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I'm a retired architectural engineer living in the Midwest.  Not long after my retirement in 2010, I became involved in researching family cemeteries in Arkansas.    which was my segue into researching family history. I've reconnected with family members I haven't seen in decades and have been introduced to "very distant cousins" with common interests. While my husband is a great sport and travels to family cemeteries with me; my greatest ally and one true enthusiast is my cousin Iver Jacobson.  When Roger and I went to Hawaii, I lured him into visiting the National Cemetery of the Pacific by pointing out it's location in a volcanic crater with an incredible view of Honolulu...... I certainly smiled when he asked "Well, who do we know buried here?", as if he missed our traditional search for a grave.
CAUTION: The comments below are certainly tedious, I'm practicing "In Line" sources.
I'm fortunate to have a personal copy of "Sisk; Book of Ages" and am willing to do look ups for anyone that contacts me.
Ellison Plunkett is still a brick wall  but I've broken the brickwall for Stephen McReynolds, who died in Arkansas.  and for Thomas Jefferson Hamilton who died in the same county. Success is be attributed to stubbornly searching census records with incredibly aggressive wildcards (for butchered names), and following the records of family groups migrating together.
My motto: Sources but only the "free" ones please.
On 10 Oct 2018 at 08:58 GMT Cindy (McHaffie) Friend wrote:
On 4 Oct 2018 at 01:41 GMT Marsha (Cramer) Baker wrote:
Have a good evening. Marsha Cramer Baker
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On 7 Jun 2018 at 04:02 GMT John Cruz wrote:
I just wanted to say hello!
And to share that we are 24th cousins (once removed). Our common ancestor is Fernando Alfonsez (Castilla) de Castilla. King of Spain. He is your 24th g-grandfather and my 23rd. Use the Wiki Relationshipfinder and please check it out.
I don't know if you are aware that we also share 34 more ancestors before him, up to 30 generations, who are monarchs and nobles of France, Spain, England, Germany, etc.
Beyond that, the older ancestral trail gets even more interesting to explore! Did you know that because your roots were in the Monarchy of Europe, your ancestors represent many different countries? There are ancestors in your family tree, who you'd likely be astonished to discover!
Just wanted to share this information, and to say Hi cousin!