Ahnenlist

In answer to queries, this posting is an incomplete copy of my ahnenlist. Just because there are blanks does not mean that I do not have names. I am adding to this as time allows.

  • 1) Michael John Neill

Parents

  • 2) My Father–still living
  • 3) Constance Janet (Connie) Ufkes (1942 Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa–2015 Mendon, Adams County, Illinois). Buried Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois.

Grandparents

  • 4) Cecil Raymond Neill (1903 St. Albans Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1968 Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa). Buried: West Point Cemetery, West Point, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 5) Ida Laura Trautvetter (1910 Wythe Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1994 Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: West Point Cemetery, West Point, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 6) John Henry Frederich Ufkes (1917 Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois-2003 Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 7) Dorothy Alice Habben (1924 Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois-2008 Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida). Buried: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois.

Great-Grandparents

  • 8) Charles Thomas Neill (1875 St. Albans Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1948 West Point, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: West Point Cemetery, West Point, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 9) Fannie Iona Rampley (1883 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1963 Ursa, Adams County, Illinois). Buried: West Point Cemetery, West Point, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 10) George Adolph Trautvetter (1869 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1934 Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois). Buried: Bethany United Church of Christ Cemetery, Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 11) Ida May Sargent (1874 [Illinois, Iowa, or Missouri]-1939 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois). Buried: Bethany United Church of Christ Cemetery, Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 12) Frederich Jansen Ufkes (1893 Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1960 Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa). Buried: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 13) Trientje Marie Janssen (1895 Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1986 Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illniois.
  • 14) Mimka John Habben (1881 Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois-1969 Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Moss Ridge Cemetery, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 15) Tjode Anna Goldenstein (1882 Dawson County, Nebraska-1954 Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa). Buried: Moss Ridge Cemetery, Hancock County, Illinois.

Great-Great-Grandparents

  • 16) Samuel Neill (1838/1839 County Derry, Ireland-1912 St. Albans Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: West Point Cemetery, West Point, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 17) Annie Murphy (Ireland-died 1897 St. Albans Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: West Point Cemetery, West Point, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 18) Riley Rampley (1835 Coshocton County, Ohio-1893 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Buckeye Cemetery, Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 19) Nancy Jane Newman (1846 Milroy, Rush County, Indiana-1923 West Point, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Buckeye Cemetery, Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 20) John Michael Trautvetter (1839 Wohlmuthausen, Thuringen, Germany-1917 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried:  Bethany United Church of Christ Cemetery, Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 21) Franciska Bieger (1851 Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois-1888 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Bethany United Church of Christ Cemetery, Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 22) Ira William Sargent (about 1843 near Darlington, Ontario, Canada-1916 Limestone Township, Peoria County, Illinois). Buried: cremated remains deposited at an unknown location probably in the greater Chicago, Illinois, area.
  • 23) Florence Ellen Butler (about 1855 [probably Missouri or Iowa–who knows?] – died after 1880)
  • 24) Johann Frederich Hinrichs Ufkes (1838 Wiesens/Holtrop, Ostfriesland, Germany-1924 Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried:  Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 25) Noentje Lena Grass (1848 Backemoor, Ostfriesland, Germany-1902 Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried:  Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 26) Jans Jurgens Janssen (1856 Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany-1929 Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried:  Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 27) Fredericka Marie Sartorius (1865 Adams County, Illinois-1913 Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried:  Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 28) Jann Mimka Habben (1859 Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany-1939 Elvaston, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Rest Haven Abbey Mausoleum, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 29) Anke Hinrichs Fecht (1860 Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany-1941 Elvaston, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Rest Haven Abbey Mausoleum, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 30) Foche Jansen Goldenstein (1857 Wrisse, Ostfriesland, Germany-1913 Golden, Adams County, Illinois).
  • 31) Anna Margaret Dirks (1861 Honey Creek Township, Adams County, Illinois-1932 Golden, Adams County, Illinois).

