I have been doing genealogy for about six years. For the past 3 years I have been on Ancestry.com, and the past 2 years I have been on Find A Grave. Although it's fun doing genealogy on the computer, I am pretty energetic and like finding hard evidence, too, which is why I would be happy to go snap a picture from the local cemetery. :)
My first ancestors in the United States arrived in 1844 (I know, not that early, but I can't help it..) from Hessen in Germany. My great-great grandmother, Mary Regina Bolender is the oldest ancestor I have born in the States (1845, New York). I have family from all over: Germany, England, Poland, and, depending on how far back you want to go, Scandinavia, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and much more, but that all starts in like the 14th century. DNA results prove that I am 39% British, 35% Eastern European, and 24% Scandinavian (2% unknown).
Please feel free to leave me a message if you are related to or know anything of the following surnames:
Fletcher, Fleischfresser, Fischer, Sterns, Swiatlowski, Lena, Mertes, Eichstaedt, Schulz, Pfeffer, Milech, Bolender, Ashmann, Keller, Kosnik, Kushnak, Kiczewski, Sault, Salt, Gradl, Welches, Wilkes, Pattinson, Blenkinship, Butler, Maas, Luy, Sniegowski, Butzin(e), Schuett, Brietske, Groth, Kienast, Bappert, Lomb, Steimers
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