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Gerry Gieger (#47462554)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Gerry Gieger was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and attended Ft. Worth Paschal High School.

Gerry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Texas Wesleyan University, an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mid-Management from Tarrant County College, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University.

He married Frances Loraine Axline of Ft. Worth. They had four sons and three daughters, and presently have seven granddaughters, ten grandsons, and eight great-grandchildren. Frances passed away in 1998.

Gerry is a fourth & fifth generation Native Texan, a Compatriot of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Society of the War of 1812-14, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, a lineal member of the Georgia Salzburger Society, an Associate member of First Families of Muskingum County, Ohio, a retired Director of the Ft. Worth Genealogical Society, and Vice President of the Everman (Texas) Area Historical Society. He is actively involved in his Church and currently resides in Crowley, Texas, USA.
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Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
More on Indian DNA
Hi, again, Gerry,

Remember, while you get half your DNA from each parent, only about 25% comes from each grandparent, and only about 12.5% from a great-grandparent, 6.25% from a great-great-grandparent, 3.125% from a third great-grandparent, and only 1.5625% from a fourth great-grandparent. While I love the stories about my grandmother’s grandmother and feel close to her, I have only inherited about 6.25% of her ancestry. I have to go back to a great-great-great-great-grandparent, less than 2% of my ancestry, living during the era of the American Revolution to get back to someone who identified as Indian. That 1.5625% of my ancestry is often is not enough to register.

Added by Sharlotte Neely Donnelly on Jun 07, 2016 12:52 PM
Sharlotte Neely Donnelly
Indian DNA
Hi, Gerry,

I have removed your name as you requested. An important point about American Indian (Native American) DNA ancestry should, however, be made. First, companies that analyze one's DNA often exclude any that is less than 2%. So, for example, if one's Native American ancestry was only 1%, many companies would report that as zero Native American ancestry.

Also, anthropologist Mary Helms created the term “colonial Indian tribes” in the 1960s to refer to societies which originated as recognizable entities only as a direct result of colonial policies. Colonial tribes are often a racially mixed people that over time became identified more with their Indian ancestry rather than their African or white ancestry. These groups are culturally Indian while ultimately having little, if any, Indian DNA. Colonial tribes include groups as diverse as the Miskito Indians of eastern Nicaragua, various Amazon tribes in Brazil, the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina, the Black Seminoles of Oklahoma, and many others. The term colonial tribe attempts to get at the idea that someone can be culturally something (American Indian, for example) without being biologically something. So, it should not be surprising that someone with, for example, a Lumbee Indian ancestor would not necessarily test as having significant American Indian DNA.

Added by Sharlotte Neely Donnelly on Jun 07, 2016 12:36 PM
RE: Henry Basford Clark Memorial #22367893
Gerry - sent you an email of findings. Good Luck.
Added by PC on Mar 29, 2016 4:56 PM
RE: Henry Basford Clark Memorial #22367893
Gerry, I would be proud to help in any way I can, but ask that you link me to the source of your inquiry. My walkabouts covered much ground in years past - ground that I no longer can walk. I am now an "armchair hunter".
Added by PC on Mar 28, 2016 7:47 PM
Pamela Myers-Grewell
Re: Peter Ginther
You're more than welcome to use the photo. Thanks for asking! :)
Added by Pamela Myers-Grewell on Feb 01, 2016 6:38 AM
RE: Rev. John Simpson grave marker
Yes, you have permission to use the photo.


Added by L N M W H on Nov 03, 2015 6:11 PM
RE: Photo
You are welcome, I couldn't find any other Gieger, in the Muskogee County databases.

Added by Rick on Oct 05, 2015 2:52 PM
Linda Cardenas
Emily Weeks
I cannot remove something that you added. You will have to delete it yourself, sorry.
Added by Linda Cardenas on Dec 26, 2014 8:19 PM
RE: Beatrice Axline Find-a-grave Memorial
"Beatrice Axline Find-a-grave Memorial
#41889213. Not sure who put those two questions on this Memorial but I can answer both of them..."

Mr Gieger, I am sure Beckie Saar Leone, to whom I transferred this memorial, will be thrilled to hear from you!
Added by Deb on Dec 19, 2014 10:30 AM
Betty Harrigill, Hall
Hello Gerry,
Transferred the Talco person we emailed about. Hope you and your family had a blessed Thanksgiving.
Added by Betty Harrigill, Hall on Nov 27, 2014 12:29 PM
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