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Personal ”Gateway” Ancestors

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  • Ann Grafton (1570 - 1639)
    Not the daughter of John Scarlett, III References 1626-1637 By Sidney Perley. search on keyword “Anne Scarlett”
  • Thomas Wood (1680 - 1709)
  • Michael Metcalf (immigrant) (bef.1591 - 1664)
    Michael Metcalf, the Dornix, or Embroidery Weaver, of Norwich Our emigrant ancestor, Michael Metcalf, the Dornix, or Embroidery Weaver, of Norwich, and the Metcalfs of Norwich, Tatterford and vicinity ...
  • Alice Emery (c.1599 - 1649)
    sister Mary Webster in her brother John’s will of 1647. Probate Essex Co Probate 1:60 willJohn Emery Sr called “brother” in her brother Theophilus will 1663 The name of John Emery's first wife, married...
  • Frances Wells (c.1620 - bef.1667)
    All things considered, it seems possible that Frances White Wells was the daughter of Sir Richard White IV by his first wife, Ann Gray.The identification of Frances White, daughter of Sir Richard White...

From Nat Taylor's A Genealogist's Sketchbook:

What is a Gateway Ancestor?

" ... in broad terms, a gateway ancestor is any individual with known or traceable ancestry in a specific group who intermarries into a target group, and therefore adds a new set of ancestors to his or her descendants in the target group. For example, every immigrant from one country to another is a potential gateway ..."

about this project

Collaborators, please add profiles representing a door from one group to another in your Geni tree. Immigrants, "notables," adventurers ... Let's get beyond the usual suspects and find more people who connect us all together. Profiles must be set to "public.".

For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page. If you would like to contribute to this page, or add profiles, request to join as collaborator from the "actions" menu in the upper right hand corner. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language. Click here to start a new discussion within the project. It may be more efficient to use the "Related Projects" link to add profiles already gathered in a Geni project.

to add profiles to the project

  • From the profile page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add to project" (select project)
  • From the project page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add profile"