I'm an amateur genealogist, a frustrated English teacher, and wannabe librarian. I like things neat and tidy. My long-term employer retired me and I needed something more to do than tend my wonderful garden. I had started searching for my mother and grandmother's people about ten years ago and got nowhere. It 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 themselves.
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 of coal to pioneers, farmers, 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 birth date - and it only took six hours!
Needless to say - I am hooked.
|Gen. No.||Relation to Jo Gill||Total Possible Profiles||On Wikitree||Sourced||Biography||Genealogically Defined|
|4||Great Grandparent||8||6||6||7||6 (75 %)|
|5||2nd Great Grandparent||16||12||12||12||12 (75 %)|
|6||3rd Great Grandparent||30 (-2)*||12||12||? (?%)||? ( ? %)|
|7||4th Great Grandparent||60 (-4)*||8 ( ? %)||?||? (?%)||? ( ? %)|
|8||5th Great Grandparent||120 (-8)*||? ( ? %)||?||? (?%)||? ( ? %)|
|9||6th Great Grandparent||240 (-16)*||? ( ? %)||40||18 (45%)||? ( ? %)|
|10||7th Great Grandparent||480 (-32)*||29 (6%)||26 (90%)||16 (55%)||2 (7%)|
|11||8th Great Grandparent||960 (-64)*||29 (3%)||27 (93%)||17 (67%)||0 (0%)|
I have my birth certificate and my mother's birth and death certificate.
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