BLOODLINES is a hyperlink that appears in the main Menu bar of our Stray Leaves website.

BLOODLINES highlights the key people of our James family. These key figures introduce you to their individual lines of descent.

BLOODLINES maps for you the scope and broad extent of our James family. You will see our heritage, what we personify within our James family, and what we symbolize to the world.

Each line of descent shown by this link is an element to help you visualize our family’s architecture. You see in the variety of our separate pedigrees how we come together in one family as a whole.

By understanding our individual personal identities, you can proceed better to recognize our unique and meaningful cultural contributions of self to family and community.

A better picture of the reach of our family emerges the more you know of us by our lines of descent and in our individual stories and biographies.

  1. BLOODLINES in the Menu

    In the Menu bar, click on the BLOODLINES link. A dropdown submenu appears.BLOODLINES on SL's Menu

  2. ABOUT

    First, an ABOUT link appears in the dropdown submenu. The ABOUT page explains BLOODLINES, its function, and its use.


    Next to appear are KEY PROGENITORS. They represent individual lines of descent within our James family.


    Click on a KEY PROGENITOR to read their biography. Each biography offers sub-links to RELATED stories. Each biography also will provide a link to our GENEALOGY database for more information.


    The result provides a virtual map of the web of our family stock which comprises the diversity of our family. You also learn what drives each line of descent.

The Future of BLOODLINES

More progenitors will populate this link. As they are mapped, the mixture of our lineages will become visible and not so mysterious.

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Our genealogy and its vitality will become more clear, as our family history continues to grow. BLOODLINES will reveal our James family to you in ways no one else can.

After all, genealogy is not about the dead. It’s about the living.

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