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John Howard of Southwark (1507 - 1545)

John Howard was my 13th great grandfather, born a bastard, orphaned as an infant and became a ward of Charles Brandon, he was surrounded by courtly people, lived during a time of unrest and religious persecution, and died the year of the 1545 plague outbreak.

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My Nazi Legacy Trailer | Video | Independent Lens | PBS

On Monday night I watched a video on my local PBS station that was both fascinating and depressing. You know the kind. The images replay through your mind as you drift off to sleep and linger the next morning like a kind of cloudy malaise.   178 more words


Debbie (Republic of Congo) Took AncestryDNA Test to Inform Kin about Ethnicity

Germainy Debbie Mokeleba of the Republic of Congo decided to take an AncestryDNA test in April to help identify possible kin in the diaspora. Debbie is a graduating undergraduate I met when I gave a presentation in her class in March, 2016. 368 more words


Humbke Family & Relatives - Past, Present & Future

My name is Roger Albert Humbke.  I am fascinated and addicted to researching past/present ancestors and relatives. Because of the costs and efforts to do the research, it is my intent to make the results public and available to those who have a similar interest.   419 more words

Woven into the texture of the nation...

The following is from John Esten Cook’s Virginia, A History of the People.

First, note the obvious second sentence, which says that the New England colonists and the Virginia colonists were descended from the same English stock. 480 more words


Finals are Over!

While I am excited that my English class and Computer class are over, I actually will miss my pottery and sociology class. Sociology this year really taught me a lot about how I learn and my better studying skills (color coding is great).   952 more words

The Start of my Aveyard One-Name Study

I mentioned in my WDYTYA? Live 2016 write-up that I had registered a one-name study with the Guild of One-Name Studies. My chosen name is Aveyard, the maiden name of my great grandmother (maternal). 626 more words

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