I have a mystery concerning the birth records of slave children in Virginia and I’m hoping this post might lead to some answers to my questions. While researching our connection(s) to the Cocke and Chastain families of Virginia, I discovered a mystery with regard to the parentage and birth records of slave children that are recorded as “born to” followed by the name of the known owner. Was the owner the biological father, or was this a matter of expediency and self-interest, ensuring the births of new slaves would be recorded as proof of ownership? In the case of Estienne “Stephen” Chastain, M.D. (married to Marthe Du Puy),…
Parivartree is a new social media platform focusing on genealogy and family connections. Similar to Facebook and LinkedIn, it is a social platform for families and family tree researchers and it promotes contact, conversation and connections between close and distant family members. Less than a year old, Parivartree has surpassed 4,000 users and the company owners, Manoj L and his wife Puja Tumulu have since launched apps for Android and iOS systems. With Parivartree, members can create their family tree, discover and contact other family members, and share media such as photos and videos via its ‘Tickle’ feature. They state that Parivartree is a more private platform that does…
ABOUT THIS SITE...
This is one of my four blogs:
I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).Empty Nest Ancestry is a website designed to make all of my genealogy research available to others at no charge. I'd like nothing better than to promote this as a free exchange of information for all genealogy researchers.It is important to keep in mind as you explore this site that I make no guarantees. My entire body of research is here, including speculations and unsubstantiated information. All information is only as good as the sources cited. Any speculations are clearly stated along with my reasons for them.
MY FAMILY HISTORY
My family's genealogy is mostly French and French Canadian. Originating in France, both my father's and mother's branches were original settlers in Canada.My father's family immigrated from France to Quebec sometime in the 17th century, with my father's family living mostly around Beauce and Lac Megantic.My mother's family immigrated from France to Nova Scotia on the ship 'Satisfaction' under command of Peter Butler and in company of Sir Thomas Temple in 1657. These original settlers along the Atlantic became known as l'Acadie (the Acadians). My mother's maiden name is Melanson and she is directly descended from Pierre (dit Laverdure) and Priscilla Mellanson, who are on record in London with their children prior to making the crossing.
MARK'S FAMILY HISTORY
Mark's family's genealogy is varied and fascinating, including Welsh, French, British, Swedish, Danish, Canadian, Spanish, and numerous others.On his father's side it includes Welsh Quakers who immigrated to America at the time of and some with William Penn. From these Welsh Quakers is his family's royal connections with several of his multiple great grandparents having been Kings and Queens of England. As a result of the royal lineage, his family is linked to every nation that ever married into the British royal family.On his mother's side is Swedish and Danish ancestry as his great-grandparents immigrated to America in the late 1800's and early 1900's from Sweden. Shortly after, they settled in Saskatchewan, Canada as a result of the promise of free workable land on the Canadian prairie.
My Blythe genealogy database is part of this site and is easily accessed through the upper menu. This is where all specific data, relationships, images, documents and sources are available for free download. Don't leave this site without exploring it first. There is true treasure there.Weave all of this together with sometimes humorous, scandalous and completely fascinating stories of ancestral family members and you have this site.