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My Dad named me after his hero, General Douglas MacArthur : General Douglas MacArthur
I guess I owe my interest in genealogy to being an incorrigible child. I'm told I "mouthed off" a lot to my Mom. After getting my mouth washed out with soap, or whatever the appropriate punishment was, I would normally get banished to my room for a few days. With nothing else to do, I started reading all the history books my parents had put in my room. Considering my track record for banishment, it did not take long for me to develop an intense interest in history. It was not long after, that I started asking my parents about our history. To my amazement, neither of them knew much at all about their family beyond their grandparents. My Mom would say that her father told her they were "Jersey Dutch". My Dad told me his mother came from England and not much else. About ten years ago, my Mom's brother, equally frustrated, completed a lengthy and very professional, well-sourced genealogical study for that side of the family. This inspired me to do the same on my father's side of the family, as well as, my beloved wife's family. The results have been interesting and surprising at times. Equally surprising, in a pleasant way, is meeting so many kind and generous people during my quest for genealogical enlightenment.
I have a BS in Biology (minors in History & English) & a MBA, all from the University of Richmond and have worked as a professional landscape designer Dig_Doug's_Designs for many years before adding genealogy to my list of interests. In addition, I am crazy about cats, a trait passed on by my father.
Researching and documenting family genealogy has become a passion . I am a member of the Association_of_Professional_Genealogists and find great pleasure in helping others find their history. To use a business analogy, genealogy is the ultimate micro-economic perspective of history. Most of my ancestors came to the U.S. from England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Norway (DNA tests say I'm 100% European with origins around northwest coastal Europe, Scandinavia, France, the German/French Alps & the British Isles. My ancestors that came to America in the 17th century were primarily Dutch or English. The English were part of the Puritan Great Migration & initially settled on Shelter & Gardiner's Island, part of Long Island, while the Dutch settled in New Amsterdam & vicinity. Later they all settled in Trenton and Bergen County, NJ; as well as, Sussex County, Delaware, Rockland, Suffolk & King's County, NY, Eastern Massachusetts, Hartford and Fairfield Counties, CT.
The prominent names associated with them are:
I am also interested in my beloved wife's genealogy ( & as it turns out 11th cousin - who knew?). Her ancestors are primarily from Freiburg, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland & Finland. They initially settled in Broome County, NY, Eastern, PA & Southern, NJ.
The prominent names are:
They concentrated in Salem, Cumberland, Burlington & Camden counties New Jersey, Binghamton NY, eastern Massachusetts, Hartford CT and Bethlehem PA. Many of them were Quakers.
The English & French side of her family is fairly easy to trace to the eighth century with connections to Charlemagne & the house of Plantagenet.
The German side of her family has been difficult, but has been documented to the 15th century with origins in the Swiss/German Alps; while her Swedish/Finnish line can be traced to the 17th century and settling in Salem County, NJ.
As an aside, I was absolutely thunderstruck when I saw that Wikitree has a category for B 29 bombers in World War II. Specifically, there is an article within the category for the B 29 bomber, the City of Trenton[]. This is the plane my Dad flew in during the war, as the tail gunner, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. I still can not believe it.....an article that allows me to contribute my memories of my hero!
Our Tree Family_Tree can also be seen on Ancestry .
|My wife Linda & me back in the day playing golf.|
I must give special thanks to Peter_Lockwood, (most likely related - connection TBD), founder & administrator of the Lockwood One Name Study registered with the Guild of One Name Studies, for his invaluable research & support. I also owe much thanks to my cousins Brian Slattery & Elizabeth Bowers for their much needed help with our Lockwood & Bowers paternal family genealogy & my uncle, James Turse http://familytree.turse.org/, for his incredible research on our maternal (Turse/Toers/Tuers) Dutch family line. Cousin Brian Stanton, http://www.weareallkin.info/index.php, also deserves great credit for his thorough research into the Conklin part of our maternal family tree, as does cousin Fred Bressette for his research into the Lockwood/Midwood line of our family.
|Hanging out with my dear friend Lou Gerstle & my brother-in-law Bill Joseph|
Ancestral Origins per FTDNA
Ancestral Origins per Ancestry
A note to my relatives (known & unknown) that may see our tree, please know that genealogy is always a work in progress requiring improvement, corrections & refinement. If you see things that need to be changed, deleted or included, don't hesitate to contribute!
