Family histories updated

For several years now, readers of this site have had the benefit of certain publications compiled by several Roblee researchers, especially principal compiler Cindy Walcott, Bob Robblee (for work on John Robblee), and others.  These publications have been updated and are listed below.

Individuals using the files should respect these great contributions to the family history, and share the files only after giving credit for this research. As Cindy notes in the publications, they should be used with caution in some instances, and not cited as “fact” when the work is sometimes speculative, however well informed.

Readers will want to start with the document about our Unknown Rublier. This document lays out the possible relationships among the families with the surname Rublier (Rublear, Rublere, Rubleer) living in Huntington, Long Island (Suffolk Co.), New York in the 1730s. From there, you can choose one of the the other documents, each of which treat the descendants of one couple who settled in a different geographic area in the United States or Canada.

These files are fully searchable, and include sources and an index, in order to make them as useful as possible. If you find errors or omissions, please let us know. We are always looking to improve the quality of our research. And, we are always looking for that clue that will help us to identify Unknown Rublier.

The Presumed Descendants of ____ [Unknown] Rublier of Huntington, Long Island, NY (Adobe PDF – 180 KB)

The Descendants of William Robblee and Keturah Baker of Lanesborough, MA
 (Adobe PDF – 1.85 MB)

Some Descendants of Andrew Roblyer of Orange Co., NY (Adobe PDF – 541 KB)

The Descendants of Reuben Robblee and his wife Abigail Brush of Dutchess Co., NY, Lanesborough, MA and Granville, NY
(Adobe PDF – 3.02 MB)

The Descendants of John Robblee, Loyalist, and his wife Susannah Baker of Dutchess Co., NY & Nova Scotia, Canada (Adobe PDF – 1.53 MB)

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Rootsweb Update 4/7/2018

The following was posted on Rootsweb, which is the hosting site for the Roblee mailing list:

“Lists are now available to use, meaning you can now send and receive email on RootsWeb email lists just like you used to in the past. In addition to making the site more secure, we’ve upgraded our backend system to provide an easier-to-use interface to manage your email list subscriptions.

To get started managing your subscriptions, go to Setting Up My New Mailman Login. …

Any email that is sent will go directly into a new archive. We are in the process of importing the old archives into the new archives and due to the massive amount of content, that process will take time. We will continue to update you on the progress when we can.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to bring these features back online.”

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Rootsweb Update 1/16/2018

The following was posted on Rootsweb, which is the hosting site for the Roblee mailing list:

We have been in the process of improving the site throughout 2017, and as a result of an issue we recently became aware of, we have taken the site offline while we work to resolve it. We take the security of our contributors and our viewers seriously. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but protecting our users’ personal information is our top priority.

Update: January 9, 2018

We have spent the last few weeks reviewing the functionality on RootsWeb and have created a plan to bring many of your contributions back online over the next few months. As we stated before, our first priority is security, and ensuring that every part of RootsWeb meets our stringent security standards. Our next priority is getting you, the users of RootsWeb and its services, access to your content.

Right now, the best way for us to meet both goals is to begin bringing portions of RootsWeb back online in a read-only state.

This means you will have access to content, but you will not be able to load new content in these sections. While this may not be ideal, it is the best way for us to protect RootsWeb users while also providing the ability to use the content you value. This is an interim step while we continue to evaluate the potential for bringing more of the RootsWeb services back online in a more complete manner.

Here’s our current plan:

Hosted Web Sites: Soon we will begin bringing Hosted Web Sites back online. We will start with a few hundred and then add more over time, giving us a chance to scan the content.

Family Trees/WorldConnect: Family Trees or WorldConnect allows you to upload a GEDCOM file and publish it for others to see. It is currently being reviewed by our software engineers and security team and we plan on having a read-only, searchable version up in the next few weeks. The ability to upload new GEDCOM files will be available in the coming months.

Mailing Lists: Mailing Lists have been functioning as normal, but the archives have been unavailable. We plan to make the archives available to you once we have WorldConnect available to you in a readable version.

We will be making decisions about other functionality over time.

We appreciate your patience as we bring the different pieces of RootsWeb back online in a secure manner. You, our contributors and viewers, are what has made RootsWeb the vibrant free genealogy community it is.

The RootsWeb Team

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Roblees Online Photos Move to New Location

Shared photo galleries and folders of interest to Roblee researchers have been moved to a new web site due to the previous site being phased out.  The new address for the photo gallery is:

https://douglasdetling.smugmug.com/Roblees

Some shared photographs are already in galleries or albums where no password is required. However, for the time being visitors will need a password to enter any folder or gallery designated using the website address shown above. The password for this folder is: n0_freNch.  This is not an O but a zero.

