How far back do you have your direct lineage?

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  1. kestrou

    kestrou Pin Member #4

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    I commented in another thread about geneology - haven't seen a thread about that on GT in a while.

    How far back do you have your DIRECT lineage?

    I'm back to Warinus de la Strode, born about 1045 in Brittany, France. He was a Knight that lead a squad of crossbowmen as part of William the Conqueror's army when they kicked British butt in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the took over the country.

    Over the years, the name became anglicized to Strode, and then Stroud.

    I can hang on for another 35 years (when I'll be 80) I'll raise a toast to the birth of my forebearer 1,000 years prior! :)

    kestrou
     
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  2. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    All the way back to...... my dad.

    He was adopted, and had absolutely no interest in finding out who his real parents were (not that I blame him) so who knows?
     

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    I've got a great-grandfather down in Georgia:dunno:
     
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    I know my family's direct lineage back to the late 1500s in Germany, England and Scotland. Martha Pennoyer Crowe who was hanged as a witch in Salemtown Mass. is my great aunt several times removed.
     
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    0 generations. My mom didn't know who my father is and my grandparents never forgave her so.... :(
     
  6. farley45

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    kestrou, I am curious about how you tracked your lineage. Not to derail your thread or anything, but I've been wondering how folks do this and actually get results.
     
  7. G36's Rule

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    Back to around 1864 when the first of us to hit the USA landed at New Orleans.
     
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    I have traced mine back to Austria, and Switzerland (1500 years). Also back to the 1600's on the English lineage. I am from Georgia, and my family was here before there was a state of Georgia.
     
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  9. Steve0853

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    kestrou........thats pretty good geneology.

    Myself......only back to great, great grandfathers on mom's side.
     
  10. DriBak

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    Are there free sites to track ancestors?
     
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    To the Mayflower. My stepmother may have gotten farther over the years, but I've not asked.
     
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    All the way back to the ride on the Mayflower, John Alden and Prescilla Mullen, another relative was smuggled over in a salt barrel.
     
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    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Nova Scotia until 1755 when the Acadians (Cajuns) were exiled and my family ended up down here in South Louisiana with the majority of them and the rest is history. Some Acadians didn't make it this far so there is still a small Acadian population in Northern Maine, although they don't live or eat anything like we do here. They're Acadians, but they don't know anything about the Cajun culture down here.
     
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    My adopted side, 1745 Scotland. The english burned a lot of the churches with family records after the 45 uprising so we are stuck.

    My biological side, mother, pre civil war but her pre 1800 records are unreliable and not verified. Dads side, nothing, he was back in prison by the time I was born and may not even know about me.

    Wife's side, All the way back to Charlemagne. Records are good to at least the 1600s then on one side they hook into royalty and from there on it is in the history books.
     
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    That trip must have sucked.
     
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    I go back to a man named Jacob who lives in a giant foot statue until John Lock who's not the real John Lock killed him:whistling:
     
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    Uh, if you know you're related to those names.....we're relatives.... :wavey:
     
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    My wife has hers directly back to King Charlemagne. Mine somewhere in Germany.:dunno:
     
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    Back to my great-great granddaddy who was a confederate soldier pictured in my avatar.
     
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    To Adam.

    It gets a little muddy in between though.

    ML