My Favorite Genealogy Story: All in the family

My Favorite Genealogy Story: All in the family

I’m a genealogist and loving it.  This is one of my favorite stories.

 

The following story is from the MyGenShare.com Archives of the Everton Genealogical Helper as told by Mrs. R. E. Williams in January 1979.

Much to my amazement, I uncovered a very interesting story. As I was unearthing grandparents of the 1700 vintage, I perceived myself to be a triple duplicate of the very same progenitors. My genes must be so concentrated  that I am a self-contained clone. Continue reading

My Favorite Genealogy Story: A desire to learn more

My Favorite Genealogy Story: A desire to learn more

I’m a genealogist and loving it.  This is one of my favorite stories.

 

The following story is from the MyGenShare.com Archives of the Everton Genealogical Helper as told by Edward A. Harvey in November 1985.

While I had a certain amount of curiosity about my family history it was not until my mother’s funeral several years ago that I became actively interested in genealogy.

I was my mother’s child by her second husband and had one half sister, Marjorie, the child of the first husband. At my mother’s funeral I was introduced to Marjorie’s elderly Aunt Sophia. After looking at me closely Sophia said, “You look like Uncle Billy Maxey.” Although I knew one of my great grandmother’s maiden name was Maxey I had no idea what she meant. Continue reading

My Favorite Genealogy Story: As time goes by

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I’m a genealogist and loving it.  This is one of my favorite stories.

 

The following story is from the MyGenShare.com Archives of the Everton Genealogical Helper as told by Warren Houck in September 1993.

Some children grow up never knowing their Dad. And there are others who may never know, who their Grandparents were or where did they go. If for you, the above is true, here are some things that you should do.

Go post haste and talk to a few, Grandparents, an Aunt or an Uncle or two. Write down the things you have seen or heard, along with the places and dates they occurred.

On the back of photos, new and old, record who, when and where, so the facts will unfold.

For how many times, when viewing an old print, you were not sure, who they were, or what the event. Continue reading

My Favorite Genealogy Story: Dad fixed it!

My Favorite Genealogy Story: Dad fixed it!

I’m a genealogist and loving it.  This is one of my favorite stories.

 

The following story is from the MyGenShare.com Archives of the Everton Genealogical Helper as told by Susan E. Clark in September 1984.

When I first began working on the family history I was having a difficult time tracing my mother’s family of Moore ancestors. I asked here if it had always been spelled that way and she assured me it had always been M-o-o-r-e. Continue reading

My Favorite Genealogy Story: Genealogy can come from anywhere

 

My Favorite Genealogy Story: Genealogy can come from anywhereI’m a genealogist and loving it.  This is one of my favorite stories.

 

The following story is from the MyGenShare.com Archives of the Everton Genealogical Helper as told by Hoyt M. Foster Vanderpool in January 1982.

We have been searching for my grandmother’s family for a long time. We had about given up when we received a phone call from an Art Wilmot of Blackfoot, Idaho. Comparing notes, we discovered his grandfather was a brother to my grandmother and we made plans to go to Idaho to meet this living relative of grandma’s. Continue reading

My Favorite Genealogy Story: Smiths – A miniscule chance

My Favorite Genealogy Story: Smiths - A miniscule chance

I’m a genealogist and loving it.  This is one of my favorite stories.

 

The following story is from the MyGenShare.com Archives of the Everton Genealogical Helper as told by Mary Abernathy Seal in March 1994.

One day last year I found myself with some unexpected spare time on my hands, so I went to the local LDS library While browsing through the computer, a couple of library volunteers in the same room were talking about their research, and one of them made a comment about her SMITH line. I chimed in, “Oh, my husband has a SMITH line, and I haven’t had the nerve to start working on it yet.” Continue reading

My Favorite Genealogy Story: A.C. Benight – Acey B. Knight

My Favorite Genealogy Story: A.C. Benight - Acey B. Knight

I’m a genealogist and loving it.  This is one of my favorite stories.

 

The following story is from the MyGenShare.com Archives of the Everton Genealogical Helper as told by Anita Benight Weir in July 1976.

When my grandfather, Albert Clayton Benight moved to Montgomery County, Iowa, he asked for credit at the only store in town, and gave his name as “A. C. Benight”. Continue reading