Oregon, Iowa, Oregon, Washington
|In 1960 I met a
wonderful little lady who started my interest in genealogy. I started
gathering information on my family and my husband's family. My
searching was interrupted during the middle sixties and early seventies
while raising a family of 3 active boys. Don't make the mistake I made
during those early years was not talking to elders of our families.
Please don't make the mistake I did, once they are gone its lots harder
to get the answers to your questions.
The Wallis and Gee side of my family are
always talking about family members, long gone and sometimes forgotten.
My father and Aunt Cleo have brought these people to life for me. I
didn't have the privilege of knowing my father's side of the family as a
child and my mother didn't talk about her side.
For years after we were married my
mother-in-law did not want me to search out any information on the
Bates, White, Harkness and Dodson line. There were some family
connections they didn't want to talk about. She had, however, told us
she was of Native American descent, Cherokee or Pawnee from the Dodson
line. We know this connection is correct, we just don't know for sure
how. So we just keep digging.
In the past I have spent very little time
searching for the Davis, Layton and Spracklen lines. I have gathered a
large collection of pictures, stories and magazine articles on my
grandmother Bessie Layton Davis, many of which are included here.
In about 2000 I met a young man online, who issued the challenge "If you
think you can do better!" Never one to shy away from a challenge, I
learned how to build web pages and spent many happy years working on
AccessGenealogy and helping to develop the Native American portion of
that site. I spent so much time building, I put family genealogy
on the back burner.
Now I spend my time build American History & Genealogy Project back to
what it was many years ago. We have a happy group of workers who are
developing new research pages for the researchers to use in the pursuit
of their families.
With the help of good friends, family, and our three sons, I am learning
how to go on, missing my better half. We would have been married
53 years in April, it was not long enough for me, but all I can think is
God had a reason to call him home.
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