My maternal family names are: McMurray, Menzie, Ratnour, King, Schaff/Shaft, Redwood, Tudor, Chandler and Ealy. To put these into geographical context, my main areas of research are in South Gloucestershire, UK; Niagara Falls, Canada; and Madison County, NY. My father's family is from Taiwan (surname 柯). I've done some research on my paternal ancestors but it's slow going with the language barrier.
I know how troublesome nicknames can be for genealogists, so I smile at the irony that I present the same identity challenge with my names. My full name is Elizabeth Tudor Ko. But upon bringing me home from the hospital, my mother felt that this was way too big a name for a little baby. Hurricane Betsy had been in the news just two years earlier and she thought Betsy would be a good nickname (a commentary on my early personality, perhaps?). My Chinese name is 柯妙娜. 妙娜 was given to me by my paternal grandfather and it was his favorite girl's name. I grew up just north of New York City, went to college in Rhode Island, and have been a transplant to the Midwest since the early 90’s. When I’m not doing genealogy, I’m a flutist, teacher and band director. I also spent 15 of my younger years working as a tech in molecular biology labs; I’m excited to learn more about genetic genealogy moving forward.
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