I am daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend. My identity is revealed through my relationships. Additionally, I love God and enjoy my relationship with Him.
As a child living with my paternal grandparents, I remember well my 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 I've learned that the "town of Popple" was Popple Township in Minnesota where my grandparents homesteaded; that we are very distantly related to the Rockefeller family; that my great grandmother's maiden name was McCollum so I suppose that's why they called her "Mack," and I'm sure 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 I discovered that my 3rd great grandfather Cyrus Aldrich was born in New York and died in Southern California! Oh, and one more thing - I've learned that I have many, many people in my Aldrich line that qualify for PGM - and several are PPPd. (Only WikiTree folks will know what that means.) Around WT, we really, really like acronyms!
As a youngster, my grandmother told me 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, I have found no German ancestors, but lots and lots of English, and a few Scots and Irish, and yes, I am also 3/4 Norwegian.
I enjoy being an amateur genealogist. To me genealogy is more than names and dates. I want to know 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?
I love being a WikiTreer! I'm still working to understand the fundamentals of this site, and probably always will as it keeps being upgraded and changed. I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills, conquering the unknown, meeting new friends and communicating/collaborating.
Besides God, my husband, my family, genealogy and WikiTree, I love flower gardening, landscaping, birding, floral design, walking in the woods with my husband and our 3 year old dog named Reagan. I love reading the Bible, reading history books, reading historical fiction. I love working on WikTree until my eyes will no longer focus!
First-hand information. Entered by Cheryl Skordahl.
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On 16 Jan 2019 at 21:11 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
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On 20 Nov 2018 at 23:20 GMT Teresa Downey wrote:
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/UNKNOWN-50609 Your text is talking about Richard, not Johanna. Can you help me understand? Thanks, Teresa
On 18 Nov 2018 at 01:51 GMT Jan Fillingim wrote:
On 21 Oct 2018 at 21:49 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:
On 16 Oct 2018 at 20:24 GMT Sara (Palmer) Schafer wrote:
This is also an interesting site that claims information of Wm. Ballard in America in 1644. Please reply with your thoughts.
On 16 Oct 2018 at 20:17 GMT Sara (Palmer) Schafer wrote:
I have looked at the passenger list: http://web.archive.org/web/20040620074241/www.english-america.com/spls/634ne002.html#Mary_&_John Shows that he was aboard the ship.
Do you think he belongs on that mentioned site? What was he doing between 1635 and 1651? I wonder. Sara
On 3 Oct 2018 at 01:09 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 30 Sep 2018 at 23:51 GMT Anne X wrote:
Then Dec. 8, 1697 from Southold Town Records: Whereas my honoured father Lieut. John Budd of Southold deceased did in his lifetime as may appear by his last will and testatment bearing date 27th October 1684, give and grant unto his daughter Ann, NOW the wife of Benjamin Horton halfe the lands and meadows belonging to him in Ocquabauk division ?? Know all men by these presents that I John Budd, the son of Lt. John Budd of Southold deceased, doe by these presents give grant, and confirme unto my well beloved sister Ann the wife of Benjamin Horton of S'hold all that part of land and meadow in Ocquabock division given to her by my father in his last will, with all the right I now have , or might have ever hereafter, unto her the sd Ann her heirs and assigns. To have and to hold etc Wit. my hand and seal this 20th day of July 1697. Wits: John Homan Benjamin Moor Entered Dec. 8th, 1697
On 30 Sep 2018 at 23:14 GMT Anne X wrote:
She witnessed her father’s will In 1684 as Ann Budd and was called Ann Horton by her brother John (b. 1658] in 1688. John and Ann’s births are in Town records.