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The First Thanksgiving?

If you are a reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a direct descendant of Edward Bangs, the shipbuilder, who sailed into Plymouth Harbor with his wife Rebecca aboard the Anne on July 10, 1623. What you may not know is that I’m also a direct descendant of John Jenney, the miller and barrel … Continue reading

My connection to the Playboy Mansion

While I’ll admit that my connection the Playboy Mansion is a bit, uh, weak… I can include Hugh Hefner as one of cousins. Mr. Hefner was the son of Glenn Hefner and his wife Grace Swanson. Since Wikipedia takes the fun out of research, I’ll save myself the trouble of repeating it. See Hugh Hefner on Wikipedia. … Continue reading

Descendant of Edward Bangs, Pilgrim

Many of us wish we had ancestors that came to America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Despite my best attempts, I’ve yet to find any connection to that famous voyage. Nevertheless, I am proud to say that I’m a descendant of Edward Bangs, the English shipbuilder who arrived in 1623 aboard the Anne. He was … Continue reading

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