Poster for World War I
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. A bit of a slog but well worth it in the end.
Tudor Times September 18, 2017
Henry VII, first in the Tudor line
In connection with my genealogy research, I’ve been reading a lot of history, both American and English. I’m contemplating documenting a number of my ancestors in more detail, particularly those who lived in the 16th century. The Tudor period stretched from 1485 with the crowning of Henry VII to 1603, the death of Elizabeth I. A momentous century in English history.
A Work In Progress June 20, 2017
From the piles of papers I’ve accumulated in my genealogy research I am now compiling a list of my immigrant ancestors who came to America – who, when, what year, etc.
Following is my draft so far: Sorry, I’m having trouble copying the Word document
Hans Jonathan June 19, 2017
The Man Who Stole Himself, The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan.
A most interesting book for anyone who wants to learn more about genealogy, the history of slavery and slave relations and freedom. Hans Jonathan was born to a slave mother in St Croix in the West Indies. He was transported to Copenhagen and later escaped to Iceland. And the tale goes on from there to trace his descendants in Iceland and North America. A powerful piece of research, which is still ongoing.