I started researching our family history in the fall of 2000 with some encouragement from my dad. I grew up as the only grandchild living in the same town with both sets of grandparents and one great-grandmother. I had another great-grandmother that lived in Oklahoma until I was in my 30s. My dad's father passed away when I was a teenager and I was not smart enough to ask him all the questions I now wish I had. We only had pieces of information to start our research on. It seems that my grandfather was rasied by his maternal grandparents because his mother died when he was only 7 years old and he was the oldest of 5 children. We also found that our last name was not our actual bloodline. My great grandfather had assumed the name of the family that raised him, because his mother also died when he was an infant. This information is what drives me to continue our family research. In the short time that I have been digging up this information I have found a lot of interesting and fun facts, but most of all I am happy about the other branches of our family I have discovered. It is great when they have photos and information to share. This creates the bond that makes the roots stonger in our family tree.
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