Hi ! Like any other personal web site, this site contains links to my passions in life. Ranked right at the top of the list is, of course, my family and my puppy. Following at the heels would be genealogy.
Genealogy is defined as a record or table showing the descent of an individual or family from a certain ancestor or ancestors. What they fail to mention in that definition is the fact that once starting the search for your descent, your life seems to change. At least for the majority of us.
The changes are subtle at first, when you realize you are finding yourself spending more and more time in search of that elusive ancestor(s). You do strange things like walking in fields of stone and marble; staring at undecipherable writing that occurred during a century or two before you were born; and, if lucky enough to live close to a county courthouse with your ancestor's records, mulling through the dust covered, well worn records of time past.
Besides learning whence you came, you also find yourself in the midst of some very fine people. Genealogists are some of the most caring and sharing folks I have come across in my lifetime. You also become in some instances members of a quite large extended family. For someone who was an only child this meant as much to me as finding out that an ancestor I was looking for was not a male, but a female ending two years of chasing that wild goose.
Can you help? My direct lines stayed in Tennessee once they got there, my parents were the first to leave the area, never returned to live there. I've recently come into possession of some old snapshots of my ancestors and their siblings. One sibling had moved to Texas, but came back to visit. I am having a bit of a problem trying to locate these people. Maybe you can help, especially if you are a "Jones" from the Collin Co/Dallas Co Texas area.
Most of my ancestors are of German heritage with some Irish, Scottish and English thrown in. However, the one thing they have in common is they all hit the beautiful hills of East Tennessee and remained. Located on the following pages you will find a lot of the people that made my existence possible, my ancestors. Please feel free to browse those pages and should you find a common ancestor between us, don't hesitate to write and say "howdy, cousin."
Since being bitten by the genealogy bug back in 1995, I have been helped by many people over the years with my research. I felt the need to give back to the genealogy community. Listed below are the internet sites I developed and maintain as my contribution to the fascinating world of genealogy.
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
The Bible Family
I don't spend all my time on genealogy, although sometimes others would argue with me on that note. I really do relax and enjoy the company of my husband and our "puppy."
Actually as of the update of this page, you might still call me a 'newlywed' having only been married since June 2000. If you would like to take a peek on our wedding day, I don't mind.
When we married, I became the "mom" of a 13 year old Bassett Hound named Marvin. However, our hearts broke in two when he passed on in February 2001. Three months later we were looking to fill the void, and Skyler came into our lives. Skyler is a Cairn Terrier and very full of himself. Like all proud "parents," lots of pictures have been taken of our fur baby, have a look through our photo array of Skyler, I am sure you will enjoy the antics we captured for posterity.
Thank you for visiting my page, any comments and/or suggestions are appreciated. Please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org