|About Miller Higgins
For those of you in the Miller line of this tree, I've recently been able to trace some
ancestry in England, so the tree goes back a little further to Isaac Kitchin (b.1697) and
Thamar Gaitskell (b.1710) in the Lake District of Northern England.
My thanks to Lani Baker Mitchell (Our Gaspe Roots) for her very extensive list of Gaspe
Ancestors that is very well researched and is far more detailed that my own information. Ms.
Mitchell has generously allowed public viewing of non-living relatives, and you may very well
find additional information on your ancestors there.
We are a nation of immigrants, so there are multiple European lines in this tree. The
Gaspesians (Millers) are mostly British, originating from the time of Montcalm and Wolfe.
Wendy's line is a bit more recent, and includes German and Ukrainian ancestors, as well as
French-Canadians, who went were there was work.
There's also a bit of mystery about her grandfather, orphaned and adopted (we think).
My sister-in-law Christine has French-Canadian roots going back to the time when the border
with the United States was fluid, but also has European grandparents.
So the stories have many variations. We would love to hear your versions.
Recent research came from Family Search, which is a free resource of shared information
gathered by others and posted by them. It is similar in concept to the RootsWeb One-World Tree,
but I find it much more usable, since you can find and flag duplicate information to reduce
your search efforts.
The grave marker sites have indexed information that allow you to find or verify information
that you may be missing.