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Distant Ancestor

Robert Keyes – early immigrant – one of the founders of Watertown Massachusetts

Watertown is adjacent to my hometown of Belmont.

Photo below: Cemetery associated with Robert Keyes


Hidden Gem

Like many notable early settlers Thomas & Andrew Chirnside, the original owners of the estate,  were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an organisation which introduced several European flora and fauna species to the Australian landscape. 115 more words


Billy Caldwell the Man

If you’ve lived on the far Northwest Side of the city, around Cicero and Peterson, you know the name Billy Caldwell.  There’s Billy Caldwell Woods, Billy Caldwell’s Reserve, Billy Caldwell Golf Course, Billy Caldwell Post of the American Legion.  541 more words


Hereditary Order

a list I found on Ancestry.com

As I travelled in southern Connecticut this past week we passed near many town centers = and cemeteries – I wondered if I was treading the ground of some of my ancestors.   39 more words


Exploring My Genealogy

  Angel Gabriel Shipwreck    So far all I have found in my genealogy are ancestors who were born in England and came to New England, not as the original Pilgrims in 1620, but a bit later as part of the Great Migration of immigrants after 1630.   79 more words


Ever Expanding Family Tree

I now have identified by name at least almost 3000 ancestors.  That’s a lot to handle!  As regular readers of this blog know, I’m trying to concentrate specifically on those ancestors who emigrated to America – and there are a lot of them!   905 more words


England To America

Alexander Alford, 1627-1687, England to Northampton arriving in 1659, my 8X Great Grandfather

Mary Vore, 1617-1687, England to Northampton with her parents, arriving in 1630, my 8X Great Grandmother… 719 more words


Janet reblogged this on Janet's thread and commented:

I have added many individuals and families to this list since I started it in March.