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Johnson DNA Project - New Olive Group webpage
Since the old project webpages have been taken down I have created a new webpage for the Olive Group.This group contains descendants of many of the people written about by D. Lorrand V. Johnson in his book, "The Ancestry of William and John Johnson" written in 1942 with revision in 1972 and 1988. While the family tree described by Lorrand has many questionable connections and some conflicting information it does contain a wealth of information that should only be taken as CLUES not FACTS.The Johnson Y-DNA project was originally started to try and verify the published family. The founder of the project and the family that my Johnston grandmother claimed both have tested into this group along ...
Posted Sep 18, 2016, 7:16 PM by Jeffrey Bockman
Johnson/Johnston Y-DNA Project - Olive Group
Over the past several years I have been working on my Johnson Family research and trying to figure out where it fits in. Unfortunately I could find no proof to verify her claims. Several years ago a Y-DNA testing of a 4th cousin connected with members of the Johnson family that my grandmother had claimed 50 years ago. Unfortunately the entire Johnson Project (all volunteer) has undergone major management changes mostly related to privacy issues and what can be posted on the test results and related project sites.Behind the scene I have been trying to locate and encourage descendants to be tested to try and determine the ancestor of my Johnson line trying to prove that the James ...
Posted Aug 25, 2016, 2:53 PM by Jeffrey Bockman
2015 Trip to Italy
So that would not feel so old, we went to visit the Amalfi Coast and then celebrated my birthday in Rome, where I was relatively young by comparison. A small collections of photos have been posted at https://picasaweb.google.com/106977842858728492652/2015Italy02?authuser=0&feat=directlinkTwo new travel programs are under developmentWander the Amalfi Coast and Capri is scheduled on November 20, 2015 for the Friends of the Downers Grove Public Library - We visit Sorrento, Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, and Positano as well as Anacapri.Wander Around Rome is scheduled for April 15, 2016.While we try to visit the major sites we often wander the back streets and alleys getting there and like to share our photos ...
Posted Nov 2, 2015, 9:44 AM by Jeffrey Bockman
Missing but still in action
From the website I know it does not look like I have been
doing much. For the past six months I have actually been doing what I have been
asking people to do for years, writing their family stories.
Last November my father-in-law passed away and I took a 20
year old interview about his World War II experiences, done for the local
genealogy society, and expanded it to include his career with Eastern Airlines
and his retirement.
The story about my “brickwall” grandfather Alvar Bockman who
left the family when my father was five has turned into a 45 page document about
his parent’s life in Denmark, coming to Central America banana plantation, getting
married in ...
Posted May 19, 2015, 10:00 AM by Jeffrey Bockman
Living With Brick Walls
My article Living With Brick Walls that was originally published in Heritage Quest Magazine, Issue #82 - July/August 1999, page 24 has been added to Genealogy According to Jeff.Genealogy Brick Walls are problems that you may need to live with for many years. By their nature they will not be quickly resolved. There are many techniques that can both help you possibly solve them but also enable you to put them away and then get started again without having to begin back at the beginning.Additional updates about the developments in my Johnson Family research will be upcoming.
Posted May 19, 2015, 9:57 AM by Jeffrey Bockman
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