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Transcript of the will of Abel Dale

Abel Dale, the son of John and Jane,  is one of my 7 times great grandparents.  He married twice,  to Ann Smith, at Audley, Staffordshire in 1750, then to Sarah Booker, also at Audley, in 1756. 337 more words

Transcript of the will of Jane Dale

Jane Dale, the widow of John Dale, died in 1768 and was buried at St. James, Audley, Staffordshire, England on the 3rd November 1768.

John and Jane are one set of my 8th great grandparents via their son, Abel.  320 more words


Gloria “MaMa G” Simms is a Descendant of Trelawny Town , she is the Paramount Queen, Right Excellency Nanny and Gaama of Jamaica’s proud Maroon nation. 466 more words

Record Spotlight – Massachusetts Department of Health, Institutional Registers, 1854-1918 on FamilySearch.org

One might think that such sensitive information about our ancestors would be kept under heavy restrictions. But to my surprise, I found that three microfilms of patient registers for Massachusetts insane hospitals, asylums, and schools for persons with disabilities, from the Massachusetts State Archives, are available to everyone on the internet. 1,206 more words


In Memoriam: My Korean War Soldier

The final memorial to my cousins who gave their lives in defense of liberty is for my fifth cousin once removed, a Kentucky boy, Charles Curtis Goff of Louisville. 454 more words

Newgrange Passage Tomb Monument, Ireland

I put a letter in the mail today to Ireland.  It was addressed as follows:

To: any members of the Dermody family: John Francis, Tony, Maura, Patrick William, Ann, Margaret, Michael or Fidelma Dermody, currently living in: Tiernascragh, Ballycrissane, Ballinasloe, Co. 290 more words

Stone Alignments

Welcome to Our Great Ancestors

Hello Everyone!

This is the first ever post on Our Great Ancestors. I hope that you are able to easily navigate through the website and most of all find the website helpful. 120 more words