On this day in history 234 years ago an event occurred which impacted the life of everyone alive today.
The Boston Tea Party has been called the “point of no return” for the birth of democracy. The chain of events which was started by this act of civil disobedience on December 16, 1773 changed the future for the people in every nation on Earth today. This dramatic evening event has long been a target area in the growth of the Family Forest®.
There is a great site I recommend for learning about the Boston Tea Party itself. Then for a People-Centered Approach to History®, I recommend the best digital central source for generation-by-generation family ties leading to and from the Boston Tea Party, the Family Forest® New World Edition.
For instance, one of the participants married two of the daughters of Paul Revere, another one of the participants. You can follow their lines of descent to various families, including the Rockefellers.
Many Boston Tea Party descendants are scattered throughout the country today. Wouldn’t it be a great story to tell your grandchildren, if it turns out that you are one of them?
As the recent article at Realty Times called Behind the Curtains of Celebrity Homes shows, the fine folks at Housefront.com are also delivering one of the same services that the Family Forest® Project delivers.
HouseFront is connecting particular individuals (in this case celebrities) to a specific place (their homes) in time, now.
The Family Forest® Project is connecting particular individuals (celebrities, as well as everyday people) to a specific place in time, most often in the past, and sometimes many centuries ago.
These two services can be used together to find interesting connections between the homes of present day celebrities and historical figures from the past, or possibly to see maps and photographs of some of the homes your own ancestors lived in a century or three ago.
For instance, explorers in the newest Family Forest® can see the generation-by-generation family ties connecting three owners of celebrity homes from the top ten list (or four, if Paris Hilton is counted twice, as she is on the list) to the builder/owner of Briquebec Castle, as well as to each other. The other two Briquebec Descendants are Bill Gates and Dick Cheney.
Or a similar generation-by-generation ancestral pathway can be seen from the 1959 owner of 1000 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, Lucille Ball, to the builder/owner of Briquebec Castle.
HouseFront.com is a great online resource for Family Forest® explorers, as well as other genealogy researchers.
We’re glad that many others will now be discovering what Family Forest® explorers have known for years. The very talented folks at Progeny Software have created the very best genealogy charting, far better than any others either online or offline.
A recent article at Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter talks about their new announcement, and actual examples can be seen at Progeny Software’s website.
Speaking from personal experience, Progeny’s really top-notch Family Explorer® software is also the best software choice for performing high-quality ancestral history searching in large databases, such as the Family Forest®.
Kudos to our friends at Progeny Software for their excellent work.
ABC News recently came out with a story called “Surprising Family Trees!”
The supposedly new findings were no surprise to us, as most of them were known by us years ago and can already be seen in the Family Forest® New World Edition.
The surprising part to us was the time lag and process of having new knowledge become worthy of acceptance.
For instance, our early announcements about Tom Hanks and his family ties to the Da Vinci Code, President Bush’s family ties to John Kerry and Hugh Hefner,
President Bush’s family ties to the British Royal Family and
Paris Hilton’s prison genes were virtually ignored.
Now that our findings have been repeated by a Harvard professor, and have been attributed to him, they have gained acceptance.
Funny how that works. Could these confirmations of our earlier findings mean that our future discoveries from the Family Forest® Project will now begin gaining quicker acceptance?