Mark (Marx) Bigler

Born: 17 April 1705, Ingolsheim, Alsace, France
Married: 14 December 1733, Mrs. Mary Catherine Bigler
Died: 25 April 1787
Parents: Hans Thomas Bigler & Anna Maria Vogler
Profession: Farmer

Mark Bigler was born “Marx Bigler”, the name appearing on his christening record. it is assumed that when Marx immigrated to the United States that the X was mistaken to be a K.  Since most with the name “Mark” spelled their name with a K, we further assume that Marx changed his name to “Mark” to assist with his assimilation into his new culture.

MARK BIGLER, THE IMMIGRANT 1705 – 1787 by Norman Burns, 1960 with editorial comment in italics by Franklin K. Brough, 1981 and rev. made by Edwin Bigler from research of Mark Bigler and family. 30 December 2006 Mark Bigler, our earliest known ancestor in America, came from Ingolsheim, Alsace, France, which is near the Rine River. Marks father had four sons: Hans Jacob of 1701, Hans Georg 1703, Marx 1705, Hans Michael 1707.

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Layton Personal Ancestral File Users Group

If you’re in the Northern Utah area you might be interested in the Layton Personal Ancestral File Users Group (LPAFUG).

LPFUG meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7:15 pm at the Layton Hills Family History Center (LHFHC), 2300 North 1200 West, Layton, Utah 84041.

PAF helps you manage your family history (genealogy) information, creates pedigree files, and family group sheets.

Here’s your chance to share your expertise, ask questions, and learn how to use PAF.

No cost to join in!

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LDS Church and Family History Software

Many of you already know, the standard genealogy software for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been PAF (Personal Ancestral File). The software hasn’t seen an update in a long, long time, and most people have moved on to Legacy.

I just read a Church Memo: no future development is planned for PAF. Instead, the Church is developing an online tool that will enable you to import your GEDCOM file and use it online. They are advising that you do not import large GEDCOMs for various reasons. They do not plan to offer an “offline” software, but assure us that there will be 3rd party applications that will be enabled to sync with the new online tool.

No ETA regarding its public availability was mentioned.

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