Genealogy of the Pember and Crandall, Hood and Linder families
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Milo and Lizzie on a fishing trip
Milo and Lizzie on a fishing trip

My name is Mike Crandall. I was born in California. I was not there long as my parents brought me back to Mesa, Arizona after two weeks. My mother was taken to California to get her out of the Mesa, Arizona heat while she was pregnant with me. There was very little air conditioning in those days.

My ancestors came mostly from the north and the Crandall's I am descended from were converted to the Mormon faith in 1833 and soon became LDS pioneers traveling across the country from New York to Salt Lake, Utah.

From a branch of my wife Ruthie's family I came across a Cooper book called, "My Legacy". The name for my two websites, "My Ancestral Legacy .com and .org", were greatly influenced from that book.

In 2015 I found that places on the internet where I kept my genealogy online were disappearing so I decided to get my own website to display mine and my wife's genealogy. I decided that, "The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding" (link is below), was what I was looking for. So I purchased it. I have found that the software on this website is very much like my desktop program Ancestral Quest. So now I have a permanent place to display the results of my genealogy research.

I originally intended for this site to be a place where family can collaborate and share genealogy information. So that everyone would not be duplicating each others work. However that role is already taken by FamilySearch Family Tree and family trees in There has been little interest to register and none to stay and help with this project. So now I use this website only to display our genealogy using TNG software.


Not all the information on these pages is authenticated as yet, although I have worked many years at checking and recording sources. If you find errors, have feedback, or can offer additional information, please forward it for inclusion in the project. You can contact me through the contact page.

Personal Notes

I do not use Ancestral Quest or RootsMagic any longer on my computer to record my data. I mainly use Hope Chest and LDS FamilyTree and my FamilyTree in which I love.


Most Wanted - I am looking for information about these ancestors. Can you help?

What's New - View the latest updates made to the site.

Visit my other genealogy website

This is a link to my Crandall legacy

View the AncestryDNA results for Ruth Linder

AncestryDNA uncovered 38 new ancestors of Ruth Hood Linder we did not know we had.

AncestryDNA uncovered 38 new ancestors of Ruth Hood Linder we did not know we had. Page 2

View the AncestryDNA results for Amanda Palmer Houston, who is Ruthie Hood Crandall's granddaughter

View DNA results for Eddie Linder who is Ruthie's brother

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Latest News
18 Jan 2016 - First started this site with TNG version 10.1.3.

3 March 2016 - Received AncestryDNA results for Ruth Linder

4 April 2016 - Received AncestryDNA results for Amanda Palmer Houston

4 April 2016 - Updated the site to TNG version 11

4 April 2016 - Later that day I changed my Template 14 to Bill Herndon's version of Template 8 called NearDark

19 January 2017 - Received DNA results for Eddie Linder