Outline of the content on this site:
Compiled research by John Cordes and Gwen (Thomas) Morse
This is the public version of our genealogical data, and does not include living individuals
The site contains a combination of our joint Cordes and Thomas research.
Note: A more comprehensive set of pages on the Eaton / Morse / Thomas and related families based on Gwen's research is still available, as described below.
The pages contain information about the family lines of the grandparents of John & Ruth:
The Family of John Greenwood Cordes
John's grandparents: Henry Abner Cordes, Jennie Armour Edwards, Edward Greenwood, and Margaret Priscilla Moser.
The Family of Ruth Eleanor Thomas
Ruth's grandparents: Alexander "Sandy" Thomas, Minnie Ralph, Graham Allen Eaton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe Patriquin.
The material on John's family contains the earlier wide-ranging collection known as the "Cordes-Edwards-Greenwood-Moser" pages; it is now merged with a subset of Gwen's "Eaton-Thomas-Morse" collection, emphasizing Ruth's direct ancestral lines and close connections.
Some remarks on the Cordes and Moser family names will be found in the tab called "Surnames - Some Background", or by simply clicking on the links in this sentence.
We hope you enjoy this site and find some of your relatives. Please note that there are still many areas of the site which do not display sources; in some cases there may be further information which has not yet made it to the website. Questions, corrections and additions are welcome any time - contact.
Note: Another version of this site, with somewhat fewer individuals, but with more extensive pedigree and descendancy chart capabilities, is at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jgcordes
We are also hosting the genealogy research of Ruth's sister Gwen on this site — see her material on the Eaton, Morse, Thomas, and connected families.
Other material on this site
- British Regiments in Halifax
- Smiths Cove (Halifax County) 1891 Census
- Advocate Cemetery (compiled and contributed by R. Scott Taylor)
- Nova Scotia Archives: microfilm numbers for some Halifax Newspapers