Hi - I find myself revisiting my brick walls of late, and I found myself back here after a lengthy absence. I am still working on my Steere, Fletcher, Lavelle and those families that connect.
Hi there! I'm currently living in Marin County, CA, but am a native of Maryland. I belong to the Marin County Genealogical Society and am on the Board. I've been researching since 2005, and am primarily self-taught, learning by doing. I was an early-adopter of Ancestry DNA and several family members have tested also, which has been very helpful in my research. I married in 2017 and have been subsequently built a tree for my husband's family. When his father, who was adopted at birth in 1942 took a DNA test, I was able to piece together his birth family tree from shared matches, learning about NPE research as I went. I'm now coming back around to take more formal training and pick up the pieces I've missed along the way. I'm also hoping this community might assist with some of my brick walls - I've posted one such puzzle in a Surname Group already!
Hi, everyone! I'm taking the course Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist and I just found out about Genealogy Wise today. I recently started a blog at https://smartcanyongen.wordpress.com/. I would like to become a professional genealogist and I spend a lot of time learning about every genealogy related. I started tracing my family tree when I was 15 years old and have continued on and off for many decades now. I have a lot of family support for which I am grateful. My weaknesses right now are having enough patience to write a decent research report and not to lost focus on the project at hand. The families I am researching are from the midwest and the south. Some surnames in my line are Popplewell, Satterfield, Turpin, Martin, Ames, Witham, Blass, Ohl, Ooton/Wooton, and Hochstetler.
My name is Nelda Rodgers and I started researching my genealogy based on a descendant chart my great grandfather sent his Bible in order to prove he was an heir of Jacob Baker in Pennsylvania. I learned this was part of a Baker Family Hoax. The second reason I started looking was because my grandfather and his famiy thought my great great grandfather abandoned after his first wife died.
The surnames I am researching on my dad's side: Baker, Childers, Duncan, Pearson, Rodgers/Rogers, Smith. On my mother's side: Gann, Griffith, Patterson, Steen, Wood.
Great stories! Any way I can help? I live in Iowa now, but moving to the SW as soon as it is safe. I have Rogers on the Mayflower, SMITH in England and Canada