There's a Cooper genealogy, compiled by a Wayne W. Wright, online associated with the James Fenimore Cooper Society. It has my line down to my grandfather, Frederick Oliver Thompson, and his brother, Oliver P. Thompson. This…"
"The facts.... My mother, Agnes Louise Thompson was the daughter of
Frederick Oliver Thompson and Anna Stroh Cram, Son of
H. Devere Thompson and Alice Beulah Cooper, son of
Arnold Pope Thompson and Ruth Hill.
The history.... Arnold Pope Thompson is…"
"I just googled Johann Christophel Truby, and I found a Nancy Ryan of Ohio searching for the same persons.... what she had was that the Truby family fled from Alsace Lorraine to Switzerland in 1685.... My Stroh family is from Alsace Lorraine.…"
"I don't know of any DNA testing in my family, but from the chart on the Cooper family which is quit extensive on the descendants of James and Hester Cooper. I know that a couple of lines descended from them meander south, in the early 17…"
"My connection to your Stephen Batchelder is thru my maternal grandmother, Anna Stroh Cram, daughter of
William Frederick Cram and Anna Elizabeth Stroh, son of
George C. Cram and Agnes Jackson, son of
Enoch Cram and Sarah Sinclair, daughter of
"My Cooper family is well documented here in the state. My great grandmother was an Alice Beulah Cooper, b. 1855, who married H. DeVere Thompson. Her father was Isaac Cooper, a forty-niner, married to Caroline Armstrong, and was the son of…"
My gr-great grandmother was Maria Louise Zweifel, born in Glarus, Switzerland. She married a Johann George Trieschmann from Germany, and had a daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth, born in Falls Village, Connecticut, in 1865, of whom I'm…"
"My Sinclair lineage goes back to the founding of the colony of New Hampshire, where most of my line is documented, but back to Scotland I have a problem to make the connection. Love to share with anyone who might have the same lineage.
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What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I don't consider myself an expert in anything but I have been researching since 1990, starting with the Mormon Church family history centers, the Mormon Library, and been to Europe, particulary Switzerland, and did some research on my Swiss side of my family. Most of the time I'm using Ancestry.com and whatever genealogical websites there are on line.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
On my mother's side I descended from the Coopers of Cooperstown, New York, where I grew up viewing the family tree of the descendants of James Cooper who arrived in Philadelphia as a Quaker around 1680. And what really got me started was a xerox copy of a page on my great-grandfather, William Henry Cleveland, from the Genealogies of the Cleveland and Cleaveland families in America by Edmund Janes Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland.