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will join me on this new forum.

I started working on my genealogy in the early 1980's when my dad told me that he wanted to know more about his grandfather John James Shaddix. Since then I have found some very interesting family history on my side of the family and also on Bill's(Graybeard) side of the family. I will be posting some of the history that I have found on our families in the next few days.

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:D Lordy, Mis GB now I'm gonna hafta hide this site from my wife! :-D She started becoming intrested in the Family Tree shortly after the youngest was born in 82 and after we moved back to the farm, she's been at it in ernest! I find the family historys really intresting, but I sure don't have the patience to dig it up! You folks that have the endurance to sit and read through a census just to see if uncle so-and-so was in this place ot that in 1800 have my utmost admiration!!
 

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Excellent! I've been messing around with this for a little while and have found some unusual things. One of my ancestors died on the trip across the Atlantic and was buried at sea. I've also found a branch of our tree online that I can take back to William the Conquerer through a concubine (but I have yet to confirm the info). Kind of cool! I've also found that some of the online searches can be extremely helpful. The site that the Mormons host (familysearch.org) has some very good searching capabilities.
 

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BulterFord45,

Tell you wife I would love to have her input on this forum.

My dad and I have spent many hours looking at census in the Alabama Room at the Anniston/Calhoun County library and I have been amaze at all the places my family have lived over the years.

My brother tell me that I am digging up bones and I guess he is right but I am enjoying every minute of it.

Faye

PS: I forgot to say that the Alabama Room has census index books for alot of the States. It has saved me alot of time looking for census of my ancestors.
 

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Glad to have you join us.

I have found some very interesting things about my mom's Gentzler and Wintermyer lines that came from Germay on the ship "Elliott".
Philip W. Gentzler was around eight years old and Juliana "Uly" Wintermyer was around 5 years old when their families landed in Philadelphia, PA in 1749. They had been friends since childhood. Around 1758 Philip married Juliana in York County, PA. In September 1766 Philip sold his property in York to Valentine Lau. He loaded up his house and farm possessions onto a sturdy Conestoga wagon and headed south down the famous "Great Philadelphia Wagon Road." He was 25 years old, with a wife and five children under the age of eight. On January 12, 1767, Philip purchased land in the valley of the South Fork in Old Mecklenberg County, North Carolina. He was one of the first white settlers to be west of the Catawba River, on a branch of the river called the South Fork.
There is alot more but I will close for now.

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Congratulations Miz GB!!! I've been well schooled that finding the emmigrant ancestors is a biggie!!! :-D

Intresting story. Looking forward to more.

Deb said I could pass along this link, it's one she found recently and is having a good time with it.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
 

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ButlerFord45,

Tell Deb thank you for me and if she has any more to please post them. I will check the site out. Sometimes I wish I could step back in time to meet my ancestors.

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Mrs. GB,

Neat idea. What are the ground rules for this forum? Any problem with posting the family names I'm researching in case someone else is researching the same?
 

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Capt Hamp Cox please do. That's exactly what this forum is for. Faye will be along in a little while probably to talk more about what she has in mind on this forum but it is here for folks to use for posting anything they like about their family history and to ask questions of others.

She's been wanting a geneaology site for quite a spell but hasn't been able to explain to us just what it was she wanted from it so Matt could set it up. She visits some GenForums but they are getting fewer and fewer as the free hosting of forums fades from the scene. Most left are going to paid membership only.


So I opened this one up for her. I'm sure nothing would please her more than to see folks start to using it to ask questions of others about tracing their family history and posting some of what you've found about yours in case it might help someone else with common ancestors.

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Capt Hamp Cox,

Like Graybeard said please do and if you have any stories about your family feel free to post them. If you have any web sites that has helped you in your research please post them, too.


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Mrs. Graybeard;

You caught my attention with the North Carolina to Alabama connection. Members of my mother's family moved from North Carolina to Alabama after the American Revolutionary War. They ended up in the Northeastern Ala.

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Siskiyou,

I would like to hear more about your mother's family. I was born and raised in Calhoun County, Alabama. Graybeard and I live near Jacksonville, Alabama.


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