2010 in Review

I have pretty much come to the end of the line in Tracing each branch back to the American arrival.    Here are the final stats.

I found 626 Ancestral Families that have lived in America.  Based on my four grandparents:
– 9 Blair
– 109 Miner
– 151 Miller
–  and the big winner 357 Shaw
There are still 32 families with missing parents who lived in America which balanced by the 33 families with double (and one triple – Gov. Thomas Prence) who had more than one child who ended up to by an ancestor.
What’s left is to collect stories, understand life experience and historical context, add pictures and make fun connections.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 633 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 536 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 104mb. That’s about a picture per day.

The busiest day of the year was November 28th with 301 views. The most popular post that day was John Proctor.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were search.aol.com, webcache.googleusercontent.com, mariaozawa2u.blogspot.com, alphainventions.com, and http:///.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for how is “millard fillmore” related to john lathrop?, john proctor, lord de la warr, “susannah martin” “george martin”, and simon bradstreet england.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


John Proctor October 2010


Thomas West 3rd Baron de la Warr June 2010


Origins July 2010


Vassalboro September 2010
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Passages May 2010

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7 Responses to 2010 in Review

  1. Don Brearley says:

    I am interested in sharing data on Gertrude Klein and Adam Klein her father.
    Gertrude married Storm Becker on Nov 27, 1735. I would like to make contact with those intested in this connection.

    Thanks Don

  2. Jack W. says:

    Google tells me that your site contains some information on Edward Wood, presumably the immigrant to Charlestown, Mass. (my ancestor). Unfortunately, I can’t find it. Any clues?

  3. markeminer says:


    I had to search several times too, but I found the page you are looking for. The URL is https://minerdescent.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/edward-wood/

    Kind Regards, Mark

  4. Chuck Russell says:

    After entering information on Find A Grave a few months ago I was contacted by Mel Fletcher, who has done extensive family history research in Kennebec Co. Maine. I had added information/photos on Gus Webber, my great-grandmother’s brother. In an e-mail reply to Mr Fletcher I mentioned the name Guilford Dudley Coleman. He sent me the link to your amazing family history site. I checked my Coleman-Fitz family tree booklet and will assume that you are Mark Everett Miner. If so, your great-grandmother, Nellie, and my grandmother, Lucy Coleman, were the two little girls with the “evil” step-mother, Molly Woods Coleman. I was amused by the “let her rot” story. I’m pretty sure that I might have heard that story when I was a kid while visiting my Aunt Ruth, but buried it in some cranny in my brain. Your information also confirmed the story that Ellen Celeste Webber Coleman had been struck by lightning. My Dad mentioned that she was blinded and would touch Lucy and Nellie’s faces and try to guess who was who. Although Mollie Woods Coleman took most of the Coleman photos when she moved to Idaho I have quite a few Coleman family-related photos. The earliest are tin types. If you are interested I can make high resolution scans of those I have, put them on a dvd and send them to you. One of the photos you have posted of the Coleman children as adults was taken in 1903. My Dad said it was when they all got together shortly before G. D. Coleman died. I am impressed by the amount of information you have posted. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Regards, Chuck Russell, Bismarck, ND

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