Welcome to “Our American Story,” the story of my family’s history in America. Like many, my family is a melting pot of European cultures – Irish, German, English, Scottish and Swiss. Various ancestors arrived in this country over four centuries, beginning with the arrival of Edward Doty on the Mayflower in 1620 and ending with my great-grandfather, Charles Henderson, arriving in Boston from Edinburgh Scotland in 1918. My ancestors left Europe for a variety of reasons – including to escape religious persecution, to escape economic ruin, to escape political turmoil in their homeland, and to pursue the “American dream.”
Through this site, I am presenting my genealogical research in an organized and searchable fashion. Click on “Genealogy” above to access my research. An account is not required to access my genealogical research, however, any information regarding living individuals is not available without an account. It is easy and free to apply for an account, just click here to get started.
If you research any of the families included on this site and would like to contribute to this site, please register for an account and indicate your desire to contribute in the Notes or Comments section, and I will provide you with the appropriate level of access.
It is my intention to regularly post to this blog. The subject matter of my posts will be either (i) research tips or suggestions or useful resources that I have found or (ii) a discussion of historical events and the role that certain of my ancestors played in those events or how those events effected certain ancestors. If you have any suggestions for posts, please let me know. And of course, I welcome your comments to any of my posts.