One of my hobbies is researching my family’s history. It is an on-again/off-again project; however, one I find fascinating. The greatest challenges are accessibility to information and time. However, with the help of distant relatives in the Netherlands, other family members, and the Internet, I have gathered family histories going back to the mid-1500s. My side of the tree starts in the Netherlands, and most of the family are still reside there. Whereas, my husband’s family originated in England and settled in Massachusetts around the time of the Pilgrims.

Recently, I moved my family trees to Ancestry.com and am in the process of rebuilding them. There are four trees – Gerardu, van Bilsen, Low, and Sessions. You do not need a subscription to view the trees, but, if you don’t already have an account, you will need to create a guest account.

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