Christopher Childs is a writer/activist, and a sometime actor who has specialized in historically-based theatre, television, and film. He is the former National Speaker for the U.S. branch of Greenpeace, and is the author of "The Spirit's Terrain: Creativity, Activism, and Transformation" (Beacon Press, Boston); he served as a volunteer leader for the North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club in Minnesota, and for the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society, between 2003 and 2010. He has toured nationally both for Greenpeace, and with the one-man show "Clear Sky, Pure Light: an Evening with Henry David Thoreau", whose source material was published as a book by Penmaen Press in 1978. While he has been aware since childhood of the history of various branches of his ancestry -- most notably, of his Quaker paternal ancestress Mary (Barrett) Dyer, and of his family's maternal Mayflower forebears -- only in recent years has he delved seriously into the genealogical details.
Note: Christopher should not be confused with his near-namesake Christopher Child (no "s"), a well-known professional genealogist with the famous New England Historic and Genealogical Society. While Christopher Childs is a member of NEHGS, and aspires to meet professional standards in the results he logs on WikiTree, he does not consider his work quite comparable to that of Mr. Child!
(It is however a curious irony that NEHGS is literally just up Boston's Newbury Street from Childs Gallery, the art gallery founded by Christopher Childs's father, Charles Dyer Childs, in 1937.)
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