Meri's Family History
Welcome to my Family History Page!

This site showcases what I've learned about family history in the thousands of hours of research I've done over the last twenty years or so. While I don't offer professional research services for others (though I've been known to look things up for people on a volunteer basis), I want to share some of my knowledge with other family history aficionados.  The real benefit of this site for me personally, however, is having people discover that someone in their family tree is also in my family tree. It's exciting to get an email from a new cousin and fellow genealogy enthusiast! Often they'll send me digital versions of vintage photos or tell me family stories that I didn't know. They're often able to provide new factual details about their ancestor, who might have been a sibling of my great-grandparent or great-great grandparents, for example.

After a great deal of thought, I've posted some family trees on, primarily to connect with people with whom I have DNA matches. I've tried to source these as completely as possible from records available to me, but errors are bound to have occurred. (And I hope that anyone who cribs my notes and sources from years of research will have the grace to acknowledge where they got their information. It's always aggravating to see my stories of my grandparents in some unknown person's online family file).

Meri's Family Tree includes these surnames

 , BLOMGREN, BURT (Henry Burt of Springfield, Massachusetts), BUTT, CART (KARG), CLAYTON, COFFEE COX, DEVER (Pennsylvania & Kentucky), DISHMAN, ELLIS, FARMER, FRY or FREY,  GRAVES (Francis Graves of Virginia d. 1691), HAYCRAFT, KELLY of Berkeley County, (West) Virginia and Nelson County, Kentucky, Leedom  (John Leedom of Ireland and Letitia Jones),  LILE or LYLE (of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington) , MARSHALL (James & Elizabeth Mauck Marshall of Rockingham County, Virginia), MOORE (Thomas & Eunice Bell Moore of Washington & Greene Counties, Pennsylvania), MOUTRAY, MURRY, REED, ROSECRANS (ROSENCRANS, ROSACRANTS), SEATON,  SOULE (George Soule, signer of Mayflower Compact), WATSON, WIDMANN/WEEDMAN, WELLS and many others.

NOTE: The names in gold contain links to external websites or to individual family pages on this site.
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