The following is a brief guide to the contents of this website:

In the ARTICLES section of the main menu, one can find the following articles concerning Titus genealogy:

  • Titus Coat of Arms. The history and current status of the Titus coat of arms, and the rules of heraldry that govern the use of these symbols, by Bill Arthurs.
  • Charles The First. A transcription by Bill Arthurs of sections of a book written by George Hillier concerning letters sent by King Charles I to Silas Titus, the half-brother of Robert Titus who emigrated to Massachusetts from England in 1635.
  • Chattie’s Diary. An outline of a diary written by a Titus cousin, Cynthia Melissa Fuller, in 1880-1881 from rural Pennsylvania.
  • On Making Memories. An essay by Bill Arthurs on the role of memories in the preservation of family history. Originally published in Anglo-Celtic Roots, the journal of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
  • Reaching Ten Million – The Easy Way. An article written by Bill Arthurs for Anglo-Celtic Roots on the uncommon names one encounters in conducting genealogical research.
  • An Emotional Moment In Genealogy. The tragic story of a Titus cousin lost on September 11th, 2001, written by Bill Arthurs and published in Anglo-Celtic Roots.
  • Connections. Some interesting people connected to Titus family genealogy
  • In Other Words. Titus poetry and verse.
  • The Bookshelf. references both to books relating to Titus genealogy and to the new science of DNA testing and theory. (see also the DNA section)..

The INDEX section consists of the nominal index relating to four Titus lines. The largest is the line of Robert Titus who arrived in America from England with his wife, Hannah, and two children in 1635. The second is the Dutch line, descended from Titus Syrach de Vries. The third is the German line, and the last is a New Brunswick Titus line.

Recent (2018) YDNA tests of subjects of all four of these lines have now been obtained. It was found that the so-called Dutch and German lines have the same common ancestor. This original ancestry goes back to Europe, before the patriarchs of these lines arrived in the United States. It was also found that the New Brunswick line has enough of  the same markers to indicate that they belong to the English line, but just where in the English line they belong is yet to be determined.

  In total, the list is over 186,000 names. The main databases in which these names are to be found will not be included on-line because of the confidentiality factor. However, the list should provide Titus researchers enough information to see whether or not their families are connected to one of the known lines. They can contact me directly and we can then share data.

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Instructions on using the features of the data tables  that can be found in various places across the website.

  1. Number of rows. This is a drop-down box, from which you can choose the number of rows you want to have in the table.
  2. Tools. This tools section contains buttons to clear any filters and to obtain the data in the table by printing, copying to the clipboard, or to export as a CSV or Excel file.
  3. Global search field. This input field allows you to filter the table contents by a given value. Every cell is searched, and only the rows in which at least one of the cells contains the value entered in the search field are displayed.
  4. Active column. The slightly highlighted column is the current active column, which means the table data is sorted by the values from this column in ascending or descending order. The direction of the small triangle indicates the direction of the order.
  5. Sorting. The same triangle can be used to activate the sorting on a different column, or to change the sorting direction. If you press “Control” when clicking on the sorting trigger button you can sort by two columns.
  6. Filtering. Each column can be filtered separately by entering text or selecting from a drop-down box.
  7. Information. In this section you can see how many rows the table has, and which rows are currently shown.
  8. Pagination. You can use these controls to navigate through the pages. Each page contains as many rows as you defined in Section 1.