Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Night Fun WDYTYA Travels

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your own WDYTYA?
Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Tonight's mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Pretend that you are one of the subjects on the Who Do You Think You Are? show on NBC TV.

2) Which of your ancestors (maximum of two) would be featured on your hour-long show? What stories would be told, and what places would you visit?

Maybe my grandfather and his family? no they have been farmers in Denmark for centuries. Probably my grandmother Anna M. (Dillingham) Hansen, the Dillinghams were Quakers and came to New England in 1632, and were not real popular with the Puritans, so they moved north to Maine, intermarried with several Pilgrims and so I am related to 5 Mayflower people, John Alden, George Soule, Edward Doty, Steven Hopkins and Francis Cooke, so I guess to New England and maybe back to England where the Dillinghams were ministers for a couple of hundred years before coming to New England.
The second ancestor would be Margaret Josephine Forsyth, her father Robert Forsyth was in the War of 1812 under future President William Henry Harrison and the battle of Detroit. When the Civil War started Margaret, her husband Thomas Kelly and kids all packed up and went to California, stayed till the war was over and then down to Panama across the isthmus and back to New York and finally Ursa Illinois. So we go from Detroit to California to Panama and finally back to Illinois and eventually to Trenton Missouri.

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