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Research Projects

     Welcome to our Family Research Projects section!  As a family and public service, we are pleased to list here the Research Projects of family members who are researching genealogies and/or histories of any William and Margret BROWN extended family members, who have submitted such Research Projects to our Library/Center.

     We hope this list facilitates full cooperation among all who are doing, or want to do, research, and saves duplication, time, work and energy.  PLEASE SHARE YOUR RESEARCH PROJECTS and have them listed here by sending your information to:  librarian.brownhistory@gmail.com.

     Each Researcher, of course, is responsible for his/her own Research Projects.   Please contact them directly to coordinate your efforts.

     Please see Research Sources for Research Sources involving family genealogy and history which have submitted to the Library/Center.

     Please see Special Collections for Inventory Lists of the Special Collections ( photos, letters, journals, certificates, documents, bibles, books, maps, etc.), involving William and Margret BROWN extended family members.

     Please see Family Links for the Internet sites of William and Margret BROWN extended family members.

     Please see Other Links for the Internet sites other significant Internet sites involved in family genealogy and history.

     These Research Sources are listed in alphabetical order.

Captain James Brown History Project
Family Researchers and Their Projects
Large Brown Family History Research Projects
        *Suggestions for Writing Such Projects

Bibles - please send yours
Journals
- please send yours
Genealogies - see also Genealogists
Histories - see also Historians; or Ancestral Files
Other Topics
- please send yours

Family Researchers (listed alphabetically) and Their Projects

See also the Donors who have made contributions to our Library/Center, and their relationship to William and Margret Brown.

Allen, James Brown
530 East 500 South
Orem, Utah 84097
801-225-5974
JBAllen@aol.com

Projects:
Captain James Brown History, with Jim Klein.  See below Large Brown Family History Research Projects  

Clark, Joan and Albert
35 South 400 East
Kaysville, UT  84037
801-544-8015
ABC31@onebox.com
Projects:
Brown Photographs; William and Margret Brown and their ancestors and descendants;
James Brown's service in the Revolutionary War.

Hill, Ronald B.
 2689 Tylor Street
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-622-9381
Projects:
Captain James Brown - all historical aspects.

Klein, Jim
2038 East Kael Circle
Mesa, AZ 85213
480-969-0032

librarian.brownhistory@gmail.com
Projects:
William and Margret Brown and their ancestors and descendants;
Captain James Brown history, with James Brown Allen.  See below Large Brown Family History Research Projects  

Miller, Arlene
280 South 200 East
Logan, UT 84321
435-753-2586
Projects:
William and Margret Brown and their ancestors and descendants; James Brown's service in the Revolutionary War.

Thompson, Randy J.
1716 North 650 East
 North Ogden, UT 84414
801-782-2263
rjthompson@bibbs.com  
Projects:
Captain James Brown -- all aspects of his service in the Mormon Battalion.

Wiscombe, Erold C.
185 North West Temple, #204
Salt Lake City, UT  84103-1548
801-355-6121
Projects
Alexander Stephens and his descendants History;
William and Margret Brown and their ancestors and descendants.

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Large Brown Family History Research Projects:

Captain James Brown History Project

We are gathering all information relating in any way to the life of Captain James Brown, and his ancestors, wives and descendants, to write an accurate, complete, and professional history of him.

Our cousin, James Brown Allen, who has spent his career teaching and writing American history and Church history, has consented to work with James Brown Klein to write this history and have it published.  Jim Allen has authored, co-authored, or been the co-editor of 14 books and monographs, almost 100 articles, and numerous book reviews in professional journals relating to Western American history and Mormon history.  His experience and help will be invaluable.

Please provide any and all information you might have, or know of, relating to Captain James Brown, his ancestors, wives and descendants, to either Coordinator listed below.  All information is requested to make the history as accurate and complete as possible, including, letters, diaries, notes, journals, stories, newspapers, books, histories, accurate genealogical family group sheets, old photographs, pictures of personal or family items, etc.  

Captain Brown has such a large family, with numerous descendants, that without everyone's help who knows or has something about him, the history will not be as complete and accurate as his life, and the lives of his wives and children, merit.  See Suggestions below.  Please help.  Thank you.

