Greetings.... New to ALL this

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Greetings....i am new to both wikitree & genealogy.So unsure what "label" that'd be? I do love it ALOT tho.Some days i go why am i doing this? I have no kids to pass this down to....maybe i am trying to find myself in my kinfolk?i am in west Tennessee and try to our nature the Caldwells aren't being so easy in my searches.....i would appreciate any help in my journey. Friends are welcome as well .Glad i found wikitree.-Tammy
in The Tree House by Tammy Caldwell G2G4 (5.0k points)
edited by Tammy Caldwell
I have kids to pass this down to (my tree research) but they don't seem to care. (Maybe they will when they get older?) Anyway I often ask myself the same question.

Anyway, I'm doing it, I enjoy it, and it's been both fun and rewarding. So, kick off your shoes and enjoy your research. Welcome to WikiTree!!

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Hi Tammy,  so glad you joined us!!

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
selected by Pamela Mays
Thanks Tammy for Best Answer!
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Hello Tammy,

Welcome to Wikitree.  I guess you found the best place for your beginning. Our community is friendly, helpfull and a happy family.

Enjoy you journey on Wikitree.
by Guy Constantineau G2G6 Pilot (350k points)
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Welcome to WikiTree Tammy! Happy to have you on board.
by John Noel G2G6 Pilot (711k points)
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Welcome Tammy,  Just take your time working through the research process.   You have found a site that welcomes questions.  Also be sure to look at the help areas.  My plan is working on my own ancestors who were pioneer farmers ...not a famous  person in the bunch, but I  love discovering and documenting their lives.   The  important thing is documentation of good sources.   It is a real rush to find and source a connection that no one else has found.  This site makes it possible to share your discoveries with any future researchers.   Good luck...Enjoy!  Cherry
by Cherry Duve G2G6 Mach 4 (42.7k points)
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Howdy Tammy,
"Why" That IS the Milliion Dollar question and I suppose the answer varies depending on who you ask. "I have no kids to pass this down to" - maybe that's your answer right there. I've often wondered why it is my Father (or anyone else in the family) never took the time to do this, some of us are just born to be the family historian, or at least are born with that desire to find out where we really come from while others dont give it a moments thought. They're missing out if you ask me...
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Hello Tammy. My grandmother was a Caldwell from the WV clan. Some of our ancestors migrated to Harlan County Kentucky, so perhaps others from our family moved on to TN.

If you don't have info on John Acey Caldwell's parents, there is an Ancestry.com tree belonging to paul_scott_stanford that lists them as James Caldwell 1800 - 1848 born in Virginia and married to Rebecca Cleary. And an 1850 census with Rebecca and children, including John aged 22 in District 10, Fayette, Tennessee.

I don't see a link yet between James b 1800 in Virginia and my Caldwell's, but very likely that there is one.

Cheers,

~Pam
by Pam Ellis G2G3 (3.6k points)
It will not be a connection. i have those who have done dna test saying that profile was made before the dna was done.but thank you.but 1850 census is the correct line to follow
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Ditto to what everyone said Tammy. Welcome to  WikiTree and the G2G also.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (465k points)

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