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From: karen bagford <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] A General Note to the List
Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 14:52:37 -0700 (PDT)
I enjoy and appreciate your informative posts, and am glad to see you doing so again. I'm thankful that you were involved with projects, rather than incapacitated by malady.
--- On Sat, 5/30/09, Wayne Webb <> wrote:
From: Wayne Webb <>
Subject: [BRE] A General Note to the List
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 7:15 PM
A brief note to my fellow list members about my recent activities is in
order. I must first apologize for not having made more postings in the past
several months to the list. I have been extremely busy with projects.
One of these was reading four or five lengthy treatises on digital project
management. I was self-tasked with creating a set of guidelines, and not
being one to shirk my responsibilities, I felt it needed my utmost attention
and dedication. In essence it was taking self-taught and adhered to and
properly describing them in words based upon accepted published
authoritative materials. It is interesting to note that while standards are
in place I was unable to discover a course of study in place at any higher
education institution for prospective historians and archivists. Odd!
Whether or not these guidelines will be adhered to by the group, a German
Baptist historical committee, remains to be seen. It is my hope and desire
that they will be used to properly address a proposed digital archive of
German Baptist printed materials. They were designed by myself from an
archival standpoint and not from the perspective of 'obtaining just the
Another project has been research into the family of Elder Anthony Hartman
of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Interesting developments has been
in disproving the prevalent theory that he was a son of a Friedrich Hartmann
of present day Bucks and Lehigh counties in Pennsylvania. But in doing this
I had to totally destroy this theory.
While doing so I was able to locate two direct male descendants of Elder
Hartmann, each man from a different son, and convince them to participate in
a DNA test. This was used as a baseline and confirmed a suspicion that yes;
Elder Hartmann did have a brother Georg. A lineal male descendant of this
Georg was located and testing proved Anthony and Georg Hartmann of Frederick
county, Maryland as having likely been brothers. The difference between the
three men was only one out of forty-three strands using the eldest
descendant as the baseline.
And it is my recommendation that in the future any proposed DNA testing not
be performed using that offered by Ancestry.Com. There are discrepancies in
the manner in which they perform the test when compared to those offered by
others firms. It is also disconcerting that non-participants can not view
the results in an online fashion-only those who have paid for the DNA
In doing this research I was able to discover a possible connection between
Elder Hartmann and a Joseph Hartmann (1711-1763) of Frederick county,
Maryland. The research to date indicates that I need to order films for a
congregation in Germany. This film ordering will hopefully take place this
week, duties permitting.
Finally I also was able to digitally preserve to archival standards, not
'informational', a selection of late 19th and early 20th Century Brethren
Family Almanacs. I hope to make these available online some time in the not
too distant future in some fashion. Time and abilities permitting!
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