The fast-paced, Internet-saturated 21st century makes researching one’s ancestry easier than ever while simultaneously making doing so seem irrelevant. This project disregards the latter while making use of the former. It is a climb up the ancestral vectors that ultimately resulted in the merging of the Page/Paige and Barns/Barnes families as well as a climb up the vectors of spouses of three Paige children. Through a series of short essays starting 1790, each essay discusses a single decade except for 1910 and beyond, which will bring the vector families up to more recent times without covering living people. This project climbs the vectors of the following families: Page/Paige, Keys/Keyes, Casner/Castner, Shook, Barns/Barnes, Hood, Bliss, Rice, Shaw, Garret/Garrett, Lindstrom, Tuttle and Westurlund/West. It soon becomes obvious that some vectors are more developed than others. This is due to disparity in the amount of time spent researching and/or accessibility of information. Still, all of the above families are represented in each decade. There are occasional forays into non-vector family members in order to add extra color to the respective family tree(s).
This is a high-level treatment, with the inclusion of a minimum number of specific dates, and those included usually apply to years of immigration to the United States. Specific dates are available elsewhere.
© 2009 Charles W. Paige.
Last updated: Tuesday April 21, 2009
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