Todd Sherman's Genealogy Home Page

All family-related information has been removed from this web site due to the fact that I'm lately noticing too many hits from strange entities which include insurance companies I've never subscribed to or had anything to do with, hitting this site repeatedly far too many times to be reasonably explicable or acceptable. That's just a little too freaky for me. I've also noticed that people have taken information from here and outright cut and pasted without permission or approval to commercial and personal genealogical sites. Therefore, for these and other reasons all dealing with worry over privacy and security, and the apparent inability to be able to control anything any longer due to an apprent widespread lack of education about copyright and permissions, all information - except for the old Sterner, Disbrow and Gregory written books, which contain nothing of any real dangerous use to anyone now living - are removed indefinitely. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause some people.

Here are the links to the remaining information still available at this site:

  • Other Genealogy-related Sites (fairly popular)
  • Works by my late grandfather, Jay W. Sterner:
  • Some shorts by me about my late grandfather, Jay W. Sterner:
    • The Hindenburg Photos: A Mystery (very popular) My grandfather took a couple of photos of the Hindenburg, and there is some question as to when they were actually taken. The description says they were taken the day of the disaster, but we cannot seem to confirm it.
    • Jay & Todd's Excellent Adventures My grandfather liked to travel, and in 1905 he and his friend Bill Glass went to DC, where my grandfather took a number of photos. When he arrived at the Capitol Bldg, he and his friend scurried up some abandoned scaffolding, and found a secret hatchway. They entered it and found themselves walking outside around the perimeter of the base of the statue. One day I went to DC myself and tried to duplicate all of my grandfather's photos. I was not able to duplicate the ones from the top of the Capitol dome, however. I understand that you need permission and an escort in order to repeat this, today.
  • The Family Photo Albums
    Our photo albums with scans of documents, photos and items relating to our DISBROW, GREGORY, SHERMAN, STERNER, and TOLMIE family lines. [added 01/29/2002]
    • DISBROW Family Photo Album
      Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our DISBROW family line. One ancestor smuggled slaves south. Another ferried slaves north. [added 01/29/2002]
    • GREGORY Family Photo Album
      Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our GREGORY family line. One family legend states that an ancestor who was a Rear Admiral in the Navy supposedly invented the original 'pontoon boats' used to create temporary bridges. (I've not ever been able to prove this to be truth, though.) [added 01/29/2002]
    • SHERMAN Family Photo Album
      Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our SHERMAN family line. Our ALLAIREs founded Howell Town Ironworks, in NJ, now called 'Allaire State Park,' Many of the parts that they produced were used in the big steamboats of that era. [added 01/29/2002]
    • STERNER Family Photo Album
      Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our STERNER family line. This line used to run 'Sterner Coal & Lumber' based in Belmar, NJ. Another ancestor was a past New Jersey Commissioner of the Highways. [added 01/29/2002]
    • TOLMIE Family Photo Album
      Scans of documents, photos, and items relating to our TOLMIE family line. One of our antecedents worked as a shared 'nurse' between two aristcratic familes - the Norths and the Rendleshams. Another family legend has it that the Glasgow Bakery, a bakery owned by our ancestors located at '32 Stanley Road, Bootle', supposedly 'baked the Last Duke of Ediburough's wedding cake.' This has not been confirmed. I'm always wary of family legends. I believe perhaps something was SUBMITTED in the hopes of being assigned the royal seal for use on their stationery, but for right now I doubt we actually baked 'THE' cake. The legend is still interesting, nonetheless. A sister of one of our ancestors, Annie Smith, was married to a Judge James Bratt who founded a 'Barnardos Children's Home' in Hackensack, NJ. They had 18 children of their own, and a 19th one who had been adopted. [added 01/29/2002]

Todd L. Sherman
Email: genealogy at alachuaskywarn dot org
Last updated:December 20, 2009.

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