Surnames and Trees


My maternal ancestors: Smith, Rutherfurd, Griffin, Murray, Barrett, Dickson, O'Hare, Bigham, Daly, Partridge, Wright, Campbell, Bellangee, Stockton, Leeds

My paternal ancestors: Lacey, Kilcullen, Feeney, Beukenkamp, Coleman, Dwyer, von den Bosch, Strijder, Heaney, Burke

My husband's family: Field, Goodwin, Brewer, Wheeler, Church, Silsby, Walker, Root, Eastman, Bruce, Towell, Pinto, Beasley, Bowman, Laun, Lindeman, Yeager

These trees do not represent all the information I have about a particular family, but simply a general overview of immediate ancestors.




(Note that this shows George Rutherfurd's biological family, not his adoptive family)


  1. Hi,
    I learned about your blog via Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.
    Reading it, it struck me that a number of surnames sound very Dutch: Beukenkamp, Van den Bosch, Strijder and Kuul. Being Dutch myself, I was very much interested. I also have a blog with many genealogical subjects. One of my posts shows a survey of foreign genealogical blogs/sites showing Dutch origin surnames. The URL is The idea is to try and establish contacts between people who have an interest in the same surname. There are numerous cases in The Netherlands where people emigrated centuries ago without leaving a trace in Dutch archives. With my blog I try to bring Dutch and foreign (mainly US/CAN) genealogists together.
    Therefore, I like to have your permission to show your site in my a.m. blog.
    I look forward to your reaction!
    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Peter,

      Yes, I have a whole line of Dutch ancestry. I haven't written about them on my blog yet, but am intending to do so soon. I would love to be listed on your blog, and will take a look at some of the other sites you've listed there for possible connections. My Dutch relatives are recent emigrants (early 1900s) who lived primarily in Amsterdam and Haarlem.

      Thanks very much for reaching out to me!

      Best wishes,

    2. Hi Erin,
      Thanks for your quick response and your permission to publish your blog in mine. It is there now. If you want me to change or add anything please let me know. I hope some useful contacts will develop.
      As you probably noticed the surname Van den Bos(ch) is also showing up in other blogs.
      Good luck and happy hunting!

    3. Hi Erin,
      I came across your blog by accident today. I am Mary Lacey's grandson and I can fill in some of the blanks for you. Is there some way I can private mail you?


    4. Hi Pat,
      Thanks for your message! Yes, I'd love to email with you. Please contact me at I look forward to hearing from you.
      Best wishes,

  2. What is Jana's Geneology that Peter is talking about? Is that my "Jana"?

    1. No, it's unrelated. Jana is a genealogist who writes a wonderful blog, and she featured one of my posts some time ago. Here's the link to her blog:

      I owe you an email! Sorry-- in the thick of some work travel.