Category: Sherry Lyn Carsten

William Wilson or William Wilder?


I BELIEVE WE HAVE SOLVED A MYSTERY – Sherry Lyn Carsten has searched long and hard for the lineage of William Wilson uncovering very little – With the help of Ted Sweeney – Post Commander of Riverton American Legion Post 159 he provided this… Continue Reading “William Wilson or William Wilder?”

Genealogy Gaps…


Recently a friend asked me to “teach” her how to find her ancestors… my advice was to “start with yourself, your parents, your grandparents, their siblings, their cousins… then you can dig deeper.” With that advice I realized that I have some major gaps… Continue Reading “Genealogy Gaps…”

Terminology and Meanings of Early Illnesses


This was posted on a email listing I belong to. I thought it was really interesting and really helpful when looking at death certificates, so I thought I would share it with you all. I don’t know who created it or who to give… Continue Reading “Terminology and Meanings of Early Illnesses”

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Update with Sherry


Hello family… I’ve been really busy getting things around for a yard sale, kids going back to school soon and dealing with Migraines.  Not much going on other than that… hoping that once the kids get back to school I can do some serious… Continue Reading “Update with Sherry”


Originally posted on Echo's of Lost Footsteps:
My cousin Coni took this photo up at the Barkhamsted LightHouse site.  It’s a very beautiful flower.  I ponder if James & Molly planted these because they loved the flower or because there was a purpose…

William Wilson (update)


This is from my personal blog Echo’s of Lost Footsteps wanted to share here 🙂 In my search for William Wilson’s Revolutionary War records, I was beginning to think that he wasn’t in the war or that he wasn’t a white man as people claim… Continue Reading “William Wilson (update)”

A Poem for thought


I find more & more of the desendants of the Light House Tribe are into writing, most specificly poetry.  My mother wrote poem, as did some of her brothers & sisters, their mother Edith Webster-Lash wrote a ton of poems.  Here is a poem by Poem… Continue Reading “A Poem for thought”

William Wilson & Mary (Chagum) Wilson Signature


I was very interested in all the Revolutionary War paper’s Coni has been posting.  I went searching there to see if I could find William Wilson in any of those.  My search was for William Wilson in Connecticut.  I found a file with a document… Continue Reading “William Wilson & Mary (Chagum) Wilson Signature”

On the hunt


Searching for your ancestors is like a big hunting expedition.  You dig & dig for the right information, only to find that the document or database that you thought would have the answers only had more questions.  I have come to that line… I am… Continue Reading “On the hunt”

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