What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
VA, TN, MS, TX, AR, OK, NM, MO, KS, CO, CA
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
You mean way back in the early 1980s? I had a letter that was written to my grt. aunt, who was into family history. The letter shared about the SMITH family traveling across the country from NY. Then a Morman friend gave me a book called "Meet the Mormans." In it, the trail from NY to IL & MO was traced and info abt. Joseph Smith. WOW, I thought! Were we related to Joseph Smith? That's funny now.
I don't really know. One of my sets of grt-grt grandparents are Robert Terrill Beale and Nancy McKinsey Beale. I know them back to Missouri and Kentucky. Nancy McKinsey's parents were James McKinsey & Lucy Hume. James McKinsey's parents were William McKinsey & Nancy Susan Lampton. Lucy Hume's father was William Hume. I have the McKinseys farther back, but William Hume is the end of the line for my information on Humes. Any of this sound familar?