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Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

Also visit my blog, Leaves & Branches for information on my current research, new discoveries, missing ancestors, memories and other miscellaneous posts. See the latest post below.

This website is always changing as I include newly uncovered information. Check back soon for more content! – – – Colleen

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  • July 2, 2015: Independence Day! - Leaves & Branches

    My husband & I are once again hosting a big family BBQ on the 4thof July! Hurray! It is lots of work and lots of fun. We have a nice screened in porch that is perfect for my uncle, the family patriarch, to sit on a rocker and a big back yard that’s perfect for the younger cousins to run and play. My brothers & cousins all bring a dish to share and my husband is in charge of the grill. There will be lots of laughter; sharing of ‘remember when…’ stories; and, this year, our baby grandson will be passed from one set of loving arms to another.

    Each time we gather for Independence Day I set up a family history display of some kind. This year I will focus on our Revolutionary War soldiers: seven of my 5thgreat grandparents who helped to free us from the British Empire.

    I made a trifold display board that includes:

    ·         A family tree chart from my paternal grandmother going back 5 generations that shows both her Revolutionary War soldiers

    ·         A family tree chart from my Paternal grandfather going back 5 generations showing his 5 Revolutionary War soldiers

    ·         An 8x10 Chart for each soldier with his military details

    ·         The soldiers are numbered, both on the family trees & on the charts, to make it easier for the family to understand how each soldier is related to them.

    I will make some copies of this information for those who want to take it home.

    Whatever you do to celebrate, remember those who made the day & our country possible.

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