I have found that I am distantly related to the following, although I have not included the actual genealogies on the web page:
1. Bliss Carman, the Canadian Confederation poet, - through Richard Carman, the Loyalist (1757 - 1817)
2. Billy Bishop, the much decorated Canadian World War I ace, - through John Seaman (1610 - 1694)
Twain (Samuel Clements), the great American author and story teller, -
Robert Clements (1595 - 1658). On a
related note, Robert’s daughter,
Mary (Clements) Osgood (my ancestor, not Twain’s) pleaded guilty to
a witch and served 3 months in jail in
George W. Bush
(former American president) and his mother, Barbara Bush, - through
(1606 - 1653) (the same Carman’s as Bliss and Richard)
have looked through various genealogies and they would show my ancestry
in several families dating before the year 0. There are many
reasons to be skeptical about many genealogies that go back over 400 or
500 years. I have seen claims of ancestry where:
a) parents are dead long before their children are born
b) parents are over 100 years old when their children are born
c) children are born before their ancestors
d) there are vast disceprencies in the genealogies of children of the same parents where subsequent generations don't match closely
Elders or Eldreds (the source of the name Eldridge), were Anglo Saxon
kings prior to the Invasion of William the Conqueror. Many Eldridges
still live today in
I have numerous ancestors who were United Empire Loyalists, including:
William Eldridge, Richard Carman, Gabriel deVeber,
James Moore, Elias Wright, Jessie Walton, and Isaac Justason.
My wife's ancestors were from Germany and the Ukraine and are much harder to identify. Her most distant ancestors are:1. Franz Luis (b late 16th Century, Genheim, Germ.) (8 generations back)
New Brunswick Archives An excellent source for anyone with NB ancestors.
- for 1921 Canada census (free) Ancestry.ca
Library & Archives Canada - all Canada Census (except 1921) http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx
membership but payment or the free trial period can provide useful
intense searching and time commitment.
Scotland's People This requires a membership and payment of fees for document searching and retrieving. Large numbers of Scottish documents including census, parish and civil records are available. Unfortunately it is too easy to spend money to retrieve documents that aren't relevant.
Indexers This is an ongoing project that is currently
recording the baptism and marriage records of the churches of Sheffield
and its suburbs.
Find a Grave This is an ongoing project but it can give vital information and family links for recorded graves. Free registration allows users to add and edit information.
Mail to: "Roy Eldridge"<firstname.lastname@example.org > (Please include a header message relevant to the genealogy. I am receiving some spam so I delete messages from unknown sources without reading them.)
of the information on this site either was given to me since 1983 by
people in the genealogies or their relatives, or was sourced from
documents, books or
articles. A small amount I have taken from other web pages,
probably without permission. I cannot guarantee that everything
is accurate. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to
use this information and to place it on their own web pages and to
save or print it for personal or family use. However, this
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Last update: Mar, 2023