As regular readers of this blog know, I am very keen on genealogy and am trying to extend my family tree as far as possible. The number of identified ancestors is now 17,481.
photo from 1945, in my backyard in Belmont Mass, it’s springtime – the lilac bush in the background is in bloom
3 generations – my great aunt, my mother and her 2 sisters, me and some of my cousins
photo of my maternal grandmother and 2 of her daughters (in Minneapolis 1912)
Spreadsheet pages – My approx 300 Immigrant Ancestors
Selfie as I neared the end of the exercise of sellotaping and collating the pages of the printout of the spreadsheet.
(for my knitting friends – I am wearing a sweater which I knit many years ago )
Total ancestor count – 17,247
Number of Immigrants to North America – approximately 300
Life in Belgium
Did my ancestors have braided rugs?
Some symbolism here between tree stumps and family trees
I just finished printing a 78 page document that I have been working on for a long time. It still needs some editing/tinkering but I’m basically ready to move on to the next stage. I want to input the information to Excel and then do some sorting into different categories. These are my 300+ immigrant ancestors by name, birth and death dates and location, generation, marriage, arrival date and place, miscellaneous information.
Grandpa and Auntie – my maternal grandfather and his sister – 1948, Belmont Mass.
photo credit: Janet Miller
So hot that the only thing to do was to read my book about the life of a Finnish-Swedish immigrant to the Northwest in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s. The Legacy of Ida Lillbroanda. Wonderful book!
285 Buena Vista Street, Newark Ohio Built in 1870 Demolished 2011 (?)
Is she on the list??
I have listed approximately 350 ancestors (every ancestor I can find) who immigrated to North America. The vast majority came in the Great Migration 1620-1640. Most came to New England – Boston and surrounding area, and New Haven Connecticut. A few came to New York. And a few came to Virginia.
They range from being 6th to 10th Great Grandparents. The vast majority came from England.
St Chad Church Rochdale Lancashire
Chad Church in Rochdale Lancashire. This was the church of my Chadwicke ancestors in the 16th and 17th centuries.