Vining Family Association
P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
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Purpose of this project.
The purpose of this online genealogy is to provide accurate, documented information about the Vining family. Photographs/scans of source material are posted for the viewer to evaluate. New material and documentation will be added as it becomes available. After source material (scans of the actual material, not just references to the sources) is posted, individual researchers will not have to “reinvent the wheel” by tracking down the same material that others have already found.
Unfortunately, much of the information in this online genealogy, gleaned from a variety of sources, is undocumented and needs to be substantiated. Without documentation, it is what might be called “genealogical gossip”. With your help, we can eliminate the gossip and create news.
How this online genealogy is organized. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the Vining father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of “(son of …)” or “(dau. of …)” beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. To view documentation, including census data, click on the link “documentation and notes” at the bottom of a family.
Publications. Two major publications of Vining genealogy are Dorothea Vining Barness 1980 book The Vining Family and Janice Rodens 2014 book The Vining Family. The former is long out of print, but the latter is still available (for $50) from the author (Janice Roden; 10114 Dentport Drive; Dallas, Texas 75238-2104). The subtitle of this book well describes its contents: Some of the Descendants of William Vining and his wife Naomi Hicknell and their sons John, Jessee and Jeptha with allied families: Peacock, Armstrong, Jump, Porter, Samford and Vardaman.
Vining Family Association. A Vining Family Association has been formed, and you are invited to join. For information about the association (purpose, membership, etc.), please visit our home page.
To “enter” the online Vining genealogy, click on the letter below that is the first letter of the first name of the Vining father (or single-parent mother) whose family you are interested in. Then scroll down the file you are taken to until you reach the name you are looking for. For example, if you want to look up the family of Benjamin Vining Jr., click on the letter B below, wait until the B file has opened, and then scroll down to Benjamin Vining Jr. From there, you can follow his line backward or forward as explained above.A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z