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New Book Released!
Family Sketches by Thomas Boyd Foster Now available! This book referred to in Bernard Caperton's The Caperton Family was originally printed in 1893 has been incredibly difficult to obtain. The reprint is now available in the Society Bookstore. Thomas B. Foster married Eleanor Susan Cowan E-2212, daughter of Elizabeth Caperton and Samuel M. Cowan. This charming little book is full of Foster and Caperton information, and the stories of their settlement in Alabama and trips to Texas are fascinating. Thomas Foster was 83 years old when these "Family Sketches" were published. It is a true and typical account of a family migration from Virginia to Tennessee, and then to Alabama. 6" x 9" format, 48 pages.
DNA Results Updated/Reformatted
The Y-DNA results page has been updated with new results as well as reformatted to make the results easier to understand. As part of the updated results I have included the Results from one of our Clapperton cousins. While it is pretty clear that we are not related I think it is important to realize we are not related to THIS Clapperton line.
I am also working on updating the mtDNA results page. I hope to have the new page up fairly soon. If you would like to see the resluts page you just need to log in. If you would like to participate in the DNA Project please email me. As you can tell from the results thus far, we only have donors from the B2 and B8 lines. It would be great to get donors from the other lines.
WWI Draft Card BETA
Ordinarily I simply release new collections as I complete the process of entering the scans into the database and creating the website database. One of my earlier collections was the WWI Draft Cards. From the beginning I was never particularly pleased with the way it worked, but since I had so many other collections to get online I always saved updating the WWI Draft Card Collection for later. Well its later! The new collection has many changes over the original one, I have made all new