Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine, Chapter 7: Soldiers, Survival, Sorrow, by J. Michael Cleverley

Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine, Chapter 7: Soldiers, Survival, Sorrow, by J. Michael Cleverley

In the September 15 issue of “Genealogy Pointers,” we traced author J. Michael Cleveley’s ancestors to Rhode Island on the eve of the American Revolution, as they attempt to organize a militia company to support the Patriot cause. Nearly a century later, we learn that those Rhode Islanders’ descendants are struggling to establish themselves on[…]Read more

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ancient genealogy sources

Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine and the Challenges of Ancient Sources

J. Michael Cleverley’s new book, Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine traces his family history from the present day to the time of William the Conqueror. Mr. Cleverley’s book not only recounts his family’s history but also explains how he discovered and assembled the story. Since the author was determined to[…]Read more

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Pension Records

Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine illustrates the Potential of Pension Records

When last we took up the story of author J. Michael Cleverley’s Greene family ancestors, it was during the reign of England’s Richard II (1377-1399)—just as one of Michael’s forebears was about to lose his head. Today’s excerpt comes from “Chapter Five: Road to Rebellion,”  as Rhode Island ancestor Nathaniel Greene and others attempt to[…]Read more

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FAMILY STORIES . . . AND HOW I FOUND MINE

FAMILY STORIES . . . AND HOW I FOUND MINE, by J. Michael Cleverley

Family Stories . . . and How I Found Mine is actually several books rolled into one. At its simplest, it conveys the history of author J. Michael Cleverley’s family from the early Middle Ages, through its establishment in colonial New England, and later in the American Midwest. Unlike many genealogies, however, it examines the author’s[…]Read more

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