Button Family Geneology

I recently made contact with a 2nd cousin who's been doing geneology research for the past 20 years. I've taken his data and have put it on a web page here . Feel free to check it out. I'd love to hear from people who are part of this tree.

Don't forget to visit the Harrold photo gallery! This is the village in Bedfordshire, England where Matthias Button originally came from. Very cool.

This is the starting page for my collection of family images. Hit one of the links below to see photos and read about my various ancestors.

Much of this web site will be images and information. Growing up, I never met my grandfather or the relations on my father's side of the family. It was through my geneology research that I actually found people I'm related to and this has been a terrific thrill. If you are someone to whom I'm related, I'd love to hear from you.

While it is true that one picture is worth 10,000 words, as they say, we are much more than the images we see. We are stories, feelings, accomplishments, failures, parents, children, lovers and experiences, all rolled into a package which continues to evolve until the current lifetime here is done.

I intend to report as much as I know about all of my relations. My immediate family is completely dysfunctional. None of us talk to each other any more, which I am very sad to report. It all goes back to my dad, Ronald Button, and before him, to his mother, Eva Marie Lindsey.

I like to think that my search for ancestors and living relations is a faith that there are more good people in the world than bad. So far, the people I've met are all a delight and this has been a very rewarding experience. I hope your search brings you happiness as well.

Ronald Button - Father

Clarence Button - Grandfather

Coral Button - brother of my Grandfather

Levi Button - Great-grandfather

Joel Button (b. 1821) - Great-great-grandfather

My ancestor who first came to America was a man named Matthias Button. He arrived here in 1628 from the village of Harrold, in Bedfordshire, England. Click to read his story from The Button Families of America book.

The father of Matthias was a man named Thomas Button. Many people are under the mistaken impression that our Thomas is Sir Thomas Button the famous English navigator who was the first to explore and map what is now known as Hudson Bay. Sir Thomas was from Glamorganshire in Wales, and our Thomas is buried in the parish church graveyard in the village of Harrold, in Bedfordshire.

Please feel free to drop me a line at russ@button.com if you care to chat. Since I've put up the button.com web site, I've heard from Buttons all over the planet. It's always a pleasure.