I've been telling several people for a while now that I wanted to put some of my genealogical research on my blog, but I never managed to get around to it, and it kept getting pushed to the bottom of things I wanted to blog about. Well, here's some of it. I was looking around for information on my ancestry, because we've long known about the last ten generations, but we never were able to get further back than the Pierce who came to this country ten generations back who we knew had been born in England. A while back, I found a site that did take his ancestry back quite a ways, and there were all sorts of surprises.
I should say one thing before I get into the details of all that. I place no significance in having certain people as ancestors. I don't think I have any reason to be proud of ancestors who were famous or who were wonderful people, and I don't think I have any reason to be ashamed of ancestors who were really awful people. These are people whose genetic heritage was passed on to me, and some of the people I could trace back to really surprised me, but I don't think this has any significance other than just curiosity about my forebears. But several family members have been wondering about what I came up with, so I wanted to put it all together online in one place, and here it is.