Eva Myrick

Eva Myrick

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I have been married for 50 years to a wonderful man. My husband and I are descendants of the original Americans.

Have been an avid reader since I learned to read at age 5, which earned me many awards during my school years. It has helped over the years in my genealogical research. Those I have taught, I stressed it is the most important part of genealogical research other than documentation.

Am a family historian and have spent 35 plus years doing genealogical research tracing some family lines back as far as 800 in documents.

Have obtained official records from Wales, Australia, England,Canada, Germany and all across the United States. In doing so I have located distant cousins.
One set of my German ( gr. gr. grandparents) ancestors arrived in the USA in 1867 and I located a cousin in Germany that her Great Great grandparents are also my Great Great Grandparents. Pretty neat huh?
Until 20 years ago I knew nothing about that side of my family except my grandfather's name.

I have spent my life tracing families and spending thousands of dollars obtaining official records, old wills and estate records, birth and death cert, marriage and divorce records,
citizenship and oat of allegiance papers, land records, homestead records, bounty land warrants and deed records, American Rev War files, Civil War documents and files and other military records, ship records, census records, cemetery records and Native American research. Most of which was done before there was easy internet research sites. And in the past sharing it all with whom ever contacted me.

Locating 100's of old Newspaper articles in this county and in others. Anything that would document family ties. Tracing collateral lines as far as possible back. This leaves me open to help other researchers that I or my husband don't have ties to.

These records are housed in 80 plus six inch thick ring blinders and I have a number of boxes full waiting to be archived. I have collected old tin type and photos into the mid 1800's and copied and added to the files. When I am gone all my records will be turned over to LDS (Mormons) in Salt Lake City so they can be copied so future researchers can document their ancestors easier and maybe even see what their ancestors looked like.

I also like locating old photos in junk and antique stores that has information on the photo and tracing the original family and finding their descendants and turn the photos over them free.

One of my favorite finds was a autograph book from the 1800's that belonged to a girl from Illinois. It had a lot of her cousins and aunts writings in the book, I returned it free to a direct descendant of her's a few years back.

I am a stickler for posting correct information on line for others to find. Once incorrect data is posted online it is hard to get others to believe that it is NOT Correct. In posting undocumented data and guess work harms future researchers and they past it on as fact.

Some have made the accusations that I want only recognition or credit when they locate a posting I have furnished. It is far from the truth, it is very important in genealogical research to know where and who furnished facts and data and to make record of that fact, so if ask later where a researcher obtained their data it can be given and checked out.
I love history and genealogy is a big important part of history. Find A Grave has made it possible
for researchers to locate love ones and ancestors. It has opened up a much needed place to honor those that came before us and leave behind a little of their family history.


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