Notes about our
A few words about our sketches.... (or go back to the list of family
- This is a very active part of our website and changes occur often as we
gather new information and correct our entries.
- Quality and depth of these entries vary significantly. For some families,
we benefit from previous research and genealogical study. For many, we
begin with census records and try to fill in the blanks.
- We try to link from these sketches to other information about family
members that we have on our site. This often gets done after the entry
is initially posted. Check back often.
- We post all photographs that we have. There are precious few. We are interested
in obtaining more. We don't have to keep them, we just scan them and return.
Contact webmaster if you have something to contribute.
- We have a large number of families that are in the works. Your family might
be next. Contact webmaster if you can help out.
- Generally, we present a family name within one sketch. Some of our initial
work in this area tended to highlight one individual. We are reworking those
entries and they will be replaced with a family sketch in the future. We may
include additional material for our especially prominent figures.
- Given the limited means of transportation, our early families intermarried quite
often. Many of the early settlers were already intermarried upon arrival. After
a generation or two, just about everybody was related to everybody else. We have
a number of people born about the same time with the same names.
- The spelling of the family name varies. Census takers seemed to be rather
careless in this regard. Many families were from foreign countries and
their names became Americanized. We have also found that individuals would
take on a nickname as their given name and that this would be used throughout
the rest of their life.
- Many families moved on after their brief stay in Millburn. We have seen the
settling family grow, the children marry and move away, often to Iowa, and then
the settlers give up the farm and move away later, to spend their remaining
years with one or more of their children.
- We try to link to the material in our useful research
- Beatrice Anderson's scrapbooks contain
additional family names and some details.
- You can of course use our search box, at right above.
- These entries are presented in alphabetical order.
- Some of the families are currently being researched. We have listed all
the material which we have in hand.