Down the Rabbit Hole – Helping a Seaver Descendant

 I may help many Seaver descendants with their Seaver ancestry as a result of I’ve “collected” names, dates, locations, occasions, notes and sources for hundreds of individuals who’ve or had the final identify of Seaver (or Seavers, or Seever/s, or Sever/s, or Sevier).  They’re all in my Ancestry Member Tree and in my MyHeritage household tree, and most are in FamilySearch Household Tree.

I obtained a message on MyHeritage at this time from a girl who requested what I knew about her grandmother, Willa (Seaver) Kelley (1936-2016). I answered her message with one among my very own, saying please e mail me and I’ll ship you a report about Willa’s Seaver ancestry.  I famous that though I’m not associated to Willa, I’ve carried out numerous search and analysis on many Seaver individuals and that is why she is in my MyHeritage tree.  

Sadly,  I do not do a lot analysis on the spouses of Seaver individuals – my household timber normally haven’t got the dad and mom of the spouses, so all I might supply was the Seaver line within the report.  I used RootsMagic 8 to create the Ancestor Report (10 generations, with spouses, siblings, occasions, notes, sources) and saved it as a PDF.

Then I made a decision to test FamilySearch Household Tree to see if it had extra about Willa’s ancestry.  And it did.  Right here is the Fan Chart I made from her ancestry, primarily based on info in Household Tree:

I believe the Seaver info is fairly correct, however I am unable to vouch for the opposite households within the tree above.  Sadly, there is just one or two extra generations on Willa’s mom’s line.  But it surely’s a begin.

So in about 20 minutes, I used to be ready to answer my correspondent and ship her the Seaver PDF and the fan chart through e mail, together with the hyperlink to Willa’s profile on Household Tree.  Who is aware of if she’s going to do something with it, nevertheless it would possibly spark an curiosity in doing household historical past on this younger girl.  

It feels good to know that my many years lengthy analysis within the Seaver surname has helped this younger girl know her ancestry.  


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