Month: January 2018

Symposium has been accepted for the annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology in DC!


Kenny has invited me to come to his Symposium on Lighthouse People April 13, 2018 – unsure at this time if can make it… But planning to try my best! Via email: Kenneth Feder to Coni Dubois – 9/27/17 Hi Coni: Some news; I… Continue Reading “Symposium has been accepted for the annual meetings of the Society for American Archaeology in DC!”

Doppelgangers, Mistakes, and Lies


few articles ago, I talked about the possibility that a 200 year old assumption about the origins of the Gilbert surname might be erroneous. The well-repeated story is that since the Gilberts of Compton came from Devonshire, and Devonshire was also home to two… Continue Reading “Doppelgangers, Mistakes, and Lies”

Webster Family Newspaper Clippings


1/10/18 – Sent via email by Ken Feder

Started “Ever Widening Circle” blog 7 years ago!


On The Side Of Ragged Mountain – AGS Quarterly – vol 31 no 4 – fall 2007


Thank you John Gilbert IV for finding & sharing! One I didn’t have~

American Knights


t’s been close to thirty years since I last read Plato’s Republic. In it, if memory serves, he uses the terms ‘soldier’ and ‘warrior’ interchangeably. That’s understandable since in his day and land roughly every able-bodied man of military age served as a ‘warrior’… Continue Reading “American Knights”

Sons and Daughters of Crispin?


he most often-repeated claim about the origins of the Gilbert surname in Devonshire might not be true. This claim is that the family took its last name from the two prominent Norman landholders who were known to possess a huge amount of property in… Continue Reading “Sons and Daughters of Crispin?”

Gilberts and the Holy Grail


 he quest to find the first bearer of the Gilbert surname in our line, focusing on the origins of one William Gilbert (1202/10 – 1270), finds me knee-deep in a gigantic meta-analysis of hundreds of potential ancestors. So far, I’ve studied about 150 individuals… Continue Reading “Gilberts and the Holy Grail”

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