3rd-Great-Grandparents

  • 32) John Neill
  • 33-35) Various unknown Irish peasants
  • 36) James Rampley (1803 Harford County, Maryland-1884 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Buckeye Cemetery, Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 37) Elizabeth Chaney (1804 Bedford County, Pennsylvania-1883 Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Buckeye Cemetery, Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 38) William S.Newman (1818/1819 Kentucky- 1880s “near Moberly, Missouri.”)
  • 39) Rebecca Tinsley ( about 1820 Kentucky- 1880s “near Moberly, Missouri.”)
  • 40) John George Trautvetter (1798 Wildprechtroda, Thuringen, Germany -1871 Bad Salzungen, Thuringen, Germany )
  • 41) Sophia Elizabeth Derle (1807 Helmershausen, Germany – 1877 probably Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Bethany United Church of Christ Cemetery, Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois).
  • 42) Peter Bieger (- 1855 Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois).
  • 43) Barbara Siefert ( about 1826-1903 Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Lutheran Cemetery, Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 44) Clark Sargent ( 1805 Vermont- about 1847 Winnebago County, Illinois)
  • 45) Mary Dingman ( around 1811 probably Ontario, Canada – early 1850s Illinois or Iowa).
  • 46) Benjamin Butler (about 1819 New York State- 1880s Vernon County, Missouri).
  • 47) probably Margaret (born about 1825 Canada-died after 1850)
  • 48) Hinrich Jansen (1797-Holtrop/Felde, Ostfriesland – 1873 Holtrop/Felde, Ostfriesland)
  • 49) Trientje Elits Post (1803 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1878 Holtrop/Felde, Ostfriesland)
  • 50) Johannes Gerhardes Grass
  • 51) Asselina Janssen Freese
  • 52) Johann Christopher Janssen (1823 Wiesens, Ostfriesland -1889 Wiesens )
  • 53) Elska Tjarks Fecht (1829 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1867 Wiesens )
  • 54) Hinrich Ameling Sartorius (1837 Ostfriesland – 1912 Golden, Adams County, Illinois)
  • 55) Trientje Ulferts Behrens (1843 Weene, Ostfriesland – 1926 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois).
  • 56) Mimke Lubben Habben (1822 Velde, Ostfriesland, Gemany – 1877 Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Concord Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 57) Antje Janssen Jaspers (1823 Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany – 1900 Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois). Buried: Concord Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois.
  • 58) Hinrich Jacobs Fecht (1823 Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany – 1912 Elvaston, Hancock County, Illinois).
  • 59) Marie Gerdes Wilken Bruns (1831 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – before 1877 Hancock County, Illinois).
  • 60) Johann Luken Jurgens Ehmen Goldenstein (1814 Wrisse, Ostfriesland – 1891 Wrisse, Ostfriesland).
  • 61) Tjode Anna Focken Tammen (1824 Buhren, Ostfriesland – 1882 Wrisse, Ostfriesland).
  • 62) Behrend Dirks (1825 Etzel, Ostfriesland – 1913 Honey Creek Township, Adams County, Illinois).
  • 63) Heipke Mueller (1832 Etzel, Ostfriesland – 1924 Honey Creek Township, Adams County, Illinois).

