What? It’s Friday???

One of the important elements of blogging is to post regularly and consistently. Decide how many times a week or month you want to post and then live up to that commitment. Makes sense, right? I thought so! So I decided that it wasn’t realistic to think I would post every day, or even every…

Finding George

It’s been quite the struggle looking for military records for my father, George Wesley Perry, Jr.  I have information for uncles, cousins, grandfathers, great grandfathers, great great grandfathers. But for Dad? Nada, zip, zilch. There’s a website that can be used for searching EVERYTHING about military service and even that comes up with the “Nothing…

Baileytown Cemetery

In the process of researching for the blog, I’ve had opportunities to visit with some family members and have some really cool conversations. Part of one conversation was a brief statement my mom made: “Look into the name Bailey. The Baileys owned Bear Mountain and they are back there somewhere”. Then she gave me a…

Digging Up Bones

Sitting at mom’s little dining room table chatting about ancestry and where our roots are and she clearly knows much more than I thought she might. I ask her what she knows about her father’s military service and she tells me that he never really shared much with the family about that – not unusual…

BCF’s (best cousins forever!)

It’s amazing to me how out of touch a family can become. Cousins that I was close to as a small child but haven’t spoken to in years and years now reaching out to be a part of the ancestry thing. My guess is that many of them feel the way I do… lonesome for…

Finding Me

While surfing social media (as I do quite regularly) I saw an ad for getting your “Ancestry DNA” and couldn’t resist the offer. That same day I sent for my kit so I could get the process started. Now I would learn the geography of my roots! The places where it all began for my family. I wasn’t looking for “who” this time, but for “where”.