1992 Book Availability
There are over 300 of the original 1000 copies of the 1992 genealogy available. I have lowered the price from the original $53.00 to $30.00 each including postage. My mailing method is "Media Rate" which takes longer but only costs between $4.50 and $6.00 most times.
I am now donating $25.00 of the sale of each book to the WHITTELSEY-WHITTLESEY FAMILY ASSOCIATION FUND - 1848 WHITTLESEY MONUMENT REPAIRS. The funds raised will pay for the repair of the fence around the 1848 Whittlesey Monument in the Cypress Cemetery in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Here is a link to pictures of the present fence showing the many missing components: 1848 WHITTLESEY MONUMENT REPAIRS
If you decide to order a book, please contact me with your lineage connection and I will try to include corrected pages or pages added because of new information, either unavailable at the time of compilation, 1992, or information which extends a family since that time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSDecember 26, 2012A Website guide is now available in the form of a "Frequently Asked Questions" series of pages. Please select the following link to display those pages. Frequently Asked Question
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14 April 2013 Work has been ongoing with the addition of a great deal of "Media" such as Corrected Pages for the 1992 W-W Genealogy in .pdf format for downloading our printing to insert in one's own book. Many photos, headstones, Books by or about Whittleseys are being continually added. The slow part of this work is linking the media to the various individuals as I have only entered about 30% of the 1992 book at this time. If anyone reading this has interest in helping with data entry I would appreciate hearing from you. If anyone has difficulty maneuvering around the site, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions link on the "Home page".
27 December 2012 FAQ page is now available for guidance with navigating the site. Added another 120 people. Working on posting "Corrected Pages for 1992 W-W Genealogy".
26 December 2012 Began implementation of a Frequently Asked Questions page which will serve as a navigation guide for this site. Continued adding new persons to the database along with new media.
13 December 2012Added 2,441 new persons to the database and 770 families. Of the estimated 2833 people with the name of Whittelsey or Whittlesey, as entered in the 1992 W-W Genealogy, there are presently1160 in the database. I am methodically trying to enter the balance. If you don't find your lineage entered, contact me and I will post it on this site. If you have articles or pictures to add, please forward them by email to me at email@example.com
15 Mar 2012 Recently over 400 photos and documents have been added to the site. In the next couple of days there will be considerably more. Linking each bit of data to an individual, category, tree, etc. is very tedious, but it is necessary to improve the overall experience of this website. Soon there will be entries for individual cemeteries addresses of these and Google maps for directions.
Most important is that there will be a "Users Site Navigation Guide" to assist users in moving to the various categories available on the site.
Each day names from the 1992 W-W Genealogy are being added. There are 9375 descendants of John Whittelsey entered in the book and as inserted names have often carried a lower case sequential letter, 9040a, 9040b, 9040c, etc. the total number of names to be entered is likely 9500 individuals, when the husbands and wives are added the numbers compound to the point that our index for the 1992 book had almost 16,000 indexed names. The effort to include this information is massive and help from the various branches is requested.
Within a few days there will be a pdf file of a new and much improved index to the 1992 W-W Genealogy. The index will include a column which traces a persons lineage, using the book numbers leading back to John. This is an invaluable tool to allow us to establish branches, do branch specific searches, organize branch gatherings, etc. This along with the 1992 W-W Book will be in pdf format and downloadable, printable, etc.
Additional trees have been added for other than the Whittlesey lineage of the owner of this site, Willis Savage Whittlesey III. On my paternal grandmother's (Emily Henderson Craven) side there are trees for Craven, Browne, & Henderson, on my paternal grandfather's side there is a Savage tree. My mother's side tees include Frisbie and Johnson. New users to the site are usually assigned to specific trees.
4 Mar 2012 - Check "What's New" in the 'Features window of this page to see the most recently added names, photos, histories, etc.
3 Mar 2012 - The first issue of the electronic Whittelsey-Whittlesey Family Newsletter was sent on Wednesday afternoon. Finally! If you are reading this and didn't receive the newsletter, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org