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Thanks for stopping by the website I created to document and discover my family history.

Take a look around and if you are related to me, have any information you can offer, can give advice on where to look up information or just want to send me an email, please use the link located at either the bottom of the page or on the contact page.

There are 3267 names in this family tree.
The earliest recorded event is the birth of Richard Evreux in 986.
The last recorded death is that of JT Simmons on June 25, 2016.
The last recorded birth is that of Adin Maxwell Scheinker in October 2014.

The top 5 surnames (meaning those most in the tree) are…
Hathaway (341)
Waters (172)
Simmons (103)
Lynch (79)
Current (58)

This website was created on August 14, 2012 and last updated on October 11, 2016.

CousinBait and DNA

CousinBait and DNA - familytree.elementfx.om

I figured that it’s about time I made a post to help bait some new cousins.

I originally tested with AncestryDNA.
username: julie52479
tree: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/43206629/family

And I transferred my AncestryDNA data to both FamilyTreeDNA and Gedmatch.

FTDNA kit #: B29051
Gedmatch kit #: A384941

Here is a quick reference from my grandparents to my 2nd Great-Grandparents (surnames and places of birth).

Grandparents
Waters
Simmons

Silverstein
Forman

Great-Grandparents
Waters
Anderberg
Simmons
Cooper

Silverstein
Goodman
Forman
Schlar

2nd Great-Grandparents
Waters
Current
Anderberg
Billow
Simmons
Tilton
Cooper
Scherer

Silverstein
Silverstone
Goodman
(unknown)
Forman/Furman
(unknown)
Schlar
Mendel


Kokomo, Indiana, USA
Liberty, Michigan, USA

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Detroit, Michigan, USA


Newman, Illinois, USA
Indiana, USA
Marshall Township, Michigan, USA
Eckford Township, Michigan, USA

Kobryn, Lobsha, Russia
London, England
Stolin, Poland
Stolin, Poland


Virginia, USA
Danville, Illinois, USA
Sweden
Klara, Stockholm, Sweden
Clarendon, Michigan, USA
Fredonia, Michigan, USA
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Ohio, USA

Russia
Poland
Russia
most likely Russia
Poland
most likely Poland
Poland
Poland

Just a quick note…

My 2nd great-grandmother who was born in London, her siblings were all born in Russia or Romania. Being in London when she was born seemed to just be some type of layover from one area to another. There is an entirely different set of Goodman’s from England, but from what I’ve found they were not of Jewish faith and my Goodman line was.

Think we could be cousins? Send me an email at jwaters[dot]ancestry[dot]search[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment.

AncestryDNA Updates Coming Soon!

If you have not heard, AncestryDNA is making some changes to the matches we see. This update is happening very soon. How soon we don’t know, just that it’s soon.

You can read more about what you should do to prepare over at this post over at dna-explained.com.

The short version is that some of your matches may disappear, but you should also be expected to gain new matches.