A Website for Descendants of
John Vibert and Mary Neell
married February 26, 1705/6 in Saybrook Connecticut
This summer I have decided to take some time off from the regular updates and concentrate on some site maintenance I have been putting off for too long. So if you stop by between now and September you may find the site in that “Pardon our appearance – we are in the process of improving your shopping experience” state. If so, please bear with me and try again later if you cannot find what you need.
To begin with, I will be upgrading to the latest version of TNG – the software that powers the site. I don’t expect this to make any big changes to the site’s appearance but it will pave the way for the addition of documents for female line families – an improvement I have been unable to make without this change. So this fall those of you who descend from Dorcas Dix, Lovina Wrisley, Nancy Loomis, Margaret Fallow King, Marjorie Ruthven Monteith or Eileen Mary Hawkes will be able to find documents relating to their ancestors on the site. Sadly, I have no documents 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.
Aside from this major change, most of the other upgrades will be invisible to visitors but it will make the work of maintaining the site easier for me and hopefully give me more time for new research. If all goes as planned, I will be resuming my usual update schedule on September 15th.
In the meantime, 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 May 15, 2014), documents were added for the following families:
|Cynthia A. (Vibbert) Booker|
|Earl Kenneth Vibbard|
|Eli H. Booker|
|Louisa Catharine (Booker) (Schuman) Longacre|
|Sarah Ann (Booker) Weaver|
|Ada M. (Schuman) (Hosea) (Lindsay) Blotz|
|Amos Abraham Weaver|
|Grover Cleveland Walker|
|Rose A. (Booker) (Moody) West|
|Zelotes Clifford Weaver|
|Chester Z. Hosea|
|Florence E. (Weaver) Beaucond|
|Haulie Clark Vibbert|
|Laura Laverne (Weaver) Willis|
|Doyle Gene Vibbert|
|George E. Vibbert|
|John Vincent Beaucond|
|Lenzy Clayton Vibbert|
|Vadia Lorine (Vibbert) (Watts) Hall|
|Vanessa Eleanor (Vibbert) Hefley|
|Clara Leo (Watts) Webb|
|Linda Marchelle (Vibbert) (Griffin) (Cofer) Perry|
|Sheryl Ann (Vibbert) Crowley|
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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