Roots Branches and Trees
I have been actively searching my family tree for several years now. I thought I would dedicate a page 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 one’s ancestry. You become a detective.
Every time I find someone new I get excited wondering what discovery or connection this will lead to. I try to research the time period and history in the local area where my ancestor lived 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 and verifying them can be a tedious task. But it becomes worth it when you connect to the right ones. One branch, one person at a time. It really is an amazing journey.
One of the most time-consuming areas of researching is organizing all the information. I am determined to get it all presentable for my family. Finding pictures and documents is also very exciting. I have uploaded a lot of family photos for the future researchers. I believe in sharing information. The more we share the easier the search.
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
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)
Farmer, Printer, Justice of the Peace, Preachers, House Keepers, Merchant
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