18,500 releatives

I have been interested in genealogy for about 10 years now. In that time, I have researched, documented, and linked about 18,500 relatives. More importantly, I have identified 90 percent of my 7th generation ancestors. Considering that every generation doubles your number of ancestors, knowing all of your 7th generation ancestors and their direct line …

A History of the Cameron Family in North Carolina

If you are a genealogist studying the Cameron family from North Carolina, then A History of the Cameron Family in North Carolina by John Burton Cameron of Broadway, North Carolina, published in 1967, will interest you. This publication contains two parts: Part I: Descendants of Allen Cameron and his wife Mary Stewart Part II: Descendants …

Genealogy database now at 14,000 relatives

After entering some census records to my genealogy database this weekend, I decided it was time to backup my database. To my surprise, I have entered exactly 14,000 relatives into my family tree. Here’s what my export reported: Created by: PAF Personal Ancestral File 5.2.18.0 Submitted by: Jason Pearce Individuals: 14000 Marriages: 4215 Sources: 361 …

Finding Doctor Buck Outlaw Pearce

On Monday, I visited Joe Pearce in Louisburg, North Carolina, to learn more about the Pearce family. He has done considerable research on the Pearce line and was more than eager to share. Our common ancestors are John Pearce (b 1776, d 1831) and Rebecca Allen (b 1764, d 1869). He’s from son Archibald Washington …

Finberg’s Commencement Speech

Yesterday I attended Elon’s graduation to see my college roommate Doug Finberg deliver the commencement speech. Here are a few highlights from the day. Doug’s Speech If you want to hear Doug’s introduction and speech, here you go. [audio:https://jasonpearce.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/001_a_002_tad.mp3] Phillips, Pearce, Thomas, & Finberg Pictured are roommate Brad Phillips, me, fraternal big brother Lee Thomas, …