Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Relationship to Jonathan Harriman Holmes

Last night when I read about the debut of Mocavo, the world's largest free genealogy search engine, I had to try it out. I entered the name of my great grandfather Lewis C. Flanders and started on a late night journey that extended for 2 hours with a very interesting discovery. 

In the diagram above you can see that I'm the 6th cousin, 5 times removed of Jonathan Harriman Holmes. Until last night I was not even acquainted with that name. But when I figured out his connection to me, I became very interested in learning more about him. My Google search revealed his prominence in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the mid 1800s, which was of particular interest to me. 

I love the thrill and excitement of finding new connections and I enjoy diagramming them so I can visually absorb the relationships.


Family Historian said...

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Karen said...

I've shared the "Lovely Blog Award" with you. Stop by Genealogy Frame of mind to pick it up!

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Dave Weller

Mary said...

Hi Becky,
I have nominated your blog for an Award, One Lovely Blog because you do have a lovely blog. I hope you enjoy the award.
Take the button from my site and add it to yours. Check out the rules at the link below. I think 7 blogs is enough.
Have fun.

Lucky fines for you. SO far I have found nothing but still have more names to check.