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Using y-dna testing in “deep family history” research

The popularity of “family history shows” has coincided with the creation of  an industry offering genetics testing for genealogical research. One product offered by this industry is testing “y-dna”, in which genetic information is passed from son to son. The information … Continue reading

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David Bair (1799-) Botetourt, VA

1799 DAVID BAIR born. 1820 DAVID BAIR Botetourt County VA Federal Census 1 Male over 26 White 1 Female between 15 and 26 No slaves. 1830 DAVID BEAR Botetourt County VA Federal Census 1 Male Between 5 and Under 10; … Continue reading

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Rice T. Oaks (c.1828-1887), Albermarle County, VA; Hamblen County, TN

1828 Rice T(homas) Oaks, son of RICE OAKS and PATIENCE SUDDARTH, born in Albemarle County, VA 17 May 1828 1850 Rice T. Oaks in Botetourt County VA 1850 census, boarding with farming family, occupation carpenter Marries Susan Bair, daughter of David … Continue reading

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Who Might Have Come to the Christening of Giles Carter in Cirencester?: A Speculative Essay

I suspect that a number of genealogists and family historians would generally agree with my opinion that a close study of 17th century wills, legal documents and various vital statistics records in Gloucestershire England could yield insights into the English … Continue reading

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My Speculations on the 1635 Christening in Cirencester: A Response from Tasmania

Earlier, as in attempting to gain insights in the relationships between several Gloucestershire (England) ancesteral families with ties to Virginia, I speculated on who might have come to the christening of GILES CARTER in Cirencester in 1635. I received the following reply … Continue reading

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Giles Carter (1634-1701) of Henrico County (Turkey Island)

Note from WHB (May 17, 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea)   My last previous post regarding Giles Carter of Henrico County VA dated  January 5, 2012 (with some recent annotations. [See Return to Turkey Island: Giles Carter (1634-1700) Henrico County, VA.] This … Continue reading

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Selected Entries from an Index of 16th and 17th Century Gloucestershire Wills

The following index of Gloucestershire (England) wills is part of a digitizing process that took place in 2014. I have selected ancestral names and related names contained in that index for further research: Source: GLOUCESTER WILLS, 1541 TO 165O (ALSO “DISPERSED WILLS” … Continue reading

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William Saunders of Ewell (1502-1571)

The following information was compiled by Justin Sanders: 1502  William Saunders, 1502-1571, born at Ewell, Surrey County, England; son of Henry Saundres (1456-1519) Joan Lepton. Known siblings: Nicholas, 1488-1549; Agnes, 1501-1530; Margaret, 1504; Cornelia. Quote of Lord Burgley (William Cecil) … Continue reading

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Selected Excerpts from Latimer’s History of the Merchant Venturers Guild of Bristol, U. K., Part 1

Over eleven decades ago, an important history of the Merchant Venturers Guild of Bristol, U. K., was published in England. I will be excerpting relevant passages that I believe will prove useful in developing insights into the ancestsral family history … Continue reading

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Saunders Family Lines in 17th Century Virginia and their Ancestry: Additional Research by Justin Sanders

Further correspondence with Justin Sanders: Hi Justin – Great work (your research on the descendants of the Saunders family of Charlwood, Surrey, England). I’d like to spend some time on what can be learned of connecting families in Bristol and … Continue reading

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