by Maria P.P. Root, PhD
A friend the other day posted a photo of their trip through the Blue Ridge mountains...I commented that it made me sob, although I didn't know why. I mean, I've been there many times, slept out in those mountains, lived a few hours from there, but I miss it, deep in my bones. Then yesterday … Continue reading It Lives on in My Blood
I regret the link to "Children of the Tradewater Basin" document was broken for a while but I've fixed it. See that huge chart, and map links here.
I recently had a free week of membership on a Newspaper site so went and grabbed some things that I was lacking... THIS is the most interesting and still really puzzling piece of info on Elias, and which Elias is WHICH. I theorized for a long time that the Elias (Jr) who was murdered in … Continue reading Some Documents on Elias Goddard
This guy, this one guy, has been the whole reason I have done research over almost twelve years. We have pretty much everything we can find but a lot of it is still in the "what we THINK we know" category. So here's a catchup and some of the documents I have collected. I'm attempting … Continue reading Elias Goddard-Where We’re At Now
As our cousin pool begins to grow, thanks to DNA testing. we are making some headway in who matches whom. (Please see note at bottom). Myself and my close cousins are descended from John Willis Goddard born 1837 on the (banks of the) Arkansas River in Cherokee territory. We know from John Willis' death certificate … Continue reading The Sons of Elias Goddard (circa 1795-1844)
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As I said in a previous post when I started this blog it was to have a public way to share some common ancestors, family stories and photos with new cousins I've found. Since then my work with genealogy and genetic genealogy has blossomed and grown in several directions. I find myself helping people within … Continue reading Update and Direction: Learning Who You Really Are-Finding Your Roots
I just learned about a big conference in Salt Lake City UT called Rootstech, and while I'd love to go, giant rooms full of people are not my thing, SO you can attend from home! Here are a couple of links on how to watch some of the content including Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s keynote. … Continue reading #NotAtRootsTech
Sometimes in doing genealogy research it helps to know what you're looking for in a family line. Names, and the patterns in naming for one. In some societies there were rather strict rules as to how one named one's children. Some of these were drastically different than what you find in America today. Knowing about … Continue reading Naming Conventions