Wait! My dad has a sister!!!

Up until now,  I have discussed some of the routes I had taken in my quest for finding my mother’s line (maternal).  I am sure there is a lot I have missed I will update in the future if they arise. Now I’d like to take you through my father’s line (paternal).  Who did he …

Finding Grandpa…

After finding the Alford register, mentioned in my last post, I plugged in all the information into my tree on Ancestry. From that point, it was all about trying to locate the records to prove their relationships to each other.  I found census records, social security death indexes, and public records. These are all good records as …

On The Hunt

After receiving the response to my inquiry on the McKenzie forum as mentioned in my previous post, I became so excited that I stayed up well into the late hours searching the internet and Ancestry.com.  At the time, I didn’t have the paid subscription for Ancestry.com so not all of the sources were available for …

The Journey Begins

By the time I turned 12 years old, I had lost my grandmothers, grandparents, and my mother.  I don’t recall asking many questions when I was younger about our family, only things like what their names were.   I remember bits and pieces of my childhood like going to the lake, visiting an aunt and uncle, and …