4th-great-grandparents

  • 64-71) More various unknown Irish peasants
  • 72) Thomas Johnson Rampley (Maryland – 1823 Coshocton County, Ohio)
  • 73) Christianna DeMoss (Maryland – after 1830 probably Coshocton County, Ohio)
  • 74) Thomas Chaney ( – Bedford County, Pennsylvania)
  • 75)
  • 76) Augusta Newman ( Maryland-1861 White County, Indiana)
  • 77) Melinda Sledd (probably Amherst County, Virginia – Linn County, Iowa)
  • 78) Enoch Tinsley (born Kentucky 1790s-1875 Shelby County, Indiana)
  • 79) Nancy Dunaway (born Kentucky 1790s-1882 Shelby County, Indiana)
  • 80) Johann Erasmus Trautvetter (of Wildprechtrode, Thuringen, Germany)
  • 81) Mary Gross (of Wildprechtrode, Thuringen, Germany)
  • 82) Johann Heinrich Derle (1781 Helmershausen, Thuringen, Germany)
  • 83) Regine Dreißgackerin
  • 86) Frederich Siefert
  • 87) Maria Barbara
  • 88) Samuel Sargent (1774 – 1841)
  • 89) Sarah Gibson (1774 Ashby, Massachusetts – )
  • 90-95) various unknown Canadians, Michiganers, and New Yorkers
  • 96) Johann Friderichs Hinrichs Ufkes (1756 Holtrop, Ostfriesland – 1836 Holtrop/Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 97) Anna Ebken Jansen (1761 Ostfriesland – 1832 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 98) Eilt Gerdes Post
  • 99) Christine Janssen
  • 104) Janns Jurgens Janssen (1790 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1865 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 105) Anna Franzen (1800 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1851 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 106) Tjark Gerjets Fecht (1803 Wiesens – )
  • 107) Folke Focken (1801 Aurich-Oldendorf, Ostfriesland – 1849 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 108) Ameling Janssen Sartorius
  • 109) Metha Margaretha Janssen
  • 110) Ulfert Gerdes Behrens (1823 Ihlow, Ostfriesland – 1889 Golden, Adams County, Illinois).
  • 111)  Friedericka Maria Hermans Lichtsinn (1824 Ludwigsdorf, Ostfriesland – 1889 Golden, Adams County, Illinois).
  • 112) Lubbe Paeben Habben (1775 Velde, Ostfriesland – 1828 Velde, Ostfriesland)
  • 113) Trinke Souken (1775 Holtrop, Ostfriesland – 1856 Velde, Ostfriesland)
  • 114) Jasper Jaspers (1778 Ostfriesland – 1847 Wiesens )
  • 115) Margaretha Cathrine Wilken Gerdes (1787 Ostfriesland – 1862 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 116) Jacob Alberts ( – 1843 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 117) Antke Antons
  • 118) Gerd Bruns Wilken (1796 – 1867 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 119) Nanke Albers (1798 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1874 Hancock County, Illinois)
  • 120) Jurgen Ehmen Tonjes ( 1778 Wrisse, Ostfriesland – 1850 Wrisse, Ostfriesland)
  • 121) Frauke Eilers (1780 Holtrop, Ostfriesland – 1857 Wrisse, Ostfriesland)
  • 122) Focke Focken Tammen (1803 Buhren/Remels, Ostfriesland – 1872 Velde, Ostfriesland)
  • 123) Altje Jansen Gronewold (1799 Holtrop, Ostfriesland – 1835 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 124) Behrend Dirks (1775 Horsten, Ostfriesland – )
  • 125) Anna Margrete Dirks (1785 Etzel, Ostfriesland – )
  • 126) Hinrich Muller (1799 Ostfriesland – 1880 Brown County, Illinois)
  • 127) Geske Catharina Husmann (1801 Ostfriesland – 1869 Brown County, Illinois)

5th-great-grandparents

  • 144) James Rampley (England- died Harford County, Maryland)
  • 145) Sarah Gibson
  • 146) John DeMoss, Jr. (-died Harford County, Maryland)
  • 147) Mary Galloway
  • 152) William Newman
  • 153) Cassandra Tippett
  • 154) Thomas Sledd ( Virginia – about 1815 Bourbon County, Kentucky)
  • 155) Sarah Tinsley 
  • 156) James Tinsley
  • 157) Susannah Rucker
  • 160) Johann Michael Trautvetter (of Wildprechtrode, Thuringen, Germany)
  • 164) Adam Derle (1753 Helmershausen, Thuringen, Germany – )
  • 165) Regina
  • 176) Samuel Sargent (1748 Hubbardston, Worchester, Mass. – 1819 Marlborough, New Hampshire )
  • 177) Deborah Sylvester (1750 Leicester, Worchester, Mass. – 1791 Marlborough, New Hampshire)
  • 178) John Gibson (1751 Stow, Massachusetts – )
  • 179) Catherine Puffer (1750 Cambridge, Massachusetts – )
  • 192) Hindrich Uffkes (1709-1772 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 193) Nantje Janssen (1728 Holtrop, Ostfriesland – 1785 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 194) Johann Eyls
  • 195) Anne Ebken Meynts
  • 208) Johann Christopher Janssen (1756 Wiesens, Ostfriesland –  1825 Wiesens,Ostfriesland)
  • 209) Antje Janssen Jurgens (1765 Osteregels, Ostfriesland – 1839 Wiesens,Ostfriesland)
  • 210) Franz Folkerts (1766 Gross-Oldendorf – 1820 Wiesens,Ostfriesland)
  • 211) Feke Gerdes (1781 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1865 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 216) Jan Ameling Sartorius
  • 217)  Harmke Coobs Buss
  • 218)
  • 219)
  • 228) Jann Jaspers (1745 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1789 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 229) Gretje Folckers (about 1744 Rahe, Ostfriesland – 1827 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 230) Gerd Janssen Gerdes (1759 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1842 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 231) Ahltje Tyarks (1754 Velde, Ostfriesland – 1829 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)