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In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. While I fully intend to be around to manage all my profiles for a good while, in the event of my sudden death, I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my family members or my uncle Jim Turse and his family.
ONS Redirects: they create a link between the space page for the ONS and the surname search page so that the ONS appears on the search page. Only leaders can create redirects. In this case, what I did was type http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Condit in the address bar.
It comes back and says the page doesn't exist. Then I hit the create or edit tab and in the box I enter #REDIRECT Space:Condit Name Study with the space in between the two and everything.
Merging Free Space Pages: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:MergeSpace
Dutch Archives: https://archief.amsterdam/indexen/index.nl.html
Dutch Settlers Info: http://www.many-roads.com/2017/02/16/beverwyck-rensselaerswyck-fort-orange-research/
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On 21 Feb 2018 at 01:01 GMT Pamela Vallerie wrote:
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On 18 Feb 2018 at 01:38 GMT Barbara (Breece) Roesch wrote:
Have a great Sunday! Barb
On 17 Feb 2018 at 18:19 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:
On 11 Feb 2018 at 23:35 GMT Pamela Vallerie wrote:
On 11 Feb 2018 at 00:00 GMT Marj Adams wrote:
p.s., I grew up in Sussex DE with a LONG maternal line and a 5gr grmo (LOCKWOOD) Long. I'm now in Ohio where my husband's Green brick wall stands. (I use my maiden name; daddy migrated east from NE/CO where his line migrated from NY/VT. Oh, what fun!
On 25 Jan 2018 at 19:47 GMT Pamela Smith wrote:
Doug and Pamela are 9th cousins once removed
Doug Lockwood and Pamela Smith are both descendants of Richard (Clarke) Clark II.
1. Doug is the son of Joan Caroline (Turse) Lockwood 2. Joan is the daughter of Ellsworth James Turse 3. Ellsworth is the son of Sanford Alexander Turse 4. Sanford is the son of Sarrah A (Straut) Turse 5. Sarrah is the daughter ofElizabeth Jane (Litchult) Straut [unknownconfidence] 6. Elizabeth is the daughter ofJohn Litchult [unknown confidence] 7. John is the son of Hannah Ganong [unknown confidence] 8. Hannah is the daughter of Sarah (Clark) Genung [unknownconfidence] 9. Sarah is the daughter ofJoshua Clark [unknown confidence] 10. Joshua is the son ofJoshua Joseph Clarke Sr [unknownconfidence] 11. Joshua is the son ofRichard (Clarke) Clark II [unknownconfidence] This makes Richard the ninth great grandfather of Doug.
1. Pamela is the daughter of Gertrude (Worden) Smith [unknown confidence] 2. Gertrude is the daughter ofMildred Louise Fuller [unknownconfidence] 3. Mildred is the daughter of Laura L Clark [unknown confidence] 4. Laura is the daughter ofBardine Francis Clark [unknownconfidence] 5. Bardine is the son of Laura (Marbel) Clark [unknown confidence] 6. Laura is the daughter ofHanah (Marbel) Clark [unknownconfidence] 7. Hanah is the daughter ofMoses Marsh [unknown confidence] 8. Moses is the son ofJonathan Marsh [unknown confidence] 9. Jonathan is the son ofElizabeth (Clark) Marsh [confident] 10. Elizabeth is the daughter of Richard (Clarke) Clark II[unknown confidence] This makes Richard the eighth great grandfather of Pamela.
On 25 Jan 2018 at 19:46 GMT Pamela Smith wrote:
On 23 Jan 2018 at 17:33 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
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On 22 Jan 2018 at 22:39 GMT Helen (Coleman) Ford wrote: