User talk:Marr794


In America.GED Imported Successfully

The pages from your GEDCOM, "In America.GED" have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

-WeRelate agent 15:20, 9 April 2007 (MDT)


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Merging research

We seem to be researching the same individuals. I've been creating pages for a lot of the Thomas Rogers line from the Mayflower, and I ran across existing pages from your GEDCOM import. If you'd like to work together on merging them, leave me a message on my Talk page. --Joeljkp 18:59, 24 April 2007 (MDT)

Hi! I'll put contact info on my User page. It'd be great if you could kind of follow behind what I'm doing to help clean up some of the pages. It's hard to tell from the existing pages what information came from what sources, etc., and if the placement and wording of everything is significant or not, so I just end up trying to save all your info more or less exactly like it is. It's cool to get my first connection on the site! --Joeljkp 09:19, 10 May 2007 (MDT)

Anne Howard (8) [24 January 2010]

If this person is Anne Howard shouldn't the Family: Edward Dorsey and Anne Unknown (1) be Family: Edward Dorsey and Anne Howard (1)

Peggy--Peggytrobinson 10:56, 24 January 2010 (EST)

Dorsey [25 January 2012]


I'm here on because my surname is Cowan, and I'm a member of a Y-DNA project. I participate in the "Cowan Tapestry" section of this site, run by Bill Willis.

On a lark, I started putting in other surnames from my family tree, and immediately found Dorsey. I have found two Dorsey relatives, one via Ancestry (a documented 4th cousin), and one from a 23&me Relative Finder match, a 6th cousin.

Interested in interacting with other Dorsey descendants.--Ceez 09:24, 25 January 2012 (EST)

Dorsey descendant - Hi, there. I don't have any Cowans in my family tree and I am not closely related to Dorsey so probably will not match in the DNA or mtDNA lines. My brother, Jeff Tarrant, did DNA for me and it is on FamilyTreeDNA and My Dorsey connection actually stems from Elizabeth Kennedy; her daughter, Amelia Juliana Long married Thomas B Worthington. His father was James Worthington; his father was Samuel Worthington; his father was Charles Worthington; his mother was Sarah Howard and her maother was Sarah Dorsey. I have not worked on my WeRelate page in a long time but hope to get it updated this year. If any person I've mentioned here is of a help to you and you think I can help you can contact me directly at Good luck in your family history research.--Peggytrobinson 10:05, 25 January 2012 (EST)