Born in NJ USA. Married for over 35 years to PAP. Two children.
My "Nana", Edna Moore, was orphaned at a young age. Indirectly, she was responsible for my start in genealogy. Near the time she died in 1972, I was given an extensive family tree from my mother's New England Perkins side of my family. So I asked my father about his family, but he did not even know Nana's parents' names. Apparently, Nana did not know, either, complicated by the fact that her father (and his brother, I later learned) used nicknames in the family. I set my goal in genealogy to be to "get all my ancestral lines out of the USA", as Nana was supposed to be first generation Irish from both parents. I am still working on this goal, almost fifty years later! Gahn-22
Personal copies of my NJ birth certificate, baptism & confirmation certificates in the Episcopal Church, NJ marriage record both NJ and church, children's birth records.
Van_Buren-1 through the Quackinbush line.
Garfield-39 through the Ludden line.
Coolidge-13 through the Coolidge line.
Hayes-229 matches at Hugh Alley-702.
Arthur-49 matches at Samuel Bitfield-49.
As of July 26, 2019, I am within 10 "steps" of these US Presidents (my top 5):
NOTE: The new Connection Finder, check in July 2021, has my US Presidential connections as 1) Van_Buren-1; 2) Garfield-39; 3) Coolidge-13; 4) Nixon-22; 5) Hays-229, while Chester Arthur-49 has slid to 9th place.
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Nanette is 22 degrees from Elon Musk, 24 degrees from Walter Bentley, 31 degrees from Bertha Benz, 21 degrees from David Buick, 20 degrees from Walter Chrysler, 29 degrees from Raymond Dennis, 21 degrees from Henry Ford, 28 degrees from Assar Gabrielsson, 22 degrees from Sam McLaughlin, 30 degrees from René Panhard, 37 degrees from Hub van Doorne and 26 degrees from Maureen Wilkins on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.