My enrollment as a member of the Maryland Genealogical Society has been completed and I now have access to the Society’s records. My query to identify an article from just two poor quality pages of an old Society Bulletin was answered very completely and promptly. I am very pleased with my new membership and in particular, Allender Sybert of the Society for his valuable help and for his genuine interest. Through the Society’s website I was also able to locate a source to purchase a CD of all of the Maryland Genealogical Society’s Bulletins, which I have received and in the process of reviewing. The CD is from a company called Colonial Roots(www.colonialroots.com), located in Delaware. There are over 30 years of bulletins so this a big task. A task that has been helped by Will Moneymaker of AncestralFindings.com. Upon request Will searches occurrences of family surnames within a specified databases. His results for the Society’s Bulletins was amazing. He emailed me twenty, single spaced, pages of instances of the Plummer surname appearances in all of the bulletins. The data he provided included last name, first name, Volume no., Issue no. and date, and page no. The information Will has provided is invaluable to my research. Once I have sorted through and organized all of this data I will include it in Plummer History.
It seems that most of my recent activity has been research. I have discovered some interesting things that I hope to be adding to America Ahoy. Through one of my many searches I found a two page excerpt from a Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin. It details and verifies additional information about Thomas Plummer Sr. and his family. This includes some of his children and his in-laws, Captain Thomas Stockett and his wife Mary Wells. The amount of information that I have now is very limited, but my membership application is in the mail and I hope to have access to the Society’s files very soon.
I also plan to get together and exchange info with Dr. Larry Plummer, who has been studying our family genealogy for many years. Philemon Plummer (1802-1855) is our great-great-grandfather. I am really looking forward to our meeting.
Finally, I plan to add a “Welcome” section to the site. All I have to do is figure out how to get it done. I am sure my website benefactor, Tim will help get that done.
Paul W. Plummer
This will be my first of, I hope, many blogs. First is thank you to my grandson Tim for the wonderful gift of our family website. Little did I know when I started dabbling in genealogy that I would find 13 generations from my four great-granddaughters to the first of our family to come to America. Much more of the Plummer family history will be added in the future. I hope all of you that visit here will enjoy it.