DOWLING ONE NAME STUDY

What's New

I add names to the Family Tree Maker database almost daily. The database, converted to GEDCOM format, gets updated to this website using GEDsite.
I am slow... because its not just about collecting names, I am after connections and stories. The 'Living' are excluded from this website, the total viewable in website can be seen in footer at the very bottom of the page. 


22 January 2021:- Total 35,745 including living.  More US Dowling Family of the South today with a join and merge, so a another good day. Some corrections and source sorting.


21 January 2021:- Total 35,668 including living.  More US Dowling Family of the South today mostly down one branch. Some corrections and source sorting.

20 January 2021:- Total 35,595 including living.  More US Dowling Family of the South today mostly down one branch.

19 January 2021:- Total 35,539 including living.  More US Dowling Family of the South today, lots of sources and a significant and a good join.

18 January 2021:- Total 35,501 including living.  More US Dowling Family of the South today, lots of sources and a significant merge of identical entries (I like it when this happens a lot).

17 January 2021:- Total 35,465 including living.  More US Dowling Family of the South today, lots of sources.

16 January 2021:- Total 35,409 including living.  Back on some US Dowling Family of the South today, building the frameworks for other sources.  Sent off two reports to correspondents as well by e-mail.

15 January 2021:- Total 35,327 including living.  Mostly enhancement and fiddling with a piece of text that would not be deleted... I am not sure which bit of software caused it but in the end re-created the individual from scratch.  Still in Covid 19 lockdown here in the UK avoiding the public, while our government try to reduce the "surplus population".  Cut my two sons' hair today - they're over 38!  We may never use a barber again!

14 January 2021:- Total 35,326 including living.  Mostly some source adding for two current correspondents before replying.  Sometime I get to a point where the sources just are not available and we get stuck.  Also some correspondents information for checking relates to Living individuals for which the access is restricted.  Anyway more Dowling added in Nottinghamshire, England, Dublin and the USA.

12 January 2021:- Total 35,303 including living.  Busy with other things today but a little correcting on a Kilkenny family that goes to Wales and then Australia.

11 January 2021:- Total 35,302 including living.  Worked more on those Dowlings from Tipperary today where they went to Chicago and St Louis.

10 January 2021:- Total 35,255 including living.  Worked on Dowlings from Tipperary today some emigrating to the US and UK.

9 January 2021:- Total 35,233 including living.  More Dowling Family of the South today as I try to get the framework correct.  A good merge gave a small celebration (where evidence is found that two separate person entries are of the same person).

8 January 2021:- Total 35,142 including living.  Only a little more work on Dowling Family of the South today as I was processing some grave photos and was hooked into a good puzzle from a stone that had multiple names on it that took me from Massachusetts to Roscommon and Cork. 

7 January 2021:- Total 35,120 including living.  More work on Dowling Family of the South today with many sources added and, in my opinion, a significant connection re Jackson Dowling.  This work is to try to (a) rationalise many of the messages sent to me over the years, most of which never included sources, (b) correct some of the erroneous assumptions, (c) integrate the old book source with modern findings. There is lots more to do with an interesting number of Dowlings marrying Dowlings... A small addition to a Tipperary Dowling for a correspondent. 

6 January 2021:- Total 35,062 including living.  More work on Dowlings of the South today with many sources added and major correction.

5 January 2021:- Total 34, 978 including living.  More work on Dowlings of the South today with many sources added and a few additions to a non-DFotS to utilise a little correspondence.  Added a nother DFotS chart 311 names page.

4 January 2021:- Total 34, 937 including living.  All work on Dowlings of the South today with many sources added. 

3 January 2021:- Total 34, 909 including living.  All work on Dowlings of the South today with many sources added covering a good branch of the DFotS not listed here, or in many other places, before. 

2 January 2021:- Total 34, 812 including living.  All work on Dowlings of the South today some sources added.  Also added a 'Dowlings Family of the South' page in 'Lists of People' that will be added to over time as this is an important genealogy.

1 January 2021:- Total 34, 800 including living. Happy New Year.  All work on Dowlings of the South today some sources added but mostly tweaking or deleting old forum entries, scanning and transcribing.

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Projects

There are a huge number of entries in my database form a variety of sources. So, even though there is no project that covers a particular source or region does not mean there are no entries for that source or region. The projects cover where I systematically extract entries from a source to make sure the source has been 'milked' for all it's worth. The What's New page also shows when I have worked on a particular project.

Activity


Activity follows the Guild of One-Name Studies "Seven Pillars of Wisdom":

  1. Data Collection - from correspondents, projects (see below) and serendipity! I include maintenance in here as, with a large study over 30 years, a significant number of flaws creep in that need correcting.

  2. Analysis - researching, investigating, linking, etc. Also constant review for corrections;

  3. Synthesis - drawing conclusions about the Dowlings, making sense of it all!

  4. Publicising the Study - This website... I am not particularly technical so this is a challenge, I also promote the study on some DNA sites;

  5. Responding to enquiries - helping where I can, adding their families to the database or trying to make sense of DNA matches. I will reply, maybe not immediately, but I will always respond.;

  6. Publication of results - again this website, as much as possible is available as I believe widespread sharing is the basis of its permanent legacy;

  7. Preserving the study - A more significant challenge than it sounds, some arrangements have been made through the Guild for the study to be available when I am dead and gone!