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Victoria Taylor-True (#47036752)
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Bio Photo Hi! Welcome to my little part of the world at Life in the Past Lane. [Online 10 years but offline for now]
Honoring the past generations, helping families to find their ancestors and finding out how many of us all have a connection and many more cuzins than we ever dreamed. Finding our ancestors and walking through the lands of times past.

I only work on genealogy on days ending in "Y" ©

For the cuzins I have met previously "Hi" and for the new cuzins I hope to meet "HI" to you to.
We have many many paths to walk that our ancestors walked, and our time here is in honor to them.

6-2013 NOTICE: PHOTOS of family members of my current lines - DO NOT TAKE without asking!!!! I have recently found my parents grandparents aunts uncles on other personal sites and have NO IDEA of when the cuzin took them or who they are. We are online to share information with family: BUT not without asking .. COPYRIGHT photos of precious parent /family photos etc are NOT TO BE TAKEN!!
Ask and see what happens ;-> !!!!

I leave "Daisys" on all family members that are in my data and lines [direct and extended].
I leave other flowers for memorials I have help link up and/or helped someone else with.
Other flowers also can mean I havent located or logged them in my data . We all have ALOT of branches and trees to climb and explore.

I do enter cemeteries when possible. It is to help others find their family members as well as it probably has an ancestor or two of mine.
I am not about numbers , I am about family and heritage and our ancestors. If I have a memorial that is part of your family line, I dont mind transfering [as long as it isnt part of my direct]. If I have made an error, just let me know and if I have dupped in error. Just let me know where and who. We have many generations , with so many simular names - errors are possible . But puzzles are so much fun finding validation of one piece at a time, till the picture among the pieces start to take form.

I do choose to post death certificates. DC's help with family medical history documenting. We all need to know what our family medical history was/is also.

Dates on papers, bibles, headstones, & certificates may vary. We are working through our families pasts and lives and getting the dates may sometimes be the best drawn conclusion that is to be drawn.

My immediate direct lines I am working with are:
Ward, Pennington, [Taylor-Gardner] Chapman, Lawless
Direct GG+ Grandparent lines:
Adkins, Anderson, Bawle, Beaumont, Belcher, Blevins , Brockett, Canoe, Carpenter, Cock, Coleman, +++[will update list again]

My Mother Mary Jane Gardner Taylor passed away Dec 26,2011. She did so enjoy learning of all my new finds and helping as she could, to fill in missing information and facts. She will be greatly missed by so many family members and friends.

My Uncle James Edward Gardner passed away April 8 2012. He was the last of the family line of that group. Such a sad feeling of seeing the family lines end, but the next geneation now becomes the "Elders".

Eagle Clan Woman Elder , AST
Victoria Spirit Owl Searching

I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father and his father and all our fathers, and in front to see my son and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes. As I felt so they had felt, and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end. And the hand of his father grasped my father's hand and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time That Was to Time That Is and Is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link. And we found that we were one....

From: "How Green Was My Valley", by Richard Llewellyn

A Prayer for Genealogists
Lord, help me dig into the past
 And sift the sands of time,
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
On which my fathers trod,
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt;

Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
my soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
that ends the same as mine.
N. Curtis Woods

WARNING....GENEALOGY POX; [very contagious to adults]

Continual complaints as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries, courthouses and internet, Has compulsion to write letters and send e-mail. Swears at mailman when he doesn't stop and leave mail. Frenquents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls. Hides phone bills from spouse and mumbles to [him or her] self. Has strange far away look in eyes.

Medication is useless. There is no known cure. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogy magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone.

The unusual nature of this disease is...the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she seems to enjoy it!

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Ilene McCallson
Changed info
I added Ehtel's parents.
I'm Nina Rust grandchild. My mother was her daughter Emma.
Glad to see family????adding information. How are you related
Added by Ilene McCallson on Apr 21, 2014 8:41 AM
Elisabeth Pennington
RE: Jimmy Pennington
I am sorry for the delay. I just now checking them. I didn't know I had messages. I will link them. You can email me at Just type in Pennington Research in the subject
Added by Elisabeth Pennington on Apr 18, 2014 9:27 AM
Denny Roach
RE: Osborne Ancestry

I have the Osborne family documented in Lee, Owsley and Harlan Counties. They were also tied in with the Howard family. Let me know who you are looking for and might be able to help.

Added by Denny Roach on Apr 15, 2014 3:24 PM
Kathleen Williams
Rev Troy Osborne - Mountain View
I posted a photo of the monument , but there is a duplicate listing.
Added by Kathleen Williams on Apr 14, 2014 9:18 PM
Bob Copeland
Dragging Canoe
Thanks for calling the dup. of his memorial. I have deleted my memorial
Added by Bob Copeland on Apr 11, 2014 7:12 PM
Barbara Mogush
Genealogy Pox

I enjoyed reading your description of Genealogy Pox which I know I have! I just found a relative of mine buried in this cemetery (Konnarock). I hope to get a photo of her headstone for her great- granddaughter who lives in Texas. Thank you for posting Sarah Thrush's memorial!

Barbara Mogush
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Added by Barbara Mogush on Apr 09, 2014 8:40 PM
Mary A.
Allen Burton # 89584158
Just received your request to remove my memorial for Allen since it is a dup of the one list above. I've been ill and haven't fully recovered. In looking into the info on the this site and mine I see a major difference in children. Because my mind is a little foggy, I don't want to do this right now. I do plan on following up on it though and appreciate your letting me know. :) Allen is my 3rd great grandfather if I've followed the family line properly (which is what I want to check).
Are you a long-lost 'cuzin'?

Thanks for bringing this to my attention and know I will deal with it as soon as I can.
Added by Mary A. on Apr 09, 2014 2:19 PM
Aunt Gail
RE: Billy Ray Banks 27720810
Victoria, I added info on Billy Ray/Coy Banks and previous info on Banner Banks. Please email me
Added by Aunt Gail on Apr 09, 2014 1:44 PM
RE: re Cynthia Jenkins 59270878
Will do. It took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about . I have more info on a couple more children that I will send you. Cynthia's Jenkins was my great grandmother on my mother's side.
Thank You!
Added by hrforever1 on Apr 09, 2014 1:02 PM
Eddy Dodson
RE: Hi
Trying sending emails again and I will see what I can do
Added by Eddy Dodson on Apr 08, 2014 7:34 PM
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