What You Might Have Missed: May 12th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on May 12, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

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Mitchell, Anne Gillespie, Stonewall Jackson’s Memorial, 2 Aug 2010.

Stonewall Jackson’s Memorial. Photo by Anne Gillespie Mitchell, 2 Aug 2010.


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Anne Gillespie Mitchell is a Senior Product Manager at She is an active blogger on and writes the Ancestry Anne column. She has been chasing her ancestors through Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for many years. Anne holds a certificate from Boston University's Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook and Finding Forgotten Stories.


1 Virginia A SmithMay 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm

I was so very excited to discover that my 10th great grandfather was John Billington, Mayflower passenger signer of the Mayflower Compact and the first person to be tried and hung for murder in our country’s history. I am still excited and actually proud. However I think it would be more exciting if he were famous for something other than murder.

2 angelMay 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

I am wondering if anyone in my family can help me fill out this family tree that I have started on

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