Rampton Family History Report of LaRaye Sheridan and Carol Merrell
29 March 2015
Written by Carol Merrell
Goals for March 2015
- To finish uploading our HRFA collection of English records associated with our Rampton Ancestors to Family Tree:
I was given permission to publish these Hampshire Parish Records of our ancestors on Family Tree by David Rymill, Archivist. He stated, “If this is just a few pages that mention your ancestors (as opposed to significant proportions of whole registers) we wouldn’t have any problem with this. A credit to Hampshire Record Office would be appreciated.”
I am complying with their request and uploading documents associated with our direct line so as not to publish significant portions of the registers. This project is still in progress.
- To digitize Arlene Eakles’s research binders presented at the September 2013 HRFA Executive Meeting:
This project has been completed. A copy is available to upload to our HRFA Website.
- To begin searching for the ancestors of John Robertson MacDuff:
Brian Butler, a MacDuff cousin, has opened a blog spot for John Robertson MacDuff Research Collaboration https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x0mzbt58ier7dr8/AAByPgaO6T9ksocQdNFpWlLya?dl=0
All are welcome to visit, browse, add information, and help with research projects.
- To continue support of the Henry Rampton Book through editing.
- To collect DNA specimens of nearest descendants of Henry Rampton to help with future research on the Rampton, Dinwoodey, and MacDuff lines: Fawn Jetta Beesley & John Robertson Rampton are the closest living descendants and have both agreed to participate in the DNA testing. Fawn is the granddaughter of Henry & Frances Rampton; John is the grandson of Henry and Ada Alice Rampton.
Goals for September 2015
- To finish uploading our HRFA collection of Hampshire, England records associated with our Rampton Ancestors to Family Tree
- To finish final editing phase of the Henry Rampton Book
- To continue searching for the ancestors of John Robertson MacDuff
- To collect and submit DNA specimens from John Robertson Rampton and Fawn Jetta Beesley