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Several of you have reached out to me to let me know that you were having trouble logging in. This has varied from just not having access to the Collections all the way up to getting 404 category does not exist errors. It took a while to figure out the issue but with the help of one of our newest cousins Diane M. I was able to track down the problem and fix it. Turns out a recent update caused endless grief in the database. I have now repaired the databse table that was the culprit and I "THINK" everything is cleaned up and operating correctly. So, if you are still having problems please let me know and I will get right on it!
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.
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.