As a lifelong genealogist, I've developed "databases" of a pre-1800 information on a number of Maryland families. These databases are in MS Word files. They arrange bits and groups of bits of information according to the actual or guessed birth date of an individual, so that contemporaries are grouped together. There are footnotes giving source wherever possible. These databases aren't perfect, of course, but they often contain more information than one can find elsewhere in one place. I'm glad to share these databases with anyone who agrees not to post them intact on the internet -- they contain some coding (such as G in front of a date to indicate it's an educated guess) that would not make sense out of context! But I'd be delighted if anything I've done contributes to enhancing the profiles you work on for WikiTree. So just send me a note! Here are the family names for which I have databases. The focus is on Maryland families before 1800.
My father's family came from upper Montgomery County, Maryland, and many trace back to colonial Maryland. My mother's family came from upper New York State and trace back to New England. My sister is a member of the DAR and other lineage societies. I have joined First Families of Maryland.
Cousins on WikiTree
I've re-arranged the list of my cousins on WikiTree in order of their closeness!
Dennis Barton is my fourth cousin, with Peter Beyer, born 1760 in the Duchy of Wurttemburg, Holy Roman Empire, as our common ancestor. Peter Beyer migrated to Browningsville, Maryland, where the farm he started is still owned by his Walker descendants.
Andrea Greene, born 1970's, is my 4th cousin, once removed, Our common ancestor is Joshua Purdum, born in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1767.
2. John Adams, 1767-1848. No relationship. September 2016, Jan 2017: 17th cousins, 5 times removed. Common ancestor: Hugh le Despencer via Norwoods. July 2017 -- No relationship. June 2018 -- still no relationship.
15. James Buchanan, 1791-1868. 12th cousins, 9 times removed. Common ancestor: [[Plantagenet-66|John Plantagenet of Gaunt. JULY 2017: 18TH cousins, 5 times removed. Common ancestor: Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.
King George VI -- 18th cousins, twice removed. That would make me 19th cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II, and 20th cousin of Prince Charles. Common Ancestor: Tudur ap Gronwy, born about 1290.
United Methodist Pastor living in Catonsville, Maryland. Married, two children, 6 granddaughters. Career has involved roles including:
BA, History, Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland, 1963.
M. Div, Wesley Seminary, Washington, D. C. 1967.
Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1987.
Doctor of Ministry, Wesley Seminary, Washington, D.C., 2010.
Chaplain, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam
Pastor of United Methodist Churches, currently Providence UMC, Towson, MD
Coordinator of Council of Family Planning Agencies
Manager of health-related projects for several US government contracts
Deputy Director for Management Services at a hospital in Saudi Arabia
Chief Administrative Officer for a partnership of community health centers
Program Director, Health and Wholeness, for United Methodist Board of Church and Society, Washington, DC
Jack Day is a Military Veteran. Served in the United States Army 1967-1970 as a Chaplain in the rank of Captain He served at Fort Eustis, VA, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam, Fort Lee, VA. He then served as chaplain for the 115th Evacuation Hospital of the District of Columbia National Guard.
Special interest in Proprietary Maryland -- 1634-1689.
Jack Day's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Jack or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jack:
AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A461201, Ancestry member jacksonday_1
Thank you for acting so swiftly Jack. I am probably the opposite and don't always follow my convictions. Now to work on his uncle ; also a supposed emigrant . I think he was dead (else his younger brother wouldn't have inherited.)
As Susie mentioned in our newsletter, one of us would check in to see how you are doing, so here I am :)
Firstly on behalf of us all, I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you are putting into the Project.
Your work on Shropshire and advice on categories is greatly appreciated. We would love your feedback and input on what you would like to see happening within the project as we move forward.
Do you have anything special you would like to see in the project, or have ideas for things we can add into the project?
Please feel free to post your thoughts in our Google Group, or you can send me a PM, either will be great.
Hi Jack: I set myself a goal for errors corrected each month for each state. Basically, the error for Ijams-161 was that it was either missing an equal = on both sides of a heading; or possibly, there was a space before a heading. I threw in the extra = because Chris Whitten corrected me on that one a long time ago. Sorry about that. Feel free to use whatever in heck headings you want.
I was pointed to your Free Space Page story of the three sisters that "Went west" by a WikiTree member strugling with getting all here. :) But knowing your free space page. Asking me if he can add storries to profiles. Of course I said, and sure he can. It makes the profiles so more beautiful as long as we don't forget to add the sources (at least of BMD) too. Those stories makes profiles so much interesting!
Thank you so much for sharing the story. You have a great style of writing. I enjoyed that soo much.
Finding those little puzzle parts back now and then - "Long Lookt For" - are just 100 carat gems and so worth to keep searching, puzzling and get all work done.
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Hi Jack. I ended up looking at your profile because I was curious as to why someone born in the 1940s was listed in the "Charlemagne to William the Conqueror Descent" list. Once I was here, I found out we're 9th cousins once removed, so wanted to at least say 'hello!'