I was born a military brat just prior to the baby boomer generation, my family traveled according to the dictates of the USAF until I was an adult. My father was from the deep south but returned from Africa and was assigned to the "Ferry Command" in Long Beach, CA where I was born. I could never answer the questions "where are you from and who are you people?" Thanks to my father, who never returned to the south, he took photos and films of our life and took us back to the south to meet our "grands" as we got older. He also, from CA, organized a huge Breece reunion in Cumberland County, NC in 1978 where I learned I indeed was "someone" from "somewhere." In 1993, I met a genealogy mentor who taught me the joy of the search for all our surnames.
I became interested in genealogy in 1993 first with the Hough surname from a DAR membership application given me by an uncle. I spent a year researching until I found a mentor who chopped off the first three generations without a by your leave. Over the years, Dr. Granville W. Hough and I became friends and he taught me the importance of accuracy and evaluation of records - his admonition was always "Read it for yourself." We glean more insight as we re-study even the same records, and dig deeper than indices. I have been following his course ever since.
My focus has been on the small HOUGH branch from John Hough and Hannah Worthington of England and PA. Two of their sons migrated to NC; Daniel Hough and Joseph Hough and, soon after, a nephew, Daniel Hough who married Judith Hartley followed. Descendants of Daniel primarily migrated to the, then, Northwest territory and Joseph to the south and southwest.
Published works have been available since at least the 1930s, at time when first hand research was the norm as family tradition and local primary documented evidence. WikiTree follows this value as did early family history researchers; today we are fortunate to have a good deal of history digitized; but, it will never all be on the internet.
20th Century Recognized Family Hough/Huff Historians
After my initial experience with HOUGH-HUFF I moved on to my maternal great grandfather's line, beginning with James McManus an early colonial settler who died in Anson County, North Carolina in 1762.
Dale McManus is a major ally with whom I have been collaborating since 1997. He is responsible for the early Colonial military and eastern seaboard research, without which, little would be known of our history.
Our library is extensive but we have not published and believe Wikitree to be the best internet website for high genealogical standards. We co-administer a small McMANUS_SE FTDNA Project, results of which, match yDNA members to our paper-trail.
My experience with research is good. My e-experience is beginner! I'm glad to be a part of WikiTree and look forward to collaborating with others of the same values.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 3 Apr 2019 at 15:15 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the projects you are interested in and the guidelines we have in place.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Juha Soini ~ WikiTree mentor
On 11 Feb 2019 at 03:54 GMT Paula Mcmanus wrote:
On 6 Feb 2019 at 12:29 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
You can add the following category to your profile biography to mark your membership in the project:
[[Category:William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project Members]]
Additionally, you can add yourself to our members' list with your project-related interests. William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Members
On 30 Jan 2019 at 19:04 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
At the project home page you can find useful information about the project:
To join the project please post an answer to the join thread:
Please let us know if you have any questions!
SJ - Penn Project Coordinator
On 25 Jan 2019 at 20:39 GMT Brenda Winn wrote:
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On 21 Oct 2018 at 23:36 GMT Jo Grasso wrote:
On 7 Oct 2018 at 22:48 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:
I will be happy to accept a trusted list request for Jarius Nelson Deberry Price-16825 and/or Jarius Nelson Deberry Price-927.
Thank you for the work you are doing in the Price line.
On 25 Sep 2018 at 18:07 GMT Steve (McCabe) Schmidt wrote:
Thanks for all the work you do on wikitree. I'm a wikitree Mentor and I have sent you an email and I hope together we can come to an agreement with collaboration :)
Have a great day Steve
On 2 Sep 2018 at 21:17 GMT Terry Winchester wrote: