L. Ray Sears III, P.E.

L. Ray Sears III, P.E.

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Capt L. Ray Sears III, P.E.
Born 1950s.
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L. Ray Sears III, P.E. is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1974-1982
Capt, 232d Signal Company, Cold War, West Germany
L. Ray has participated in 28 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Photos Challenge.
L. Ray has participated in 28 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
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Leslie Ray Sears, III attended Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA and received a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He had an ROTC scholarship there and was commissioned a 2LT in the US Army in 1974. He served in the Signal Corps until 1982 and was a platoon leader in the 25th Signal Battalion, and Company Commander of the 232d Signal Company, Worms, Germany. He has been working on the Sears Family History since 1976 and is author of Sears Genealogical Catalogue c.1992 and a follow-on series of newsletters. As Family Historian, he maintains the website for the Sears Family Association™

He graduated from the University of Utah MBA, 1974 paid for courtesy of the US Army and taxpayers like you!

After finishing his Army career he worked in the oil patch for Halliburton Services and received patents for his work on oil well cementing instrumentation.

With 17 years of oilfield work as a research engineer he decided to try his hand at the dot.com world during the boom of the late 90s. Working at Cape Internet he helped provide Internet Service via dial-up MODEM to 20,000 subscribers on Cape Cod. That company was purchased by Earthlink so he went to work for eJobBid - a custom home insulation application and then intraMedia, a custom software development firm.

Returning to Oklahoma, Ray worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation on Air Force contracts at Tinker AFB for 17 years and retired in the summer of 2018 to pursue his genealogy interests full-time!


  • First-hand information. Entered by Leslie Ray Sears, III at registration.
  • Sears, L. Ray III. "Sears Genealogical Catalogue" Advanced Business Systeems, Duncan , OK 1992. see at archive.org

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L. Ray is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I have been working on the Sears genealogy [1] for 40 years. While only here for a couple of months, this seems to be the best place to preserve my work! A great place to meet folks and collaborate.
I have extensive experience with Cape Cod genealogy - my family has lived in East Dennis since 1639
Richard Sears-65 is one of my great-migration ancestors
I have been working on Sears Family History for 40 years- details at [1] www.SearsR.com

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L. Ray Sears's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with L. Ray or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • L. Ray Sears: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #71407
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with L. Ray:
  • L. Ray Sears: 23andMe, GEDmatch SM4840404 [compare] + AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A558251 [compare], Ancestry member LRSEARS1
  • Pam Sears Find Relationship : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A166052 [compare], Ancestry member PamSCooper

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On 12 Jul 2019 at 13:26 GMT Deena (Smith) Cross wrote:

Thank you for all you do for the Sears name. I am planning on trying to get the rest of my Sears line from the book by S. P. May in the Addendum in during the Connect-a-thon. Thanks again for all you do.

Congrats for the well earned honor.

On 12 Jul 2019 at 00:24 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

L. Ray Sears is 24 Degrees from Maggie N.

Nice to read about why you are a member!

On 11 Jul 2019 at 16:33 GMT Scott Hutchins wrote:

Nice to meet you, 6th great-nephew of wife of 8th great-uncle (Josiah Pidge).

On 10 Jul 2019 at 21:51 GMT Peggy (Haskell) Moss wrote:

We are 8th Cousins, both descendants of Isaac Alden.

On 10 Jul 2019 at 13:59 GMT Joseph Bui wrote:

I was glad to read about you on Meet Our Members today, and I think when we first interacted in January, we were not yet connected. I see you've been busy making that happen, so thank you for doing that 7th cousin once removed!

On 9 Jul 2019 at 18:18 GMT James Stratman wrote:

Nice to read about you on Meet Our Members. Thank you for your service to our country. <3 We are 10th cousins through my Riggs ancestry.

On 1 Apr 2019 at 23:52 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge! Please make sure to add pre-1500 as one of your followed tags so that you can stay in touch with other badge members and know about anything needing your attention.

On 16 Mar 2019 at 19:29 GMT Bobbie (Madison) Hall wrote:

Hi Ray, I'm happy to see you on Wikitree! You won't remember, but we both inhabited the Barnstable County mailing lists early on. My line is the Fishes of Sandwich, and we connect on the Eldridges. Great to "see" you again!

On 17 Jan 2019 at 20:03 GMT A Sawyer wrote:

Hi Ray, I'm sure we are cousins along the Sears line. The reason we aren't DNA matches is presumably that we inherited different portions of the Sears DNA. Thanks for your research. There is a lot of information on David Sears out there; feel free to post anything that's especially interesting. I am particularly interested in his first wife, Melinda, who died young.

On 11 Jan 2019 at 20:11 GMT Hope Tillman wrote:

Thanks for your comment on Sears-1890. I hope I have captured your request correctly. If not, let me know, and I'm happy to work with you. I originally took the info I used from the Ancestry listing.

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