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11 Nov 2020

A Day of Discovery

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Hi all! I felt that it would be appropriate to dedicate one of my many blogs to our vets as we celebrate this amazing holiday. My family has a massive military history that unfortunately ended with my grandfathers. I am thinking about volunteering once I become eligible, but nothing is set in stone. If any of you are vets yourselves, know that we all appreciate you, and the service you have given our great country.There is another think that I wanted to share with you all. I feel as though family history and numismatics go hand in hand, and wanted to share my story of discovery and success. I am a huge family history geek, and my ancestors legacy means a great deal to me. For the past 3 years, I have been searching for evidence that one of my ancestors came across the ocean to escape religious persecution on the Mayflower. I have had a long held suspicion that this was the case, but had no way to prove it. I finally decided to print up the list of confirmed Mayflower passengers, and cross checked the last names with all of the last names in my family. I then took that list, and tried to find known immigrants that fit the time period. I came up with one hit, a Richard Warren. Sure enough, he shared the same full name as the man on the Mayflower list. I knew I lacked the necessary information to prove it, so I took all the information, and sent it to the Mayflower Society, and asked them to prove it. Sure enough, I finally got a response today. They informed me that Richard Warren has the most erroneous family history records of all of the people on the Mayflower. However, since my claim was a direct line, (my 10th Great-Grandfather) it was a pretty much air-tight relationship. So Richard Warren was officially recognized as a Mayflower immigrant!Thanks everyone for letting me go off on a bit of a tangent. As you can tell, this means a great deal to me, and I can't think of anyone else better to share it with than you guys.
Cheers and a happy veterans day, your fellow numismatist, NM

Comments

Stumpy

Level 5

I love history, the family and numismatic kind as well. This truly is a hobby for history lovers. Congratulations and well done!

When you dig deep into something you just might be even more interested in it. That is cool.

CentSearcher

Level 5

That is just too cool. My grandfather is retired and spends most of his day studying family history. He used to hire me to organize his thousands of printed obituaries. Thanks for the update!

Kepi

Level 6

That is so cool! You did some great research and followed through with it! Congrats on your family history ; )

Happy to hear that! The Mayflower is very interesting. Great blog! Cheers, CN

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Well, that is pretty cool. I can trace my heritage back before the Revolutionary war but the Mayflower. You can't beat that.

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice. History is so much better when you get personal with it. All my Grandparents came to the USA so I don't have far to look. Still a lot of fun. Thanks. Good work.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Very interesting family history. I have an ancestor alleged to have come on the Mayflower. I need to dig. We have traced our family to the American Revolution. Just a couple of generations to go

It's Mokie

Level 6

Very Cool, you should be very proud of yourself for pursuing your suspicion and having it proven true. Next stop, Plymouth!!!

coinsbygary

Level 5

What a legacy you have passed down to you! You have preserved it for those in your family who will come after you, your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Congratulations, your hard work, and diligence have paid off!

Mike

Level 7

I bought a coin and wrote a blog on June11. There were 102 passengers and 30 crew members. Out of that count thirty million can trace there heritage to.. They left from Leden Holland to England. You might want to try. The General Society of May Flower Decendants. G.S.M.D . They could probably help yoy. Great blog . Making a decision to join the services is not easy. But we could sure use you. Thanks again .

Wow, maybe one of those mayflower commems are in store for you!

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Quite possibly!

"SUN"

Level 6

Your story tells me, you like to study history, this is the hobby for you.

Golfer

Level 5

That is awesome ! Can you join the Mayflower society as a ancestor? Funny story about me. I want to brag a little about my ancestry. I did the DNA test with 23andME. Besides the heritage from Europe and surrounding areas. The 23andME said that I had more Neanderthal than 67 percent of those who have had their DNA tested on 23andME. Congratulations on being a relative of someone from the Mayflower. Most of us say we have relatives that came over on the boat, but to say the Mayflower boat is the boat a relative came over on is great.

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Thats quite a story! I took one of those tests as well!

Stumpy

Level 5

Congratulations, if I remember correctly, the Mayflower Society is very picky in according recognition to anyone when it comes to the original passengers, so well done! I enjoyed you blog, thanks.

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Thank you sir!

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