Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Index to "Phelps Family in America" Available

Well-known to many Phelps family researchers is the two-volume book, The Phelps Family of America and Their English Ancestors, by Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin, originally published in 1899. While the book was published with an index standard for its time, the index is largely restricted to male surnames and is of limited use to many researchers.

Margaret Phelps Swanson has developed an updated index and other comments to the 1899 book. She and Nancy J. Pennington took it upon themselves to re-index the two volumes totaling 1869 pages. This new publication, including over 250 pages of new index entries, is the result of their work.

It includes geographic place names for nearly every entry along with the maiden names (when known) of all female spouses.

A work in progress, I've collaborated with Margaret to make an interim version available to Phelps family researchers as an Acrobat file. This newly expanded index is now available from the site Phelps Family in America.

12 comments:

April said...

Sorry, this doesn't have anything to do with your post - but I just wanted to say THANKS! for the comment on my blog. I live in Idaho, but I saw you are in the Bay area. I spent all last summer living in Fremont and selling stuff door-to-door (fun) in all the surrounding cities! The Oakland temple is gorgeous! (Oakland however....) I got lost in Stockton once I believe. I'd kill to be there now, and not in this 100 degree Idaho heat.

Anyway, thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Greetings to the Phelps clan!

Great work with your research. Have enjoyed following your entries. Have you by chance happened upon the website trajectory.com? May be useful....


Best of luck to you!
George

maprewitt said...

Hi, Mark
Nice page I will post some items as I get time.
Sincerely, Michael

maprewitt said...

Hi, Mark
I will post some items as I get time, Thanks for the site.
Sincerely, Michael

Anonymous said...

My name is Monika Fitzgerald and reside in Greensboro, NC. I have been searching for years on a Robert Ray Fitzgerald resided in Richmond Virginia, about 1968 with a wife and believe 13 year old son. Robert had a son by he's 1st marriage, his name was Stanley Fitzgerald. Has Robert Ray Fitzgerald ever crossed your research I would have to guess he was born between 1905-1915. If able to help in my research please email me monikafitzgerald@aol.com. Sincerely, Monika

Jon Stogsdill said...

Nothing to do with the post, just wanted to say that I can't wait to go through your previous posts. The Phelps family name shows up many times (as neighbors and marriage) in the Stogsdill family history. It seems like they were all over in Pulaski County, KY and Phelps County, MO. It will be curious to compare notes.

I just started a blog for my Family Genealogy so it will be good to see how you've managed to do it.

Best regards and thanks!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Hi;
I have found that I am related to John Phelps of Bedford County, Virgina(1705-1772) dau. Betty married Francis Pollard. If this is new information to you, I can give what I have. Thanks, Gill Pollard Franklin, Co. Va.

Anonymous said...

im trying to locate a belinda phelps who lived in virginia when i met her. her mothers name was brenda & her mother had a beauty shop i think it was in chesapeak. if anyone knows how to make contact i would very much appreciate any info you can give me. thanks here is my email add. thegambler@windstream.net

anonymous said...

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Stacy said...

Can you tell me if your Ruth E Phelps was born in De Kalb Missouri in 1902 to John Quincy Phelps and Rachel M Phelps?

mariSSa said...

Thank you for this! It will take me a bit to get thru it all. I am looking for a Phelps family who possibly lost their father/husband to a train accident.In 1928 And the wife adopted out at least one of their children. A boy who was my grandfather. Lee Kendall. The Phelps or Phillips family was from the Coldwater/ Hillsdale Michigan area. Lee was moved to Ludington with his family Ralph and Ida Kendall.

ster said...

Just wanted to say thanks to Brian for all the research he has done including the Phelps Family in America site and it's extensive information gleaned from Servin's book. I was able to trace my Phelps ancestors back to Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England and Brian's site has much information on that Phelps branch.

Mark Phelps