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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:58 PM

The Genealogy Thread. =) [View all]

I figured this would be a fun topic for anyone interested in this stuff, especially for those who want to share their findings and stuff.

Not too long ago, I learned a quite a bit about my family tree....or at least, on my mother's side. I always knew a little about them, like how my great-grandma was born to a Norwegian immigrant mother(the father I know nothing about, though) in South Dakota, and that my great-grandfather died of tuberculosis. What I didn't know, though, is that not only was my great-grandfather actually born in Paragould, Arkansas, of all places, but that branches of my family go all the way back to the Colonial era....just as my dad's did. Here's another couple of tasty tidbits for you(particularly for Westerners): I am indirectly related to the guy who gave his name to Bozeman, Montana, and one of the old Mormon pioneer families (Here's one of them: http://www.geni.com/people/Elizabeth-Taylor/6000000003240438294) .

I can certainly reliably trace my maternal ancestry all the way back to these two people:

http://records.ancestry.com/Sarah_Patrick_records.ashx?pid=16362353

http://records.ancestry.com/Yearby_Land_records.ashx?pid=18080001

Mrs. Patrick in Mecklenburg, Virginia, and Mr. Land, in, get this: South Carolina, of all places.

Do you have anything you'd like to share, or just interested in the topic? In any case, I'd be fascinated to hear from you all.

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