The background that appears on this page and on other pages of the website is a collage made from family photos send in to the website. All of these individuals are ancestors of Gorbys living today.
The information on these pages was entered using Family Tree Maker of Windows v5.0a. This information was then converted to a GEDCOM file, run through a complex Wordperfect v8.0 for Windows macros to improve GEDCOM compatibility, then imported into Ultimate Family Tree v2.8. In about an one hour, Ultimate Family Tree then generates the 1950+ web pages on the site - over120000 lines of html code!
It was almost three years ago (January of 1997 to be exact) that I realized how important a document like the Gorby Family Book was to people intested in genealogy. I ran into Bill Cunningham (on the 'net) who runs the Wetzel Co, VW genealogy page. He had info on a Gorby from there, and I compared it to what was in Alva Gorby's book, and offered him more info than he had. He was excited to learn about the Gorby Book and wanted a copy. Copies were not available, so this web site became my alternative to the printed word.
Will I be putting out an Official Gorby Book? Not a chance! I am willing to leave that to others who wish to go to the time and expense, and who like having hundreds of books stacked in their dining rooms ready to be mailed. I am a child of "The Electronic Information Age". Just try nailing me down on paper! We are looking into the possibility of "burning" a copy of the website onto cd-rom, but there has not yet been a demand. Most folks are mainly interested in their branch of the family. The rest do GEDCOMs.
I have been joined in this project by Terry Lee Gorby who was instrumental in getting the Gorby War Records page up and running in record time. Terry is now in charge of the Canadian-Irish Gorbys Web Site. Terry describes his father, Richard Nelson Gorby as a 'veritable Gorby encyclopedia', and his daughter was instrumental in getting him involved in Gorby genealogy.
Again, much of the information contained on this web site is from the 1936 and 1978-80 editions of The Gorby Family book. Much of the information contained in the original was anecdotal, without being checked at the source. Sources were, family bibles, old letters, some census and courthouse records, but mainly from family members. In addition, it has been transcribed multiple times and that also has allowed some errors to creep in. Additionally, Melba Gorby Beard had the unfortunate tendency to transpose digits within dates (i.e., 1841 instead of 1814).
Until the web page opened up, there had been no real way for the "armchair genealogist family member" to update or correct the work done by Alva Gorby back in the 1930s or by Melba Gorby Beard in the 1970s (although those who take genealogy seriously have many other avenues to follow). "Hey, Mabel! Who'd we mail those Family Sheets to last year? Someone else has sent us a batch to fill out!"
Be Aware! that the majority if this information remains anecdotal! While every effort is taken to transcribe names and dates correctly, we don't transcribe professionally. We notate from Whom we get the data but do not verify it's accuracy except in relation to what is received by other contributors. Please! use this information Only as a Starting Point for Actual Research!
Text information taken verbatim from Alva Gorby's 1936 edition of The Gorby Family is
prefaced with (1936). That taken from Melba Gorby Beard's 1978-80 versions is
prefaced with (1978). Information prefaced with other dates come from other sources.
Those entries which specify "names not listed here" are due to those names not being known at time of publication.
Thanks for "surfin' in".
Graydon William Gorby, Gorby Family Webmaster, 11th generation.
Terry Lee Gorby, Gorby Family Webassistant, 9th generation. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Submission instuctions for addition to (or
correction of) the Gorby Family Web Site.
Where you can get a copy of the book, "The Gorby Family, History and Genealogy" published by Alva Gorby in 1936. 04/08/99
The Caseys are descendant from Lenah Gorby Pierce and Jim & Linda Rambo live in the house identified by Alva Gorby in her 1936 book as the "Old Joseph Gorby Homestead". For their Reunion in October 1999, they visited several historic places which included Old Swede's Church and the cemetery where Lenah and her husband are buried.
They sent us 83 pictures from their reunion to share. You can find them here:
Casey 1999 Reunion Photos.
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