I first became interested in genealogy through my mother - she often spoke of her grandmother and great-grandmother's families. I was particularly interested when I realized they each married a man with the same uncommon surname, Dygert. (Yes, all has been explained.)
One day my late husband (then fiancé) and I were in a computer store. He was taking forever at what he was looking at, so I was wandering around and came upon one of the early editions of Family Tree Maker. At first I thought, no, I don't really know enough to spend money on software. And besides, where will I find the time? Which is very funny to look back on, now! As I kept waiting for Dan, I kept going back to the FTM box, and finally decided to get it. The rest, as they say, is history!
In addition to genealogy, I love to read, especially mysteries and urban fantasy. Favorite TV shows are Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, and Walking Dead (although sometimes, while going "ewww!" during the last of those, I wonder why). And we have quite the little zoo, with horses, miniature donkeys, and llamas.
Project Coordinator for the Tennessee Project. Tennessee is home to several of my father's ancestral lines, and I'm so excited to be part of this project!
Lambert Name Study
My special interest is in Lamberts who migrated from Tennessee to southern Illinois:
Lambert Families of Tennessee and Southern Illinois.
Landulph, Cornwall One Place Study
Home of some of my earliest known ancestors.
Illinois Resource Page, U. S. Civil War
My gg/grandfather fought in the 120th Illinois Infantry. He came home. His younger brother was also in the 120th, but died at the Siege of Vicksburg.
Company G, 120th Illinois Infantry. Creating profiles of the other soldiers in my gg/grandfather's company.
Cherry, Illinois Mine Disaster, 1909. 259 men died because an untrained boy put a coal car full of hay under a kerosene torch.
Southern Pacific Locomotive 704 Boiler Explosion, 1912. San Antonio, Texas - at least 26 victims, probably more; some bodies were incinerated in the explosion.
To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreer, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists:
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