I am interested in communicating with
cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy.
Here is my family tree.Ancestors
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Missy Berryann participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 60 sources to profiles.
Missy Berryann participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 248 connections.
Missy Berryann participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 617 suggestions.
I was born in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey. I earned an associate's degree in Art- Illustration from Hussian College and a bachelor’s degree in art from Rowan University. I am divorced with no children. I lovetravelling, photography and genealogy.
I am mostly English (61%), Swedish/Norwegian (27%), Irish/Scottish (9%) and Prussian/German (2%). I am a descendant of John Sinclair, a paternal 8th great grandfather, who was originally brought from Scotland and settled in New Hampshire in about 1652. My paternal great grandmother, Carlotta West Sinclair, is the last of my line to have been included in the Sinclair family (1896) book.
I descend from a very longShinn line originating in England. John Shinn, my paternal 8th great grandfather, came with his wife and children to New Jersey from Cambridgeshire, England in March of 1677. I descend from his son, James, who came with him as a young child. My paternal great grandmother was Mary A Shinn, a granddaughter of Clayton Shinn of New Jersey. Clayton is the last of my line to be included in the History of the Shinn Family (1903) book.
This makes Constance the ninth great grandmother of Missy.
Alice R (Archer) Johnson and Missy
My maternal 2nd great grandfather, Thomas C Whittingham, was an English immigrant and a Civil War US veteran. I am also made up of long lines of Swedish farmers, crofters and iron workers along with many lines of farmers from early New Jersey and New England.
I have always enjoyed listening to my family talk about our ancestors. I seriously started spending time on my personal genealogy in the last 20 to 25 years. Now I enjoy working on genealogy everyday. I am still researching my own lines while also working on other profiles, especially in the Nordic and English groups.
↑ This line has been researched and approved by the Mayflower Society from Simeon Murch to Stephen Hopkins, father of Constance. (Murch, Dana P. From Water to War: A Murch Family History. Maine: Dana P Murch, 2017.)
Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her mother, SLW. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Mother/Daughter, based on sharing DNA: 3,452 cM across 65 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her paternal female first cousin 1x removed, ED. Their most recent common ancestors are her great grandparents and her cousin's grandparents, Arthur H Brock and Carlotta W Sinclair. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st-2nd Cousins, based on sharing 573 cM across 28 segments.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her paternal male first cousin 1x removed, DD. Their most recent common ancestors are her grandparents and his great grandparents, Raymond Berryann and Madeleine Brock. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on sharing 262 cM shared across 15 DNA segments.
Sister relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her nephew, the son of her sister. Their most recent common ancestors are her parents and his grandparents, SLW and Alan Berryann. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Close Family–1st Cousin, based on sharing 1,792 cM across 62 segments.