Thank you John Gilbert IV for finding & sharing! One I didn’t have~
So glad to have you on board~
I am so thrilled to be adding my cousin John Gilbert to our blog as our NEWEST BLOG AUTHOR~ He descends on my maternal side and will be working on the Gilbert side for all of us~ HE descends from my Mother Nancy (Gilbert) Allen’s – brother Bernard James (Jim) Gilbert.
The genealogy bug has bitten him also~ He will be adding post on his research on our Gilbert sides and like me has a passion for researching…. I am looking forward to all he uncovers~ He has been dabbling in genealogy now for a couple of years.
Top: My Father Rex Allen & Kenny Gilbert Jr.
Bottom: My Grandfather (Dad’s Father) Alvin Allen
Here goes: My father (Rex Allen) had an affair with my Mother’s-Brother’s (Kenny Gilbert Sr.) Wife Nancy many years ago…. Kenny Jr. & I have known it was a “possibility” and Kenny Jr. & I have ALWAYS been close regardless…
Comparison Data for: Coni Marie Dubois, Half Siblings
(To Kenneth Gilbert Jr.)
|Chromosome||Start Location||End Location||centiMorgans (cM)||# of Matching SNPs|
Via email/photos/permission to share from Paul Hart of the Barkhamsted Historical Society also photos and video from Ken & Jenn Feder.
We did the ground penetrating radar (GPR) at the Lighthouse cemetery today (Friday, Oct 27). This was set up by retired state archaeologist Nick Bellantoni, who recruited Debbie Surabian to operate the instrument.
Debbie is a soil scientist with the US Department of Agriculture. We walked up to the cemetery mid day, without the radar instrument, and did a quick survey. Based on the trees and rocks at the site, she did not feel that a grid could be set up, or that the machine would operate effectively at the site. So a grid was not laid out. But Debbie did take some readings anyway. Most of the readings were in the limited area of where the old fence was located around the cemetery. She found that the disturbed soil from where the CCCs put that fence in during the 1930s was visible because it was near the surface of the ground. She was able to confirm where one corner of the fence was located. But the few passes she took inside the cemetery did not produce any clear readings that could be interpreted, which was a disappointment. She said that tree roots and rocks were the cause of that.
Besides Debbie Surabian, Kenny Feder was here, along with retired state archaeologist Nick Bellantoni and the current state archaeologist Brian Jones and also Marc Banks, an archaeologist that has done work for the Barkhamsted Historical Society. So we really had some high powered people.
Photo 1 – Kenny Feder talking to current state archaeologist Brian Jones at the Lighthouse cemetery.
Photo 2 – The group at the Lighthouse cemetery discussing the site.
Photo 3 – left to right- Eric Chiapponi, Brian Jones, Kenny Feder, Marc Banks, Nick Bellantoni at the Lighthouse cemetery site.
Photo 4 – Debbie Surabian operating the GPR instrument at the Barkhamsted Lighthouse cemetery site.
Photo 5 – Left to right- Marc Banks, Debbie Surabian, Kenny Feder, Nick Bellantoni looking at the radar display screen, Lighthouse cemetery.
Photo 6 – Kenny Feder, Debbie and Brian Jones discussing the GPR effort at the Lighthouse cemetery.
10/28/17 – Facebook post from Jenn Davis to Coni Dubois:
It was too rocky/too many tree roots to determine number of graves, which was a bummer. The only thing that was clear while we were looking at the machine was where the fence was. But they’re going to look at the data and eventually get the info to Kenny and he’ll make sure you get it too.
The guy who is the state archaeologist now was very interested in the site and mentioned wanting to get LiDAR images. Basically they’re aerial images that wipe out all the trees and vegetation and give great images of the features and foundations. So that would be really cool.
We’ll keep you posted!
Photos & video below: by Jenn Feder
Please join us for our 2nd Family Gathering in 2020!
Mark the date and please share this event with family and friends so that we can reach as many people possible~
In link above please click if going, interested or not going so we can get a rough estimate of people coming~
I have set up a GoFundMe page – to help with cost of gathering~
ANY donations is appreciated & will help~
For my 50th BIRTHDAY – Sept 18th:
My birthday wish is that YOU, EACH & every one of you, do 5 good deed’s for me~
YEP this is what I want!!!
Rules: Do it with love – no return…. like helping our elderly… mow, rake… visit!
Do it just because YOU can~
Anything for the better good of OUR EARTH~
Mother Nature is teaching us how HUMANKIND, REGARDLESS OF RACE/BELIEFS CAN come together AS ONE, STAND AS ONE & work together AS ONE for PRESERVATION of our race~ As we see the devastation here on USA soil – destruction is happening across the world….. instead of hate, discord…war, we need to remember these hard times and the good we can do working together~
My heart is heavy as I watch tv today… As a history buff I have researched many storms, sicknesses & wars thru the years… and my conclusion is we keep repeating our mistake… over & over again! Time to start focusing on our one true solid proof of our life = what created us…. for dust we came & dust we will become… Mother Nature needs all our help…. we are the ones destroying this planet!
If a planet could be pissed…. I’d say our’s is!!!!
As I am turning 50….
I am reflecting on my years…
Did I do enough?
I know I will…
FROM here…. on out~
Those that steal, kill or hurt in anyway… remember…. it is your soul that lives with the burden…. you will pay in one form or another for your action… it will haunt your mind forever… love is the one true choice…. find peace, try being the better person… we alone chose our action, we alone have to live with those choices~
TRUST me when I say….. you never forget~