Friday, December 12, 2008

Family Names In My Tree

Future blogs will include the following branches with links under their names leading to them.  I hope to tie them all to this blog as the main entry or portal to them.

My mother's paternal line in the tree that I research are Haas, Grimm, Bauer from Baden, Germany.  Those are my mother's paternal line in the tree.

My mother's maternal branches are Roland/Rowland, Aikens, and Cobb.

My paternal branches include Dunlap, Pleasant, and West. 

My father's maternal line is Gills.    I know of my Grandmother Willie F. Gills, who died when my father was five years old and her mother, my Great Grandmother Eliza Ann Gills.  I do not know Eliza Ann Gills' maiden name.  So, the line ends here for my father's maternal line.  It became one of the famous brick walls for me that I hope to conquer. 

Just a tidbit of information to reveal an interesting life for Eliza Ann Gills that married Williamson P. Gills, who was a Civil War Veteran from Tennessee.  When she married him she had previously been married to one of his cousins and she had two little girls.  My Grandmother and her sister Cora.  So, she already had the name of Gills when she married Williamson P. Gills and the young girls were Gills.  I know this information from my Aunt Violet, my father's sister.

The interesting twist to their story for me to discover is who was the father of my Grandmother Willie F. Gills? 

My blogs will include these family names, with pictures, and many records and documents that I have collected in the past years.

Hopefully as I document the story of their lives it will become an interesting story for all who love Family History and the research process of discovery.

Each discovery has been a jubilant, rewarding discovery.

Today I learned how to back up my blogs at Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers

That is a wonderful site that helps the learning curve to not be so steep!  Thank all of you so much for all the work you do on the Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Holidays Are Here!

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Our son is home from his second tour in Iraq. That truly is something for which I am thankful. We will soon be reunited with him, his family, and our daughter and her family for Christmas. I'm looking forward to the next few weeks.

Not a lot of information in this blog, but I did want to update before it looks like I have neglected it.

I do want to add this link to the website where I am learning HTML Goodies

That is a great site to help the beginner with html.