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.


Becky Jamison said...

I was here! I'm sure having this blog will help bring information to you and may help you connect with other members of these families! I hope so!

Thomas MacEntee said...

Things look good here Carolyn! And if you ever find there's something that isn't covered over at Facebook Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers please let us know!


I was catching up on my blog reading. Not only was the post interesting but I hadn't known how to back up my blog. Thanks for including the link. (PS - Hope you holidays have been happy ones.)

Kevin said...

Hey Carolyn, Happy New Year!

I got Family Tree Maker 2009 from my wife for a Christmas present. I had been using Family Tree Builder that I got as a free download from the web. What software are you using for your genealogical work?

aimee said...

Thank you so much for this post! I had no idea how to backup my blog either!No more worry--yea! (well at least about the blog) :)
Blessings, A

Carolyn said...

Thanks, everyone for taking time to share a comment with me.

Terry, I'll be visiting your blog.

Kevin, I am upgrading from Family Tree Maker 2008 to Family Tree Maker 2009.

Thanks, Amee, I'll come to your blog for a visit soon.

Becky and Thomas thanks for your support and love.