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Our Ninth Great Grandfather Co-Founded Harvard University

New York, N.Y. Sir Thomas Dudley, the third Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, and our ninth great-grandfather, signed the charter to establish Harvard on May 30, 1650 – making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Sir Thomas Dudley, 3rd, 7th, 11th, and 14th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and first resident […]

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In Early New England, Our Ancestor Fought Pequot Warriors

New York, N.Y. In May of 1824, in the Upstate New York village of Bath, our third great-grandmother Caroline Bull married Thomas Jefferson Dudley – whose own third great-grandfather had been Thomas Dudley, Third Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony and signer of the Harvard Charter. The ship Hopewell carrying one of our ancestors followed the Winthrop […]

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Following in the Footsteps of His Ancestor at Harvard

Cambridge, MA. Sir Thomas Dudley (1576-1653) was the colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of Jim Luce and is the ‘Dudley’ of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. Sir Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, renamed Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he built the town’s […]

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Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

New York, N.Y. Who we are is shaped by where we have been as much as by where we wish to go. For me, knowing where my family has been over the last several centuries gives me the sense that I fit into the world as I should without worry about my place. I know […]

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Nearing Milestone, Queen Elizabeth Shows No Sign of Stopping

London, England. After 63 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth next month becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch but there is little prospect of her stepping aside, as other aging European crowned heads have done, in favor of her son, Charles. In May 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Ireland. It was the first time a […]

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Photo of the Day: The Ruins at Stonehenge, England

Salisbury, England.  One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. Tweet

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Cambodian Children’s Hospital Benefits In N.Y. & L.A.

New York, N.Y.  I have been a friend of Friends Without A Border(FWAB), the international fundraising source of theAngkor Hospital for Children (AHC), for several years.  Several of my friends are involved, including Nerou Cheng, Akiko Arai, and Alisa Chazani. The founder of the hospital is New York-based Japanese-American photographer Kenro Izu, a unique thought leader and […]

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