Yet another whimsical name for one of my wife’s paintings…
What have we here? Possible homeland for the Rose line of my family? We know, thanx to our lack of Rose matches via dna, beyond family that we know of already thanx to dna, that We don’t match any of the other Rose families or clans. Not the Scottish or German. Our roots there were […]
It took 40 yrs of searching, but the mystery was solved last summer, of the paternal line of my father… not only did I learn the name of my paternal grandfather, and by Western standards, that of my family name, but a lineage back to 1500, just like that. My descent goes, 1, 2, 3, […]
today I learned, through DNA testing that it is official. My brother Ben Madden, has a 5 year old son named Logan. He is back in Eugene, Oregon, where we are from. Pretty happy to finally know for sure. This wasn’t the first claimed child of my brother, it was the third. Just the first […]
This is my Paternal Grandmother, Juanita Louella Townsend, her birth name, amd probably her cheatin’ name, to be fair. She was about 15 here I am thinking. Cute shoes for overalls… maybe those were the church overalls…. This is the era of the Great Depression and the Dustbowl.
Had some possible breakthrus last couple of days. I have had a Shumate/DeLaChaumette match on my Y-line for a while now. But just the one, and he had a story of a name change, from Shumate to Lee. Given the story of a possible name change, and given it was only one match with that […]