My name is Tammy Sue Rich-Ansley. I recently got married to a wonderful man. I have been rather busy taking care of myself health wise and now my husband. I have always been interested in geneology, but not sure how to make it all come together. I found this site back in 2017 I believe it was, then I also found Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com. I set up my profiles on both of those sites, but I have not had the funds to keep them going. I also have an app on my phone called FamilyTree, that has also found some information about my dad's side of the family. I am not sure how to bring all of these together. Perhaps someone could tell me how to do this?
I have found some information that I was searching for from my mother's side of the family, but I am still at a standstill with that. My mother's father had nothing to do with my mother, so I do not know hardly anything about his side of the family. I did find out that he was in the military, and I did find out that he was married twice after my grandmother. I have an aunt and an uncle that I never met. I have no idea how to find them either. The thing that makes everything come to a standstill is that my grandfather was adopted. I am with the understanding that he was adopted within the family, but that is all. Also, he was only named with initials, so it has been a brick wall for me, if you will. Any further assistance would greatly be appreciated.
I am fighting to get on disability now, so once I get my disability started, I want to get my DNA test done, so that I may be able to get further in my family search.
Any further suggestions at this point would be greatly appreciated at this point as well.
I am looking for the following surnames:
Rich, Whitehead, Preacher, Woods, Cotton/Cotten,Gallagher, Allison, Knight, Womble, Self. These are the names I know of right now. I do know that my great or great-great grandfather Pruitt Albert Cotton/Cotten was of Choctaw Native American. I do not know how to locate this information either. I can only have six (6) tags for the Surnames/Tags, so the highlighted names above are the other names that I have interest in searching as well.
Any help from here would be so helpful.