6th-great-grandparents

  • 290) William Gibson (of Harford County, Maryland)
  • 291) Anne (of Harford County, Maryland)
  • 292) John DeMoss, Sr. (-1806 Baltimore/Harford County, Maryland)
  • 293) Susannah Ramsey
  • 294) Thomas Galloway -1798 Baltimore County, Maryland)
  • 295) unknown
  • 308) John Sledd ( – early 1800s Amherst or Bedford County, Virginia)
  • 309) Ann ( – early 1800s Amherst County, Virginia)
  • 310) John Tinsley (-by 1812 Amherst County, Virginia)
  • 311) Mary
  • 314) Isaac Rucker (-Amherst County, Virginia)
  • 315) Mildred Hawkins
  • 328) Joh. Melchoir Derle (1727 Helmershausen, Thuringen, Germany – )
  • 329) Anna Margaretha 
  • 352) Thomas Sargent (1720 Malden, Massachusetts-1795)
  • 353) Tabitha Tuttle (1724 Chelsea, Massachusetts – 1804 Hubbardston, Mass.)
  • 354) Peter Sylvester ( 1713/14 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts – 1801 in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • 355) Deborah Torrey (1724 in Scituate, Plymouth – )
  • 358) Ephraim Puffer (1716 Sudbury, Massachusetts – Stowe, Massachusetts)
  • 359) Mary Darby/Daby (
  • 384) Uffke Janssen ( – 1735 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 385) Ancke Hinrichs ( – 1729 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 386) Johann Hinrichs Borjes (1687 – 1769 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 387) Aaltjen Rolfs (1701 – 1782 Holtrop, Ostfriesland)
  • 416) Johann Ayelts (1727 Wiesens, Ostfriesland- 1799 Wiesens,Ostfriesland)
  • 417) Ancke Janssen (Westersander – 1772 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 418) Jannes Jurgens (of Wiesens)
  • 419) Wubcke Eggen (Hatshausen – 1826 Wiesens)
  • 422) Gerd Weerts (1748 Wiesens – 1826 Wiesens)
  • 423) Zeide Wolters
  • 432) Ameling Janssen (1741 Aurich-Oldendorf – )
  • 433) Lucke Georgs ( – 1809 Grossefehne)
  • 434) Coobs Janssen Buss 
  • 435) Venke Willms
  • 456) Jasper Janssen (bapt. 1715 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1760 Wiesens)
  • 457) Antje Gerdes (about 1711 – 1760 Wiesens)
  • 460) Gerd Bruns Wilken (1723 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1785 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 461) Gretcke Gerdes (about 1725 Schirum, Ostfriesland – 1806 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)

