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Another Book To Use In My Genealogy Research January 18, 2018

IMG_5078  Wow – what a compendium.  I can now check what I’ve found so far working mostly with Ancestry.com


New Total Ancestor Count December 27, 2017

Filed under: Ancestor Count,Ancestors,Genealogy — Janet @ 11:39 pm

The total ancestor count has reached another milestone – 7200.  Trying to fill in the gaps on my family tree, I keep finding more information.  Either I missed these people initially or more information is coming to light.  Whichever, I am happy to keep working on my genealogy research.  I am particularly pleased when I find more early immigrants to North America.  That list keeps growing.


Ancestor Count Keeps Climbing November 28, 2017

Over Thanksgiving weekend the number of ancestors I have identified passed the 7000 mark.  Read the Plantagenets book – finished at last – I found that some of the players mentioned are also to be found in my genealogy.  e.g. George Latimer Neville





Ancestor Count Revisited October 15, 2017

I’ve now reached a total of 6,700 ancestors in my genealogy research.  People ask me what I’ve been doing lately or in the past few months.  I sort of fumble for an answer and then only after the conversation has moved on do I think of how I have spent my days – GENEALOGY RESEARCH.

And this work has sparked a great interest in reading history books.  the last is Alison Weir’s The Life of Elizabeth I.    IMG_4541  A bit of a slog but well worth it in the end.


Keeping Track September 2, 2017

Filed under: Ancestor Count,Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy — Janet @ 12:55 am

In my genealogy work I’m trying to identify as many ancestors as possible.  My tree keeps growing.  As part of this work I want to be sure I identify all the individuals  who immigrated to America.

The ancestor count as of September 1, 2017 stands at 6476.  That’s a lot of people.

Here is one of the immigrant ships

Immigrant ship 33



Ancestor Count Update July 21, 2017

The ancestor count has now reached 6000.  Can you believe it?  And I’m not finished yet.

Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk  Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk England


Ancestor Count In Review April 22, 2017

Filed under: Ancestor Count,Ancestors,Ancestry,Genealogy — Janet @ 1:32 am

In my genealogy research I’m trying to focus on specific areas but inevitably it seems to lead to the addition of more and more ancestors to the tree.  At the latest count there are 5,450 ancestors weighing down the branches.

IMG_2909  my big chart – 9 generations   This chart portrays just the roots.  The mind boggles!