I'm a professional business consultant who picked up the family archivist mantle in my youth - collecting stories, names, genealogies, and family historical documents - in an effort to understand better who we are and what impact we have had throughout history.
My focus has been on several family mysteries throughout the years - gaps in a family line, taboo subjects, and unexplained (perhaps inexcusable) behavior of ancestors. This includes the Little, Bennett, Parsons, Ledbetter, Pickett, Leake, Steele, Wall, Crawford, Covington, Dunn and Harris family lines. My maternal lines from Louisiana are still a challenge - Ardoin, Veillon, Lafleur, etc. - since their origins are not as clear cut as one might imagine.
I have completed many autosomal, mitochondrial, and Y-chromosome DNA tests. I look forward to sharing this knowledge and learning more from traditional practitioners of genealogy as I contribute to WikiTree.
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Leake is 26 degrees from Charlotte Brontë, 17 degrees from Louisa May Alcott, 36 degrees from Victoria Benedictsson, 24 degrees from Rosalind Nield, 23 degrees from Elizabeth Gaskell, 31 degrees from Amy de Leeuw, 20 degrees from Harriet Arbuthnot, 24 degrees from Aurore Dupin de Francueil, 26 degrees from Isabella Crawford and 22 degrees from Barry Smith on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.