Hi - Saw your post about PA records on Ancestry.com - they are records that Ancestry acquired from the Pennsylvania Historical Society - about 7.5 million. It is worthwhile checking them out. They had a webinar about them a week or so ago and that should be in the Ancestry Learning Center. A lot of Birth Marriage and Death records plus some vital records from family histories. Family Search also has a bunch of PA records. What part of PA are you researching? I live in York Co. Where is your O'Hara? My cousin's father was from Cazenovia NY and was an O'Hara.
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My wife says that any royal blood has long since been diluted in 500 years. It was a complete surprise to me that we were related. I even have ancestry back to 600 France. The reason I asked about the certificate is because I am new at this thing called genealogy and had no idea what kind of records they kept back then. I was even surprised they kept records of anything back then even for royalty
Hi Julia, my line is farther north and has always been Slayton. Thomas was the first to arrive at Ipswich, MA from Scotland in the early 1600's settling in Springfield, MA. There are a couple of generations in the cemetery there which was interesting. Then the family began to branch into different areas. I've been able to trace some into Vermont and NH. My line traveled and setting near Lake Erie/Buffalo area in town of Oswego for a couple of generations, and my line then went to Lapeer, MI (near Detroit) for several more generations. My grandfather was born in Detroit, and his family moved to New Haven, CT. There is only one male Slayton surviving, my nephew George. My son is a Slayton through me so I'm sure that would qualify. It might be possible. I can discuss it with them. I would be very interested in your private website!
Thanks for the kind words. As for the Mayflower, I shall await the DNA results. This will either prove the myth I have heard from my relatives or disprove it and then we will get on with other lines of research. There are so many of them.
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