Historical Events

Birthdays for 7 days starting on 21 Mar 2019

Joseph TRAYNOR - 1894 (125 years ago.)
Harley E THRUSH - 1916 (103 years ago.)
John COX - 1703 (316 years ago.)

Anniversaries for 7 days starting on 21 Mar 2019

Jeremiah RICE & Sarah Sallie HIATT - 1824 (195 years ago.)
Gordon A. EDWARDS & Ruth BIRDSALL - 1921 (98 years ago.)

No Deaths for the next 7 days.

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    I really like the front pages of the site, but I hope you add something... »
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  • Linda Martin / January 31, 2019:
    Patrick, great job on the site! I have some information on great aunt Hanna (Graham)... »
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James L. Rice
James L. Rice 1827-1892

Tracing ancestors as far back as possible has brought to many people great satisfaction and pleasure. Even documenting one’s family thoroughly for but a few generations can prove just as exciting and fulfilling as a more sketchy documentation across two or three centuries. Each individual ancestral relative previously unknown and genealogically discovered is its own special thrill! No less thrilling is the discovery of records rich with information, which would have remained untouched, which would never have come to light, unless you had gotten caught up in the multiple, magnetic lures of genealogy.  Alex Haley

I have always had an interest in personal family history. My understandings were an aggregate of things that I overheard, stories that I was told, and a hazy mix of early childhood memories. The strongest focus centered around The Trainer side of the family–in my illustrious Irish immigrant great-great-grandfather Patrick Trainer, who fought in the American Civil War. As in Alex Haley’s words–there is always so much more to discover–and all so many stories of the ordinary and extraordinary. In genealogy, expect to be amazed with your heritage!

This resource details the history of the Thrush-Traynor and Birdsall-Danzi families of Patrick & Donna Thrush. The genealogical data for both family trees is the result of a long stretch of research on multiple resource sites. The story is far from inclusive at this point–and is a work in progress that will likely take many more years to complete based upon the tree branches we have selected to include.

We look forward to an active family interaction with our Journeys in Genealogy website. It is far from complete–and will continue to grow. All of the trees, charts, and downloadable GEDCOM files are fully functional and available for your perusal. Everyone is encouraged to use the “Contact Us” form to advise of suggestions, changes, additions, and to offer contributions to the data. Future articles, pages & Forum participation will detail elements of family history, discuss genealogical practice, and how to research and build one’s own genealogy website! We may then consider this project an adventure for all persons who identify with the family trees & branches presented here.

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It is said that nothing and no one stands alone–everything is built on the being and efforts of those that came before us–and those that surround us in our daily lives. The same rubric applies to the practice of genealogy and the tools we use to discover our heritage. I would like to give credit and recommendation to the resources listed below. Without them, our family research and Journeys in Genealogy would not be possible.