy – online resources:
Hispanic Newspapers.

This is the single largest compilation of Hispanic newspapers in the country.

Cronista del Valle. Brownsville, TX – 20 April 1925

GenealogyBank has added the first 20 titles from 4 States – (IN, MO, NM, TX) -1855 to 1956.
The entire collection of Hispanic newspapers will span 1808-1980.
This is unique data not available online anywhere else.
Search on every word – find birth, marriage and obituary announcements – historical events even the advertisements.
Bejareno. San Antonio, TX 17 May 1856

More content will be added monthly.

Try it right now for 30 days for $9.95 Click
Amigo del Hogar. Indiana Harbour, IN 23 June 1929
…………………

This week we added:
Indiana.
Amigo del Hogar. Indiana Harbour, IN. 11/22/1925 to 4/13/1930
Missouri
Cosmopolita. Kansas City, MO. 8/22/1914 to 11/8/1919
New Mexico
Democrata. Las Cruces, NM. 6/14/1894 to 11/24/1894
Eco del Rio Grande. Las Cruces, NM. 2/12/1876 to 3/2/1882
Eco del Valle. Las Cruces, NM. 11/18/1905 to 5/6/1916
Empresa. Las Cruces, NM. 9/26/1896 to 6/12/1897
Estrella. Las Cruces, NM. 2/1/1911 to 5/18/1935
Fronterizo. Las Cruces, NM. 4/29/1875 to 4/29/1875
Gaceta Popular. Las Cruces, NM. 10/24/1919 to 10/24/1919
Labrador. Las Cruces, NM. 9/8/1896 to 6/14/1912
Las Cruces Democrat. Las Cruces, NM. 6/21/1899 to 10/11/1899
Observador Fronterizo. Las Cruces, NM. 9/11/1888 to 10/30/1888
Promotor Escolar. Las Cruces, NM. 9/12/1891 to 2/16/1892
Defensor del Pueblo. Socorro, NM. 12/26/1913 to 4/9/1943
Texas
Cronista del Valle. Brownsville, TX. 10/8/1924 to 2/28/1930
Defensor. Edinburg, TX. 2/7/1930 to 12/25/1931
Azote. El Paso, TX. 9/17/1922 to 4/15/1923
Ciudanano. El Paso, TX. 3/12/1892 to 4/23/1892
Continental. El Paso, TX. 9/20/1936 to 8/28/1938
Bejareno. San Antonio, TX. 2/7/1855 to 7/28/1956

GenealogyBank Adds Over 4 Million Records & Documents

GenealogyBank announced today that over 4 million historical newspapers records and documents from 24 States have been added to its database.

This constantly growing collection now features over 221 million family history records – I estimate that to contain over 1.3 Billion names.

You can search GenealogyBank for free and see a small slice of every record for your ancestors but you must join GenealogyBank to view the complete documents – 30 day trial memberships are available for only $9.95.

Here’s what’s new on the site:
Alaska
Juneau. Daily Alaska Dispatch. 5/1/1917 to 8/31/1917

Alabama
Montgomery. Montgomery Advertiser. 10/1/1912 to 12/31/1912

California
Anderson Valley Post. 5/3/2006 to Current

Connecticut
Bridgeport. Republican Farmer. 1/5/1814 to 12/20/1815

Georgia
Cordele. Cordele Dispatch. 11/14/2007 to Current
Savannah. Savannah Tribune. 12/4/1875 to 12/27/1913

Illinois
Danville. Commercial News. 11/6/2007 to Current

Massachusetts
Boston. Boston Journal. 7/1/1880 to 10/6/1917
Boston. Daily Atlas. 7/1/1841 to 4/11/1857
Lowell. Lowell Daily Citizen and News. 3/21/1857 to 1/24/1879
Springfield. Springfield Republican. 5/17/1900 to 11/15/1910
Worcester. Worcester Daily Spy. 7/6/1903 to 9/22/1903

Maryland
Baltimore. Baltimore American. 9/1/1917 to 12/31/1922
Baltimore Sun. 7/1/1847 to 1/3/1848

Maine
Portland. Portland Daily Advertiser. 1/1/1863 to 6/30/1863


Minnesota
St. Paul. St. Paul Daily Pioneer. 9/23/1854 to 4/12/1855

Missouri
Hannibal. Missouri Courier. 1/18/1849 to 2/17/1853
St. Louis. St. Louis Republic. 10/1/1889 to 4/30/1900

Montana
Anaconda. Anaconda Standard. 1/2/1898 to 4/30/1915

Nevada
Ely. Ely Times. 10/10/2007 to Current

New Hampshire
Portsmouth. Portsmouth Journal of Literature & Politics. 6/2/1838 to 12/31/1842

New Jersey
Bridgeton. Washington Whig. 1/7/1821 to 12/27/1822

New Mexico
Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal. 9/1/1910 to 12/31/1910
Gallup. Gallup Independent. 10/11.2007 to Current

New York
New York Herald. 8/1/1858 to 12/31/1858

North Carolina
Halifax. North Carolina Journal. 1/2/1797 to 9/11/1797

Ohio
Ashtabula. Star Beacon. 10/20/2007 to Current

Oklahoma
Altus. Altus Times. 1/14/2008 to Current
Bartlesville. Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise. 10/18/2007 to Current
Knight. Frontier Index. 4/14/1868 to 4/14/1868
Oklahoma City. Daily Oklahoman. 5/1/1913 to 6/30/1913
Pauls Valley. Pauls Valley Daily Democrat. 9/8/2007 to current

Oregon
Portland. Oregonian. 8/8/1920 to 8/29/1920

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia. North American. 1/1/1845 to 6/30/1879

West Virginia
Bluefield. Bluefield Daily Telegraph. 12/28/2007 to Current
Fairmont. Times West Virginian. 1/11/2008 to Current
Logan. Logan Banner. 7/8/2007 to Current

And more – big news is on the way! Stay tuned.