This site is dedicated for the sole purpose of gaining information of our common ancestors, either photographs or written history. The owner of this site does not pretend to know all about his family history.
If one were to organize their research in 3-generational , only staying with the top of the 16th person, every three generations, and carry that rhythm out 40 generation, returning then to the first and dropping down to the second individual and carrying that research out 40 generation. The number would be staggering to calculate. That is of course in a 'perfect world' of research. However in real research, there are holes and missing pieces to the family 'jig saw puzzle.' Much history has been lost, and numbers and dates are too fluid. That is the challenge. Even from historian to historian, the birth and death years differ greatly.
It is claimed that perhaps 50% of Americans have Royal Blue Blood. If that is one's sole purpose of genealogy, the motivation may be for the wrong reason. The claim, is there Royalty in America? The answer is a 'Yes.' However, with qualifications. Not all representatives of the 9 great houses of English Royals came here to America for a new place to set up a kingdom. As Family History interest has grown, Charlatans of the lowest order took advantage of 'Family History Fanatics' searching for 'blue blood.' In the great houses of British Royals, there was repetition of names; ie, Edmund or Pickernell. Yes, many of British Nobility came to America during the James Town era to build a kingdom of wealth. Also, emigrants of the hard-working of Europe came to these shores for a fresh start. These may be the Wright, Wheelwright, Cartwright, Farmer, Smith families. Names that depicted the occupation. No one really knows the amount of royal blood that runs through America. Does it matter?
Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), in her immortal sonnet, expressed it best in her, "The New Colossus," 'Give me your tired your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
My purpose is pass on to my children, grandchildren, who were those that went before. What make them who they are, not just names and dates on a pedigree chart. As much as possible I want flesh-out my ancestors.
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