Most of us envision Pilgrims and Indians peacefully sitting down to a feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts around this time of year in the early 1600s as the "first" thanksgiving. However, the first official Thanksgiving holiday was created by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the American Civil War. And actually, the new settlers were Puritans and … Continue reading Our First Thanksgiving in Plymouth
This is my very first post. I’m looking forward to sharing with you many interesting facts and stories about the nearly 40 generations of people in my family and their times from around the world. Many of the stories were unearthed through my 20+ years of genealogical research. As in most families, ours has … Continue reading Hello world!