New member introducing myself

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Hi,

Just discovered this on a whim while doing a random search on Familysearch.com for an 6X grandfather in Germany to see how hard it would be to find someone without Ancestry or any of that stuff. I've done a lot of digging and will start putting stuff on here. Please be patient waiting for sources from me. I have a lot of first hand and a lot of uncooperative relatives, but I'll do my best.

Originally from Indiana, most of my relations seem to come from UK, western Europe, and migrated in from the Carolinas, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Virginia territories to the Midwest, mostly Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

What I'll be looking for the most seems like photos and portraits (obviously, don't we all), service records, and grave markers.

I'll also at some point put up my wife's fairly detailed tree at some future time, but let's get my mess of a tree in order first.

Thanks for having me, and I hope to be able to help someone else out in the future too.
WikiTree profile: Chris Umbreit
in The Tree House by Chris Umbreit G2G Rookie (290 points)

1 Answer

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Welcome to WikiTree and thanks for joining. When I found this place only two months ago, it has changed the way I do research. Who is your sixth great grandfather in Germany? I am working on German profiles.
by Steven Greenwood G2G6 Mach 1 (17.0k points)
I’m interested for sure. I still haven’t gotten that deep on that side. Biologically I think that my father’s side leans more Dutch, but i am sure there is a lot more there as I keep digging.

Thanks for the reply.

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