I started this tree after the death of my mother in law.
My mother and her had both given me stories and names but neither knew much more.
With this in mind I started my search. It began with my mother in law who was full of stories of her
third cousins the Dalton Brothers. It was actually a true American story of the Wild West. There was the tale of a grandmother who often stayed with Belle Starr.
My mother has a story which is a bit mysterious due to immigrant roots from the Azores Islands.
My father in law has true roots in many different ethnic groups and it was a roller coaster ride . In all
his story was fascinating.
I learned so much about my father as well. He has ties to The Mayflower whose people helped create our country.
It the story of two young men who I considered to be true patriots and heroes. One would become a Marine and fight in the Pacific Theater in World War 2.
On the other hand it is a young Army private in
Europe who would help liberate Dacchau Concentration Camp.