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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 or 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 1521 names in this family tree.
The earliest recorded event is the birth of Richard Evreux in 986.
The most recent event is the death of Muriel (Forman) Silverstein on February 25, 2014.

The top 5 surnames (meaning those most in the tree) are…
Hathaway (128)
Waters (96)
Tilton (41)
Cooper (35)
Schlar (34)

This website was created on August 14, 2012 and last updated on April 4, 2014.

AncestryDNA & House Party

I’m so excited! I was picked to host an AncestryDNA Family History House Party!

AncestryDNA Family History Party

The party isn’t until the beginning of June, but this one has some activities to do beforehand. Within the next week or two, I’ll be receiving a DNA test kit from Ancestry.com in the mail. Once I send in the test it takes approximately 6-8 weeks to receive the results. Which puts us right around the beginning of June.

I just got picked a few days ago, so I have no idea what kind of theme I’m going to do, what foods to make, etc. My mom’s birthday is a few days before the scheduled party date, so I’m considering combining the 2 to make it easier for everyone to get together.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – A Fearless Females Prompt

Genealogy is Fun

Post prompt is from Randy at Genea-Musings.

1) Read Lisa Alzo’s blog post Back for a Fourth Year: Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist. [The post is from last year, but Lisa's using the same list this year.]

2) Choose one of her daily blog prompts from the list (you could choose the March 8th prompt or choose another), and write about it.

3) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.

I chose the prompt from March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?

My Family Tree: family fun in 1951

This photo contains not just one, but 5 female ancestors. There is a 6th women in the photo, but she is related to me by marriage while the rest are all blood related.

The people in the photo are (from left to right, top to bottom):
Harriet (Goodman) Rice, Benjamin Silverstein, Muriel (Forman) Silverstein, Phillip Silverstein, Sarah Silverstein, Rose Silverstone, Ella (Silverstein) Goodman, Mollie (Goodman) Silverstein and Jim Silverstone.

Harriet, 19, is a 1st cousin.
Benjamin, 60, is my maternal great-grandfather.
Muriel, 23, is my grandmother (Bubbie) that just passed away the other week.
Phillip, 26, is Muriel’s husband and my grandfather (Zeidi).
Sarah is Phillip’s biological sister.
Rose is the sister-in-law of Phillip.
Ella is Phillip’s half-sister and my grand-aunt.
Mollie is my paternal great-grandmother and the wife of Benjamin.
Jim is Phillip’s half-brother, my grand-uncle and the husband of Rose.

The photo is dated July 22, 1951. She’s not in the photo, but my mom was almost 2 months old at the time. It appeared to be a hot summer day in Detroit based on what some people were wearing. I selected this photo because everyone in it seems to be having a great time. They all look very happy and almost like someone told a joke just before the photo was taken.

Extra tibit: Mollie’s maiden name was Goodman and Ella married a man with the last name Goodman, but those 2 lines of Goodman families were not previously related to each other. Or if they are I have not discovered it yet.