I am interested in communicating with
anyone who shares the same ancestors.
Here is my family tree.Ancestors
Also I am Co-Leader of the Puritan Great Migration Project and I am interested in communicating with anyone whose ancestors migrated to New England between 1621 and 1640.
Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - identity is revealed through relationships. Relationship with God is above all.
As a child living with her paternal grandparents, Cheryl remembers well mher grandmother's storytelling. She would say, "back in the olden days..." or "down on the town of Popple we..." or more specifically, "you know we're related to the 'Rockafellas...'" or "your great grandma's name was Mary, but they called her Mack. She was a haaarrrd woman, you know." Now, through studying genealogy Cheryl has learned that the "town of Popple" was Popple Township in Minnesota where the grandparents homesteaded; that we are very distantly related to the Rockefeller family; that the great grandmother's maiden name was McCollum so that's why they called her "Mack," and she was a "hard" woman since she was a logger's wife on the islands off the west cost of British Columbia. Oh, and another genealogical learning moment was when the discovery was made, that my 3rd great grandfather Cyrus C. Aldrich was born in New York and died in Southern California!
As a youngster, grandma said I was 3/4 Norwegian and 1/4 German, Scotch, and Irish. Back then she had no access to genealogical books or computer programs, so they guessed German, since the name "Aldrich" sounds German. In truth, no German ancestors have been found, but lots and lots of English, and a few Scots and Irish, and yes, there is also the 3/4 Norwegian.
Cheryl enjoys being an amateur genealogist but genealogy is more than names and dates. It's the ins and outs of my relatives' lives,.. what was their occupation? ...what was their family unit like, how many children, married more than once? ...where did they live, how did they travel, what was happening in the vicinity of their home and also in the world during their lifetime? ...what were their joys and what were their trials? ...what religious affiliation did they have, and were they actively involved?
She loves being a WikiTreer! I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills, conquering the unknown, meeting new friends and communicating/collaborating.
Besides God, husband, family and friends, genealogy and WikiTree; Cheryl loves flower gardening, landscaping, birding, floral design, walking in the woods with my husband and our dog named Reagan. She loves reading the Bible, reading history books, reading historical fiction.
PGM Great Grandparents who migrated between 1620 & 1640
Peter Ross. "A History of Long Island, New York From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time." The Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago. (1902) Vol. 1. see at archive.org
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.)"The Founders of Southold, Long Island" Epher Whitaker. Vol. 26, (1895) pp 85 - 89.subscribers$
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) Rufus King. "Early Settlers of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island" Vol. 30, p. 120 - 122.subscription site$
Mather, Frederic Gregory. "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut." J. B. Lyon Company, Printers. Albany, N. Y. (1913) 
William Salmon. "The Salmon Records, A Private Register of Marriages and Deaths of the Residents of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, N. Y. 1696 - 1811." Edited by William A. Robbins. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (1918)see at hathitrust
Craven, Charles E. "A History of Mattituck, Long Island, N. Y." published for the author. (1906)see at google books
Frost, Josephine C. New York: Long Island Cemetery Inscriptions, 1652-1910. Original Typescript: Josephine C. Frost, 1912-1914. Long Island, N.Y. Cemetery Inscriptions. Mss 299. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Vol. 7, pp 1 - 91.subscription site$
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Cheryl or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Cheryl: