So I received a message this week that my 7-year-old nephew had a school project and needed to know an ancestor who had immigrated to the US. I can bet that my sister did not expect me to give her a list of nearly 40 ancestors for her son dating back to the 1600s! Once I had completed that little project, I was still feeling that genealogy itch, and since I’ve let my subscription to Ancestry.com expire, I decided to play with the website a bit. I cancelled the subscription for multiple reasons, yes, it is quite expensive, but too many times when I start researching, my ADD kicks in and I get lost in the research I’m doing. Without having that rabbit hole to jump down into, and this genealogy bug getting to me, I may actually get somewhere with this site (at least until the next squirrel comes along to distract me!).
I’ve updated a few pages and posted some new ones that needed to be posted. Thank goodness for the Internet Archive! With that handy tool, I have not lost all of the work I had done 8 years ago! If you’d like to see the old content, click here. Just keep in mind that the Internet Archive does not have 100% of the site, and the formatting didn’t save too well.
Updates made this evening include:
- Fixing the McGee Family page
- Fixing the Thomas McGhee and Margaret Stewart page
- Adding the James Joseph McGhee and Mary Ann Neidigh page
- Adding the Justice Family page
- Adding the Dobbins Family page
- Adding the James Alexander Dobbins and Elizabeth Perkins page
- Adding a link on the Olivia Gillespie Corel page to Bobby Dobbins Title’s blog post of Olivia’s obituary
Not too bad for a few hours work!
I’ve also heard from a few people who have visited the site since my last post, including a descendant of Louisa, a descendant of George Herbert Vann (grandson of Olivia via Gertrude McGee), a descendant of Caldwell McGee (brother of James Joseph McGhee), and someone sharing the Mattingly (Matney) DNA Surname Project (perhaps of interest to Henry Highland or Matney descendants).