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R. L. (Dick) and Maralyn Tolman, now of Anacortes, WA 98221

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Genealogy without sources is called mythology.

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.   For what is the worth of human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
–Marcus Tullius Cicero

He who careth not from whence he came, careth little whither he goeth.
–Daniel Webster

If you are interested in more detail on DNA/genealogy, perhaps you will want to watch my recent webinar on youtube as a part of the TMCC Library webinars.  Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/yNoJMHWnSeU

A vulnerability of the tooltip popups to hackers has been discovered necessitating removal of the tooltip software.  Unfortunately, the tooltip code is now evident in many essays making them difficult to read.  Please be patient while a workaround is discovered.  Read the pdf instead (top left of page).
Some essays have been fixed–click on the note-number to see the source!


June 2024: New essay!
      ‘Who Were the Parents of Simon S. Case, b. 1811 New York’

October 2021: Revised essay!  …revisions to the Chester Co., PA and Ontario Terrys.   
     ‘Addendum 2. Descendants of Thomas Terry (1711-1792) of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania’

March 2021: New essays!
    ‘The Descendants of Johann Martin (Hannes) Schiedel (1770-1846)’ 
    ‘The Ancestry of James Spencer Jr. (1840-1925) of Chester County, Pennsylvania’

November 2020: New essays!
    ‘The Württembergian Kayser Family (Black Sea Russians) from the Odessa Region of Russia’
‘at-DNA and the two Adam Kaysers’

August 2020: Revised, expanded essays: Antecedents of Priscilla Clark:
    ‘The Ancestral Hurle/Hurl Family of Somerset/Wiltshire’
‘The Ancestral Cox Family of Evercreech Parish, Somerset, England’
‘The Clark Antecedents of Priscilla Clark of Somerset, England’

–also the parent essay  ‘The Life and Times of English Immigrant Priscilla (née Clark) (Pickett) (Pickett) Wilford (1826-1869)’ was edited with minor expansion to remove redundancy with other essays.

August 2020: Anson-Sands III underwent minor revision and expansion. 
‘The Anson — Sands Connection of Delaware County New York,
        Part III: Antecedents of Maria L. Sands’

August 2020: New essay! 
    ‘A Daughter of James Weed/Sarah Richards of Delaware County, New York
        was the First Wife of Judge Obadiah Sands (1774-1858)’

June 2020: The Henry Capehart essay underwent major revision (no new conclusions) 
    ‘Who was Henry Capehart (1756-1820) and who was his wife?’  

June 2020: New Essays!
    ‘The Ancestry of Nancy Graham, wife of Chauncey Loveland, born 1797
        in the Western Reserve of Connecticut: A DNA Study, Part 1′

    ‘The Ancestry of Nancy Graham, wife of Chauncey Loveland, born 1797
        in the Western Reserve of Connecticut: A DNA Study, Part 2′

    Thomas Terry of Bucks is a son of Robert Terry of Flushing, Queens, New York’

May 2020: Revised, expanded Essay!
    ‘The Toulmin Family of Lancashire, England’

November 2019: New Essay!
    ‘The Merkins Family: Connecting the Capehart and Terry Lineages’

October 2019: Major Revision
    ‘The Villwocks of Berrien County, Michigan’

September 2019: Minor Revision: Essay with at-DNA evidence:
    ‘Thomas Tolman (1608-1690) of Dorchester, Massachusetts’

August 2019: The Much Anticipated, Revised Essay has been Posted.
    ‘Addendum 1. ‘Analysis of Y-DNA Markers Relevant to Thomas Terry of Bucks b 1653′

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