To My New England Roots Page
My name is Bill Lander. I've been working on my family history since the early 70's. I grew up in, and now reside in Tennessee, with a 20 year stint in the U.S. Navy sandwiched in.
My family's roots in this country reach back to the Mayflower; to the short lived fishing Colony at Cape Anne, Mass., to early Rockingham Co., N.H., early York County, ME. and two founding families of Rhode Island. To date every ancestor I've traced in this country lived in one of four New England states. MAINE , MASSACHUSETTS , NEW HAMPSHIRE & RHODE ISLAND, So you can see why I call this my New England Roots page.
I've now had to start writing all those biographies I've been putting off writing for so many years. These biographies show some of my own attempts at writing up an ancestral line, along some other lines that came from kind and generous cousins who bestowed on me the fruits of their research. Writing biographies has also brought home how very lax I was in my early years of doing research with regards to documentation.
I'm aware of the changes that are taking place in the hobby of genealogy and my goal is to have all of my information sourced. For various reasons that might not always be possible and I hope to rectify any problems in that area over time. This points out a very important consideration when doing genealogy from other than original sources. NEVER take it as the absolute truth. All information that I put on my pages should be considered only a provisional solution to your search for original sources. I'm sure that there are numerous mistakes in my pages - I find them all the time. If you find mistakes PLEASE let me know about them so I can correct them. If you have additional information concerning any individuals or lines I would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to email me, and please include sources so I can post them with the new information.
CHECK OUT MY LIST OF ANCESTORS AND MY SURNAME ROLLCALL
ALPHA LISTING ROLLCALL
SOURCE MATERIAL AND OTHER NEAT STUFF
MY LINKS PAGE
176 Gieger Rd.
Cleveland, TN. 37312
© 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 by William C. Lander