Bunnell's Database is probably the most complete Bunnell,
Bonnell and Burnell families database in existence with more
than 38,000 Bunnell/Bonnell/Burnell members and it's user
family history is only one of the features of this site. You'll
also be treated to some Bunnell history and a little humor.
of Pine Creek Valley, PA specializes in the family and
area indicated but it is a well designed site and includes
Pine Creek Valley and Pioneer Families"
- Steven Bonnell
has posted the complete 'BONNELL' contents of Spencer L. Kraybill's
1354-page book published in 1991. This is being displayed with
written permission from Spencer Kraybill's wife, Marie Kraybill.
sites provide a means of e-mail discussions and exchanges
of information between researchers. Extremely useful.
Bonnell French Connection is at this site. As of 18 May
2004 he has about 204 names in there, 60 of which are Bonnells.
can be found at Kay Cutshall's website. Other related
lines are also available. Her page will also lead you to the
Rootswebs Bunnell and Bonnell mail lists and message boards.
Bunnell's bio is available at this site. Makes you proud
to have him as part of the family.
Bonnell, the artist, has a biography at this site of the
National Gallery of Art. One of his paintings
can be viewed at this NGA site.
C. & George W. Bonnell of Lancaster Co. Nebraska have
biographies at this site.
Charles Bunnell of Wyoming County, PA is remembered at
GENEALOGICAL SITES WITH BUNNELL/BONNELL
Politicians, and Burnell
Politicians can be found at these "The Political
Graveyard" pages. Thanks go to Cecil Bunnell for bringing
these to our attention.
Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak Township, St. Joseph Co., MI has
many Bunnells buried there so take a look.
mail lists can be accessed from these Rootsweb sites. You
can also dig into their archived material.
Genealogy & History Site by Joyce M. Tice has over 9000
excellent pages dealing with Chemung Co., NY and Bradford
and Tioga Counties, PA. There are more than 150 Bonnell~Bunnell
entries in those 9000 pages.
Co. NY & Litchfield Co. CT are the focal points of this
history and genealogy site. They gather documents and other
source material, index them and make them available on CDs.
Their search engine showed 10 Bonnell hits, but some of those
hits had as many as 25 separate Bonnell references. It identified
3 Bunnell hits.
New England but also Michigan data is available here.
This website has “more than 2100 data files for CT,
MA, RI, NJ, NY & MI including over 400 will & probate
files, 300 deeds & over 300 gravestone photos from Middlesex
Co., CT.” The site has a search engine to save you time
Loyalists are also part of the Bunnell/Bonnell history
and this site will give you access to the writer/researcher
with the info, Paul Bunnell. The latest edition of his book,
Thunder Over New England,Benjamin Bonnell, the Loyalist
is now available. It is nearly triple in size from the previous
edition, growing from 108 pages to 322.
CONNECTIONS TO BUNNELL/BONNELLS
Connection to a Bonnell is at this site. Actually it's
the resume' for a Stephane Bonnell in Paris, France. If you
speak French, you may want to contact him and say hello. See
if he's interested in donating to the newsletter. His father
has a French Bonnell site listed above.
Point in Yosemite is described at this site.
Landmarks is all you'll find at this new site that we
are building. You're invited to send in your material.
Top 100 sites for genealogy are listed here. It's sort of like this page: a site that lists other sites. Thanks to Sarah Brian of Forever Curious for this info.
Canadian connections can be researched here. However,
for the most effective researching it appears that you'll
need to join their society. Without joining, I located one
Burnell within 3 minutes of getting on the site.
The US GenWeb project is the Cadillac of genealogical
sites. After starting at their home page and working down
to the county you're interested in, you'll be able to do research
in nearly any county in the U.S.
to Archival Databases is the title of this National Archives
page which "allows searches of 50 million-plus records
- drawn from 350 federal databases" according to the
Washington Post. If I had a site of the quarter, this would
be it. I recommend using their "sample search" as
a learning tool.
School Alumni are searchable at this rootsweb site. I
tried it with Bonnell and Bunnell in several states and got
hits. In some cases it even tells you the address of the individual
when he/she graduated.
Transcription Library is a handy tool for going through
the cemeteries from the comfort of your home. Don't forget
that some of the county pages available through the GenWeb
project also have cemetery information.
This site is free and has over 120 million grave sites listed.I
have used this many, many times and highly recommend it.
A Billion Graves is a competitor to findagrave. I'm not sure how myany records they have but they have a different approach involving, a phone app and volunteers. Click on the Learn More video. Thanks to Sarah Brian of Forever Curious for this info.
Library of Congress has several useful sites. This
one takes you to their map collection.
National Archives is a warehouse of information,
no pun intended.
searches can be done from here and some military records,
city directories, and death records are available at this
Distant Cousin web site. Some pages though lead to "fee
for service" sites.
Colonial Records are available from this site. It is not
the most user-friendly site I’ve seen; for example you
can’t search all of the records at once by surname.
But the records are divided up by time periods and then you
can search by name within each time period. I searched the
first three volumes (April 1636-April 1665, May 1665- Nov
1677, May 1678-Jun 1689) and could not find any Bunnells/Bonnells
in any of the various spelling variations. None the less it
is interesting reading and also presents some insight into
the laws and mores of the time.
