Osmond Family Research
Shown below in the red circle is Donny Osmond, pictured on a large wall pedigree chart that existed from 2008 to 2014 inside the main floor area of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Information about this chart was published by Lee Benson in the Deseret News newspaper of 15 June 2008 under the title of "Offspring of a great dad alter world."
December 11, 2010, the LDS Church News of the Deseret News
newspaper published the following account of the Osmonds family and their
family history work. This newspaper article (quoted below) was entitled
history moments: Family's focus", but was known as "Famous
Family Focuses on Finding Families".
Famous Family Focuses on Finding Families
decades the Osmonds have sung and performed for people around the world.
In July 2008, all nine siblings of the famous Osmond family Virl,
Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie and Jimmy performed
together with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during two evenings of Pioneer
Day celebrations in the LDS Conference Center. However, even when performing
in different parts of the world, this large family has always taken time
to focus on families, including trying to locate distant cousins and performing
temple work for their deceased ancestors and relatives.
OFO Genealogy Committee
The Genealogy Committee of the Osmond Family Organization (OFO) consists of the children and grandchildren of George and Olive Osmond, as well as the following experienced researchers: Clayton and Ethel Brough, volunteer family genealogists who live in Utah (Ethel is a "1st cousin" to Olive Osmond); Elinor Gilbey, a volunteer researcher who lives in Wales; Mark E. Gardner, a professional British genealogist who lives in Utah; and Kathryn Stout, a professional British genealogist who lives in Lancashire, England.
Osmond SIRP Research Project
Information taken and edited from FamilySearch
The Osmond Family Organization (OFO) uses Surname Index and Relationship Project (SIRP) methodologies to identify family members and relatives. SIRP is a "structured extraction and research system used to identify individuals and combine them into family units". During the past several years, SIRP has been successfully used by the OFO to identify and connect hundreds of individuals living in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
SIRP acquires online genealogical data from multiple sources on individuals having the same (or similar) surname in a designated geographical area, then inputs all such names and their associated dates and places of births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials into a PAF-style (and GEDCOM friendly) database. Once this database has been compiled, then analysis, screening and merging tools are used to match and link individuals together into related families and larger ancestral lineages.
Some of the genealogical sources
used by SIRP include the following:
In 2011, the Osmond Family Organization (OFO) used SIRP methodologies to compile databases of hundreds of "Osmond" surnamed individuals who had lived from 1800 to the early 1900's in New Zealand and in New South Wales, Australia. Subsequent analysis, screening and merging of these databases resulted in the rapid identification of numerous linked individuals and multiple family lineages.
In 2012, SIRP methodologies were used to successfully document and link hundreds of "Osmond" military servicemen (and women) who died while serving their countries in World War I and World War II to their families and ancestors.
At the present time, the OFO is applying SIRP methodologies to identify and combine thousands of individuals and their families who lived in the 1800's and early 1900's in England and Wales.
You can contact the OFO through its email address at: email@example.com
OFO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org