The Wilson-Bingham Family History Web Log

This is a web log or "blog" about efforts to publish the Wilson-Bingham family history in the form of a single hardbound book. Major family names being researched include Wilson and Bingham. If you feel your family history ties into ours, please post a comment to one of the latest postings. Please subscribe to get instant updates.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Coupons for Father's Day books from my company!

I work for Pearson, a major book publisher. Two of our imprints, Dorling Kindersley (DK) and Penguin are offering friends and family discounts for products on their web sites. Father's Day is coming, so get your dad, grandpa, or husband a gift with the coupon codes.

Here are the details:
  • Receive 15% off your total online order placed now through June 22, 2007 at Simply enter the code ‘dkfriends’ into the coupon code field on your shopping basket page, then click the ‘update cart’ button to activate your coupon and see your savings.
  • is offering a special friends and family code to receive 15% off their total online order placed now through June 22. Simply enter the code ‘friend9’ into the coupon code field on your shopping basket page, then click the ‘update cart’ button to activate your coupon and see your savings.
Feel free to give these codes to all of your friends and family. Just use the e-mail icon at the bottom of this post to forward them a link to this page. Or, if you're reading this in your e-mail, just forward it along.

Friday, May 18, 2007 updated!

I have updated with the latest announcements. I've also provided a link to Ray Wilson's photo album. Just look on the right-hand side of the page. It's the second link from the top. I know what some pictures are (several are of a trip he once took with the Boy Scouts to Southern Utah), but I'm curious what, and who, you all recognize.

I'm looking into the idea of formalizing a Wilson-Bingham family association. We would need officers, an operating budget, a charter, and, of course VOLUNTEERS. Please respond in the comments section of the blog, or by replying via e-mail.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Reunion Postponed Until 2008

Many of you have already received this announcement via e-mail, but I'm resending it to the larger Wilson-Bingham mailing list for those who haven't yet heard.
Dear Wilson cousins,

After visiting with Danny this past weekend in Las Vegas, he indicated to us that it will be best to postpone a Wilson cousins' reunion until June or July of 2008. He has just not been able to pull enough of the details together to be able to arrange a reunion for this July. Danny will likely be sending you more information in the coming months.

Sorry we won't get to see many of you this July, but hope to see you in 2008.

Jan, Janene & Janette
As far as the book publishing date goes, this relaxes my initial deadline and will give me some time to "do things right" and make sure that it's the best it can be. But it will be published sometime in this 2007 centennial anniversary year of Alfred and Emma's marriage.

That leaves us with what to do to mark the June 27th anniversary date. I ran this past Jan and she thought it was a good idea. Let's have a family temple day on June 27th where we all make an effort to attend a temple session at some point during that day. If possible, try to find someone in our genealogy whose work has not yet been done and take that name to the temple. If you do find a name, be sure to reply to the mailing list and let us know who it is so we don't end up doing duplicate ordinances.

I'm looking forward to doing this and to seeing you all in 2008.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Update: Death by footnotes

I have made more progress with the footnotes to chapter 2. Many items of research were eliminated because they were photographic or cartographic (maps) and there won't be room to publish pictures in this edition. If you are helping me, feel free to just ignore anything having to do with maps and photos.

Maps, photos, and as many original documents as I can get my hands on will be put into a separate book to be published in the form of a full-color "coffee table" album at a later date.

Here is the Chapter 2 link with the most recent updates from tonight's editing.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Update: Death by footnotes...

Thanks for help from my mom and from Dee Wilson. I have now completed footnote research up to footnote number 30. PE33 and forward to RW95 are still open for anyone to help find the information asked for. Some of these I'm just dropping altogether, so if you see one that appears to have little relevance or wouldn't likely provide more clarity, feel free to suggest that it be dropped.

It's off to bed for me now. Three consecutive nights up until 1:00 AM has begun to take its toll.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Death by footnotes...

I have officially fallen behind my self-imposed due date for having the manuscript edited, typeset, and sent to the printer--all because of footnotes.

I'm looking for anyone who can donate a few hours for a few days to help me flesh out some parts of chapter two that are in need of greater detail, bibliographic information, etc. All you need is a computer and the know-how to perform some Google searches to compile a list of leads. I can research the rest from there.

Any takers?

Chapter two can be found, in printable format, with all the latest updates as of right this second, by clicking here.