Filing Cabinet II has a lot of useful information about
the early colonial period, especially for the southern states.
If you want to know about Tithables or Colonial Legal Terminology,
this is the site for you.
Military Records including Australian, New Zealand, British, Irish and United Sataes are here, along with history acrticles about the various wars. Thanks to Sarah Brian of Forever Curious for this info.
U.S. Military info is a Rootsweb site. The number of names listed doesn't match the NARA data base, but there are a few Bunnells and at least one Bonnell there.
War Soldiers & Sailors can be found at this FREE National
Park Service website. It provides names and units for all
Union and Confederate Soldiers and Sailors and provides information
about each unit. Thanks to Kay Cutshall for finding this great
Online military indexes and records are available here for the wars the US was in, from the Revoluitionary War to Viet Nam. Thanks to Sarah Brian of Forever Curious for this info
Getting started in Genealogy may be a little easier if you take a look at this site first. It contains more websites for you to visit and help you on your way. Thanks to Nancy Mitchell of the Apple Creek Historical Society, Ohio
Genealogy and the Law might be a good read if you plan on publishing or just sharing the material your careful, exhaustive research has uncovered. Thanks to Sarah Brian of Forever Curious for this info
wipe out entire families at once. This site lists the years
and areas of the country that various epidemics have visited.
calculations are a snap, at least from 1800 forward,
using this site. So if you want to figure out how much grt-grt-grt
grandpa paid for that property in today's dollars, here's
the place to do it.
perpetual Calendar would tell you that July 4th,
1776 was a Thursday.
own Webpage can be built at this site. Of course, we'd
rather you let us share your data here.
Download FREE FORMS from Ancestry.com
has the inventories of used book stores around the world in
one searchable database. It's fun and easy to use and the
prices are reasonable. I found some old, old books there as
well as recent ones. I guess that's what you'd expect in a
used books store.
Researching in Europe may be easier after you review this website. Thanks to Sarah Brian of Forever Curious for this info
http://www.freecen.org.uk/ for the UK; is still being populated with data."FreeCEN
is part of FreeUKGEN, an initiative aimed at helping make
high quality primary (or near-primary) records of relevance
to UK genealogy conveniently and freely available online,
in a coherent, easy to access and search, information retrieval
is a fascinating site if you enjoy history. I had no idea
how many poorhouses or workhouses there used to be in Britain.
This site tells the story of them and at many of the sites
for individual houses, you can look up the staff and inmates
by name. Yep, there are some Bo/Bunels there –inmates.
lists court cases in London and there are several Bunells
and Bonells (with variations) listed in there. Thanks to John
Bonnell and his son for that find. It is really interesting
to read and they have copies of the original documents that
you can read and print.
From the site: "The Children's Homes website aims to
provide information on all the many and varied institutions
that became home for thousands of children and young people
Court, Government & Criminal Records in the UK
- Birth, Marriage & Death Records for the UK
- Military Records
The folks listed below are busily digging
up information about their relatives and maybe yours. Interested
in trading info? Send them an e-mail and tell them you saw
their name on www.bunnellfamily.com. If you want your name
us. Tell us which family name you're interested in and
if you're interested in a particular location and/or time
period let us know that too.
Start with me. I
love receiving e-mail about the Bunnell family. I'll have
to admit I hadn't been researching the Bonnell/Burnell lines.
But I am working on EVERETT, DONEY, CASTIGLIONE and GUARINO.
For the Bunnell line I've been concentrating on Tioga County,
William Austin is
one of the most knowledgeable BUNNELL and BONNELL researchers.
He has published Vol. II of The Bunnell/Bonnell Family In
America and has pretty well retired from Bunnell/ Bonnell
Rachal Lohr is researching
BUNNELL ancestors of Francis Ruth Bunnell who was b:1924 in
Oklahoma and married Thane Stanley Lohr. Her father was William
Henry Bunnell (b: 1901 Arkansas d: 1985 San Jose, CA).
is a long time BUNNELL researcher and is also deeply into
the DONEY Family. Cecil is from the Tioga Co. NY Bunnells.
has been researching the BUNNELL Family for many years and
also hails from the Tioga County, NY line.
has published (2003) "Thunder Over New England, Benjamin
BONNELL, The Loyalist." He has done a lot of research
on the "wing" of the family that settled in Canada
after the Revolutionary War. For info on Loyalists' books
and material, see his website.
Steve Bonnell has Bonnell
family data and is anxious to discuss it. Don't over look
Kay [Aldrich] Cutshall
is the administrator for the BONNELL Rootsweb message board
as well as being a researcher. And she has a nice website.
Joanne Rexford's grandmother
was Emma BUNNELL, dau. of Ira and Elizabeth Hively BUNNELL
from Ohio. If you have connections to that line, drop Joanne
Irene Transue is
interested in the Bunnells in the Wyoming Valley, PA area.
Specifically Henry Bunnell and his wife Anna VanAllen.Their
daughter Alice Bertha Bunnell was born in Lovelton, PA and
Irene is trying to find out more about Henry and Anna.