If anybody wants to be added to the Trusted List and/or be made Profile Manager of any of my profiles, just message me. I have made a lot of profiles on here, and our ancestors belong to all of us! :)
Also FYI: a lot of the really interesting stuff is in My Free Space Profiles
"The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." -- William Faulkner
Genealogy is an interesting blend of interests to me. There are those folks who are interested in going as far back in time as they can, and building their family tree with names and dates. I tend to be a bit more into the family history side of it (especially since I have two previous genealogists in my family tree who already did extensive work tracing the lineage back, so my main tree is fairly well built already). Of course, I love the thrill of "discovery" when I am rooting around in a box of old photos or hear a family story from an older relative - but I think it's equally satisfying (and important!) to organize those old photos and stories in a way that they can be shared with those who come after us and are looking to rediscover the past. (That is why I am on Wikitree!) In other words, I am more interested in going "deep" than "broad," so to speak.
Every part of my family line has been a part of the American South for a very long time. I have in my lineage people from all walks of life -- veterans, farmers, judges, landowners, adventurers, businessmen. And, slaveholders. I don't believe in whitewashing or romanticizing the past, and that's part of the past. As of this writing I have uncovered 8 slaveholders who owned around 80 slaves. In the future I hope to tell more of this part of the story.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner
Digital Afterlife Instructions : this is my permission that upon my demise, for my family to have first priority , then if they decline the responsibility, the Wikitree staff, to manage the profiles where I act as PM, in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. June 1, 2018
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