Born in Waycross, Georgia and reared in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, my heart is in the South. I work in information technology but genealogy is one of my hobbies. If you message me and I don't respond immediately, please don't be offended. I usually run a couple of weeks behind, but I will get back to you.
I am first and foremost a Christian, devoted husband, father, son, brother and grandson. In researching my own family history I eventually branched out and have been working on Southeast Georgia families in general. Hopefully the information that I have posted here will be of some help to others.
I have always been interested in technology, especially computers. That interest led to my career choice. I have worked with computers in some form or fashion since 1990. The Linux operating system captured my attention in 1995, and I have been working with it ever since. I have been a full time Unix and Linux systems administrator since 2001.
As mentioned previously, I also enjoy genealogical research. Uncovering lost family history and solving age-old mysteries is intriguing and fascinating to me. I began my quest to discover my past in the mid 1990's. After taking a break from it for several years, I resumed the hobby in 2010. My activity level ebbs and flows depending on my free time, but I am always on the lookout for clues that may aid in my research.
Another hobby which I recently took up is amateur radio. Many folks know it by the name ham radio. I have always been interested in it, but finally took the plunge and took the required exam to receive my FCC license. I was granted a Technician class license on July 17, 2014 with the call sign KM4DCZ. Since then I have also become a SKYWARN certified storm spotter and have completed several FEMA ICS/NIMS courses. Since I live in an area that sees frequent tornado outbreaks, I want to be able to assist in the community response when such an event takes place.
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Allen is 33 degrees from Massasoit Wampanoag, 16 degrees from Priscilla Alden, 16 degrees from William Bradford, 16 degrees from Mary Brewster, 16 degrees from Mary Cushman, 16 degrees from Elizabeth Howland, 16 degrees from George Soule, 17 degrees from Myles Standish, 17 degrees from Edward Winslow and 19 degrees from Dave Ebaugh on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.