New member introducing myself

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I'm new here and just saying HI to introduce myself.  I haven't done genealogy in about 20 years because I had a baby and got sidetracked/busy with life.  Now the baby is grown and I love what I see genealogy-wise on the Internet!  Some of the family names that I'm researching are Preston, Swope, Utterback, Sweney, McCurdy, Hess and Hemry.
WikiTree profile: Bonnie Stinchcomb Preston
in The Tree House by Bonnie Stinchcomb Preston G2G Crew (580 points)

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There are 6,252 with the Preston surname listed at WikiTree

Swope has 919, Utterback 530, Sweeney 3,400, McCurdy 1,435, Hess 5,431 and Hemry 83.

If you click on Find at the top right of the page, it will open a menu that includes Surnames. If you have first names to go with the surnames and a birth year, that would help narrow the search.

You can post questions too.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
selected by Cheryl Hess
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Welcome, Bonnie!

I love WikiTree for so many reasons: the philosophy that we are all part of the same, huge family tree, the agreement to work together on our tree, the emphasis on sources (and excellent sources), and the community - especially the community.

If I had one word of advice, knowing you did not ask for any, but giving it anyway (humbly), it would be to read.  Read this G2G, and especially read the help section.  There's a lot to WikiTree, which makes it flexible, and can also seem complicated. Take your time, ask questions, and have fun.

I hope you will find your genealogy "home" here, too.

by Cynthia B G2G6 Pilot (128k points)
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Hello and Welcome to WikiTree, Bonnie! :) I wish you luck on your genealogy journey.
by Greta Moody G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
+7 votes

Hi Bonnie, and welcome to WikiTree. Thank you so much for introducing yourself in our g2g forum. This is the place that you want to come to ask questions about your ancestors, and you will be helped by our members who are willing to answer your questions, if they can.

The next step for you is to upgrade to a family membership (which is 100% free). By doing this, you will be able to add any of your ancestor's surnames as tags, which will connect you to other members who are researching the same last names that you are.

Once again, Welcome to WikiTree Bonnie, and I hope you love WIkiTree as much as I do.

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)

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