2019 · A to Z Challenge · April

A to Z Blogging Challenge: E is for Evelyn

E. Evelyn. Evelyn Fowler Gunter was my granny, my daddy’s mama. She was a character. She didn’t take anything off of anybody. She’d tell you straight up what she thought of something and was to the point about it. You never had to guess where you stood with Granny. When I was a little girl,… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: E is for Evelyn

2019 · A to Z Challenge · April

A to Z Blogging Challenge: D is for Dallas

D. Dallas. Dallas Winfield Greer, that is. Dallas was my husband’s great-great-grandfather through his paternal grandmother. I think that his name sounds might grand. I love it. He was born 23 March 1948. Here is a photograph of Dallas as an infant. Isn’t he adorable? He was in the War Between the States enlisted in… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: D is for Dallas

2019 · A to Z Challenge · April

A to Z Blogging Challenge: C is for Cemetery

C. Cemetery. Over the last thirty-plus years I have spent a great deal of time in cemeteries. I’ve been there for countless funerals, but also as a part of my family history research. One of my favorite things about the older cemeteries is the statuary. One of my favorite types to photograph in a cemetery… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: C is for Cemetery

2019 · A to Z Challenge · April

A to Z Blogging Challenge: B is for Bruce and Bobby

B. Bruce. Bobby Joe. Bruce McClendon, born Robert Bruce McClendon, Jr., is my late father-in-law. I called him “Papa” because that’s what we had decided for our future children to call him. He owned and operated the Western Auto Store in the town where my husband grew up. They had been there for about thirteen… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: B is for Bruce and Bobby

2019 · A to Z Challenge · April · Family History · Genealogy

A to Z Blogging Challenge: A is for Annie

A. Annie. Big Mama. Wife and then widow of Andy. That’s my great-grandmother. She died five years before I was born, thirty-three years after her husband died. I never met her but she had a big impact on my life. She took the lead role in raising my daddy. My grandparents had an unstable marriage… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: A is for Annie

2019 · March · Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Please join Randy Seaver over Genea-Musings for another round of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! For this week’s mission (should you decide to accept it), I want you to: 1)  Using the Facebook “Learn About Each Other” meme that was passed around several years ago, answer the 31 questions as listed below. [Copy and paste the… Continue reading Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

2019 · Books · DNA · February · Genealogy · Reviews

Book Review: Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner

Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner If you are a true genealogist, amateur or otherwise, you need Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner. Let’s start out with the one… Continue reading Book Review: Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree by Megan Smolenyak and Ann Turner