Wow! A Big "Thank you!" to Rahn Brackin for pointing this out to me.
William Bracken, thought to be the first Bracken/Brackin to arrive in the Americas, is buried in the Hockessin Friends Cemetery in Hockessin, Delaware. William was born September. 9, 1671 in Lancashire, England. He arrived in Philadelphia on August 25, 1699 aboard the ship Britannia. He settled in northern Delaware, in what is now New Castle County. He died in 1749 in Mill Creek, New Castle County, Delaware, USA.
And that's how it all began...
I've been working away at getting the death and burial information separated and corrected for quite some time. As I reached the conclusion of this project, I found out that the cemetery tag (CEME) is now depreciated in the GED standard. Lovely.
So now all the information that I painstakingly put in the cemetery tags has to be moved to place tags. I have begun this process, the Brackin file is complete. (Are you still awake?)
As part of this process, I discovered that I can put latitude and longitude coordinates in the burial details. So all the locations on the cemetery maps are now available in the family trees too. This is a very good thing, because someone trying to follow my tracks would not have an easy time pulling the coordinates out of the Google Maps overlay files. I certainly didn't have an easy time getting them in there!
The only other genealogy news of note is that I talked to Scott Williams this week. Some twenty years ago, Scott gave me the williams.ged file that is the basis for the William Bracken family tree on the site. I had lost track of Scott, so it is nice to know he's still around.
You must create a user account in order to view living individuals in the family trees. This process is not automatic, you have to be manually approved by the site administrator. To set up the account:
- Select your family tree from the main menu.
- Select the Login link in the upper right of the family tree window.
- Select "Request new user account" from the Login screen.
- Fill in the information form.
- After you submit the form, you will receive an email, click the link in the email to complete the registration process.
- I will also get an email and I will grant access to the family trees if appropriate.
What could be simpler?