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Billingsleys in America and Britain
Brooks family of S.C. and westward
The Cruises of Lambertville, N.J.
Floods of New Hope and Lambertville
Hernandez/Medrano family of Peru
The Lambertville McGuires of Co.Louth
Hugh & Elizabeth Callan & children
Millers and Coopers of Ohio
Morrow clans of Ark. & S.C.
Rice family of Jasper County, Missouri
The Rues of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Hadassah Sitz' family in America & Israel
A question about Thomsons
Woldins: Siberia to Somerville
Europe's first inhabitants (old news)
Family writings: letters, personal history
A few publications by family members
Hatched, matched, dispatched (news clips)
A thought on organized labor
Tiny Tafl - a formatted surname summary
Download a gedcom from this page
Personal history and family writings
The Rues of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Hadassah Sitz' family in America & Israel


bud rue memorial
bill rue photos
walk for social justice
bob rue memorial page


(L to R) Samuel and Mary Woldin, Opal and Arthur Rue, 8 Sep 1956, in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Click on photo to 
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Samuel Irving Woldin & Mary Cruise Woldin; Opal Brooks Rue & Arthur Harold Rue. 8 Sep 1956 - Bound Brook, NJ

You may have your own answer, or maybe you're wondering. Of course I can only answer for myself, so I'll start here.

This site details diverse genealogical lines -- Huguenots who left Orléans shortly after the La Pucelle was consumed in flame; gentry and peasants from England, Ireland, and Scotland. Among the better known names appearing here are Francis I, King of France , in whose arms Leonardo died ; and John Erskine, Earl of Mar, remembered in history and in song as "Bobbing John" as in Came Ye O'er Frae France --

Hey for Sandy Don!
Hey for Cockolorum!
Hey for Bobbing John,
And his Highland quorum!
Mony a sword and lance
Swings at Highland hurdie;
How they'll skip and dance
Over the bum o' Geordie! --

for duplicity during the Jacobite rebellion, only to die in French exile in 1732. There's a Lord Mayor of London who served the crown around the time Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary and who first translated Euclid's Elements of Geometry into English; soldiers and seamen who labored and died in just and unjust wars, Quakers, criminals, Catholics and Protestants, Jewish merchants and scholars, seamstresses, housekeepers, pagans, poets, priests, fearful conformists, revolutionists, lawyers and lesbians, prostitutes, cowboys, farmers, factory workers, doctors, counselors, Spanish dancers, teachers, artists, prohibitionists and tipplers, kings and lords, and some who died broke and alone. There are slaveholders, slaves, perpetrators and victims, artists, and destroyers. These were women and men who lived, had friends and lovers, bore children, raised families and mourned the dead. A great many left little more trace that they were here than some entries in a ledger or a parish register or scratches on a stone. A memorial to all these and more can be found on this site.

Genealogy and history in concert weave the picture of humanity into one whole fabric. The personal lives of people who've gone before, particularly when one feels some kinship with them, are a reminder that the essential nature of the human condition has remained substantially the same for thousands of years. The power is in us to improve and to render some positive changes around us, but too few do.


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