7th-great-grandparents

  • 584) Louis DeMoss
  • 585) Catherine
  • 620) Edward Tinsley ( – 1780s Amherst County, Virginia)
  • 621) Margaret McCormick
  • 628) John Rucker ( – 1740s Orange County, Virginia)
  • 629) Susannah ( – 1780s probably Amherst County, Virginia)
  • 630) Benjamin Hawkins
  • 631) Sarah Willis
  • 656) Hans Vallen Derlen (1683 Helmershausen, Thuringen, Germany – )
  • 704) Samuel Sargent (1688 Malden, Mass. – 1721 Malden, Mass.)
  • 705) Elizabeth Pratt (1693 Malden, Mass. – 1760 Chelsea, Mass.)
  • 706) Samuel Tuttle (1691/1692 Boston Mass. – 1742 Chelsea, Mass.)
  • 707) Abigail Floyd (1691 Chelsea, Mass. – 1773 Chelsea, Mass.)
  • 708) Peter Silvester (1687 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. – after 8 Dec 1744 probably Leicester, Worcester, Mass.)
  • 709) Mary Torrey (1685 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. – )
  • 710) Joseph Torrey (1694 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass. – 1762 Killingly, Windham, Connecticut)
  • 711) Deborah Ripley (1701/1702 Hingham, Plymouth, Mass. – 1784 Killingly, Windham, Connecticut)
  • 716) Jabez Puffer (1672 Braintree, Mass. – 1746 Sudbury, Mass.
  • 717) Mary Glazier ( – 1746 Sudbury)
  • 718) Joseph Daby ( – 1767 Middlesex County, Mass.)
  • 832) Ayelt Gerdes (1686 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1752 Wiesens)
  • 833) Trientje Ubben ( – 1754 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 864) Johann Amelings ( – 1788 Aurich-Oldendorf)
  • 865) Ida Janssen ( – 1800)
  • 912) Jan (Johannes) Jaspers (bapt. 1683 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1742 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 913) Trientje Garrelts
  • 920) Wilke Toben

8th-great-grandparents

  • 1256) Peter Rucker
  • 1257) Elizabeth
  • 1408) John Sargent (1639 Charlestown, Mass. – 1716 Malden, Mass.)
  • 1409) Lydia Chipman (1654 Barnstable, Mass. – 1730 Barnstable, Mass.)
  • 1410) Thomas Pratt ( – 1732 Malden, Mass.)
  • 1411) Mary Davis (1661/1662 Groton, Mass. – )
  • 1416) Israel Sylvester (about 1646 probably Weymouth, Mass. – 1727 )
  • 1432) James Puffer ( – 1692 Braintree, Mass.)
  • 1433) Mary Ludden (1636 Weymouth, Mass. – 1700 Braintree, Mass.)
  • 1728) Ameling Melchers ( – 1764 Aurich-Oldendorf)
  • 1729) Rickmet Jansen ( – 1734 Aurich-Oldendorf)
  • 1664) Gert Ayelts (1653 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1727 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 1665) Christina Valentin
  • 1666) Ebbe Wyards (1671 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1725 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 1667) Gretke Alberts (1677 Wiesens, Ostfriesland – 1747 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 1824) Jasper Hulsen (buried 1703 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)
  • 1825) Margaretha Henrichs (bapt. 1646 Wiesens, Ostfriesland)

9th-great-grandparents

  • 2816) William Sargent ( – 1682 Barnstable, Mass.)
  • 2817) Sarah Minshall ( – 1688/1689 Barnstable, Mass.)
  • 2818) John Chipman
  • 2819) Hope Howland (1629 Plymouth, Mass. – 1683/1684 Barnstable, Mass.)
  • 2822) Samuel Davis
  • 2823) Mary Waters
  • 2832) Richard Sylvester ( – 1663 Marshfield, Mass.)
  • 2833) Naomi ( – probably 1668 )
  • 3650) Heinrich JohanBen

10th-great-grandparents

11th-great-grandparents

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29 thoughts on “Ahnenlist

  1. Flo Nell Ozell says:

    I look forward to reading the information on this web site. (I don’t know what I am supposed to put in the “Website” box above.)

  2. Diane Geanuleas says:

    I understand you do not publish your data to world trees. How do you feel about public and private trees on subscription sites? Of course I would accept as an answer a referral to previously posted articles you have written. I am still in a muddle about how public/private to make my reporting of family facts, I dare not really call it research, after reading so much about citing sources. Thank you for responding to something you probably think of as redundant. I like sharing but cringe when someone I don’t know (yet) asks to “view my tree.” I’d rather just share something specific that I know, without sharing my inadequate tree. Any guidance is most appreciated. Gratefully, Diane Geanuleas

    • mjnrootdig says:

      It’s not a redundant question at all. Thanks for asking it.

      I do have a private tree which I generally use for my own personal use–on Ancestry.com just to see what “hints” it finds. I find that blogging about various things I’ve located tends to bring about a fair amount of emails and contact with others and actually parallels the sharing something something specific that you know.

