I was born and raised in southern California. Though I travel constantly, I have never lived anywhere else. My family on both sides, at least the ones I've found, are almost entirely English, most of them immigrating to the US in the 17th/18th century. Once here, they lived all over from NY to the midwest, to the south, eventually joining up in California.
I am particularly interested in Montgomerys, Batsons, Carrolls and Carsons. I am also still trying to figure out whether my grandmother's claims that we're related to Kit Carson and Charles Carroll of Carrollton were wishful thinking or actual fact.
The photo in my profile is where the Batson family lived in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England in the 18th century. I was able to visit the town a few years ago.
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