My Family History

My Family History · January 26, 2019
Nathan Allen and Charles Hopkins Allen photo from familysearch.org via @idreamedofthis
Charles Hopkins Allen is my great, great grandfather, and the last in my family tree to carry the "Hopkins" name. I was shocked to realize that this name goes all the way back to famed Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins, turns out he's my great great (+) grandfather!
My Family History · February 19, 2018
Nathan Allen and Pocahontas (Photo on left © Tiffany Schoepp - via tiffphoto.com)
February 28, 2018 – Did I just find a drop of honey in the milk pot? It started just like any other day...here I was, a (very) white American searching my family tree online. It ended with the surprising discovery that I am the great, great* grandson of Pocahontas – one of the most famous Native Americans of all time. Well, you can add this little bit of ancestry to the list of things I never saw coming.