MONDAY MUSINGS: The one who dies with the most ancestors wins and other thoughts about history and genealogy.

Some fun thoughts about genealogy and history. I like the first and last one best.

The one who dies with the most ancestors wins!Print


Everybody’s ancestor could not have fit on Columbus’ ships


Sure a real job would be nice, but it would interfere with my genealogygenealogist working

After 30 days, unclaimed ancestors will be adoptedElla Elizabeth Splawn, 2 brothers & her mother

History is written by winnersyorktown

Alabama history and genealogy books

ALABAMA FOOTPRINTS Exploration: Lost & Forgotten Stories (Volume 1) is a collection of lost and forgotten stories about the people who discovered and initially settled in Alabama.

Some stories include:

  • The true story of the first Mardi Gras in America and where it took place
  • The Mississippi Bubble Burst – how it affected the settlers
  • Did you know that many people devoted to the Crown settled in Alabama –
  • Sophia McGillivray- what she did when she was nine months pregnant
  • Alabama had its first Interstate in the early days of settlement

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Deborah Gardner Baxter

    Mine actually WERE on the boat …. John Alden & Priscilla Mullins.
    The Mayflower 1620

  2. David McLeod

    Well mine beat you here, Leif Erikson.

  3. Margaret Harris Hall

    My kids have many Alabama ancestors.

  4. Some of mine may have beat all of you here. They were here already, but on the Whitie side, the King gave my Moseley G/parents land in Norfolk, Va., which according to historical records, they were considered some of the “founding father’s”.

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