Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's official-General Society of Mayflower Descendants

My application has been approved. I'm so excited to have my research validated. I first suspected the Mayflower connection two years ago. I wasn't interested in applying at the time, but as I gathered documents just for purposes of general family research, the case seemed to build itself.

My 10th great-grandfather was Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower passenger.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Why I'm Not a Lyricist

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

Twelve Records I’m Missing

Eleven Wills I’m Needing

Ten Deeds I’m Wanting

Nine Siblings Who’re Hiding

Eight Leads I’m Chasing

Seven Generations I’m Lacking

Six Directory Listings

Five Proofs of Birth

Four DNA Matches

Three Online Searches

Two Census Names

and a David Murray in My Family Tree