Bill, My Mother’s Favorite Brother, and an Ancient Village Although my Uncle Bill has been at his eternal rest for years now, his middle name continues to make me wonder where in the world his provincial Southern parental unit got such a name! It has yet to turn up as a family name. Not that… Continue reading Thetford in the Kingdom of East Anglia
Well, today I was quite gobsmacked to discover that there exists an ancient Butler Dynasty which includes the Earls of Ormond. If any link from my ancestors to this lineage is found by yours truly (doubtful!) it will probably be in the line of Laurence Washington of Sulgrave Manor who married Margaret Butler on August… Continue reading On The Butler Dynasty of Ireland
The genealogy fraud of Gustave Anjou affects many lineages
By National Park Service Digital Image Archives [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As my ‘armchair genealogy’ research continues, I find myself delving into the history of the Jamestown Colony of 1607 and beyond which I hadn’t done since school days. Guess I should’ve known since I was aware that some of my ancestors… Continue reading Researching the Jamestown Colony
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