Lake Champlain at sunset

Lake Champlain at sunset

Every family has a history. This blog is about finding some of mine and the fun I have along the way. Also we can share some stories and adventures. My name is Charles Moore and I am trying to chronicle my family history and my wife’s. Some of the surnames that I am researching are: Moore, Deloria, Bonnett, Barney, Guyette, Dakin, Moody, Houlton, Lyon, Slinn, Monty, Ladd, Gonya, to name just a few. I have thousand of souls listed in my family tree, now its time to flesh them out and tell their story. I will post on this blog at least weekly and at times much more often. I hope this blog will entertain, teach, provoke some thoughts and help me be a better writer and family historian.

Please leave comments as I value your feedback. I would like very much to make this blog a two-way street. The exchange of ideas and helpful information can only benefit us all.

124 Responses to About

  1. Anabel Marsh says:

    Thanks for liking my Mum’s (Chris’s) post on It was always sunny about meeting my late Dad. Sad times.

  2. ccrooksphoto says:

    Thanks for liking the Courtroom Drama blog, Charles.

  3. chill777 says:

    I am really enjoying reading your blog and have learned a lot. I hope my blog is as informative and entertaining as yours one day. I have a lot of work to do! 😀

    • chmjr2 says:

      Thank you for your kind words. You will find many good blogs to read and study as you discover how you will do your own blog. Best of luck and I hope to see you blogging for years to come.

  4. Elouise says:

    Hi Charles! Thanks for the visit today. You have a project worth a lifetime of research and writing! I don’t think you’ll ever exhaust the material. I’m wondering what motivates you. Are you a historian at heart? Is there a family matter that provokes your curiosity? Or what…? No matter, you’re obviously committed to your calling.

    • chmjr2 says:

      Thank you for your kind comment. Yes I love history and always have. In grade school I would have the Social Study book read cover to cover in two weeks. Also my family would never really talk about the past or give direct answers to questions, so that fueled my curiosity.

      • Elouise says:

        You’re welcome. I can relate to not getting direct answers to questions–from my mother. My father, on the other hand, was prone to telling the same stories many times over, yet resisted questions that tried to go a bit deeper.

  5. dlpedit says:

    Charles, I really appreciated your “liking” my blog post calling for some input concerning family and local histories. And I, in turn, checked out your blog. It exhibits precisely the type of thing I mentioned in my blog. I just didn’t expect to get international history in the process! Your roots in the Loyalist camp during the War for Independence is really interesting. It reminds us that there were divided loyalties not just during the War Between the States but also in the earlier war.

    Would you mind my mentioning, in summary form, your blog post in a future blog of mine? Perhaps your contribution will spark even more responses. I’m a newbie with the wordpress format, so if you would like to correspond, the best way would be to contact me directly by my e-mail address–dlpedit@att.net.

    Thanks again for the information you’ve provided. And I wish you well in your ongoing quest to trace your own family’s history.

    Dennis L. Peterson

  6. Thanks for Liking my last couple of blog posts, chmjr2 [<- catchy name, I like 😉 ]. That's SO nice to see after a year's hiatus from writing! 🙂

  7. mmalip says:

    Thanks for liking my Family Ties by a Shoestring. It wasn’t so much about genealogy, but perhaps it was relative enough. I clicked through to your site and was surprised (or maybe not so much) to see your title. My mother-in-law is a Moore from Maine. Perhaps there’s more to that. Your blog has great stories. Thanks for sharing them.

    • chmjr2 says:

      I really liked the genealogy website you posted on your blog. Still exploring it. My Maine relatives are Houlton, Putnam, Dakin, Hersey, and others I can’t recall right now. The Moore family is from Pennsylvania.

  8. Hello Charles
    For some time now, I’ve been noticing your “likes” on my Ann’s Stories Family History blog. I feel like you’ve become a friend. Thank you. I’ve enjoyed taking a look at your blog and see that we enjoy writing about the same kinds of things. I wish you well with your stories and research.
    Ann Lewis in Yakima

    • chmjr2 says:

      Thanks for stopping by. It is very easy to like your blog. It is well written and always an enjoyable read. I look forward to reading your future blogs and hearing from you once in a while.

  9. Hi Charles! Nice to meet you and be connected. I read your post on DNA – I haven’t tried adding DNA testing to my research yet but have been thinking about it.

  10. phrenologist says:

    I think that your blog is a great example of an effective way for people to communicate family genealogy information. I meet with a local genealogy interest group in MN, and I have shared your blog with them. Nice work!

  11. marilynyung says:

    Thanks for liking my post from today titled “87 Years Ago, Nelson Wrote to His Mother.” I read your “Meet Me at the Library” and accessed the Missouri Digital Heritage and was able to see their death certificates. I have Warren’s age wrong on my posts. Will have to change my information. Thank you for pointing me to these archives!

  12. karenlee says:

    This looks fabulous. I’m happy I found your blog.

  13. Dazzling picture of Lake Champlain. Used to visit Rouses Point for work, some time ago, now.

  14. Lee says:

    Thanks for stopping by my new blog. I will have to check out your Moore clan. I have some in my line also.

  15. Shelley Gayler-Smith says:

    Like you, I have family on the Guyette line and have been researching for many years now. I noticed you made a post about Archibald Guyette, which is my 4th great uncle. I was able to find the obituary for him, but I would love to see the article you mention about his death in the car accident. I know very few people that research the Guyettes and I would be more than willing to share anything you may need from my side of the tree.

  16. chmjr2 says:

    It is great to receive your comment. I would like very much to go over our Guyette family. Here are two links for you to use in your research. The first one is a link to a great newspaper online source. If you do any research in N.Y. State this is a must. The 2nd link is a direct link to the newspaper article you asked for.
    Link 1: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/

    Link 2: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031883/1925-07-27/ed-1/seq-1/#date1=01%2F01%2F1925&city=&date2=12%2F31%2F1925&searchType=advanced&SearchType=prox5&sequence=0&lccn=&index=9&words=Guyette&proxdistance=5&county=Clinton&to_year=1925&rows=20&ortext=&from_year=1925&proxtext=+Guyette&phrasetext=&andtext=&dateFilterType=range&page=1

    I look forward to talking with you.

  17. Carole Bass says:

    Wonderful blog! Like you, I love researching and telling stories from my family’s history. In a comment on one of your posts, you said something like: “We have so many skeletons, the closet won’t fit them all.” Great line, and a great sense of humor about what are sometimes painful stories from the past.

    • chmjr2 says:

      Thank you for your kind words. The one true thing about family history research is you never know where it might take you. For me that has been the fun part.

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