BRACEWELL FAMILY STATISTICS 2014-2015:
REUNION MAILING LIST: (see attached distribution map)
224 people on the mailing list
114 members on Facebook but not all are on the mailing list yet.
18 have no form of contact anymore. Email and address are outdated.
FAMILY TREE: (located on ancestry.com)
When printed the family tree would contain over 600 pages and have a length over 170 feet.
2,785 people in the tree (over 300 increase in two years)
561 photos unloaded to the tree and 61 stories.
6,260 records documenting the tree (birth, death, marriage, etc)
The archive is a collection of family photos and documents that have been collected and stored with multiple backups to protect them for future generations to enjoy and learn about their family history. These files will be shared through the various websites maintained by the Bracewell Family Reunion. The archive consist of original documents stored in fire safe, digital backups stored in fire safe, digital backups stored on redundant online storage, and live working storage for everyday use.
1, 946 family photos
1,946 Genealogy documents
The files take up 10gb of digital storage
Special thank you to Mildred Schmidt for funding the Bracewell websites for 2015-2016. Funding is normally taken out of the reunion donations.
1. bracewellfamily.com is the oldest family website and once contained all the reunion documents. The site has become outdated and was shut down due to hacking attaches last year. A new site is in the planning stages and will hopefully be up and running soon. The trick is how to scan and share around 8,000 documents.
2. Google Drive. This is in testing phase right now and may be rolled out to the entire family soon. Google drive may just become the home of all the Bracewell documents and allow for easy sharing with the family.
3. bracewellarchive.org was created to share our extended family documents and current genealogy research. That roll may be replaced by Facebook in the coming year.
NEW DNA TEST:
New DNA test show 42% Irish ancestry for our family. Additional test will confirm, but this falls right in line with family research showing our ancestors migrated to America from Ireland. Ireland would have been the last stop on a long list of migrations through Wales and England. We know a Robert Bracewell son of Richard Bracewell was born in London and went to school at Oxford in 1627. His name still appears on the Joseph Foster's 'Alumni Oxonienses'. Robert is believed to be the father of our American Bracewell branch.