Can DNA Reveal the Identity of the Parents of Marietta Williams?

Who were the parents of Marietta Williams Church? I’ve traced many branches of my family tree but the Marietta Williams branch has eluded me, left a large gap in my family tree, and prompted a lengthy search for the identity of her parents.  BACKGROUND Isaac Church Sr. is listed in his obituary as having moved to Michigan in 1846 and his wife is listed as … Continue reading Can DNA Reveal the Identity of the Parents of Marietta Williams?

A Genealogy Visit to Connecticut During the Waning Days of the Covid Pandemic

WEDNESDAY,  5 MAY 2021 The Boating Genealogists trip to Wethersfield Connecticut was a pilgrimage of sorts.  I wrote in my book Discover Your Roots! How I found My North American and Revolutionary War Ancestors that I traced my Wright family ancestry back to Thomas Wright, one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, and several of the Ten Adventurers, Robert Seeley, Nathaniel Foote, Robert Rose, William Swayne, and possibly John … Continue reading A Genealogy Visit to Connecticut During the Waning Days of the Covid Pandemic

Early Petoskey Settlers, The Shaws

This is an account of two early Petoskey Michigan settlers, Charles Nahum Shaw and his wife Emma Eliza (Shattuck) Shaw. Charles Nahum Shaw was born in 1836. His family moved from Massachusetts to Camden, Michigan by the time Charles was 7 years old. Similarly Emma’s family moved from New York in the late 1840s, first to Sylvania Ohio where Emma was born, and then to … Continue reading Early Petoskey Settlers, The Shaws

Rediscovering the New England and New Netherlands Indian War Heroes, 1636 – 1698

The 1600’s were an age of almost constant warfare between North American Colonists and hostile Indian tribes. Discover the early New York and New England Indian Wars as described by the people that lived through them. Follow the author as he rediscovers his family in this forgotten era of American History and the extraordinary settlers and heroes that played such an important part in the … Continue reading Rediscovering the New England and New Netherlands Indian War Heroes, 1636 – 1698

Discover Your Roots!, Part 2

Follow the author’s journey as he breaks through two Morrell and Hendrick genealogical brick walls and finds his Van Deusen and Brown family ancestors. Read about Charles Nahum Shaw a Civil War veteran, an inventor, and a very early settler of Petoskey Michigan. Book excerpt — This is an account of two early Petoskey Michigan settlers, Charles Nahum Shaw and his wife Emma Eliza Shaw, … Continue reading Discover Your Roots!, Part 2

Discover Your Roots! Part 1

Discover Your Roots book includes great digital research tips and the Wright family genealogy.  A wonderful place to begin your Wright Family genealogy journey.    Bruce Wright, Esq. dug into researching his family tree across multiple years learning about and documenting more than 18 Revolutionary War Patriots.  His journey to undercover this treasure-trove of Patriot ancestors makes for great reading, especially if you are interested … Continue reading Discover Your Roots! Part 1