Has Anyone Seen My GG-GF? Part 1

When I first started looking into our family tree several years ago, I expected to make great strides in defining the Thompson line. My grandfather was still alive at that time, as were several others of his generation, and the Thompson’s of New England, where I was born, are well documented. Thompson would be the easy branch of… Read More »

Edward Thompson

Happy Anniversary!

If you look on the right, you will see that I have added a new ‘Members Only’ section of the site. Currently this includes two pages capturing the Birthdays and Anniversaries of all the living descendants of our grandparents. For privacy reasons, these pages require that you register and login to view. Corrections are welcome, and I am… Read More »

Edward Thompson

Thompson Family – the mystery of Mildred

A name that I frequently heard growing up as a Thompson was ‘Cousin Mildred’. As a young child, this confused me, since I thought I knew all my cousins. Of course, I also thought all cousins were children. We would occasionally get gifts from Mildred, but if I ever met her, I don’t remember. I do remember asking… Read More »

Edward Thompson

Where was our family in the Civil war?

The most divisive conflict in our nations history (except perhaps for Bush vs Gore of 2000). Where was our family during that contentious time? Right in the middle of it – well, some of us. Many of the Thompson-Hayward-Snypes-Moore ancestors were ‘tweeners’, too young or too old to participate directly in the conflict. Still, with all that fuedin’,… Read More »

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Why are my cousins ‘removed’?

There is a lot of confusion about the term ‘cousin’, especially as it relates to distant cousins. The concept of ‘first cousin’, ‘second cousin’, etc… is hard enough, but what the heck is a ‘first cousin once removed’? Why are they removed? Did they do something wrong? How can I get MY cousin removed? So I am going… Read More »

Edward Thompson