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My love of genealogy was passed down to me from my grandmother. I have dabbled in it on and off throughout my adult years, but the last three or four years I have been consumed by the endless quest for greater knowledge of my family history. While I am certainly in the “amateur” genealogist category, my hope is to continue honing my research skills and knowledge so that I may not only enhance my own family history research, but help others with theirs as well. This blog will chronicle my research adventures & hopefully many great discoveries!
My research focus is mostly in in the South, including those my ancestors enslaved. I have recently discovered a line that leads to the Mayflower and Plymouth, Massachusetts so this has been the focus of of most of my recent queries. Frequently I am compelled to write on social issues as they collide either with family history or public history. I hope you’ll indulge me in my commentary and contribute to the conversation!
I hold a BA in History and Political Science, as well as a Master of Public Administration. I am currently a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Arkansas Genealogical Society. I am also a member of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, where I serve as a member on the Board of Directors as Social Media and Marketing Coordinator. I am have served as Secretary of the The NextGen Genealogy Network. Additionally, I am a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and working on applications for the Huguenot Society, and the Jamestowne Society. One day I will get them all done!
Whether you are a “genie” yourself, or just curious about your own family tree, I hope you find this spot to be thoughtful, engaging, and helpful in your own family history search.
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