      Let me think about writing a longer post on this topic.

      • Catherine Meuris says:

        I too wonder about public versus private trees. I will look forward to your post. Thank you for your wonderful “tip of the day” and all your help that you provide.

  3. Thank you for posting this. Am I right, then that this numbering system only traces your direct line of ancestors, without mention of aunts, uncles, and cousins?

  4. Madonna Hudson Mahurin says:

    I enjoyed reviewing this. The timeline makes it obvious that my ancestors knew your ancestors. My immigrant HARRISON ancestors are buried in Buckeye Cemetery, Hancock Co. My mother was born in Basco, Hancock Co. in 1908. My dad was born in Golden, Adams Co. in 1903. My parents married across the river in Keokuk IA in 1925. As a child I visited relatives in Warsaw, Carthage and later in Mendon.

  5. Thanks for subscribing me. I look forward to new postings. I’m always trying to learn as much as I can about genealogy research techniques.

  6. Patty Gilbert says:

    Thank u for this information. Now I know what I need to put down and in what order.I also am making lists of words that I don’t have the meaning 4.

  7. Dear Mr. Neill,
    I just subscribed to your email list and I’m excited to learn more about digging into my family’s past.
    I’ve studied my ancestors intermittently for more than thirty years and, like so many others, I love the challenges that this line of inquiry offers. When a “new” bit of information comes to light, it confers a brand of satisfaction that, in my experience, is unique to genealogical research.
    We may have common ancestors, by the way. One of my great grandmothers is Frisian. This branch settled in Stevenson County, Illinois, and in Turner County, South Dakota. Family surnames include DeVries and Iwwerks, among many others.
    Many thanks for your time and your generosity. I look forward to your emails.
    Best,
    Mary P.

    • Thanks for your comments and good luck with your research.

      There was a large settlement of Ostfriesens in Stephenson County.

      Michael

  8. Hi Michael,

    Noted your Tuttle ancestry and wondered if you have any further back? Haven’t looked at my line in awhile, but I go back to Wm. Tuttle and Elizabeth Matthews, if I remember right; and back into England.

    My line daughtered out quickly, as Sarah Tuttle m. John Humiston in New Haven in 1685. Some of the Tuttles are buried in the Old North Burial Ground in Ipswich, MA. Pretty sure that your John Tuttle is there. If you have a regular email, I can send a pic of his inscription and a link the the site where I read the info.

    Ward and Waters are also two of my lines, so we are possibly related through several lines.

    I’m also going to question two cousins who are Sylvesters to see if they might possibly go back to New England. I’ve always wondered about their name.

    Warm regards,
    Sharon

  9. Thank you for the add. I have been researching off and on for about 20 years, but often still feel like a novice. Always eager to learn something new.

  10. I’ve enjoyed and gotten significant research tips from your Rootdig posts. Thank you so much. My own research started less than ten years ago and I’m now a little beyond novice (and value accuracy and sources), but still haven’t decided on a satisfying method of ‘summarizing’ and storing each family that I research. I haven’t seen any of your posts address this (but just may have missed them!) Would you consider describing your own methods? Do you have a three ring binder for each family? Or a box (acid-free)? What do you include and in what format? Do you write a narrative or timeline, or just keep copies of all sources? You must have a dedicated room with shelves? Do you just follow direct lines and add their siblings into the same container? Thank you!

  11. h j collins says:

    where can I get blank ahnentafel charts?
    I spent a lot of time on the computer and only found one place and to get it you had to fill it in first.

    I want blanks.

    There are all sorts of blank forms available but not this one.

  12. After seeing what you have accomplish, I after 25 years didn’t get beyond the brick wall (l8l8 year) and feel really defeated now.

    • mjnrootdig says:

      My maternal side is not too hard as the records are good and I knew where all the immigrants were from. My New Englanders are not too bad. I have quite a few holes in my New York, Canada, and Maryland/Virginia lines.

  13. Julie Ann Monson says:

    I am also an Isaac Allerton descendant, through his daughter Remember, then her daughter Elizabeth Maverick, and her daughter Abigail Skinner. It was fun to see your list of ancestors!

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