1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 24, 2020 8:27 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking family connection

    James Patch Newbie

      For many years I exchanged Christmas cards with a John "Bill" Patch of Coarsegold, California in the heart of Yosemite Valley.  He passed away about ten years ago of old age.  He wrote me a letter in which he mentioned he served in World War II in the US Marine Corps and was a Chemistry teacher in a local high school before he retired.  He attached this letter to a copy of an extensive genealogy computer generated report by which he traced his ancestry back to the original settlers from England: William, John and James Patch and a wife Elizabeth.  I was then trying to establish my own lineage to the same progenitors.  I thought you might be related to the same line of ancestors.  I happened to catch your participation in a C-span program last night on WWII submarine warfare and decided I would like to pursue the connection with you by correspondence.