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Fri, Aug 27th - 4:28AM

Chasing Leaves....

Good Morning!  Sorry it has been a while since I last checked in with you all.  I created an account with as well as this one and well, I have been chasing leaves for a week. It has been quite exhillerating!  I haven't gotten much futher on my search for my grandfather's side of the family yet, but I have been able to track my mother's mother's side of the family back to the 1400s in England!  My mom's birthday is in a couple of weeks and I am working on putting together an ancestry book for her.  It is quite exciting!

I am still searching for my grandfather's side of the family.  I have not and will not give up on that. I want to learn as much as I can about them and hopefully one day meet the aunts and uncles I have out there...some where.  We have so much to learn from the past.  These wonderful [and sometimes, not so wonderful] people of our past paved the way for us.  We can learn so much from them.

Well, it's time to get off and head to work.  Praying you all have a great day and happy hunting!



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Tue, Aug 17th - 3:24AM

Speed Bumps Along the Way

Good morning fellow genealogists.  I pray this day finds you well and that your journey is free of the speed bumps we all hit.  I have hit a few over the last couple of days.  I am finding that a lot of my grandfather's family has passed away.  I am finding it difficult to contact his children [that don't know about us, that I know of].  However, I did get to speak with a very kind lady yesterday when trying to contact my dad's brother.  It seems her son has the same name. :)  She shared with me how she and her husband have been married 63 years.  That is so wonderful and she was very encouraging although she didn't know my grandfather.

A word of encouragement to us all...there will be speed bumps here and there but our family [past and present] are a gift to us.  Let's honor and cherish that gift by not giving up.  Take a deep breath, look over your notes, and dig in again!  You can do it!



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Sun, Aug 15th - 1:57PM

Genealogy & Me

Hello!  I am sitting here today thinking just how quickly I am picking up on the genealogy search!  It is exciting and addicting.  I recently [less than a month ago] started researching the grandfather I never knew, Eulus Smith.  You see, I have known for 25+ years that he was out there and he was my grandfather, but I never knew him or how to find him.  I have asked my grandmother and different family members questions but never got definitive answers. I jokingly told my grandmother that I was going to get a copy of her marriage license.  She chuckled and we left it at that. It took me 5 years to do it, but finally I made my mind up that I had to start somewhere.  I knew they were married in Saluda, SC and that it was 1950 when they got married.  I knew my dad was born November of 1950 and they were married before that.  I took a guess from the information grandma had shared with me over the years that it was probably around January or February when they were married.  I took an extended lunch break and drove to Saluda.  I entered the court house, found the probate court's office and slowly walked in.  There was a very kind and helpful lady sitting at the desk.  In less than 5 minutes and 25 cents I had a copy of their marriage license! I finally had something of his....something that probably wasn't important to any one else but it was to me.  I had his signature!  I now knew the correct way to spell his name!  This was my starting point!  I want to know all I can about this man....the good, the bad, and the ugly!  I do not want his physical possessions, just some copies of pictures and someone to share memories.

In just these few weeks I have learned more than I have known in a life time and there is so much more there to know! My dad has siblings he has never met!  Imagine that...having brothers and sisters out there and not knowing them.  That is sad.  I pray that I am able to contact these siblings and connect them with my dad!  I would like to give this gift to him!

I encourage you to search for your family.  Search your history. Live now, but remember the past!  May you be blessed!


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