I am using this blog to keep the family (and any one else interested) updated on my family history research. As a warning to readers, I will be showing bias and opinions in my posts – I just can’t help myself. These will be the stories of my John and Shepard ancestors, most of whom arrived in this country at its beginnings, with the last emigrant coming from Germany in 1873 on a steamship.
In an effort to make sure everyone in the family is able to enjoy the images of our ancestors I have a FLICKR site where all images, family related, are high resolution and free to download. And for cool videos that might pop up check out my YouTube Channel.
Keeping up with modern genealogical research techniques, I have managed to coerce several family members into donating their spit for DNA research. We are currently members of the JOHN, SHEPARD, and CAIN DNA surname projects at FamilyTreeDNA. This effort has resulted in our finding the probable origin of our SHEPARD line.
And last, but not least, here is the family tree site My John and Shepard Clans.
If you think you are related, don’t hesitate to contact me as I look forward to meeting long lost cousins and sharing what I have found…as long as you reciprocate.