This website contains the ancestors of my daughter, Alexandra Catlin Vaut, and related families. It represents nearly 60 years of research, but still contains errors, omissions and unsupported information. My principal purpose in posting this family tree is to provide some research guidance to others with an interest in some of the people I have identified. As the product of many decades of collecting information, my research reflects considerable change (improvement) over time to better document facts and assumptions and to cite reputable sources. In more recent work, I have been particularly diligent. In my older research I often did a very poor job of documentation and sometimes accepted bad information without any substantiation. I now try to consistently note where I have made speculative assumptions about various relationships and facts, but I know that I have still not been entirely consistent in this, so don't trust unsubstantiated information. I continue working on this genealogy and make regular changes to the data and additions to the tree.
If you see anything wrong or questionable in my data, PLEASE contact me and let me know about it - particularly if you have and are willing to share evidence to supplement, correct, contradict or disprove what I have written here. I am happy to share my work with those who are serious about their own research and am always willing to correct my errors.
This website is updated several times a week with my latest research findings and corrections.Check back often if you find a family line here that interests you. I am continually adding to and revising my data. I keep up a log of the more significant updates in my research and to this database.
5 July 2022: I have begun extending my BURKE family line of 18th century Virginia, based on some new DNA matches on Ancestry. This includes the related NALL/NALLE family which intermarried with the BURKE line. My work on these will continue through July. I will post major developments periodically, so if you have an interest in either of these families, check back occasionally.
29 June 2022: June was spent making hundreds of small additions to various ancestors, principally focused on my ROBERTS family line. Additions have largely involved census data, information on marriages and vital statistics. As a general rule, I try to clarify all relations down to the 1st cousin level, and to the 2nd cousin level where information is reasonably easily accessible.
Feel free to contact me via email (gregvaut "at" gmail "dot" com) if you have a question or comment regarding this research.
The scond edition (expanded, with major revisions) of my book Such Lives As These is available for download without charge at Academia.edu. (For more information on what the book contains click on Such Lives As These at the top of this page.)
Beware of information that is supported only by references to Ancestry Family Trees and that is not confirmed with other evidence. I sometimes include such information to guide my own research, but you shouldn't trust these sources unless you can confirm them and their sources yourself.
Please cite all sources of information, including this website.
Recommended citation: Vaut, Gregory, Ancestors of Alexandra Catlin Vaut, http://www.acvancestors.com : accessed (insert date), (insert name or item of interest).
[Based on Mills, Elizabeth Shown, Evidence Explained. 3rd edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2015, p. 657.]