I live in beautiful Sonoma County, California with my husband. Our two grown daughters and grandchildren reside in a neighboring state. My husband and I accepted early retirement when our employers downsized. My prior work experience doing data research and analysis has helped me tremendously while doing genealogy research.
In the mid 1970's my mother handed me paperwork that covered her family and my father's family back to my 3rd great grandfather on each side. This included sisters, brothers, dates, places, letters, family stories and photos. I started verifying what she had collected at the Genealogy Library of Virginia in Richmond. After moving to California I was able to continue at a local Family History Library and during trips back to Virginia.
During the past twenty years I have continued my quest to discover where the branches of my family were from prior to America. I am very fortunate that both sides of my family arrived in Virginia and remained there, with a few exceptions of jumping over a border for a generation of two and then returning to Virginia. Most of my ancestors can be traced back to mid 1600's to mid 1700's, but they are still in America and records are slim to none.
My work is well documented and I am slowly adding family and documentation to Wiki Tree to help others looking for family. I can't express how disgusted I am with the errors on Ancestry trees. Simple errors that if people took the time to look at what they are copying they would see the error.
During the past 15 years I have managed a Yahoo group for the Tucker surname. We have records, photos and over 800 members. When Family Tree YDNA testing first started my father volunteered to do the testing for Tucker. I was very surprised at how many unrelated Tucker families there were living in America during the 1600 and 1700's.
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On 22 Jul 2017 at 21:49 GMT Doug Pilant wrote:
Hope to hear from you.
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On 25 Oct 2015 at 23:50 GMT Greg Hays wrote:
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On 9 May 2015 at 20:40 GMT Rebecca (Tucker) Morris wrote:
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