  Project Coordinators:

    Mormon Battalion - Utah Periods (1846 - 1863),
    including wives and children

Jim B. Allen
530 East 500 South
Orem, Utah 84097
801-225-5974
JBAllen@aol.com

    North Carolina - Illinois Periods (1801 - 1845),
    including wives and children

Jim Klein
2038 East Kael Circle
Mesa, AZ 85213
480-969-0032

librarian.brownhistory@gmail.com


William and Margaret Brown History Project

Project Coordinator: Jim Klein
                                2038 East Kael Circle
                                Mesa, AZ 85213
                                480-969-0032
                                librarian.brownhistory@gmail.com

Associate Coordinator:
Associate Coordinator:

1. North Carolina Period (1750s – 18__)
        Historians: Jim Klein

2. Children (1757 – 18__)
        Historians:


James Brown and Mary (Polly) Williams Emmerson History Project

Project Coordinator: Jim Klein
                                2038 East Kael Circle
                                Mesa, AZ 85213
                                480-969-0032

                                librarian.brownhistory@gmail.com

Associate Coordinator:
Associate Coordinator:

1. North Carolina Period (17__ – 18__)
        Historians: Jim Klein

2. Children (1757 – 18__)
        Historians:

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Suggestions for Writing Large Family History Projects

        Ancestral Histories:  Our objective is to provide at least 3 kinds of personal or family histories for our principal ancestors.  These are 1) Chronological; 2) Biographical; and 3) Descendants.   

        It is impossible for any one person to write an authentic and accurate history of another person, or their family, without the help of that person, his relatives, and those who knew him.  Therefore, we must all participate by, at a minimum, contributing authentic copies of the information we have about the individual, his family and associates, in order to be factual and do justice to the history writing projects.  And if we can transcribe this information into a computer file, so much the better.

        First History – Ancestor’s Chronological Autobiography:  The first history needs to be a Chronological Compilation of All Personal Documents of the individual.  This Personal Compilation becomes the ancestor’s authentic and unchanged "personal autobiography" of his or her own life, in his or her own words. If they cared enough to write it down, then they cared enough that it might be preserved.

        Second History – Ancestor’s Biographical History:  The second history then can be a written Biographical History taken from the Chronological Autobiography, and all other relevant history materials.  Other types of shorter histories, or stories, of course, may also be written from these same materials.

        Third History – Ancestor’s Descendents History:  The third history then can be a written Descendents History, including genealogy information on all descendents, provided  by the Ancestor's descendents.  Relevant information from the Chronological and Biographical Histories may be included. 

        Example:  Take the example of writing an authentic history of Captain James BROWN of the Mormon Battalion, a grandson of William and Margaret BROWN.  He lived 62 years, spending his first 33 years as an active Baptist, clerk, and missionary in his Church in North Carolina, the next 13 years in Illinois where he and his family were converted to the "Mormon" Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), then served one year in the Mormon Battalion during the Mexican War after he with other "Mormons" were driven from Nauvoo, Illinois, and then lived his last 15 years in Utah, founding the city of Ogden, Utah, and traveling a number of missions for the "Mormon" Church.

        First we begin his Chronological Autobiography by gathering copies of all available personal letters, journals, documents and photos.  These copies will be compiled into a chronological original collection for him, with the owner and source of each original document clearly identified.  Then computer transcripts, preferably in Microsoft Word, will be typed of each document and carefully proofed, and certified as to accuracy by the transcriber and at least one proof reader. Then each of these files will be indexed and combined  chronologically into one "book" that is the authentic "Chronological Autobiography of Captain James Brown".  This authentic book can then be made available to the family and historians as accurate information about our ancestor.  This book will lack, of course, the inclusion of other authentic historical materials, with the exception of relevant historical annotations to keep the documents in context, and it may, or may not, be that "exciting" to read.  But is should be inspiring because it is in the words of our ancestor.  This then brings us to writing the second, more standard but now authentic history.

        Second, we proceed to write, or to have written, the authentic and easier to read "Biographical History of Captain James Brown", using all relevant materials from the Chronological Autobiography, as well as all other relevant history materials.  This Biographical History will be rich with relevant and authentic historical details to really help us to better know, understand, love and appreciate our ancestors and the wondrous heritage they have left us.  Of course, other types of authentic shorter histories, or stories, may be written from these same materials by those who are interested in doing so.  And we encourage such contributions.

        Third, we proceed to identify, gather and organize a listing of all of Captain James Brown's wives and descendants, including genealogies, histories and stories of these descendents.  Every descendent's family is responsible for providing accurate information about their family.  This becomes an ongoing story of his descendents. 

        Remember, it is up to you family members and cousins who have original materials, or authentic copies of such materials, to provide copies of these materials so that the histories can be as authentic as possible. It will be a lot of work, but it will be well worth it to bless our current and future generations with authentic and inspiring information about their ancestors and relatives!

        Thank you!

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