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Carolyn Adams

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Carolyn L. Adams aka Freach
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Carolyn Adams is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger [[John Howland, John Tilley, and others|]].
Carolyn Adams is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger [[[Warren-66]|Richard Warren]].

Genealogy has been an avocation for me most of my life. As I look toward retirement in the next ten years, I suspect I will segue into genealogy as a profession.

I was blessed with two grandmothers who loved genealogy. One of them copied family bible data belonging to a relative and kept that information in her own bible. I am still working to prove that line, which is an as yet unaccepted Mayflower line. Maybe this is the year, probably 80 or more years after my grandmother saved the data. (Update, 2019 was the year! My supplement to Richard Warren was accepted!)

One of my early memories is my parents writing to their mothers about family history. We had moved from Vermont, where the family had lived for many generations (like 9) to Pennsylvania, and living in a different culture (Pennsylvania Dutch) encouraged my parents to remember their own roots. Both of my grandmothers complied, and that became the beginning of what is now a fairly large database of about 12,000 ancestors.

Both my parents caught the bug, and I remember as a teenager driving long distances with them to repositories, to look at the census, and find original records. We'd go to the family history center too; this is before the internet, but LDS had the IGI. I learned the difference between primary sources and secondary sources, and why they are always preferred to compilations by amateurs like the IGI. Ancestry,com, with all its good points, is still fraught with error, and while I use it (at a local library as I won't pay for it), it is just a tool to find the real sources. Lookiing at other people's trees is a short cut to research; to get it right you have to do the research yourself.

Early in one's quest in family history, it is common just to try to flesh out that five generation chart. It is an important goal, but one learns after a few years (or decades) not to ignore the siblings and the uncles and aunts, the next door neighbors, and the community and times they lived in. Your family tree is a lot more than a bunch of names and dates. It is your own history.

Have moved back to Vermont, actually twice now, as it is such a part of who I am. i am active in a number of genealogical / heritage societies. Past Governor of the Vermont Society of Mayflower Descendants. Vice President, Genealogical Society of Vermont. More.

I am interested in Mayflower roots, Vermont and New England ancestry, Huguenot, Roger Williams & Rhode Island ancestry, Quaker, Plantagenet, Magna Charta barons and European nobility and royalty. Vermont may be my long suit.

I strive to connect, source, and integrate. Always still learning.
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Hi, Carolyn. WT says we are 8th cousins through though it looks like this fellow could use some sourcing to confirm it. Hello, cousin, and thanks for g2g not on Rogerenes.
posted by T Stanton
I found a lot of 17th c. connections besides Welch. I also have John West Sr. You have the Howlands, via Arthur, cousin to my John. Your Seelye line is interesting to me, as it was a name that migrated with my Morgans to Vermont. The Morgans bought the land of Samuel Bolles. You will want to look at the profile for Joseph Bolles, brother of your Patience Bolles Turner, as it also mentions the Rogerenes. It makes sense to me that these people in greater New London would be connected by the Rogerene faith, which I had not before equated with Quakerism. Would love to know more. Looks like we have the same Stantons but way back in England. Mine came to CT.
posted by Carolyn Adams
You will want to read the profile for John Rogers, Rogers-1614, who seems to be the minister who started the Rogerenes who became Quakers. I had thought it referred back to their ancestor John Rogers, burned at the stake by bloody Mary in London in 1555, translated the bible into English. But no. This descendant moved from Congregational to Baptist to Quaker, was shunned and vilified by his community, major problems with the law, and there is a connection to Bolles there too. Good references given.
posted by Carolyn Adams
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Caroline- I'm going to fix Abiezer Holbrook's profile a bit before I approve the merger.
posted by Peggy (Haskell) Moss
Hi Carolyn!

I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month (August).

And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge. Thanks.

Got a question, see this page as well:

Also, you can put a sticker on your profile You can do so by adding the words Integrators Challenge with the {{ }} in front and back, in your biography.

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy, Integrators Project Coordinator

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi, Carolyn!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Carolyn,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Thank you for your contributions last month!!

Shannon Appreciation Project

Hi Carolyn

Thanks for proposing the merge of the duplicate record. As you note, I am quite new to Wikitree, though did not spot the duplicate record as I created this one. Very happy to approve the merge. I am working my way through a Gedcom file of around 3,000 records and when complete, will begin to add more of the Kimball family which I have researched over a number of years on my tree at Ancestry. I am in touch with a number of Kimball descendants in the States (related through my maternal grandmother's family) though I live just outside Cambridge, UK - around 30 minutes' drive from the area of Suffolk from where the original Kimball family emigrated from (I have yet to visit the villages!). Thanks again. Brian

posted by Brian Whitehead
Hello Carolyn,

I noticed that you used the Challenge Tracker to track a change during a recent Saturday Sourcing Sprint. Please consider officially joining us for the Saturday Sourcing Sprints. You can find information, including how to join, on the Sprints Help page.

No pressure, every profile with a source makes our WikiTree better. Your work will continue to be included in the Tracking Sheet's Unregistered total at the bottom of the help page if you do not register.

Your work is appreciated. Thanks for sourcing!

Alex - Sourcerer Sprint Co-facilitator

PS If the link does not work, you can find a working one in the public comment I left on your profile

posted by Alex Stronach

I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month. Could you do us a favor and PLEASE go here to sign up officially: . And if you can please add your question that you will be working on for the challenge.

Got a question, see this page as well:

Also, you can put a sticker on your profile You can do so by adding the words Integrators Challenge with the {{ }} in front and back, in your biography.

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy ~ Integrators Project Coordinator

posted by Dorothy Barry
I added you to the trusted list. Go for it.
posted by Ron Campbell

Carolyn is 21 degrees from Danielle Liard, 12 degrees from Jack London and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.