Category Archives: 52 Ancestors

A Short Strand in a Long Line

My paternal grandmother’s family name is Hine. Discovery of “Descendants of Thomas Hine, Milford, Conn., 1640” will make Hine family research easy. In 1976, I thought I could just attach my grandmother’s Hine ancestors to the descendants of Thomas Hine. Forty-four years later, connecting William Lathin Hine, my paternal second great grandfather, to the Thomas […] (Read more)

An “American Pedigree”

“Grandfather Crook came from England,” Auntie Beth said. I don’t recall what we were talking about or why she told me. At 16, I wasn’t interested. Seventeen years later, when I began searching for my ancestors, my father, Auntie Beth, and the other members of their generation were gone. “Grandfather Crook came from England” was all I knew about […] (Read more)