It’s time for our semi-annual blog post, and apparently we got mentioned on an Ancestry group, so greetings to all the new people who’ve signed up!

Except, it’s not really a blog. I post almost never. All the action happens in the comments, and every so often I pop in and remind people to check the boxes at the bottom *before* they post a comment or question on the website. That way you’ll get a notification when your question gets answered. If you didn’t check the boxes, no big deal, just check back on the page and see where you are in the queue.

Answers could take several weeks, sometimes longer. Yes, you can nudge me, and I won’t mind. Occasionally things get caught in the spam filter, both here and in my personal email. When that happens, email the admins over at the Hyde DNA Project. They’re pretty good at keeping me on task.

There are some long-term projects pending, but Covid changed both work and family life and we’re only just now starting to get back to whatever “normal” is these days. Once I get through this initial flurry of questions I will talk more about that.

Until next time, be safe, be well, and bring a cell phone with a camera to all your summer research facilities!




  • Greetings from a William Hyde from Anson, NC ancestor!
    I’m so thankful for the research recently made available from Traci Thompson at the Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, NC. There are a couple of us that descend from this Hyde line and are very pleased to see the line traced back to Stephen Hyde of Anson, NC (1751-1815), son of David Hyde (1713-1785), son of Richard Hyde, II (1675-1719), son of Richard Hyde, I (1652-1710). More research shows connections with the Alston/Stallings/Deal/Abrams and Holland families (example: Benjamin James Hyde (1861-1900), son of Stephen Hyde, married Mary A. Holland (1870-1936). And, as Traci put it, “all roads seem to lead to Martin County, NC” for the Hyde line especially from 1850-1940. I am hoping that this recent discovery of the William Hyde line will open more doors in tracing his (and Charlotte’s) sons, John William and Stephen Hide/Hyde. A military record suggests that John William served in the Civil War for 4 months and was discharged due to a disability; and Stephen is last seen in the 1870 census for Upper Conetoe farming. Previously, he was the overseer to the Williams’ farm in Martin, NC (1850-1860). Skipping a generation or two, I know that Mike is anxious to find the missing pieces to Pearl Hyde just as I am in finding out Nick Hyde’s parents’ identities. We believe Nick and Pearl to be brother and sister, but perhaps with 1 different parent. Back to the subject at hand…many thanks to Traci Thompson for the William Hyde research documentation and discovery!

    • Debra – I’m going to be in touch with you, Mike and Traci very soon. Traci did an incredible job and I’d like to talk with you all about a new page for William and Charlotte that links to the Richard Hide page.

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