If you wish to see all other photos intended for general viewing, you can go to: https://douglasdetling.smugmug.com.

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Website Security

Please note that this site is now protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security.  The correct was to access the site is https://www.robleesonline.org.

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2015 Update on the presumed descendents of William Rublier and Abigail Brush

Cindy Walcott, on behalf of those researching the Roblee family, has updated her earlier work on the presumed descendants of William Rublier and Abigail Brush.  The report is available for downloading from the link below.   Unlike previous versions (which remain available from the site), this file is not password protected. We do ask that individuals using the file respect Cindy’s great contribution to the family history, and share the file only after giving her credit for this research.

Here’s Cindy’s comment about the file:

“The last update was in 2011. Since that time, I have continued to review my
data periodically, with the goal of making it as accurate and complete as
possible. Since 2011, a growing number of vital records are available on
line on familysearch.org, ancestry.com and other sites. Also, I have made
liberal use of historic newspaper sites, such as fultonhistory.com and
nyshistoricnewspapers.org. They have been especially helpful for New York
families. I have been charmed by all of the local news I found on these
sites. Not only news of birth, marriages and deaths, but a myriad of little
details like who travelled where to visit whom,

“As always, I hope you will take the time to review the information about
your own ancestry, and to correct me where necessary. I have excluded
information about living people, or people presumed to be living, based on
year of birth.

“I think about all of those relatives of ours who died at birth, or during
childhood, or who left no descendants.  In some ways, I feel a special
obligation to them. Who remembers them, or tends their graves?  Let us be
the ones.”

Note: The document is no longer available as it has been superceded by five reports available in the fall of 2018. See the Resources page of this web site.

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Seeking a Polina Robblee (Case) Blair Descendent

An e-mail message was sent to the Roblee mailing list at RootsWeb by Cindy Walcott, a dedicated member of the Roblee Researchers group.  The message is quoted below. Cindy and I agreed to assemble a document, post here on our site, and share this information, and perhaps ultimately the Bible itself, with a descendent of Polina (Robblee) (Case) Blair.  If a reader is a descendent of Polina, and wishes to possession of this Bible, please contact Cindy by e-mail (her address is shown below.

Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:10:54 -0500

From: Cindy Walcott <cwalcott141@gmail.com>
Subject: [ROBLEE] You never know what your day will bring

Today at work I received a message from Marc DeLorenzo.  It turns out that he is in possession of the Family Bible of Polina (Robblee) (Case) Blair. Here is how it came into his possession:

“My uncle dealt in antiques etc. and did the road show circuit.  In 1982 (when I was only 12), I worked a weekend show with him, and as payment, he let me choose an item to take home.  I love history, so the bible was really cool to me and I accepted it as my payment.  I have had it ever since.  It was already in the current condition when I received it.

“I have dreamed of bringing it back to the family who could appreciate it, and it looks like after many hours I may have done so!”

Marc sent images of the family history entries, and will be sending me the Bible itself. I will regard myself as its temporary custodian. It may be that a descendant of Polina will be identified. In that case, I will re-gift it.

Doug, I am thinking that we could post the images of the pages on our web site. I know that I should figure out how to do that myself, but most likely will require your help.

I am copying Marc on this message. I want him to know how much we all appreciate his stewardship of this Bible over the years.

Cindy

The document we produced is shared through the link below. In it, you will find three things: (1) a transcription of the Family Register contained the Bible; (2) a register report that summarizes what is known about Polina and her family and (3) images of the Bible itself.

The file may be downloaded, and is not password protected. It may open in your browser, or you may wish to save/print the file.

Images_of_Family_Bible_Polina_(Robblee)_(Case)_Blair_c_1813 [PDF] – 1.7 MB

 

 

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Descendants of Loyalists Thomas and John Robblee

Bob Robblee of Alberta, Canada, and Cindy Walcott of Vermont have collaborated on a major piece of research on two possible sons of Andrew Rublier. Thomas and John Robblee were Loyalists who settled in Nova Scotia, Canada.  They have many descendants identified in a lengthy genealogical report now available for the benefit of Roblee researchers.

The report, which has an official publication date of November 2012, is the result of many years of collaboration between Bob and Cindy, and all are indebted to them for their efforts.

Note: The document is no longer available as it has been superceded by five reports available in the fall of 2018. See the Resources page of this web site.

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Web Site Maintenance Completed

We have completed the upgraded software for the Roblee Researchers web site, and tghe system should be stable now. We apologize if you were unable to view the site at any time in the last 72 hours.

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