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I’ve loved history all my life. Lately, I spend a lot of my time working on genealogy projects. This site is to share information about my own family tree, and several other trees I’ve been working on.

My Stout paternal line  has roots back to early English colonization in New Amsterdam in the 1640s, and Jamestown starting in 1619. My maternal line has early French Canadian ancestors, but is mostly Irish. 
Stout tree here

Geoff Arnold, my partner, has both deep English roots, early American Quaker immigrants to Pennsylvania, and a lot of surprising stories.
Arnold tree here

Recent Posts

2019 – Good Books
Here are some good books I read this year. They are not necessarily books from 2019. Links take you to
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Run away to join the circus?
I’ve loved history since I was a child. I read a lot of history and biography. I sometimes wonder why
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