Changes During the Month
Nine new registered users for the Muncy Family Database were added in August. That’s a record number of new registrations. Thirty-Five photos were added and over one hundred changes were made to individual and family records in the database
New Group Added to William Muncy Descendants
We welcome the descendants of James and Esther (Clark) Muncy of New York into the Muncy Family Database. We have known about James Muncy and his New York descendants for some time, but it has been difficult to connect them to either Francis or William Muncy. However, a review of William Muncy’s descendants shows that William’s gg grandson, David Munsey, had at least five sons who were raised in Stafford County, New Hampshire. All of these sons — except Daniel — remained in New Hampshire and raised their families. However, Daniel moved into New York (Columbia County and later Oneida County). James was born about 1793 in New York, possibly Columbia County where his brother was born in 1791. This birth date coincides closely with the birthdates of sister Deborah (b. 1783 in Oneida County) and John (b. 1791 in Columbia County). There may well have been other children. While it is not proven that James Muncy is a descendant of William Muncy, no other logical candidates emerge at this early date in New York. Therefore the descendants of James Muncy of New York have been imported into the William Muncy database until evidence proves this is not where they belong. We continue to investigate this New York family and seek any additional information you may have!
New Database Tree Added
A new database tree “Unconnected Muncy Lines” has been added to allow updating of individuals records and families of those lines that have not yet been connected to Francis or William Muncy. When using the “All Trees” selection in searching, the unconnected lines database will also be searched.
One feature of the Muncy Family Database (MFD) that has not been widely implemented is “Albums.” An Album is a grouping of media. An Album can include any number of media, and any particular media item can belong to multiple Albums. Like individual Media, Albums can be linked to People, Families, Sources, Repositories or Places.
So what specifically can be included in Albums? Obviously, family photos come immediately to mind. These can include photos of family members or photos of headstones, old homes and buildings, etc. Also included in Albums can be links to family groupings and family documents. A PDF file (or photo) of a family Bible or important family letters might be great items to include. Another item that can be useful in a family Album are maps showing the location of various homesteads.
I have included one Album as a sample of what can be done with this useful feature. The “Levi N. Muncy Descendants” Album is available to review by selecting the “Album” option in the left menu item. This Album is limited at present, but it can give you ideas on what can be done with the Album feature.
Expansion of Albums is up to you. What kind of family album do you want for your family, and what information do you have that should be added. Don’t worry – I will set it up for you, but you need to determine the extent of the imformation to be included and who should be included in your album. Just send me an email expressing interest, or use the contact us form and we’ll get started!