Family Tree

Leach Family Tree

Michelle Margaret Leach

Roots Branches and Trees

          I have been actively searching my family tree for several years now.  I thought I would dedicate a page on my blog to links and information I have discovered in hopes that it would be helpful for anyone beginning their search.  I can not tell you how exciting it is to find photos, stories and facts about ones ancestry.  It is like being the detective.

Every time I find someone new I get so excited wondering what discovery or connection I might make.  I try to read up on the time period and history in the local area so I can get an idea what they might have been doing or how they lived.  There are a lot of names on the tree but verifying them can be a task.  One branch, one person at a time.  It will be worth it in the end.

Organizing all the information is time-consuming but I am determined to get it all presentable for my family. Finding pictures and documents is also very exciting.  I, myself, am gathering the ones I have and getting them uploaded so I can add them to the search for others.   It is crazy how fast they can stack up.

The Names ~

Leach, Allen (2 sides), Sullivan, White, Joiner, Ward, Twidwell, Wakefield, Ownby, Bishop, Parker, Ivey, Cannady, Herron, Bland, Howard, Gentry

Pope, Zolman, Tripp, Calvird, Hickman, Whitner, Hughes, Farrar, Murphy, Graybill, Cotner, Stroup, Moyers, Jarrell, Brown, Thurmond, Wilson, Braden

Military ~

Ancestors that served in the

Revolutionary War – 2,

War of 1812 – 1,

Civil War – 2,

WWII – 2

Vietnam – 1

(still researching the connection on 2)

Geography ~






North Carolina





Occupations ~

Farmer, Printer, Justice of the Peace, Preachers, House Keepers, Merchant

(so far…)

Here are a few of my favorite links

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy sites on the Internet

Find A Grave  Cemeteries from all over the country

How To Find Your Roots  Preserving your family history

The US GenWeb Project a free Genealogy site with hundreds of links for the United States

The World Vital Records a collection of vital records from all over the world

Mackley Genealogy   Wayne County, Missouri families

Missouri Digital Heritage


Pope Genealogy

Zolman Family

Zolman Family Reunion 2013

Genealogy Do-Over

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