Monthly Archives: May 2018

Some heirlooms are living

Not all family heirlooms are passed down in the form of silver, china, and crystal.   Sometimes, plants are passed from one location to another and the lineage of where they were planted goes with them.   That is true of the … Continue reading

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Read EVERYTHING and QUESTION

A number of months ago, I found my grandfather’s World War I draft registration on Ancestry. I think was surprised at the misspelling of his middle name.   And wondered why did he not sign the form with his usual flourish … Continue reading

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And more of the Quaker Cemetery …

A number of my family members were buried in Quaker Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland County, Michigan.   Beyond my 4 times great grandparents: Norman Lee, born Nov. 28, 1811.  Died Jan. 5, 1885.  Asleep in Jesus.     Uncle Norman was the … Continue reading

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New Direction …

OK, even I am tired of the We’re Related endless start, stop, restart, and trying to figure out what bad trees they are basing their predictions of relationship upon.  The final straw was today’s notice the Ron Howard was my … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem – WOW!

Gloria Steinem is reported as my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Johannes Steinbach (1618-1681).   Yet, each of our next generation is defined as Johann Jacob Steinbach (1640-1727) and Johannes Steinbach (1640-1727).  Now unless these two were twin brothers … Continue reading

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Henry Ford – can I get a Mustang wholesale?

So, Henry Ford is my 6th cousin, 5 times removed?  Report # 427 even has our MRCA being Deacon William Ford (1604-1676), the 4 times great grandfather of my 4 times great grandmother, Esther Clark, and the furthest documented ancestor … Continue reading

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Cole Porter .. ♪ ♫

Report # 426 has Cole Porter as my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Mary Levett [married to Elder John White (1600-1713), the 3 times great grandparents of Esther Clark, my 4 times great grandmother and the furthest documented … Continue reading

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