Hello! My name is Ann Louise Chandler, but you can just call me Ann.
My great-great grandmother was a Rice, and I am trying to trace her genealogical line. My gandchildren are intriqued to think they may be descended from kings! And well they may be, from what I have seen. A few years ago, my Aunt Esther Chandler gave me a large paper on which is a very confusing geneaogy tracing our branch of Rices to Coal Codevoy, King of the Britains in the third century, Alfred the Great of England, and Charlesmane of France, known as Emperor of the World. An impressive history, to say the least. This record was compiled by Rupert M Hanny in 1925 during his senior year at Tufts Engineering School. He says the final entries were make in 1971 at chapel Hill NC and forwarded to my great aunt, Sara Chander. Aunt Sara gave the paper to Aunt Esther, and she to me.
I've been doing geneaolgy for about 50 years, as a sometimes-hobby. ( I am nearly 80 years old, though I neither feel nor look it.) I understand that these ancient records are difficult to trace, but when one gets into royal lines, the chances of discovering the historical record are considerably better than tracing common people. I'd like to share this paper with others and make better sense of it.
Best wishes, Ann
I have Chandlers on my family tree too although as yet I've not found a link to the 'Big Tree' it seems that if you were to record your family tree on Geni you would soon become connected to the Big Tree. Geni is, I think the perfect site for you. You don't have to add ALL the generations only up to the point where you overlap. The only problem is that to add more than 100 profiles you will need to either become a pro user or find a library that offers public access to Geni. You may find that you don't need to add the full 100 profiles before you become connected to the Big Tree.
I hope this helps.
There is lots of rich history to be found here. I will look for the links that I found on the Rhys/Rice family and get back to you. I come down from Longshanks from my Rhys/Rice clan. Thanks for this dicussion. There are a few mysteries to ponder here as well. Executions for treason, the right to the thrown, all kinds of stuff.