Change Log 2016

December 2016

November 2016

September/October 2016

  • New members 547 Linda Martinez, 548 Michael Clark
  • Added The Sackett Book Project.
    A Sackett book is being compiled, to be published on completion as an e-book. The book will contain genealogical sketches of all known early Sacketts up to the generation that includes the grandchildren of Simon Sackett the colonist, with further generations added in subsequent editions.
    The book will present the records in a logical genealogical sequence, enabling the reader to trace the history of the family through time, generation by generation.
    The Sackett Book Project page lists those Sacketts so far identified for inclusion in the book, arranged in the order of the book. Names are linked to person pages, and there are "Previous | Next | Index" links on each individual's page.

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

Featured Sackett

  • Jacob Edwin Sackett (c1850–1898), flamboyant impresario who sought his fortune by entertaining the masses with everything from freak shows to opera. The "J E Sackett", found in numerous self-publicizing stories in Minneapolis newspapers and in the bizarre marriage announcement in New Zealand (No cards. No cake. Nobody's business.), is here identified as a son of Orsemus Sackett (c1826–1896), the eccentric inventor and newspaper vendor of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • New & revised genealogical sketches

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

  • New members 522 Steven Solberg, 523 Carolyn Kramer
  • Added British Army Service Records, 1760–1915 (15)
  • Added Google Maps links to places on person pages. The link text is a superscripted G after the place name. The place name itself links to a list of Sackett descendants having events at the same place (down to county level).
  • Added Mobile-Friendly functionality to the website. Although not recommended for viewing a site of this complexity, most pages now display reasonably well on small screens, e.g. smartphones.

January 2016