Traipsing through my New England roots

Ernest L. Simpson

With three wives and thirteen children, my grandmother was the only one he raised. My grandmother Goldie was only 17 when her father died, so many of his stories have been lost to time. Those that remain liven up the family tree!

Susan Stanwood

Born in Minnesota in 1885, my grandmother's mother, Susan Stanwood, had deep colonial roots in Maine and Massachusetts - my favorite places to research! I wish I could have met grandma Susie!

Charles M. Uphouse

Charles Madison Uphouse was born in Nebraska in 1889, but his family all came from Pennsylvania. His immigrant ancestor, Henry Uphouse, came to the U.S. from Germany in 1835. Looking for more Uphouses to complete Y-DNA testing!

Julia Veland

The daughter of Norwegian immigrants, Julia was born in Story City, Iowa in 1896. Her parents, Johannes Veland and Elisabeth Gravdahl, later moved the family to Minnesota, where Julia married her husband, Charles Uphouse, in 1918.

Welcome To Grave Obsessions!

I admit it. I have ancestor bias. For about 35 years now I've been digging up the roots on my Bradstreet, Bursley, Day, Scott, Simpson, Spencer, Stanwood, Wasgatt, and White family trees. (Did I already mention DAY???? Scroll down to see pictures of some of them below!) Of course, I've also visited with some of my other ancestors as well, and you can browse all surnames in this database HERE or click on the SEARCH or FIND links at the top of this page to look up specific names or people. Happy Hunting!


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My Grandmother

Goldie Simpson

My inspiration for doing genealogy, you can read her TRIBUTE, see her PICTURES or view her FAMILY TREE!


Descendants & Family of Aaron & Martha (Tibbetts) Day

The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do.


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