Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Part 4: Tallying, for Fun

I can't stop researching on ancestry. Every time a find a person I feel obligated to find their mother, their father, their grave, reassembling them like a mosaic that has been there all the time.

Piece by piece I figure things out, like how a Sicilian orphan met and married a Cajun girl. I map out every mixed marriage -- Irish and English; German and English;  French and English; German and Irish.

So far I've figured out my Dad's family comes from all 12 of the colonies. Yes there were 13, but Georgia was a penal colony, created to buffer the real colonies from the Spanish/French frontier.  If count Florida as a colony (and I don't) it wouldn't change the numbers.