Author Archives: Meandering Through Our Roots

Solving Mysteries

One of the things that I love about genealogy is solving mysteries.  It is so satisfying when everything suddenly falls into place.  That is what happened with this picture.  I have looked at it for years and years.  No one … Continue reading

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Grandma

Last summer, David and I took a trip to Missouri to do some family history.  We had so many great experiences there.  They held a family reunion for us, and relatives came from all around.  We met some wonderful people. … Continue reading

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My great great grandparents

These are my great great grandparents – Joseph Milton Carnes and Mary Catherine Webb.   Joseph was born in Louisiana and fought in the Civil War.  Mary was born in Texas.    I would love to know more about them … Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Picture

Every Monday I will try to post a picture that is in my family, but we do not know who it is.  I took a picture of this when we were in Missouri this summer.  It was in an old … Continue reading

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One of my keys to the DAR

I found this while wandering around Ancestry.com today.  George Stovall Smith is my 5th great grandfather.  George Stovall Smith served in the militia of Powhatan County, Va as a ensign in Captain Thomas Harris’s company.  Qualified on August 21, 1777. … Continue reading

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One of my favorites…

I received this picture from a relative that I met on the Internet.  This picture was taken in Texas.  The children are:  l to r  Grenade Don Gilliland, Ralph Gilliland, Webb Carnes, Burta Gilliland, Ora Lee Myers (my great aunt), … Continue reading

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Missing…..

  This is my great great great grandfather, David Frank Ribelin.  For many years I hit a brick wall when looking for any information about him.  Then a couple of years ago, David took our daughter to a conference in … Continue reading

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This is where it all started……

I have loved genealogy ever since I was a young girl.  This picture was in an old photo album that my parents had.  I loved this picture!  It intrigued me.  I have always loved old things.  I learned how to … Continue reading

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Great Find!

This is a picture of Thomas Jefferson Trabue and his wife Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Meigs.  Isn’t it beautful?  I found it in a family tree on Ancestry.com.  Thomas Jefferson Trabue was my great grandfather’s brother.  From what I found so … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to our genealogy blog!  Hopefully we will connect with people who are researching the same people we are.  There will be no specific organization to our blog, just pictures, stories and records of ancestors.  If you can help us, … Continue reading

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