My name is Debbie and I live in Salt Lake City, UT. I've been researching my family since I was about 12 years old, sitting at my grand mother's knee listening to her 'stories.'
I call it 'hunting my dead people' although I've found many wonderful 'live' ones as well.
My family surnames are: WAFORD, WAFFORD, WARFORD, WORFORD, PATTON, HULS, THOMAS, WEAVER, McKNIGHT, KIMBRELL, KIMBRIEL, CHILDRESS
Vacations are spent visiting locations where ancestors lived, finding the homesteads, walking the cemeteries and dusting out the courthouse and clerk's office. I always carry butcher paper, crayons, a jug of water, whisk broom and grass clippers. I also have a set of dowsing rods. I like to be prepared. :-)
My business associates know that 'if you travel with Debbie, you can expect her to drag you to a cemetery. Even in China!'
Happy Hunting to all of you!