From USA: Jim Boulden, TV Journalist - American Blue Bloods:
Jim says: I have worked for CNN in London since 1995, though my love for genealogy started more than 45 years ago as the family home filled up with furniture, boxes, letters, photos as stories.
I am fortunate that members of my family did genealogy in the 19th century, though of course there were mistakes - including one connection to a certain boat.
I love that my family history includes people who arrived in pre-1650s New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia. I also love that two of my great-grandparents landed on Ellis Island in the 1890s.
We may have thought of ourselves as Blue Bloods, and a WASP family (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) - I beg to differ!
Why our families were desperate to find Mayflower Kin
From the time of the mid-Victorians, families like mine wanted to be linked to the Founding Fathers and beyond. Thankfully, my family assumed we were descended from Myles Standish. Only we weren’t.