Tag Archives: Mayflower

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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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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WASP Dating Scene: What Tramp Steamer Did Your Family…

My Forefathers arrived on the Mayflower! What tramp steamer did your family arrive on?! © Jan Ivarsson 2015. Tweet

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Addressing Phi Theta Kappa on Social Responsibility

Hartford, CT.  I was recently asked to give the keynote address of the New England Regional Convention of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Founded in 1918, this society has more than 1,200 chapters in the United States, recognizing over 100,000 exceptional students each year for their scholastic accomplishments. We gather this weekend at […]

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