Patience and persistence are essential attributes that any serious family genealogist must possess when, despite all diligent efforts, a family line seems to lead to a dead-end. I have been searching for our Windsor ancestors since I began this work over 30 years ago. I never got past my second great grandmother Lydia Windsor-Dort's father, Mortimer Windsor. Dead-end. Or so I thought.
I had a serendipitous moment as I combed the web and Ancestry.com for
someone -anyone- who might have a related tree and ...POOF!... the
Windsor line opened up before my eyes. Generation by generation, I
traveled back four centuries before I realized that it was 11 a.m., my
coffee was long-since cold, ...and I was still in my pajamas.
I found turned out to be incredible family links to British and early American
history -connecting us by breath and blood to the people and events that
mark the earliest chapters of our place in the world. I plan to share
some great 'finds' in upcoming posts. Please stay tuned!