Monthly Archives: May 2013

Are you sure your ancestor came on the Mayflower? :)

Did you know that of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower only 26 heads of families have been recognized by the Mayflower Society as having descendants? Here is an excellent article all about this at the New England Historic Genealogical … Continue reading

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Grandpa Roork would have been 102 today!

If my grandfather Claud Franklin Roork was still alive today, he would have been 102 years old! Grandpa was born in Grandfield, Tillman, Oklahoma on May 15, 1911. He married my Grandmother Rachel Fay Sammon in Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Genealogy Roadshow starts in San Francisco

From SFGate.com: “PBS and KQED, the Bay Area’s public media outlet, are teaming up to create a new TV series combining the proven popularity of “Antiques Roadshow” with the ongoing interest in family history. “Genealogy Roadshow” will begin filming in the Bay … Continue reading

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Would you take up the problems of life with me?

I just had to share this today in light of how casual wedding vows are taken today. This is from an obituary of Samuel Arthur, who lived from 1826 – 1918. “There, near Quincy, he met, wooed, won, and married Miss … Continue reading

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They shot his arm off!

I have several Civil War ancestors whose bodies and general health were never the same after their time in the Civil War. I started creating a page at my blog today to remember my Civil War grandfathers. There is much … Continue reading

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The Quaboag Plantation and Our Hamilton Connection

I have just become aware of a great site for our Hamilton/Pepper and allied families research! Becky Chickering has created The Quaboag Plantation website with an interactive map showing the first settlers in the area including our John Hamilton, Jr. … Continue reading

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Our Scottish POWs are now on Facebook!

(Pepper) Today I have launched a “sister-site” to the Scottish War Prisoners Yahoo Group on Facebook. Please go take a look and LIKE us and JOIN us! My direct paternal ancestor, John Hamilton (Pepper line), was a Scottish prisoner of … Continue reading

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