I purchased an add-on piece of software, "Family Book Creator" in
2017 which uses data from his tree and compiles that data into book
form. The new software
can, in a few minutes, create a book for any person in his tree.
The generated book may not have the subtle nuances of a
hand-written book, but it presents the data in a format which is
easy to understand and pleasing to the eye.
Be prepared to be overwhelmed with all the
information…the family’s Who, What, Where, and When…with visual
I am in the process of taking requests from family to have a book
dedicated to anyone in the family. I have already created
about a dozen books useing the software. It's AMAZING!
I have already generated about a dozen books for family!
Absolutely AMAZING software. Wish I would have had this
software when I was writing my first book three years ago. It
would have saved me thousands of hours of keypunching.
March 25, 2016
I have been working on proving relationships to family
members who fought in the Revolutionary War. Doing so, will
qualify me, my siblings, and our children for membership in either
the Daughters of the American Revolution (for the
females) or the Sons of the American Revolution
(for the males). My Father's side of the family, the Mormon
side, have many members which show a direct ancestry to one of those
Patriots. PROVING that ancestry is the tricky part. The
good news is, of the several paths I have been researching, I found
a path which I am pretty sure I will be successful at proving.
I have one Father/Son relationship to prove and I am home free.
I have a New York Genealogist looking for a copy of that proof, and
am pretty confident that it will be forthcoming. I have my
March 4, 2014
Finished the book's hand-binding and shipped out all the
ones requested by family. Deadline for additional copies is
March 31st. After that, it will be available as a digital PDF
February 8, 2014
The book is done. First printing looks great. Off to
have some high resolution ones done.
November 27, 15, 2013
Update for progress on my book,
"Wegert Family and
Friends Cookbook and History": We are in the
final stages of proof-reading. It appears the book will be
about 450 pages long. We are not going to have the book
published on paper. It will be available in digital form only,
in either Word or PDF format. The book will also be available
online for viewing from my Microsoft SkyDrive account. I would
grant you access to view the book online using your browser.
Otherwise, the books file would be available for downloading or on
DVD. You would also be able to print only those pages which
are of interest to you.
November 26, 15, 2013
Just received the results of the
new DNA test I had done at 23andme.com.
The testing not only gives you ancestral information, but you also
see your health tendencies. Interesting. I will report
more as I dig deeper.
February 4, 2013
Posted memorial pages for our
Paul David Derby and
Earl Nelson Peronto.
January 15, 2013
With the newest information
concerning a possible link to our Wegert Family in Germany, I may be
delaying the publishing of our book for short period of time.
It won't be too long...I promise. But, the possibility of
finding history of the Wegert Family prior to their emigration to
the USA is too important not to include...think? Anyway...am
working on it!
December 31, 2012
I have the results of my DNA test
done at Ancestry.com. A link to the DNA results page
The submission period for my family
history and cookbook is now closed. Now to the final editing
and layout. Still hoping to publish by the beginning of this
Summer. I have lots of recipes, hundreds of photos, and many
stories to share. Coming soon!
October 12, 2012
Discovered a connection to the Romney family. I created a
chart of the connections
December 31, 2012 is the final cut-off for submissions to the family
history book to be published in 2013. 430 pages now.
My online tree on Ancestry.com is now synched to my local tree...so
it is always current.
I am also enrolled in the AncestryDNA project. Soon, the
results of that DNA analysis will be linked to my online tree
October 1, 2012
I am in
the process of gathering the supporting documents I need to complete
my application to the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
Frederick Henry Dockstader, my 3rd Great Grandfather, served in the
New York Militia during the war. I have found several other
family members who served in that war, but Frederick's lineage
connection to me is the shortest, and therefore, easiest to
Am in the final stages of my edits for the book. Planning
on a Spring publication. Final cutoff for submissions is
December 31st. We now have over 400 pages of recipes, family
tree branches, stories, and HUNDREDS of family photos.
February 11, 2011
I am making great progress on my book,
"Wegert Family and
Friends Cookbook and History". Yes...the original plans
for a cookbook has morphed into a combination of recipes and
history. We already have over 185 pages, full of good
food...for the mind and the stomach. I am at a point in the
book creation where I am forwarding chapters to the appropriate
family members for gleaning incorrect information. I expect to
be at a point of publication within the following year. I will
keep you informed.
January 20, 2011
I posted an updated version of the family tree on the
Ancestry.com site. It has been exactly two years since I
posted my first version of the tree there. There have been
LOTS of revisions and additions since then.
find it here...
March 2, 2009
Working on a few changes...so the site may be up and down over
the next couple weeks...thanks!
Also...started to create a few new fun pages noting
my probable connection and relationship to a few famous individuals.
See them here...
August 17, 2008
Added over a hundred new images to
the Dockstader branches of the online tree. The photos are
from the Dayton Book (below). Also added several hundred
Cousins to the tree...also from the Dayton Book. Updated the
online tree with all revisions and additions.
August 12, 2008
Added a Feedback page for your comments and questions.
Uploaded a revised/updated copy of the family tree to Ancestry.com.
My Father gave me his copy of the book
Family Record of Hiram Dayton and Permelia
The book was compiled by Alta A. and Leland M. Dayton and
published In September, 1961. It is an invaluable source of
genealogical data for my tree research. I have already scanned
all of the photos in the book and am adding them to the tree data
file. The photos will be added to the online tree as I get
them associated with the names the faces belong to. My
brother, Larry Swanson, and I have been entering all of the family
information found in the book into our Family Tree Maker Software
July 13, 2008
Discovered the complete name of Wilhelm Wegert (my 2nd Great
Grandfather) was actually Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Wegert.
This information was found in the Brandenburg, Prussia Emigration
Records. We had known he arrived at the in Port of New York,
USA on Nov. 25, 1868 with his Mother, Friedrike Wegert,
and his wife, Karoline (Roehl) on ship N. G. Bark Jenny
out of Bremen, Germany. The passenger list, which we have a
copy of, showed Wilhelm (Carl) had Cabin #1, Karoline had Cabin #2,
and Friedrike had Cabin #3.
July 12, 2008
This website created.
Started cookbook outline and gathering recipes from family.
Started working with Ancestry.com and the Family Tree Maker Software
beta testing program, helping in the development and testing of
their new software.
Started entering all family data from my Father's copy of
Family Record of Hiram Dayton and Permelia
Bundy Dayton by Alta A. and Leland M. Dayton and
published In September, 1961, into my family tree software.
Also posted and maintained my online version of our family tree on