I made my very first, handwritten "family tree" when I was about 13 years old. I've never stopped looking into my ancestors since! I've spent hundreds if not thousands of hours of time researching my tree and have finally decided to share it here on WikiTree so that when I am gone, my work will survive me. I also hope that others may find a connection to their own roots through some of my own.
I am a fine mix of many different backgrounds. My recent ancestors were in the Stuttgart - Kornwestheim region for the past 500+ years. I am a 7th cousin, 3X removed from General Erwin Rommel. I was informed as a child that we were 9th cousins but not until December 2014 was I finally able to piece the final puzzle section into my tree.
I also have half of my ancestors from Northern Ireland, Londonderry, Tyrone, Strabane, Antrim, and other areas close by. I am a “V” or sub V24 by mitochondrial DNA and am finding it difficult to find matches on my maternal side.
I have other ancestors from Northern Ireland, Finland, Norway, and Scotland. I'm 99% European - Scandinavian, Saami, Finn, Swedish, German, French, Irish, Scottish, Swiss, Greek, Russian even Artic Indian. Our ancient ancestors walked all over Europe!'
I don't take genealogy lightly, it is a lot of hard work. Please do your own homework and research before requesting to merge records!
Currently trying to break a wall on the Scott-Scott/ Scott-Campbell/McCord-Carlisle/ Hempton or Hampton - Stewart lines, all of Ireland and or Scotland. I have yet to connect to Scotland with my great grandmother Carlisle, the name is so common I don’t know if I will ever be able to find her family. ** My sister too the National Geographic DNA test which FINALLY has proven what our maternal grandmother had told us as children! She told us we were related to Mary, Queen of Scots via our Stewart-Campbell line.*** This is something else I would also love to get connected during my lifetime.
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