January 28, 2013 - Delores (Beckett) McDonald

Delores McDonald Delores McDonald, 85, of Medford, Oregon passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Link to Delores (Beckett) McDonald on this website.
If you have any questions or comments about this update, please contact me via the "Contact US" link.


July 31, 2012 - Vital Records Update

There have been a number of vital records (birth, death and marriage) discovered, analyzed, edited, uploaded and assigned to the appropriate individuals. The families affected are: Beckett, Borgwaldt and Schroeder. Use the "What's New" option in the Information pulldown menu to view the changes. If you have any questions or comments about these updates, please contact me via the "Contact US" link.


April 26, 2012 - 1940 US Census Records

The 1940 US Census Records were released to the general public on April 3, 2012 through the "http://1940census.archives.gov" website free to the public. Since that date I have been searching for Beckett and Related families and have discovered a number of census records for these families.

You can view the US Census Records that I have found, transcribed and uploaded to this website by visiting the "Whats New" link in the "Information" pull down menu. Then scroll down the page until you find the census record entries.

If you believe that I have made an error or wish to contact me about a census entry please contact me via the "Contact US" link in the left column menu on each web page.


October 15, 2011 - Oliver Beckett updates

Some additional data found about Oliver Becket b. 1835 in Ireland. Every bit of information counts! Oliver Becket link.


August 1, 2011 - Rittersdorf and Gasper Families

Colleen Rittersdorf contacted me and supplied me with some family information updates. Some of these updates triggered some additional research and produced a significant amount of information about these families. Thank you Colleen for the information and I am looking forward to working with you in our family history quest!


June 1, 2011 - First News Article

The Family News section of these pages will state family activities such as: reunions, military, picnics, weddings, graduations, etc.. Some activities will need separate pages to publish the photos, documents and comments made by the contributors.

Please send to me (Wayne Simmons) any family activity or event that you would like to share and I will publish it on these web pages.  


June 1, 2011 - Sample News Article

Beckett family reunion held on June 1, 2011 at the Ionia Fair Park was great success! See this article for details.


February 22, 2011 - George Washington Connection

Just started an online journal documenting my research on my potential ancestral connection to George Washington through my Ball family line. This is an ongoing effort and will probably take a number of months or even years to complete. Take a look at what I have started!