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June 2007 Highlights:

  • I am slowly catching up with all my email and backlog of requests. If you have written to me and still not received a reply, let me know! It was just lost in the shuffle. The move from Las Angeles to Dallas went well, but with the new job it has taken awhile to catch up with everything and unfortunately the website has had to take second priority for a while. Thanks to all your emails and information I plan to return to adding updates on a regular basis now.
  • Duck Branches: More new Duck Family Branches have been added; please take a look and let us know if you have any information! Several groups from various branches have contacted me with lots of new information and photographs which we will add as they appear. Thanks to Martha Johnson, Norma Faller, Barbara Westbrook, Sue Olinger, Wanda Meeker, Sarah Blackmon Hughes, Judy Chapman, Linda Duck, Dan Tokar, Gail Mounger, Bartina Peoples, Sherman Duck and Van Arthur Owens for writing and sharing information!

    January 2007 Highlights:

  • Happy New Year!!!
  • Duck Branches: A number of new Duck Family Branches have been added; please take a look and let us know if you have any information! I am catching up with all the email and hope to have the website updated this month with new information. If you have additions, please email and let us know.

    August 2006 Highlights:

  • I am in the process of moving to a new job and new state. Please check back after October for more updates. For those of you who have written, please be patient and I will respond with information as soon as I am settled.


    December 2005 Highlights:

  • Merry Christmas!!
  • Duck Branches: We have added more information to one of our Duck branches — John J. Duck family in Arkansas (related to the Timothy Duck branch from North Carolina), thanks to a descendant of that family.



    November 2005 Highlights:

  • Happy Thanksgiving!!



    September 2005 Highlights:

  • Happy Labor Day!!
  • Duck Branches: We have added two other Duck branches to our page — Roland Alan Whitfield Duck family in Arkansas and James L. Duck in Michigan. Please let us know if you have additional information to assist these researchers. (Sept. 5)



    August 2005 Highlights:

  • Duck Branches: We have added Irma and Wayne Duck from Ohio to our site. Please take a look and let us know if you can help! (Aug. 19)
  • Glenn and Nannie Duck celebrate 75 years of marriage (Newspaper Article)



    July 2005 Highlights:

  • Duck Branches: We have added another Illinois Duck family to our site. George Duck (the elder) Family from Pana, Illinois. George Duck (I) (b. August 1843 in England) and wife Rebecca (b. Feb. 1838 in England) immigrated to the US about 1892/1893. If you are a member of this branch, please let us know! (July 21)



    June 2005 Highlights:

  • Announcing our related Family Recipes Page. If your family has traditional recipes or food related family stories you would like to share, please let us know and we will add them to the page.



    April 2005 Highlights:

  • Announcing our related website The Smith-Goodin Family History Website. Glenn E. Duck (son of John James Duck and Rosa Belle Ray) married Nannie Anne Smith (daughter of Joseph Albert Smith and Wilda Jane Goodin). Glenn and Nannie Duck were my great-grandparents. P. Teter (April 2)


    March 2005 Highlights:

  • Happy Easter!
  • Perlonzo Duck Family Photo Page has been added. If you have other photos for this branch you would like to share, please let me know. (March 25)
  • Duck Branches: We have added more Alabama Duck branches to our pages: the family of Roland A. H. Duck, born 1805 in SC; died 13 Jun 1889; buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Tallapoosa Co., AL; and Curtis Clifton Duck and his family. If you are a member of these branches, or have more information, let us know! (March 25)
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!
  • Duck Branches: We have added an English and Austrialian branch of the Duck family to our pages (see the bottom of the Duck Branches page). If you have any information which might help Jeff Duck trace the parents of his James Duck, let us know. (March 17)
  • Duck Branches: We have added two more Duck Branches to our pages: James Lawrence Duck (1813-1884), listed under Georgia and Mississippi and Timothy Duck (1754-1777) Family listed under North Carolina and Georgia. Thanks to Carol Spence and Robert Crowe for sharing their information. If you can provide more information about these branches, or wish to contact them because you are a member of their branch, email us. (March 14)
  • Duck Bibles: Carol Spence kindly shared the James Lawrence Duck Family bible information with us. (March 14)
  • Duck Marriages: In process list of Duck marriages from Kentucky and Virginia. More to come! (March 14)



    February 2005 Highlights:

  • Duck Deeds and Land Records has now been updated with an 1832 deed from Josiah Duck to his son Josiah W. Duck in Pulaski Co., Kentucky, along with numerous North Carolina references to deeds relating to Ducks. More information to come as well! (Feb. 4)
  • Obituaries: (Feb. 4)
         Emily "Emma" C. Duck Jackson (1864-1889)
         Harriet Francis (Bozarth) Duck (1843-1897)
         Elizabeth Rebecca (Owen) Duck (1926-2003)
         Lester G. Duck (1912-1970)



    January 2005 Highlights:
    Happy New Year!!!

  • Thanks to everyone who has shared their information, photos and wonderful family memories with us!! The response has been wonderful and we greatly appreciate your assistance.

  • Duck Branches: We have added another new Duck Branch to our pages: Mary "Polly" Duck listed under Georgia & North Carolina. Please take a look and if you can help provide more information or contacts, let us know. (Jan. 8)
  • Josiah Duck (1817-1895) and Louretta Hill (1821-1901) Family photo page has been added. — Many thanks to David and Helen Scott for sharing their wonderful photos of the Phoebe Duck (Shade) Martin branch of the family. (Jan. 7)
  • Obituary for Jane Meredith Duck James (1819-1906) — Many thanks to Linda Flesch for sharing this obituary from her branch of our Duck family. (Jan. 7)
  • Duck Branches: We have added several new Duck Branches to our pages, along with the researchers' names. Please take a look and if you can help provide more information or contacts, let us know. (Jan. 1)
  • Duck Family Reunions: We have added a 1927 photograph of the Edgar County Duck Family reunion. If you can help us identify more people in the photograph, please let us know. (Jan. 1)
  • Duck Family Newsletter: Our first Duck Family History newsletters went out yesterday. If you are a member of the Josiah Duck branch, please let me know and I will add you to the distribution. (Jan. 1)
  • Josiah Duck Family photos: Corrected caption on Josiah Duck photo. This is Josiah Duck (1817-1895), son of James Duck, not the elder Josiah W. Duck, Jr. (abt. 1801-1855). (Jan. 1)
  • Wills: New links to Kentucky wills added. (Jan. 1)
  • Tax Lists: New Illinois Tax list added. (Jan. 1)
  • Obituaries: Jonathan M. Duck 1912 obituary added. (Jan. 1)



    October & November 2004 Highlights:

  • Duck-Pearson Memories by Gladys Pearson Pyle
  • Military Records
  • Public Service Claims
  • Tax Lists
  • Cemetery Lists
  • 1927 Duck Reunion information
  • Josiah Duck Family Photos
  • James M. Duck (1844-1920) Biography



    September 2004 Highlights:

  • William Duck Family Tree: Isle of Wight Co., Virginia and North Carolina, compiled by John J. Duck.
    —John has organized the material that we have located on the Isle of Wight, Virginia and North Carolina Ducks into a family tree outline. As he states, some of the links are assumptions, however, it provides an invaluable resource for these families. Please let us know if you have additional information or corrections.
  • Bibles:
  • Wills:




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