Researching the Woodleys of Appledore

John and Elizabeth Woodley I am excited to learn more about the Woodley family that I recently discovered using records from the GRO. (See this article for more information about the “GRO PDF Pilot“). I have dubbed this family the Woodleys of Appledore. Here are a few insights I have gained into this little family.

Do You Have Mayflower Ancestors?

The First Thanksgiving With Thanksgiving nearly upon us it seems appropriate to remember the Pilgrims who were among the first to come to America in search of religious freedom. Although theirs was not the first harvest celebration or “day of thanksgiving” in America, the struggles and triumphs of the early colonists embody the American ideals.

Ancestral Travel Planning

7 Tips For Planning an Unforgettable Trip to Ancestral Homelands

I asked Carole from Encore Journeys to share some tips about planning an unforgettable trip to ancestral homelands with your family. Encore Journeys specializes in European travel and has helped many people “go back to their roots” using their ancestral travel planning services. She provides 7 really great ideas! Create an Unforgettable Family Reunion with Your Past You’ve

Family History Mystery: In Search of Ella’s Father

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.

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