There is a HELMER Family Site. It's private
so you can post photo's and information that only the registered users
can have access.
I use this site as a location to store my files so in case
of a computer failure or corruption, I can always go back
to the web site and get the basic info again.
We've got the start of a decent web page going.
We need more photo's of the family and more Family news.
Be sure to click on the "more views" buttons since much of the
info posted over the last 3/4 months has been moved to the
archives in that section. This is particularly true of the
photo's and family trees
A: Post the queries to History section with the main
name in the header
B: Post the updates and general news to news
C: Post the gedcoms in Online Tree.
D: Post any files for downloading ( genealogy reports) in files.
I've also agreed to try and volunteer for
List Administrator for the Helmer List
(at least for awhile). You merely send an
email to HELMER-L-REQUEST@rootsweb.com
subscribe in the body of message and nothing more.
There are currently 7 places to research Helmer
ancestors and place comments etc
A: The Helmer-L mailing list.
B: Family Tree web sites
C: Ancestry.com Gedcoms
D: Ancestry.com message Boards
E: Rootsweb RSL database
F: Rootsweb Genconnect message boards.
H: The HELMER web site
The net result is a pretty fractured
set of messages and information.
I've created the Helmer Family web site at
myfamily.com to try and consolidate and co-ordinate
the various postings, but still keeping
the advantage of the private web sites
on Family Tree, the RSL database on rootsweb.com,
the Gedcoms on Ancestry.com and Gedcoms and IGI etc on
The advantage on myfamily site is the ability
to keep all the Gedcoms in one sections, post photo's
and create news items. Links are being put in place
then to the various other sources of information
( like a private web site). The site also has an automatic
feature so it send a notice to all registered users
when there has been an update. It identifies the info
that has been posted so you can decide if you want to
see the update or not.
Please forward this email to anyone else you think
might be a Helmer Family descendant.
Our lines of HANSEN to MEAD to PASSAGE ties into
Lt Adam HELMER. He became quite famous for
his run in the Rev War and then that was featured
in the 1939 movie starring Henry Fonda "Drums along the
BTW: The video of the movie is available on Amazon.com for
about $20.00 and ships in a couple of days.
I don't want to add "more" email to anyone so.. but
if you'd like to visit the Helmer Site occasionally please
let me know and I'll send an invitation since it
is a private site.
If you want me to post your queries to the web site, then just
add a note on the bottom of your post and I'll pick it up.
It would be somewhat easier if you would join the web site
and post it to the history section.
It would also move things along if everyone posts their
ancestry as well.
Anyway, good luck and lets get back to the hunt.
John A Hansenjahansen@brigadoon.com