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I began this journey to discover who my ancestors were, how they lived and where their dreams took them. As a very young child, I lived and dreamed myself inside the contents of three suitcases and two scrapbooks that were filled with photos and keepsakes from my parent's childhoods and glimpses of the grandparents I never knew.

Yet...this was only the beginning.

I began my research just prior to the death of my mother in 2007 and it has become not only my favorite pastime, but almost my driving purpose. I had hoped to find many things when I started, but what I was not expecting was to find new family members, amazing cousins and a community of genealogist who are beyond generous, who take photos, share research and go above and beyond to help bring you closer to those who came before.

I am researching the following Surnames:
Silagy/Szilagyi (Hungary, Brooklyn New York, Gardena, California)
Lackey (McAlester, Oklahoma, Tupelo, Mississippi)
Riley (Pontotoc, Union, and Lee counties Mississippi)
Brown (Brooklyn)*Name change-Russell to Brown
Russell (Brooklyn)
Knight (Brooklyn)
Copeland (Lindale,Texas, McMinn, Tennessee, Walker, Georgia, Spartanburg, South Carolina)
Ogburn (Lindale, Texas, Henry, Tennessee)
Starr (Starrville, Texas, Macon, Alabama)

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