My grandparents and their ancestors are the focus of this website. Please look around and let me know if you find a connection.
I began researching my family history in 2002 after re-reading some of my maternal grandmother’s writings. When she died in 1978, I looked at the fill-in-the-blanks family history book she completed and her life story written in a spiral notebook but put them out of my mind for years. For some reason, I picked them up again in 2002, and the rest is, well, the family history.
In 2007, I published a family tree website and added a blog in December 2009. I started blogging to record family stories and research experiences in an effort to spoon-feed information to my family. I thought in small written doses, they might actually pay attention to what I was saying. I’m not sure how successful I’ve been with that, but blogging has been a great experience and led to many friendships and opportunities I could not have imagined.
I served on the Federation of Genealogical Societies board from May 2014 through December 2018, seven months as a director and four years as secretary and chair of the FGS Publications Committee. I served as Vice President of the Kentucky Genealogical Society in 2014 and 2015 and chair of the KGS Technology Committee 2013 through 2015.
The information on this site is for non-commercial use and not for re-publication (including copying to other websites). While names, dates, and places are in the public domain, the material I wrote falls under copyright protection. I understand that by posting my research online I am giving up complete control over its use and trusting visitors to respect copyright law. The contacts I’ve made over the years because of this website make that risk worthwhile.
I hope you find something of interest. I’m always glad to hear from anyone connected to the families included here and welcome corrections. Feel free to e-mail me.