Category Archives: providence

NERGC is coming…

Can I say I’m so excited for NERGC.. not only do I get to go to Rhode Island.. but I get to do GENEALOGY!! Something I don’t get to do usually when I’m visiting.


What is NERGC?  It’s New England Regional Genealogical Conference, this year it’s in Providence, Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Convention Center April 15-18.

I have signed up for Craig Scott’s Military Research class.  Hopefully I can learn a couple more techniques to better my research.  Gosh knows this is an area I need help on! Plus I’ve selected lots of classes to have

Jackpot on a Google search

Have you ever Googled a name, and then found a jackpot of information in one place, and it’s not a genealogy site.  Well my jackpot was this book found on Google Books: First Record Book of The Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ending August 31, 1896.

It’s the Organization’s record book of the members ending 1896. Amazingly, it provides the descent information of how these particular women are related to the one of the 13 original signers of the first written compact of Providence Plantations. Thomas Angell is one of these fine men, and a direct relative, 10x great grandfather of my mother-in-law.  WOW talk about genealogy proof of multiple relatives.  Thomas Angell’s son John married Roger William’s granddaughter Ruth Field.  Their families were well documented, since Roger Williams paid for Thomas Angell’s passage to the new world. Since Thomas was a minor, he also followed Roger as one of the four original settlers of what would become the settlement of Providence.

To see if this organization is still in existence I found The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.  I sent them an email today.  Let’s hope this organization is part of the bigger national organization!  This opens more doors for the proof for Daughters of the American Revolution as well as this fine organization.

Hat’s off to Google today!


First Record Book of The Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ending August 31, 1896. Instituted March 28,1892, Incorporated January, 1893. Printed Providence, Snow & Farnham Printers, 1897.  This is the best citation I can give, since it’s no longer available except online.  (lets hope this passes for a citation) – comments welcome.

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Daughters of the American Revolution


Help with Arthur Daniel Wheeler & Rhonda Rebecca Fanning Wheeler

Where’s Arthur’s Father, When did Arthur die? Where did he meet Rhonda Rebecca Fanning? Where and when did she die?
Facts: Arthur Daniel Wheeler born July 18,1866 in Wheelock, Parents:Vermont to Sarah L Wheeler of Wheelock, Daniel Wheeler, Farmer. Married Rhonda Rebecca Fanning – October 27, 1890, Rhode Island
Any help would be greatly appreciated.