I have stepped away from actively researching my family tree. I have a new job that keeps me quite busy and I find that while I still have tons of interest, I have little time to actively research.
I still check in here from time to time and would love to communicate with far-flung and shirt-tale cousins.
16 February 2016
My current area of interest is my Crew family line. There seems to be quite a jumbled mess of Crew here on WikiTree. I don't want to add to that mess, so I am going through all my Crew line and getting documentation before adding the profiles here.
I want to thank Richard Hollenbeck  for agreeing to take on the challenge of sorting the Crew line here on WikiTree.
If you have an interest in Crew, Crews, Crewe name, consider joining the one name study.
11 October 2013
I've been working on my family tree since the late 1980's. My private tree on Ancestry is where I store all my information on direct and extended family. I decided I would add each person in my direct line manually to WikiTree, working on connections and sources as I go.
Thomas Lafayette Bynum [1890–1952] - My paternal grandfather. I have collaborated with several Bynum researchers through the years, from shirttail cousins to direct descendants. I own a copy of the book, " Bynum and Baynham Families of America 1616-1850".
Virgil Cancil Crew [1909–1979] - My maternal grandfather. (Also CREWS) *** I am currently verifying my line and related CREW/CREWS lines. Much of the CREW/CREWS tree here on WikiTree is quite a mess. I hoping to straighten out at least my two lines. Two separate, but related lines merged with the marriage of James Crew and Ann Crew in 1773 in Virginia. (They were Quakers.)
Connected to the Crew surname. - There are at least three Gerrard/Gerard Robert Ellysons and they are all my direct ancestors. WikiTree has them so mixed up and tangled, I fear they will never be correct.
I have two Hefner lines that married each other in 1867. John Lafayette Hefner [1837–1923] (I know little about his ancestors.) and Nancy Elizabeth Hefner [1849–1885] (I know more about her ancestors.) - 2nd great-grandparents.
Elizabeth Malone is my 4th great-grandmother. She married into the Crew family. [I own a copy of the book, 'Malone and Allied Families: Second and Revised Edition' by Randolph A. Malone. Copyright 1996. It's a whopping 1418 pages of golden information on the Malone family in the United States.]
Joseph Wersdoerfer [1809–1855] - My 4th great-grandfather. Immigrant ancestor and founding member of the city of New Braunfels, Texas.
Regina De León's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Regina or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Regina:
Regina (Bynum) De León:
AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A544990, Ancestry member KinfolkNews
I started trying to make some corrections on the Ellyson line. I'm a full time student right now. I have some suggestions but need to look further at the mess. Sigh.... Please feel free to email me questions anytime. Sometimes I get caught up in homework so don't hesitate to send me a reminder if I don't respond quickly.
Wow Regina, I did not know the research on Rosemond Blow-10 may be incorrect. Its the first I've heard of it. Is there anyway you can scan that page of the book and I can post it or transcribe the section of what it says exactly? I'll look into this. Thanks for letting me know. Mindy
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