Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We are family, I got all my sisters with me....

It seems to me, given my recent foray into genealogy, that so many people are related. For instance, through marriages and births, cousins, aunts and uncles of my descendants, I am related to our current and former Presidents Bush, The Roosevelt Presidents, Ralph Waldo Emerson Humphrey Bogart and the Baldwin Brothers, just to start. The search is unbelievably fascinating, and me, being the instant gratification gal that I am, I just seem to point and click through an endless maze of names, until I find something interesting. Here's a few things I have discovered:

  • A very distant aunt of mine Mary (Perkins) Bradbury, was accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692. Before she was tried, she was helped to escape and fled to another town. After the trials were over, by 1693, she returned to Salem and died a few years later.
  • That same Mary Perkins was a 16th generation of the Perkins Family, which may or may not have relation dating back to the 900's Dutchy of Brittany. With several royal connections including King Henry III of England.
  • There is a Sgt. Williams Harlow Association in New England. Their goal is to find all living connections to Sgt. William Harlow of Pre-Colonial times. (first 20 years in Mass.). I am among this list. I am a 13th generation descendant of him.
  • I have a descendant connection to THREE original Mayflower Passengers - Richard Warren, John Howland and John Tilley. There may be a fourth connection. I am still exploring.
  • People really liked the names, John, Mary, Ruth, Robert and David. A LOT. My eyes have crossed more times than I can say from all this reading of the same name over and over.
  • Desire is also a name which popped up a lot in my family. I think it's a rather odd name, for the times I found it in, but hey, I am not the one who named them.
  • This is going to take a LOT longer than I thought to fully finish. I may have to bring in the big guns and actually buy a family tree program. Writing it out is not quite working for me...LMAO
Needless to say, I have not been blogging a lot the last few days. I have been reading, just not commenting. I am working 6 days this week. Not to mention going to New Haven tomorrow, Friday is the Kids Karnival with Misk and the kids, and Sunday I am meeting with some friends to celebrate May Day (a few days late).

Sunday Night at 7:00 PM, however, I will the guest of Mr. Fabulous on Blog Talk Radio! I will make sure to link to the site on Saturday evening, but if not Mr. Fab ALWAYS has a link on his blog Sunday. Just think! an entire hour devoted to me!! LOL. I am actually a little nervous. I am curious as to what he will want to talk about, and how *ahem* dirty it will get. I will have to remind Mr. Fab I am a mother of two small kids...and they traipse in and out of my office ...a lot....hehe...nah, I will just kick them out or throw them in the bathtub, that ought to help keep them occupied!

Well, I am off to surf the net. I have a self-imposed break from the genealogy today as I am tired and also my eyes hurt from so much fine print reading. Then it's off to do some shopping!

Have a fabulous day, folks!


4 flame(s) added to the fire:

Lori said...

I love genealogy too. My mom has done work on hers and my father's family tree for years. For XMas last year she gave us a leather-bound book with my family tree and my hubby's. It's one of my favorite gifts EVER - from anyone.
Don'tcha just love knowing where you came from ... all those people you share history with?
P.S. I'm related to Buffalo Bill Cody. Whoo-Hoo!

Mr. Fabulous said...

I was mostly hoping we could alternate doing some Bible readings.

Also, it would be nice if we could pray a little bit, and maybe talk about who our favorite Apostles are.

Also, we might do some of that Gregorian chanting.

Should be a hoot!

Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

Lori - that sounds like an awesome gift!! Awesome Family connection!

Mr. Fab - We might have a bit of a problem there. Bible reading is not something we do in my religion. As for apostles, heh, again, not something I focus on really. Chanting I can do...though mine usually would begin with non-christian names....

metalmom said...

I read the title and almost ran for the hills! (I really hate that song!!!)

You might want to hook up with "Family Tree Junkie"(her link is in my blogroll) That is all interesting stuff. I tried to get my mom involved (she is one of 11- and I don't even know how many cousins I have!) She just slammed shut like a vault-no help,no explanation, no nothing. I'd love to do that!