I remember saying that years ago when a new friend offered to help me get started investigating the ancestors. If I can just trace them to the immigrants, I’ll be thrilled. The first thing I discovered was that the immigrants had parents too, as did those parents, and those and on back to Adam. If the next link from the last link can be found, I want to find it.
It’s like cleaning out one drawer, or eating just one potato chip. I’m hooked.
A couple of months ago, I thought I had zeroed in on the line back to Thomas de Burton, born 1250 in England. I looked at it again this weekend and discovered that 350 years later, the line written out and tucked in the family bible disagreed on who was Thomas IV’s daddy. Until I high myself to Henrico County, Virginia and find the record, I don’t know if his birth is something that happens in the best of families or not. Ancrestry.com says his daddy is Richard, not Thomas III. Either way, I am, and my children, and their children, are descended from at least two knights, a few esquires, and at least one lord, all in the same line.
I .. want .. a .. time .. machine.