Saturday, December 1, 2012

GeneaBloggers, blog organization, and updated tree stats!

A very big thank you to GeneaBloggers for linking to my blog :) I was very honored to be accepted into the GeneaBloggers blog database this week.

I added a link to the top bar with my AncestryDNA results. I really enjoy learning about other people's results, so I thought this was an easy way for people to find mine if they are interested. I'm excited to see what new results/data are going to be released after the first of the year.


These next few weeks are going to be very busy for me. I am moving and have started the seeming insurmountable task of packing...

Here is a rundown of what I discovered over the last few days:

  • A quite distant branch of my family was kidnapped by the British during the American Revolution and the whole family was held hostage in Canada for a period of time!
  • Another distant relative in the same branch has a middle name of Elmo!
  • I have been working on a project to display my family tree. While doing this I determined that I have 10 branches that I have traced back further than 7 generations.
  • In comparison, my shortest branch goes back 3 generations.
  • I re-discovered the Green Hills Pioneers website (one of the first places I started researching!). It's a great resource if you have lines that trace back to North-Western Missouri.

Tree Stats

1629 people. 2630 records.
3729 more hints to look through...


  1. Congratulations on your new connection with GeneaBloggers! I just saw the announcement there this morning. Welcome!

    I enjoyed taking a look around your blog. You certainly have some fascinating family stories in your background--lots of ways to pique the reader's interest. It's amazing what we can find out about our ancestors--although, admittedly, 3729 more "hints" seems overwhelming!--just by looking online now. Genealogy research has certainly changed over the years....

    1. Thank you! I'm very honored to be included!

      Yes the hints are overwhelming! I have mixed emotions every time more leaves pop up (happy to have more information! and overwhelmed to have more information!). :)

  2. I enjoyed visiting your site. Welcome to GeneaBloggers!!!

  3. Welcome to GeneaBloggers! I'm glad you joined! Good luck with your move.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion! What a wonderful group!