I compiled my first family tree as a 5th grade elementary school project. I am fortunate that both sides of my family had historians interested in our family tree and had researched our ancestors before me. This has allowed me to verify family lines and increase our family tree branches.
I am interested in early US History and settlers. My direct family lines have been the US for 7 to 11 generations and settled in the Colonies of CT, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA and VA. All lines of my tree had immigrated into the Colonies in the 1600 and 1700s.
I have many direct great-grandfathers, uncles and cousins who fought in the US Civil War, Confederacy, with many uncles and cousins as well, serving in NC and VA. Some KIA and others who were POWs who died at Point Lookout in the Union POW Camp and buried in a mass grave on the location.
Another interest is European history. Tracing my lines from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, into France, Spain, Germania, Scandanavia, Russia. Royal lineages and intermarriages of these families have spread my tree into many countries during the medieval period and prior.
I have a couple of great grandfathers who were sent to the US Colonies as indentured servants during a time when England was trying to populate the colonies.
Here are the twisted roots of my tree...
Updated Ancestry DNA results as of 13 Sep 2018.
|CDG updated Sep 2018 AncestryDNAStory-Denise-130918 Source Ancestry DNA for CD Griffin-7743|
|CD Griffin-7743 Ancestry DNA results Source CD Griffin-7743 DNA results from Ancestry.com|
|DNA Land Ethnicity Report for CD Griffin-7743|
|My Heritage DNA Ethnicity Breakdown for CDGriffin|
|CDG 23andme DNA ethnicity report|
I am working on the Cemeteries Project. Below are links to the pages I have created and am working on. Please feel free to send me a trusted link request to any church cemetery if you would like to help and contribute.
Chatham County, North Carolina
Durham County, North Carolina
Orange County, North Carolina
Rowan County, North Carolina---
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Cynthia Denise is 22 degrees from John James Audubon, 28 degrees from Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 32 degrees from Gerald Durrell, 21 degrees from Dian Fossey, 21 degrees from Steve Irwin, 30 degrees from Ernest Just, 28 degrees from Ian Player, 24 degrees from Peter Scott, 36 degrees from Antoon van Hooff and 20 degrees from Marta Johnson on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.