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Exploring My Genealogy June 13, 2016

Angel Gabriel Shipwrecked  Angel Gabriel Shipwreck    So far all I have found in my genealogy are ancestors who were born in England and came to New England, not as the original Pilgrims in 1620, but a bit later as part of the Great Migration of immigrants after 1630.  They came mainly from 1630-1635 and were my 6th-8th Great Grandparents.  They were the ones who were not shipwrecked!  I wonder what proportion of ships were lost in the crossing, for crossing the Atlantic in ships of sail in the 1600’s was a perilous journey.

My  family tree keeps getting heavier as the branches grow.  I now have data for 2745 ancestors and  I’m feeling overwhelmed.  Even the number of named immigrants is overwhelming – approximately 500 and still climbing.