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- Written by Jackson Pemberton
- Category: Pemberton Society
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- Written by Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton
- Category: The Pemberton Family History Library
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Pemberton Pedigrees, by Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton, is undoubtedly the most famous and the earliest widely known book on Pemberton Genealogy. The Pemberton Family World Wide has a complete digital copy of this wonderful book thanks to the efforts of Herbert Pemberton and his son Steve of Blackpool who carefully photographed the entire book. Thanks to the combined efforts of several volunteers, most notably Christopher Pemberton of Redditch, England, and Michael Spier of Seacrest, Washington, USA, the PFWW has re-published the book in digital form and made it available on DVD. It is also available on this website with only Chart No. 1 as an example of the 40 charts in the DVD version. The DVD is available free to dues paying members of record on December 22, 2014 (the centennial of the death of the author and compiler) and to new members who pay dues at the Family Patron level, or higher. It can also be purchased in the Pemberton Marketplace on this website without paying dues. Either option for getting a copy costs the same.
The main and important content of the book is its 40 pedigree charts. The book was divided, by the original editor, into Parts which correspond to groups of charts of closely related pedigrees, typically denoted by the geography of their families. In the 2014 edition of the book, these parts and charts are all republished in toto. Each Part has at least one page of text consisting of the authors notes about the chart(s) following and in most cases, the charts are accompanied by a page of explanatory notes. All these pages of text have been meticulously converted from images to searchable text. The new edition also includes editorial notes reflecting observations made during the re-publishing. Many of the charts inlude the arms of the family the chart represents.
The book contains a comprehensive index to all the names on the charts indicating the chart and the number of the individual where he appears on the chart. The index is divided into two sections: those with the Pemberton surname, and the other surnames. These indices are photographic copies of the original ones.
The DVD includes the following:
- All the pages of the 1923 edition: text only pages converted to searchable text and the charts and indices as zoomable images
- An introduction to the 2014 edition
- A complete set of the photographs of the entire 1923 edition
- An illustrated story of the process of re-publication.
The story of the 2014 edition of the book is also published.
- Written by Jackson Pemberton
- Category: About the PFWW
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Our vision for the Pemberton Family World Wide one-name society is to be a gathering place for all Pembertons and for all things Pemberton, a resource for unity and harmony in Pemberton households, a collaboration point for Pemberton historians and genealogists, a forum for family members worldwide to share and assist one another, a repository of accurate and well-documented Pemberton histories and genealogies and a source of fellowship, fun and intelligence. We hope that reunions and socials will spring up spontaneously and that there will be much enjoyment among those who participate. Is there a better way to celebrate the long and brilliant history of the Pemberton Family World Wide? The PFWW offers several support functions to assist anyone sponsoring a Pemberton reunion: any such reunion can have its own blog, photo album, and mass mailing. The PFWW can also collect reunion fees and place them into a designated account, sell reunion gear, etc.
Collaboration is the Beginning of Proactive Data Gathering and Publication for Members of the PFWW
There is a particular goal in this vision for the sharing of the efforts to gather history and genealogy. It stems from this:
The worldwide Pemberton family can be compared to a huge picture puzzle with each person living or dead representing a single piece. The object of all Pemberton researchers is to put some part of that puzzle together. Each one first puts together the pieces closest to him, the scene that is easiest and most familiar. The other assemblers do the same. Once these first easy scenes are complete, they will think about the other scenes (families) in the puzzle, and if they keep on working on the puzzle, they will begin connecting with other puzzlers. They begin to poke around in one another's loose pieces to see if they can find the one they need in the other puzzlers cache. They compare notes, discuss probabilities of a fit here or there, and finally begin to assist one another in cooperation to finish the entire picture. Always, they are on the lookout for an opportunity to put scene to scene and have that exulting experience of seeing a larger scene open to the view of all. It is obvious that all these puzzlers can benefit a great deal by collaboration.
But the vision goes well beyond simple collaboration to a vigorous, proactive programme to reach out and gather in Pemberton data, especially data which is not available already on the internet. Just one example: there are many Pemberton wills and while many of them are available on the internet, their texts are not electronically searchable. If you want to know the wife and children of John Pemberton, Blacksmith, of Thortons Hough, you can find it on this website because the Cheshire Wills Extraction Project, sponsored by the Pemberton Family World Wide has extracted and published that will. There are 150 more wills in the Cheshire Record Office waiting to be extracted and published. The plan is to not only publish the full text of the will, but to put its data in the Pemberton Genealogy Storehouse where it can be found using the search engines there and it can be downloaded as a GEDCOM file for perfect tranposition into the records of members of the PFWW.
Hence, our vision is to provide a platform to facilitate collaboration. This website therefore offers forums, repositories for searchable history and genealogical files, a tiered system of security for administrators, authors and collaborators and of course a family tree with a hundred thousand branches. Eventually, the entire puzzle may stand as a world wide landscape containing the thousands of scenes that make us what we are.
The Pemberton Post Newsletter
The Pemberton Post is the official newsletter of the PFWW. It is published whenever sufficient material of interest becomes available. It is in its sixth issue at present (Novemberton 2013). Former issues are available to all registrants on the PFWW website.
As stated in Article II of the Constitution, one of the objectives of the PFWW is to strengthen Pemberton families. This will not be a professional family psychological resource point, of course, but rather a place where any Pemberton can share ideas and stories of things that worked for them. It is therefore more like a repository of favorite recipes where a Pemberton can share a method or process that strengthened him or his family.
- Written by Jackson Pemberton
- Category: Latest News
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December 22, 1914 is the death date of Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton, the author and compiler of the famous Pemberton Pedigrees book. The book has been a standard for Pemberton genealogists for nearly a century. Today, in commemeration of the 100th anniversay of his passing, the Pemberton Family World Wide announces the re-issuing of his book in online format and on DVD. As of this moment, 2:52 PM GMT, the first portion of the book is already online and available to registered members of the PFWW. This 2014 online edition features a detailed Table of Contents listing every page and pedigree chart, and searchable text of all pages except the charts and their indices. The online version does not include the charts themselves.
This 2014 edition is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by volunteer members of the PFWW. The full version, including the pedigree charts will soon be available on DVD to dues-paid-in-full members as of today. Payment of dues for the "Family Patron" membership or higher will also automatically qualify members to receive a free copy of the DVD when it becomes available in January, 2015.
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