Friday, August 28, 2015

JFK #CousinoftheWeek

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He was the second-youngest President and was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK,was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA is your 10th cousin thrice removed.
   →  Mom
your mother →  EULA V HANCOCK
her mother →  William M. Akers
her father →  Lee A. Akers
his father →  ACY AKERS
his father →  James A AKERS
his father →  Jonathan Elswick Akers
his father →  Blackburn Akers, Sr., Revolutionary Soldier
his father →  Susannah Blackburn Akiers
his mother → Elizabeth Blackburn
her mother →  Lambeth Tye
her father →  Joyce Coggin
his mother →  Gregory Bland
her father →  John Bland the Grocer
his brother → Theodorick Bland of Westover
his son →  Richard Bland of Jordan's Point
his son →  Anna Munford
his daughter →  Elizabeth Irby
her daughter → Edmund Fitzgerald
her son →  Michael Fitzgerald
his son →  Thomas Fitzgerald
his son →  John Francis Fitzgerald, Sr.
his son →  Rose Elizabeth Kennedy
his daughter →  John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA
her son

Friday, August 21, 2015

James Monroe #CousinOfTheWeek

James Monroe, 5th President of the USA is your 8th cousin four times removed.  

   →  Pop 
your father →  Rufus S. Nichols 
his father →  Tressie (King) Nichols 
his mother →  Michael O. King 
her father →  Margaret (Wright) King 
his mother → James G Wright 
her father →  Mary Whitledge Grant 
his mother →  William Grant, of Crichie 
her father →  Elizabeth Grant 
his mother →  Jean Erskine 
her mother → Sir Alexander Erskine, Baron of Gogar 
her father →  John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine 
his father →  James Erskine 
his brother →  Sir William Erskine 
his son → Lady Janet Erskine, Countess of Stirling ,of Balgownie 
his daughter →  John "of Eridy" Alexander 
her son →  Elizabeth Alexander 
his daughter → William Gent Monroe, I 
her son →  Andrew Monroe 
his son →  Andrew Spence Monroe II 
his son →  James Monroe, 5th President of the USA 
his son

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ethnicity of my #DNA #FamilyHistoryFriday

SO my DNA results came in and Ancestry evaluated my DNA for ethnicity and my DNA was found to be 100 percent European there....


  • Europe West42%
  • Great Britain19%
  • Scandinavia17%
  • Ireland11%
  • Iberian Peninsula9%
  • Trace Regions
  • Italy/Greece2%

Friday, August 07, 2015

Some Nuts and Bolts of Genealogy

So I was searching the family tree and along the way I found a few nuts...

The oldest of which was the mother of Osiris, of course. She was the daughter of Tefnut and Shu who married her brother, Geb. Shu married his sister Tofnut as well, and their grandchildren, Osiris and Isis married each other too. I mean, at the time there weren't a lot of kids their age around, you know...

I also ran across Berdor Kolbeinsson Bolt, who was the son of Kolbein, and the father of Sigurd Berdorson Bolt, and the grandfather of Gunnar Sigurdson. Berdor was born about 1300ish. Berdor was also the father of Kolbein Berdorsson Bolt, i Thorlaksgaard, and his half-brother, Sigurd Kolbeinsson Bolt, på Løken. If you're thinking this sounds a lot like a Norse myth, I agree.

Senator JOHN GLENN #CousinoftheWeek

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921) is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Glenn was a Marine Corps fighter pilot before joining NASA's Mercury program as a member of NASA's original astronaut group. He orbited the Earth in Friendship 7 in 1962. After retiring from NASA, he entered politics as a Democrat and represented Ohio in the United States Senate from 1974 to 1999.

Glenn received a Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978. He was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990. On October 29, 1998, he became the oldest person to fly in space, and the only one to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs, when at age 77, he flew on Discovery (STS-95). As of 2010, Glenn and M. Scott Carpenter are the last living members of the Mercury Seven.
John Glenn, U.S. Senator is my 8th cousin twice removed.
   →  Mom 
your mother →  Pvt. Garnett Hancock, WWII Veteran 
her father →  Burrell H Hancock 
his father →  Rhoda Lawrence Hancock 
his mother → Susan Frances Lawrence 
her mother →  Rhoda O'Bryan 
her mother →  Pvt. Drury Holland, Revolutionary Soldier 
her father →  Charles Holland 
his father → Peter Holland 
his father →  Nehemiah Holland 
his father →  Gabriel Francis Holland 
his father →  Anthony Holland 
his son →  Capell Holland 
his son → Capell Holland, II 
his son →  Cassandra Gordon 
his daughter →  Delilah Shriver 
her daughter →  Jane White 
her daughter →  Mary Margaret Glenn 
her daughter → John Herschel Glenn 
her son →  John Glenn, U.S. Senator 
his son

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Another poet in the family tree

While tracing the lines of the family tree, I found several interesting people that I did not know existed before, like for example, the poet, Sir Thomas Browne, my 9th great grandfather, and my 10th great uncle, Sir John Suckling, the poet, and the alchemist, Sir George Ripley, my 15th great grandfather.

I have learned a lot about history since I started the family tree.


A picture is worth a thousand words and here is a link to over 3000 genealogy blogs and some great advice for geneabloggers like me. Yes GTFT is now officially a part of the Geneabloggers network.
Until next time, keep your feet on the ground and keep climbing the family tree...

Testing testing... #news #genealogy

Waiting for results from my DNA test at ANCESTRY. Will follow up on that with an update in the next six to eight weeks or so....  
Not sure how these things work, but hoping to get some questions answered.... 
The suspense is the worst part.


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  • Europe West42%
  • Great Britain19%
  • Scandinavia17%
  • Ireland11%
  • Iberian Peninsula9%
  • Trace Regions
  • Italy/Greece2%