Being retired, I find myself with more time on my hands and a desire to do more research for our ancestors in our large family. I felt the need to carry on the works of an aunt, Mary Hester Enlow McCubbin memorial # 70405630, who started her journey nearly 60 years ago. I have followed the paths she marked and hope to contribute and complete our family history for my family, siblings, and cousins. Her work was done by foot, tracing our ancestors through family records, court records, census and tax records and other descendants of our lines. I hope to complete what she started so many years ago and find our ancestors, many of which, I never knew; tell their story and leave their footprints for my children and grandchildren to follow.
My journey started in 1980 after the death of my grandmother who helped me by providing names and dates of family members to create my starting point. Back then, the internet was in infancy and not much was available online, so I took the documents left to me to sort through and begin my journey. Today, we've come a long way, and I am proud to be among other genealogist who love to tell the stories of the pioneers in our and others' family history.
Now, I find myself searching, matching and sorting through thousands of records, old publications, old family pictures and notes putting life into the faded, torn and tattered pages of my aunts research. I know my mom and my aunt smile upon me knowing I took the challenge to carry on her work.
I ran across an article which says so much for what we do and I will share, in part with you:
"In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves." by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."
I enjoy what I do. I have moments of excitement paired with moments of silence and sorrow, but my quest is to continue my journey, and complete my task of love.
I was born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky; returned to my birthplace in 1996 until 2011 then moved back to Louisville after 17 years in Bardstown. I have personally transcribed all the burials at First Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky and have provided pictures of headstones where none were present before. This information has been uploaded on Find-A-Grave to be shared with other families, researchers, and genealogist. I am still a member of the church as were many of my ancestors and have served on the Cemetery Committee as well as several other positions with the church. I will try to keep this cemetery updated along with photos of monuments as they are placed.
Names in my research which are significant to me are: BARNES, BRUCE, ENLOW, GREENWELL, KENDALL, LARUE, SWANGO, WATSON, and WRIGHT.
Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for using Find-A-Grave, the first Memorial site online.
Last but not least, if any memorial I have uploaded is a direct relative, and not a direct relationship of mine, I would be happy to transfer the memorial to you for management; following the guidelines of Find A Grave. Just contact me through the Edit tab on the memorial and I will be happy to transfer.
If you'd like a copy of a picture I have posted to a memorial, simply copy and paste. I ask only that you give me credit for the photo/s...Virginia 'Ginni' Wright # 47274024 at Find-A-Grave has given me permission to use this photo in my family tree.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy your journey! There's still so much to uncover and explore.