Generations of Genes Copyright © Phyllis Jeans 2000
All rights reserved ISBN 0 473 03868 4
PEMM Publishing Cambridge, New Zealand
Autumn 1960 Kenley Studios Hamilton
Simple chronicles concerning the lives of the traced ancestors of
Sons and daughter of Bruce Jeans (younger son of James Walter Jeans and Dorothy Olive May Potts) and Phyllis Evelyn Margaret Mitchell (younger daughter of Bruce Alexander Mitchell and Evelyn Margaret Williams).
These stories begin with their four grandparents and reach back ‘time out of mind’. The threads of memory and the prints of recorded events are followed back to the inevitable brick wall. As each generation shapes the following one – both genetically and by the environment provided, we may well feel a tenuous linking back through the years to earlier ancestors. Parents influenced their children who in turn influenced their children who in turn . . .