Wandering Roots

Ramblings about Genealogy, Faith, and Family

Archive for January, 2012

Amanuensis Monday-one page from list of pardons, commutation, and respites granted by the President during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1911

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. From The National Standard Encyclopedia Amanuensis Monday was started on the Transylvanian Dutch Blog. This link will take you to the page concerning Amanuensis and why one should transcribe the records !   List of pardons, commutations, and respite granted […]

SNGF-Your Maternal Grandfather’s Paternal Line

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has posted another SNGF assignment! Have fun below find the directions and my contribution to the fun! Julie   It’s Saturday Night, so it’s time for some Genealogy Fun. Many of us have traced our patrilineal line and had a Y-DNA test done for the line.  I thought that some of you might be […]

Friday This Day in My Family History- Married about 381 yrs ago Robert and Elizabeth Winthrop Feake

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Approximately 381 years ago my 9th Great-Grandmother Elizabeth Fones Winthrop  b. Jan 21, 1609/10, Groton, Suffolk, England and died about 1668, probably at Hallett’s Cove, Newtown,Long Island New York.  Married her second husband Robert Feake on or before January 27, 1631. Elizabeth married her first cousin Henry Winthrop the son of John Winthrop and Mary Forth […]

Wordless Wednesday/Four Generation Photo

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Back Row: Trish McCartney, Julie McCartney Hogston Middle: Janice Hogston, Adah Terrill Wakelee, Dency Terril, Jessica Hogston Elmore Front: Misteana and Alyza 😀

Thomas C. Collins son of Samuel and Tamar Kaye Collins a biography/Amanuensis Monday

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Below is a biography for a cousin of mine.  I’ve not stopped to count, but at a quick count I would guess Thomas is my first cousin 3 times removed. His mother Tamar Kaye is […]