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Sea Captains In The Family Tree July 24, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Scotland,Sea Stories,Ship captains,Ships — Janet @ 3:18 pm

My 14th Great Grandfather Admiral Sir Andrew Wood, 1450-1515.  This is a replica of his ship.

Yellow Caravel Sir Andrew Wood's Ship  Yellow Caravel

 

Researching My Sperry Ancestors January 29, 2016

Sperry Light House New Haven Ct Sperry Light, New Haven Ct

A few years ago I posted a blog about Armstrong Sperry, an author whose books inspired me many years ago.  Armstrong Sperry the author was born in New Haven Ct in 1897.  Now I find that a number of my ancestors were named Sperry and lived in New Haven.  Am I distantly related to one of my favorite authors?  Research to be continued.