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    I have been doing a lot of playing around on FamilySearch.org lately and have found a lot of records for the various branches of my family. I have also found inaccuracies in what is contained there. I guess it helps that one of my ancestors put together one of those genealogy books for our family about 100 years ago. it records that line of the family back to the original ancestor who came here from Holland in 1636. I was surprised to find that the book for the family was available as a scan online as well as a reprint from some of the printers in India. There are tons of old books that they are reprinting on demand. Something to look into if you know of a history book for your family.
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    I just ordered my Family History book. I think you can view it here: https://www.mycanvas.com/Sharing/Tur...LI16RqEuado%3D
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    Jeez Terry, I thought at least you'd trace it back to King Solomon!! We may be related since all these trees don't go down the female side, my family settled in Ipswich and Salem in the 1630s, and another side in Nantucket and Boston around the same time. Wasn't that big a gene pool around in those days. I hear 23 & Me has a better DNA breakdown than Ancestry DNA. There is an old cemetery in Rowley, MA that has a lot of graves from early Ipswich residents you might want to see if you have any relatives there.
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    How cool is that Gunsil?! It turns out my family (Soloman; Goodwin; Randall; Chapman; and Rowe), has been in America, since 1590 at least. Just today, I got records from Scotland that confirmed my 20th Great Grandfather was a Crusader!

    Sir John, Lord Innermeath, Stewart (Knight Templar)

    1350–1421

    BIRTH 1350 • Lorne, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

    DEATH 26 APR 1421 • Dunstaffshire Castle, Lorne, Argyllshire, Scotland





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    I was just looking at Phillip Fowler's info and saw there was a book about the first ten generations of the Fowler family in America and it was written by Matthew Stickney. I have a book about the first ten generations in America for the Stickney family which was my mother's name. William Stickney is the family patriarch who came over in 1637 and is buried in the Rowley, MA burial grounds. Bet we are cousins!! My grandfather did a lot of research in England and although there were no references to crusaders the family is in the Domesday Book as having received a land grant from William the Conquerer for their services in his army invading England in 1066 and the battle of Hastings. There was a forefather who turned out with the rebels at Concord and Lexington and that is why my grandfather was also an SAR member although I have never applied to join.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    I just ordered my Family History book. I think you can view it here: https://www.mycanvas.com/Sharing/Tur...LI16RqEuado%3D
    That book is really neat. I didn't know that you could get such things made. Of course for most of my family, we don't have all the supporting documentation, but I am sure that some searching could turn it up.

    After I posted last night, I did some playing on-line looking up some relatives who had served in the civil war. Turns out one of them served, was discharged, then re-enlisted and served as a Colonel with the 17th Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry.
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    Hi Terry, I'm glued to this thread, it's truly awesome, especially finding out that an ancestor was a Crusader! I've been tossing the idea around the idea of chasing my bloodlines.. (father is Smith..good luck!)...but my Mother's side is Fallon, she was born in Falkirk, Scotland and I'm very interested to see where that takes me! Side note of interest : Nov 1987 there was a horrible fire at Kings Cross Railway Station in London. A great number of people perished, a true tragedy as there was fire suppression in place but no one on duty that day knew how to activate it. All but one that died was identified, a male they named "John Doe". Long story short, John Doe was my grandfather. I've mentioned this before on a couple different threads but just thought it might be interesting to you given the Scottish heritage. I've loaded a picture, it is a clay impression of "John Doe", made by an artist while they were trying to identify him. And Terry...it is EERILY spot on! Still gives me goosebumps...I remember warching a 2 hour documentary on History Channel, about this person, how thru forensics, dna and finally an unusual clip in his brain from an aneurysm, how he was identified. Terry, I wish you great luck in filling in all the blanks, thx very much. Ddf.
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    Here you go Dude EZ PZ You don't even owe me nuthin

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    It is really cool that I have something to give to my children, and grandchildren, something they can take pride in and continue to investigate should they choose to. What we can find out today - without having to leave the house, is nothing less than Amazing! Yes, I have invested a few hundred dollars, and hundreds of hours now, but I really feel proud of my investment and work. The information I have found, and continue to find is priceless to me, and is bringing me a lot of joy.

    Gunsil, I'll keep an eye open for William Stickney, as I continue to expand my tree. Keith, I encourage you to continue your research! Dirtdigginfool, that story gets in your head, amazing. Keep "digging" for the Fallon's, I know you'll find leads!

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    WOW! Have you read the book, or seen the movie, "The DaVinci Code?" Well, as it turns out, Baron William Roslin Sinclair 1405–1480
    BIRTH 1405 • Rosslyn Castle, Midlothian, Scotland / Caithness, Scotland, is my 22nd great-grandfather!

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    It's a hugh callenge to find all the links from the first of my clan, but i'll keep researching.

    Don........
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    Some more interesting Great Grandfathers.
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    Here are a few "highlights" from my Ancestry.com DNA results, and now over 780-hours of research and detective work. There is no narration, just some music. It is part of a file I have put together for my kids, and grandkids.


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    Terry,

    About 10 years ago I joined Ancestry.com and started on my family tree. I got so into it and found it so interesting that when I went on line working on it, I wound up spending 10 to 12 hours a day. I kept running into a dead end regarding my g grandfather on my fathers side and I didn't know why. The rest of my family, on both sides although pure German, were Pennsylvania Dutch and therefore there were pretty clear family records back into the early 1700's and beyond. I hired a professional genealogy investigator off of Ancestry back about 9 years ago now and paid $2000.00 to find out info on the g grandfather who turned out to be from Germany. For that two grand, I found out the ship he came here on with my g grandmother, the date he left and arrived here and where he left from in Germany and the name of the ship. More info would cost me more money so I declined going further in that direction back then. Please keep in mind that I was and had been a professional investigator for many years, so I was aware that as an investigator your contacts were very important and also that data bases that you enroll in do cost money. I just thought, as a professional, that although the info I received was helpful and truthful, it was VERY expensive for what I got as results. About 6 years ago I got off Ancestry.com and stayed off for 6 years until about two months ago when my 87 year old mother in law asked me to do the search on her family tree. Now, I'm back on Ancestry.com again working both her tree and my family tree again.


    As has already been said, BE VERY CAREFUL on Ancestry about what info you use and incorporate into your tree, especially several generations back. Check and double check what you put into your tree as your line. Also, the member who commented about finding someone in another country to barter with for researching records is a great idea and jump on that offer to help you get into that. You are very lucky that member offered to share that with you. Good Luck Terry. If I can help a fellow Vet with any of this just holler Bro.
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    Thank you most sincerely Unclebuck257!!!

 

 
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