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Welcome! This website was created on Feb 09 2008 and last updated on Dec 31 2017. The family trees on this site contain 3581 relatives and 725 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.

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About our DAY Family


It has been handed down by tradition that the family of Day originally came from Wales. This tradition is undoubtedly correct. In a book of Heraldry, containing the arms of William Day, B. D., Provost of Eton College and Dean of Windsor, confirmed by William Flower, Norroy, on the 21st of October, 1582, in the twenty-fourth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, he is said to be descended from the Dees of Wales, viz. being younger son of Richard Day, who was the son of Nicholas Day, the son of John Dee, (called by the English, Daye.) He was son of Morgan Dee, younger brother to Richard Dee, Welshman." "DEE" signifying, it is said, dark or dingy, is the name of a small river in Wales, and was probably applied to some ancestor of the family, dwelling upon its banks, in order to distinguish him from others — ^just as WicklifTe took his name from the village in which he was born — and in time, the word Dee came to be written, according to its apparent sound, Daye or Day. This name, moreover, still prevails in Wales, and is there pronounced as in England and this country. (Source)

About our Weitz Family


Weitz Family Name Origins Weitz: said by the Pleve and Kromm versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana First Settlers List [Link] to be fromUC Nidda, but the Kromm version also gives Eichelsdorf and Schotten as optional origins (pp.28, 34). Weitz: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Messelgruebe, Kurmainz. Weitz: this family name was found recorded in Herborn marriage records 1762-1767, and in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip. Source
This site is dedicated to Patience Elizabeth Day and her brother Frederick Davis Day, whose energetic research over many years has culminated in the legacy shown here. The information was extracted from the boxes of materials they collected. This information is hereby COPYWRITTEN on their behalf. Information may NOT be used, retrieved, and/or distributed without permission. A new blog has been set up so you can add comments and enjoy the latest updates to this website. NOTE: Much of the lineage for Moses Day's daughter, Louise DAY Pierce, has been researched, created, and supplied to us by Mimi Taylor. Permission has been granted and all of her known Day information has been released by her to us exclusively to publish on the Weitz-Day website for public viewing, because "Jim's mother, Patience Day, was a very dedicated researcher. Both Glenn and Jim are fastidious seekers of the truths and have shown to use only verified records as sources." Information on this Day family branch is copywritten and may NOT be copied or published on any other website or publication without the permission and due credit of Mimi Taylor.
NOTE: We have received a tremendous amount of information and photos for Moses Day's son, William Francis Day, from Margaret Balkman. We thank her for keeping the articles safe and sharing them so generously!
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.


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