Second Wave of Welsh Immigrants In a recent article I discussed the large Welsh migration of the late 17th and early 18th centuries to the American Colonies. Many of these were Quakers or other non-conformists who fled Wales seeking religious freedom. Most of the thousands of Welsh immigrants settled in Pennyslvania and nearby colonies. Historians tell
I have a family history mystery in my family tree. Chances are you have some of your own. This mystery involves my Great-Great-Grandmother, Ella Belle Bunch. Although she passed away 20 years before I was born, I regret that many people living today had the chance to ask a few questions and resolve the mystery.
Welsh Migrations. Ever since I researched my Chilton-Watkins line from Wales, I have been fascinated by Welsh culture and history. This led me to do extensive research on major Welsh migration movements to America. This article will discuss the emigration of thousands of people from Wales to Pennsylvania between 1680 and 1720. Commonly called the “Welsh Tract,”
Hyrum Henry Taylor Comes to Arizona Hyrum Henry Taylor lived in Vernal, Utah since his early childhood. He was a hard worker and saved up $800 by the time he was 22. Hyrum bought 200 acres and 100 head of cattle and horses. He then married his “Little Red Bird,” Eliza Jane Bird on July 24,
Scots vs. Irish Since it’s Friday I thought I would share something just for fun! Do you have Scottish or Irish ancestry? Then maybe you will enjoy this! Do you remember those Irish Spring soap commercials? The ones with the whistling Irishmen and lasses? The soap claimed to leave you fresh and “clean as a whistle.”
Understanding FamilySearch.org In my experience, many beginners get confused about the nature of FamilySearch. When teaching people to search for records in FamilySearch, for example, they have asked, “Why do I have to search for them if they are already in FamilySearch?” Or, “If I find them in FamilySearch, why do I have to ADD
Questions “Didn’t you live a couple houses down from your Grandma?” I asked the question almost out of the blue in a phone call with my Dad while I was driving down the freeway. “Actually we were right next door until someone built the house in between us,” was his reply. “Did you get together
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Not a Researcher? You Can Still Help! (Part 3 of 3) NOTE: This series focuses on the free FamilySearch.org website. It is intended for people that have family members that have done research and published the data in the FamilySearch family tree. 3 Easy Tasks for Beginning Family History Work In an earlier post I stated that
Not a Researcher? You Can Still Help! (Part 2 of 3) NOTE: This series focuses on the free FamilySearch.org website. It is intended for people that have family members that have done research and published the data in the FamilySearch family tree. 3 Easy Tasks for Beginning Family History Work In an earlier post I stated that