(Photo above is of my Grandfather John Prouty Pepper in the early 1920′s.)
Welcome to my family history and genealogy blog!
Thanks for stopping by! Grab a “cuppa” or glass of iced tea, and get ready to learn about Gran’s family history!
While I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of family research since 1977, it is ultimately my goal to share with my family what I have discovered. I want my children and grandchildren (aunts, uncles and cousins, too!) to know about their family history. I will not try to sugar coat our ancestry or shield you from the bad or the ugly. It is what it is and regardless of the past, we are their descendants. So sit back and relax and hopefully enjoy!
This blog is devoted to my ancestry so the focus will be on my four grandparents and their family history! Grandpa Rust’s ancestors will be featured on another blog which will make each of our sites more manageable!
Those pages are where I will provide the genealogy of each of our earliest American immigrant ancestors down to my grandparents.
As the eldest child of my generation I was blessed to have known and spent time with all four of my grandparents. Thank-you Grandma and Grandpa Pepper and Grandma and Grandpa Roork for all you did for me! I think of you often! XXXXOOOO
Aunts, uncles and cousins, do not despair! It is also my intent to share with my extended family our common ancestry. In these pages you will find fascinating stories and information about our direct and sometimes indirect ancestral family tree.
Get started by clicking on the links above to read about your ancestors. Our DIRECT ancestors’ surnames are CAPITALIZED and in BOLD.
It will take me a while to get everything uploaded but do check back often for updates. Better yet, please subscribe to the page so you will receive blog updates and posts via email. It is in the BLOG that I’ll be sharing my research process and other interesting information about our family’s past…THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY!
If you’d like to read the blog posts in chronological order, first go to the “Read BLOG here!” and scroll to the bottom of the page to read in order from the bottom to the top.
I will be adding a lot of information and photos to this blog over the coming weeks, months, and years!
I welcome any feedback on errors you may find and I will try to correct them ASAP!
In order to get access to everything the blog has to offer you must make a trip to the site occasionally at www.gransfamilyhistory.com.
Remember this is a work in progress so please be patient!
Don’t forget to leave a reply below and do invite other family members to join!
And again, thanks for stopping by!
Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust, in Northern California