Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Something Special

I have found my genealogy research to be very addictive, fun, interesting, and so much more. But the best part is how rewarding it can be when you can share what you have found with others, especially those close to you.

As a genealogy researcher don't be stingy with you finding. When you share with other it will come back to you ten fold. I recently stumbled across the email of the great granddaughter of my husbands great great grandfather William Monroe Conner. Donna was more than happy to share information with me and I shared what I could with her. Later I got the very pleasant surprise that she was more than happy to share pictures with me. That's the best! It's great to find information and even stories about your ancestors, but to get pictures is icing on the cake!

My mother-in-law Kathy and her mom Estell showed up Saturday for a visit with us. I set down and shared all the new information with them that I had just discovered, some of it while they were driving up here. They were so excited and happy, but the best part was to see how much Grandma looked like an ancestor she didn't even know she had. Rachel E Martin was William Monroe Conner's mother, so she would have been Grandma's great grandmother. Here is a picture of each.

Now Grandma and Mom are on their way to pick up Grandma's Sister to bring back here so I can share all the stories and pictures about their family with them.

Now if we could only find information on Grandma's mother and her family. All we know is her name was Flora Mae Manning, daughter of Tom Manning, her mother's name is unknown. She was born in OK in 1911 and died after child birth in TX in 1940. Grandma was only 10 when she died and wants to know more about her mother than anyone else.

So get on the internet and find other relative. Let's share our stories and pictures in order to preserve the history of our ancestors who weren't famous enough to end up in the history books.


Word Tosser said...

When you first started your search, you put a site on your blog. So I gave it to my daughter, who was trying to find some information on my side. And she has a friend who loves to search the web for information.
What came out of that, was finding a whole lineage of my mother's side. Which we only had three generations. We now have 8 generations... and the nicest part is there was DAR information that my grandchildren can use in case they want to go to college. As there are some DAR scholarships. There are holes in the search but we have 95% of it.
Now the gal is helping someone who was adopted who had a small part of information on her real parents. So they are finding information for her......
see what you started... THANK YOU!!

amyrebba said...

I'm so glad I could help. It's so addictive and interesting for me to do. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Anonymous said...

Ok. This is my husband's great great grandmother. I know because her picture is in his grandmother's house. Exactly the same one you have on the Internet!! You are definitely related to my husband. Please email us rsl@gvtc.com

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