About Us

Anne Cross May was interested in family stories as a child.The stories were about the adventures of relatives who sailed around the horn and walked in a wagon train from Wisconsin to Oregon.

Sunday drives through the Central Oregon desert included stops at bleak, tumbleweed-strewn cemeteries.  The sun and wind had stripped the wooden headstones of names and dates.  An unforgettable marker was that of Annie May Evans, age 13 who died in 1902.  Her headstone read, She Was The Sunshine Of Our Home.  Anne Cross May was hooked, a bit frightened since she wasn't yet 13, but hooked nonetheless.  Fifty years later, Anne researched Annie May Evans and found more about her life and the struggles of a widowed mother raising her children.

Anne researched records to find her great-grandfather's Oregon homestead.  A member of the New England Historical Society, Anne spent a week in Boston taking her father's New England roots back to the immigrant ancestors.

Anne's maternal grandparents were Eastern European immigrants.  Four brothers brought their families to Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1900s.  Anne located descendants of the four brothers in 2007 and visited Cleveland to meet her cousins.

Anne's relentless attention to details makes her the one you want on your family research project.

Roots Locator
PO Box 219
Rickreall, OR 97371
(503) 510-4997


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