A Website for Descendants of
John Vibert and Mary Neell
married February 26, 1705/6 in Saybrook Connecticut
Well, my summer off has flown by and I would say I accomplished about half of what I had planned to! The site may not look much different but I have upgraded to a newer version of TNG, the software that makes my data look so good. Thanks to the great service of Darrin Lythgoe, the man behind TNG, the upgrade was quick and seamless and it has given me the capability to expand into new areas.
For the first time, I have been able to add documents for families in my female lines. I have chosen to start with the ancestors of Lovina Wrisley, wife of my ancestor, Timothy Vibert. Those of you out there who descend from one of Timothy and Lovina’s ten children will now be able to not only follow her line but also see the documents that helped me find them as well.
This is the purpose of my site – to show other Vibs what I have already found so that you can move ahead and add to what we all know. This month is just the start. This fall I hope to be able to post more documents about the Wrisley family as well as documents relating to the family of Dorcas Dix, wife of Timothy’s grandfather, James Vibert; Nancy Loomis, the wife of Timothy’s son, Oliver Vibert; Margaret Fallow King, wife of Oliver’s son, Watson Vandon Vibert; Marjorie Ruthven Monteith, wife of Watson’s son, Robert King Vibert; and Eileen Mary Hawkes, wife of Robert’s son, John Witherspoon Vibert. Sadly, I have no documents (yet) relating to the ancestors of Mary Neell or those of “Betty”, wife of John Vibert and mother of Timothy Vibert, who has yet to be identified.
Of course, I will also continue to add new documents for all the Vib families as they become available. So please enjoy the site and keep those comments coming. I particularly encourage newcomers to point out any errors they find and to provide new information on people you know about who have not yet been identified here.
Please note that on this site each family is considered to be headed by the Vib-related person, regardless of sex, and all documents for the family will be found on that person’s page. If that person is still living, no documents will be available due to the privatization process described below.
I hope you will all stop back from time to time to check out my progress and perhaps to send along some new data.
Ann Vibert Wuelfing
Click here for the new Vibsite or read on for more background.
Additional Information About this Site
The new site generates pages "on the fly" from a database which contains every person I have data about. It protects the privacy of living persons by not displaying personal data anyone who has no date of death and was born after 1900. All persons deemed to be living are shown simply as "Privatized + surname" with no other data available.
The database itself contains the latest information I have entered into my own FamilyTreeMaker database, updated monthly. Also, some new information on female branches will be available. These include the ancestry of Dorcas Dix, wife of James Vibert (generation 2), Lovina Wrisley, wife of Timothy Vibert (generation 4), Nancy Loomis, wife of Oliver Vibert (generation 5), Margaret Fallow, wife of Watson Vibert (generation 6), Marjorie R. Monteith, wife of Robert K. Vibert (generation 7) and Eileen M. Hawkes, wife of John Vibert (generation 8). Unfortunately, I have little information on Mary Neell, wife of John Vibert (generation 1) and Betty (--?--), wife of John Vibert (generation 3) at this time and no information on their ancestry.
In the most recent monthly site update (on September 15, 2014), documents were added for the following families:
|Parents and siblings of Lovina Wrisley|
|George Wrisley and Mary Smith|
|Polly Xena (Wrisley) Price|
|George Smith Wrisley|
|Grandparents of Lovina Wrisley|
|Job Wrisley, Sr. and Beriah Fox|
In addition, the new site design includes full indexing and searching for all names - a major feature that was missing from the old site. Other features of the site include the ability for each visitor to bookmark persons they return to often, better display of sources and notes, built-in ancestor and descendant charts and improved support of printing.
A popular feature of the old site is also available in the new one but in a slightly different form. All documents relating to each descendant of John Vibert and Mary Neell can be found displayed in the lower part of their page where they can be opened and downloaded.
Finally, in addition to providing a Contact Us direct email facility on the new home page, the new site has a great Suggest feature on the Person pages which allows you to email me information about that person. It automatically generates a subject heading of "Proposed Change: [name of person] and embeds specific information in the body of the message to guide me back to exactly the page you were looking at.
There is still at least one remaining problem with the privatization of individuals who may still be living. The program that loads the data does not seem to be keeping good track of the order of children in families that contain privatized persons. Since no actual data is being displayed for these people, it is a minor, though somewhat annoying, problem that I hope you will overlook. As always though, please let me know if you spot any remaining persons who are not being privatized correctly.
Another known problem is duplication of facts and notes for certain individuals. This problem has largely been eliminated but there are still a few duplicated facts and notes I have not yet cleaned up. Please be patient - these will gradually be eliminated over time.
Finally, some of the menu functions on the new home page are not working yet - there are no entries under Most Wanted and Reports yet, the Cemeteries link is not yet connected to my cemetery pictures and the Dates and Anniversaries link is working, but very slow. The What's New link is also working but it is not providing any useful information since all the data is considered new by the database.
If you spot any problems with the site which are not mentioned above, please let me know.
Still available here:
The PDF book version of the Descendants of John Vibert and Mary Neell is still available from this screen as before and will continue to be updated each month until it is moved to the new site. The photo galleries of cemetery pictures are also available here for now but will not be updated. Eventually all the pictures will be moved to the new site as well.
Thanks for all of your interest and support over the past seven years. I hope that the new site will continue to be of use to you all in the future. For those of you who have contributed material, a special thanks. For those who have not, please consider doing so.
And now over to the new:
Please note that once you are on the new home page, you will need to search for a name to get started. You can start by searching for your ancestor and then moving up and down the tree by clicking on the links (as in the old site) or you can start at the top by typing in John Vibert. I recommend that you click the Bookmark button when you are looking at pages you plan to return to - this will allow you to go directly to those pages in the future without searching. Enjoy!
(and including Viberts, Vibberts, Vibarts, Vibbarts and Vibbards and other variations)
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