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My wife's family treeI never planned to research my wife's tree as well, but it is so spectacularly interesting that I couldn't help myself. And of course these are now my children's ancestors. I started in 1995, and this is the result so far.
How to read my narrative family trees: The format I am using is a hypertext version of the Burke's Peerage narrative format. Basically, to move around the tree you click on the names in bold.
Three gateway ancestors
My wife's best connection to the World family tree.
Augustus Reebkomp, descendant of Edward III.
My wife has three connections to the main family tree of the West:
My wife descends from these families:
These three gateway ancestors yield descent from the following families:
And they yield further descent from the following families. These will not be done in detail. Rather I will only show enough of the tree that is necessary to highlight and cement my wife's particular lines of descent:
Because she connects to the Western family tree,
my wife is the proven descendant of thousands of people,
and the proven blood relation of millions of people.
I have separated the ones I may share into Our common relations.
Here are the ones I do not apparently share.
Location of her ancestors in 1600.
Location of her ancestors in 1650.
Location of her ancestors in 1700.
Location of her ancestors in 1750.
Location of her ancestors in 1800.
Location of her ancestors in 1850.
- Deathbed poem (c.1556) of Thomas Vaux, my wife's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.