Ted Steele was born in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Hamilton High School. He received his B.S. degree in Physics from Grinnell College (Iowa) and did graduate work in Physics and Business Administration at Cornell University (New York). He is retired from Monsanto Company in St. Louis after a long career in Information Technology.
Ted began his family history research in the 1970s. He is a member of
He is a past President and has also served many terms on the Board of the St. Louis Genealogical Society.
- the New England Historic Genealogical Society,
- the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and
- the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.
Ted is an active lecturer on a variety of genealogical topics.
For information on Ted's lecture topics, click Here.
A Steele Family History
was awarded First Prize as the
Best Family History
Connecticut Society of Genealogists’ 2002 Literary Awards contest.
This 600-plus page hardbound book is available for purchase now.
Also available for purchase is my book on
Genealogy of the
Ebbets Family of New York
Click here for details
The family history information presented here has been extracted from my home database.
I use Roots Magic to record my genealogical data. While the extract I use for this Web Site is fairly complete, I may have additional information on these ancestors in my home database. I also post my data on the WorldConnect site at RootsWeb.
Please send me an email message if you have a question on anything you find here.
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No genealogical infomation is worthwhile if it is not documented with an adequate source citation. For that reason, I have included my list of sources for each Family History on this web site. Please be aware, however, that these pages are very large. if you click on a source code number, it may take a while for the source page to load. Sorry, but that's how it works....
I welcome correspondence on these families, including (of course) corrections or additions. I am happy to share this information with other genealogical researchers who are pursuing these same lines.
The STEELE Family
presents the ancestors of Ted Steele.
It is mostly a Colonial New England family.
The WOOD Family
the ancestors of Ted's first wife, Sheryl Wood.
It presents some Colonial New England, the Colonial South,
and some French and German lines.
But, before you go dashing off to
there are some other pages here that also might be of interest to you.
(To see them all, be sure to scroll all the way down this page.)
Click HERE to see information on...
Founders of Hartford
Revolutionary War Ancestors
There are some other fun pages you can visit.
In the course of gathering all this Family History information,
I have found some interesting stories.
Or, you can click here...
No Family History is worthwhile
To assist in understanding the sources I used , I have provided a
Bibliography of the major published sources used
to compile these Family Histories.
to see this Bibliography.
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