King Charles I of France (Charlemagne) is one of my grandfathers. So many people in our family tree can trace their branches back to him. As a result we have many kings, queens, dukes, duchesses, etc. as grandparents and cousins.
Genealogy was a hobby for many years before I took a DNA test. After I took a test, I found several family secrets including the fact that I had been adopted. That is quite a surprise to learn at age 58!
I went quickly from being Latino to Irish in a blink of an eye. Talk about messing with your self image. Since then, genealogy has moved from a passive hobby to a passion to learn about who I really am and where I came from. Over these past few years, I have met some amazing family members and learned so much about my biological family that has deep roots in US history.
Because my family is so large, I wanted to share it with others so that we don't all have to reinvent the wheel. So with that, I encourage you to dig around and perhaps my digging will help you uncover some family secrets too!
Main Family Lines
- Duran(d) - Mom's maiden name was Durand but it looks that was a typo when grandpa immigrated to the US from Mexico.
- Moreno - My mom's maternal line from Mexico
- Cole (Leahy) - My Biological dad was a Cole but it appears that there was an adoption in the mid 1800s. Y-dna confirms it was from the Leahy family of ireland
- Warren - Dad's maternal line goes straight back to England and the royals. Fun line to explore.
- Famous relatives
Warren was born as Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump at Middleborough, Massachusetts, the daughter of Huldah Pierce (Warren) and James Sullivan Bump. She was distantly descended from a French family named Bonpasse, from Governor Thomas Mayhew, and five Mayflower passengers: John Billington, Francis Cooke, Edward Doty, Stephen Hopkins, and Richard Warren—New England families which intermarried many times over.