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||Jo Gill was involved in the westward expansion of the USA.|
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I'm an amateur genealogist, a frustrated English teacher, and wannabe librarian. I like things neat and tidy. My long-term employer retired me two years ago and I needed something more to do than tend my wonderful garden. I had started searching for my mother and grandmother's people about four years ago and got nowhere. I seems that my maternal line consists of rogues, renegades, and runaways! They dodged every census, went through men like a deck of cards, and never allowed a photo of them.
My paternal line is well documented by the Mormon Church. The Gill-Morrison line came from the Welsh coal mines to Zion (Utah); they went from hewers to pioneers, to farmers, to newspaper men and respected members of the church and society.
Which explains my lopsided family tree.
I live in Hawthorne, Nevada, but I was born in a small mining town (how redundant is that). Ruth, Nevada, is a Kennecott copper town not too far from Ely, on Highway 50 - The Loneliest Road in America. I have a personal weather station, a round house, dogs, cats, and chickens.
I moved home to Nevada in 2017. Bought a lot and put up a Deltec kit house - 10 sides, 500 square feet, deck and hot tub. Hawthorne is in a big valley at 4,234 elev. with mountains all around. Mt. Grant (11,285) is my west view.
Some days I check the time and realize that I have not changed out of my PJs, fed the pets, or watered the potted plants. But I found my great-great-grand aunt's birthdate - and it only took six hours!
Needless to say - I am hooked.
My PWS (Personal Weather Station): https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KNVHAWTH3
I have my birth certificate and my mother's.
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PS your page is Amazing !
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On 31 Jul 2018 at 14:20 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
Thanks for participating Jo!
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On 9 Jul 2018 at 23:08 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote: