Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Family Genealogy Project

Posted by Paula

I've been researching my family's genealogy for about 17 years, and I've made a lot of progress with it. When I was first out of college and living in Knoxville, I would attend genealogy seminars and conferences as often as I could. Usually, I was the only person under 60 who attended. I loved it! There's nothing like sitting in a dusty archive room and finding a clue that reveals something about an ancestor's life. It's like working a never ending puzzle, and I thrive on it!

Since Michael and I have been married and our lives have been so hectic, I took a little break from doing research. I've missed it, but I'd work on it a couple of times a year for a day or two just to say I'd done SOMEthing. I'm trying to make it more of a priorty again, as I enjoyed it so much.

Below is the list of names I'm researching. If anyone out there has any genealogy research on any of the listed sirnames, I'd love to chat to see if we're researching the same lines! Please contact me!!

Argyll, Atheling, Bolten, Boucher, Boyd, Bradley, BRUCE, Bryant, BUSSELL, Butcher, Campbell, Cranston, Cunningham, Demautlent, Dethirlstane, Drummond, Dunbar, Duncan, Empson, Estice/Estes, Fitzwalter, Fleming, Foley, Fotheringham, Gibson, GRANT, Gwilim, Hamilton, Hatfield, Holland, Hunter, IRVIN, Langston, LAUDER, LAUDERDALE, LAY, LESKO, Lindsay, MacDommnal, MacEchdach, MacFergusso, MAITLAND, McFarland, PETTUS, PHILLIPS, RAGLAND, REITENAUER, RIDENOUR, ROSE, Seton, SEXTON, Stewart, WEBB, WHITAKER, WHITEAKER.

Quite the list, I know. I've capitalized those I'm most interested in gathering information (or those with the closest ancestors. The primary countries to which these lines tie are England, Scotland, Wales, France and Germany. My Campbell line apparently ties to the Cherokee nation.

Would love to share info if any are working on some of the names, as well!


Janet said...

I find it quite astonishing that not ONE of those names can be found in my OR Scott's family tree. However, I do know some Lauderdales. Originally from Alabama.

Kristin said...

You're right, we do have a lot in common! I looooove genealogy research, though it sounds like you've gone a lot farther with it than me. I just do whatever I can from the comfort of my own Internet.

You're pets are SO CUTE.

JEWEL said...

We have a family name in common. Email me at sleeplessinwisc at gmail dot com. I have always been interested in doing family research but just haven't made that step. There seems to be alot of resources, its hard to know which ones are reliable. Your dogs are cute, what breed is Molly?